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The Cadden name behind Bar One is synonymous with outstanding food and hospitality in the West of Ireland since 1978. We are a multi award winning public house and eatery located in the heart of Castlebar town. All tables have a duration of 1 hour and 45 minutes. We can currently only accept bookings for a maximum of 6 people. Please give us adequate notice if you need to cancel a reservation.
US$5 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal in Bar One tonight, celebrating my daughter's birthday. Excellent service and exceptionally high standards and at following covid protocols. Well done to Seamus, and all the staff.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 27 October 2021 via mobile

We arrived starving at 6ish with no booking but that was no problem. We were seated and looked after so well. We both had curry (two different ones on the menu)both were lovely and plenty on the plate. We had dessert b4 we left and...very much enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere! We will be back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 25 October 2021

Unexpectedly excellant. We just ell in the door having avoided a fine dining place a few doors down. I felt I wanted something very nice for myself and young adult daughte; but nothing too posh on this occasion. We hit the nail on the head....The duck starter is to die for and I recommend the Vegetable curry with rice that was cooked to perfection. My daughter had the gourmet burger which she loved. Staff super friendly and great atmosphere. Please do visit, I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Thanks guys. ( From Sea food rest. Bar manager U.K.)More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 7 October 2021

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Panfried cod with capers really tasty. Chicken curry delicious and deep fried cauliflower as a starter was very good. Definitely recommend bar one in Castlebar

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 October 2021

Great food. Nice wine. Lovely decor. Toilets clean. Staff friendly and approachable. Relaxing time. .

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 23 September 2021 via mobile

This is a great restaurant. The service was great, very attentive and friendly. We felt very comfortable regarding the observation of covid rules, the screening between tables is very effective but unobtrusive. We had a first class meal here. Every course was delicious, cooked to...perfection. My plaice was probably the best meal I’ve had on this trip. I would go as far as to say, whatever they’re paying their chef, it probably isn’t enough! We booked ahead and I’m glad we did as it was very busy for a Wednesday but understandably so given the quality.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 11 September 2021

We went both nights of our stay....yes that's pathetic but it was all Ireland weekend. Fiona was an absolute dote!! We mentioned we were looking for a place to eat on Saturday and she accommodated us...we had the duck spring rolls, chicken piri piri, chicken...wings, pizza amazing!!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 28 August 2021 via mobile

Top notch food, highly recommend the Indian curry & the hake dish. Lovely restaurant area with great COVID screens in place between all groups. Will defo return.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 18 August 2021 via mobile

We had a beautiful meal and Bar One. Meal was gorgeous and service was exceptional. Spring rolls for starter were so tasty and the curry was really flavoursome. Would recommend!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 7 August 2021 via mobile

Fabulous food, attentive staff, place spotless, COVID protocol safe. Can highly recommend this place. Have never been disappointed.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Bar One is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5