Spinners on Castle St

Top choice modern irish in Birr

On Castle St as it hits the bend by the castle wall, this alluring restaurant is part of a complex that spans five restored Georgian houses. The bar is the perfect place to pause with a cheeseboard or burger, while the restaurant has a seasonal menu that includes steaks and seafood. Service is excellent as is the wine and drinks list.

Stylish rooms upstairs are €80 to €140, all with breakfast.