BIM Seafood Circle

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM)

Fishing Trawler in Howth County Dublin Ireland Located at the outermost edge of Europe with clean Atlantic waters warmed along much of the coast by the Gulf Stream, these waters yield a wonderful harvest of seafood. Bord Iascaigh Mhara (The Irish Sea Fisheries Board—BIM) is dedicated to the development of the seafood industry working closely with all sectors from fisherman to fish farmer, processor, retailer and chef.

As well as safeguarding our fishing waters, BIM plays a role in the development of aquaculture, supporting the trend towards environmentally friendly and organic fish farming, as well as the cultivation of shellfish like oysters, clams, scallops and mussels.

BIM Seafood Circle

BIM Seafood Circle The BIM Seafood Circle initiative was initially set up as programme encouraging pubs to serve seafood dishes at lunchtime, a meal at which many people prefer to choose lighter, healthier dishes. This has been further developed in conjunction with Georgina Campbell Guides to encompass not only pubs but also restaurants and hotels. The programme also covers fish retailers. Check out the listings in this guide and you’ll find top quality, innovative, delicious seafood dishes in the establishments carrying the distinctive Seafood Circle logo.

And if you fancy yourself as seafood chef then watch out for the Seafood Circle specialist/seafood counter logos in fish shops around the country. Shops displaying the logo offer a range of top quality seafood and you’ll be assisted by knowledgeable, professional staff.

  Seafood, the healthy option.

Moules Mariniere Nutritionists recommend we eat seafood at least twice a week. They are packed with protein, minerals and vitamins, seafood provides many of the nutrients we need for good health. Oil-rich fish like salmon, mackerel, trout and herring are excellent sources of omega 3 oils. Research has shown that omega 3 protects against heart disease, is beneficial in relieving the symptoms of arthritis, is necessary for foetal brain development and may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease. BIM has developed a range of information materials on the health benefits of fish consumption.  Visit www.bim.ie/wellbeing for nutritional information and great recipes ideas.

Smoked Salmon Salad All of the members of the 2011 BIM Seafood Circle can be found below, if you scroll down to the bottom of the page  then you can click into each establishment. If you are using the normal search on our home page you’ll find top quality, innovative, delicious seafood dishes in the establishments carrying the distinctive Seafood Circle logo. We also have a tick box on the search on the home page that allows users to search for BIM Seafood Circle members all over the country.

 

