In search of the best restaurants in Trim? Our Trim restaurants guide will make your belly happy!
From popular spots, like StockHouse Restaurant, to Trim restaurants where you can grab a feed and a cocktail, like Franzinis, there’s lots to choose from.
In the guide below, you’ll discover heaps of places for grub in this historic town, with a little bit of something to tickle most tastebuds.
Our favourite restaurants in Trim
The first section of our guide to the best restaurants in Trim looks at our favourite places to eat in Trim.
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. StockHouse Restaurant
StockHouse Restaurant is located in the centre of Trim, less than a 5-minute ramble from the castle, and my God does it pack a punch.
If you can, try and nip in for the Early Bird (2 courses for €24.50 or 3 for €28.50). There’s a sold mix of starters on offer, from beef goulash soup to chilli beef nachos.
Then, for mains, you’ve your choice of steaks, fajitas, veggie options and lots more. There’s also an excellent 3 course set menu for €34.95. This is widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in Trim for good reason.
2. Khan Spices Indian Restaurant
Are you in the mood for some Indian food (that unintentionally rhymed…)? Located on Emmet Street, Khan Spices has been awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row.
Its owner, Naser Khan, has extensive experience in hospitality in both Europe and South Asia, and this shines bright from the minute you stroll through the door.
The menu here boasts everything from vegetable samosas and tandoori king prawns to chicken begum bahar and all of your Indian faves.
If you’re coming here for lunch on a Sunday, make sure to check the Sunday lunch menu – you can nab a starter and a main for only €17.
3. Rosemary Bistro
Rosemary Bistro is another of the more popular places to eat in Trim. Also on Emmet street, it has a lovely outdoor space so that you can enjoy your food while sitting in the sun (if you’re lucky!).
One of the team was here for breakfast recently and, by all accounts, the full Irish breakfast packs a punch… especially if you’ve spent a long evening out in one of the many pubs in Trim the night before!
If you visit for lunch, you’ll find gourmet sandwiches, chicken wings, salads and steak sandwiches on offer along with a fairly priced kids menu, too.
Related read: Check out our guide to 12 of the best things to do in Trim (and nearby) at any time of the year.
Franzinis is a modern European restaurant situated just in front of Trim Castle (right next to the main car park). The restaurant’s mantra is ‘we don’t do fast food, just great food as fast as we can!’.
Their menu includes classic World-Cuisine dishes such as pasta, noodles and fajitas. Franzinis uses the freshest Irish products and all its meat is locally sourced.
If you nip into Franzinis, make sure to try their signature cocktail – the aptly named ‘A Bonk By The Boyne’!
Other popular places to eat in Trim
As you’ve probably gathered at this stage, there’s an almost endless number of great places to eat in Trim.
If you’re still not sold on any of the previous choices, the section below is packed with some more highly-reviewed Trim restaurants.
1. The Bailey Bar
The Bailey Bar is arguably the most unique of the many Trim restaurants and a quick glance at the photo above should give you an idea as to why!
You’ll find this place right in front of Trim Castle in the Trim Castle Hotel. Here, you can enjoy a wonderful view of Trim Castle while munching away.
The menu offers a wide selection of Irish home-cooked meals with an Asian and European twist. From 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm, you can try the Bailey Bars’ set menu.
The two-course set menu will cost you €21.90 per person while the three-course set menu is €24.90.
2. Brogan’s Bar & Hotel
If you love live music, then make sure to drop into Brogan’s Bar. Located to the north of the town, Brogan’s holds regular live music sessions with local musicians and well-known acts (like Christy Dignam) taking to the stage.
Their menu is incredibly varied and has options for vegetarians, vegans and celiacs (there’s even a dedicated burger menu in The Loft – their live music venue).
At Brogan’s, you’ll also find a tasty breakfast menu offering scrambled eggs, french toast and granola, as well as a peach of a brunch menu!
3. Rococo Restaurant (Knightsbrook Hotel)
Situated inside the Knightsbrook Hotel, just outside Trim, Rococo’s is an elegant restaurant that dishes up a fusion of Irish and international dishes (the menu is regularly updated to feature the best seasonal ingredients).
Rococo’s has an a la carte menu, a set menu and a kids menu. On their a la carte menu you’ll find delicious starters such as black pudding potato cake, warm beetroot and goats’ cheese salad and plenty more.
For mains, expect everything from fresh grilled lobster and chicken to thick steaks, veggie options and a wide variety of sides. There’s also a very popular Sunday carvery, too.
Related read: Check out our guide to 9 of the best hotels in Trim (for those of you that fancy spending the night… and sampling some of Trim’s mighty old-school pubs).
4. Jack Quinn’s
Jack Quinn’s is located in Scurlockstown, a short 5-minute drive from Trim. It has everything you would expect from an old Irish pub; Big frames with vinyl, old pictures decorating the walls, red velvet stools and, of course, Guinness on tap!
The menu is much smaller than many of the other Trim restaurants, but the dishes are delicious and prepared with care. There are four main dishes here :
- The steak sandwich
- The oriental chicken stir-fry
- The Asian infused tiger prawns
- A vegetable pasta
5. Takeaways galore
There are several takeaways in the town that’d go toe-to-toe with some of the more popular restaurants in Trim. One of the more popular spots is Once Upon a Thai, a food truck located in the north of Trim at Navan Gate.
What tasty Trim restaurants have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some other great restaurants in Trim from the guide above.
If you have a favourite Trim restaurant that you’d like to recommend, drop a comment into the comments section below.
FAQs about the best restaurants in Trim
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from what are the best restaurants in Trim for a fancy feed to which Trim 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 Trim?
In our opinion, the best Trim restaurants are StockHouse and Khan Spices Indian Restaurant. We’ve a soft spot for Once Upon a Thai (a food truck), too!
What Trim restaurants are good for a meal with friends?
Franzinis (the cocktails here are decent!) is a good option for a bite with pals. If there’s a big group, Rococo Restaurant is handy as there’s decent sized tables.
Cristina fell in love with Ireland’s breath-taking landscapes, quirky folklore and traditional music while studying in Limerick. Many years later, her love for all things Irish is just as strong.