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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Soup Of The Day

Hearty broth sure to warm you up served with fresh soda bread

Hearty Seafood Chowder

An incredible broth with chunks of locally sourced fresh and smoked fish in a white wine based sauce with fresh soda bread

The Smugg Wings

Hot | Peri Peri | BBQ – Our famous crispy golden wings served with blue cheese or garlic mayo dip and celery sticks

Crunchy Caesar Salad

Crisp lettuce, crispy bacon, garlic and herb croutons, caesar dressing and parmesan shavings
Add chicken … €3.00 | Add Fresh Prawns … €4.50

Melted Goats Cheese Salad

Fivemiletown goats cheese grilled to perfection with mixed baby leaves, red onion, candied walnut and succulent beetroot

Prawn Pil Pil

Freshly caught Dublin Bay prawns sauteed in garlic butter with chilli and fresh herbs with garlic ciabatta

Classic Moules Marinere

Locally sourced fresh mussels cooked in a beautiful white wine, garlic herb and cream sauce with fresh soda bread

Smuggler’s Spiced Mussels

Locally sourced fresh mussels with a Smugg twist, simmered in a chorizo, chilli, garlic and tomato sauce

The Original Scampi Tacos

Our famous panko coated Dublin Bay prawns with fresh mango and pineapple salsa with microgreens in a soft taco shell with marie rose sauce

Scampi Tacos Small

As above with 2 tacos

Dunany Crab Claws

Fresh Dunany crab claws tossed in garlic butter and chilli served with garlic ciabatta

The Smugglers Rest beef burger

Mains & Feasts

Smuggler’s Scampi

Our famous panko coated Dublin Bay prawns cooked to perfection and served with rustic chips and homemade tartare or marie rose sauce … Large | Small

The Cajun Scampi

Cajun spice scampi with garlic butter or marie rose sauce

The Garlic Scampi

Garlic coated scampi with garlic or sweet chilli mayo

Captain’s Fish & Chips

Clogherhead fresh fish golden battered with rustic chips or mash, garden pea puree and homemade tartare sauce

Buttermilk Fish & Chips

As above pan fried in a light and tasty buttermilk coating

The Beef Burger

8oz gourmet beef burger in a brioche bun with smoked applewood cheese, sliced gherkin, crisp lettuce, pickled onion and Ballymaloe relish served with rustic chips

The Chicken Burger

Chunky chicken fillet coated in our secret prices in a brioche bun with crisp shredded lettuce, tomato, ruby slaw and garlic mayo served with rustic chips

The Halloumi Burger

Shallow fried halloumi cheese in a brioche bun with crisp shredded lettuce, tomato, sliced avocado and spicy buffalo sauce served with rustic chips

Grilled Lamb Kebab

Succulent and juicy lamb burger in a sourdough flatbread, pickled red onion and drizzled with garlic aioli

Smuggler’s Ribs & Wings

Low cooked pork ribs in our homemade BBQ sauce served with our famous wings in your favourite sauce served with rustic chips

Crab & Prawn Pil Pil Combo

Dunany claws and Dublin Bay prawns in a fresh herb and garlic butter, chilli and white wine sauce with garlic sauteed potatoes and ruby slaw

Slow Braised Beef Cheek

Succulent beef served on a bed of creamy mash, baby carrots and topped with pearl onion jus

Baked Supreme Of Chicken

Supreme of chicken served on a bed of mash, wilted spinach, tender-stem broccoli with creamy mushroom and white wine sauce

Smugg Seafood Pie

Locally sourced fresh and smoked fish in a white wine cream sauce topped with creamy mash and served with tender-stem broccoli and baby carrots

Pasta Gamborini

Linguini pasta and Dublin Bay prawns sauteed in garlic with diced cherry tomatoes finished with fresh herbs, garlic and baby spinach
Add Garlic Bread … €1.50

Mediterranean Risotto

Roasted peppers, onions and fresh tomato tossed in a tomato sauce and finished with shredded basil

Butternut & Pea Risotto

Sauteed butternut squash in a white wine and garlic cream with peas, baby spinach and parmesan shavings

Thai Green Or Red Curry

Sugar snap, garden peas and baby spinach in a traditional Thai coconut curry with scented basmati rice and naan
Add Chicken … €3.00 | Add Prawns … €4.50

The Smugglers Rest beef burger

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 (bar late)
5pm - 9pm (bar late)
1pm - 9pm (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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