County    Establishment Name, Town/Area

Dublin City    Les Freres Jacques, Dublin 2
Dublin City   Hemmingways, Dublin 3
Dublin city    The Lobster Pot, Dublin 4
Dublin City   Michie Sushi, Dublin 6
Dublin city    The Lord Edward, Dublin 8
Dublin City  Angler's Rest Pub, Dublin 15
Co Dublin    Ouzos Bar & Grill, Dalkey
Co Dublin   Ouzos Bar & Grill, Blackrock
Co Dublin    Cavistons Seafood Restaurant, Dun Laoghaire
Co Dublin    Aqua Restaurant, Howth
Co Dublin    Ivans Oyster Bar & Grill, Howth
Co Dublin    King Sitric Fish Restaurant & Accommodation, Howth
Co Dublin    The Oar House, Howth
Co Dublin   Seabank Bistro, Malahide
Co Dublin    Stoop Your Head, Skerries
Co Dublin    Red Bank House & Restaurant, Skerries
Co Clare    Gallagher's Seafood Restaurant, Bunratty
Co Clare    The Long Dock, Carrigaholt
Co Clare    Cullinans Seafood Restaurant & Guesthouse, Doolin
Co Clare    Morrissey's Seafood Bar & Grill, Doonbeg
Co Clare    Murphy Blacks, Kilkee
Co Clare      Naughton’s Bar, Kilkee
Co Clare    The Strand Restaurant & Guesthouse, Kilkee
Co Clare    Barrtra Seafood Restaurant, Lahinch
Co Clare   Vaughan Lodge, Lahinch
Co Clare    Vaughans Anchor Inn, Liscannor
Co Clare   The Wild Honey Inn, Lisdoonvarna
Co Cork    Casey's of Baltimore
Co Cork    The Poacher's Inn, Bandon
Co Cork   The Fish Kitchen, Bantry
Co Cork   O'Connor's Seafood Restaurant, Bantry
Co Cork    Mary Ann's Bar & Restaurant, Castletownshend
Co Cork    An Sugan, Clonakilty
Co Cork    Deasys, Clonakilty Area
Co Cork   Greenes Restaurant @ Hotel Isaacs, Cork City
Co Cork    Cronin's Pub, Crosshaven
Co Cork   The Rising Tide, Glounthaune
Co Cork    The Heron's Cove, Goleen
Co Cork    Fishy Fishy Cafe x 2, Kinsale
Co Cork    Jim Edwards, Kinsale
Co Cork    The Bosun, Monkstown
Co Cork    O'Callaghan-Walshe, Rosscarbery
Co Cork    Dillons Restaurant, Timoleague
Co Cork    Aherne's Seafood Restaurant & Accommodation, Youghal
Co Donegal    Nancy's Bar, Ardara
Co Donegal   Olde Castle Bar & Red Hugh Restaurant, Donegal Town
Co Donegal    Castle Murray House Hotel, Dunkineely
Co Donegal    Kealys Seafood Bar, Greencastle
Co Galway    McDonagh’s, Galway City
Co Galway   Oscar's Seafood Bistro, Galway City
Co Galway   The Seafood Bar @ Kirwan's Lane Restaurant, Galway City
Co Galway    O'Grady's on the Pier, Barna
Co Galway    Mitchell's Restaurant, Clifden
Co Galway    The Dolphin Hotel & Restaurant, Inishbofin
Co Galway    Moran's Oyster Cottage, Kilcolgan
Co Galway    Keogh's Bar & Restaurant, Kinvara
Co Galway   Portfinn Lodge, Leenane
Co Galway    O'Dowd's Bar, Roundstone
Co Galway   Vaughans Restaurant at Roundstone House Hotel, Roundstone
Co Kerry   Number Five Bistro, Cahirciveen
Co Kerry    O'Neill's "The Point" Bar, Cahirciveen
Co Kerry    QC's Seafood Bar & Restaurant, Cahirciveen
Co Kerry    Carrig House Country House & Restaurant, Caragh Lake
Co Kerry    Islands Restaurant at Harbour House, Castlegregory
Co Kerry    Spillane’s, Castlegregory
Co Kerry    Jack’s Coastguard Station Bar & Seafood Restaurant, Cromane
Co Kerry    Doyles of Dingle, Dingle
Co Kerry   Fenton's of Dingle, Dingle
Co Kerry    Out of the Blue, Dingle
Co Kerry    Lord Baker's Restaurant & Bar, Dingle
Co Kerry   Gorman's Clifftop House & Restaurant, Dingle Peninsula
Co Kerry    West End Bar & Restaurant, Fenit
Co Kerry    The Tankard, Fenit
Co Kerry    Tom Crean Fish & Wine, Kenmare
Co Kerry    Gaby's Seafood Restaurant, Killarney
Co Kerry    Nick's Seafood Restaurant & Piano Bar, Killorglin
Co Kerry    The Moorings, Portmagee
Co Kerry    Spa Seafood Café, Spa
Co Kerry     Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee 
Co Kerry     Oyster Tavern, Spa, Tralee 
Co Kerry   The Skipper, Ventry
Co Kerry    The Smugglers Inn, Waterville
Co Limerick   Azur, Limerick City
Co Limerick  Mortell's Delicatessen & Seafood Restaurant, Limerick City
Co Louth   Magees Bistro, Carlingford
Co Louth    Little Strand Restaurant, Clogherhead
Co Louth    Fitzpatrick's Bar & Restaurant, Dundalk
Co Mayo    The Tavern, Murisk
Co Mayo    An Port Mór, Westport
Co Mayo    Ardmore Country House Hotel, Westport
Co Mayo   Mangos, Westport
Co Sligo   Reidy's Winebar & Seafood Bistro, Sligo
Co Sligo     Trá Bán Restaurant, Strandhill
Co Tipperary   Kilkieran Cottage, Carrick-on-Suir
Co Tipperary  The Fairways Bar & Orchard Restaurant, Nenagh
Co Tipperary   The Pepper Mill, Nenagh
Co Waterford     Cottage Bistro, Cheekpoint
Co Waterford     The Suir Inn, Cheekpoint 
Co Waterford   The Moorings, Dungarvan
Co Waterford    The Strand Inn, Dunmore East
Co Waterford     The Bride View Bar, Tallow
Co Waterford    La Bohéme, Waterford City
Co Westmeath    Glasson Village Restaurant, Glasson
Co Wexford     Dunbrody Country House, Arthurstown, (Seafood Bar) 
Co Wexford    The Lobster Pot, Carne
Co Wexford    Sqigl Restaurant & Roches Bar, Duncannon
Co Wexford   The Crazy Crab, Kilmore Quay
Co Wicklow   A. Caviston, Greystones


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0 votes

Angler's Rest

Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
Pub / Restaurant
1 euro
Golf, fishing, walking and cycling are among the pursuits that attract visitors to this lovely lakeland area and Francis McGoldrick's characterful pub makes a welcoming and moderately priced base for a relaxing stay. The premises have been greatly ext ...

94%
12 votes

Cullinan's Guesthouse

Doolin, Co. Clare
Guesthouse / Restaurant
Serious About Seafood
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100%
3 votes

Barrtra Seafood Restaurant

Lahinch, Co. Clare
Restaurant
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. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood 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
Thanks to pleasingly simple décor, large windows and a conservatory, views of Liscannor Bay take centre stage at the O'Brien family's traditional, whitewashed cottage, on the cliffs just outside Lahinch - and it can be magic on a fine evening. ...

Vaughans Anchor Inn - Liscannor County Clare Ireland
97%
16 votes

Vaughans Anchor Inn

Liscannor, Co. Clare
Character Pub / Restaurant
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 Serious About Seafood 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
The Vaughan family's traditional bar has great character, with open fires and lots of memorabilia - it is a former GCGuides Pub of the Year and it's just the place for some seriously good seafood at fair prices, either in the bar or in the elegantly-ap ...

Caseys of Baltimore - Lounge
97%
7 votes

Casey's of Baltimore

Baltimore, Co. Cork
Fish & Seafood / Hotel / Restaurant
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. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
The Casey family's striking dark green and red hotel is just outside Baltimore and enjoys dramatic views over Roaring Water Bay to the islands beyond. Opened by Michael and Ann Casey in 1975 and now helped by their son Dominic as Manager, it has been ...

