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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Connacht

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Connacht? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Stone House Pizza Bar restaurant
4.8 (312)
€30 and under
Pizza Bar
About the restaurant
Brought to you by The Old Barracks. Chic new Pizzeria in the heart of Athenry, serving stone- baked Pizza from our Traditional Italian oven, divine desserts & delicious cocktails. Dine-in or Take out.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The staff are absolutely fabulous and so friendly. The food is v good and a nice wine and cocktail list. Also not extortionate in price, hence it was full...... please keep it that way♡
A photo of The Connaught Room at Ashford Castle restaurant
4.9 (462)
€51 and over
Afternoon Tea
About the restaurant
The long established tradition of Afternoon Tea has been wonderfully preserved at Ashford Castle since 1868 - you’ll notice the original silver tea set displayed in the Connaught Room, which was presented to Lord and Lady Ardilaun to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in 1896. With spectacular views from the comfort of the castle’s elegant interior, take your time to savour every delicious moment.

The Afternoon Tea menu offers guests a wide selection of speciality teas or perhaps a glass of Champagne, delicate finger sandwiches, warm freshly baked scones with lashings of cream and home-made jam, not to mention our tasty pastries. It’s the perfect way to spend a leisurely afternoon with friends.

Please note that all visitors will be directed to our car park located across the bridge and a shuttle will be provided. Should there be any delays please call the hotel.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Service was excellent. The castle and grounds are breathtaking. There was a nice variety of teas. The sandwiches were each very different and it was nice to try the various items. The desserts were beautiful and each one delicious. It was pricey but I knew I was paying for the whole experience, and I’m so glad I did.
A photo of The Red Bank Restaurant restaurant
4.7 (359)
€31 to €50
Contemporary European
About the restaurant
Experience delicious food and warm hospitality at The Red Bank Restaurant, a family run business located in the heart of picturesque Carrick-On-Shannon in lovely Leitrim, set on the banks of the river Shannon, the town is one of Ireland’s most popular inland resorts.

At The Red Bank Restaurant we use only the finest locally sourced fresh produce from the town and its surrounding areas, creating wonderful seasonal menus and beautiful dishes that cater for all tastes and dietary requirements, cooked with passion and creativity leaving your taste buds wanting more and more.

Our aim at The Red Bank Restaurant is to provide you with many enjoyable and memorable dining experiences. We look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends to our restaurant very soon.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
We had a Family meal last Sunday, father’s day. We are a family of 8 with 5 adult children. Everyone had a fantastic evening in The Red Bank. Food was Fantastic, atmosphere was lovely, Catherine & All staff were lovely. Recommend Highly for any occasion
A photo of Cullens at The Cottage restaurant
4.7 (222)
€31 to €50
About the restaurant
The Perfect Summer Setting for lunch and dinner, with a beautiful terrace.

This traditional thatched cottage provides a relaxed dining experience with international dishes inspired by our owner Beatrice Tollman, with an emphasis on using the best of local ingredients.

It is just a short stroll over the bridge from the castle, offering views over to Ashford Castle.
Top review
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
What a lovely lunch experience, summer spritz cocktail was amazing spring rolls for starter so tasty and we had fish and chips and burger for mains. Faultless, fish lovely and crispy, burger delicious. Service was faultless, friendly, attentive and informative. music outside was a lovely and sets a lovely ambiance Can’t wait to return!
A photo of Kirby's restaurant
4.5 (157)
€30 and under
Galway City Centre
About the restaurant
Kirby's offer a relaxed dining experience in modern surrounds. Savour the best of local produce cooked with a modern twist. An extensive wine list is available with and emphasis on New World wines. Assured of a warm and friendly welcome and value for money, Kirby's is the ideal venue for a night out with friends or when celebrating that special occasion.

Indoor & outdoor seating is available ( subject to the Irish weather )
Our booking platform accepts reservations up to 6 people, should you wish to make a booking for more people please email us with your enquiry on generalmanager@buskerbrownes.com .

Come to eat , Stay to party!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Excellent food and really friendly staff. Strongly recommend.
A photo of Renao Bar & Restaurant restaurant
4.3 (225)
€30 and under
Galway City Centre
About the restaurant
Welcome to RÉ NAO, a traditional Chinese restaurant based in the heart of Galway, Ireland. Using only the finest locally sourced produce we lovingly recreate delectable Chinese dishes that have withstood the test of time.

