Where to Eat in Limerick: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 27, 2017 Margarita Chappel

There once was an Irish city… You might think "naughty poem" when you hear the word Limerick, but in truth the city inspires so much more than just knowing giggles. Medieval castles and churches give the city a grand feel, while the pubs crawl with lively locals and students who are all craving just one more pint of Guinness. The Hunt Museum boasts a collection of pieces from history's most important and influential artists, while the Foynes Flying Boat Museum will marvel visitors of all ages with its whimsical flying machines.
Things to do in Limerick

1. Freddy's Bistro

Lower Glentworth Street Theatre Lane, Limerick V94 T3K1, Ireland Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Irish, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$243 - HK$275 +353 61 418 749
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Freddy's Bistro

Freddy's Bistro is in the Bridgestone Top 100 Restaurants, in Ireland. All our foods are sourced locally and cooked fresh. We cater for any special diet, including wheat free sauces and desserts.

Reviewed By likestotravel529 - Limerick, Ireland

We arrived early on a Tuesday evening for a meal on a cold sharp winded night.
We were the 1st in so greeted by all of the staff on arrival, and shown to an upstairs table ( table 10 I think).
We were seated by a guy I believe his name might have been Matthew who proceeded to be helpful throughout on ordering, patience and with a great manner.
I ordered the fish cakes to start with a sauce and light salad, and delicious with an excellent taste. I then ordered the burger and chips with a side of onion rings and again a top meal.
We had a couple of coffees while the place filled up and the atmosphere was encouraging.
I have been before and have no doubt I will return and the ideal place to relax in a warm upstairs converted, and what looks like an original barn. I meant to ask the lady on leaving about the history of the place but she was busy.
Highly Reccomended and an easy 5 Circles.

2. Bobby Byrnes

3 O'Connell Avenue, Limerick, Ireland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch HK$39 - HK$220 +353 61 316 949
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 913 reviews

Bobby Byrnes

Bobby Byrne's or "Bobby's" to the locals is located on the corner of O'Connell Avenue and Wolfe Tone Street in the heart of Limerick City. Established since 1963 we are steeped in tradition and full of character, and delighted to have celebrated 50 Years in business in 2013. Quaint and cosy with our open fire, slate floor and homely atmosphere our popularity is understandable. TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY NIGHTS 7pm - 9.45pm So if you enjoy some mouth watering home cooking, listening to some live traditional music, if your visiting family or friends or you simply want to enjoy the perfect pint, then why not pop in and savour the atmosphere. We offer a wide range of coffees, beer and our extensive menus begin at 8.30Am until 8.30Pm. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week we cater for all food lovers. But by night when the lights are turned down, Bobby Byrne's has a private room which can turn into a great party venue. We can cater for groups from 20 to 120 with options of finger food to succulent bbq's.

Reviewed By Cdrabslp - Bozeman, Montana

Came in due to the great reviews on trip advisor and we're more than pleased that we did. Denise was friendly from the get go and recommended many different entrees. I went with the scampi, two others with fish and chips, and my son with the monster burger. I have never had scampi, prawns, so good! The breading was delicious. The side salad had a dressing that was so good my son even ate his salad. Denise took it a step further buy giving advice on where to tour around and what to expect for St. Patrick's day. A true treasure on our journey. Thank you!!

3. AZUR Restaurant

8 George's Quay | Munster, Limerick Limerick, Ireland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations European, Irish, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$243 +353 61 314 994
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 623 reviews

AZUR Restaurant

Azur Restaurant Limerick, the best kept fine food secret in the city! Our modern restaurant offers classic European style cooking with dishes ranging from our signature Trio of Seafood and local Lamb Cannon to our succulent, juicy Steaks. Our intention here at Azur is to provide elegant, classic dishes with an inspired modern twist. A different special every day ensures our menu appeals to every palate. We are proud to say that all of our fish, meat and vegetables are locally sourced and delivered fresh, daily.Here in Azur we pride ourselves on a warm welcome, friendly service and relaxed atmosphere. Our young and energetic team strive to provide the highest standard of customer service and are happy to assist with any special requests.Our Early Bird menu is served every day from 5pm finishing at 7pm on Fridays, 6.30pm on Saturdays and available all evening Tuesday - Thursday and on Sundays. This menu offers a 3 course meal from only €19.95. The A la Carte menu is available all day, every day with a competitively priced three course set menu for only €29.95.