100%
8 votes

O'Connor's Seafood Restaurant

Bantry, Co. Cork
Bar / Restaurant
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 Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner
 PERMANENT CLOSURE FROM END SEPTEMBER 2019 Easy to spot by the three model yachts in full sail in the front window, this long-established seafood restaurant is right on the main square (site of Friday markets and the annual early-May mussel festi ...

99%
30 votes

Mary Ann's Bar & Restaurant

Castletownshend, Co. Cork
Character Pub / Restaurant
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
 The pub is as old as it looks, going back to 1846, and has been in the energetic and hospitable ownership of Fergus and Patricia O'Mahony since 1988; they have loved it and maintained it well (it is not unusual to find Fergus up a ladder with a ...

An Sugan - Clonakilty County Cork Ireland
92%
23 votes

An Sugan

Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Character Pub / Guesthouse / 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
The O’Crowley family has owned this characterful bar and restaurant since 1979: it’s always been a friendly, well-run place and, although it can be very busy at times, their reputation for good food is generally well-deserved. An Sugan is ...

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94%
13 votes

The Heron's Cove

Goleen, Co. Cork
B&B / Restaurant
Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
When the tide is in and the sun is out there can be few prettier locations than Sue Hill’s restaurant with rooms overlooking Goleen harbour, which has been a destination fish restaurant since 1985. The Heron’s Cove philosophy is to use onl ...

100%
0 votes

Fishy Fishy Shop & Chippie

Kinsale, Co. Cork
Café / Fish Shop
'Best Budget' denotes moderately priced establishment (max. less than €50pps for accommodation or €35 for 3-course meal without drinks) 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 Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner
Situated in the heart of Kinsale, just opposite St Multose church, this was the original premises of Martin and Marie Shanahan's Fishy Fishy Café (since relocated to nearby Crowley's Quay), which was our Seafood Restaurant of the Year in 2 ...

83%
2 votes

The Bosun

Monkstown, Co. Cork
Bar / Restaurant
Serious About Seafood Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner
Nicky and Patricia Moynihan’s waterside establishment close to the both the car ferry across to Cobh and the Ringaskiddy ferries (France) has grown a lot over the years, with the restaurant and accommodation becoming increasingly important. Bar ...

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5 votes

O'Callaghan-Walshe

Rosscarbery, Co. Cork
Restaurant
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 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
Well off the busy main West Cork road, this unique restaurant is on the square of the old village of Rosscarbery and has a previous commercial history that’s almost tangible. Exposed stone walls, old fishing nets and glass floats, mismatched fur ...

97%
8 votes

Dillon's

Timoleague, Co. Cork
Café / Restaurant
Serious About Seafood The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
A magnificent ruined 13th century Franciscan abbey presides over the pretty West Cork seaside village of Timoleague - a place with a long history as a culinary punctuation mark for travellers. In the ’90s, Dillon’s traditional shopfront on ...

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98%
12 votes

Aherne's Seafood Restaurant & Accommodation

Youghal, Co. Cork
Restaurant with Rooms
5 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. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Serious About Seafood Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner
Now in its third generation of family ownership, Aherne’s of Youghal is outstanding for the warmth of the FitzGibbon family’s hospitality and their enormous enthusiasm for the business which, since 1993, has included some fine accommodation ...

98%
14 votes

Nancy's Bar

Ardara, Co. Donegal
Character Pub
Pub with good food and atmosphere Serious About Seafood 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 pub has been at the heart of this endearing little heritage town renowned for its tweeds and handknits for far longer than anyone can remember. It is a cosy, welcoming place in its seventh generation of McHugh family ownership - the origina ...

93%
23 votes

Castle Murray House

Dunkineely, Co. Donegal
Classes/Courses / Country House
2 euro A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood 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
Marguerite Howley and Peter Lawler’s beautifully located clifftop property has wonderful sea and coastal views over the ruined castle after which it is named. It is a comfortable and relaxing place to stay, with a little bar, a residents’ s ...

97%
32 votes

Kealys Seafood Bar

Greencastle, Co. Donegal
Bar / Restaurant
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 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
The ferry between the fishing port of Greencastle and Magilligan Point in Northern Ireland brings many new visitors to an area that used to seem quite remote - and those in the know plan their journeys around a meal at Kealys excellent seafood restaura ...

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8 votes

Cavistons Seafood Restaurant & Food Emporium

Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Fish Shop / Restaurant / Speciality Store
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 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
Caviston's of Sandycove has long been a mecca for lovers of good food - here you will find everything that is wonderful, from organic vegetables to farmhouse cheeses, cooked meats to specialist oils and other exotic items. But it was always for fish ...

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100%
10 votes

Aqua Restaurant

Howth, Co. Dublin
Restaurant
3 euro Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Enjoying one of the best coastal locations in the Dublin area, this former yacht club makes a fine contemporary restaurant with plenty of window tables to take advantage of sea views westwards, towards Malahide, and the island of Ireland's Eye to the n ...

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98%
25 votes

King Sitric Fish Restaurant and Accommodation & East Café Bar

Howth, Co. Dublin
Café / Restaurant / Restaurant with Rooms
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. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood 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
Named after an 11th century Norse King of Dublin who had close links with Howth, Aidan and Joan MacManus' striking harbourside establishment is one of Dublin's longest established fine dining restaurants (they celebrated 45 years in business in 2016). ...

