Counties Mayo & Sligo restaurants

Top Choice Pub Food in Sligo Town


You'll have a hard time leaving this superb 1868 pub with its winning blend of old-world fittings and gastropub style. The uneven floors, peat fire, antique signage, snug corners and bowed shelves laden down with an…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Castlebar

Rua Deli & Cafe

Just off the Mall (the gorgeous green near the heart of town) and near the Courthouse, this gourmet deli and cafe champions artisan, organic produce, Carrowholly cheese, Ballina smoked salmon and luscious prepared f…
Top Choice Seafood in Mullaghmore

Eithna's by the Sea

With a view over the bay at Mullaghmore, this bright-blue seafood restaurant is a joy, with tables outside for sunny alfresco dining on lobster, shellfish, crab, squid and roasted seaweed. Food comes straight from t…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Cong

Wilde's at the Lodge

Chef Jonathan Keane and his team forage the mussels, wild herbs and flowers that adorn the dishes at this exquisite restaurant within the vast grounds of Ashford Castle. Produce and meat come from organic local supp…
Top Choice Cafe in Newport

Kelly’s Kitchen

The fare of Sean Kelly's much-loved artisan butcher shop (next door) can be sampled here for breakfast and lunch, or you can stop for a coffee break or for a sandwich, a panini or delicious seafood chowder. The huge…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Westport

Pantry & Corkscrew

The heart of Mayo's slow-food movement is found at this narrow little storefront with a turquoise exterior, its walls crammed with pictures. The kitchen has huge talent as the seasonally changing menu shows, with in…
Top Choice Seafood in Achill Island


The proprietors of Keem Bay Fish Products have been serving up their acclaimed smoked local salmon and other delicacies at this restaurant for decades. The menu changes with what's fresh, but expect a meal of the ve…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Sligo Town


Fabio is a local hero for making Ireland's best Italian gelato and sorbets. He uses mostly local and natural ingredients for his changing line-up of flavours. His coffee is good, too, and service comes with a smile.
Top Choice Modern Irish in Strandhill

Trá Bán

With a relaxed atmosphere, this justifiably popular 1st-floor restaurant above the Strand Bar serves excellent pasta, steaks and seafood. If in doubt, the seafood linguini is gorgeous. Book in advance.
Top Choice Irish in Ballina

Library Restaurant

Set in the former library of the eclectically designed former manor of Belleek Castle, this restaurant is the most atmospheric and distinctive choice in town.