Reviewed By limerick_lady_10 - Limerick

My partner and I had dinner for his birthday. Restaurant was quiet as it was a midweek night. The food was glorious, all three courses were extremely satisfying and portion sizes just right. Can especially recommend the pork belly, braised beef and the sticky toffee pudding. Service was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere was very pleasing. We had our choice of tables so we sat next to the window, it's nice to look out on the quay while you dine.

4. The French Table

1 Steamboat Quay, Limerick, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +353 61 609 274
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 556 reviews

The French Table

Authentic French cuisine in a relaxed setting overlooking the River Shannon

Reviewed By Natasha L

My boyfriend and I, dined at this restaurant for Valentines, now bare in mind that we went the day before because we can't handle the cringe. We were seated by the window but the room was absolutely freezing, now I presume as restaurant was extremely quiet the heating wasn't as efficient. We were offered to move seats so its our own fault for moving, but the heating wasn't increased either. Now on to the food, which I can safely say was delicious! I got the paté and the braised beef for main, followed by chocolate mousse dessert. There was a set 3 course meal for 29.95€ which was fine, but we both felt the dessert menu needs to have a wider range. Staff were fab!

5. The Cornstore

19 Thomas Street, Limerick 00000, Ireland Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Irish, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$173 - HK$322 +353 61 609 000
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

The Cornstore

The Cornstore Restaurant Limerick is situated in the heart of Limerick City, on Thomas Street. As one of Limerick's best restaurants, we offer a casual, warm and lively dining experience in a Manhattan style setting, complete with a unique wine and cocktail bar. Specialising in seafood and steak, the restaurant works on the ethos of "quality food sourced locally".

Reviewed By hscholting - Papillion, Nebraska

Made Reservations for our family, three other families in our group also made Reservations, staff were more than helpful in Seating all our groups together to allow for a wonderful evening of delicious food wonderful services and fun for all. Service was out of this world. Food was the best we have had in Ireland.

6. The Locke

3 George's Quay, Limerick, Ireland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$86 - HK$259 +353 61 413 733
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Locke

The Locke Bar is one of Limerick's best loved traditional Irish bars and seafood restaurants in the heart of Limerick City's medieval quarter. The Locke is synonymous in Limerick as well as further afield for its genuine Irish hospitality, incredible atmosphere and unforgettable music sessions. If it's traditional Irish music that you're after then The Locke is just the right place for you! Winter 2017 timetable for Irish dancing - Our traditional Irish music 7 Irish dancing kick off at 9pm - 11pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday . Friday & Saturday 7pm -9pm and everyone is welcome! Food is served 7 days a week until 10pm, with a full range of breakfast, lunch and dinner options available throughout the day. The Locke is Limerick's finest gastro pub, situated on the site of one of Limerick's oldest pubs dating back to 1724. Our traditional Irish pub is situated beside the city's most historical landmarks: St. Mary's Cathedral, King John's Castle & The Hunt Museum. This Olde World pub lies on a tree lined quay overlooking the Abbey River. Old wood panelling & open fires make it the perfect place to snuggle down in the winter & in summer you can sit outside in the beautiful riverside setting. No visit to Limerick is complete without a visit to The Locke. The Locke Bar is Limerick's number one Private Party venue for all occasions. With 5 private bars available including Limerick's newest entertainment venue, The Loft, we can cater for up to 350 people, whether it is birthdays, corporate functions, family gatherings, engagements, weddings, hens & stags or something else - all occasions are catered for. We have a wide variety of fresh finger food selections to suit all tastes and all occasions. Whether it's a few mates or a large birthday celebration The Locke Bar Limerick is there to help. And with our heated balcony/smoking area all on the one level, smokers can relax in comfort. Here at The Locke Bar we have traditional Irish music & dance 7 days a week! Our Irish music with Irish dancing .

Reviewed By EmmaJMStevens - Warwick, United Kingdom

I visited as part of a group of 10 for lunch. The staff could not have been more helpful in arranging the Seating to suit us.
The fire added to the cosy atmosphere.
The food was plentiful and fairly priced. I had roast beef which was delicious and exceptionally good value compared to other eateries in the area.
I will definitely visit The Locke again when in Limerick to enjoy the evening ambience.

