Top Choice Modern Irish in Slane

Tankardstown House

Recently 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. Its evening restaurant, Brabazon, is its centrepie…
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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, locally sourced ingredients range from venison with blackberry jus…
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 …
Gastropub in Slane

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 pork sausages with stout black pudding and peat-smoked bacon …
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.
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 vegetarian dishes including sizzling fajitas.
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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, surf and turf salad, smoked baco…
Cafe in Trim

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 coffee. Breakfast is available until midday; you can also get…
International in Trim


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 two-course kids' menu (€8) makes it popular with families.