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Irish, Bar, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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All reviews steak salmon rack of lamb chowder cake top class pleasant experience lovely atmosphere well worth a visit mayo loads ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OK, so I am on my own and as such I normally eat in the hotel I am staying in....so glad I broke my rule tonight and ate at The Old Arch Bar and Bistro......I am not going to waste words on this...EVERYTHING WAS INCREDIBLE.....from...booking on phone to reception greeting...explaination of food....drinks....but.......The food...THE FOOD! ! .......It was soòooo good .....had an unntraditional Bang Bang Chicken followed by a Heavenly Rump of lamb....there are no words...when food is good...it's good..thats it........if you're in Claremorris, Co Mayo........here's where you have to come...stop wasting time googling..this is the best....you will go to bed with a happy smile.on your face...thanks guys ...John xxxMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered Rack of lamb and surf and turf which was supposed to be fillet, rack of lamb was 2 very small lambchops with another small knob of lamb and stea kwas definitely not fillet and about 3 prawns, quality has gone down.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 18 August 2022

We went there on a Saturday evening in August. It was busy but staff were very good and service was fast. We were a group of four and all of our meals were lovely. Really tasty. We could not complain about anything.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022 via mobile

We had a meal here on Sunday 17th July. The food was delicious. Fantastic variety on the menu. We had an excellent experience. The young waiting staff were really lovely. Highly recommended a visit to this restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 23 July 2022

We had a nice meal in this restaurant as a family. The vegetarian pasta dish was very tasty and the creme brulé was delicious!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 27 April 2022 via mobile

Staff were rather distant and unfriendly. It was cold in the Restuarant. An alternative sauce could not be made for a chicken dish where one of us had a mushroom allergy. I had rack of lamb that was tough and lacked flavour. The experience was...very disappointing and expensiveMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 21 March 2022 via mobile

My husband and I ate here last night and again tonight. As on previous visit, the standard of service and the quality of food was exceptional. Salmon Caesar salad was the best I've ever eaten and steaks were top quality and cooked to perfection. A...chef has to be confident in his ability and sure of the quality of his meat to cook a steak rare which is what we ordered. Chowder and chicken dishes were equally good. We will of course be going back tomorrow night! One small disappointment was- I explained on our first night that my husband's birthday was on the next day and I asked if a small surprise dessert/ slice of cake could be organised for the following night. I was assured that would be not be a problem. However no such surprise materialised. Otherwise everything was outstanding. Well done 👍.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 20 January 2022

Absolutely fabulous. Lovely atmosphere. Food and staff just perfect. Will definitely be back. Thank you so much!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 22 October 2021 via mobile

My hubby and I visited The Old Arch twice during our stay in the area. Both times the food was excellent and staff very friendly and helpful. Portions are very generous and great value for money. Would definitely recommend and we will be back.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 15 September 2021 via mobile

What a fabulous restaurant, the staff are so friendly and attentive, the food is superb. We had a great selection of meals off the menu, and all were delicious. It’s not the cheapest place in Ireland but in my opinion it’s one of the best....I will definitely return on my next visit to Ireland.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 10 September 2021 via mobile

Menu never changes....... Same ole menu week in week out, month in month out, year in year out....... unexciting. The usual steak, chicken, fish fare. The old reliables! Our mains were way too salty (I couldn't finish my salmon as it was really inedible due...to salt+++) . Chips undercooked. No crack with my creme brulee.... barely browned on top. Very very over priced.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 24 August 2021 via mobile

Spent a lovely evening at the Old Arch Bar And Bistro. Felt very safe due to the impressive protocols that are in place. Enjoyed the most beautiful meal and a desert to remember. The attentiveness of the staff is commendable. There is an air of...confidence as the food is delivered to the diners table. Thanks to everybody for a lovely evening.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

We dined here whilst on a Family Holiday in the Area & can't reccomend it enough. Food was fabulous, fantastic variety for everyone including my kids & excellent value for money. Service was fast & very friendly & helpful staff also . We will definitely...be back when in the area again.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 5 August 2021 via mobile

Came here yesterday with no reservation. They hostess was lovely she gave us a table straight away. The food came out fast and it was amazing. The nicest food we have had in mayo. When we ordered water they gave us free juice for the...kids which was a nice touch. The food was very reasonable priced and loads of choiceMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 23 July 2021

Just on the way back from a meal in this restaurant with two of my friends as it was highly recommended to us we travelled from castlerea the whole way over to try it out and I feel disappointed with the way we were looked...after we were seated at table 70 to the front of the building our table was booked for 9 o’clock and we didn’t get seated till 9.25 in this 25 minute wait we were not offered a menu or drink but then also no apology for the wait when we were seated. We were then told at 10:30 we couldn’t have any more drink even though last orders were not called I appreciate the times we are in are difficult but I just feel because we were young we were ignored and neglected a small but as three women who come from a hospitality background it’s just not acceptable and when we did highlight how we felt to one of the waitresses no one came down to deal with the problem even though management was standing behind the bar drying glasses.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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The Old Arch - Bar & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4