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100 Best Restaurants 2020

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

Since 1992, when the very first edition of the book appeared, John and Sally McKenna’s The 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland has celebrated, championed, and offered critical analysis of, the very 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, who the finest, most creative chefs are, and what they can achieve. After almost thirty years, the 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland centum of great places to eat is as definitive and just as controversial as ever, and each year the new 100 excites controversy and comment, and a clamour to get to these great destinations.


409 Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 3GP


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


Wild Honey Inn
Kincora Road, Lisdoonvarna, County Clare
Ballyvaughan, County Clare


16 Lancaster Quay, Cork city, County Cork
38 Pope’s Quay, Cork
66B Lower O’Connell Street, Kinsale
Short Quay, Kinsale, P17T880
Goldie Restaurant
Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork
English Market, Cork
Main Street, Watergrasshill
111 Barrack Street, Cork
3 Albert Road, Marina Terrace, Ballintemple, Cork
Main Street, Kinsale, Co Cork
Main Street, Ballinspittle, Cork
The Chestnut Tree, Staball Hill, Ballydehob, Co Cork
South Square, Rosscarbery, Co Cork
Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street, Cork
No. 5 Fenns Quay, Sheares Street Centre, Cork


29 Craft Village, Shipquay Street, Derry
2 Queen Street, Coleraine, BT52 1BE


The Harbour Bar, Downings, Co Donegal
Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, Co Donegal


16 Lisburn Street, Hillsborough, Co Down BT26 6AB, Northern Ireland


42 Camden Street, Dublin 2, Co Dublin
3 Leaves
Unit 30, Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin A94 C8Y1
Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Co Dublin
120 Ranelagh, Dublin 6, D06 VF76
1-2 Chancery Place, Dublin 7
57 Deerpark Road, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin
41 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Dax Restaurant
23 Pembroke Street Upper, Dublin 2
Sandyford Road, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin, D14
11 Seafort Avenue, Dublin 4
Harbour House, Harbour Road, Howth
18-19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
7 Church Street, Skerries, North Co Dublin
23 Sth Frederick S, Dublin 2


Geata na Cathrach, Fairgreen, Galway
Derrynacheligh, Leenaun, Co Galway
Sushi Wa
13 New Dock Street, Galway,
The Dough Bros
Unit 1 Cathedral Buildings, Middle Street, Galway
Sea Road, Galway, County Galway
Fergus O’Halloran, Barna Village, County Galway.
Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites
Inis Meain, Aran Islands, County Galway. H91 NX86


Waterville, Co Kerry
Upper Main Street, Dingle, County Kerry
Unit 1, Strand Street, Dingle, Co Kerry V92 Y79T
35 Main Street, Kenmare


Ballymore Inn
Ballymore Eustace, County Kildare.


1 The Parade, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny


Jamestown, County Leitrim
Main Street, Kinlough, Leitrim.


Market Square, Dundalk


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


Rua Deli: Spencer Street, Castlebar; Cafe Rua: New Antrim Street, County Mayo


Hooked Sligo
Abbeyquarter North, Sligo, Co Sligo
Pudding Row
Main Street, Easley, Co Sligo


10 Quay Street, Dungarvan, Co Waterford
22 High Street, Waterford
Outer Ring Road, Ardkeen, Waterford City


Thyme Restaurant
Custume Place, Athlone, County Westmeath

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