Ardagh Hotel and Restaurant
With large panoramic windows perched well above the sea, our multi award-winning Clifden seafood restaurant doesn’t so much overlook the bay as invite the stunning Atlantic views in to dine with our guests. The atmosphere is bright and inviting, with every attention paid to detail. Sunsets are delectable. We are renowned for our seafood, with many of our lobsters and oysters freshly caught within sight of your tableside window. We use the best of local Irish meat, fish & farm produce, with herbs, vegetables & flowers often coming from our own organic garden at the back of the hotel. Your hosts and chefs are Stéphane & Monique Bauvet, who personally supervise the restaurant and ensure the select wine list pleases the highest of tastes.
Connemara Sands Hotel
The Erriseask Restaurant. For something really special, enter our amazing Erriseask dining lounge complete cocktail bar emanating New England style and ambience. Local farmhouse cheeses, vegetables, lamb, chicken and seafood are the star of the show prepared to delight and dazzle the taste buds. Accompany your meal with one of our carefully selected wines while enjoying the view and spectacular sunsets of Mannin Bay. We promise it will become a true dining experience.
Specialising in home made deserts & great local cooking. Recent Trip Advisor comments calls this bistro’s deserts “amazing” and “definately worth a try”!
EJ King’s Bar and & Restaurant
E.J. Kings Bars & Restaurant is situated on the corner of Market St. and Main St., in front of the Millennium Spire. We have excellent day and evening menus in the bar, and a superb restaurant upstairs with gracious staff dedicated to meeting your needs. For entertainment we feature live music every night. Welcome to Clifden!
Fax: +353 952 1504
Griffin’s is Clifden’s oldest continuously family-owned pub, and it is said that we serve the finest pint of Guinness in town. Our food is all homemade, and our friendly staff welcome locals and visitors alike. And when it comes to evening entertainment Griffin’s is where the music is great, from traditional Irish to Country to straight-ahead Rock – and the craic is always mighty! A must for every visitor to Clifden and Connemara! Large Heated Beer Garden with Big-screen TV, Fully Air-conditioned, Pool Table, 4 Large TV Screens with Sky Sports HD and Big Screen in Back Bar, Traditional Music 7 nights a week, Lunch Served Daily 12-5pm
Guy’s Bar and Snug
One of the oldest bars in Clifden, mixing old and new traditions, with all day bar food until 9pm. Snug available for private parties. Seafood, real coffee, live music. Guys Bar is worth visiting.
Fax: +353 952 2258
Kirwan’s Lane, Galway
Superb restaurant located in the historic setting of Kirwan’s Lane, one of Galway’s last remaining late Mediaeval lanes. Kirwan’s Lane Restaurant boasts a fine lunch and evening menu featuring the best of fresh local produce. The restaurant is tastefully decorated in warm autumnal shades which, with a combination of excellent food and wine, creates the perfect recipe for a pleasant evening.
The lunch menu features such creative dishes as: Irish brie Crostini; Marinated Salmon Roulade; Piccato Milanese of Pork; Panache of Seafood
Evening diners can chose from such dishes as: Millefeuille of fresh crab; Loin of Connemara; Stuffed breast of guinea fowl; Saute fresh monkfish.
Mannion’s Bar & Restaurant
Is one of Clifden’s longest established family run restaurants, serving lunch and dinner from 12pm until late. We specialize in locally sourced seafood with such dishes as fresh Chowder, Connemara Smoked Salmon, Killary Mussels and Traditional Fish and Chips. Mannion’s are also famous for their Connemara Lamb Irish Stew and 100% Irish Beef Burgers. Large groups and families are catered for with a children’s menu available. Free Wifi is available. Live traditional Irish Music every evening from 6.30pm. Reservations accepted.
The Marconi Restaurant is a fully licensed restaurant personally supervised by the owners, offering a wide gourmet menu based on the finest local produce, with fresh seafood and Connemara lamb a speciality, all at affordable prices.
Fax: +353 952 1458
Test Connemara’s local delicacies in this popular venue. The beautifully decorated interior adds to the atmosphere created by the tempting aromas coming from the kitchen.
Fax: +353 952 1770
O’Dowds Seafood Bar and Restaurant
Situated in the centre of Roundstone village and over-looking the most picturesque working harbour in the West of Ireland, O’Dowds has been serving both locals and visitors since 1840. Originally known as “Kelly’s Hotel” it became O’Dowds in 1906 and has retained that name ever since. For most of that time it was a combined grocery shop, Pub and Hotel only ever changing temporarily to a Funeral Parlour during the making of the movie “The Matchmaker” in 1996!!
Awards: 2011 Sunday Independent Gastropub of the year for Galway & Connacht; 2011 Michelin Bib Gourmand winner, 2012 Seafood Circle and 2012 Bridgestone Guide.
O’Grady On Pier, Barna
Described as a “true hidden gem” on Ireland’s romantic west coast, O’Grady’s on the Pier in Barna is uniquely situated on the shores of Galway Bay. Located right down on the Pier in Barna Village, O’Grady’s offers a stunning, relaxed location in which to enjoy the freshest, locally sourced and well prepared seafood and meat dishes.
