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100 Best Restaurants 2017

All the best places to eat, shop and stay in Ireland. A local guide to local places.

Since 1992, when the very first edition appeared, John and Sally McKenna’s 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland has celebrated, championed and offered critical analysis of the best restaurants throughout Ireland, North and South. The McKenna’s 100 Best Restaurants is iconoclastic – it includes food carts, beachside shacks, and tiny rooms, as well as grand theatres for eating – and the list has consistently interpreted and defined what modern, creative Irish cooking is, and what it can achieve. After 25 years, the 100 Best Restaurants list is as definitive and controversial as ever, and each year the new list excites enormous controversy and comment.


33-35 Malone Road, Belfast, Co Antrim


253 Lisburn Road, Belfast, County Antrim
1 Oxford Street, Belfast, BT1 3LA
28-40 Howard Street, Belfast BT1 6PF
Warehouse Lane, Belfast BT1


Cloverhill, Butler's Bridge, County Cavan
Blacklion, County Cavan


Ballyvaughan, County Clare
The Square, Kilkee, County Clare
Carrigaholt, County Clare.
Kincora Road, Lisdoonvarna, County Clare


Crawford Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork
68 Bridge Street, Skibbereen, Co Cork
Shanagarry, Midleton, East Cork
Main Street, Timoleqgue, Bandon, Co Cork
Baltimore, County Cork.
Ballylickey, Bantry, Co Cork
South Square, Rosscarbery, Co Cork
48 McCurtain Street, Cork, Co.Cork.
66B Lower O’Connell Street, Kinsale
The Courtyard, 8 Main Street, Midleton
Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork
English Market, Cork
Ring, Clonakilty
16 Lancaster Quay, Cork city, County Cork
1A Evergreen Street, Cork
38 Pope’s Quay, Cork
Crowley Quay, Kinsale, West Cork
1 Union Quay, Cork


Queen's Quay, Derry, Northern Ireland
1 Bonds Hill, Waterside, Derry, County Londonderry
2 Queen Street, Coleraine, BT52 1BE


Rathmullan House, Rathmullan
Figart, Dunfanaghy


Comber Road, Killinchy, Co Down


The Malting Tower, Clanwilliam Terrace, Gran Canal Quay, Dublin 2
18-19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1
18 Stoneybatter, Dublin, D7
109 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin, D2
19 Kevin Street Upper, Dublin, Co Dublin
22 Ely Place, Dublin 2
2-3 Drury Street, D2
208 Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W
22 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
42 Camden Street, Dublin 2, Co Dublin
153 Capel St, Dublin1, Co. Dublin.
Sandyford Road, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin, D14
111 South Circular Road, D8
51 Elmwood Ave, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
41 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, D2
14-16 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2; 11 Seafort Avenue, Sandymount, D4
Dawson Street, Dublin 2
126 Leeson Street Upper, Dublin D4
1 Fownes Street, Temple Bar, D2
20 Camden Street, Dublin 2, Co Dublin
Blackrock Market, 19a Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin
18 Merrion Row, D2
Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Co Dublin
133-135 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
6 Queen Street, Smithfield, D7
62 Pleasant's Place, Dublin 8
Fumball Lane, Dublin 8
8 Sussex Terrace, D4


Sea Road, Galway, County Galway
Fergus O’Halloran, Barna Village, County Galway.
Inis Meain, Aran Islands, County Galway.
1 Middle Street Mews, Middle Street, Galway
Geata na Cathrach, Fairgreen, Galway
Spanish Arch, Long Walk, Galway.
53 Lower Dominick Street, Galway


Main Street, Kenmare
Upper Main Street, Dingle, County Kerry
Cliff Road, Ballybunion
John Street, Dingle, County Kerry


4 Main Street, Celbridge, Co Kildare
Ballymore Eustace, County Kildare.
Market Square, Kildare, County Kildare.


5 The Arches, Gashouse Lane
7 Parliament Street, Kilkenny


Main Street, Kinlough, Leitrim.
Jamestown, County Leitrim


Main Street, Adare, County Limerick
Henry Street, Limerick, Co Limerick
30 Mallow Street, Limerick


Dublin Road, Longford, County Longford.


1 Bryanstown Centre, Dublin Road, Drogheda, County Louth.


1 Brewery Place, Bridge Street, Westport, County Mayo.


Rua Deli: Spencer Street, Castlebar; Cafe Rua: New Antrim Street, County Mayo
Westport Quay, Westport, Co Mayo
Castlebar Road, Westport, County Mayo


32 O'Connell Street, Sligo
Main Street, Easley, Co Sligo


Moor Lane, Cashel
Clogheen, County Tipperary


10 Quay Street, Dungarvan, Co Waterford
47 Patrick Street, Waterford, County Waterford


The Delgany Inn, Delgany Village, Wicklow
The Strawberry Tree Restaurant, Brook Lodge, Macreddin Village, Aughrim, Co Wicklow

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