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7 Of The Best Restaurants In Bray For A Feed Tonight

7 Of The Best Restaurants In Bray For A Feed Tonight

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

The lively seaside town of Bray is a fine spot for a day out, especially if you like exploring on foot (try the Bray Head Hike or the Bray Cliff Walk!).

And what better way than to reward yourself after a long ramble than with a fine aul feed!

Below, you’ll discover the best restaurants Bray has to offer, from Indian and traditional Irish to pizzas, pints and more.

The best restaurants in Bray

The Wild Goose

Photos via The Wild Goose on FB

The first section of this guide tackles what we think are the best restaurants in Bray, from the brilliant Dockyard No.8 to some often-missed gems.

Whether its locally sourced seafood or authentic Italian pasta, this little seaside town punches well above its weight in the food stakes.

1. Platform Pizza

food in Bray

Photos via Platform Pizza Bar on FB

Located on the Bray seafront, Platform does hand-rolled, stretched and freshly made pizzas that have won various awards since launching in 2013.

The interior has an industrial/warehous-y vibe to it and there’s a decent bit of seating inside with some outdoor options, too.

Kick-start your visit with a starter that ranges from calamari and prawns and vegan wings to prawn pil pil, an antipasti board and more.

For mains, there’s everything from flatbreads and steak to pan-fried hake and pasta. There’s a good mix of pizzas on offer from a bog standard Margherita to much more adventurous options.

With outstanding reviews across the likes of Google and Tripadvisor, it’s not hard to see what this is regarded as one of the top Bray restaurants by many.

2. Pink Salt Indian

Pink Salt Indian restaurant bray

Photos via Pink Salt Indian on FB

If you’re in search of Indian restaurants in Bray that’ll make your belly happy, book in for a feed at Pink Salt Indian.

This Main Street restaurant offers traditional Indian cooking expertly whipped-up using time-tested recipes.

Far from your run-of-the-mill eatery, Pink Salt looks to refine the Indian dining experience whilst remaining true to the cuisine’s roots. They accomplish this and so, so much more.

With signature dishes including Alleppey Fish Curry and Duck Pepper Fry, it’s clear that Pink Salt Indian is the place to be for those looking for sub-continental fare with flair in Bray.

The decor is also a cut above the rest, with a refined vibe that’s as calming as it is elegant.

3. Dockyard No.8

Dockyard No.8

Photos via Dockyard No.8 on FB

Dockyard No. 8 is one of my go-to places to eat in Bray any time I do the cliff walk. This is popular spot that serves delicious food inspired by seasonal local ingredients.

Casual yet refined, a lively atmosphere reigns supreme at Dockyard No.8, whose harbour side location might just be the best spot in town.

Whether you’re after a top-notch Full Irish to tend to a tender head or if you’ve come in search of something more refined such as grilled whole local fish, this spot has you covered.

Rumour has it that the tacos here are some of the best to be found anywhere on the east coast. This is one of the more popular restaurants Bray has to offer, so expect a wait at peak times.

4. Daata Tandoori

Daata Tandoori

Photos via Daata Tandoori on IG

If you’re in search of places to eat in Bray for a fix of tasty Indian cusiene, Daata Tandoori should be right up your street.

This slick Indian and Pakistani restaurant on Bray’s seafront is another that looks to go a step further than your bog-standard high street Indian restaurant (not that we don’t love these, too!).

With elegant decor, incredible cocktails and professional yet friendly staff, this is the kind of place you’ll want to visit time and again.

Signature dishes include Mughalai Prawn, consisting of grilled prawns cooked medium spicy with cashew nuts, tomato, fenugreek and a hint of cream. 

5. Butler and Barry Bray

Butler and Barry Bray

Photos via Butler and Barry on FB

Another seafront locale, Butler and Barry is a self-styled Gastrobar that’s somewhat unique on the Bray restaurants scene – just look at the view above!

Offering all manner of pub classics such as fish and chips alongside what has to be one of the best cocktail selections anywhere in town, this is not your average seaside watering hole.

The menu here is a tricky one. It’s rare you’ll come across a place that offers such a wide range of beautifully presented dishes.

On a recent visit we tried the Slow braised short rib of beef on the bone and the Rendang Curry, both of which hit the spit.

If you’re heading out for food in Bray, regardless of whether it’s on a date or with friends, this place is hard to beat!

Related read: Check out our guide to the best hotels in Bray (with something to suit most budgets)

6. The Wild Goose

The Wild Goose

Photos via The Wild Goose on FB

We first published this guide to the best restaurants in Bray several years ago, and it’s been updated a number of times since to add/remove places.

One of the newest places to eat in Bray added to this article is The Wild Goose, located on Bray Main Street.

We’ve dropped in here a couple of times over the last 6 months and the food has yet to dissapoint. Ford starters, there’s everything from hot and spicy ‘Wild Wings’ to a curried tempura prawn salad.

For mains, there’s a ‘Veggie Corner’ with curries and pastas and there’s also some funky burgers, like the chicken spice bag burger.

If you’re heading for food in Bray and you’ve yet to try The Wild Goose, it’s worth considering.

7. The Harbour Bar

The Harbour Bar Bray

Photos via The Harbour Bar on FB

You could argue that The Harbour Bar doesn’t belong in a Bray restaurants guide, but bear with me…

Described as ‘scruffy, wild and elegant’, The Harbour Bar is a cosy pub that was established in 1872. Land in here on a cold evening and you can find a fire blazing away and plenty of food on offer.

Menu-wise, there’s a hape of fishy dishes, from fish tenders and scampi to a traditional catch and a fish spice bag.

There’s also a load of varieties of chips, including loaded curry chips and chips with sriracha and chilly spice.

What great Bray restaurants have we missed?

I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some great Bray restaurants from the guide above.

If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let us know in the comments section below and we’ll check it out.

Or, if you’re looking for places to visit during your time in Bray, check out our guide to the best things to do in Bray.

FAQs about the best Bray restaurants

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from the best places to eat in Bray for a fancy feed to where to grab something hearty in the town.

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 places to eat in Bray?

I’d argue that the best restaurants Bray has to offer are Daata Tandoori, Dockyard No.8, Pink Salt Indian and the brilliant Platform Pizza.

What are the best restaurants Bray has to offer for a fancy meal?

If you’re looking for places to eat in Bray that are less on the casual side, Daata Tandoori, Butler and Barry and The Wild Goose are great options.

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