The Top 100 Restaurants In Ireland Revealed And Cork Is Well Represented

The top restaurants in Ireland have been announced.

John and Sally McKenna of McKenna Guides have published their annual list of the best restaurants from around the country.

The list was unveiled in The Sunday Times with the McKennas saying "today, the best cooking in Ireland can be found in art galleries, in remote upstairs rooms, in public gardens, in pubs, in winebars, in garden centres and even takeaways."

Cork performed very well in the list with 18 out of the 100 restaurants around the country located in Cork city and county.

They are:

  • L’Atitude 51, Cork City
  • Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry
  • The Black Pig, Kinsale
  • Café Paradiso, Cork City
  • Crawford Gallery Café, Cork City
  • Deasy’s Harbour Bar, Clonakilty
  • Dillon’s Restaurant, Timoloeague
  • Elbow Lane, Cork City
  • Farmgate Café, Cork City
  • Fishy Fishy Café, Kinsale
  • Glebe Gardens, Baltomore
  • Good Things @ Dillon’s Corner, Skibbereen (NEW)
  • Greenes Restaurant, Cork City (NEW)
  • Iyer’s, Cork City
  • Manning’s Emporium, Ballylickey
  • Miyazaki, Cork City
  • Pilgrim’s, Rosscarbery
  • Sage Restaurant, Midleton

Other restaurants from around the country that feature on the list are as follows:


  • Macnean Restaurant, Blacklion
  • The Olde Post Inn, Cloverhill


  • Gregans Castle, Ballyvaughan 
  • The Long Dock, Carrigaholt
  • Murphy Blacks, Kilkee
  • Wild Honey Inn, Lisdoonvarna


  • The Mill Restaurant, Dunfanaghy
  • The Tap Room, Rathmullan House


  • Amuse Restaurant, Dawson St 
  • Ananda, Dundrum
  • Assassination Custard, Kevin St Lwr (NEW)
  • Bastible, South Circular Road
  • Brioche, Ranelagh
  • Brother Hubbard, Capel St
  • The Cake Café, Camden St
  • Chameleon Restaurant, Temple Bar
  • Chapter One, Parnell Square
  • Craft, Harold's Cross (NEW)
  • Dunne & Crescenzi, South Frederick St
  • Ely Winebar, Ely Place
  • L’Ecrivain, Lwr Baggot St
  • Etto, Merrion Row
  • Fish Shop, Smithfield
  • Forest Avenue, Sussex Terrace
  • Forest & Marcy, Leeson St Upper (NEW)
  • The Fumbally, Dublin 8
  • The Greenhouse, Dawson St
  • Hang Dai, Camden St (NEW)
  • Heron and Grey, Blackrock (NEW)
  • L. Mulligan Grocers, Stoneybatter
  • Luna, Drury St
  • O’Connell’s, Donnybrook
  • Osteria Lucio, Clanwilliam Tce
  • Pickle Restaurant, Camden St (NEW)
  • Piglet Wine Bar, Temple Bar (NEW)
  • Restaurant Forty One, Stephen's Green
  • The Winding Stair, Ormonde Quay


  • Aniar, Galway City
  • Ard Bia at Nimmo’s, Galway City
  • Cava Bodega, Galway City
  • Inis Meáin Restaurant, Aran Islands
  • Kai Cafe + Restaurant, Galway City
  • Loam, Galway City 
  • Upstairs @ West, Barna


  • Daroka, Ballybunion
  • Idás, Dingle 
  • Global Village, Dingle
  • Mulcahy’s Restaurant, Kenmare


  • The Ballymore Inn, Ballymore Eustace
  • Canteen Celbridge (NEW)
  • Harte’s of Kildare


  • Campagne, The Arches 
  • Foodworks, Parliament St


  • The Courthouse, Kinlough
  • The Cottage Restaurant, Jamestown
  • Grass Roof Café, Rossinver (NEW)


  • Canteen, Limerick City 
  • La Cucina Centro, Limerick City
  • Restaurant 1826 Adare 


  • Viewmount House, Longford


  • Eastern Seaboard, Drogheda


  • Knockranny House, WestporT
  • The Idle Wall, Westport
  • An Port Mór, Westport
  • Rua, Castlebar


  • Knox, Sligo (NEW)
  • Pudding Row, Easkey


  • Chez Hans, Cashel
  • The Old Convent, Clogheen


  • Momo, Waterford City
  • The Tannery, Dungarvan


  • Firehouse Bakery, Delgany (NEW)
  • The Strawberry Tree, Aughrim

Northern Ireland

  • Balloo House, Killinchy
  • Browns, Derry
  • Deanes Eipic, Belfast (NEW)
  • The Barking Dog, Belfast (NEW)
  • Lost & Found, Coleraine
  • The Muddler’s Club, Belfast (NEW)
  • Ox, Belfast
  • The Hatch, Derry
  • Shu, Belfast



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