Dining out is an essential part of the Westport experience.
Dotted throughout the town, charming restaurants serve contemporary treats waiting to satisfy all tastes and budgets.
Westport offers a varied selection of Irish and Continental cuisine lovingly prepared using seasonal local ingredients. And touching the shores of Clew Bay, it is little wonder that many of the town’s best loved eateries specialise in tasty, fresh seafood treasures.
So why not treat yourself? Dig deep into a bag of warm, crispy chips or unwind in the attentive service of an award-winning restaurant – the choice is yours.
JW’s is open daily from 10am, Lunch from 12 noon serving 8 daily lunch specials for €8 per dish. Dinner is served from 5pm with an Early Bird offering of 2 courses plus a glass of wine or craft beer for €20 per person (Sunday to Thursday before 6.30pm). Groups and couples flock to JW’s for the best selling Deluxe Dinner package of 3 Gourmet Courses plus a Bottle of Wine for €60 in total for 2.
La Fougere Restaurant
La Fougère at Knockranny House Hotel is a multiple award-winning restaurant, perched on the hill side overlooking Clew Bay & Croagh Patrick. Seamus Commons, one of Ireland’s most respected chefs, heads up the team at this Westport restaurant and the food is impeccable; with fresh fish, caught and landed daily, locally reared beef and lamb with fruit & vegetables grown in Knockranny’s gardens. Eating at La Fougère is all about relaxed fine dining, great food chosen from local producers and an interesting wine list – in great company.
The Idle Wall and Cookery School
Local Produce Seasonal Restaurant. Specialising in local Seafood and Shellfish and Irish Heritage food. Open Tuesday to Saturday 5pm – 9.30pm for evening dinner and open Sunday for Brunch 11-3pm (open Sunday of Bank Holiday weekends for dinner)
Early Bird 5pm – 7pm.
The Islands Restaurant is open nightly from 6pm for dinner and Traditional Sunday lunch 1pm-2.30pm. Highly regarded by locals the restaurant received an AA Rosette for the 5th year in a row. A warm, welcoming ambience, tasty and exciting menus make it the ideal venue for your dining experience. Family Friendly Menu available during family holiday seasons.
The Lakeview Restaurant is spacious & bright and is the ideal location for grand family gatherings or a romantic table for two. Our Chefs have lovingly created a selection of menus, ensuring a wide variety of fabulous dishes are available to you. We also cater for children, with their very own purpose menu. The chefs carefully select the freshest local ingredients and source the finest of international produce for you to enjoy!
Madden’s Bar & Bistro
Madden’s Bistro is a classy bustling restaurant in the heart of Westport, and is popular with everyone, guests, locals and visitors alike. The stylish design is a perfect foil for the adjoining Madden’s Bar. A range of seafood, traditional roasts or some continental classic dishes are available. Group bookings are welcome!
A beautifully bright and stylish space, you’ll find an exquisite mix of Irish and Continental flavours in the award winning Orchard Restaurant. Their Head chef, Alain Gaulier, is our best-kept secret, having served with them for over 22 years. With seating for up to 220 guests including a private dining area for 70, the Orchard is spacious yet intimate. Open 6-9pm daily.
Find intimate dining and sumptuous wines at the Restaurant Merlot. A delightful mix of European and classical Irish flavours, choose from the exciting Table D’Hote menu. To complement your choice, they will help you select the perfect wine from their extensive range on display in the cellar. Evening meals are served from 6 – 9pm.
Temptations Restaurant has been reviewed on the guide to the best restaurants in Ireland and Lucinda O’Sullivan’s – little black book of great places to stay and eat. You will enjoy a mouth-watering experience with a wide range of well-priced Irish & Continental cuisine, in an intimate and friendly atmosphere. The ambience is one of relaxation & warmth, in a tastefully decorated setting, where a true Irish welcome awaits you.
Dine in the tallest restaurant in Westport. The Waterfront Restaurant is uniquely on the top floor of the hotel. With striking views and open spaces, their Head Chef chooses only the freshest local ingredients to ensure your dining experience is both indulging and enjoyable. Available for weddings, christenings, anniversary parties and corporate evenings and is the perfect venue for a private, more intimate occasion. Open 6-9pm daily.