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Eithna's by the Sea

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Eithna's by the Sea
Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Eithna's by the Sea overlooks the harbour in Mullaghmore, County Sligo. It is a friendly, family-run restaurant that caters for casual dining with homemade recipes using locally sourced food and sustainable produce. Established for over 16 years, Eithna's By The Sea Seafood Restaurant in Mullaghmore won the Georgina Campbell Ireland Guide and BIM 2014 award for its fresh seafood, shellfish and lobster dishes as well as Eithna's use of seaweed in both savoury and sweet dishes. Even though Eithna's speciality is seafood, she has plenty of other options for non fish eaters from meat to vegetarian dishes. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays except Bank Holiday Mondays. The restaurant currently operates
US$12 - US$77
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Irish, Seafood, European
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by last week for lunch. We had 2 crab rolls, tea and glass of wine. Restaurant is in a lovely setting right on the harbour. Slightly expensive, but well worth a visit.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife a friend and I had lunch in Ethna's yesterday. The ladies had the fish and chips which they really enjoyed plenty of it and they really liked the crumb coating. I had the burger and it was very tasty and filling. It was...also very reasonably priced considering it was July and packed with holidaymakers. The staff were very helpful and attentive and they really couldn't enough to their credit. All the necessary covid protocols were adhered to. We would and will return without hesitation.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on the hottest day of the year and it seems others had the same idea. Being all outdoor dining, the area was packed. The staff were very helpful and polite, even as the evening went on and they had to turn people away. We’d...been to Eithna’s on a weekend away about 15years ago and had been blown away - 15years later and again, blown away! Food was amazing! Our table had 2 scampi & chips and 2 mussels & chips - after a period of “can’t talk - busy eating” everyone raved about their meals. Fresh seafood, generous portions and packed with flavour. Staff were very helpful re gluten free requirements and options weren’t a problem - the coeliac didn’t feel in the least that she had to ‘make do’ as is so often the experience. Huge compliments to the chefs and staff - the huge demand didn’t compromise the quality and enjoyment of the experience.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 7 June 2021

We stopped for a quick coffee and dessert and a baby chino(frothy milk in a takeaway cup) for our 3 year old toddler. What we got was awful. We got 2 latte cups that were half filled with horrible coffee. I declined chocolate on the...baby chino. Low and behold when the baby chino came out it was a half a cup of coffee that had layers of chocolate powder on it. (See pic below) I went back in and the staff replaced all 3 drinks with no issue and apologised. When the new drinks came out the coffee cups were full and so was the baby chino. Unfortunately the coffee was still bad and the chino was so hot it burned my mouth before I gave it to my toddler. At this point i wasn't going back in to get more bad coffee. It's highly disappointing going into a restaurant that has a massive coffee business and the coffee is just terrible. Desserts were OK.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 June 2021 via mobile

Worst fish and chips ever. At €14 per portion, you would expect a reasonable meal for your money. However, we came here as we were touring in our campervan and decided, after a lovely day on the beach, to treat ourselves. Upon opening, it looked...nice but the chips were not home cut which you would expect at the price. A salad took up a quarter of the box and the fish, although fresh but had lots of bones in it(6 in each we counted) . The small tub of tartare sauce was filled about 1/3 of the way. All in all, it was thoroughly disappointing. We’ve had take away Fish & Chips ranging from €7.50-€10.50 which have been much more delicious.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

We took a pit stop in this little village to grab a coffee and spotted this place was really busy so obviously popular. We treated ourselves to a brownie which was amazingly tasty and served warm with cream on the side. Yum yum! Unfortunately our...coffee wasn't great, it was watery and our latte was most definitely not a latte. Lot of people were eating savory food and it looked amazing. Worth a stop, even just for a brownie!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 30 September 2020

Small, family run restaurant with excellent fish and chips served in a box so you can dine in or by the sea. We didn’t book for lunch, but had no problem ordering to eat outside. They have made a big effort to protect customers and...staff with social distancing, hand sanitiser and face masks. It did make the ordering process a bit awkward and slow however, the food was fresh and tasty so it was well worth the wait!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 17 September 2020 via mobile

Three of us enjoyed a perfect lunch at Eithna’s today and each of us was delighted with our choices of mackerel with chips, half a lobster and crab claws with prawns. The seafood was really fresh and delicious and the portions were very generous. It...was the best we’d tasted in a long time and was also excellent value. Covid 19 precautions were carefully observed. If you are in the north Sligo area do not miss this gem of a restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2020
eithna0, Owner at Eithna's by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2020

Thank you, we are happy you enjoyed our restaurant and our Covid safety #FailteIrelandSafetyCharter. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 13 September 2020

Just perfect in every way. Greeted by lively staff member (Tully???) Everyone wearing face coverings. Superb choice on menu. Good wine list. The food and service was excellent and is well worth booking to get a seat in what is a popular venue

Date of visit: September 2020
eithna0, Owner at Eithna's by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2020

Dear Derek, Thank you for such a kind review. Glad you enjoyed your dining experience at Eithna's by the Sea and that our staff made such a good impression. See you again soon, Eithna's by the Sea Team

Reviewed 8 September 2020

Went for lunch last week. Ordered fish & chips for two. We waited one hour & fifteen minutes to e served. After the first hour we asked had our order been forgotten and we were told 3 minutes. After 15 minutes we were served. We...were offered a free desert to compensate us - which we declined. The cafe was by no means full so there was no excuse for such a long delayMore

Date of visit: September 2020
eithna0, Owner at Eithna's by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2020

Thank you for your review. It is unfortunate that on this particular occasion, your experience at Eithna's by the Sea did not match our usually high standards. As shown by previous reviews, we pride ourselves on our friendly and professional staff and service. We will...More

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Thank you for your question. We can accommodate dairy free options on request .
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Thank you for your review and review of my restaurant and staff, I’m delighted you enjoyed your meal and my staff , unfortunately they had reached the peak of tolerance, especially as your children were creating a hazard in... More
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Yes, Eithna's by the Sea is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Eithna's by the Sea is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4