In search of the best restaurants in Drogheda? Our Drogheda restaurants guide will make your belly happy!
Now, although you may not call Drogheda a ‘foodie town’, there’s some stunning grub on offer, once you know where to look!
From our favourite, Aisha’s, to some excellent dinner spots, like Simona Italian Fine Foods and Sorrento’s, there’s plenty to choose from!
In the guide below, you’ll discover the best Drogheda restaurants on offer, with a little bit of something to tickle every fancy.
Our favourite restaurants in Drogheda
The first section of our guide to the best restaurants in Drogheda tackles our favourite places to eat in Drogheda.
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. Aisha’s Cafe & Bistro
Aisha’s Cafe & Bistro is located on the banks of the River Boyne at 4 Wellington Quay. Here you’ll find kids menus, set menus and an a flavour-packed la carte menu (Aisha’s also has a great selection of pizzas, too!).
For starters, there’s everything from chargrilled spicy chicken wings and duck spring rolls to falafels and Lebanese kafta bread. From mains, one of the favourites is the Dijaj Manssaf – tender Chicken cooked with Lebanese Spices with Chick Peas & Tomato Sauce.
There’s also a hefty pasta offering, with all of the old-reliables, like spaghetti bolognese, to some more adventurous dishes. This is one of my favourite places to eat in Drogheda for good reason!
Sorrento’s is one of the better-value restaurants in Drogheda, and you can nab a main here from just €8, which is pretty damn good! For starters, there’s everything from their light and tasty Caprese salad to a more filling meatball dish. For mains, you’ve pizza and pasta… a tough choice awaits!
The pizza list contains everything you’d expect from an Italian, while the pasta selection is reassuringly small, containing just 10 options. If you’re feeling peckish, their very reasonably priced lasagne (€8) packs a punch, as does their penne all’arrabiata (also €8).
Sorrento’s has long been one of the most popular Drogheda restaurants for good reason. Nip in here if you fancy a hearty feed.
3. Goodwins Steakhouse & Grill Bar
Goodwins Steakhouse is located within the D Hotel in Drogheda and they only use high-quality meat sourced from Gahan Meats Butchers, situated in the north of Dublin.
We’ve been here a couple of times over the years and, even though the steak has been tempting, I’ve gone for the Goodwins Trio of Burgers. As expected, you get three burgers; a beef burger, a lamb burger and a venison burger, and each is ridiculously tasty!
There’s also a decent early bird on offer at Goodwins (Wednesday – Friday 5.00pm – 7.00pm, Saturday 3.00pm – 6.00pm and Sunday 4.00pm – 6.00pm) where you’ll get 2 courses for €22.
4. D’Vine Bistro & Tapas Bar
D’Vine Bistro & Tapas Bar is situated in the heart of the town at Distillery House. This restaurant boasts a lovely outdoor sitting area to enjoy your meal on those often rare warm and sunny days!
The food here is inspired by Mediterranean and European flavours and there’s some delicious dishes to choose from, like the signature D’Vine Patatas bravas (deep-fried potatoes flavoured with smoked paprika, tomato sauce and black garlic aioli).
Some of the other dishes up for grabs include vegan burgers, Irish Monkfish and Atlantic prawn panang curry and roast Irish chicken supreme.
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5. Simona Italian Fine Foods
As you’ve probably gathered, there’s some mighty Italian restaurants in Drogheda, and Simona Italian Fine Foods is another one that’s well worth considering.
For starters, you can expect everything from the soup of the day to sautéed mussels. For mains, there’s a reasonably priced 10 inch pizza from €8.50 along with numerous pasta options, including cannelloni, carbonara and ravioli.
There’s also a kids menu, too, with prices starting at €6. When you visit, keep an eye out for the specialties board, where you’ll find some seasonal dishes to sample.
Other popular places to eat in Drogheda
As you’ve probably gathered at this stage, there’s an almost endless number of great places to eat in Drogheda on offer.
If you’re still not sold on any of the previous choices, the section below is packed with some more highly-reviewed Drogheda restaurants.
