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The Quay, Westport, Ireland
+353 98 50692
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Westport, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great ambience and delicious, seasonal food superbly cooked - the lamb and clams was the star, though all excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening , very happy diners!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best meals we have ever had. Food was really excellent, atmosphere great, and service could not have been better. A little pricey but well well well worth it. No hesitation in recommending at all.

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Thank cchris2
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We ate here just after Christmas. This must be the most beautiful restaurant in the country. Twinkly lights, handmade decorations & open fires, made it so cosy. And the food, just outstanding. We had read about the restaurant in the Irish Time and my husband ordered the signature dish of Lamb and Clams, it was absolutely delicious, the sauce was... More 

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Westport, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This location has been a popular restaurant location for many years. It changed to a new owner and bane in the past few years. The owner runs the place. Local fish is a specialty. The food quality was top quality. The menu is varied and offers plenty of choice. Their wine was a little pricy. None-the-less this is a top... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here twice with my husband. We are hooked. We have tried a few of the fish dishes, all really good. Really nice home-made bread offered at beginning of our meal, exquisite desert. Staff very attentive, warm and friendly. Can't fault this place and delighted we found it. Surprised it's at 12 on the best restaurants in Westport.... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

On the quay road, this can be a bit difficult to find but for us easy as we were staying at the hotel down the street. We had looked at the other pub-type places but wanted something quieter and more intimate. It was a cold, blustery rainy day when we entered to find a warm area with fireplaces and beamed... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This restaurant is a bit hidden away but should not be missed. The atmosphere was great, the service wonderful and the food was amazing. Definitely give this place a try.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I visited here with a large group of friends last week for an early dinner. We loved the beautiful setting by the harbour and the rustic interior of the restaurant was gorgeous! The service was really efficient and pleasant and it was lovely to meet Anne the owner and Pat the manager. Our menu was limited as it was early... More 

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were booked in by our friends for an 'early bird' meal. It was excellent. The service was good. We had Hake which was delicious.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Good good but secirousley over priced for.what you get.this turf smoked butter was discusting. I ordered pavlova and got meringue which the waiter knew when he asked if all was ok I pointed this out he just said yes it was meringue ? No wonder it is not booked out with the prices

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$32
Cuisine
Irish, European, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Westport, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +353 98 50692
Description
CLOSED FOR THE WINTER...REOPENING MARCH 1ST 2017...The Idle Wall Restaurant is nestled at the gates of Westport House on the path of the Greenway at The Quay in Westport, Co. Mayo. We specialise in Irish food, seeking out the very best of local and artisan ingredients to produce a menu which is in essence simple and tasty. Our unique ancient building over looks the water at The Quay and is one of the prettiest views from any restaurant window. In fine weather we have dining outside. We are located just a short walk or taxi ride from Westport town centre. Private dining, set menus, and bespoke events including small weddings and parties all available.
IRISH TIMES BEST MAIN COURSE 2016
HOSPITALITY IRELAND BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 2016
MICHELIN GUIDE 2017
MCKENNA GUIDE TOP 100 RESTAURANTS 2016
RAI BEST CHEF 2016
RAI BEST NEWCOMMER 2016

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