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Blue Serenade Restaurant in Castlebar invites you to enjoy a delicious meal (Irish and International cuisine) in a beautiful setting. There's nothing you have to care about while dining with us, except the good laugh and time with your friends or family. Join us on Tucker Street in Castlebar, Wednesday to Sunday, every week! We're looking forward to welcome you! _
PRICE RANGE
€5 - €28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, European, Healthy, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My second time been here and I’ll be back again! Food amazing and Peter is great! Always checking in to make sure you have everything you need! Really enjoyed my garlic mushrooms for starter and of course dessert! Thanks again for everything we will be...back again 👍More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024 via mobile

I dropped in to Blue Serenade on a dreary wet Thursday evening in the week after Christmas climbdown. I was the first person in and had the restaurant all to myself. The host, Peter, welcomed me warmly and seated me at a window seat. I...was impressed with the menu and had scallops to start, which were good, and took the advice to try todays special, called a tak tak. Sic. This was amazing... salmon, hake, sea bass and prawns served on a sizzler plate with a creamy mildly spiced Indonesian sauce. One of my most pleasantly surpring dishes in a while. As I dined solo, Peter kept me company without being obtrusive, he was fully suited and booted and he has this maitre'd job down to a tee. My visit was short but I will definitely be returning with friends. Good job both Chef and host, well done.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

What a find, quirky, delightful place. We called in here ahead of a concert at the theatre. Peter the host was entertaining and enthusiastic about his restaurant. Service was amazing and food excellent. The menu was not overly complicated, which personally I like, with a...good selection of meals to suit all tastes, with local fish and meat selection. Great atmosphere, highly recommended!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

Great little gem in Castlebar! Peter and the staff were brilliant. The food was delicious, well presented and hot !! Really enjoyed our meal and the excellent hospitality and atmosphere. Definitely a 5⭐️ restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

We were back again in the Blue Serenade after a long delay due to Covid etc. This experience was even better than the last time. Peter makes you feel that your are in his own home where you are being treated to food specially prepared...for you. Its just that extraordinary style of treating customers which is real and sincere. I can say no more. Just go there.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

Visit with family on in recent days. We hadn’t been there before. Good choices on a straightforward menu. I had the hake which was tasty. Perhaps some more vegetables would have been welcome but in fairness I could have asked. All satisfied with the meal....Service was excellent. I would recommend itMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023 via mobile

I have dined in The Blue Serenade numerous times and have never been disappointed! I spotted their new dinner box offer so decided to try it out! It was absolutely delicious as well as being fantastic value. I loved the fish bon bons. The accompanying...sauce really added to them. I thoroughly enjoyed the hake! It was like having a restaurant quality meal at my own kitchen table! My husband had the soup & beef stew both of which he enjoyed immensely. We were both delighted with our meals! Congratulations to The Blue Serenade on an excellent product. It is a wonderful addition to Castlebar dining options. We intend on trying another dish very soon again!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

The ambience was warm and cosy. Peter and staff could not be more agreeable and friendly. Service was first class and food was wholesome tasty and lovely. The price was very reasonale. Would fully revommend a visit.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Blue Restaurant, Owner at Blue Serenade Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2023

Dear Wendy, Thank you so much for your time taken to share your experience with us. We are thrilled to read that you find the ambiance cozy and warm and that the service and staff were attentive. Also thank you for the comments in regards...More

Reviewed 4 November 2023

this evening we ordered the new dinner box We opted for 3 course menu, which consists of starter, main and dessert We chose the vegetable soup I can honestly say it was delicious, fresh and very hot by time we got home. Main course was...chicken in mushroom sauce with mashed potatoes and vegetables, it was lovely, fresh and hot dessert was a Black Forrest Gateaux and Fererro Rocher cheese cake. which we thoughly enjoyed. Huge thank you to Peter and kitchen staff for a lovely warm welcome highly recommend Blue serenade Restaurant, with lovely food and warm and welcoming staffMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Blue Restaurant, Owner at Blue Serenade Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2023

Dear Caz, Firstly, let us thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're delighted to read your comments in regards to our new DINNER BOX takeaway concept here at Blue Serenade Restaurant. Delighted to read that the food and service was as expected and...More

Reviewed 1 November 2023

We have been many times and always find it a pleasant experience. The owner is very charismatic and entertaining. Always a delight. The food is always very good quality and tasty. I particularly like the salmon. Will be returning soon and I highly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Blue Restaurant, Owner at Blue Serenade Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2023

Dear Stephen, Thank you very much for taking your time to review us. It is a pleasure to read that your repeated experiences with us were memorable ones and you're considering returning to us in the future. Thank you for your kind words in regards...More

