County Mayo restaurants

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 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 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.
Top Choice Modern Irish in Westport

An Port Mór

Hidden down a lane off Bridge St, proprietor-chef Frankie Mallon's little restaurant packs quite a punch. It's an intimate place with a series of long narrow rooms and a menu that features excellent meats and much-l…
Top Choice Cafe 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, soup…
Top Choice Seafood 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 fishy creations you can whisk away for a picnic.
Modern Irish in Westport

Idle Wall

Serving local seafood straight off the boats (mussels, oysters, crab, cod and more), this atmospheric restaurant is easily the pick of places to eat on Westport's lively harbourfront. Chef Áine Maguire wins plaudits…