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4 votes

Red Bank House

Skerries, Co. Dublin
Guesthouse / Restaurant
A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland 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 The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
RED BANK RESTAURANT CLOSED - re-branding as POTAGER & re-opening late spring 2019 under new ownership - RED BANK HOUSE (accommodation) unchanged   Golfing breaks are a speciality at Euro-Toques chef Terry McCoy's renowned rest ...

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9 votes

Stoop Your Head

Skerries, Co. Dublin
Bar / Restaurant
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 The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
After a quiet off-season drink a few doors along at Joe May's, there can be no greater pleasure in north county Dublin than to slip into 'Stoops' for some delicious food and harbour views. 'Fresh, simple and wholesome' is how chef Any Davies describ ...

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2 votes

O'Grady's on the Pier

Barna, Co. Galway
Restaurant
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. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood 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
In a stunning position, with views over the harbour and beach to distant mountains, Michael O’Grady’s charming seafood restaurant is a favourite destination among Galway diners. It is a lovely spot on a fine summer’s day, with table ...

98%
14 votes

Mitchell's Restaurant

Clifden, Co. Galway
Restaurant
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 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
Kay and JJ Mitchell's attractive and well-managed family-run restaurant in Clifden offers efficient, welcoming service and very agreeably stylish “good home cooking” all day, every day throughout a long season - and they have been doing so, ...

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0 votes

Nimmo's Restaurant and Wine Bar & Ard Bia

Galway City, Co. Galway
Restaurant / Wine Bar
Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere
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95%
5 votes

The Dolphin Hotel & Restaurant

Inishbofin, Co. Galway
Hotel / Restaurant
Serious About Seafood
Having run The Dolphin Restaurant here since 2000 there was delight all round when brother and sister, Pat and Cathy Coyne, developed as a small hotel in 2006. Set in landscaped grounds, it has proved a wonderful addition to this beautiful unspoilt is ...

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10 votes

Moran's Oyster Cottage

Kilcolgan, Co. Galway
Character Pub / Restaurant
Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Pub with good food and atmosphere Serious About Seafood 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
Now run by 7th generation owner Catherine Moran, this is just the kind of Irish pub that people everywhere dream about. It’s as pretty as a picture, with a well-kept thatched roof and a lovely waterside location (with plenty of seats outside wher ...

100%
1 votes

Keogh's Bar & Restaurant

Kinvara, Co. Galway
Bar / Restaurant
Serious About Seafood
NEW OWNERS - AWAITING RE-ASSESSMENT This old pub in the picturesque village of Kinvara has a cosy bar with an open fire - and, behind it, there's a restaurant of character, with wooden floors and benches, oilcloth-covered tables and a large fireplace ...

100%
0 votes

Portfinn Lodge

Leenane, Co. Galway
Restaurant with Rooms
Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood
in the heart of Connemara, overlooking the picturesque Killary harbour - 'Ireland's only fjord' - Portfinn Lodge is on a hill in the beautifully located village of Leenane and it has been run by the Daly family since 1977. Portfinn includes a guesthou ...

O'Dowd's Bar
95%
9 votes

O'Dowds Seafood Bar & Restaurant

Roundstone, Co. Galway
Character Pub / Pub / Restaurant
Serious About Seafood 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
The O’Dowd family have been welcoming visitors to this much-loved pub overlooking the harbour for longer than most people care to remember. There are some new developments from time to time, but the old bar is always the same – or at least ...

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10 votes

O'Neills - The Point Bar

Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry
Pub
Serious About Seafood The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
In the same family for 150 years, O'Neill's - The Point Bar, is beside the Valentia Island car ferry. Renovated in true character in recent years, it's always neat and makes an appealing place to drop into for a quick one while you're waiting for the ...

99%
18 votes

Quinlan & Cooke Boutique Townhouse & QCs Seafood Restaurant

Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry
Bar / Guesthouse / 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. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Serious About Seafood 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
Kate and the late Andrew Cooke’s atmospheric bar and restaurant with rooms in the centre of Cahirciveen abounds with character. Customers arriving into the bar off the street are greeted by original features include a magnificently rugged old sto ...

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98%
29 votes

Carrig Country House & Restaurant

Caragh Lake, Co. Kerry
Country House / Restaurant
Has Good Hotel Guide Url 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. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood 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
At the heart of Frank and Mary Slattery’s sensitively extended Victorian house just off the Ring of Kerry lies a hunting lodge once owned by a Lord Brocket (of the famed Brocket Hall country estate in Hertfordshire) - and he chose well, as it is ...

100%
8 votes

Spillanes

Castlegregory, Co. Kerry
Pub
Serious About Seafood
It’s a long way down from the main road to reach the Maharees, but many would make the journey just for a visit to Marilyn and Michael Spillane’s great traditional pub – it’s been in the family since 1875 and they work hard at b ...

91%
6 votes

Doyle's Seafood Restaurant

Dingle, Co. Kerry
Fish & Seafood / Restaurant
Serious About Seafood
Originally a small pub built in 1790, Doyle’s was established as a restaurant in Dingle over a quarter of a century ago - and was one of the first in a town which is now renowned for good eating places. This iconic establishment is now run by by ...