Reviewed 30 October 2023

Bad food, bad service, all round bad experience and very shocked to see all these positive reviews. Had to double check we were in the same place we had read about on here. The host was over familiar and irritating even told us how much...he disliked our home town after asking where we were from. He doesn’t like Dublin and thinks the people from there are rude. Could possibly ignore him if the food was worthwhile but it was beyond disappointing. My daughter had the scallops which hadn’t been cleaned properly and were over over cooked. My son have the duck spring roll which wasn’t a spring roll at all and I had the garlic mushrooms with cheese which was a flat cap mushroom with raw garlic and a slice of cheap cheddar melted over the top it was inedible. For mains we ordered steaks for the kids which we clarified 3 times that they wanted cooked medium and served without the accompanying veg, the host annoyingly push and pushed for me to give my kids veg and doubted my choice of knowing how they liked their steaks cooked. They came out well done and I told him this, he then brought back a steak that was charred on the outside and blue and raw inside. It was inedible, but rather than leave us he stood over us waiting for my kids to try the steak. I told him it wasn’t cooked. I ordered the chicken fajitas which sounded good as it arrived sizzling on the hot plate but the taste was such a let down, chicken was dry and bland and also contained a hair which turned me off the entire dish. We decided to leave and so ordered the bill. Whilst waiting the host had a full blown row with the table behind us who had also been disappointed with their food and refused to pay for it, as he brought our bill over he proceeded to tell us how awful this people were and they were just trying to get a free meal. Trust me even it were free I wouldn’t eat it. We paid and left hastily never to return but also genuinely questioning if we’d booked the same place that has all the rave reviews on trip advisor. Would not recommend this restaurant at all and would advise management to take a look at the host representing their brand.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

We just had the most wonderful meal. The service was wonderful too . We would recommend this restaurant and would definitely be backMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Blue Restaurant, Owner at Blue Serenade Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2023

Dear Fiona, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We're very happy to read that you have enjoyed your meal with us and you find the service being wonderful. Also, thank you for recommending us to other diners and for already...More

Reviewed 13 October 2023

The best food I’ve had in Castlebar, and more broadly in Ireland. Fresh ingredients, a beautifully curated menu and a delightful atmosphere and staff. You won’t regret bringing your partner or family here. Thanks to Peter for making every visit as special as the first...time.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Blue Restaurant, Owner at Blue Serenade Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2023

Dear Bridget, Thank you so much for your time taken to share your feedback with us. We're so happy to read that you have enjoyed your experience with us and you consider our food "the best in Castlebar". Means a lot to us to get...More

Reviewed 7 September 2023 via mobile

3 of us went for a meal last Saturday night. Beautiful food and lovely ambience. Peter and Alec were very attentive without being intrusive. Excellent value for money. Large portions. Will definitely return.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Blue Restaurant, Owner at Blue Serenade Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2023

Dear Regina, Thank you so much for your time taken to share your experience with us. We're delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your visits with us and thank you for your lovely comments in regards to food, service and atmosphere and for recommending...More

Reviewed 5 September 2023

Lovely food, extremely friendly owners - highly recommend. Small resturant in the centre of Castlebar. High quality cooking, and very good portion sizes. My wife and i ate there mid week, based on reviews as part of our visit to the area researching my wife's...irish grandfather's roots (Lavelles). Although there was one other couple we had a very enjoyable dining experience with Peter and Alex. We shared a starter of cheesed topped garlic Mushroom. I had Special main of Seafood Takatak, my wife had Crispy Duck including baby potatoes instead of mash, I had a White Chocolate and Berry Cheesecake. We also had a bottle of lovely Merlot wine to accompany the meal. This all came to €90.50 which we thought was good value for the quality of the food and service. Highly recommend. Please note they do not accept card payments. We were made aware of that when we booked, and it was not a problem. Thanks Peter and Alex for a relaxing meal.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Blue Restaurant, Owner at Blue Serenade Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2023

Dear MIDHURSTMOODYBLUES, Firstly, let us thank you for your time taken to share your feedback with us. We're extremely happy to read that you have had a lovely time with us here at Blue Serenade Restaurant and you find the overall experience as being "absolutely...More

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Liam G
11 January 2022|
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Response from BlueSerenadeMayo | Property representative |
Hello Liam, Blue Serenade Restaurant is open on Sundays from 4pm until 8pm (normal opening hours would be 4pm to 9pm, down 1 hour due to current COVID-19 restrictions). We can be reached on our Facebook page, our website... More
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2 February 2020|
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Hi, Marko. Thanks for inquiring about us. Booking is highly advisable to avoid dissapointment. We are open Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm till 10pm and on Sunday from 1pm till 8pm. In regards to the kids menu inquiry, we do... More
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Hi Tommie. At the moment our website is not yet up and running. We're working on it to solve this as soon as we can. However, if you could forward your question to our e-mail BlueSerenadeRestaurant @ Gmail. com , we will be... More
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