Lately, food has become as much of a tourist attraction as sand dunes and greenways, and Westport’s culinary scene is on the up. From award-winning restaurants to locally sourced shellfish and organic veg, Westport’s offering for foodies is a veritable smorgasbord of delicious delights.
Whether you’re looking to dine and dash, or don some fancy threads for a special night out, Westport’s got it all. We reached out to some residents to discover the inside scoop on their favourite local spots to drink, snack, dine and indulge to comprise this list of the best places to eat in Westport!
Every good adventure begins with fuel. Luckily, we have some great cafes around Westport to get you caffeinated for the day ahead.
Cornrue Bakery: Award-winning Cornrue Bakery is more than just a home for naturally leavened loaves of sourdough - it’s a stalwart of the community. Loaves and boules sit in crisp white bags, waiting to be enjoyed by the locals and visitors who flock to this renowned bakery day in, day out. Head to Cornrue early before the bread sells out, and make sure to order in advance if you want to get your hands on their famous cinnamon rolls (Thursday and Friday only). Saturday mornings in Summer, sit outside and listen to the live music and local chatter from patrons who perch on the wall outside.
Christy’s Harvest: Local institution, beloved by all who live here. A home away from home for many, this pocket-sized café has some of the best seats in the town, perfect for people watching from the sidewalk seating area. Don’t leave without picking up some handmade truffles for those unlucky enough not to have made it to Westport.
Curry's Cottage: This classic bakery and café bring you back to those childhood days, in granny’s kitchen, with the warm smell of cookies and bread emanating from somewhere close by. The interior is like a cosy parlour, and the display boasts an array of sweet treats brimming with nostalgia. Curry’s Cottage also wins the prize for the most inventive window displays, with every calendar event marked by enthralling scenes playing out behind the glass.
Mc Hughes on the Mall: No trip to Westport, or indeed Mayo, would be complete without a visit to McHugh’s. This family-run business has various locations across Mayo and Galway, each as good as the next. The sandwich names alone are worth the visit, with The Gobble Gobble, The Twerky and Ya Mad Cow being some of the best.