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“Great food, wish we could have spent more time.”
Review of The Strand Bar

The Strand Bar
Ranked #4 of 9 Restaurants in Strandhill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$15
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Gastropub
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Strand Bar (est 1913) nestled between mythic Knocknarea and the famous surf beach of Strandhill, has for many generations been the favoured social spot for locals and tourists alike.Just ten minutes drive from Sligo, close to the airport and one of Europe’s most magnificent surfing beaches, this well-known bar has a big welcoming turf fire, cosy snugs and friendly staff.
Reviewed 14 August 2011

We call into The Strand Bar for lunch on our visit to Strand hill and I have to say it was fantastic. Our only regret was we were just passing through and couldn't stay. The staff were very warm and friendly, the place is very comfortable, the kind of place you would pop in for a pint but still be there several hours later. The food was just great, need I say more.

Making plans to come back to Sligo again next year and will spend more time here.

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Thank John K
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

I got a lasagne and it was yummy, really nice but the chips were only ok!!!

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Reviewed 20 January 2011

I was working in Strandhill with a colleague in mid December, the job turned out to take longer than expected and the roads were bad so we decide to have a proper meal before heading home. The Strand bar has two restaurants upstairs a Chinese and Seafood/Steak house restaurants, both highly recommended to us. The Chinese was closed on that night so our choice was easy, especially when the advice we were given was to try the steak.
From the very start the restaurant made a great impression on us, and from there it got even better, the decor was subtle and welcoming, the ambiance was good too and obviously helped by the place being full of happy customers.
After placing our order we had a little time to look at the food being served to other tables whilst we sipped on a complimentary amuse-bouche. The presentation and delivery of every dish was absolutely perfect, and the staff professional and pleasant to every diner, accommodating special requests with a genuine willingness.
I ordered the steak and my colleague ordered Sea Bass, the Sea Bass was absolutely perfect, as were the vegetables perfectly cooked, as for the Steak I ordered mine “Blue”, I have become accustomed over the years both in Ireland and in many other countries to make do with medium rare and even Medium when ordering “Blue or very rare”. No such problem in the Strand Bar my Steak arrived as ordered “Blue”, obviously the quality of the meat was as good as the cooking.
If you’re hungry, and you’re anywhere near Strandhill, Sligo or the Airport, try the Strand Bar, it’s certainly worth a detour.

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