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Restaurant Awards 2024
Harvey's Point awarded 'Best Hotel Restaurant' and 'Best Wine Experience' at the Ulster Restaurant Awards 2024
Posted on: 2024-04-19 15:56:03Awards & Reviews

"These awards will serve as a beacon of our dedication to providing exceptional service and an unforgettable gastronomic journey."

 Harvey's Point is honored to announce our recent accolades at the prestigious Ulster Restaurant Awards, where we have been bestowed with the titles of 'Best Hotel Restaurant' and 'Best Wine Experience'. This recognition is not only a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence but also a reflection of the dedication and passion that permeates from all our team members.

Our culinary team, under the guidance of Executive Chef Colin Bradley, has consistently endeavored to provide an unparalleled dining experience, blending traditional flavors with innovative techniques to delight the palates of our discerning guests. The award for 'Best Hotel Restaurant' is a tribute to their craftsmanship and an affirmation of our commitment to culinary excellence.

Similarly, our 'Best Wine Experience' accolade underscores our dedication to offering a sophisticated and comprehensive selection of wines, carefully curated to complement our exquisite menu offerings and enhance the overall dining experience.

At Harvey's Point, we believe these awards will serve as a beacon of our dedication to providing exceptional service and an unforgettable gastronomic journey. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our loyal guests and the Irish Restaurant Awards committee for this esteemed recognition. As we celebrate these achievements, we are inspired to set even higher standards, ensuring that Harvey's Point remains synonymous with excellence in hospitality.

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Gold Medal Awards
Harvey's Point wins "Best Guest Experience" at the Gold Medal Awards
Posted on: 2024-02-06 13:51:46Awards & Reviews

Setting the Gold Standard for Exceptional Guest Experiences at the Prestigious Gold Medal Awards."


We are overjoyed to share some exciting news with you – Harvey’s Point has been honoured with prestigious awards that recognise our commitment to excellence!


Best Guest Experience in Ireland:

We are thrilled to announce that Harvey’s Point has been awarded the coveted title of "Best Guest Experience in Ireland." This accolade is a testament to our unwavering dedication to providing unparalleled service and creating memorable experiences for our valued guests.


Silver Award for Best 4-Star Hotel:

In addition to the Best Guest Experience award, we are proud to have received the Silver Award for "Best 4-Star Hotel" at the recent Gold Medal Awards. This recognition reflects our continuous efforts to maintain the highest standards of quality, comfort, and hospitality for our guests.


Now in their 34th year, the Virgin Media Business Gold Medal Awards are recognised as the leading independent awards programme for the Irish hospitality industry. Judged by industry experts, the Virgin Media Business Gold Medal Awards recognise and reward excellence in hospitality and catering operations across the island of Ireland. The winners were announced on Tuesday, the 30th of January at a gala awards ceremony hosted by Anton Savage at The Galmont Hotel & Spa in Galway.

At Harvey’s Point Hotel, our mission has always been to provide a superior guest experience, and these awards are a testament to the passion and hard work of our entire team. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our guests for their continued support and feedback, which inspires us to reach new heights in hospitality.


As we celebrate these achievements, we remain committed to enhancing your stay with us and creating unforgettable moments.

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Honey Baked Ham
Harvey's Point Honey Glazed Baked Ham
Posted on: 2023-12-08 14:31:15Food & Drink


A traditional recipe for that perfect baked ham!

- Use a prime bacon loin & steam at 100°c for 1 hour 30 minutes.

- Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard.

- Once the ham is steamed, drain excess water and glaze the ham with honey & mustard mix.

- Sprinkle a layer of brown sugar on top.

- Roast in a preheated oven at 170°c for 15 minutes.

- Remove from the oven, rest for 15 minutes, carve and enjoy. 

