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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.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
European, Irish, Bar, Seafood
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 28 November 2020

We dined there before the latest lockdown. These guys have put so much effort into making their super food available in the strangest of circumstances. They had a safety system in place that others have now copped on to and followed. Going out for a...drink and dinner whilst being confident that precautions are in place make for a relaxing experience that we once took for granted. Go there you’ll love it. Thank you to Sean and Carmel.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 6 October 2020 via mobile

We had been so looking forward to our visit here as it came so highly recommended. We called in on the Friday to book a table for Sunday. We asked for 8 pm but were led to believe they were busy and could only do...7.30, which was fine. We were greeted warmly and shown to our table. Handed Menus and the information on their covid practice etc. The restaurant was not busy as we had been led to believe and apart from another couple who came in at the same time we were the last to be seated. The menu was very much reduced from that on line which we can understand in these troubled times, but a little disappointing. We had the mussels and a soup to start followed by the Smoked Salmon Platter and a Mixed meat Fajitas for mains. We had desserts of fruit crumble and the ice cream selection. The food was good and tasty but we had been expecting something special. Maybe we were expecting too much and had been led to believe it was closer to fine dining than the normal pub type food it turned out to be. It was still good though and we enjoyed our evening though felt a little rushed towards the end as the staff had coats on waiting to go home at 9 pm so there was no encouragement to linger over that coffee and a brandy!. Will we return? Probably not.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 21 September 2020

Just happened to call in on tues 15th Sept.Well I am really pleased we didnt drive on by.The Covid precautions were all in place nice and friendly bar and waiting staff. We ordered the medium rare steak with mine upgraded to surf n turf.Being a...little fussy when it comes to steak.I have to praise the chef which i also did at the time.This was without doubt one of the best ever and definitely in the top two.We will certainly be returning on our next visit to Sligo.Best wishes to you all.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 20 September 2020

My boyfriend and I decided to come here on our last night in Strandhill and it definitely did not disappoint. We were very impressed by how well the restaurant and staff were abiding by government guidelines and felt safe and comfortable eating here. The food...was absolutely delicious to say the least. I had fillet steak cooked medium. When I got to the middle of the steak it was a little more rare than I liked, and when I asked for it to be cooked more it was no hassle at all! It was brought back out to me on a new plate with fresh sides. I really appreciated this and In particular Adam our server could not do enough for us. He was great. We found all the staff extremely pleasant and friendly. The price of the food is also very reasonable and the quality is 10/10. I will 100% be back when I return to Strandhill. Definitely recommend!! (Creme brûlée is to die for!!)More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

I love the Venue. Food is normally great. I was here early Aug and ordered cod and chips. Cod was thick cut and unfortunately not properly cooked(IMO) in the middle. Think they should review chunky portion and have even cut fillet on their menu so...it cooks properly. I brought in-laws here to impress but unfortunately they were disappointed on this visit.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 4 September 2020 via mobile

Had a lovely meal, salmon. Great view and staff were very friendly whilst making sure everything was covid safe.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 29 August 2020

I booked today on 29 August 2020 for four person with my friends. Since they have some good reviews and on top of that, they have high rank choices from tripadvisor so we decided to have our last dinner in Strandhill. Unfortunately, most of staffs...were not friendly, they kept running on the floor and they didn't even asking how's food that we ordered (not give attention at all). Our ordered 2 seafood chowder,2 mussels, 2 smoked salmon and 1 glass of pinot. What makes me more disapointed mussels was SO BAD SMELL and no taste at all!! So I decided to ordered 1 Fajita prawn & chicken instead. They forgot about my white wine until the food is finished. When we were about to leaved, we have some suggestions about our food but the waitress said everything were fresh today and no say sorry at all. So, the only thing that I like they have nice view to Strandhill beach. My suggestions are even tho the restaurant is full booked, staff behavior is first impression. Please be friendly and nice. The prices are too expensive for taste of foods (not worth it!!). And if your customers tell you about their complaints, show emphatic and say sorry at least. First and the last visit here! Ps: there was fly on our food :(More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 28 August 2020

Took my elderly parents here this week, food was really good but watch out for the giant pasta portions!! Covid guidance was really clear and felt very safe bringing my parents here. Thanks!!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 27 August 2020

We were here with family, older folks and certainly concerned about staying safe. The staff were fantastic, the tables were separated by partitions and all restrictions respected. Food as always was great, staff were brilliant and we really enjoyed getting out for Lunch. Excellent work...Venue Team!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 25 August 2020

Fantastic, attentive staff! Fast, friendly and efficient! Food was amazing from the starters, mains and desserts. Will definitely recommend to anyone I know coming to the area.

Date of visit: August 2020
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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 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5