Top 10 restaurants in Sligo, Ireland

September 13, 2017 Kandra Bartel

Sligo (Irish: Sligeach, meaning "abounding in shells" — /ˈslaɪɡoʊ/ SLY-goh; Irish pronunciation: [ˈɕlʲɪɟəx]) is a coastal seaport and the county town of County Sligo, Ireland, within the western province of Connacht. With a population of approximately 20,000 in 2016, it is the second largest urban centre in the West of Ireland, with only Galway being larger. The Sligo Borough District constitutes 61% (38,581) of the county's population of 63,000.
Things to do in Sligo

1. Coach Lane Restaurant at Donaghy's Bar

1-2 Lord Edward Street, Sligo F91 K6EV, Ireland Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Steakhouse, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +353 71 916 2417
Excellent
64%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 721 reviews

Coach Lane Restaurant at Donaghy's Bar

Coach Lane Restaurant @ Donaghy's Bar is a multi-award-winning family run eatery located in the heart of Sligo. Check out our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter too, @coachlanesligo for the latest mouthwatering snaps!

Reviewed By kayla9 - Dublin, Ireland

This place.... as there isn't much competition in Sligo is good, the staff are good, the place is good, the food and it's presentation is good.. but it could be and SHOULD be so much better...Another hopeful visit last Saturday evening with another couple left me feeling rushed...(10 pm... forcing us downstairs to a practically empty bar) and although my friends husband had phoned that morning to say it was her 50th birthday & could they acknowledge it...one scoop of icecream and a sparkler was the acknowledgement...we spent at least 200 euro...my 6 year old had a mocktail made for her in Bianconis! Surely the pastry chef could have managed to write her name on a plate...?!... I rest my case..again....

2. Montmartre

Market Yard, Sligo, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +353 71 916 9901
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

Montmartre

Reviewed By Loulou K - Dublin, Ireland

Everything about this restaurant is amazing. From the moment you walk in you know you're in a place that appreciates food. The venue, the atmosphere, the lighting, the cosiness. I've been here several times and its always been wonderful. Its definitely the best restaurant in Sligo for fine dining. It provides locally sourced produce and brings out the best of it with their varied and exciting menu. The starters, mains and dessert were just absolutely delicious as was the large variety of wine offered. The service is also what makes this an enjoyable experience as the waiters are food lovers themselves and develop a nice rapport with their customers. We didn't want to leave at the end of it, learnt a lot about the dishes and where they're sourced from, and were more than satisfied by the taste, quantity and presentation of each dish. Highly recommend this place for people who know how to eat and appreciate food.

3. The Venue

Top Road Strandhill | Sligo, Strandhill, Sligo 0000, Ireland Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards European, Irish, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +353 71 916 8167
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 649 reviews

The Venue

Reviewed By Buckthorn1 - Dublin, Ireland

Great atmosphere, tables are on on top of each other, staff very friendly, helpful and efficient.
Chicken wings are divine
Crab claw main courses- biggest crab claws we have seen and a good portion size. Sauce is superb. A slightly fresher bread is the only possible improvement on this.
Steaks- what can we say?...? Let’s put it this way; every main course we saw on other tables looked lovely and there was a great selection to choose from BUT you must have the steak!!!
The nicest fillet steak I have had in a long time and as authentic as you could get- onions, mushroom, choices of sauces and potatoes- flavoursome at its very best.
The Venue is a long way from home for us- but it was certainly the highlight of our short trip to the area and we will make another trip in the future built around dining in The Venue again.
Good value too!!!
Highly highly highly highly recommended.

4. Hargadon Bros

4 O'Connell Street, Sligo F91 YY39, Ireland Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$47 - HK$196 +353 71 915 3709
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 630 reviews

Hargadon Bros

Reviewed By baz1961 - Dublin, Ireland

A large group of us were here for just drinks, staff, locals were very friendly and a great atmosphere, a nice spot.

5. Shells Cafe

Sea Side, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night +353 71 912 2938
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Shells Cafe

Reviewed By Denmur - Louth, Ireland

A must visit for anyone going to Sligo for a weekend. Great tasting food served with a smile. Salads, sandwiches, souo, fantastic cakes and a great view of the Atlantic waves rolling into Co. Sligo.

6. Austies Restaurant

Rosses Point, Sligo N1, Ireland Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$47 - HK$337 +353 71 911 7786
Excellent
65%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 332 reviews

Austies Restaurant

Reviewed By YoungNIre - Belfast, United Kingdom

We visited here on a Monday afternoon and were welcomed and entertained by a friendly bar man. He talked to us about the history of the area and we had great conversation. The decor was great and full of history. Unfortunately the kitchen is currently closed and they’re unlikely to be serving food again until April due to a few set backs. There were only 2 other people in the bar at the time as it was out of season. I think this place would be great at a busier time of the year and when the kitchen has reopened!

7. The Strand Bar

Shore Road, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Irish, Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$118 +353 71 916 8140
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 478 reviews

The Strand Bar

The Strand Bar (est 1913) nestled between mythic Knocknarea and the famous surf beach of Strandhill, has for many generations been the favoured social spot for locals and tourists alike.Just ten minutes drive from Sligo, close to the airport and one of Europe’s most magnificent Surfing Beaches, this well-known bar has a big welcoming turf fire, cosy snugs and friendly staff.

Reviewed By Miriam R - Cambridge, United Kingdom

We went with friends, just on the off chance, not really thinking about lunch. The place was packed with local residents, roaring fire, wonderful atmosphere and friendly, attentive staff persuaded us to stay for lunch. The menu was extensive, service quick and the food was delicious, with generous portions. It was a great experience, we will most certainly go back when we are next in Co Sligo next year.

8. Eala Bhan

Rockwood Parade, Sligo, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +353 71 914 5823
Excellent
71%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Eala Bhan

Eala Bhan Restaurant in Sligo Town offers the best in fine dining, specialising in fresh Seafood and Steak.

Reviewed By Lori H - Sligo, Ireland

I’ve been to Eala Bhan many times. The fish and chips are the lightest and most delicate I’ve had. Seasonal menus make it hard to decide between all of the lovely choices, and the staff are attentive and discreet. I highly recommend.

9. Lyons Cafe

Quay Street, Sligo, Ireland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Irish, Cafe, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +353 7142969
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Lyons Cafe

At Lyons Cafe and Bake Shop, we are passionate about our food, and we want to share that with our customers. Everything, including our famous breakfasts, pastries, bread and our lunches are made in our kitchen. Our focus is on fresh ingredients, and wholesome, comforting, home made food. Lyons Cafe recipes are original and make the most of local ingredients. Our Mission is to deliver the very best food everyday.

Reviewed By SligoE - London

A beautiful setting with amazingly friendly service and delicious food. I highly recommend the beautiful selection of fresh salads and breads. Great for the kids too!

10. Vintage Lane Cafe

Branleys Yard | Rathcormac, Sligo, Ireland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +353 87 662 2600
Excellent
83%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 166 reviews

Vintage Lane Cafe

Reviewed By RosyDoodle - County Leitrim, Ireland

This cafe is so lovely I usually drive out from Sligo town to it ......no parking problems....
It’s decor is quirky but the most outstanding feature is the lovely atmosphere with gorgeous food served with such friendliness .... I have been served on occasions by different staff but all with have the same atttutude of excellent service with a warm welcome......Coffee is great too. Free WI Fi and a roaring fire on a bitterly cold day..... I just love this place.

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