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Arno's Bistrot

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  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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PRICE RANGE
US$25 - US$45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
French, Irish, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Full Bar
Reviews (126)
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Reviewed 20 October 2022 via mobile

We had the best meal in such a long time. The owner served us and his service and care was second to none! We were served the most beautiful food and wine, I can only describe everything as EXCELLENT! The New Zealand white wine, the...chicken main course and the sorbet were out of this world! We can’t wait to go back 😍😍😍More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 11 October 2022 via mobile

3 of us visited this place recently. We decided to have the fish special and the presentation and quality of the food was excellent. This is a place I will return to.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2022 via mobile

Yet again Arnos have hit it out of the park. I have eaten here several times and it is always unreal. Went with a group and everyone really enjoyed it. The menu always has something new to try and I have never been disappointed. Aisling...served us and was super helpful when it came to recommendations for both food and wine. Everything is so fresh and tasty. All staff seem to enjoy their jobs, are very helpful, and great at what they do. the viewing window to the kitchen is lovely and all the lads in the kitchen seem to have fun as they work. There is an overall great energy in the restaurant and its a very relaxed atmosphere. For the quality of the food the price is extremely reasonable. You won't get a better meal in westport. Well done to all staff and thank you again for a delicious and enjoyable meal 🍷More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 October 2022 via mobile

Finally got to eat at Arno's after many recommendations and it was certainly worth the wait, fabulous food, great ambience and very professional staff, especially Aisling, she has a wonderful knowledge of the food and drink served and was so friendly and polite, it was...also lovely to see the chef's working away in the backround ,well done to all at Arno's, we'll definitely be back.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 4 October 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed a faultless meal for 7 people in Arnos. From beginning to end, the room,the staff the food and the ambience were 11/10. On arrival,Aisling greeted and seated us . Excellent wine recommendations, highly recommend the New Zealand savignon blanc. Once orders were taken...we were on a culinary adventure. Bread made on the premises with miso butter....yum. Bacon and cabbage croquettes with parsley emulsion to start. Really tasty . Others had mussels equally delicious. A zingy sorbet to cleanse the palate followed by a delectable beef cheek main course. Meltingly ,mouth wateringly delicious. Other family members had Turbot and chicken dishes and thoroughly enjoyed them. All desserts are made on the premises. Creme brulee was a family highlight. Service was friendly,super efficient and we felt well looked after.. There was a lovely buzz as more couples and groups arrived. Will most definitely be back.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 3 October 2022

There was no ambiance to this place at all; dim your lights people. Ashling, who started out at the table, was then swapped out for someone else. She could be seen from our table coughing into her hand (EW!) as well as drinking a pint...of beer behind the bar. The wine list was practically non-existent and the menu lacked much luster. We finally ordered some wine and appetizers to have some time to peruse the menu when Ashling re-appeared to tell us that the "chef must have our entire order all together" (bear in mind now that the restaurant is nowhere near busy). We were taken really aback by this tacky behavior. Overall we were not impressed and will neither recommend nor come back when we return on business next month.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Arno's Bistrot, Owner at Arno's Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2022

Good morning, Thank you for your review, we appreciate all feedback. First of all, our apologies that we failed to dim the lights this was a mistake on our part. We normally do this but this small detail was missed on this occasion. Regarding your...More

Reviewed 18 September 2022 via mobile

It's not just a meal that you get when you come here but a whole culinary experience. You can tell that they have thought of the textures of the food along with the flavours. The mussels were delightful with the home made bread and my...wife had the chicken liver parfait (which I will be having next time we go). We both had the Venison which was unbelievable, even the roast vegetables on the side were lovely. There were even little in between courses that were amazing pallet cleansers and explosions of flavour in and of themselves. An all round enjoyable experience. 100% would recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2022

Arno's is perfect for that special night out. The owner and staff are welcoming, the atmosphere is elegant yet cozy. You can dine indoors or choose an enclosed heated outdoor area with a view of the quaint little alleyway Arno's is in. The menu offers...plenty of choice but not too much to overwhelm, with fresh seasonal produce and creative as well as classic flavour combinations. There was a vegetarian option, fish of the day, and a truly spectacular Special (we chose the venison special offered on the night and it was delicious), not to mention desserts so outstanding you'll want to try every single one. They offer wine and beer along with a few non-alcoholic options, and the coffee is excellent. I found the price point very fair for the quality and quantity of food offered. Everything was perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned (the chef is most definitely highly skilled), and the blending of French and Irish cuisine was a refreshing change from the norm. The whole experience made for a lovely evening out. If you visit Westport, you should definitely visit Arno's.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 6 September 2022

Very enjoyable evening at Arnos. Excellent service and absolutely delicious food. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 September 2022 via mobile

Just finished a stunning meal at Arno's with my husband and two teenage daughters! This was our second time to dine there and so it is; our first fabulous meal was not a fluke! We all enjoyed it immensely again. I particularly 'adored' my goats...cheese crème brûlée with a beetroot chutney type accompaniment and sourdough bread starter ( my phraseology isnt doing the actual menu/ food true credit there).. Everything was en pointe and made for a truly fine dining experience for everyone..... We were all delighted with our mains of fresh hake and smidge of caviar, rabbit, pork belly and corn fed chicken and much more... Well done chef and all👌....A real treat... Olivia Thornton 😃More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

Lovely food, great service. Staff couldn’t have been more attentive (without being overbearing). It’s in a lovely spot too - well worth a visit.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022

Dined at Arno's during a July break and would rate as head and shoulders above any place else we visited in Westport and would love to visit again some day. Lovely lovely food and staff.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 August 2022 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here last week. Belly Pork & steaks perfectly cooked & surprised by the quality of the red wine served by the glass.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 20 August 2022 via mobile

Had dinner with family here in this cramped little restaurant. Very rushed service, with servers knocking off our chairs as they moved around. Based on reviews had expected good food & dining experience. Bread arrived which was hard. Starters of scallops were tasteless. Steaks were...ok, rip off at €36 , served with shared veg/potatoes. Pork belly was stringy & disappointing. Rabbit was dry. All in all an expensive meal, not worth the cost.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner. Service was superlative. Delicious scallops to start. I had pork belly which had been slow cooked for 10 hours. D had the vegetarian dish. Beetroot and lentil wellington. Amazing flavours and attention to detail. Will definitely return. Thanks also for...the recommendation to go for a pint in Johnny Moran’s pub !More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Arno's Bistrot is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5