Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Dundalk

Strandfield

On a working farm, this skylit, retrofitted barn houses a wondrous bakery, deli, florist and homewares shop as well as all-organic vegetarian cafe. For breakfast, expect French toast with walnuts and honey or smashe…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Dundalk

Eno

Bare boards, bold colours and conversation-piece objets d'art established Eno as central Dundalk's best restaurant, along with outstanding wood-fired pizzas and Med-inspired dishes such as angel-hair pasta with Duna…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Drogheda

Kitchen

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 ingredients such as Cypriot halloumi and Serrano ham. Breads are…
Seafood in Around Drogheda

Coastguard Seafoods

On menus throughout Ireland, you'll see fêted Annagassan smoked salmon, which is oak-smoked here in the village by fisherman Terry Butterly. Call in advance to check someone's around, and look for the green door to …
Cafe in Carlingford

Liberty Cafe

Set over two levels, Liberty has brightly coloured flowers painted on its whitewashed exterior and mismatched vintage furniture inside. Freshly made dishes include soups such as spiced lentil and pumpkin or carrot a…
Modern Irish in Carlingford

Bay Tree

Simple, stylishly presented dishes made from seasonal locally sourced ingredients (some grown in its own polytunnel) at this little restaurant attached to Belvedere House include squash and mushroom agnolotti with s…
Cafe in Carlingford

Ruby Ellen's Tea Rooms

In a charming cottage with eggshell-blue walls, mismatched chairs and lace tablecloths, Ruby Ellen's serves wraps, bagels, jacket potatoes with gourmet toppings such as smoked salmon, crab meat and lemon zest, or po…
Irish in Drogheda

Black Bull

Topped by a gleaming golden (not black) bull, this cosy pub has low ceilings and candlelit corners. The modern extension houses a spacious restaurant serving solidly good pub standards such as steaks you cook yourse…
Pub Food in Carlingford

PJ O'Hares

Hearty main courses at this award-winning gastro pub include pies (beef and Guinness or salmon, cod and cockle), but you can easily fill up on tapas-style starters including Carlingford oysters. Weather depending, h…
Cafe in Carlingford

McAteers the Food House

Pick up picnic ingredients, sandwiches and wraps at McAteers, or sit down for breakfast (eg bacon and goat's cheese omelettes) or light, healthy lunch dishes like baked tomato and pesto bruschetta or superfood salad…