Early Breakfast listeners have spoken!

Trip Advisor has deemed Chapter One in Dublin The Best Restaurant In Ireland, and lists 9 other restaurants that I have never heard of or never been to as the best places to eat...maybe because many of them have Michelin Stars.

What I want to know is where is the best place to eat a casual but delicious dinner in Ireland? Somewhere you can bring the kids, maybe get a pint with your food and not break out into a sweat when the bill arrives.

My personal favourites are the Harbour Bar in Rush (spaghetti and prawns or fish and chips), Grogan’s in Glasson for a steak sandwich and Knightsbrook Hotel in Trim Co Meath where you can find the best club sandwich in the world... fact!

 

Whenever we talk about food on the Early Breakfast Show, we always get a huge reaction. And today was no different! We have you covered for the best grub around Ireland, and a few suggestions on what to have in said locations. Bon appétit!

 

 

  • “Vintage Kitchen in Poole Beg St - their prawn risotto is to die for! You can go into Mulligans and bring in your pint!” - Angela

 

  • “Dooleys in Waterville Co Kerry scallops every time... with an epic view of South Kerry Coast!”

 

  • “The Tavern in Fahan in Co Donegal. Best steaks around!”

 

  • "Hey Paula, La Bucca in Dunboyne is a quality Italian. Also The Keltic bar in Kells does great pub grub!"

 

  • '"The Brake in Blackrock Co. Louth -  great steak with their fab steak sauce and their chicken Kiev is knockout!" - Col

 

  • “Morning Tiger, Trappers Inn in Galway and The Gandon in Portlaoise are two great places for food!” - Navanman 

 

  • “Hi Paula,The Helm in Westport does the best fillet steak ever and my wife swears by the monkfish!” – Mick

 

  • “Hi Paula, my wife and I popped into a place called The Square Table in Blarney Cork about a year ago. Still thinking about how good it was!”

 

  • “Hi Paula has to be the fabulous Trocadero in Dublin. They do a great steak and spinach side to die for! Also you never know who you might be sitting beside as they always get famous people in too!” - Marcella

 

  • “Hi Paula, the Hollywood Inn - in  Wicklow - lovely home cooked food and inexpensive. I can recommend the fish and chips. Delish!” - Betty

 

  • “Zuni in Kilkenny is class. The chocolate bomb is out of this world!”

 

  • “Paula, The Munster in Waterford. Food is magnificent and service is even better. Other option is Jack Meades. Good food, play area for the kids. If you are looking for recommendations, lamb shank in the Munster or the steak in Jack Meades!” - Larry from Waterford

 

  • Heyya Pmac, Shimla in Kilkenny for a Sunday lunch special. 11 euro for a starter and din dins... food is amazing! Or Paris Texas - great steak and nearly died with their chicken wings!”

 

  • “Hi Paula. Has to be coq bull in Limerick. Controversial - best chicken wings in Ireland - much better than even Tribeca!”

 

  • “Seafood Mornay is to die for and stunning views over Mulroy Bay is just beautiful!”

 

  • “Furey’s Bar in Moyalley - savage steak, savage everything!”

 

  • “Roche's Bar, Duncannon, Co. Wexford is top notch!”

 

  • “Blu Bar in skerries – wopper food! Then over to Storm in a Teacup for a 99 after!” - Sclarkey 76 via Snapchat

 

  • “Hi Paula the restaurant in the Yacht Pub in Clontarf is brilliant and always full!” - Dave in Dublin

 

  • “Finn’s Resturaunt in Milltown, Tuam, Co. Galway. Fab food good prices!” - Ivan

 

  • “Rosatos in Moville, Co Donegal is unreal and cheap!”

 

  • “Paddy Coyne Pub in Tully Cross in Connemara. Amazing food, great value and a cracking pub!”

 

  • “Horse and Hound. Best place to eat in Wexford!” - Trevor

 

  • “Nora May’s restaurant in Charleville Golf Club, Co. Cork. Simple tasty food served with a smile!” - Eoghan

 

  • “Ripples Restaurant, Kerrykeel in Letterkenny Co Donegal!”