98%
13 votes

Lord Baker's Restaurant & Bar

Dingle, Co. Kerry
Bar / Restaurant
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 Serious About Seafood 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
Believed to be the oldest pub in Dingle, this business was established in 1890 by a Tom Baker. A popular businessman in the area, a colourful orator, member of Kerry County Council and a director of the Tralee-Dingle Railway, he was known locally as &l ...

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96%
13 votes

Out of the Blue

Dingle, Co. Kerry
Deli / Restaurant
For cooking and service well above average 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 Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner
Tim Mason’s seafood restaurant at Dingle harbour is an absolute delight. Discerning locals know how lucky they are to have such an exciting restaurant on their doorstep and it’s just the kind of place that visitors dream of finding - it is ...

99%
17 votes

Gorman's Clifftop House & Restaurant

Dingle, Co. Kerry
Guesthouse / Restaurant
For Cooking & Service Well Above Average A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Has Good Hotel Guide Url 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. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood 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
Beautifully situated near Smerwick Harbour on the Slea Head scenic drive and Dingle Way walking route, Sheelagh and Vincent Gorman’s guesthouse is, as they say themselves “just a great place to relax and unwind”. Natural materials a ...

94%
12 votes

The Tankard

Fenit, Co. Kerry
Bar / Restaurant
Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood
Easily spotted on the seaward side of the road from Tralee, the O'Sullivan family's large pub and restaurant has a great reputation, especially for seafood. An imaginative bar menu, which overlaps to some extent with the restaurant à la carte, i ...

100%
2 votes

West End Bar & Restaurant

Fenit, Co. Kerry
Pub / Restaurant with Rooms
Serious About Seafood
The O’Keeffes have been in business here since 1885, and the present pub - which is exactly seven minutes walk from the marina - was built by chef Bryan O’Keeffe’s great grandmother, in 1925. Good food is offered both in the cosy ba ...

88%
10 votes

Tom Crean Fish & Wine

Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Restaurant
Serious About Seafood
Situated at the top of Main Street in Kenmare opposite the Landsdowne Hotel, this well known building was once a bank. Dating back to the early 19th century and full of character, it was opened as a restaurant and B&B in 1992, by the late Matt d&rs ...

93%
14 votes

Gaby's Seafood Restaurant

Killarney, Co. Kerry
Restaurant
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 The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
One of Ireland’s longest established seafood restaurants, Gaby’s is expensive, but it has a pleasantly informal atmosphere. There’s a cosy little bar beside an open fire just inside the door, then several steps lead up to the main di ...

95%
10 votes

Nick's Seafood Restaurant & Bar

Killorglin, Co. Kerry
Restaurant
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
This is one of the famous old restaurants of Ireland and, since Anne and Nick Foley retired, it is clearly thriving under the management of their son John. It consists of two attractive stone-faced townhouses - one a traditional bar with a piano and so ...

98%
12 votes

The Moorings

Portmagee, Co. Kerry
Guesthouse / Pub / Restaurant
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. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Although Gerard and Patricia Kennedy's quayside bar and restaurant has always been known for excellent local seafood, the ante has been upped considerably - with the arrival of head chef Noel Dennehy in the kitchen. Skilful cooking and flavour cormbin ...

83%
2 votes

Meadowlands Hotel

Tralee, Co. Kerry
Hotel / Restaurant
Serious About Seafood
This hotel in a peaceful part of Tralee town is set in 3 acres of grounds and landscaped gardens, yet within walking distance of the town centre. Open since 1998, the high quality of materials and workmanship has paid off as the building has mellowed a ...

96%
11 votes

The Oyster Tavern

Tralee, Co. Kerry
Pub / Restaurant
Serious About Seafood
This well-maintained bar and restaurant halfway between Tralee and the village of Fenit (a busy fishing port and excellent base for sailing), is easily spotted by its large roof sign. The Oyster has a strong local following, due to the convivial atmos ...

100%
7 votes

The Smugglers Inn

Waterville, Co. Kerry
Bar / Restaurant with Rooms
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. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood
Lucille and Henry Hunt’s famous clifftop inn enjoys a remarkable location right beside the world famous championship Waterville Golf Links. Gradual refurbishment of the premises has seen big improvements over the last few years; most recently the ...

0%
2 votes

Little Strand Restaurant

Clogherhead, Co. Louth
Serious About Seafood
CLOSED IN THE OFF SEASON – CHECK THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE OR RING FOR OPENING TIMES. Catherine Whelahan’s popular seaside restaurant is in a neat modern building that you’d easily mistake for a house at first glance, on the right-hand sid ...

90%
14 votes

Fitzpatrick's Bar & Restaurant

Dundalk, Co. Louth
Bar / Restaurant
Pub with good food and atmosphere Serious About Seafood The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Masses of well-maintained flowers and a neat frontage with fresh paintwork always draw attention to Danny and Dympna Fitzpatrick’s attractive and well-run bar and restaurant on the Carlingford road (R174). There’s plenty of parking and the ...

100%
0 votes

Ardmore Country House Hotel

Westport, Co. Mayo
Hotel / Restaurant
2 euro Serious About Seafood Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner
Pat and Noreen Hoban’s small family-run hotel is quietly located in immaculately maintained gardens near Westport harbour, with views over Clew Bay, and it offers warm hospitality, very comfortable accommodation and good food. Spacious, individu ...

