Top Choice Pub Food in Sligo Town


You'll have a hard time leaving this superb 1868 pub with its winning blend of old-world fittings and gastropub style. The uneven floors, peat fire, antique signage, snug corners and bowed shelves laden down with an…
Top Choice Seafood in Mullaghmore

Eithna's by the Sea

With a view over the bay at Mullaghmore, this bright-blue seafood restaurant is a joy, with tables outside for sunny alfresco dining on lobster, shellfish, crab, squid and roasted seaweed. Food comes straight from t…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Sligo Town


Fabio is a local hero for making Ireland's best Italian gelato and sorbets. He uses mostly local and natural ingredients for his changing line-up of flavours. His coffee is good, too, and service comes with a smile.
Top Choice Modern Irish in Strandhill

Trá Bán

With a relaxed atmosphere, this justifiably popular 1st-floor restaurant above the Strand Bar serves excellent pasta, steaks and seafood. If in doubt, the seafood linguini is gorgeous. Book in advance.
Top Choice Modern European in Sligo Town

Lyons Cafe

Sligo’s flagship department store, Lyons, opened in 1878 – with original leadlight windows and squeaky timber floors – and has been going strong since 1923. Its airy 1st-floor cafe is anything but stodgy, and acclai…
Top Choice Market in Drumcliff

Rathcormac Food & Craft Market

Held in Banley's Yard amid antique shops and a good cafe, this market is worth scheduling your trip around. Although small, the best producers in the region sell ready-to-eat food, produce, cheeses, baked goods and …
Cafe in Strandhill


This sprightly little cafe right across from the beach has flowers on tables and herbs in the dishes from the owner's garden. The baked goods are excellent, as is the coffee; breakfasts delight and at lunch there ar…
Seafood in Aughris Head

Beach Bar

In a sheltered setting on the lovely beach by the cliff walk, the pub in this 17th-century thatched cottage hosts cracking traditional-music sessions and serves superb seafood, including creamy chowder and poached s…
Cafe in Drumcliff

Vintage Lane

Set in atmospheric Branley's Yard, site of the excellent Saturday market, this idiosyncratic cafe has mismatched antique furniture sourced from the neighbouring antique shops. The coffee, cakes and more are first-ra…
Japanese in Sligo Town

Miso Sligo

The exterior in a modern block may look uninviting, but the Japanese/Korean food here is good. The servings of gyoza (dumplings) are a bit skimpy, but the sushi is good and miso ramen is excellent and filling. There…