Where should you eat when you visit the wonderful Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland? We’ve got you covered with our top picks.
1. The Rusty Nail, Crossconnell, Clonmany, Co. Donegal
Named after a flame-haired owner of the 1930s, this hidden gem lies on the scenic route below the rocky ridge which includes Ragtin More,
and a short walk from the golden sands of Tullagh Bay. The Rusty Nail offers the finest Irish cuisine and many varieties of local seafood caught straight from the Atlantic and cooked to perfection by the local head chef.
2. Sarah’s, Portsalon, Fanad Co. Donegal
Located on Fanad Pier, Sarah’s is the perfect stop-off for a seafood lunch or evening dinner. Dine in a relaxing environment with spectacular views all around. With a range of seafood fresh from the Atlantic including oysters, Sole, and Hake, you will get a true taste of the Wild Atlantic Way.
3. Ti Linn Teelin Rd, Lergadaghtan, Carrick, Co. Donegal
This is the ideal pit-stop along your Wild Atlantic tour. Ti Linn serves some of the best coffee along this route and it’s essential that you sample some of their freshly-baked homemade cakes and breads. Sit back and relax in this quaint, yet stunning environment. You can also drop into the adjoining craft-shop and purchase some of the finest local produce.
4. Eithnes by The Sea, Mullaghmore Co. Sligo
Overlooking the picturesque Mullaghmore Harbour, we recommend you take a table outside when the sun is out. Relax and enjoy watching the lobster fishing boats come and go from Donegal Bay and the tourists heading out to explore the monastic settlement at Inishmurray Island.
5. Stella Maris Country House Hotel in Killerduff, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo
Located along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, Stella Maris Country House Hotel provides unsurpassed views of the magnificent Atlantic Ocean, mesmerizing Downpatrick Head and the gorgeous countryside of Ballycastle in County Mayo. It is renowned to its simple organic approach to cooking, with food sourced from the village butcher, and organic gardens.
6. Kylemore Abby Restaurant , Connemara Co. Mayo
Located on the famous Kylemore Abbey estate, the style and grace of the Abbey have inspired the interiors of Mitchell’s café.The menu reflects Victorian and traditional style baking and cooking with recipes bestowed by the Benedictine nuns of Kylemore Abbey.
7. Cullinan’s Seafood Restaurant, Doolin Co. Clare
This Family owned restaurant is located about 15 min drive to the Cliffs of Moher. A wide variety locally sourced seafood is at the heart of the restaurant’s menu cooked to perfection by the leading head chef.
8. The Long Dock Pub and Restaurant, West St, Carrigaholt, Co. Clare
Serving some of the best pub grub along the Wild Atlantic Way. Order the seafood platter and sample a variety of local seafood. Dine in a warm and friendly atmosphere for all ages.
9. The Skipper Ventry, Dingle, Tralee, Co. Kerry
The Skipper provides a relaxed eating experience and excellent, fresh local produce at the keenest prices you will find anywhere in West Kerry. Locally caught fish is the house specialty and by local we mean local. The lobster served in the Skipper is landed 100 meters away on Ventry pier. It is a place where you never know who you might meet.
10. The Speckled Door Bar and Restaurant Old Head, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland
The Speckled door specializes in the freshest of local produce served in an ocean view restaurant and bar with daily fresh from the Atlantic and local meet from the family butcher shop. As this is the last designated point on the Wild Atlantic Way route, you can be sure to unwind in the blissful surroundings.