Vegan, Gluten Free and Halal Options.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Had dinner in Renao last night. The restaurant itself is beautiful, the staff were superb and the starters were absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, both the Singapore noodles and the Auntie's noodles were very bland & lacking any real flavour. Such a pity as everything was perfectly cooked. A friend had a similar experience recently with the mains. I will definitely be returning for dumplings.
A photo of Sophie's @ The Dean Galway restaurant
4.3 (624)
€30 and under
Galway City Centre
About the restaurant
Rooftop Dining in Galway City Centre
Soak in the views whilst you dine at Sophie’s rooftop restaurant, complete with amazing panoramic views of Galway City, whatever the weather.
Blazing sun, howling gales, she’s just beautiful. And fun. And friendly. And tasty.

Our chefs pack every mouthful with international and Irish flavours. We’ve also got a range of cocktails so good you’ll wanna work your way through the entire menu.
We serve breakfast and dinner 7 days a week. We do lunch on weekdays and brunch at the weekend.

If you haven't found your desired time please get in touch with us at bookgalway@sophies.ie

Top review
Dined 2 days ago
The starters were fantastic! The pizza crust was perfect and the toppings and cheese were well balanced. Service was good and we loved the atmosphere along with the exceptional view!
A photo of Elephant & Castle - Galway restaurant
4 (212)
€30 and under
Galway City Centre
About the restaurant
The West of Irelands first Elephant and Castle is finally here! Located less than a minute walk from Galway’s City Centre, Eyre Square, you can find the restaurant on the ground floor of the newly built Dean.
A beautiful large island bar is the centrepiece of this space, with specially commissioned hand-crafted stitched leather panels. It is a local gathering place for family and friends.
With an innovative menu that brings together old world flavours and contemporary international cuisines. Every plate is packed with fresh, honest, tasty food, created with the very best Irish produce.
From the fluffy omelettes, Caesar salads and juicy burgers and world famous Chicken Wings
We focus on friendly, laid-back service; tasty as ever food and a relaxed atmosphere - everything Elephant & Castle lovers have come to expect we’re bringing to the Dean Galway.
Top review
Dined on May 5, 2024
Food was delicious and the service was great, will be back
A photo of JW's Brasserie restaurant
4.2 (95)
€30 and under
About the restaurant
JW’s Brasserie in the heart of Westport town is a sophisticated & bustling place to dine which is popular with locals and visitors alike. Westport is a real food hub and JW’s will most definitely not disappoint. Diners can enjoy a variety of choices at competitive prices.
The menu is served daily from 12noon to 9pm. We offer a wide choice of dishes which are sure to meet all tastes.
Kids are well catered for with nutrition being a top priority.
The dishes include hearty options of Atlantic Seafood Chowder, Beer Battered Cod as well as the new Posh Spice Bag with Golden Fried Chicken Goujons & Fries, and perfect for two, a Cheeseboard & Bottle of Wine. Little ones will be well entertained with the fun activity sheet on the back of their menus! Kids are in for a treat with new dessert option of Clew Bay Cookie Ice-Cream Sandwich or our ever popular choice of HP favourites. Babies dine free when adults dine with complimentary baby bowl.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Great menu good food good service will be back soon
A photo of Queen Street restaurant
4.1 (108)
€30 and under
Galway City Centre
About the restaurant
Queen Street, Galway's new Gastro bar located in the corner of Eyre Square within the Victoria Hotel. Our bar offers delicious food, an impressive selection of cocktails, beers, wine and spirits with a wonderful atmosphere to ensure all your needs are catered for.

At Queen Street, we take pride in our freshly prepared dishes cooked to order. This commitment ensures that every customer experiences Queen Street at its very best.

Our doors open at 11am every morning, serving barista-style coffee and freshly made café options. Food is served from 12pm throughout the week and on bank holidays, with last seatings at 9pm every evening. Our bar service is also available after this time, serving until late.

We cater to all dietary requirements and offer an exciting menu that includes vegetarian and vegan options. Our team is always on hand to make your experience as enjoyable as you deserve.
Come and experience Queen Street, where great food, cocktails, and a wonderful atmosphere await you!
Top review
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
Food was lovely, atmosphere was also lovely. We would definitely go back if in area.
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