Blessington, historically known as Ballycomeen (Irish: Baile Coimín, meaning "town of Comyn", from the Irish surname Ó Coimín), is a town on the River Liffey in Wicklow, Ireland, near the border with Kildare. It is around 25 km south-west of Dublin, and is situated on the N81 road, which connects Dublin to Tullow.
Things to do in Blessington
4.5 based on 368 reviews
Fine French dining with gourmet ingredients and great service in the centre of Naas, Co. Kildare. Awarded best restaurant in Co. Kildare in the 2011 & 2012 Irish Restaurant Awards, Vie de Chateaux has been at the top of the list of best restaurants in Ireland since opening in 2007.
I was really impressed with this restaurant. Beautiful decor and lovey ambiance. The staff are excellent. I had a beautifully cooked muscle starter followed by chicken for main course. The food was fabulous. Especially liked the French bread with olive oil as we waited for our food. I highly recommend Vie de Chateaux for a romantic meal, special occasion or for any foodie looking for a great place to eat. I have also had the lunch office catering from here and it was delicious and excellent value.
4 based on 228 reviews
Enjoyed a delicious meal here one Tuesday evening. Soup and bruschetta with mushrooms lovely Steak presented on hot stone slab continued to cook . Veg and chips delicious. try the pear and almond tart or the white chocolate creme brulee as they were mouth watering. Lovely atmosphere as venue was busy . Warm and tasteful décor. Attentive service . Very enjoyable meal .
4 based on 25 reviews
I took my two adult children to eat in II Lago in September.
The service was not just bad but the waitress lacked social skills, there was no wine list & the room was dark & dreary.
I ordered a steak Sandwich. When it arrived, it consisted of 2 white slice's of bread with a piece of beef (from a roast) between the slices. There was no dressing of any kind on it. I could not believe what i was experiencing.
My daughter had pork, it arrived with cooked celery & other overcooked veg.
My son had Turkey & ham, which was not very nice either but was the safest bet.
The entire meal cost €79,was robbery to say the least.
We will not be going anywhere near this place again.
4.5 based on 209 reviews
Located in West Wicklow, at the end of the famous Wicklow Gap. Enjoy the majestic scenery & visit the production sites of “Braveheart”, “Michael Collins” & “Excalibur”. Established in 1790, this family-run, traditional Irish pub & restaurant, provides an all-day food service using local produce, fresh fish & delicious homemade cuisine. The Hollywood Inn is renowned for exceptional food & warm hospitality.
In spite of already having a party of 22 booked they accomodated us in the bar ( which often has food served there),There was a very varied choice on the menu including Turkey. The starters included the incredible " Hollywood Inn smokies " (Smoked Haddock) a great favourite of mine,.Spiced chicken wings ( one portion would easily do 2 people ) with a choice of how "hot" you wanted them and soup.The mains included their own "Hollywood Inn Burger", well known favourite, Fish and Chips ( to die for ) and Vegetarian tartlets with salad. Steaks cooked to taste and seasonal fair. Desserts included cheese cake,brownies, & Ice cream . As it was a special celebration we had our own cake which they kindly cut and served for us.The staff were very efficient , attentive & friendly without being intrusive.Their wine list was superb and their House Wines increadable. As usual there was no pressure on us to "eat up and leave" as there is in some places. We have eaten there several times and have always come away satisfied. I would recommend The Hollywood Inn to anyone interested in good food at a reasonable price.
4 based on 277 reviews
I grew up around Ballymore Eustace and this restaurant has been at the epicenter of many a family celebration over the years.
My family and I positively adore the food, which no matter how meticulously you follow the recipes inside this restaurants cook book are impossible to match. There is an essence within the atmosphere of this restaurant which is incomparable to any other!
Recently the menu has been condensed and some of my favorites including the chicken stir fry and Greek lamb and yogurt pizza have been removed from the menu, but there is still plenty to chose from, each option more flavorsome and homely than the next.
