In search of the best restaurants in Gorey? Our Gorey restaurants guide will make your belly happy!
Whatever brings you to Gorey, the town is a great place to find quality food and innovative menus in memorable surroundings.
From casual spots like Katie Daly’s (our favourite!) to fancy meals in Table Forty One, there’s something to tickle most fancies here.
In the guide below, you’ll discover the best Gorey restaurants on offer, regardless of what you’ve a hankerin’ for!
Our favourite restaurants in Gorey
The first section of our guide to the best restaurants in Gorey tackles our favourite places to eat in Gorey.
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. Katie Daly’s Bar and Restaurant
Right in the heart of Gorey, Katie Daly’s has a reputation as a popular restaurant and a lively bar. It’s a good place to find quality Irish ale and a bite to eat whether you opt for the bar area, the Beer Garden or the cosy Cellar Bar where live music adds to the ambience.
Good food includes fish and chips, traditional roasts or more adventurous dishes such as Red Thai Curry and Cajun Chicken Paninis. From vegetarian to Italian, there’s something for every palate.
2. Table Forty One
Table Forty One is one of the the newest Gorey restaurants and you’ll find it on the Main Street. It focuses on local and foraged ingredients and good value cuisine.
Owner chef Andrew Duncan has served his time honing his trade at some of the world’s top Michelin Bib Gourmand and Relais&Chateaux restaurants in Canada, New Zealand and the UAE.
Now back on home turf, his signature fillet steak with mushroom and smoked bacon jam is just one of the exquisite offerings. If you’re looking for Gorey restaurants for a special occasion, you won’t go wrong here.
3. La Piazza
La Piazza brings the taste and lifestyle of Italy to Ireland in a setting that boasts stone floors, beamed ceilings and top-notch service.
Feast on anti-pasti, seafood, bruschetta pomodoro and goat’s cheese crostini to start then move on to pizza, and Pollo a la Piazza (chicken marinated in Moroccan spices on a bed of seasonal veggies).
There’s a special 2-course menu for Early Birds and delectable desserts whatever time you choose to dine.
4. The Kitchen @ Gorey
Wooden tables and red bench seating at The [email protected] puts the emphasis firmly where it should be – on the food. One of the more popular restaurants in Gorey, it has just been awarded “Best Casual Dining in Wexford” at the Irish restaurant Awards.
It is also accredited by Good Food Ireland and boasts a genuine authentic Irish food experience. The menu offers simple but refined dishes based on organic ingredients and free range meats whenever possible.
From Angus burgers to tasty venison pies and wood-fired pizzas, The [email protected] will delight the tastebuds with good wholesome food, just as it should.
5. The Bistro
Known locally for its superb service and friendly staff, The Bistro is one of the best seafood and steak restaurants in Gorey. Mouthwatering sea bass, garlic prawns and succulent fillet steaks are accompanied by a superb wine list.
End on a high note with their creamy crème brûlée (always a marque of a top chef) while relaxing in the upscale ambience. A top choice for a celebration, for sure.
Other great places to eat in Gorey
Now that we have our favourite places to eat in Gorey out of the way, it’s time to see what other culinary delights this county has to offer.
Below, you’ll find everywhere from Soul Tapas Bar and One Hundred Degree to some often overlooked Gorey restaurants that are well worth nipping into.
1. Soul Tapas Bar and Steakhouse
Tapas is a great way to sample lots of different small plate-size meals that combine a social experience with a long-lasting epicurean experience.
That’s what Soul Tapas Bar on Main Street Gorey is all about. Carefully chosen wines and Mediterranean ingredients are perfectly at home in the authentic Spanish vibe.
Try the Seafood Medley with the Patatas Bravas and you’ll almost hear the flamenco! From spicy to vegetarian, Soul Tapas Bar and Steakhouse serves it all. Olé!
2. Eco Pizzeria
If you’re looking for casual restaurants in Gorey, look no further than Eco Pizzeria. Great for lunch and dinner, the main restaurant is an authentic pizzeria but the restaurants does offer international cuisine including Asian, Italian and Mexican dishes.
The gourmet burgers are to-die-for and there’s a daily seafood specials menu. Ideal for special occasions (it has three separate function rooms), Eco Pizzeria also does take-aways and free home delivery, of course.
3. Mi Street Food
Inspired by Asian cuisine, Mi Street Food is one of the more unique Gorey restaurants Executive chef Tony Yu produces delicious Asian cuisine that is an eclectic fusion of ingredients, textures and flavours.
Taking street food to a whole new level, Mi Street Food won the award for Best Newcomer Restaurant in the Irish Food Awards. Pay a visit and you’ll understand why!
4. One Hundred Degree
Another of the newer restaurants in Gorey, One Hundred Degrees Restaurant and Wine Bar delivers an unforgettable dining experience with bespoke service and great food using fresh local produce.
Proprietor and Chef Praba has 20 years of culinary experience since he started his career at a Culinary College in the South of France. Priding himself on great presentation, the menu at One Hundred Degrees is quite unique.
Think seared scallops with spiced raisin purée, textures of cauliflower and black pudding mousse and you get the idea!
5. Coach House Gastro Bar
Set in a traditional coach house building, the Coach House Gastro Bar has a magnificent open kitchen and 1920’s style Carousel Dining Room upstairs and a large bar serving great ales and generous portions of tasty gastro-pub food downstairs.
Led by renowned chef Liam Forde, it provides a full social and dining experience whether you are visiting solo or with family and friends.
The open kitchen concept allows you to see what’s cooking “behind the scenes” while the solid fuel wood burner makes it a warm and welcoming place to be on any chilly evening.
What great Gorey restaurants have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some other great restaurants in Gorey and beyond from the guide above.
If you have some favourite places to eat in Gorey that you’d like to recommend, drop a comment into the comments section below.
FAQs about the best Gorey restaurants
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘Where’s good for a date?’ 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 Gorey?
In my opinion, it’s had to beat La Piazza, Table Forty One and Katie Daly’s. However, each of the places above are worth trying.
What Gorey restaurants are good for a night out?
Katie Daly’s is our go-to spot as you can eat in the more formal section, first, and then continue into the more relaxed pub after.
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.