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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Leinster

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Leinster? 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 Mimosa Bar de Tapas restaurant
4.9 (1849)
€30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Carlow Town
About the restaurant
Nestled in the cultural quarter in Carlow town - right across the road from our stunning Cathedral -
Mimosa Bar de Tapas provides an escape to a place of Latin Tapas served in a beautiful setting .
We pride ourselves on good food served in a beautiful ambience by friendly & helpful people .
We look forward to welcoming you soon !

ALL BOOKINGS FOR 6-8 please visit www.mimosawinebar.com and click on "Bookings for 6 or more "

Seating will be allocated to you on what's available at that particular time .
Unfortunately we cannot hold particular tables for guests ,to optimise your experience & not to be disappointed please do not request another table on arrival as refusal often upsets leads to frustration at our amazing team.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
A fabulous evening of food as always with the best staff. Outstanding food, staff and atmosphere! Thanks to M imosa again!
A photo of Raspberry Restaurant restaurant
4.8 (507)
€31 to €50
About the restaurant
Restaurant . Cocktails . Social .

New modern restaurant with fabulous cocktail lounge. We have an exciting and varied modern Irish menu using the finest local produce where possible, infused with flavor's both traditional, and from around the world.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
We really enjoyed the food here, the service was fantastic as well. I'm already looking forward to going back and could not recommend this place enough.
A photo of Rasa Indian Restaurant restaurant
4.7 (73)
€30 and under
About the restaurant
Welcome to Rasa Indian Restaurant we look forward to serving you.
Top review
Dined 5 days ago
Best Indian food around. Excellent . Highly recommend. Staff so lovely too. Delicious food.
A photo of Brabazon Restaurant restaurant
4.7 (56)
€51 and over
Contemporary European
About the restaurant
Set in the 'Garden Village' at Tankardstown, Brabazon Restaurant has become a true destination for diners and lives long in the memory of all who visit.
Head Chef János Sárközi and his team offer a culinary experience based on seasonality and local produce; some of which is derived from the estates own kitchen garden and polytunnels.
A la carte and Tasting menu for lunch can be enjoyed Friday and Saturday from 1pm to 3pm, and for dinner Thursday to Sunday. Afternoon Tea is also served Thursday from 1pm to 3pm.
Guests can dine on the terrace in Summer when the weather permitted, in the intimate surrounds, beside the open fire during the winter months or in the new Morris Suite.
With recent accolades including 2AA Rosettes and RAI’s Best Hotel Restaurant in Meath and Best Chef in Meath, Brabazon Restaurant offers diners a feast for the eyes and the palate.

Top review
Dined on May 3, 2024
Fantastic environment with an excellent service and amazing food. They totally deserve a Michelin Star.
A photo of Caladh restaurant
4.7 (64)
€31 to €50
Modern European
About the restaurant
Welcome to Caladh we look forward to serving you.
Top review
Dined 6 days ago
Recently moved to the area and have been meaning to go for a while but other things have got in the way. Will definitely be visiting multiple times really enjoyed the food even though they recently moved to a summer menu and I was desperate to try some of the things off their old menu, the new one was equally appetising and delivered. Were upsold to additional potatoes alongside sharing monkfish which really wasn't necessary as the potato salad that came with it (along with a side order of carrots) was sufficient and ended up leaving no room for dessert. The flavours used are fantastic and the food cooked superbly. Some great wine to choose from too.
A photo of The Clermont restaurant
4.6 (548)
€31 to €50
Dundalk South
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Clermont, The North Easts premiere Bar & Restaurant in Blackrock, Dundalk Co. Louth.

From Farm to Plate – we are all about fresh ingredients, fresh food and fresh thinking. We pride ourselves on menus created from the finest fresh and local ingredients. Our guests love to linger in an atmosphere of modern cool and premium service. Mix your drinks in the glow of mixed modern art - with artists such as Hirst .

A warm welcome awaits you here at the Clermont – see you soon !!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
The food was excellent, great service and friendly staff.
A photo of Neighbourhood Naas restaurant
4.5 (326)
€51 and over
About the restaurant
An exciting new restaurant based in the heart of Naas, Co. Kildare. This is, as its name suggests, a neighbourhood restaurant — somewhere to relax and enjoy creative and delicious, flavour-driven, produced by previous Bib Gourmand achieved Head Chef Gareth Naughton and his team, and drinks in an elegantly easy-going setting. We aim to source and produce everything possible, right here in Ireland.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Great food, great wine and great service. All round great experience. Thanks
A photo of Sika Restaurant restaurant
4.3 (439)
€51 and over
About the restaurant
With an emphasis on local excellence and seasonality, Sika offers the best of Irish contemporary cooking against a spectacular backdrop of Wicklow's hills and mountains. From the rich bounty of our seas and our fields, from the skilled hands of artisan producers and craft suppliers, Ireland's fresh food credentials are world renowned. Such superb raw materials inspire the best of our chefs. So at Sika you'll find well-loved classic dishes deliciously prepared and executed with a distinctively modern twist.

The space is as appetising as the menu. Situated on the third floor of the Hotel, Sika's dramatic floor-to-ceiling glass windows take full advantage of the breath-taking views of the Sugar Loaf Mountain.

There is no better place to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the views of the Sugar Loaf Mountain as the weather gets warmer, as Sika Terrace is open for all day dining during the summer months.

Please note that the restaurant is an adult-only area from 8:00pm nightly.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Beautiful food... Lovely atmosphere and attentive friendly staff... would highly recommend the Sika restaurant.
A photo of The Mill Restaurant and Terrace restaurant
4.3 (245)
€51 and over
About the restaurant
Classic Irish cuisine from chef Sean Smith in the Kildare countryside.

Sean’s mouth-watering new menu is as always sourced locally with some ingredients even grown on the very grounds of the Cliff at Lyons Estate. Food lovers will enjoy classics such as Roast Rib of Beef, Cherry Valley Duck Breast and Oven Baked Baby Turbot with sides of seasonal vegetables, mini Seafood platters and of course for something a bit sweet, Whiskey & Orange Ice Cream or Chocolate Fondant with Salted Caramel Ice Cream.

The Mill restaurant is the heart of Cliff at Lyons, with huge double-height ceilings, warm open fire and windows that open up to a terrace beside the mill race and waterfall. Here, you will find a relaxed style of dining where it is easy to enjoy a lunch or dinner with friends or family. The illuminated waterfall provides a unique back drop to this airy and spacious room.

Top review
Dined on Apr 3, 2024
Front of House person was disorganised. We were shown to a waiting table by barman who advised that the hostess would be with us shortly but when she returned she did not approach us and when other guests came in she showed them to their table. Food and table service was very good.
A photo of Balcone Italiano restaurant
3.9 (62)
€30 and under
About the restaurant
The Balcone Italiano Restaurant is located on the mezzanine level of the Bridge House Hotel at the heart of Tullamore and is one of Offaly’s most loved Italian eateries with native Italian chefs it brings a culinary flare to the midlands that hasn’t been seen before. Enjoy a fresh mix of home-made pastas and pizzas which are made daily in house. The restaurant also offers a range of steaks, chicken and vegetarian dishes. Choose from a range of delectable Italian desserts and expertly made coffees.
Top review
Dined on Apr 5, 2024
yummy and quality food and friendly service, thanks
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