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We are a Bar/ Restaurant specialising in Steak and Seafood. Our Restaurant hours are from 12.30pm to 9.30pm Daily . The bar is very popular with the locals and tourists alike and is open till late with live music at the weekend.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
European, Irish, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Recommended by the accommodation we were booked in and were very pleased we made a reservation. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Menu choices were great and quality of food excellent; so good in fact we immediately booked for the following night and enjoyed that just...as much.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The front bar of the venue bar and restaurant is in sharp contrast to the restaurant adjacent to it. The bar is small and cosy, with a lovely stove fire to your left as you enter, and the bar to the right. We were served...by a welcoming and friendly red-haired barman, who was most courteous and attentive in the nicest possible way. However, on going on through to the restaurant, everything changed. The waitress appeared not to be listening to my partner’s specific requests re his order. This was borne out by the fact that his order did not arrive as he had requested. The black clad staff circled through the restaurant like a murder of crows, with discomfiting regularity. Speaking of murder, we felt more like criminals in a mess hall, that valued customers, such was the degree of supervision. It was not a pleasant experience at all.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024 via mobile

What a great Dinner we have been served food and service was just impeccable. For a family get- together we invited the extended family of 14, not an easy task for any Restaurant but the manageres and her team did a great job. Impressive we...had travelled from Germany for this occasion and certainly look forward to the next trip. Just a shame that such a great sceenic country side is s poorly connected.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

Middling. Service was kind but not that bothered. Had to ask for the salad. Food was okish but not amazing. Loads of free tables at the window looking out on the sea but we were given a table in a dark corner. Tables still free...when we leftMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024 via mobile

It's been a while since we were here last, but we're looking forward to the Sunday lunch. It didn't disappoint. It has to be the best lunch around by a mile. The roast Turkey and Ham was amazing. My son had the roast Sirloin of...Beef and cleaned his plate. Hasn't changed, great staff and quick service. Our only gripe was the price for the sweets. One meringue with cream, and I'd say two at the most strawberries chopped up on top, 8.50.. a bit pricey for what you actually got. Other than that, it was perfect and will be back when in town next.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 December 2023 via mobile

Lovely view over strand hill seafront, nice restaurant great food good service have been here over the years a really nice place the food is excellent and good service overall

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023 via mobile

We had an early dinner after arriving from Kinsale. It was the perfect spot after several hour’s drive. Terrific location. Great menu and the food was delicious. Lovely service as well

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023

We visited this lovely restaurant on 2 occasions while touring around the Sligo/Mayo area. It is fair to say that it was a true revelation. The menu was fantastic, particularly the seafood (crab claws and mussels), The staff were exceedingly pleasant and the whole ambience...of the restaurant was very inviting. Would highly recommended dropping in if you're I the area or even driving a little to enjoy a meal here.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023 via mobile

We had a family gathering arranged for the best part of a year! Logistics were tricky but nothing was beyond The Venue when we arrived! The Manageress was helpful, cool calm & collected! A real winner. The staff all gelled well not easy with the...volume of customers! We were 13 with 13 different plates which was presented in perfect timing! Well done to the kitchen staff too! The bar staff were brilliant too and as for the music later on 👏👌🏻 do yourself s favour and visit soon!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023

Fantastic place. We wanted to enjoy fish and sea food and were not disappointed. Will return again.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

We dined at The Venue on Monday 21st August. My wife and I were give a very spacious table looking out over Strandhill Bay. We both agreed the food was excellent. I had the Medallions of Beef and was very impressed.. All the staff were...very courteous and attentive and looked after all our needs. The venue sets a very high standard to all its customers and it is very evident when you are there. Quite impressive actually. I would highly recommend the venue for great food great service anda view to die for. If you're in this area don't miss it. Best Regards, Ian Ryan.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023

I don’t often write restaurant reviews, but I just had to say something about the meal I had here a few days ago. It was exceptional! I ordered the jumbo prawns in garlic and they were cooked to perfection, succulent with just the right hint...of sweetness, and the sauce was incredible. I also highly recommend the pear and apple crumble for dessert. The staff was very friendly and helpful. And the view from our table was amazing!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

This is a really excellent Restaurant. Great menu choice, top quality food, very good wine list, and efficient very friendly service. Add in the views and this place won't be beaten in Strandhill or indeed much further afield.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 June 2023 via mobile

The fifth night of our trip to Ireland and the best meal yet! We thought it was a good sign to see so many Irish families enjoying their Saturday night out rather than restaurants full of tourists and so it proved! Great menu choice…beautiful freshly...prepared dishes…excellent efficient & friendly staff and a great atmosphere in the bar for pre/post Dinner drinks. What’s not to like!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 June 2023

We came in for dinner with a large group. It was a lovely evening. Everyone was pleased with their choices. The quality of the food and friendliness of the staff were top notch. The restaurant has lovely views. Meat lovers do not need to worry...- seafood and steaks are excellent. There's a choice for everyone.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Hi I agree with all of the above answers----why not ring the restaurant ? I am sure you can find the phone number? somewhere
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THE VENUE BAR AND RESTAURANT, Strandhill - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, The Venue Bar and Restaurant offers takeaway services.

The Venue Bar and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5