7. The Curragower Bar & Restaurant

Clancy's Strand, Limerick, Ireland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +353 61 321 788
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 962 reviews

The Curragower Bar & Restaurant

Reviewed By Simon D - Amersham, United Kingdom

A great Pub serving excellent food. Lovely atmosphere and very busy. Staff very attentive. The mussels were marvellous!!

8. Dolan's Pub

3-4 Dock Road, Limerick V94 VH4X, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast HK$71 - HK$196 +353 61 314 483
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 203 reviews

Dolan's Pub

Hotpress Readers award 2015 Best Venue<br>IMRO LIVE MUSIC VENUE OF THE YEAR AWARD 2014<br>HOTPRESS Venue of the Year 2013 Special Commendation<br>IMRO 2013 Munster Winner<br>Finalist in Irish Restaurant Association Gastro Pub.Traditional Music every night<br><br>Irelands Best Live Music Venues ,Restaurant, Comedy Club and Traditional Irish Music Pub .<br>There’s always something happening in Dolans. We have Irish Traditional music EVERY night A host of international, National and local musicians, singers artists and actors have graced our stages. <br>See EVENTS for details of upcoming gigs, shows and events <br>Our multipurpose venues can cater for Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays and all social occasions.<br>"Dolans is a magical place, a bastion of eclecticism.Three of the best gigs I was ever at were in Dolans;David Gray, Damien Dempsey and Paddy Casey.The raucous You Tube Kings The Rubberbandits call Dolans Home.Literally anyone could be on the bill "-Donal Ryan, Cara In-flight Magazine<br>Dolan’s Pub in Limerick is famous worldwide for its nightly Irish Traditional Music Sessions. We have Free Live Traditional Irish Music sessions in the bar 7 days a week all year round.The music starts at 9pm (Sunday to Thursday) and 9.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Reviewed By annef918 - Limerick, Ireland

We were going to Liam O'Brien Crooning at Christmas in Dolans Warehouse. Last year we ate somewhere else & it was disappointing so decided this year to eat in Dolans Bar & what a great decision. It also added to the atmosphere. A very good varied menu covering all tastes. We both chose the steak which was perfect & presented very well. And top class service & friendly efficient staff. Highly recommend. And there is a lovely atmosphere & always a guarantee of a good music session in the bar

9. The Glen Tavern

2 Lower Glentworth Street, Limerick, Ireland Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$47 - HK$141 +353 61 411 380
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 465 reviews

The Glen Tavern

The Glen Tavern is situated in the heart of Limerick just off the main artery of O’Connell St. A warm welcoming pub, all the convenience of city life but very much a family run establishment.Known for it’s great value lunches and daily specials, all dietary needs are catered for and children’s portions are available.We cater for parties and have a function area for all occasions – parties, meetings etc.The Glen is a great sporting pub, hurling, soccer, golf and rugby to name but a few. All sports are catered for and all games can be watched live on our many t.vs and screens.We take pride in keeping our traditions so specials of the house like Irish Stew and Irish Coffees are available daily. A sample of our lunch menu is attached, although our homemade soups and specials change daily.A lively pub with live music, good beer, great pint and wholesome food.Traditional Irish music sessions on Monday nights.

Reviewed By Postsport

Lads in the Glen are exceptional. Warm welcome is coupled with excellent coffee and food. Outstanding GF menu, while the staff will take orders for off the menu food also. Ger, the owner, is on the ball with looking after his regulars, while those passing...MoreHi Postsport, Thank you so much for this great review! We appreciate both our regulars and those passing through, we want everyone to feel at home here! Kind Regards, Ger

10. Bon Appetit

Cornmarket Row | The Milk Market, Limerick, Ireland Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast +353 87 134 3151
Excellent
85%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 122 reviews

Bon Appetit

Reviewed By culturecolleen - Limerick, Ireland

Bon Appétit is a genuine French creperie, located in Limerick's historic Milk Market and serves the best crepes ever. I love taking a couple of delicious Juliettes home on Sunday with one of the savoury hot dishes of the day for a lazy brunch. The sweet crepes are to die for and the savoury galettes are delicious, healthy and so satisfying. Owners, Sebastien, Kasia are always up for a chat. They also offer a unique catering service for parties and events which I highly recommend. Check it out.

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