Killala Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Killala

December 29, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Killala (Irish: Cill Ala) is a village in County Mayo in Ireland, north of Ballina. The railway line from Dublin to Ballina once extended to Killala. To the west of Killala is a Townsplots West (known locally as Enagh Beg), which contains a number of ancient forts.
Things to do in Killala

1. Belleek Castle Restaurant

Belleek Castle Castleview Belleek Castle Belleek Castle Belleek Woods | Belleek Castle Hotel, Ballina, Ireland Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available Irish, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night HK$283 - HK$628 +353 96 22400
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 319 reviews

Belleek Castle Restaurant

Belleek Castle is set in the heart of Belleek Woods. It is a cosy romantic hotel with plenty of character and award-winning restaurant. Afternoon tea is available daily from 12pm until 5pm. Tours also take place each day of the dungeons where you will get to see and hold Irelands largest private collection of armour and we also boast a collection of fossils - plus a few extra surprises!The Armada bar has been constructed from a spanish armada ship which makes it boast plenty of character and is admired by all who visit the castle. Our restaurant is cosy and romantic with an old world feel. We are proud to serve gourmet dishes without the gourmet price! Our head chef Stephen uses only the freshest local ingredients available to create masterpieces in the kichen.The castle is also an ideal wedding venue with several weddings held here every year since 1971. We strive to ensure that everyone has the most perfect day possible and where better to celebrate such an occasion than in a romantic castle.Belleek Castle is a home away from home and is well worth a visit - we hope to be welcoming you here soon!

Reviewed By notebene - Ireland

Best restaurant visited in the town. Really great food & friendly service. Good bar. Easy to get taxi to/from restaurant (<10 mins wait) Only improvement is the wine list which needs an overhaul. Not that extensive and its not easy to understand their categorizations.

2. Ice House Restaurant

The Quay | The Ice House, Ballina, Ireland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Irish, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner HK$71 - HK$581 +353 96 23500
Excellent
48%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 167 reviews

Ice House Restaurant

Our funky furnishings, eclectic styling and stunning architectural design at the Ice House combine to make you feel like you&apos;re in the heart of the city. One look at the unrivalled view from all our rooms and you&apos;ll immediately know you&apos;re not. With great service, fantastic food, fine wines, clever cocktails and Ireland&apos;s best boutique hotel spa guaranteed to soothe, the Ice House is unlike any other hotels in Mayo. Discover the best of both worlds here in Ballina and make the Ice House your escape to the extraordinary. Breakfast you&apos;ll want to get out of bed for, lunch to linger over and dinner that&apos;s sure to delight...Let our restaurant menus whet your appetite and here at the Ice House, let us take care of everything else. There&apos;s simply no better restaurant in Ballina.

Reviewed By Mary G - Galway, Ireland

Visiting the ice house at Christmas is like living through a Christmas dream. Christmas lights, trees and steaming hot tubs makes one think that Michael buble will walk through the fog singing Christmas songs at any moment. Magical moments in a riverbank winter haven of beauty. If you want that je ne ce que you deserve it to yourself to visit the ice house.

3. Dillons Bar & Restaurant

The Old Bond Store Dillon Terrace | Dillon Tce, Ballina F26 H2X0, Ireland Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Irish, Bar, European, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks HK$133 - HK$243 +353 96 72230
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 525 reviews

