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8 Enniscorthy Restaurants That Are Perfect For A Friday Night Feed

8 Enniscorthy Restaurants That Are Perfect For A Friday Night Feed

In search of the best restaurants in Enniscorthy Town? Our Enniscorthy restaurants guide will make your belly happy!

You may not have pegged Enniscorthy as a foodie mecca, but this historic town has some absolute hum-dingers that’ll satisfy the deepest of appetites.

Ranging from bars and diners to formal sit-down affairs, Enniscorthy is an ideal stop for a bite-to-eat (it’s home to 2 of our favourite restaurants in Wexford, as it happens!).

In the guide below, you’ll discover the best Enniscorthy restaurants on offer, with a little bit of something to tickle every fancy.

Our favourite restaurants in Enniscorthy

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Photos via Via Veneto on FB

The first section of our guide to the best restaurants in Enniscorthy Town tackles our favourite places to eat in Enniscorthy.

These are pubs and restaurants that we (one of the Irish Road Trip team) have munched away in at some point over the years. Dive on in!

1. Alba Restaurant

When it comes to formal dining with an Italian flare, Alba Restaurant hits all the right notes. With its dark wooden tables and chairs, impressive wine selection, and timeless presentation, a meal here is sure to impress even the greatest devotee of Italian cuisine.

Choose from a range of antipasti to whet your appetite (the Sicilian arancini or caponata crostini are an excellent way to begin your meal) and then choose from specials like the slow-roasted pork belly, or the seafood risotto for something really special.

2. The Wilds

The Wilds Enniscorty

Photos via The Wilds on FB

A mixture of part showroom/shop and part cafe, The Wilds is the type of venue where you mean to grab a coffee and go, but end up lingering over a bite to eat, and picking up a few non-edible treats as you stroll around.

It’s decorated in a fresh, nouveau-French style, with exposed timber, neutral linens, and clay pottery. Make yourself comfortable at one of their tables and settle in for an enjoyable meal.

Open for brunch through to afternoon tea, The Wilds breakfast options are bound to stoke you up for the day ahead, especially the Full Irish or Veggie breakfasts!

Related read: Check out our guide to 12 of the best things to do in Enniscorthy at any time of the year!

3. Casa d’Galo Chargrill

Casa d'Galo Chargrill

Photos via Casa d’Galo on FB

With a Portuguese inspired menu and chargrill sending out tempting aromas, there’s plenty to like about Casa d’Galo. It’s one of the smaller Enniscorthy restaurants, with only a few tables inside and a bar, yet its menu packs a fine punch.

With exposed beams, terracotta tiled floor, and wine glasses hanging over the bar, it’s an inviting place that’s perfect for a Friday evening dinner and tipple with friends. Start your experience off right with a selection of appetisers, in particular, the smoky bacon salad or garlic mushrooms.

Then, move on to the main affair; chargrilled chicken fillets that have been marinated in a lemon and piri-piri sauce, and don’t forget to try the Pastel de Nata with a coffee or hot chocolate! This is one of our favourite restaurants in Enniscorthy Town for good reason.

4. The Bailey Cafe Bar

The Bailey Cafe Bar

Photos via The Bailey Cafe Bar on FB

Contemporary city styling with both inside and outside dining areas, floor to ceiling glass windows, and a bright and airy aesthetic, The Bailey is easily one of the best places to eat in Enniscorthy if you’re looking to make a night of it.

Find a spot near the bar, or at a table before sipping (the cocktails here are very tasty!) and nibbling the hours away. If you’re eating in the bar, the starter menu is home to everything from wings and salads to the Bailey’s chicken wings.

For mains, there’s plenty on offer, from curries and mini grills to steak, bangers and mash and lots more.

Other great places to eat in Enniscorthy with rave reviews online

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Photos via Malocca’s on FB

Now that we have our favourite places to eat in Enniscorthy out of the way, it’s time to see what other culinary delights this county has to offer.

Below, you’ll find everywhere from Via Veneto and Malocca’s to some often overlooked Enniscorthy restaurants that are well worth nipping into.

1. Via Veneto

Via Veneto

Photos via Via Veneto on FB

Via Veneto is a little slice of Venice in the heart of County Wexford. Step inside and be transported to a small Venetian trattoria, with its wine-red painted walls, bottles of vino decorating shelves, and crisp white linen dressed tables.

Their menu is equally traditional, with a range of antipasti to tempt you while you choose from the main courses. The mozzarella and parma are a great way to start the experience, followed by some authentic Italian pasta like the tonnarelli via Veneto.

If you’ve a sweet tooth, try the tiramisu – it’s outstanding.

2. Malocca’s


Photos via Malocca’s on FB

Another good option for those in need of a hearty feed in Enniscorthy is Malocca’s. With a bright orange wall, stainless steel counters, and shiny chrome-plated stools, this eatery is as sleek as it is fast!

Don’t be fooled into thinking they only do pizzas though, their menu includes an impressive selection of burgers, fish, steaks, wraps, waffles, crepes and ice creams too.

If you’re feeling peckish, start with their snack menu, but if your appetite needs some serious satisfaction, then head straight to the pizza menu!

Related read: Check out our guide to 9 of the best hotels in Enniscorthy (a mix of pocket-friendly + pricey stays)

3. Landi’s Restaurant

Landi's Restaurant

Photos via Landi’s Restaurant on FB

Cheap and cheerful, this place Landi’s is your typical diner-style restaurant. It’s a no-frills approach to tables and seating, but that’s because all of the focus is on the food; generous portions, freshness, taste, and value.

Perfect for a quick bite to eat, or grab ‘n go as you pass through, there are burgers, stuffed paninis, pizzas, and massive bowls of all your favourite kinds of pasta. The fresh salads and fish and chips are also well worth stopping for!

If you’re looking for casual restaurants in Enniscorthy that do a fine bit of comfort food at a decent price, get yourself to Landi’s.

4. Rackards Bar

Rackards Bar

Photos via Rackards Bar on FB

Head to Rackard’s for a lively night out; with live music during the week it’s a fantastic start to any night out on the town. Opening earlier in the mornings, right through to almost midnight, you can step into the wood-panelled, leather-booths, and vaulted-ceiling bar throughout the day for a pint or something to eat.

Start your day right with a Full Irish, or just a fruit scone and coffee, or you can pop in at lunchtime for a light bite of Rackard’s Cajun chicken salad or a sandwich combo that comes with a side of soup or wedges.

What great Enniscorthy restaurants have we missed?

I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some other great restaurants in Enniscorthy Town and beyond from the guide above.

If you have some favourite places to eat in Enniscorthy that you’d like to recommend, drop a comment into the comments section below.

FAQs about the best Enniscorthy restaurants

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘Which are good for a date?’ to ‘Where would suit a big group?’.

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 Enniscorthy?

In my opinion, it’s had to beat Alba, The Wilds and Casa d’Galo Chargrill.

What Enniscorthy restaurants are good for a group?

If you’re looking to make a night of it, The Bailey is a good shout. Rackard’s is another handy option!

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Friday 15th of July 2022

The Cotton Tree is easily up in the top restaurants in Enniscorthy.

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