There are dozens and dozens of places to eat and drink in the local area. The last few years has seen a major focus on "Culinary Ireland" and you should find the choice and quality is first class. There is a big push to make the Burren a place for great food as well as great scenery, this has led to the creation to the Burren Food Trail. See here
Rather than list lots of places, we have noted below the ones we would say are the "must dos" if you want to taste the best of what's on offer.
Of course chefs change and every restaurant can have an off-day. So don't take our recommendations as a cast iron guarantee and do let us know about your own experiences and special finds.
Even in the peak season some restaurants are closed mid-week; so do check before you set off.
- Vaughan's Anchor Inn Is in Liscannor and is great for sea food. Tel: +353 65 708 1548. Click here for details.
- Wild Honey Inn A "gastro-pub"outside of Lisdoonvarna. Tel: +353 65 707 4300. Click here for details
- Ballinanlacken Castle Good food in a great setting. Between Doolin and Lisdoonvarna. Tel: +353 86 361 3719. Click here for details
- Gregans Castle Great food in a great setting outside of Ballyvaughan. We had our wedding here. Tel: +353 65 707 7005. Click here for details
- Cullinans A "surf and turf" focused restaurant in Doolin village. Tel: +353 65 707 4183. Click here for details
- Gus O'Connors Hearty food on Fisher Street. One of the three "music pubs" in Doolin. Tel: +353 65 707 4168. Click here for details
- Kishanny House Cosy pub and delicious food. Aidan and Mary are great hosts and work really hard to promote the Burren Food Trail. Tel: +353 65 707 1660. Click here for details
- Stonecutters Kitchen Great homemade cakes as well as meals. On the Cliff Road. Tel: +353 65 707 5962. Click here for details
- Fitz's Pub & Eatery at Doolin Hotel Upmarket "Pub grub" on the way into Doolin village. Tel: +353 65 707 4111. Click here for details