Top Choice Seafood in Ballyvaughan

Monks at the Pier

While vegetarian dishes are available daily, as are steaks and burgers, seafood is the star at this whitewashed restaurant warmed by log-burning stoves. Think black Head Bay clams steamed in white wine; Burren smoke…
Pub Food in Carron


Cassidy's raises its own cattle and goats for its kitchen, which serves dishes including its famous Dolmen goat burger. Idyllic views extend from the terrace of the historic building, which was once a British Royal …
Ice Cream in New Quay

Cafe Linnalla

Overlooking Galway Bay, this remote dairy farm makes ice cream in flavours such as rhubarb and custard, Baileys chocolate chip, sea buckthorn, honeycomb, and rum, raisin and cinnamon. Time your drive out here to avo…
Modern Irish in Doolin


Below the guesthouse of the same name, this superb restaurant has a brief menu that changes depending on what's fresh, accompanied by a long wine list. Expect dishes such as whiskey-cured salmon, chargrilled sirloin…
Seafood in New Quay

Linnane's Lobster Bar

Fresh seafood is sourced from the docks adjoining this unpretentious local bar with views over the water. The seafood chowder is an awesome starter. Linnane's is also renowned for oysters and platters of house-smoke…
Market in Ballyvaughan

Farmers Market

Local produce, including farmhouse cheese, is sold at the farmers market.
Cafe in Doolin

Doolin Cafe

A local gathering point, this white-painted, purple-trimmed cottage serves filling breakfasts until 1pm (vegan, vegetarian and seafood variations available, as well as breakfast waffles for kids), along with soups, …