Kay and JJ Mitchell’s restaurant is the champion of Clifden.
There is no mystery as to why Mitchell’s has thrived in Clifden since opening in 1991. Quite simply, Kay and JJ offer a restaurant experience that is archetypal. The feel of the room itself, with its confident, comfortable and ageless mix of stone and wood, seduces you right away, and then the efficient and charming staff and the just-what-I-felt-like dishes on the menu seal the deal. When you are in Clifden in Connemara you want to enjoy a perfect seafood chowder, or some fine smoked salmon with a potato pancake, and you don’t want to miss the local mussels from Killary steamed in white wine, or a hearty bowl of Irish stew. And all those dishes are here, delivered with enviable consistency by a crew who relish their work, and who love giving their customers exactly what those customers were dreaming of enjoying when in Clifden, when in Connemara.
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