Must see restaurants in Counties Meath, Louth, Cavan & Monaghan

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    Browne's Bar

    Even if you're not touring Slane Castle, don't miss a meal at its bar. Decorated with framed photos of rock stars who've performed at the castle's…

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    On a working farm, this skylit, retrofitted barn houses a wondrous bakery, deli, florist and homewares shop as well as an all-organic vegetarian cafe. For…

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    Fronted by a sage-green facade, Drogheda's best restaurant is aptly named for its shiny open kitchen. Organic local produce is used along with worldly…

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    Tankardstown House

    Restored by the owners of the Conyngham Arms, this spectacular manor house and orangery on 32 hectares 10km northwest of Slane dates from the 18th century…

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    Vanilla Pod

    Bright and contemporary, this restaurant inside the Headfort Arms Hotel features an ambitious bistro-style menu. Well-prepared dishes from seasonal,…

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    Inside Out

    Opening to a fairy-lit garden, split-level Inside Out blends premium Irish produce and Mediterranean flavours. Slane Whiskey–marinated spatchcock chicken…

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    Black Bull

    Topped by a gleaming golden (not black) bull, this cosy pub has low ceilings, candlelit corners and a centrepiece glass table filled with illuminated…

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    Conyngham Arms

    At the back of the Conyngham Arms hotel, its restaurant serves upmarket pub fare: smoked cod chowder, herb-crusted Camembert with red-currant jam, spiced…

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    Hidden down a small flight of steps and opening to a sunny courtyard, this convivial cellar bistro has a great selection of Mediterranean tapas dishes,…

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    Harvest Home Bakery

    This little gem sells delicious breads, cakes, pies and biscuits (including sugar- and gluten-free options), as well as homemade soups and full-to…

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    Cooked-to-order dry-aged steaks from local abattoir-butcher Coogan's are the stock-in-trade of this always-packed restaurant, but noncarnivores can choose…

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    McAteers the Food House

    If the goods on display at this deli fire up your appetite, its cafe prepares dishes such as pancakes with bacon and free-range eggs, burgers and open…

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    Located in the Highlanes Gallery, this split-level cafe serves a stylish range of breakfasts, gourmet sandwiches, savoury tarts and daily specials like…

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    George's Patisserie

    Picnic fare at this little spot includes scones, cakes and specialities such as mini-apple-crumble tarts. Light snacks like quiches and sandwiches are…

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    McGuires Coffee Shop

    If a walk on the Hill of Tara has worked up an appetite, this family-friendly restaurant-cafe and souvenir shop at the base can restore you with wholesome…

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    The Kitchen

    The Kitchen cooks up homemade lasagne, filled baked potatoes, tortilla wraps and other light bites in exposed brick surrounds, and brews smooth Segafredo…

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    The eclectic menu at this buzzing spot spans seafood pasta to duck à l'orange and teriyaki chicken with noodles, as well as house-speciality pizzas. Its…

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    Stockwell Artisan Foods Café

    Stripped wooden floors and chunky furniture add to the cosy feel of this cafe, which serves healthy wraps, salads, soups and hot dishes such as fish cakes.