A day spent viewing the delights of Westport can give you an appetite, so it’s just as well the area offers a wealth of great restaurants. Below are some of the most popular.
The Lemon Peel
The Octagon, Westport, Mayo
The menu fuses both obvious and charmingly unusual choices – there are few places which include heart of palm as a vegetable – and they cleverly include dishes created especially for both vegetarians and vegans, including the rather ominously named Healthy Heaps.
Westport Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo
Overlooking Westport Harbour, The Helm has its own angling boat and specialises in local seafood and meats from the Clew Bay Area. The olde worlde bar attached to The Helm has entertainment each evening. The Helm boat, ‘The White Seahorse’ can be hired for Angling Trips or sightseeing trips around the islands of Clew Bay
The Helm Skate Festival, the largest sea angling event in the country, takes place each October and attracts anglers from all over the world.
The Demesne, Westport, Mayo
This restaurant offers local, organic and seasonal foods created from Irish/Italian classic recipes with skill and imagination. Dishes include home-made pates, soups and breads, Clew Bay mussels and Clams, Clare Island organic smoked salmon, local air-dried lamb and beef, Lamb dishes, Classic Italian pastas, Italian fish Stew, 10oz Fillet steak. Mains are accompanied by garlic rosemary roasted potatoes and seasonal veg.
Bridge Street, Westport, Mayo
China Court is an authentic Chinese restaurant and bar. It specialises in Canton and Szechaun Cuisine for a truly enjoyable evening.
The Quay, Westport, Mayo
The Towers Bar is situated on the Quay side of Westport with wonderful coastal views to complement the excellent pints and welcoming atmosphere.
The Quay Cottage Restaurant
The Harbour, Westport, Mayo
An intimate and pleasingly simple restaurant that focuses on local seafoods, the Quay Cottage is one of the most enduring of Westport’s eating houses.