Since opening in 2000, O’Grady’s on the Pier has established itself as one of Ireland’s finest Seafood Restaurants. The infamous O’Grady’s Seafood Chowder alone is enough to keep the seafood connoisseur coming back for more. The seafood specials change on a daily basis, ensuring that the regular diner is never bored and only the freshest fish is offered. There is plenty for the non fish lover to choose from with the lunch and dinner a la carte menus offering a wide range of Irish meat & poultry dishes.
Fax: +353 915 90677
Off The Square Market
Offering a welcoming breakfast feast from 9.00 am, followed by a superb lunch menu, offering everything from fish and pasta salads to old favourites. Dinner is a delicious affair, offering the freshest and largest choice of fish in town, as well as lobster and prawns when the season is right. The wine list is specially designed to compliment the food. Whatever time of day, morning, noon or night, expect of the highest quality at affordable prices! * Pick your own lobster from our tank * Large parties and special occasions catered for * From water and bread to lobster and champagne, we do it all with the quality and price you deserve!
Fax: +353 952 2291
Olivers Bar, Cleggan
Welcome to Oliver’s Bar, an ideal base for a holiday in Connemara within easy reach of beaches, horse-riding, sea fishing, hill walking, island trips and golf.
Sunday Evening Surf ‘n Turf specials: We run a small menu from 6 to 9 pm which includes family friendly options like Steak, Beef Burgers, Fish & Chips, Scampi and a delicious home-made Chicken Curry.
Food is served all day by our cosy open fire and overlooking the working harbour in Cleggan. Breakfast is served from 9.30 am and lunch begins at 12.30pm through to 3.00 pm. Our Winter lunch menu is somewhat reduced from the Summer selection but still includes hearty, home made soups, local seafood and a selection of lighter snacks (which continue to be served until 9.00 pm) such as sandwiches and panini, prawn cocktail and smoked mackerel pate.
Cleggan is ideally suited as a base from which to explore all of Connemara, Galway and Mayo. We have three double rooms and two family rooms (containing one double bed and two single beds) available. All have en-suite shower and toilet facilities and tv. Food is available all day in the bar. Group and multi-night rates are available.
Roundstone House Hotel
Welcome to Roundstone House Hotel and Vaughan’s bar and restaurant. Our hotel is a small family run boutique hotel tucked away in one of Ireland’s most beautiful and rustic regions; Connemara. Located in the heart of the scenic fishing village of Roundstone, the hotel is surrounded by spectacular views of Roundstone Bay and Inishnee Island, with the backdrop of the majestic Twelve Ben’s Mountain range.
Steam Coffee House
Fresh, healthy, creative and delicious food and snacks, with a full range of ground-to-order gourmet coffees.Flavour, taste and home-made real food is guaranteed! Mon – Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Supermac’s is Ireland’s largest and fastest-growing indigenous fast food group. The first Supermac’s opened its doors as far back as 1978 in Main Street, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Since then, Supermac’s has gone from strength to strength with a turnover well in excess of€82m and well over 2500 employees. With over 90 stores throughout Ireland & Northern Ireland along with aggressive expansion plans, Supermac’s is looking forward to an exciting future!
Much of the success of Supermac’s can be attributed to the company’s intuitive understanding of Irish consumers’ tastes and preferences. Supermac’s is attributed as the pioneer of such Irish delicacies as the “curry chips” and the “snack box”.
+353 953 0809
The Connemara Hamper
The Connemara Hamper carries a wide range of Irish farmhouse cheeses, Connemara smoked salmon, hand-made chocolates from Mayo, locally-made jams and marmalades, delicious gateaux from ‘Goyas of Galway’ and a range of Connemara handmade baskets.There is a wide choice of patés, salamis, Parma and home-baked hams, and wonderful selections of olives, caperberries, and sun-dried tomatoes, all of which can be used to make a ‘brown bag’ lunch to your personal choice. Illy coffee is also available to take away.There is a selection of French, Spanish and Italian organic wines, and organic fruit/vegetables in season, as well as a wide range of dried goods.
The Connemara Hamper has received many accolades and is listed in the latest copy of The Bridgestone Irish Food Guide. Mail order service available within Ireland/EU. Open Monday – Saturday, 10:00am to 17:30pm.
Tom King’s Bar and Snug
Tom King’s Bar is one of the oldest family-run pubs in Clifden, now in the third generation of the family. Located in the heart of Clifden on Market Square, Tom King’s has the only old traditional ‘snug’ left in town.
Walsh Bakery and Coffee Shop
A gourmet bakery with an impressive selection of scrumptiously yummy pastries, breads, cakes and coffees. Eat-in meals can be enjoyed – sandwiches, wraps, baps, hot and cold lunches and evening meals. Take away is also available.
Fax: +353 952 2670
Vaughans is a family-run business purchased in 1965 by Jack Vaughan. Originally a Pub/Grocery shop it currently operates as a Pub/Bistro with the dining room replacing the old grocery shop. Upstairs the rooms have been given a complete make-over to provide quality accommodation. So you can now EAT, SLEEP and DRINK at Vaughans. The pub provides a great variety of music ranging from traditional to alternative/rock. Bands such as Little Green Cars, Tupelo, Seanie Vaughan, Amoric and of course the great Rory Gallagher tribute man himself Barry Barnes. There’s a welcome on the mat- do call.