Restaurants

Top Choice Irish in Kenmare

Tom Crean Fish & Wine

Named for Kerry's pioneering Antarctic explorer, and run by his granddaughter, this venerable restaurant uses only the best of local organic produce, cheeses and fresh seafood, all served in modern, low-key surround…
Top Choice Irish in Midleton

Farmgate Restaurant

The original, sister establishment to Cork city's Farmgate Café, the Midleton restaurant offers the same superb blend of traditional and modern Irish cuisine. Squeeze through the deli selling amazing baked goods and…
Top Choice Irish in Dingle Town

Idás

Chef Kevin Murphy is dedicated to promoting the finest of Irish produce, much of it from Kerry, taking lamb and seafood and foraged herbs from the Dingle peninsula and creating delicately flavoured concoctions such …
Top Choice Irish in Kinsale

Black Pig Wine Bar

This sophisticated hideaway offers no fewer than 80 wines by the bottle and 40 by the glass including many organic varieties. There's a charming cobbled courtyard out back, and a mouthwatering menu of snacks, charcu…
Top Choice Irish in Dunmore East

Lemon Tree Cafe

Come here for organic coffees, delectable baked goods and a deli counter (and freezer) with takeaway dishes ranging from nut and lentil loaf to seafood pie. There's plenty of seating, inside and out, and a menu of d…
Top Choice Irish in Slea Head

Gormans Clifftop House

Far and away the best place to eat and/or sleep in the area is Gormans Clifftop House. Book ahead to dine on delicious Kerry mountain lamb stew, Dingle Bay prawns and other exquisite dishes. The guest bedrooms (doub…
Top Choice Irish in Donegal Town

Olde Castle Bar

This ever-busy pub off the Diamond serves some of the area's best food. Look for upmarket classics such as Donegal Bay oysters, Irish stew, seafood platters (the €29 one is spectacular), plus steaks and burgers. The…
Top Choice Irish in Ardara

Nancy's Bar

This old-fashioned pub-restaurant, in the same family for seven generations, is one of the best local spots for trad-music sessions. It serves superb seafood and chowder and is also the best place in town for a soci…
Top Choice Irish in Kilcar & Carrick

Ti Linn Cafe

This artisan cafe and crafts gallery in the Slieve League Cliffs Centre has excellent coffee. It has fine baked goods, sandwiches and hot lunches too.
Irish in Kilmainham & the Liberties

'The Dead' Dinner Experience

A unique Dublin dining experience is the chance to feast on 'fat brown goose', 'a great ham', 'parallel lines of side-dishes' and lots of other dishes so meticulously described by Joyce in 'The Dead', his 1914 story…