The Smuggler's Rest, Cloghehead

Locally landed at Port Oriel, Clogherhead our seafood is fresh, healthy and mouthwateringly delicious. Why not sample a selection of local delicacies.

Our Menu

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Starters & Lite Bites

Clogherhead Chowder


An incredible broth with chunks of locally sourced fresh, smoked fish and shellfish in a white wine-based sauce served with fresh soda bread. (1,2,3,4,7,9,12,14) *Ffo*

The Smugg Wings

€10.95 sml | €14.95 lrg

Hot / Cajun Spice / Bbq – Our famous crispy golden wings served with blue cheese dip and celery stick (3,4,6,7,10,11,12) *Ffo*

Classic Caesar Salad


Crisp baby gem lettuce, crispy bacon lardons, garlic and herb croutons, classic caesar dressing and parmesan shavings. (1,3,4,7,12) *Ffo*

Add Chicken … €3 | Add Prawns … €5

Goats Cheese & Beetroot Salad


With candied walnuts and served with dressed baby leaf and balsamic glaze. (1,3,4,7,12) *Ffo*

Smugg Prawn Pil Pil


Freshly caught Dublin Bay prawns sautéed in garlic butter with chili and fresh herbs with lightly toasted ciabatta. (1,2,3,7) *Ffo*

The Captain's Garlic & Chorizo Prawns


Pan seared Dublin Bay prawns with roasted red pepper, chorizo, garlic and chili, finished with peri peri sauce and served with warm sourdough bread (1,2,3,7) *Ffo*

Classic Moules Mariniere


Locally sourced fresh mussels cooked in a beautiful white wine, garlic, herb and cream sauce with fresh soda bread. (1,3,7,12,14) *Ffo*

Smuggler's Scampi Tacos


Our famous panko coated Dublin Bay prawns with fresh mango and pineapple salsa with microgreens served in 2 warm soft taco shell and marie rose sauce (1,2,3,7,8,10,12)

Smugg-tastic Nachos


Warm nachos topped with our house hot sauce, chili beef, jalapeños and melted spicy cheese, topped with a dollop of our sour cream sauce and guacamole (3,6,7,10,12) *Ffo*

Sides & Extra Bites

The Normal Sides

Fresh / Skinny Chips

Upgrade to loaded fries … €2.50

Tempura Battered Onion Rings


Mash Potato


Black Pudding Mash


Side Salad


Garlic Ciabatta


Garlic Ciabatta With Parmesan


Garden Pea Purée


Ruby Slaw


Corn On The Cob


Gluten Free Bread


Brown Soda Bread


Funked Up Sides

Loaded Fries


Buffalo | Cheesy Garlic

Loaded Chili Fries


Baked Potato


Loaded Baked Potato


Cheesy Beans | Spicy Chili Mince and Spicy Cheese


Garlic Mayo




Marie Rose


Sweet Chilli Mayo









The Smugglers Rest beef burger

Mains & Feasts

The Original Smugglers Scampi

€18.50 sml | €26.50 lrg

Dublin Bay prawns cooked to perfection in a light and crispy breadcrumb, served with fresh chips and a choicde of dipping sauce (tartare, Marie Rose sauce or garlic mayo) (1,2,3,7,10,12)

Spice up your scampi … Cajun or Lemon and Pepper flavour available … add €1

The Cajun Scampi

€18 sml | €26 lrg

Cajun spiced fresh scampi coated in panko breadcrumbs with garlic mayo and Marie-Rose sauce served with fresh chips (1,2,3,7,10,12)

The Fresh Lemon & Pepper Scampi

€18 sml | €26 lrg

Lemon Infused fresh scampi coated in panko breadcrumbs served with a lemon &and black pepper aioli and Marie Rose. Served with fresh chips. (1,2,3,7,10,12)

Captain's Fish & Chips


Clogherhead fresh fish, golden battered with fresh chips, garden pea purée and homemade tartare sauce (1,3,4,7,12)

Pan Seared Hake & Spinach Crumb


Fresh fillet of hake pan seared and served with a spinach crumb, black pudding mash with a samphire cream sauce (1,3,4,7,12)

Crab & Prawn Pil Pil Combo


Incredible Dunany crab and Dublin Bay prawns sautéed in garlic butter with chilli and fresh herbs with lightly toasted ciabatta served on a bed of salad and a side of chips (1,2,7,12)

Smuggler's Spicy Prawn Linguini


Dublin Bay prawns tossed with garlic and chili, finished with spiced tomato sauce, spinach and linguini pasta (1,2,7,12)

Add Garlic Bread … €1.50

Chicken With Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce


Succulent breast of chicken in a creamy wild mushroom sauce served with mash potato and tender-stem broccoli (7,12) *Gfo*

Smuggler's Butternut Squash Risotto


Sautéed butternut squash cooked in white wine and garlic cream, finish with peas, baby spinach and parmesan shavings (7,9,12) *Gfo*

Add Chicken … €3 | Add Prawns … €5

Smuggler's Ribs


Slow cooked pork ribs in our homemade Tennessee honey whiskey BBQ sauce served with chips, ruby slaw and charred corn on the cob (6,10,11,12) *Ffo*

The Beef Burger


8oz burger in a brioche bun with smoked cheese, sliced gherkin, crisp lettuce, tomato, pickled onion and Ballymaloe relish (1,3,7,10,12)

The Sloppy Smugg Burger


Grilled 8oz beef burger topped with chili mince, crispy onions, spicy cheese, toasted brioche, garlic mayo, iceberg lettuce (1,3,7,9,10,12)

The Chicken Burger


Chunky chicken fillet coated in our secret spices in a brioche bun with crispy shredded lettuce, tomato, ruby slaw and garlic mayo (1,3,7,10,12)

Hot N Spicy Chicken Burger


The original burger with a twist! Coated In hot sauce, topped with jalapeños, spicy cheese on a toasted brioche bun with garlic mayo and crispy lettuce (1,3,7,10,12)

Little Pirates Menu

Garlic Bread


Kids Soup Of The Day


Penne Pasta


in tomato sauce

Chicken Goujons


and skinny chips

Cocktail Sausages


and skinny chips



and skinny chips

Kids Fish & Chips


and skinny chips

Kids Burger


and skinny chips

Extra topping … €1.00

Baby Bowl


mash and gravy / mash and soup

Little Pirates Desserts

Kids Ice Cream - 2 Scoops


Strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, mint

Add marshmallows … 50c
Add rainbow sprinkles … 50c

Kids Brownie Sundae

The Smugglers Rest beef burger

1. Cereals Containing Gluten | 2. Crustaceans | 3. Eggs | 4. Fish | 5. Peanuts| 6. Soybeans | 7. Milk | 8. Nuts | 9. Celery | 10. Mustard | 11. Sesame Seeds | 12. Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphates | 13. Lupin | 14. Molluscs.
*Please Inform Your Server About Any Allergies*

*Ffo* Free from gluten option

Come and see, eat and admire Louth. Sealouth is a new scenic seafood trail that captures what’s best about County Louth’s 70 km+ coastline, the stunning scenery and, of course, the finest local seafood. For more info ask any member of staff and make sure to check out the website

Welcome to The Smuggler’s Rest, Clogherhead

The Smuggler's Rest

Harbour Road,
Co. Louth.
A92 XH2D

041 988 9302

[email protected]

Opening Hours

5pm - 9pm (food, bar late)
5pm - 9pm (bar late)
1pm - 7.30pm (bar late)
1pm - 7pm (bar late)

Enjoy ALCOHOL sensibly. Visit 

Monday - Wednesday

Available for private party bookings

Thursday - Sunday

Bar available until late

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