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The Idle Wall

The Quay, Westport F28 F2N4, Ireland
+353 98 50692
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (20 reviews)
“clams” (18 reviews)
“lamb” (25 reviews)
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Irish, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Quay, Westport F28 F2N4, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 226 reviews

Reviewed 31 October 2017

Stumbled upon this restaurant in Ireland's 100 best dinners, I assumed it would be over priced. Much to my surprise the prices were very good, no higher than any hotel in Westport, in fact cheaper than many and much better food The food was delicious,...More

Thank MATDEN40
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I decided to try the Idle Wall on a wet and blustery weekday night, and as we were going to an event later, went in early. We loved the interior. We were the only guests, and service was prompt and friendly. I...More

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A lovely restaurant- the inside is much nicer than the outside. Nice decor and ambiance, the background music was superb. The food was delicious and the service was friendly and professional. I would recommend this restaurant and look forward to going again.

Thank slane2017
Reviewed 9 October 2017

A warm welcome followed by an imaginative menu accompanied by great service. Lovely wines as well. A faultless evening. I would return here given the opportunity.

Thank Farsmile
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This was not out first time to visit this restaurant but it will be our last! Chef/owner was rude from when we arrived. Mixed up our order and than rather than ensuring we were able to eat together left me waiting 20 mins for my...More

5  Thank g_farnan7
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We went to Idle Wall on a recommendation. It exceeded their recommendation. Excellent service, atmosphere and the best part, the food. If you are in Westport and don't have dinner here, you have made a big mistake! Treat yourself and head to the Idle Wall!!

2  Thank JLJuhl
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Excellent service even though they were busy. Beautiful meal. Beef pie was fabulous! As were the mussels and mackerel pate!

Thank Bernadette H
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Our group had lambs and clams tonight for dinner. It was out of this world exclamation mark I've never tasted lamb so tender and delicious. The Clowns were good too. Service was a little slow period we did the all that the waitress may have...More

Thank Carolyn D
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Adored the variety of wild and locally sourced produce and their ingredient combinations on the menu. The food was delicious. I found it a very comfortable place to sit and dine. The owner and front of house staff were very welcoming and kind. I can't...More

Thank CockleStrand
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We were staying nearby and ended up eating here twice. Both times the food was excellent. Very creative and interesting. The space is wonderful and has lots of character, but the rooms are also smaller, so feels very intimate. Service was amazing the first time,...More

1  Thank dtgoug
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27 September 2017|
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Response from JonSebastian | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don’t know for sure but would think so
20 June 2016|
Response from IdleWall | Property representative |
Westport Co. Mayo. Ireland. At the Quay beside the entrance to Westport House.
20 June 2016|
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Response from ZackMcManus | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The Idle Wall is located at the Quay in Westport near the entrance to Westport House.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Westport F28 F2N4, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +353 98 50692
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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 FOR OUR 'LAMB & CLAMS' 2017 MICHELIN GUIDE UK & IRELAND 2017 TOP 100 IRISH RESTAURANTS 2017 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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