In search of the best restaurants in Greystones? Our Greystones restaurants guide will make your belly happy!
Greystones has a bit of a reputation as a foodie town, attracting several Michelin recommended restaurants as well more down-to-earth pubs and takeaways.
Which comes in nice and handy when you’re looking for places to eat after conquering the Bray to Greystones cliff walk!
In the guide below, you’ll discover the best Greystones restaurants on offer, from tasty pub grub to fancy places to eat.
Our favourite restaurants in Greystones
The first section of our guide to the best restaurants in Greystones tackles our favourite places to eat in Greystones.
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!
This fabulous Italian Seafood Restaurant makes the most of the welter of fresh fish and seafood to create a glorious menu with the freshest local ingredients. Under the eagle-eye of owner Declan, delicious dishes are cooked to perfect.
The Seafood Medley of poached salmon, hake, prawns, mussels and little boiled potatoes are brought together with a light, saffron-tinged sauce.
If your tastes run to something a little less fancy, their pizzas are amazing! Family friendly with outdoor seating, Bochelli’s comes highly recommended.
2. The Hungry Monk
You can’t miss the red and black facade at The Hungry Monk, a family-owned restaurant and wine bar on Church Road. Bring a big appetite to this culinary haven as you will want to sample all the courses.
Dishes boasting Clonakilty Black Pudding, Dublin Bay Prawns and Kilmore Quay Crab are served with an upscale twist for lip-smacking satisfaction.
Mains feature Wicklow Lamb Shanks, Trawlerman’s Risotto or Wexford Lemon Sole accompanied by perfectly cooked sides including Maris Piper Chips (no snobbery here!).
If you’re looking for restaurants in Greystones to drop into after conquering one of the many walks in Wicklow, The Hungry Monk is well worth considering.
3. Chakra By Jaipur
Listed in the coveted Michelin Guide of Ireland (but not Michelin star rating and prices, just to be clear), Chakra by Jaipur is on Church Road at the Meridien Point Shopping Centre.
Bold decor provides the essence of Jaipur and the beautifully presented dishes complete the experience perfectly. Delicate spices are used by Executive Chef Sunil Gha at this modern Indian restaurant which also has a good spread of vegetarian dishes.
The menu is equally creative including pastry parcels filled with feta cheese, raisins and spinach; Barbary duck breast, or how about exotic Guinea Fowl Tikka fillets flavoured with lemon thyme.
If you’re looking for Greystones restaurants where you can mark a special occasion, you can’t go wrong with an evening spent at Chakra By Jaipur.
4. Daata Greystones
Daata Greystones is the second restaurant to be opened in the area by the Salm family and it’s one of the best places to eat in Greystones if you’re looking for a fancy feed.
With Head Chef Rahat Saeed leveraging over 20 years of creative cooking expertise, the fabulous dishes here tantalise the tastebuds.
The Pakistani menu starts with breakfast offerings such as lassis, omelettes, Tandoor fruit salad or organic porridge flavoured with almonds, pistachio, sultanas and lightly spiced eggs.
Lunch and dinner are equally flavoursome from the tenderest lamb chops slowcooked in turmeric and chilli to more traditional curries and dhaal.
Other great places to eat in Greystones
As you’ve probably gathered at this stage, there’s an almost endless number of great places to eat in Greystones on offer.
If you’re still not sold on any of the previous choices, the section below is packed with some more highly-reviewed Greystones restaurants.
1. Las Tapas Greystones
Spanish tapas (small plates) are a social way to dine and chat with friends, but Las Tapas Greystones goes one better.
They offer a whole shebang of tasty dishes such as gourmet burgers, Pollo con Salsa (Irish chicken breast and mushrooms in a rich sherry cream sauce) or how about authentic Spanish albondigas (meatballs) served in a flavoursome tomato sauce.
From authentic seafood paella presented in the pan to hearty Jerez dishes, this authentic restaurant will whisk you away to Andalucia for an evening of fine food, Spanish style.
2. The Pigeon House Restaurant
Part of the well-known Delgany Inn, The Pigeon House offers a full range of delicious cuisine from breakfast and brunch through lunch and dinner.
Defending its high reputation (it’s been awarded a Michelin Guide recommendation since 2016) this noteworthy restaurant offers a distinctive dining experience with pleasantly surprising prices.
For lighter appetites, the wood-fired pizza oven pleases youngsters while a wider menu of Irish cuisine has locals returning for more.
Try the seafood platter – almost too beautifully presented to eat or how about sampling their award-winning burgers with a raft of toppings. Yum!
3. Enso Pizzaria
Looking for a midweek meal or takeaway? Enso could be just the place you’re looking for. Located in the Greystones Tesco Shopping Centre, it has a tempting selection of starters and authentic salads but the real mainstay are the pizzas.
It’s impossible to hone in on just one, so order a couple and find someone willing to share! There’s classic Pepperoni and Hawaiian Pizzas for diehards but the Allora (San Marzano tomato sauce topped with mozzarella, Nduja sausage, smoked scamorza, chorizo and basil) will dazzle your tastebuds!
Sonny’s is another of the more casual Greystones restaurants that’s perfect for a post-adventure bite-to-eat with friends or family.
Describing itself as a cross between gourmet and fast food, Sonny’s is more like visiting family. It has a bulging menu of burgers, Tex-Mex, wings and tacos as well as authentic ribs and nachos.
But the big tip here is, save a little room for dessert ‘cos their bubble waffle cone is like a party on the tongue with four flavours of ice cream topped, or should I say dressed up, with peanut butter cups, marshmallows, honeycomb crunch. M&Ms strawberries, oreos, chocolate sauce and more.
5. The Burnaby Pub and Restaurant
Another Church Road eatery in the heart of Greystones, the Burnaby Pub and Restaurant has an impressive frontage on Church Road.
There’s a huge open bar and dining space in this popular gastropub which is always alive with chatter and banter from happy diners. It’s also a great place if you just fancy downing a pint of cold smooth Guinness.
If you’re in Greystones for the weekend, chow down on the Burnaby’s legendary Sunday Lunch with all the trimmings and round it off with traditional apple pie.
6. Royal Park Chinese Restaurant
We can’t have a guide to Greystones restaurants without including a Chinese and the Royal Park on Church Road is outstanding. Eat in or take-away as you choose.
They serve delicious authentic chow mein, chop suey, fried rice and noodle dishes with a mind-boggling array of sauces and choices.
Try the King Prawn with XO sauce if you’re a sucker for hot and spicy or try the crispy shredded chicken in Peking Sauce, a nice alternative to duck (although they have a dozen duck dishes too!).
What great Greystones restaurants have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some other great restaurants in Greystones from the guide above.
If you have a favourite Greystones restaurant that you’d like to recommend, drop a comment into the comments section below.
FAQs about the best places to eat in Greystones
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from what are the best restaurants in Greystones for a fancy feed to which Greystones restaurants are nice and chilled.
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 Greystones?
Daata, Chakra By Jaipur, The Hungry Monk and Bochelli are our favourites of the many restaurants in Greystones.
What Greystones restaurants are good for a fancy meal?
If you fancy steering away from the more casual places to eat in Greystones, The Pigeon House and Chakra By Jaipur are worth checking out.
What are the best restaurants in Greystones for something casual and tasty?
You can’t go wrong with Sonny’s! The food here is the business!
Gillian Birch is a travel writer and published author. She has travelled the world and uses her personal journals and memories to write about her many travel experiences, particularly those that involved adventures in Ireland.