Best restaurants in County Mayo

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants 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 suppliers for a much-lauded, seasonally changing menu, bringing the chance to sample many dishes served on small plates.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Westport

    Pantry & Corkscrew

    The heart of Mayo's slow-food movement is found at this narrow storefront with a turquoise exterior and interior walls crammed with pictures. The kitchen works culinary magic with seasonal, local and organic produce to rustle up stout-braised beef, maple-glazed pork and arancini with jalapeño and Aran Islands feta. Book ahead.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Castlebar

    Rua Deli & Cafe

    Artisan, organic, local food packs the shelves and tables of this gourmet deli-cafe. Picnic goodies include Carrowholly cheese, Ballina smoked salmon and luscious salads. Upstairs, amid artfully mismatched furniture, Mayo produce is teamed with global flavours such as harrisa, pesto and toasted seeds.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants 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 stop for a coffee, a sandwich or some delicious seafood chowder.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Ballina

    Library Restaurant

    Set in the splendid manor house of Belleek Castle, the Library serves up elegant, acclaimed modern Irish cuisine that showcases local meat, fish and game. It also delivers a sumptuous afternoon tea (per person €34) and a great-value three-course early-evening menu (€34), between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Achill Island

    Chalet

    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 very best seafood.

  • Restaurants in Westport

    Sage

    A wave of aromas hits as you walk through the door of this stylish restaurant, artfully run by Shteryo Yurukov and Eva Ivanova. Foraged, wild and local ingredients are the mainstays, as are innovative flavour combinations – crab claws with wild garlic, a bitter coastline salad and free-range chicken with wild mushroom sauce.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Westport

    An Port Mór

    Proprietor-chef Frankie Mallon's little restaurant packs a big punch. It's an intimate place with a series of long narrow rooms and a menu featuring gutsy flavours, excellent meats and much-lauded seafood (try the excellent Clew Bay scallops). Just about everything is procured from the region.

  • Restaurants in Westport

    Helm

    Fittingly for a pub set beside a boat-backed quay, Helm showcases the freshest Irish seafood, with chefs working with fish caught between Rossaveal in County Galway and Ballina in County Mayo. Regulars on the menu include salmon stuffed with spinach and prawns, and perfectly cooked black sole on the bone.

  • Restaurants in Mullet Peninsula

    Talbot's Seafood Lodge

    Fishing-themed decor festoons this welcoming restaurant-bar where local seafood is firmly to the fore, with lobster, crab claws and an excellent fish pie all on offer. Or opt for a cheaper pizza.

  • Restaurants in Westport

    McCormack's at the Andrew Stone Gallery

    Upstairs above the Westport hubbub, there's excellent food on offer at this family-run bakery and lunch cafe, which has been in business for decades and sources its fare from the best local producers. In a hurry? Grab a scone to go. Otherwise sit down for a vegetable soup with brown bread (€5).

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Cong

    Hungry Monk

    With the warmest of welcomes, this simple cafe with bright colours and artfully mismatched, distressed furniture is a perfect refuge on a misty day. Locally sourced ingredients make up the excellent sandwiches, soups and salads, the luscious cakes are homemade and the coffee is excellent.

  • Restaurants in Westport

    Sol Rio

    The extensive menu here ranges from pizza and pasta to organic meat and fish. Carefully chosen ingredients are combined cleverly, whether you pause at the simple cafe downstairs or the more stylish restaurant upstairs. The deli is famous for its egg-custard pastries.

  • Restaurants in Westport

    Creel

    With its lively chatter, superb cakes and all-day brunches, Creel conjures up inventive treatments with traditional Mayo ingredients. Lunch might be a warming chicken noodle soup or a vivid, seed-scattered salad; puddings span rhubarb crumble to lemon meringue pie.

  • Restaurants in Achill Island

    Mickey's Bar

    Friendly village pub Mickey's draws the locals for gossip, the occasional sing-a-long and simple but excellent seafood: smoked salmon, mussels and crab claws.

  • Restaurants in Achill Island

    Cottage

    The perfect pause to soak up the charms of the little seaside village of Dugort, the Cottage offers fab coffees and baked goods plus a tasty variety of sandwiches, seafood, and vegetarian and vegan specials. Relax outside at a picnic table with views.

  • Restaurants in Cong

    Fennel Seed Restaurant

    Denis Lenihan's culinary skills enjoy widespread acclaim, so make sure you don't miss the signature 'smoky bake' pie, stuffed with trout, salmon, mackerel, haddock and knockout flavour. Bar food is served in the adjoining Crowe's Nest Pub until 7pm.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Ballina

    Clarke's Seafood Delicatessen

    Couldn't catch a salmon? The wizards at award-winning Clarke's will sell you their house oak-smoked salmon in myriad forms, plus all manner of other picnic-friendly fishy creations. If you have caught your own fish, they'll smoke it for you too.

  • Restaurants in Louisburgh

    Good Grazing

    A surfboard propped up in a corner and a pool table in the middle help lend this diner a laid-back air. Irish ingredients pack a menu that's strong on burgers, hot dogs and fries. The Facebook page features regular menu updates.

  • Restaurants in Louisburgh

    Louisburgh 74

    The unmistakable vibe of a proper neighbourhood cafe pervades this eatery, where folks chat surrounded by pine tables and bookcases. There’s a firm focus on home cooked cakes and scones, and the coffee is first rate.