100%
0 votes

The Cottage Bistro

Cheekpoint, Co. Waterford
Restaurant
Serious About Seafood
Aidan and the late Marian McAlpin set up their neat cottagey restaurant in 2003, and it has always given a good impression; everything is spick and span and the style is pleasingly simple, with a small bar area and plain, handsomely-laid tables softene ...

100%
2 votes

The Suir Inn

Cheekpoint, Co. Waterford
Restaurant
Serious About Seafood
This immaculately maintained black-and-white painted inn is 300 years old and has been run by the McAlpin family since 1972. It’s a characterful, country style place with rustic furniture, cottagey plates and old prints decorating the walls - mor ...

88%
5 votes

The Brideview Bar & Restaurant

Tallowbridge, Co. Waterford
Pub / Restaurant / Speciality Store
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. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood
Closed due to fire damage, will advise re-opening date in due course Noel and Annmarie Costello’s attractive roadside bar and restaurant is in a beautiful setting just outside Tallow. It's just beside an old stone bridge over the River Bri ...

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100%
13 votes

Bodéga!

Waterford, Co. Waterford
Restaurant / Wine Bar
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 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
Firmly established as a leading Waterford restaurant that delivers quality and value, the warm bright colours of Bodega feel like a corner of the Mediterranean and it is always busy. Proprietor Cormac Cronin has a high regard for the quality of raw ma ...

94%
48 votes

Glasson Village Restaurant

Glasson, Co. Westmeath
Restaurant
Serious About Seafood The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
In an attractive stone building which formerly served as an RIC barracks, chef-proprietor Michael Brooks opened the Village Restaurant in 1986, making his mark as a culinary pioneer in the area; there’s a real country atmosphere about the place, ...

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99%
16 votes

Dunbrody Country House Hotel & Cookery School

Arthurstown, Co. Wexford
Character Pub / Cookery School / Hotel / Restaurant
2 euro For Cooking & Service Well Above Average 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. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Serious About Seafood 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
A household name throughout Ireland for his accessible home-cook recipes, celebrity chef Kevin Dundon is back in the kitchen at the elegant Georgian country house hotel that he runs with his wife Catherine, reminding lucky diners of the creative flair ...

97%
15 votes

The Lobster Pot Seafood Bar

Carne, Co. Wexford
Character Pub
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 Serious About Seafood 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
Near Carnsore Point and just over 8km (5 miles) from Rosslare ferry port, Ciaran and Anne Hearne’s handsome country pub in Carne, in elegant dark green with lots of well-maintained plants, is a welcome sight indeed. Inside the long, low building ...

100%
9 votes

Roches Bar

Duncannon, Co. Wexford
Bar
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
Bob and Eileen Roche’s fine traditional bar in the centre of Duncannon village serves the local community (and discerning visitors) well. There’s an old bar at the front, pleasingly free of improvements, and it gradually develops more tow ...

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100%
9 votes

Hotel Isaacs & Greenes Restaurant

Cork City, Co. Cork
Hotel / Restaurant
For Cooking & Service Well Above Average 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. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Opposite the Everyman Palace Theatre and with an intriguing approach through a cobbled courtyard, this attractive Cork hotels got comfortable and spacious rooms at a fairly reasonable price. The hotel is a former bonded warehouse on a very busy street ...

100%
1 votes

Les Frères Jacques

Dublin 2, Dublin City
Restaurant
A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Serious About Seafood
Although the number of French restaurants/bistros in Dublin has grown a lot of late, Les Frères Jacques - which opened beside the Olympia Theatre in 1986, well before the development of Temple Bar made the area fashionable - has retained its spe ...

100%
1 votes

The Lobster Pot

Dublin 4, Dublin City
Restaurant
A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland 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
On the first floor of a redbrick Ballsbridge terrace, conspicuously located near the Herbert Park Hotel - and just a few minutes walk from the RDS - this long-established restaurant has lost none of its charm or quality over the years, and now has a un ...

94%
4 votes

The Lord Edward

Dublin 8, Dublin City
Character Pub / Restaurant
One of Dublin's most historic bars spans three floors of a tall, narrow building overlooking Christchurch Cathedral. Traditional in a decidedly old-fashioned way, The Lord Edward provides a complete contrast to the current wave of trendy places that h ...

100%
2 votes

The Pepper Mill

Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Restaurant
A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Serious About Seafood The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Mairead and Robert Gill’s popular restaurant in Nenagh  lies behind an elegant grey-green frontage, you’ll find a smart but comfortable wine bar where a Tapas menu is served downstairs and a fine contemporary restaurant on the first fl ...

95%
14 votes

Morrissey's Seafood Bar & Grill

Doonbeg, Co. Clare
B&B / Bar / Restaurant
Serious About Seafood The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
This attractive family-run bar in Doonbeg village is run by the energetic Hugh McNally, who has upped the ante in recent  years. While retaining some of the charm of the old bar, he has given this lively seafood bar and grill a refreshing more c ...

97%
7 votes

Strand Inn

Dunmore East, Co. Waterford
Pub / Restaurant with Rooms
Serious About Seafood
Right on the beach in Dunmore East, and with sea views out towards the Hook Lighthouse, The Strand goes back to 1750 but today it is the first choice for many discerning locals when it comes to seafood - and, increasingly, for discerning foodies on hol ...

