Top things to do in Westport

Top Choice Irish in Westport

Pantry & Corkscrew

The heart of Mayo's slow-food movement is found at this narrow storefront with a turquoise exterior and interior walls crammed with pictures. The kitchen works culinary magic with seasonal, local and organic produce…
Top Choice Pub in Westport

Matt Molloy's

Matt Malloy, the fife player from the Chieftains, runs this old-school pub where Mayo's musical heritage comes vividly to life. Head to the back room most nights and you'll probably catch live céilidh (traditional m…
Top Choice Irish in Westport

An Port Mór

Proprietor-chef Frankie Mallon's little restaurant packs a big punch. It's an intimate place with a series of long narrow rooms and a menu featuring gutsy flavours, excellent meats and much-lauded seafood (try the e…
Historic Building in Westport

Westport House

Built in 1730 on the ruins of Grace O'Malley's 16th-century castle, this charming Georgian mansion 2km west of the centre retains much of its original contents and has some stunning period-style rooms. Set in glorio…
European in Westport

Sage

A wave of aromas hits as you walk through the door of this stylish restaurant, artfully run by Shteryo Yurukov and Eva Ivanova. Foraged, wild and local ingredients are the mainstays, as are innovative flavour combin…
Seafood in Westport

Helm

Fittingly for a pub set beside a boat-backed quay, Helm showcases the freshest Irish seafood, with chefs working with fish caught between Rossaveal in County Galway and Ballina in County Mayo. Regulars on the menu i…
Irish in Westport

McCormack's at the Andrew Stone Gallery

Upstairs above the Westport hubbub, there's excellent food on offer at this family-run bakery and lunch cafe, which has been in business for decades and sources its fare from the best local producers. In a hurry? Gr…
Mediterranean in Westport

Sol Rio

The extensive menu here ranges from pizza and pasta to organic meat and fish. Carefully chosen ingredients are combined cleverly, whether you pause at the simple cafe downstairs or the more stylish restaurant upstai…
Cafe in Westport

Creel

With its lively chatter, superb cakes and all-day brunches, Creel conjures up inventive treatments with traditional Mayo ingredients. Lunch might be a warming chicken noodle soup or a vivid, seed-scattered salad; pu…
Wine Bar in Westport

Gallery

With its ranks of vinyl, twin turntables, shelves stacked with books and comfy chairs, the Gallery is the hangout of choice for Westport's cool crowd. Add live music, board games, tapas and an array of biodynamic wi…