The food is infallible, from the freshly baked bread and pine nut pesto served before the food to the last lick of deliciously rich chocolate pot and honey comb from the spoon.
The Ballymore Inn provides an extensive vegan and vegetarian menu, which is a very cosmopolitan choice for a restaurant in a rural area. The creation of these two further menus may explain the removal of some options from the omnivore menu and although I am myself a meat eater, I have ordered the stuffed peppers from the vegetarian menu and have very much enjoyed them.
Overall, an excellent place to break bread with family and friends. A little on the expensive side but you really do get what you pay for with this gem.
4.5 based on 367 reviews
I have very mixed feelings about Butt Mullins, others have sung its praise and I had high hopes when we dined here before Christmas, unfortunately something just didn’t sit right for me. The garlic mushrooms in my opinion were still raw in the middle, too thick to have been cooked through, however the beetroot relish and breads that came along side were divine. Mixed emotions.
The main course had me on the fence also with the ordering the Roasted Vegetable Tartlet, their divine chips were the only star as the “tartlet” was hard, dry and lacked the apparent vegetables, flavour or moisture to compliment the tart!Again not disgusted but not wowed. I will sing praise for the dessert that night, simple Christmas pudding, moist, fruity and melt in your mouth texture, thumbs up. Good service and lovely interior but, jury’s out on Butt Mullins for me.
4.5 based on 343 reviews
Las Rada Wine & Tapas bar is a small, cosy bar that serves tasty tapas to share with your family and friends.
The atmosphere is nice although not as nice as the previous location.
We had food from the early bird menu which was good value. But I was disappointed again by the vegetarian option. Every "vegetarian" dish seemed to have Parmesan, which of course is NOT vegetarian, either in it or on it. I thought I had dodged it only to be seved with a side of salad smothered in pesto with parmesan.
This immediately makes me wary of what else may be lurking undeclared in dishes. It's disgusting, but also a potential allergy risk if the chef is not up to speed on basic ingredients.
Food was ok. Service was slow.
Overall not as good as it used to be.
3.5 based on 36 reviews
It's a small bakery cum restaurant in the town of Blessington whioch does a fantastic irish breakfast at shockingly low prices after a weekend in Dublin.
I was here a few times ... all meals are great value and good quality. Try the full Irish and see if you can eat it all !!!
4.5 based on 247 reviews
West Wicklow House Blessington is a cozy traditional Irish pub located on the N81 road in the picturesque village of Blessington at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains. Home to scenic movies such as Braveheart, king Arthur, The New Vikings series and PS I love You. We are open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and evening meals and offer great group rates. Our menus are based on traditional pub food with excellent contemporary and classic seafood specials. All our staff are helpful and full of local knowledge to assist you plan your sightseeing day. So if you like walking the Wicklow Hills, visiting the Glendalough Monastic site or just driving around the beautiful Blessington Lakes make sure to add the West Wicklow House to your to visit list. Check us out on Facebook, West Wicklow House Blessington. Excellent on street free parking and free wifi available.
We were staying at Avon ri for a few days which we do every year and popped in to west Wicklow house for our dinner as we do every year also. We weren’t disappointed, I had the roast chicken dinner but it was so good that we returned to have it again the following day! The bar staff were lovely and we had free WiFi so overall it was lovely experience, perfect fitting for our little holiday in Blessington. I wish we had a west Wicklow house in Belfast, I’d get very fat though.
Thank you west Wicklow house and no doubt we’ll be seeing you again next year
4 based on 71 reviews
Forget about the price, this is by far the most delicious place for coffee, cakes and lunch that Blessington has to offer. Everything is fresh and locally sourced and Richard and his wife make sure that quality and customer service is at a high standard. We come for years and will continue to enjoy breakfasts and lunches - I recommend the sausage rolls, the scrambled eggs and the tuna salad and ham and cheese toastie.
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