McKenna’s Guides 2016 Best Restaurants in Ireland

McKenna’s Guides have released a brand new app called EAT 2016 which showcase the 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland. This list of 100 restaurants also features twenty-two new restaurant inclusions with a strong emphasis on modern, casual Irish food as well as up and coming chefs in the industry.

Eight Dublin restaurants have made the new cut for this year’s listing including Bastible located on the South Circular Road, Luna on Drury Street and Amuse.  In addition five new restaurants in Cork city / county feature on the list including Diva in Ballinspittle; Pilgrim in Rosscarbery as well as Elbow lane, Miyazaki and L’Atitude 51 which are all located in Cork city centre.

Elbow Lane and Smokehouse in Cork, one of the latest additions to EAT 2016

Elbow Lane and Smokehouse in Cork, one of the latest additions to EAT 2016

Although dominated by Dublin (28 inclusions) and Cork (16), EAT 2016 showcases the energy and diversity surrounding Irish food and restaurants right now – particularly at the casual dining end.

McKennas Guides have been published since the year 1992, with the new apps including bite-sized reviews, interactive maps, social media links and booking options. These new features provide those planning a vacation in Ireland with a wealth of knowledge on where are the hottest places to dine.

Many high-profile restaurants have additionally been dropped from this year’s hot list – including Fenn’s Quay in Cork;  Pearl Brasserie, The Chop House and The Woollen Mills in Dublin, McCambridge’s in Galway, The Fatted Calf in Athlone, Out of the Blue in Dingle and Packie’s in Kenmare.

Ideal for those planning a trip to Ireland in 2016, EAT 2016 is now available on iTunes and Google Play at €3.99.

McKenna’s Best Restaurants in Ireland:

Northern Ireland

  • Balloo House, Killinchy
  • Browns, Derry
  • Established, Belfast [New]
  • Harry’s Shack, Portstewart
  • James Street South, Belfast
  • Lost and Found, Coleraine
  • OX, Belfast
  • Pyke’n’Pommes, Queen’s Quay, Derry
  • Shu, 253 Lisburn Road, Belfast

Republic of Ireland

Co. Carlow

  • Step House Hotel,  Borris

Co. Cavan

  • MacNean Restaurant, Blacklion
  • The Olde Post Inn, Cloverhill, Butler’s Bridge

Co. Clare

  • Gregans Castle, Ballyvaughan
  • Murphy Blacks, Kilkee [New]
  • The Long Dock, Carrigaholt
  • Vasco, Fanore
  • Wild Honey Inn, Lisdoonvarna

Co. Cork

  • Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry
  • Café Paradiso, Lancaster Quay, Cork
  • Deasy’s Harbour Bar, Clonakilty
  • Diva, Ballinspittle [New]
  • Elbow Lane, Cork [New]
  • The Farm Gate Café, English Market, Cork
  • Fishy Fishy Café, Kinsale
  • Glebe Gardens, Baltimore
  • Iyer’s, Cork
  • L’Atitude 51, Cork [New]
  • Manning’s Emporium, Ballylickey
  • Miyazaki, Cork [New]
  • Pilgrim’s, Rosscarbery [New]
  • Sage Restaurant, Midleton
  • The Black Pig, Kinsale
  • The Food Depot, Courtmacsherry

Co. Donegal

  • Harry’s Bar & Restaurant, Bridgend
  • The Mill Restaurant, Dunfanaghy
  • The Tap Room, Rathmullan House

Co. Dublin

  • Amuse, Dawson St. [New]
  • Ananda, Dundrum Town Centre
  • Bastible, South Circular Road [New]
  • Brioche, Ranelagh
  • Brother Hubbard, Capel Street
  • Chameleon Restaurant, Temple Bar
  • Chapter One, Parnell Square
  • Delahunt, Camden Street [New]
  • Dunne & Crescenzi, South Frederick Street
  • Ely Winebar, Ely Place
  • Etto, Merrion Row
  • Fish Shop, Queen Street [New]
  • Forest Avenue, Sussex Terrace
  • Kinara Kitchen, Ranelagh
  • L’Ecrivain, Lower Baggot Street
  • Mulligan Grocers, Stoneybatter
  • Locks, Windsor Tce. [New]
  • Luna, Drury St. [New]
  • O’Connell’s, Donnybrook
  • Pichet, Trinity Street
  • Restaurant Forty One, St Stephen’s Green
  • Taste at Rustic, Sth. Great George’s St. [New]
  • The Cake Cafe, Pleasants Place Winding Stair, Lower Ormond Quay
  • The Fumbally, Fumbally Lane
  • The Greenhouse, Dawson Street
  • Thornton’s Restaurant, St. Stephen’s Green
  • Winding Stair, Lower Ormond Quay
  • Soder+Ko, Sth. Great George’s St. [New]

Co. Galway

  • Aniar, Lower Dominick Street
  • Ard Bia at Nimmo’s, Spanish Arch
  • Cava Bodega, Middle Street
  • Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites, Inis Meain
  • Kai Cafe + Restaurant, Sea Road
  • Kappa-Ya, Middle St. [New]
  • Loam, Geatta Na Cathrach, Fairgreen
  • Upstairs @ West, Barna [New]

Co. Kerry

  • Daroka, Ballybunion [New]
  • Global Village, Dingle
  • Idás, Dingle
  • Mulcahy’s, Kenmare

Co. Kildare

  • The Ballymore Inn, Ballymore Eustace
  • Harte’s of Kildare, Kildare Town

Co. Kilkenny

  • Campagne, 5 The Arches, Gashouse Lane
  • Foodworks, Parliament St. [New]

Co. Leitrim

  • The Cottage Restaurant, Jamestown
  • The Courthouse, Kinlough

Co. Limerick

  • Canteen, Mallow Street
  • La Cucina, Castletroy
  • Restaurant 1826, Adare

Co. Longford

  • Viewmount House, Longford

Co. Louth

  • Eastern Seaboard, Drogheda

Co. Mayo

  • An Port Mór, Westport
  • Knockranny House, Westport
  • Rua, Castlebar
  • The Idle Wall, Westport [New]

Co. Meath

  • Tankardstown, Slane

Co. Sligo

  • Pudding Row, Sligo [New]
  • Shell’s Café, Strandhill

Co. Tipperary

  • Chez Hans, Cashel
  • The Old Convent, Clogheen

Co. Waterford

  • Momo, Patrick Street [New]
  • The Tannery Restaurant, Dungarvan

Co. Wicklow

  • The Happy Pear, Greystones
  • The Strawberry Tree at Brook Lodge, Aughrim

See here for full information on the McKenna Guides

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