The Top 10 Restaurants In Offaly

The ten best places to eat in Offaly, according to your TripAdvisor reviews

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Top 10 Restaurants In Offaly

1. Captain House Restaurant

The Captain House Restaurant located on Main Street in Kilcruttin, Tullamore. The restaurant offers a wide range of different cuisines, such as French, Irish, Seafood and European to name a few. Those who have dined at the restaurant have nothing but nice things to say about the place.

"Great restaurant with fantastic staff! Excellent food & service. Owner & staff are top class & very friendly," one reviewer commented.

"11 out of 10. I love my Steak falling off the bone and this was mouthwatering. Tender and juicy, cooked exactly to my liking. Highly recommend the restaurant for food, service and value. Made us feel really special and brought us a lovely bottle of Red to help celebrate my Birthday. Looking forward to my next Visit," another stated.

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2. The Blue Apron Restaurant

Located on Harbour Street in Tullamore, The Blue Apron Restaurant has received high praise from the many people who have dined there. It offers many cuisines to its customers, such as Vegan Options and Gluten Free Options.

"Had an absolutely Fabulous meal here with friends. Staff very attentive. Scallops were divine and Duck main course cooked to perfection. Will certainly be returning. Keep up the brilliant work guys," one stated.

"Tullamore was the last stop of our Ireland road trip, to visit the distillery. In the evening we were looking to find somewhere to eat. Searching the web we came up with this place. What a find; seemingly family run with very pleasant staff, busy with locals (always a good sign) and a nice friendly atmosphere. Then of course there’s the food, of excellent quality, fairly priced and well presented. The staff couldn’t do enough for us. Absolutely would recommend this place to anyone" another commented.

3. Giltraps Pub

Giltraps Pub located in Birr offers its customers cuisines such as Irish, Bar, Pub and Gluten Free Options. Those who have dined there have only good things to say about the place.

"Omg they could not have done any more for us, so kind and the music last Saturday was amazing, we were able to get take away food delivered, which they arranged for us. Also we had birthday cakes, banners and nothing was a problem. What a pub amazing work to you all," one proclaimed.

"Great little pub across the way from the Glamping. Warm friendly clean pub with a bit of craic and a good pint and and excellent comfy smoking area would recommend and visit again kind polite staff especially Eleanor." a second reviewer posted.

4. Killeens Pub

Located in Shannonbridge, Killeens Pub offers cuisines such as Irish, Bar and Pub. Most of the people who have walked through its doors and dined at the Pub have only amazing things to say about it.

"Cute pub with friendly people, nice food (try the soup of the day!) and good local prices. Recommend for lunch and break during your roadtrip between Dublin and Galway, after a visit to Clonmacnoise!" one diner posted.

"This place is worth a visit.once seen never forgotten. Fantastic place the staff are so friendly and helpful. Will be back again very soon." another commented.

5. Shishir - Thai & Indian Cuisine

Shishir - Thai and Indian Cuisine is located on 31 High Street in Tullamore. It offers its customers Indian, Asian, Thai, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options and Gluten Free cuisine. People who have dined there enjoyed being there and had high praise for the restaurant.

"I visit the Shishir restaurant regular the food is always excellent and consistent and the staff are very friendly, highly recommend this restaurant," one TripAdvisor review stated.

"We are regular visitors to Shishir, and have always found the food to be consistently excellent. Everything is perfect, great range of beautifully prepared food, nice decor, and Asad and his attentive staff are first rate. Highly recommended," another posted.

6. Kellys Bar

Kellys Bar is located on Green Street in Birr. It offers its customers Irish, Bar, Pub and European cuisines. The people who have dined here tend to have positive things to say about the Bar. 

"In a two week trip we had already visited a few pubs, but this was a special treat. Mr. Kelly himself invited us in when he saw us at the door. We were treated as guests and friends, not as customers. Kelly sat with us and told a bit of local lore including the story of the chap who wanted some peat to take home as a souvenir. (The peat bogs were nearby.) He taught my wife how to draw beer from the tap! Ha! Then we ate a good meal of pub food. Great experience all around." a diner commented.

"I ate in Kelly's recently while on the road for work with a few people. We all got sandwich's (keeping things fairly simple I know) but everything was really nice. The service was good too with a very friendly and helpful waitress. I'd definitely recommend Kelly's for lunch," another posted.

7. Spinners

Located on Castle Street in Birr, Spinners offers cuisines such as Irish, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options. Those who have eaten there had brilliant things to say about the restaurant. 

"My husband and I visited Spinners for dinner over the Christmas season, and I'm so glad we went, the food was really good, nice selection of wines and the wait staff had that perfect blend of being lovely, attentive & helpful. When we were lead from the bar (which is set up like another smaller restaurant that I would love to try next time) through to our table in the restaurant, I saw a lovely outdoor seating area along the way - I can't wait to come back for a drink there in the warmer months, it looked like it would be so relaxing sitting out there with a nice glass of red!" one wrote.

"We were tired from driving. After checking in at our B&B we walked to Spinners. Normally reservations are a good idea, but in the off season we were able to be seated immediately. A limited menu is available from pizza to steak sandwich and my wife had soup and salad. The tea was outstanding. The food is truly why Sprinners has so many positive reviews. The service is thoughtful and considerate." another commented.

8. The Station House

The Station House is located on Dublin Road in Edenderry. It offers its customers cuisines such as Steakhouse, Irish, Bar, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options and Gluten Free Options. Those who dined there seemed to have enjoyed the experience.

"This is one of those places that makes you feel so welcome the minute you go through the door. The staff here are amazing. The food is fabulous and nothing is too much trouble to prepare. They presented my friend with a lovely ice cream treat for her birthday too. The chicken and pasta was gorgeous. Salads were perfect. Steaks were to die for. Try this place. You won't be disappointed. Prices are good too," one diner wrote.

"Ate in the station house for a family birthday and I have to say they have some of the nicest most attentive staff I have ever come across! Great atmosphere and lovely food! Will definitely be back!" another posted.

9. Siroccos

Located on Patrick Street in Tullamore, Siroccos offers its customers Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options and Vegan Options cuisine. Those who have dined there had nice things to say about the restaurant.

"This had been recommended by a friend and lived up to expectations. We are glad we booked as its very busy, but lovely warm atmosphere and we didnt feel rushed to leave our table. Large choice of food, we shared the Antipasto for starter, the King Prawns were tasty and light as a main with my OH having the Surf and Turf. Sticky Toffee pudding and Banofee Roulade were delicious for dessert. We will definitely be back," a reviewer commented.

"Food to die for, it's always excellent. This restaurant is a favourite of mine and have looked after us for many occasions. Staff always welcoming and efficient. Decor is plain but don't be fooled by this, you are in for a real food treat." another stated.

10. The Thatch

The Thatch is located in Crinkill, Birr. It offers those that dine there cuisines such as Irish, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options and Vegan Options. People who have dined there in the past had lovely things to say about the place and the staff.

"We stopped for Sunday lunch in the Thatch on our way to a hotel break in Athlone. We hadn't booked so got 2 seats at the bar . The staff were so friendly and attentive and it is obvious that they have a lot of repeat customers. I had the scampi and it was divine , my husband had the bacon and cabbage delicious and big portions,we each had a pint and enjoyed the warmth of the place just really cosy, we were sorry to leave and will definitely come back to the thatch for it wonderful food and staff," one posted.

"Love coming here with friends and family and to wet their pallet with the delicious choice of menus available here always. There is an early bird menu which is very affordable price wise. The pub side is very cosy and a beautiful setting. The Thatch has won many awards for their cuisine," another stated.