Ireland Guide

- ireland -

Graphics Version | 

Trá Bán Restaurant

Eat

Restaurant

2 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Serious About Seafood
Address:
Trá Bán Restaurant
Strandhill Co Sligo
website Contact Trá Bán Restaurant
Dislike Like
67%
3 votes
Tel: +353 71 912 8402

Please mention ireland-guide.com when enquiring.

Located above the Strand House Bar in the heart of the picturesque seaside village of Strandhill, proprietor Anthony Gray’s hidden gem of a restaurant offers tempting menus specialising in steak and seafood
  • Surfing nearby
  • Location - Beach on site
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Waterside
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Smoking Area
  • Wedding Venue
  • Contemporary International
  • Seafood
  • Steak House
  • Attractive Views
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Trá Bán Restaurant

Located above the Strand House Bar in the heart of the picturesque seaside village of Strandhill, proprietor Anthony Gray’s hidden gem of a restaurant offers tempting menus specialising in steak and seafood.


The restaurant took its name Trá Bán (White Strand in Gaelic) from the beautiful unspoiled beach which it overlooks, and stunning views of the Blackrock lighthouse dating from 1834 and the Clocháns on Innismurray Island can also be enjoyed from this first floor dining room.


With quality and freshness a priority, there is a commitment to using only the finest local ingredients and chef Cedric Roussilhe takes pride in listing his suppliers on the menu, among them the Sligo fishmonger John Flynn, who supplies fresh fish and shellfish; Dathi O’Dowd of Mullaghmore Sea Farm, supplier of fresh lobsters; Gerry Byrnes butchers, Cliffoney (beef and lamb), BD Foods (poultry) and Total Produce of Sligo (vegetables).


There is no getting away from the seaside in this popular restaurant, as walls are adorned with seascapes and fish dishes abound on menus which are wide ranging and carefully crafted to combine quality with popular appeal.


Good versions of many dishes that have stood the test of time feature – fresh fish and seafood chowder, crab claws in garlic butter, anything on the steak menu, and reassuringly traditional desserts are all examples - but a favourite starter that indicates the chef’s more adventurous mindset is his famed speciality of Irish smoked salmon sushi style, which is stuffed with rice and crab meat, rolled in seaweed and served with tossed salad and lightly spiced wasabi sauce...


And then there is a traditional dish that also has novelty, the Killybegs pavé of halibut steamed and served in conifoil bag with julienne of vegetables and provençal sauce; this is a very tasty and substantial main course with an element of surprise which, like most of the dishes, is accompanied by a selection of seasonal vegetables.


The atmosphere is relaxed, staff are friendly and welcoming and the meal experience is casual and unrushed so the diner has plenty of time between courses to watch the surfers catch a wave and there’s always room for another little spoon before watching the wonderful sunset over the Atlantic so why not round off an enjoyable meal with Cedric’s French Tartelette a traditional pastry base with vanilla custard and fresh seasonal fruits.


Service is casual, friendly and efficient, with staff displaying good menu knowledge and able to explain exactly how dishes are cooked and served.


A shortish wine list with brief descriptions offers a selection of mid-priced French, Italian, Chilean and South African wines, all between €19.95 to €28.


The value offered is good – notably on the 3-course early dinner (just €23, including tea or coffee).


Also at: Eala Bhán in Sligo Town

Seats 60 (private room, 36; outdoors, 24). D only Tue-Sun, 5-9.30pm. Early D €23 5-7pm, set D €35/45, also A la Carte. Children welcome (childrens menu). House wine €19.95. Closed Mon; 25 Dec, Good Fri. MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 09-08-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

Might also like

The Venue Bar & Restaurant

Strandhill, Co. Sligo
Bar / Restaurant
Distance: 0.4km
The Venue Bar & Restaurant - Strandhill County Sligo Ireland
100%
2 votes
2 euro

It can be rewarding to explore beyond the shoreside properties that tend to claim the attention in seaside towns, and Strandhill is a good example as the inquisitive visitor will find a lovely pub up on the top road overlooking the bay. Conveniently located next door t ...

Hargadons

Sligo, Co. Sligo
Character Pub
Distance: 8.1km
Hargadons - Sligo County Sligo Ireland
100%
5 votes
1 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Pub with good food and atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

This famous and much-loved traditional grocery-bar in the centre of Sligo Town, is a listed building dating back to 1864 – and, having previously had only two owners (the original builder, and then the Hargadon family who gave it the current name), it was acquired ...

Lyons Cafe

Sligo, Co. Sligo
Café
Distance: 8.1km
untitled-5-4.jpg
100%
10 votes
1 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality.

Anyone visiting Sligo should make a point of calling into the magnificently traditional Lyons Department Store, in business since 1835 and still with its original shopfront; it's a joy to find a quirky owner-run store these days and, on the first floor, they have a caf& ...

Fabios

Sligo, Co. Sligo
Café
Distance: 8.1km
image coming soon
93%
14 votes
Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality.

This terrific little place took Sligo by storm as soon as it opened. Fabio Boni is from Florence and, after some years in food service, he set up this tiny café and takeaway. The fare is simple but of the best - his trademark ice creams, of course, plus just a fe ...

Eala Bhan

Sligo, Co. Sligo
Restaurant
Distance: 8.3km
Eala Bhan Restaurant Sligo
50%
8 votes
2 euro Serious About Seafood

Following on the success of their Strandhill seafood restaurant, Trá Bán, Anthony Gray and Cedric Roussilhe opened this town centre fine dining restaurant in December 2011. Like its older sister, Eala Bhàn (‘White Swan’) soon established ...

Tra Ban Restaurant - Strandhill County Sligo Ireland
Tra Ban Restaurant - Strandhill County Sligo Ireland
Tra Ban Restaurant - Strandhill County Sligo Ireland
Tra Ban Restaurant - Strandhill County Sligo Ireland
Tra Ban Restaurant - Strandhill County Sligo Ireland
Tra Ban Restaurant - Strandhill County Sligo Ireland
Tra Ban Restaurant - Strandhill County Sligo Ireland
Minimize map Minimize map

Map markers

You are here
Distance
  • 10km
  • 25km
  • 50km

Directions

On seafront in Strandhill above Strand House Bar

Sample Menu(s)

Trip Planning Tools

My Ireland Guide

Local Recommendations

Hospitality

  • By Distance
  • By Category

Self Catering

Farmers Markets

Tourist Attractions

Golf Courses

Gardens

Nearby Towns/Areas

Comments

There are currently no comments

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment
Not a member? Register for your free membership now!
Or leave a comment by logging in with:

Facebook & Twitter Recent Activity

Apps and Books