Dillons Bar & Restaurant

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the town, you&apos;ll find the atmospheric Dillons courtyard an ideal place in which to chill out after a busy day. This refreshing haven gives local residents and visitors an opportunity to enjoy a drink, bar food or evening dinner in a unique location.We pride ourselves on delivering Restaurant food in a relaxed casual setting. Dillons is now under the stewardship of Paul Regan.Paul brings a lifetime of experience in the bar and catering trade to Dillons.Our motto is simple &apos;Quality Food at a Reasonable Price&apos;.Whether it&apos;s a casual meal by the fireside or a more formal dinner in the restaurant you can be guaranteed of top quality fayre and friendly and efficient service. We specialize in catering for all family occasions. Christenings,Communions,Confirmations,Birthdays,Anniversaries,Post wedding day celebrations and have menu&apos;s to suit each occasion.A simple phone call is all it takes.We can also proivide entertainment for your family occasion,from a Traditional Irish music session to a lively local band.Ballina was originally one of Ireland&apos;s major ports. The Bond Store Warehouse (now Dillons) was built in the early 1800s beside the river Moy. It stored the imported liquor and porter that had been placed under Custom Seals until the appropriate duty had been paid. Dillons Terrace was of significant commercial importance and is steeped in local history. The stone floor in Dillons Bar originated from Kilmainham Gaol and a huge chimney breast in the bar was once used as a hopper to process grain.

Reviewed By BRADY772 - Dublin, Ireland

It is rare these days to find a restaurant that is not only great in all departments but extremely reasonably priced. For a start the atmosphere created in the old Bond Store is wonderful and welcoming as are the staff. The food is all fresh from local suppliers who are credited on the menu. Great starters, superb main courses and wonderful desserts.
No fancy designer dishes here, good honest beautifully cooked food served on sparkling white China. For starters deep fried brie, seafood chowder, crabmeat and smoked salmon stack are among the tasty offerings. The main courses range from steak, handmade beef burgers that put fast food to shame, duck two ways and tempura battered fish and chips with fresh cod in huge portions and even superb curries. Desserts include crepes, apple and berry crumble, cheesecake of the day all priced less than €5. The whole menu is outstanding value. Good reasonable wine list and great Guinness. It shows it can be done at a price that will not break the bank. In fact it was so good one dining companion queried if they had left something off the bill it was so reasonable! The toilet facilities are absolutely spotless and it is a great place to go for an enjoyable evening. It makes you wonder why others cannot produce menus of this standard at such reasonable prices. Absolutely fabulous and I will be returning often.

4. The Everest

3 Dillion Terrace, Ballina, Ireland Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Indian, Nepali, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night 096 75594
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 190 reviews

The Everest

Reviewed By RetiredGent60 - County Meath, Ireland

One of the best things you will ever do in life is to end the day with dinner in this restaurant. We started with the sharing mixed platter for two and found that the variety and quality in this dish was fabulous. For our main...MoreThank you very much RetiredGent60 im very happy for your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you had enjoyable dining experience in Everest restaurant in Ballina co mayo.always welcome in Everest.

5. Crockets on the Quay

The Quay Rd., Ballina, Ireland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$141 - HK$243 +353 96 75930
Excellent
51%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 390 reviews

Crockets on the Quay

Crockets on the Quay has new vibrant owners It is a traditional,spacious yet atmospheric award winning bar with a fantastic Restaurant that&apos;s featured in the Michelin eating out guide 2014, Set on the famous river Moy&apos;s most scenic spot and Belleek Forrest as a backdrop. Known throughout the land as a famous music venue, for all kinds of music lovers with live Bands and Djs Something to relax to after a beautiful meal or something to dance into the early hours, in our busy late bar extension. We also offer great accommodation at competitive rates, just on the outskirts of buzzing Ballina town. We are easy to find and have a secure private car park. Crockets can cater for all your needs and there&apos;s always something to do on week nights we offer Quiz nights, Poker, Pool or Dart competitions. Sports fans can watch on big plasma screens in one of the bars or in the spacious all weather beer garden.

Reviewed By Ashley A - Lisbellaw, United Kingdom

We ate here twice on our short stay to the Ballina area. Both nights I had the 50/50 meal, a mix of chicken and beef, and its a great meal, generous helpings, and well presented. Now the desserts are not to be missed especially the Oreo based cheese cakes, they are fabulous. Service throughout was excellent and the staff we very friendly and welcoming. Eat here if you are in Ballina

6. The Village Inn

Church Street, Killala, Ireland Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff Irish, Bar, Pub Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +353 96 32613
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

The Village Inn

Reviewed By Hamish K - Harthill, United Kingdom

Good stocked bar.good honest pub grub, cooked by the owners wife.nicely priced, and good for children.

