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The Tavern Bar & Restaurant

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The Tavern Bar & Restaurant
Murrisk, Westport Co Mayo
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Myles and Ruth O’Brien have been running this fine bar and restaurant just outside Westport, at the foot of Croagh Patrick, since 1999 and have built up an enviable reputation
  • Boat Trips
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hunting/Shooting (nearby)
  • Pool Table
  • Scuba Diving (nearby)
  • Surfing nearby
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Family Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Location - Beach <1km
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Waterside
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Seafood
  • Attractive Views
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Business Meal
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Character Pub
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Formal
  • Informal
  • Music - Other Live
  • Music - Trad
  • Old World / Traditional
  • Party Venue
  • Pub Grub
  • Romantic
  • Sunday Dining
  • Traditional Pub
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

The Tavern Bar & Restaurant

Myles and Ruth O’Brien have been running this fine bar and restaurant just outside Westport, at the foot of Croagh Patrick, since 1999 and have built up an enviable reputation.


The fine dining restaurant, Upstairs At The Tavern, offers several very attractive menus, including an early dinner, a midweek special, and an à la carte. Well-informed staff, who are nearly all local, are welcoming and know the menu and the nightly specials.


Local seafood from Clew Bay is very much the speciality here, and menus also include named local and artisan foods such as air-dried Connemara lamb and meat from the renowned butchers McGeough’s of Oughterard, Chris Smyth’s organic leaves and Carrowholly cheeses.


The dinner menu offers a wide choice of starters and main courses, about two thirds of them local seafood - and some, perhaps including fresh tuna and prawns, are offered in a choice of styles. Lobster, prawns, scallops, and crab may all be among the wide range of seafood on main courses, along with fish like monkfish, tuna, cod, salmon and seabass.


And, for anyone who is not in the mood for seafood, there are also plenty of good options - steaks, rack of lamb and duck are perennial favourites, for example and there will usually be a vegetarian pasta dish.


Pleasing retro cooking features in, for example, a really good scallop dish that is a lighter descendant of the 70’s classic, Coquille Saint Jacques: queenies (cluaisíns), are served in the shells but without the traditional piped mashed potatoes, on a bed of creamed spinach and enlivened by a delicious sauce of gratinéed hollandaise garnished with fresh crab.


Other enjoyable dishes include prawns with linguini and baked cod - and prices are very competitive for the quality of food, excellent cooking and caring service.


The wine list offers a choice of 28 wines, including some half bottles and also some sparkling and dessert wines. Only a couple of wines are available by the glass but a range of 1/4 bottles is also offered.


Bar menus are quite extensive, with a children’s menu as well as a good choice of dishes for full meals, and a range of sandwiches. Traditional Irish music on Wednesday nights.

Seats 75. Restaurant Wed-Sun in summer, 6-10pm, also L Sun. (Weekends only off-season, although bar food is served daily all year, 12.30-9pm), 2/3 course value D €18.95/24.00 pp Wed-Fri, 6-7.30pm, also a la carte; house wine €15.95. Reservations required; toilets wheelchair accessible; children welcome (playground, high chair, childrens menu, baby changing facilities); beer garden; air conditioning; free broadband wi/fi. Traditional Irish music on Wed. Restaurant closed during the week off-season. Establishment closed Good Fri, 25 Dec. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 08-04-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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At the foot of Croagh Patrick, 5 mins from Westport

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