100%
12 votes

La Bohème

Waterford, Co. Waterford
Restaurant
Serious About Seafood
Christine and Eric Thezé’s elegant restaurant in the vaulted basement of Waterford’s Chamber of Commerce building is cleverly flooded in light, with white arched ceilings giving the room a wonderful feeling of height. The feeli ...

96%
6 votes

Fishy Fishy

Kinsale, Co. Cork
Café / Restaurant
For Cooking & Service Well Above Average 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 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
Martin and Marie Shanahan's Fishy Fishy Café mark two is a very big restaurant, by West Cork standards, yet they've been full to capacity at peak times ever since moving their main restaurant to this almost-harbourside location in 2006. Nearby, ...

95%
19 votes

Jim Edwards

Kinsale, Co. Cork
Pub / Restaurant
Serious About Seafood
The Edwards family are over 45 years in business at this characterful old place in the heart of Kinsale, which is known for its atmosphere and the consistent quality of the hearty food served in both bar and restaurant. Its cosy pub atmosphere is emp ...

92%
55 votes

Deasy's Harbour Bar & Seafood Restaurant

Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Bar / Restaurant
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 Serious About Seafood The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Just across the road from the water in the pretty village of Ring, this traditional pub has a decking area at the front and large windows taking advantage of the view of Clonakilty Bay and the boats moored nearby. Inside, brick walls are decorated wit ...

98%
13 votes

BiaBaile @ Murphy Blacks

Kilkee, Co. Clare
The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Although this attractive restaurant on the square is quite modern, it is in a Victorian building and proprietors Cillian Murphy and Mary Redmond retained period features to keep the authentic atmosphere of their former pub (which they had already be ...

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91%
30 votes

The Tavern Bar & Restaurant

Westport, Co. Mayo
Bar / Pub / Restaurant
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. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Pub with good food and atmosphere Serious About Seafood The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Tucked in below the soaring slopes of Croagh Patrick, just outside Westport,The Tavern is set back from the lovely tree-lined coast road – but, with its trademark deep pink paintwork and come-on-in signage, this smartly maintained premises can&rs ...

100%
0 votes

Magees Bistro

Carlingford, Co. Louth
Bar / Restaurant
Serious About Seafood
Right in the heart of Carlingford village, just across the road from O’Hare’s pub, this lively restaurant is a first choice for many coming to Carlingford. Its ancient walls with castle windows are a part of the old Heritage Town, and the ...

100%
6 votes

Hemmingways

Dublin 3, Dublin City
Café / Restaurant / Wine Bar
Serious About Seafood
Fans of Hemmingways' quirky fish shop-cum-restaurant just off the seafront in Clontarf might miss the charming fishmonger vibe that formerly made this place so unusual. But, although the appealing fish counter, bar stools and bright lights have been ...

100%
10 votes

The Oar House

Howth, Co. Dublin
Restaurant
Serious About Seafood 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
 Although one of the relatively recent restaurants to open in Howth, the nautically-themed interior of The Oar House - an old smoke house on the West Pier - has a lived-in feel that makes you believe it's been sating diners for decades. The cor ...

100%
2 votes

The Strand Bistro & Accommodation

Kilkee, Co. Clare
Guesthouse / Restaurant
Serious About Seafood
This long-established seafront restaurant has been in family ownership for 130 years, and is currently run by Johnny Redmond, who is the chef, and his wife Caroline. In a dream of a location, it is a long building with outside seating under a neat awn ...

94%
16 votes

Cronin's Pub

Crosshaven, Co. Cork
Character Pub
Pub with good food and atmosphere Serious About Seafood The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
The Cronin family’s Victorian pub on the harbour front has been in the family since 1970, when it was bought by Denny and Jo Cronin. The current owners are Sean Cronin and his Dutch wife, Thecla - and, thanks to a collecting gene that has been ve ...

98%
10 votes

The Poachers Inn

Bandon, Co. Cork
Classes/Courses / Pub / Restaurant
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 Serious About Seafood The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
With its smart blue and white frontage and welcoming signage, it would be hard to drive past Barry and Catherine McLoughlin’s attractive roadside bar and restaurant just outside Bandon these days. What they took on in 2006 was a typical pub, wit ...

91%
3 votes

The Fairways Bar & Orchard Restaurant

Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Character Pub / Restaurant
Serious About Seafood
Situated just a short distance outside Nenagh (and, as the name implies, very close to the golf club) this attractive country pub is very popular with locals and useful for travellers to know about because it offers lunch and evening meals every day of ...

91%
3 votes

Beshoffs of Howth

Howth, Co. Dublin
Restaurant / Wine Bar
Serious About Seafood
The first in a line of restaurants and fish shops on Howth’s West Pier, Beshoffs is arguably the most striking and stylish of the competition. Boasting an authentic oyster and tapas bar, this is certainly the swishest fish shop in Dublin Fishmon ...

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100%
7 votes

Jack's Coastguard Restaurant

Killorglin, Co. Kerry
Bar / Restaurant
A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland 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. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood 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
Just a stone’s throw from the sea at Cromane, where the mussels that the area is famous for are landed, this handsome stone building is smartly maintained and sends out all the right signals from the outset. Jack's celebrated 50 years in business ...

98%
14 votes

Kilkieran Cottage Restaurant

Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary
Restaurant
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. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood
On an elevated site with views towards Carrick on Suir and to the Comeragh mountains, this pretty white cottage with its cheerful red half door enjoys a lovely rural setting - and it's an appealing property, with two stone-faced outhouses and a small c ...