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Award Winning Hotel
TripAdvisor’s No 1 Hotel Ireland 2023
Posted on: 2023-05-30 10:33:48Awards & Reviews
“We did it again… TripAdvisor #1 Hotel in Ireland”, the absolute delight of the Harvey’s Point team who this week are the hugely proud recipient of the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice No. 1 Hotel in Ireland 2023.
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Setting the Gold Standard for Sustainable Excellence
Setting the Gold Standard for Sustainable Excellence!"
Posted on: 2023-05-22 14:39:00Awards & Reviews  |  Team Harvey's
Harvey’s Point is the first hotel in Donegal to be awarded the prestigious Gold Label "This exciting development marks a significant milestone for the company and reinforces its commitment to sustainability.
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Great Place to Work
Great Place To Work
Posted on: 2023-02-03 16:02:53Team Harvey's
It's official Harvey's Point is a great place to work! Last year we started our Great Place to Work journey as part of Failte Ireland's Employer Excellence Program and we were thrilled to be certifed as A Great Place to Work
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Housekeeping Team
Supreme Winners at the IASI Awards
Posted on: 2023-01-24 12:13:09Awards & Reviews
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Red Star Award
Harvey’s Point retain AA Red Star Award for fifth consecutive year
Posted on: 2022-01-26 12:28:57Awards & Reviews
The team at Harvey’s Point is delighted to announce that the hotel has retained the prestigious AA Red Star Award for the fifth time since they first received the accolade in 2017
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Chocolate Chip Cookie
Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Posted on: 2021-09-22 14:09:33Food & Drink
Colin's Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe! This recipe is so easy to follow so it would be ideal for an afternoon activity for the kids and adults too!
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Pizza Pasta Bake
Pizza Pasta Bake Recipe
Posted on: 2021-06-30 17:01:38Food & Drink
As seen on Ireland AM Chef Daniel Lambert's Pizza Pasta Bake This dish has all the flavour of an Italian pizza while in a lovely pasta bake for all the family to enjoy!
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Colin Bradley Head Chef
Posted on: 2021-06-24 09:45:23Food & Drink
After an impressive career working in some of the greatest kitchens in the World under and with some amazing chefs, Colin Bradley returns to Harvey’s Point as Head Chef.
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Espresso Panna Cotta Recipe
Posted on: 2021-03-24 14:12:54
Chef Colin McKee shares his recipe for his famous Espresso Panna Cotta! Impress your loved one with this delicious dish on your next date night!
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TripAdvisor’s No 1 Hotel Ireland 2020
Posted on: 2020-07-31 08:51:43Awards & Reviews
“We did it again… TripAdvisor #1 Hotel in Ireland”, the absolute delight of the Harvey’s Point team who this week are the hugely proud recipient of the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice No. 1 Hotel in Ireland 2020.
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Seafood Chowder
Harvey's Point Seafood Chowder Recipe
Posted on: 2020-04-15 10:32:09Food & Drink
Chowder has long been a favourite here at Harvey’s Point with staff and guests alike and has remained a seasonal staple on our Menu over the years. There’s something about the creamy warmth of Chowder that can instantly make you feel at home.
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Wheaten Bread
Wheaten Bread Recipe
Posted on: 2020-04-07 14:25:09Food & Drink
Next up is our Wheaten Bread - one of our most requested recipes to share!
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harveys point veg soup
Vegetable Soup Recipe
Posted on: 2020-04-03 11:48:08Food & Drink
Harvey’s Point Vegetable Soup is one of the firm favourites for both staff and customers!
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Meat Balls In Tomato Sauce Recipe
Posted on: 2020-03-31 10:37:33Food & Drink
Executive Head Chef, Chris McMenamin shares his Meat Balls in Tomato Sauce. The perfect at home comfort food!
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Venison Stew Recipe
Posted on: 2020-03-12 19:46:10Food & Drink
Chris McMenamin shares his hearty Venison Stew recipe  Venison is a healthy alternative to beef as it is lower in fat. I prefer Venison at this time of year because of its rich gamey flavour and unique taste. When making a good stew you do need a bit of fat so I recommend buying meat from the shoulder, it has a little fat present and has a nice vibrant red colour. Irish venison is best as the deer feed on grass in Spring and Summer, leaving the meat lean and tender. 
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The Grand Ballroom Reveal - Wedding Showcase
Posted on: 2020-03-06 11:49:03Weddings
We had a wonderful evening at our Wedding Showcase on Thursday March 5th to unveil the new look Grand Ballroom at Harvey’s Point Hotel. Having completed the refurbishment in just under 6 weeks, it’s time to begin a new chapter for Weddings at Harvey’s Point and show off our elegant new look Grand Ballroom. 
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Pancakes at Harvey's Point
Harvey's Point Pancakes Recipe
Posted on: 2020-02-25 09:39:47Food & Drink
We don’t really need a reason to eat fluffy pancakes but Pancake or Shrove Tuesday gives us the perfect excuse to consume pancakes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner if we want!
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Harvey Point Hotel Competition #LOVEHARVEYS
Posted on: 2020-02-13 13:41:26Team Harvey's
Love is in the air this week at Harvey's Point and we took a little time to ask our staff why they #loveharveys 
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Wedding Etiquette with Noel Cunningham
Posted on: 2020-02-10 10:34:40Weddings
Let’s talk Wedding Etiquette with Noel Cunningham General Manager here at Harvey’s Point, Noel has long been known for his fabulous style and his knowledge on all things Etiquette related, finally he has put all his expertise into one place with his new book entitled ‘Noel Cunningham’s Guide to Modern Manners’.
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Weddings at Harveys Point
Wedding Chat with Micheál at Harvey’s Point
Posted on: 2019-12-04 15:39:52Weddings
Glenties native Micheál joined Harvey’s Point as Wedding and Events Coordinator in the summer or 2018 and although new to Harvey’s Point, he is no stranger to the Wedding Industry. As the drummer in the ever popular Red Alert
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Real Wedding at Harvey’s Point
Posted on: 2019-12-04 15:07:00Weddings
Grainne & Gareth 05.10.2018 October 5th 2018 was the perfect autumn day; the sun was shining, the sky was blue and there was just a little nip in the air, the weather decided it was going to give Grainne and Gareth a beautiful backdrop to their big day
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