Restaurants

Irish in Rathdrum

Strawberry Tree

There's organic, and then there's certified organic – and this elegant restaurant in Brook Lodge is the only one in the country to be classified as such. What it means is that everything on your plate is either grow…
International in Glendalough

Wicklow Heather

This is the best place for anything substantial. The menu offers Wicklow lamb, wild venison, Irish beef and fresh fish (the trout is excellent) – most of it sourced locally and all of it traceable from farm to fork.…
Irish in Greystones to Wicklow

Hungry Monk

An excellent 1st-floor restaurant on Greystones' main street. The blackboard specials are the real treat, with dishes such as suckling pig with prune and apricot stuffing to complement the fixed menu's classic choic…
Seafood in Enniskerry

Johnnie Fox

Busloads of tourists fill this place nightly throughout the summer, mostly for the knees-up, faux-Irish Hooley Show of music and dancing. But there's nothing contrived about the seafood, which is so damn good we'd h…
Cafe in Enniskerry

Poppies Country Cooking

If the service wasn't so slow and the organisation so frustratingly haphazard, this poky little cafe on the main square would be one of the best spots in Wicklow. The food – when you finally get a chance to eat it –…
Modern Irish in Roundwood

Byrne & Woods

Everything that is admirable about contemporary Irish cuisine – a focus on locally sourced produce, inventive reinterpretations of classic dishes and beautiful presentation – is on hand at this superb restaurant hou…
International in Blessington

Grangecon Café

Salads, home-baked dishes and a full menu of Irish cheeses are the staples at this tiny, terrific cafe in a converted schoolhouse. Everything here – from the pasta to the delicious apple juice – is made on the premi…
Pub Food in Rathdrum

Bates Inn

Housed in a coaching inn that first opened its doors in 1785, this outstanding restaurant puts a premium on exquisitely prepared meat dishes (the chargrilled beef options are particularly good). One of the better op…
International in Roundwood

Coach House

A black-and-white timbered coach house, this is a terrific spot to take a load off and refuel. The fare on offer is pretty standard – burgers, salads, fish 'n' chips and a nice steak sandwich – but everything is per…
International in Greystones to Wicklow

Three Q's

You'll find a smart menu at this elegant, award-winning restaurant, with superb dishes such as grilled fillet of sea bass with a roasted red pepper and tomato risotto, purple basil and pesto, as well as the usual ch…