100%
5 votes

Naughton's Bar

Kilkee, Co. Clare
Bar
Serious About Seafood
Painted dark grey and wine, Naughtons is a smartly presented 1870’s pub the on main street, with French doors opening out onto a patio with seating for fine days. Owned by Elaine Haugh and her husband, Robert Hayes, who is the chef, this friend ...

100%
7 votes

A Caviston

Greystones, Co. Wicklow
Café / Cafe/Bar / Deli / Fish Shop / Speciality Store
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. Serious About Seafood
It would be difficult to be a member of the renowned Caviston family (see Dun Laoghaire entry) and not be passionate about fish - and this passion is very evident at this excellent café and deli in Greystones run by Amy Caviston. From the momen ...

100%
2 votes

The Olde Castle Bar & Red Hughs Restaurant

Donegal, Co. Donegal
Bar / Restaurant
Serious About Seafood
In a restored stone building directly overlooking the ruins of O’Donnell Castle in the heart of Donegal town, this traditional bar and restaurant is just the kind of place visitors are hoping to find - it may seem a little touristy at first, but ...

97%
7 votes

McDonagh's

Galway City, Co. Galway
Café / Restaurant
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
In Galway’s busiest restaurant street McDonagh's has been serving fish and chips long before this part of town became a magnet for tourists in search of food and drink. Nationally renowned as one of the best of its kind, it is today a thriving m ...

100%
1 votes

Ouzos

Dalkey, Co. Dublin
Restaurant
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 The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
This great neighbourhood restaurant has earned a loyal following and they really fly the flag for Irish seafood – and for Irish beef too, as the main concession to non-seafood eaters is a range of prime dry-aged steaks from Co Carlow, supplied by ...

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99%
35 votes

An Port Mor

Westport, Co. Mayo
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 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
Not a lot of people know this, but An Port Mor is named after Portmor House in Blackwatertown, Co Armagh, which is proprietor-chef Frankie Mallon’s home town – a pleasingly familiar place to us, from researching our Taste of the Waterways G ...

100%
9 votes

Seabank Bistro

Malahide, Co. Dublin
Fish & Seafood / Restaurant
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. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood
Overlooking the estuary from the Portmarnock coast road just outside Malahide, the McNulty family's seafood bistro combines the charm of a seaside café with the cosiness of a neighbourhood restaurant. On a fine summer evening tables are in deman ...

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98%
12 votes

The Long Dock

Carrigaholt, Co. Clare
Pub / Restaurant
Pub with good food and atmosphere Serious About Seafood 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
Way out in west Clare, halfway out along the Loop Head pensinsula and overlooking the Mouth of the Shannon, is the picturesque little fishing village of Carrigaholt. It’s a charming place, untouched by the over development of recent times and wel ...

100%
1 votes

Fentons of Dingle

Dingle, Co. Kerry
Restaurant
Serious About Seafood
Right in the heart of Dingle, Patricia Fenton’s charming restaurant has everything that visitors look for in this fascinating town - including a nice folksy atmosphere, a pretty patio garden where you can eat in fine weather and and a cosy fire f ...

100%
7 votes

Fish Kitchen

Bantry, Co. Cork
Restaurant
Serious About Seafood The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
This little restaurant above the Central Fish Market is an agreeable choice on the dining scene in the heart of Bantry – and the location is no coincidence, as Colman Keohane  and Anne Marie Murphy, owners of the fish shop and restaurant res ...

98%
9 votes

The Rising Tide

Glounthaune, Co. Cork
Pub / Restaurant
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
CLOSED   Seen at its best at high water, the Murphy family’s attractive, bright pub is in a secluded location overlooking Little Island, and the attractive decor reflects the surroundings, with a maritime theme in the ground floor bar and ...

98%
14 votes

Roundstone House Hotel & Vaughan's Restaurant

Roundstone, Co. Galway
Hotel / Restaurant
Serious About Seafood
The Vaughan family’s classic old-fashioned small seaside village hotel is in the heart of Roundstone and enjoys a great view over the harbour and distant Connemara hills, from both public areas and many of the comfortable en-suite rooms. Well kn ...

96%
6 votes

Harbour House Guesthouse & Islands Restaurant

Castlegregory, Co. Kerry
Guesthouse / Restaurant
Serious About Seafood
Great food, a comfortable bed and a leisure centre can be found in many hotels around the country, but it’s unusual to find them all together in a guesthouse. But then, Harbour House on the Maharees peninsula is no ordinary guesthouse. Located f ...

95%
10 votes

Spa Seafoods Deli & Cafe

Tralee, Co. Kerry
Café / Fish Shop / Restaurant
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 The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
This family-run business has been well known in the area as a supplier of top quality Irish fish and seafood products since 1996 and, since the opening of their ‘seafood emporium’ in the centre of The Spa village, it's been reaching a much ...

93%
7 votes

Gallagher's Seafood Restaurant

Bunratty, Co. Clare
Restaurant
Serious About Seafood
Set back from the road with a little green and some shrubs in front and plenty of parking, Gallagher’s is in a pretty thatched house with a history dating back to the 17th century, when it is believed to have been inhabited by labourers of the O' ...

95%
5 votes

Trá Bán Restaurant

Strandhill, Co. Sligo
Restaurant
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. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Serious About Seafood
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, Tr&aacu ...

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