Restaurants

Top Choice French in Galway City

Pullman Restaurant

One of these two original 1927 Orient Express train carriages at Glenlo Abbey Hotel was used in the filming of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and was also part of Winston Churchill's 1965 funeral cor…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Galway City

Loam

Enda McEvoy is one of the most groundbreaking chefs in Ireland today (with a Michelin star to prove it), producing inspired flavour combinations from home-grown, locally sourced or foraged ingredients: dried hay, fr…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Blacklion

MacNean House & Restaurant

Award-winning TV chef Neven Maguire grew up in this gorgeous village house and has turned it into one of Ireland's finest restaurants/cookery schools. Book months in advance (or nab a last-minute cancellation online…
Top Choice French in Merrion Square & Around

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

Ireland's only Michelin two-star is understandably considered the best in the country by its devotees, who proclaim Guillaume Lebrun's French haute cuisine the most exalted expression of the culinary arts. If you li…
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…
Top Choice Gastropub in Carrickmacross

Riverbank County Pub

On the banks of the River Glyde (the source of salmon served here), this gem is 7.5km southeast of Carrickmacross on the County Louth border. A roaring fire warms the dining area, with no TVs to distract from fantas…
Top Choice Bistro in Kenmare

Boathouse Bistro

At the water's edge, this 1870s boathouse 4.5km west of Kenmare has been stunningly converted to a beach-house-style blue-and-white bistro specialising in local seafood delivered daily to its own wharf. Expertly coo…
Top Choice Irish in County Limerick

Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

The attractive village of Ballingarry is home to one of County Limerick's hidden dining gems. Produce picked fresh from this 19th-century former convent's orchards and kitchen gardens is incorporated into seasonal m…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Galway City

Aniar

Terroir specialist Aniar is passionate about the flavours and food producers of Galway and West Ireland. Owner/chef JP McMahon's multicourse tasting menus have earned him a Michelin star, yet the casual spring-green…
Top Choice Seafood in Roundstone

O'Dowd's

Roundstone lobster, Aran Islands hake, plaice and sea bass, local crab and mackerel smoked in-house are sourced off the old stone dock directly opposite this wonderfully authentic old pub and restaurant, while produ…