1. The Trinity Quarter
If you’re looking for Drogheda restaurants that are perfect for a night out with friends, head to lively The Trinity Quarter. Here, you’ll find a stunning interior, excellent food, top-notch service and live music (on certain days).
The menu here is nice and simple, with only a handful of dishes. Some of the highlights include roast supreme of chicken, cod scampi and chips and a banging bangers and mash.
However, the roast sirloin of beef is the show-stopper here. You’ll also find a decent mix of cocktails on offer along with all of the usual beers and spirits.
2. Antica Toscana
Antica Toscana is an authentic Italian restaurant and pizzeria located at 32/33 Shop Street. Here you’ll find a great selection of pasta as well as pizzas and traditional Italian mains.
Immerse yourself in the Italian cuisine with a starter of calamari fritti and a main of spaghetti frutti di mare, spaghetti cooked with prawns, calamari and mussels, in a white wine tomato sauce.
Prices are in the mid-range and you can expect to pay around €10 to €15 for pasta and €5 to €10 for a starter.
3. Burkes Restaurant
If you like to use online reviews to guide where you eat, then Burke’s Restaurant is one of the best places to eat in Drogheda, with rave reviews on Google, Tripadvisor and Facebook.
Burke’s has a clean, no-fuss interior and they dish up hearty, lip-smackingly good food. On the menu, there’s everything from full Irish breakfasts and sweet chilli chicken wings to soups and more.
If you arrive when the weather’s fine, there’s also a nice little outdoor dining area. I’ve never been here for lunch, but I can vouch for the breakfast being the business!
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4. Bia Café & Restaurant
Bia is another of the more popular Drogheda restaurants, and it’s bee around for quite some time. It boasts a lovely bright interior, thanks to the large windows that surround the entire eating area of the restaurant. There’s a huge selection on offer here.
For starters or light-bites you’ve a mix of sandwiches (the toasted Cajun panini is a winner) and wraps along with everything from spring rolls and chicken satay to roast spare ribs and more.
For mains, there’s everything from salt and chill dishes and curries to loaded fries, the Bia noodle box, Szechuan dishes and more.
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5. Casanova Italian and Mediterranean Restaurant
Casanova Italian and Mediterranean Restaurant is another option for those of you looking for an Italian fix in Drogheda. Here, you’ll find all of the Italian favourites! For starters, you’ve everything from calamari fritti and chilly prawns to bruschetta al pomodor and more.
For mains, the Pollo All Cacciatora Grilled (marinated chicken fillet cooked in spicy tomato sauce & roast vegetables, served with chunky chips) is worth a bash.
There’s also plenty of pizza (the Cinque Carni – tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, salami, spiced beef, chicken and bacon – sounds delish!) and pasta dishes on offer.
6. Salthouse Brasserie
Last but by no means least in our guide to the best Drogheda restaurants is Salthouse Brasserie , and you’ll find it right on the banks of the Rive Boyne, right across from Scotch Hall Shopping Centre.
When you saunter through its doors, have a look around for the specials board, where you’ll find the soup of the day along with a clatter of other daily specials, like steak, fish and homemade desserts.
This is a great lunch option and the interior is nice and cosy, so it’s perfect if you fancy an early-morning coffee and cake, too!
What great Drogheda restaurants have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some other great restaurants in Drogheda from the guide above.
If you have a favourite Drogheda restaurant that you’d like to recommend, drop a comment into the comments section below.
FAQs about the best places to eat in Drogheda
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘What restaurants in Drogheda do the best steak?’ to ‘Which are best for a fancy meal?’.
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 Drogheda?
In my opinion, the best places to eat in Drogheda are Goodwins Steakhouse, Sorrento’s and Aisha’s.
What places to eat in Drogheda are good for a date night?
Goodwins is a solid date-night option. You’ll find an excellent value early bird here, too, for just €22.
I was born in a quiet corner of a Gaeltacht on the Dingle Peninsula. Over the years, I’ve explored Ireland far and wide, from the wilds of West Clare to the shores of Sherkin. Particularly fond of heritage, history and hikes (and words beginning with ‘H’, apparently…).