100 Best Restaurants 2020

Archive - all the best places to eat, shop and stay in Ireland. A local guide to local places.

Since 1992, when the very first edition of the book appeared, John and Sally McKenna’s The 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland has celebrated, championed, and offered critical analysis of, the very best restaurants throughout Ireland, north and south. The McKenna’s 100 Best Restaurants is iconoclastic – it includes food carts, beachside shacks, and tiny rooms, as well as grand theatres for eating – and the list has consistently interpreted and defined what modern, creative Irish cooking is, who the finest, most creative chefs are, and what they can achieve. After almost thirty years, the 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland centum of great places to eat is as definitive and just as controversial as ever, and each year the new 100 excites controversy and comment, and a clamour to get to these great destinations.


409 Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 3GP


Cloverhill, Butler's Bridge, County Cavan
Blacklion, County Cavan


Wild Honey Inn
Kincora Road, Lisdoonvarna, County Clare
Ballyvaughan, County Clare


111 Barrack Street, Cork
3 Albert Road, Marina Terrace, Ballintemple, Cork
Main Street, Ballinspittle, Cork
Main Street, Kinsale, Co Cork
South Square, Rosscarbery, Co Cork
The Chestnut Tree, Staball Hill, Ballydehob, Co Cork
Good Day Deli
Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street, Cork
No. 5 Fenns Quay, Sheares Street Centre, Cork
16 Lancaster Quay, Cork city, County Cork
38 Pope’s Quay, Cork
66B Lower O’Connell Street, Kinsale
Goldie Restaurant
Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork
Main Street, Watergrasshill
English Market, Cork


29 Craft Village, Shipquay Street, Derry
2 Queen Street, Coleraine, BT52 1BE


Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
The Harbour Bar, Downings, Co Donegal


16 Lisburn Street, Hillsborough, Co Down BT26 6AB, Northern Ireland


57 Deerpark Road, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin
41 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Dax Restaurant
23 Pembroke Street Upper, Dublin 2
11 Seafort Avenue, Dublin 4
Sandyford Road, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin, D14
Harbour House, Harbour Road, Howth
18-19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
7 Church Street, Skerries, North Co Dublin
23 Sth Frederick S, Dublin 2
3 Leaves
Unit 30, Blackrock Market, 19 Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin A94 C8Y1
42 Camden Street, Dublin 2, Co Dublin
Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Co Dublin
120 Ranelagh, Dublin 6, D06 VF76
1-2 Chancery Place, Dublin 7


Geata na Cathrach, Fairgreen, Galway
Sushi Wa
13 New Dock Street, Galway,
Derrynacheligh, Leenaun, Co Galway
The Dough Bros
Unit 1 Cathedral Buildings, Middle Street, Galway
Sea Road, Galway, County Galway
Fergus O’Halloran, Barna Village, County Galway.
Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites
Inis Meain, Aran Islands, County Galway. H91 NX86


Unit 1, Strand Street, Dingle, Co Kerry V92 Y79T
35 Main Street, Kenmare
Upper Main Street, Dingle, County Kerry
Waterville, Co Kerry


Ballymore Inn
Ballymore Eustace, County Kildare.


Rinuccini Kilkenny
1 The Parade, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny


Jamestown, County Leitrim
Main Street, Kinlough, Leitrim.


1826 Adare
Main Street, Adare, County Limerick


Market Square, Dundalk


Rua Cafe


Rua Deli: Spencer Street, Castlebar; Cafe Rua: New Antrim Street, County Mayo
1 Brewery Place, Bridge Street, Westport, County Mayo.


Hooked Sligo
Abbeyquarter North, Sligo, Co Sligo
Pudding Row
Main Street, Easley, Co Sligo


10 Quay Street, Dungarvan, Co Waterford
Outer Ring Road, Ardkeen, Waterford City
22 High Street, Waterford


Thyme Restaurant
Custume Place, Athlone, County Westmeath