Places to Wine and Dine in Strandhill
Strandhill is very lucky in that it has a host of top class Bars and Restaurants to suit every palate, taste and visitor. From Family friendly to Haute cuisine, from a pint of porter to a glass of Veuve Cliquot - Strandhill can cater for every taste.
There is Live Music in all Bars at weekends from Thurs - Sun; ranging from Traditional to Folk to Rock; just enquire with us for details!
The Venue Bar and Restaurant
The Venue Bar & Restaurant is located on the top road in Strandhill and two minutes walk from Strandhill Lodge and Suites, it has a cosy atmosphere with an excellent restaurant overlooking Strandhill Bay.
“The food is marvellous, the view, spectacular: a dining experience not to be missed and not soon forgotten.” – MyGuideIreland.com
Famous for its, crab claws, and seafood chowder served with that wonderful soft-on-the-inside-crunchy-on-the-outside delectable French bread, The Venue Pub and Restaurant Strandhill serves only the freshest catch and homemade breads.
But for those not inclined toward seafood, other treats on the menu include char-grilled steaks, and vegetarian options, along with lighter fare for lunch, of soup, salads (delicious, crisp, and fresh), and open sandwiches, on brown or white bread.
We also have a wide range of a la carte menu options.
The Strand Bar & Jade Garden Restaurant
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The Strand Bar (est 1913) nestled between mythic Knocknarea and the famous surf beach of Strandhill, has for many generations been the favoured social spot for locals and tourists alike.
Just ten minutes drive from Sligo, close to the airport and one of Europe’s most magnificent surfing beaches, this well-known bar has a big welcoming turf fire, cosy snugs and friendly staff. The Strand Bar offers visitors a wealth of eating options including Carvery, Sunday Lunch and evening meals it also offers two top class restaurants
The Jade Garden is a fine Oriental themed restaurant offering top class Chinese and Oriental dishes and is located upstairs in the Strand Bar. Well worth a visit it also offers patrons the option of takeaway or pickup! - Excellent Restaurant that stays open late.
Trá Bán Steak and Seafood Restaurant
Strand Bar, Strandhill
Multi-Award winning restaurant with the Good Food Eating Guide and amongst many who view this as Sligo's Top Restaurant (Tripadvisor) - a fine restaurant which does require reservation to be guaranteed a seat!
The name Trá Bán is Irish for “White Strand”, the beautiful unspoiled beach alongside the restaurant. Trá Bán was the original name for what is now known as the sea front. Our menu features dishes which are made with the finest local fresh produce, from both land and sea. On a summers evening it’s a joy to watch the sun set over the Atlantic ocean while strolling along the seafront. On a winter’s night, cosy up to a loved one and listen to the rolling white horses crash onto the shore.
Bella Vista Bar & Bistro
Shore Road, Strandhill
Bar - Restaurant – Takeaway – Pizzeria
Situated beside the rugged Atlantic Ocean and situated near the promenade in Strandhill, Bella Vista Bar & Bistro is fast becoming a popular meeting place for locals and tourists. Food is served from 10am - 10pm daily, including breakfast, lunch, pizzas, pastas, a la carte menu, kids menu and Coeliac friendly dishes so there is bound to be something to satisfy any appetite.
- Different Catch of the Day everyday for all our fish lovers
- Child-friendly restaurant with colouring books, toys and fish tanks to entertain the little ones
- Caters for parties, communions, confirmations.
- Post and pre-wedding parties
- Suitable venue for business meetings with free wi-fi available
- Sports bar which shows all major sporting events
- Coeliac friendly dishes
Our pizzas are crafted with fresh dough and oven baked for perfection. We blend our dough fresh everyday with high quality flour and olive oil then proof at the correct temperature for a smooth and satisfying flavour. We top these creations with our signature sauce, a select cheese blend and fresh ingredients to give you a pizza masterpiece carefully balanced in both taste and portion.
Our biggest motivation is our customer’s excitement. For us there is no better feeling in the world than seeing a satisfied smile on someone's face.
Shells Café is a gem by the Ocean make no mistake a great family restaurant with fresh breads and all day breakfast – well worth a visit with the family…Shells Sea Side Bakery Cafe makes all our own breads, bakes and cakes. We don't use preservatives - you can taste the difference! Our coffee is fairtrade, organic and gorgeous. We take great pride in everything we produce. Regarded as one of the top eateries in Sligo - well worth a visit!
Shells is quickly developing a reputation for being Sligos top eatery amongst its category and this can be seen by the queues that can be seen on a weekend morning - excellent seaside fare!
Other Bars in Strandhill
The Dunes Tavern
The Dunes Tavern, nestled between the Atlantic ocean and Knocknarea mountain, provides the perfect balance of fresh sea air and breathtaking views of the Strandhill area. The family run Pub offers its guests a warm welcome in its newly refurbished modern pub where you can enjoy a pint in front of the open fire. It’s the perfect place to unwind after your journey.
Sonny Brees as is colloquially known is located on the Old Strandhill Road and opposite the Strandhill Rugby Club. A good local bar and you will receive a warm Strandhill welcome when you enter!