Bunratty (Irish: Bun na Raite, meaning "End of the Raite river") is a village and civil parish in County Clare, Ireland. Bunratty Castle is located near the village. The village is accessed by the N18 connecting it to Limerick and to Galway. The Raite river defines the eastern boundary of the parish, and flows into the Shannon Estuary, which defines the southern boundary.
Things to do in Bunratty
4.5 based on 255 reviews
Like the hotel itself, the restaurant is beautifully appointed and very elegant. Our service was very attentive and our meals were wonderful. We started with a rissoto appetizer, had a sorbet intermezzo and then well prepared Irish beef for our main course. We finished with a creme brulee. Everything was excellent, start to finish. We had a simply wonderful evening!
4.5 based on 525 reviews
In the heart of historical Bunratty, you will find our award winning seafood restaurant "Gallaghers". With its thatched roof and old world relaxed charm, come and enjoy a spectacular candlelight dinner with family and friends. It is our attention to detail and high level of service that ensures your whole dining experience will be truly memorable.
This is pretty much a follow on from my review of Dromoland Castle. After a disappointing meal in Dromoland Castle, we decided to strike further afield and eventually decided on Gallagher's in Bunratty. The Restaurant was nearly full when we arrived, but we were seated straightaway.We ordered an aperatif, which came very quickly. No disappointments there!
Both our starters were very nice (Chowder and Mussels).
The Main courses were absolutely delicious. My wife's black sole on the bone meuniere was huge and tasted delicious. My monkfish was also first class.
Two coffees completed the meal, which I can only describe as first class.
All in all a lovely meal deserving of praise
4 based on 1 reviews
Durty Nelly’s is one of Ireland’s most famous pubs and offers a truly unique Irish experience through its history and character. Often copied but never replaced, this truly unique piece of Irish heritage dates back to 1620. Enjoy the craic agus ceoil at the world-renowned Durty Nelly’s where we offer live Traditional Irish music every weekend, host festivals all year ’round, and even welcome a few celebrities on occasion!Durty Nelly’s is famed for our extensive and great-value menus in The Bar, Loft & Oyster Restaurants. Whether it be a quick bite or a special meal, our top-class chefs will cater to every taste and budget, providing an unforgettable dining experience.
We called into Durty Nelly's on a Sunday afternoon with the intention of having a drink. Very disappointing, two big Television screens showing soccer and sound blaring out. Place was very busy but we did not feel anyway welcome so we declined to have a drink there.
4 based on 791 reviews
We called into The Creamery on Sunday evening to have a drink. It was packed with family's and very busy. The barman made me two great hot ports. I was very impressed. We liked the ambience and returned on Monday evening for dinner. It was very quiet ( just the way we like it ). The food was excellent and staff very friendly and professional. Good value food.
4.5 based on 144 reviews
We here at the Manor are all about good food, fresh produce and great customer service. We wouldn't pride ourselves on anything else.
Everything about the The Manor is fabulous from the welcome at reception to leaving. My partner & I were out for a special meal to celebrate our anniversary. Our order was taken before we were taken to our table. We didn't have to wait for food. They remembered that I was coeliac from the last time I was there ( only once before ) & had lovely gluten free bread. Almost every dish can be cooked to suit me which was a welcome change. The food was amazing also the wine. Noel went around to every table to make sure we were all happy. We really enjoyed our trip to the Manor. Thank you
4.5 based on 6 reviews
Setrights Tavern is an old style, family run, traditional pub, with lots of character with a warm friendly atmosphere.
4.5 based on 42 reviews
Two courtyards surrounded by craft workshops- gold maker, ceramics, candle making, flowers, kids clothes and more in Ballycasey near Shannon town makes a pleasant wander. The Rosen Berry offers sustenance usually in daylight hours but on this occasion a sign said 'gone gallivanting'. The tourist season starts with Paddys day and I hope it will be open for them. I missed my coffee and cake! Next time.
4 based on 20 reviews
We stayed in the Oakwood Hotel this past weekend and ate in Sophie's Bar and Bistro on Friday and Saturday night!
We went for Food in Sophies Bar (Hotel Bar) on Friday at about 9.15pm - the food stops at 9.30pm. We were seated straight away and ordered food which came out within 10 minutes. I had a Burger and Chips and my Husnad had the Pork Belly. The Burger was lovely, nothing special but everything you would expect from Bar Food except it was even tastier. The Pork Belly was gorgeous and tender.
On Saturday evening we took advantage of the 3 Course Meal included in our package and sat down in Sophies Bar at about 8.45pm. The bar was lively at this stage and a Piano Man was setting up!
For Starters we had the Fish Cake and my Husband had the Chowder. Both were delicious. The Fish cake was a little bit on the dry side but the Lemon Wedge provided soon fixed that.
For Mains my Husband had the Sea Bass (He loved it) and I just had Fish and Chips. The Fish and Chips were very nice, it's a standard dish so not much you can do with it but it was present beautifully and served fresh and hot!
For dessert he had Ice Cream and I had the Lemon Meringue Pie. The Meringue wasn't hard which I know is how some people prefer it (Like me haha) but it was still very tasty and served with Ice Cream and Cream.
We stayed in the bar then through the night. The Piano Man was very enjoyable, taking requests and seemed to have a great relationship with the locals.
Throughout our Meal and Drinks, we were looked after perfectly by Breeda all night! She was a real stand out member of staff throughout our stay although all staff we encountered were very nice.
4.5 based on 423 reviews
From the moment you start walking towards Bunratty Castle, you feel the present dissolving and you are emerging into the distant past. Go with it and be part of the festivities. The meal is authentically made and served. The live music adds so much to the experience. It will be a memory worth making.
4.5 based on 71 reviews
We thought the food was excellent and the service was very prompt. It had televisions so everyone could watch their favorite team play soccer. Harrah for Ireland!!!
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