 

  • “The Lagoon Bar and Restuarant in Termon in Letterkenny. Exceptional but simple food at affordable prices. Ideal for family, friends and everyone in between! Award winning chowder or their house specials are always good. Highly recommend for anyone hasn't been yet!”

 

  • “Without doubt Paula - The Good Room Adare in Adare Co.Limerick is fabulous. Order everything!”

 

  • “Hi Paula. Get yourself to Cobh, Co. Cork. Check out Spike Island, and have a meal in Gilbert’s Bistro. Great food and relaxed atmosphere. The Spike Island Burger is the way to go if you’re in for lunch.” - Eddie

 

  • “The Derg Inn in Terryglass on Lough Derg - amazing food. Chicken wings and the Derg Burger....NOM!” - Caroline

 

  • “Hi Paula, great show. Dan Sheahan’s pub outside Ovens, Co. Cork would have to be the best casual pub grub spot. The bacon and cabbage is fabulous. I know it's in cork but Dan is from Glenbeigh co. Kerry. Up the kingdom!”

 

  • “Hi Paula! A good spot to eat is The Church Restaurant, Skibbereen - lovely setting and savage grub!” -Trev in Skibb

 

  • “Shane here.The Mad Monk Resturaunt/Pub in Midleton Co Cork. The gourmet beef burger is the best!”

 

  • “Hi Paula. The Lime Kiln in Julianstown in Co. Meath. The food is excellent!”

 

  • “Hi Paula. Mickey Finn's in Redcross. Order the fish. Great food, good staff and all round good atmosphere.” - Ger in Avoca

 

  • “The rib eye steak in the Orphan Girl, Ballymoney, Gorey is the best in the country. Great pint of stout as well!”

 

  • “The Central in Navan - amazing blackboard specials and a real funky spot!”

 

  • “Barraducci's Italian in Cavan town... the chicken wings are savage. Can't get enough of them!!”

 

  • “Katie Daly’s in Gorey is fantastic for good quality grub, the oriental noodle dishes and the Carbonara are yum! I was there last night for my daughter’s birthday, and you can have a pint too, not just wine!” - Jim

 

  • “There is a great restaurant called The Pyramid its part of Mellotte’s Bar in a little village called The Neale close to Cong Co Mayo. I’ve been there a few times had something different each time and there has never been a complaint from anyone at our table. Couldn't recommend anything as it's all good!”

 

  • “Killian’s Lodge in Mullagh, Co.Meath is the best feed you'll get, anytime!  Particularly Sunday lunch, and the dessert is just unbelievable. Very good value and massive portions!”

 

  • “Hi P, try pulled pork nachos and chicken wings in The School House in Swords, washed down with a pint of Heineken!” - Andy

 

  • “Paula, first time I ever had chowder was on the Knightsbrook. It was delish! Also lots of places in Galway, but next time you’re there, come a little bit further west to The White Gables and have the duck. They also have a cafe that’s lovely and the eclairs are divine!”

 

  • “Paula, I had a burger at Cunningham's Butcher and Restaurant in Kilkeel near Carlingford. The BEST burger I have EVER eaten, but I'm destroyed now cos nothing since has ever been as good!” - Stella Galway

 

  • 'Hey Paula Good morning from Sligo. A really lovely restaurant in Donegal is Kitty Kelly’s which is in Kilcar - all fresh produce and amazing fresh fish and great service.” - Catriona Hegarty

 

  • "Paula, Teach Dolmain in Carlow Town. Amazing food, good prices and a live trad band playing while you eat!"

 

  • “Hi Paula, The Hollywood Inn in Hollywood (Wicklow). Great food, great service and the craft beer keeps even the fussiest drinkers happy!” - Emma in Wicklow

 

  • “Can you please please put that list up I need to try them all! Farmer Brown's in Dublin do unreal wings and the hole menu is so good and reasonable big portions for the hard working farmer like myself!” - John in Wicklow