If you’re in search of the best restaurants Adare has to offer, you’ve landed in the right place.
Arguably one of the most charming towns on the Wild Atlantic Way, Adare has a lot to offer foodies.
There’s a good mix of options, from fine dining and fancy eats to pub grub and more, as you’ll discover below!
Our favourite restaurants in Adare
The first section of our guide to the best restaurants in Westport tackles our favourite Adare restaurants. These are places that one or more of the team have been to.
Below, you’ll find everywhere from 1826 and the Blue Door to two of the swankiest places to eat in Adare. Dive on in!
1. 1826 Adare
Nestled off the N21, in the heart of the village, 1826 Adare is a small and quaint restaurant offering patrons an intimate atmosphere in which to enjoy a high level of culinary excellence and exceptional presentation.
Step inside and you’ll be treated to a subtle blend of charming cottage and Parisian bistro. Under the thatched roof the decor is straightforward; traditional tables and chairs with country-style fabrics.
Sourcing ingredients from local suppliers, the menu specialities include cured and marinated salmon with wasabi, Atlantic fish and seafood chowder, dry-aged sirloin steak, or the delicious Baileys cheesecake with Adare Farm ice cream.
This is one of the most popular restaurants in Adare for very good reason.
2. Blue Door Restaurant
What’s behind the Blue Door? Wonderful food, a cosy and intimate dining room, and a beer garden in which to while away hours in the summer sunshine.
The Blue Door is another of the Adare restaurants set inside a beautifully presented rustic Irish thatched cottage. Whilst the menu features many familiar favourites, it’s worth going with the daily specials on offer.
Otherwise, choose from the tempting list of burgers, fish and chips, and classics like cottage pie or spinach and ricotta cannelloni.
3. The Carriage House at Adare Manor
With a sympathetic remodelling of the estate’s former carriage house, it now offers a range of dining atmospheres to suit casual or formal experiences.
Dine in either the formal Carriage House or the more casual Terrace or Bar, and you’ll be treated to exceptional levels of hospitality.
The menu features superb local and national produce, including Dublin Bay prawns, pan-seared scallops, and crispy King crab rolls are mouth-watering and popular dishes.
If you’re looking for Adare restaurants to mark a special occasion, an evening spent in Adare Manor is hard to beat.
4. Aunty Lena’s Bar Adare
French chic meets Irish tradition in this classy bar that offers more than just live music. In 2018, the abandoned Adare courthouse was brought into the mix at Aunty Lena’s, and it now offers a very unique dining experience.
It benefits from vaulted ceilings with pews for seats, while the more formal dining room whispers a quiet elegance with moss-green leather-clad seating and white marble tabletops, in all it’s bright and airy with great acoustics.
Order from Aunty Lena’s menu and you’ll be treated to dishes like the rip-roaring Spitfire chicken wings and their spicy coating and blue cheese dipping sauce, or the Bluebell Falls goats cheese and Prosciutto salad with fennel and watercress, or a classic apple crumble tartlet warm custard.
Other popular places to eat in Adare
Now that we have our favourite Adare restaurants out of the way, it’s time to see what else this buzzy town has to offer.
Below, you’ll find everywhere from Timmy Macs Bistro and Café Lógr to some great casual places to eat in Adare.
1. Café Lógr
If you’re looking for Adare restaurants that whip up a banging bit of lunch, point your belly in the direction of Café Lógr.
The decor is clean and minimalist, with shades of white and palest blue throughout offering a sense of serenity and class.
A cosy nook in the window is the ideal place to watch the world go by as you enjoy both the presentation and the flavours of their menu that features local produce, like the Fivemiletown goats cheese salad, Cafe Lógr burger with Coolea cheese, or McCarthy’s black pudding in the superb breakfast bap.
2. Sean Collins & Sons Bar Adare
If you’re looking for casual places to eat in Adare that pack a punch, nip into Sean Collins & Sons.
With ambient lighting, gabion stone walls and an old cast iron fireplace that crackles merrily during winter, this is a great spot for a meal and a pint.
Start with the smoked salmon or goats cheese crostini to get your appetite revved up. From there, dive into the fresh fish and chips, or Dingle smoked salmon and prawn platter for a real conversation starter!
3. Bill Chawke’s Bar Adare
Inside scarlet red walls, this quintessential Irish pub is one of Adare’s most popular drinking holes (it also does a fine bit of grub!).
From mid-morning until late, Bill Chawke’s dishes out pints along with tasty meals served in either the bar or in the dining room adjacent to the beer garden.
There’s a pretty varied menu here with everything from bacon and cabbage and beef and Guinness stew to salads, sambos and much more.
5. Timmy Macs Bistro
You’d be forgiven for thinking this small bistro was closer to the seaside, as it definitely has the feel of an old boatshed.
Instead, its vaulted ceilings, bright white chairs and wooden tables with hints of blue and red throughout make for a friendly feel while you tuck into some rustic and relaxed plates.
The menu lists old school favourites and something for everyone, like chicken liver parfait right next to signature dishes like baked fillet of West Limerick Bally goat’s cheese, smoked salmon bomb with Mary’s Organic Garden apple crisps, and Barbary duck or chicken fajitas.
What great Adare restaurants have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant places to eat in Adare from the guide above.
If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!
Adare food FAQs
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘Where’s good for a quick bite?’ to ‘Where does fine dining?’.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What are the best restaurants in Adare?
In our opinion, it’s hard to beat The Carriage House at Adare Manor, 1826 Adare and The Blue Door Restaurant.
What Adare restaurants do casual and tasty grub?
Café Lógr, Sean Collins & Sons and Bill Chawke’s are three good options if you’re after something a bit more casual.
Katherine is an food and travel writer with family-roots in Ireland. She enjoys hitting the road at every given opportunity, and can often be found with an atlas and notebook to hand planning the next big trip.