Top Choice Modern Irish in Slane

Conyngham Arms

Some of the county's finest cooking is at the back of the beautiful Conyngham Arms hotel. Starters such as mozzarella, tomato and blood-orange salad with white-truffle vinaigrette are followed by amazing mains – Mea…
International in Trim


The eclectic menu at this buzzing, laid-back local favourite spans seafood pasta to teriyaki chicken with noodles and fajitas.
Bistro in Kells

Vanilla Pod

Bright and modern, this restaurant inside the Headfort Arms Hotel features an ambitious bistro-style menu. The food is well prepared and sourced locally; dishes range from honey-glazed duck breast to Glen Boy organi…
Cafe in Brú na Bóinne

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre Cafe

On the lower level of the Brú na Bóinne visitor centre, this surprisingly good cafe's extensive vegetarian options include nut and lentil loaf, and eggplant and zucchini cake, plus plenty of other treats like salmon…
Bakery in Slane

George's Patisserie

Delicious picnic fare at this sweet little spot includes scones, cakes and specialities such as mini-apple-crumble tarts and wonderful bread. Light snacks like quiches and sandwiches are also available to take away …
Cafe in Tara

McGuires Coffee Shop

If a walk on the Hill of Tara has worked up an appetite, this restaurant/cafe and souvenir shop at the base can restore you with wholesome fare such as wild-mushroom and pea risotto, goat's-cheese salad, smoked-salm…
Bakery in Trim

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-bursting sandwiches. There are outside tables in fine weather.
Bakery in Slane

Slane Bake

Chocolate Guinness cake, red velvet cake, apple tarts and salted peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes are among the goodies in store at this tantalising bakery, along with classic Irish soda bread.
Steak in Trim


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 from fish and vegetarian dishes such as pastas. They also do…
Cafe in Trim

The Kitchen

A fresh addition to Trim's daytime dining scene, The Kitchen cooks up homemade lasagne, filled baked potatoes, tortilla wraps and other light bites in exposed brick surrounds, and brews smooth Segafredo coffee. Brea…