7. Ait Eile

4 Main Street | Carrowhubbuck South, Enniscrone, Ireland Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Contemporary, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch +353 96 37222
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 349 reviews

Ait Eile

Located in the coastal village of Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, Áit Eile brings you traditional food with a difference in our intimate yet casual restaurant. We put a strong emphasis on locally sourced produce, showcasing free-range artisan meats and fresh seafood, this is driven by our passion for travel, food, wine and coffee. Local favourites such as The Black Pig of Enniscrone and Seafood Linguine have been a constant in an otherwise ever-changing menu. Our team, better known as the Áit Eile Family, are here to join you on your journey through the evening. We look forward to welcoming you at our cosy place by the sea.

Reviewed By galvingang - Castlebar, Ireland

By far the best restaurant we have been to in years.We had our nicest family meal ever in this stunningly located gem in beautiful Enniscrone. Fantastic food catering for all ages and reasonably priced. Excellent friendly and efficient service in a very relaxed atmosphere. We were very well looked after by Michelle . Well worth a visit and we will definitely be going back.

8. The Pilot Bar

Main Street, Enniscrone F26 TW50, Ireland Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Irish, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch HK$196 +353 96 36131
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 372 reviews

The Pilot Bar

Proper Old style Traditional Irish Pub serving proper pub grub!

Reviewed By philwill - Dowlais, United Kingdom

Although small the pub is typically Irish and as expected serves an excellent pint of the black stuff. Spent a week in Enniscrone and ate at the Pilot Bar on three occasions because the food was so good. Best sirloin steak I've had for a long long time. Top chef and very friendly staff. Would recommend the Pilot Bar to anyone visiting Enniscrone and surrounds.

9. Wolf Dog Tavern

Upper Market Street, Killala, Ireland Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff Bar, Irish Breakfast, Dinner HK$86 - HK$94 +353 96 32183
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 18 reviews

Wolf Dog Tavern

Bed & Breakfast All Parties Private Function Room For Big/ Small Parties All Sporting Events On Big Screens Live Music All Musicians Welcome

Reviewed By Fiona C - Sligo, Ireland

Had a great comfortable enjoyable stay in the wolfdog tavern- Killala is a great town to stay in with the wild atlantic way right on the door step- close to Ross beach, Ballina, Downpatrick head and ceide fields- the food at the wolfdog is fantastic and the friendliness and welcome you get is unforgettable!! Would highly recommend- we thoroughly enjoyed our weekend trip!!!

10. Brennan's Lane Bar & Restaurant

Tone Street, Ballina, Ireland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Irish, European, Pub, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$71 - HK$369 +353 96 74971
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 244 reviews

Brennan's Lane Bar & Restaurant

Brennan’s Lane is in the heart of Ballina, on the evocatively named Garden Street. From outside it looks quite small, but this is deceiving as it stretches way back and is actually huge. It has an almost Tardis quality in the amount of space inside. Downstairs is the bar, where some pretty serious gigs take place while you will find the restaurant on the first floor. The dining room is beautifully designed and features exposed brick walls, cool sofa seats, plenty of well spaced tables and chairs and some interesting art, as well as a series of old style butchers blackboards showing farm animals and the parts the different cuts of meat come from. The room is long and fairly narrow, but well thought out design means it feels light and airy, and the open plan kitchen at one end adds to the sense of space. It is modern and elegant, warm and inviting. Description from Taste of Ireland by Paolo Tullio

Reviewed By Ann-Marie H

A group of us, 4 adults and 7 children ate in Brennan's lane bar and restaurant for the first time today. The restaurant located upstairs is clean, cosy and nicely decorated. The Sunday lunch menu had a nice selection and wasn't overly priced. The children's food came first which was good. Only complaint, the restaurant had wha seemed only 1 waitress, we were waiting a long time to get ketchup. The waitress was over worked and restaurant could've done with more waiting staff. Having said that, the food was so so tasty and one of the nicest Sunday lunches I've had in a long time. I look forward to returning to Brennan's Lane bar and restaurant.

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