Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Abbeyleix

Gallic Kitchen

Set in an old haberdashery shop named Bramley's, this outlet of the Gallic Kitchen sets mouths watering for anyone familiar with the food of chef Sarah Webb. Her delicious jams, preserves, baked goods and other trea…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Carrick-on-Shannon

Oarsman

This upmarket pub serves up some of the best casual fare in the region. The menu is seasonal and locally sourced, from excellent burgers to more complex mains. Choose from a great list of Irish microbrews (including…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Birr

Spinners on Castle St

This alluring restaurant is part of a complex that spans five restored Georgian houses. The bar is the perfect place to pause with a cheeseboard or burger. The restaurant has a seasonal menu that includes steaks and…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Athlone

Left Bank Bistro

With an airy, whitewashed interior, shelves of house-made goods, and a menu combining superior Irish ingredients with Mediterranean and Asian influences, this sophisticated deli-bistro is a winner. Lunch features bi…
Modern Irish in Carrick-on-Shannon

The Cottage

Set in a small whitewashed cottage overlooking a weir, this humble-looking place belies the quality of food on offer within. Chef Sham Hanifa's menu offers seasonal dishes created using vegetables from the restauran…
Top Choice Cafe in Birr

Brambles Cafe & Deli

A tiny outpost of big flavours, this cafe has mismatched furniture and very tasty food. The soda bread is accented with wild garlic, while the soups change with the seasons. Look for the desserts, which can include …
Top Choice Pub Food in Kinnitty

Giltraps Pub

The perfect place to stop after exploring the Slieve Bloom Mountains, this lovely country pub scores across the board. Food ranges from simple sandwiches to top-notch BBQ. You can enjoy a pint outside at a picnic ta…
Top Choice Cafe in Mullingar

Miller & Cook

Your one-stop shop for fine food and drink in Mullingar. The bakery and deli turn out beautiful goods, perfect for bagging up for as a picnic. The cafe has excellent locally sourced fare. Sunday brunch is popular, a…
Deli in Roscommon Town

Gleeson's Restaurant & Artisan Food & Wine Shop

The best of modern Irish cooking is on display in Gleeson's. Local – and often organic – produce is used to create excellent dishes both in the casual cafe and the more elegant restaurant.The shop has an array of ba…
Irish in Birr

Thatch

A traditional thatched pub, 2km southeast of Birr, this 200-year-old inn is a great place to sip a pint or enjoy a meal. The hearty cuisine is a belt notch or two above the norm. Besides traditional roasts, there ar…