Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Lahinch

Barrtrá Seafood Restaurant

On a farm 4.5km south of Lahinch, this whitewashed country cottage is surrounded by kitchen gardens that provide herbs and vegetables for exquisite dishes such as fennel-stuffed plaice with shellfish bisque. Views o…
Top Choice Deli in Ennistimon

Cheese Press

Everything you need for a riverside picnic or packed lunch for a Burren hike is on offer at this enticing deli. Organic Irish cheeses include St Tola Irish Goat Cheese, Abbey Brie, Ballyhooly Blue, Burren Gold, Smok…
Top Choice Seafood in Loop Head Peninsula

Long Dock

With stone walls and floors, and a roaring fire, this treasure of a pub has a seriously good kitchen. Seafood is the order of the day – you'll see the purveyors who work out in the estuary drinking at the bar. Speci…
Top Choice Irish in Kilkee

Murphy Blacks

The county's produce stars on Murphy Blacks' menu: rack of Clare lamb with redcurrant and port jus, Loop Head seafood pie, Carrigaholt crab hot pot and Hag's Head hake with black pudding crumble. It's booked up soli…
Cafe in Kilrush

Potter's Hand

A beautiful flower-filled, umbrella-shaded courtyard is the sweet spot at this charming cafe serving cakes, pastries, sandwiches and salads (many vegetarian) on house-made pottery. On Wednesday evenings, it runs fre…
European in Ennistimon

Byrne's Restaurant

Sit out on the terrace overlooking the cascades or in the striking dining room with polka dot tablecloths and wooden floorboards, warmed by a flaming stove. Sandwiches are served with the soup of the day; dinner is …
Cafe in Kilkee

Pantry

Pick up beach picnic fare or eat in at this bright-purple cafe-bakery. Breakfast (such as organic porridge with cinnamon stewed apricots) segues to lunch (Doonbeg crab sandwiches on treacle bread, St Tola's goat's c…
Crêpes in Ennistimon

Oh La La

At this brightly coloured little crêperie, savoury galettes made with buckwheat flour include Clonakilty black pudding with apple compote and crème fraîche, and Burren smoked salmon with leeks and capers. Sweet crêp…
Bistro in Kilkee

Strand Bistro & Cafe

Feel the sea spray on your face at the outside tables of this beach cafe, bar and bistro. Open sandwiches, gourmet burgers and fish and chips are served at lunch; book ahead for evening dishes such as parchment-bake…
Seafood in Liscannor & Around

Vaughan's Anchor Inn

Seafood is the centrepiece at this nautical-themed pub, but it also serves 21-day dry-aged steaks for two. All deep-frying uses beef dripping. When it rains, you can settle by the peat fire; when it shines (sometime…