Where to Eat in Wexford: The Best Restaurants and Bars

November 6, 2017 Toi Mattera

Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman; Yola: Weiseforth) is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Wexford lies on the south side of Wexford Harbour, the estuary of the River Slaney near the southeastern corner of the island of Ireland. The town is linked to Dublin by the M11/N11 National Primary Route, and the national rail network connects it to Rosslare Europort. It had a population of 20,188 according to the 2016 census.
Things to do in Wexford

1. Silver Fox Seafood Restaurant

Kilmore Quay, Wexford, Ireland (Formerly The Silver Fox Seafood Restaurant) Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$243 +353 53 912 9888
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 428 reviews

Silver Fox Seafood Restaurant

Located 50m from the the fishing port of Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford.Serving seafood steaks and poultry. Recently refurbished to include full airconditioning. NEW OUTDOOR Seating AREA. Child friendly. Extensive a la carte, Wine & Beverage menus. Early Bird Menu Until 7pm Nightly. Light Lunch Menu. Established 1991. New for 2015 The Silver Fox Food Company, selling Homemade Products including Hampers. 40 minutes to Hook Lighthouse. Light Lunch, Tea, Coffee & Scones. Extensive Al a Carte.

Reviewed By Terri C - County Kildare, Ireland

My husband and I went to this beautiful restaurant for lunch a few weeks ago. Shane, the owner, greeted us and was so pleasant. We enjoyed wonderful food and the beautiful ambiance of the restaurant. The walls are adorned by stunning artwork by a local artist and Shane explained that they are on view and, of course for sale, all year round.
Our lunch was served promptly and was delicious.
Shane came to chat with us before we paid our bill and in what I consider a remarkably generous act, when told we were on a break following my Mother's death, he would not charge us for our drinks. We never ate here before and this act of kindness touched us greatly. We will be back soon. Sincere thanks Shane

2. The Yard

The Court Yard 3 Lower Georges Street, Wexford Y35 X3T5, Ireland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$196 - HK$290 +353 53 914 4083
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 699 reviews

The Yard

Under the guidance of Mary Codd, Manager and Peter Murphy, Head Chef, the Yard Restaurant has gone from strength to strength since opening in October 2006. The most excellent food together with the best wines provides a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The Yard is ideally located in the heart of Wexford town and just a stone throw from the best shopping, bars and clubs in the town.

Reviewed By Suebuts - Limerick, Ireland

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at The Yard, the food was absoulutely gorgeous, cooked to perfection. Great service and lovely staff. 3 course dinner plus 2 drinks each cost €69, value for money.

3. Riverbank House Hotel

The Bridge | Riverbank House Hotel, Wexford Y35 HY86, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$133 - HK$243 +353 53 912 3611
Excellent
43%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 197 reviews

Riverbank House Hotel

The River Bar, with its beautiful views and spectacular sunsets offers a room of a superb elegance. Victorian decor, beautifully designed fabrics and furnishings will give you a sense of old world grandeur and style. An extensive bar food menu is available from 12.00Pm until 9.00Pm daily offering the finest seafood and international cuisine. Philip Hynes, our dedicated and professional bar manager will ensure you visit will be an enjoyable one.

Reviewed By lod99

Don't go here at lunchtimes. Some (not all) staff can be pretty rude and come across as impatient. I asked for advice on allergies and the waiter just didn't have the time to help me whatsoever. He threw a menu at me and mumbled "I'll be back in a minute". I've eaten here a lot but I've started to lose patience with the mediocrity of food and staff lately. It used to be a great local place to eat. There are lots of other places to eat in town and I actively avoid now.

4. Templars Inn Restaurant

Templars Inn | Templetown, Wexford, Ireland Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$39 - HK$196 +353 51 397 162
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 493 reviews

Templars Inn Restaurant

Templars Inn is an historic pub restaurant in the scenic area of Hook Head in Co. Wexford. Specialising in fresh seafood dishes, we offer panoramic sea views while you tuck into our famous seafood chowder or locally caught crab claws.

Reviewed By Katken75

Attended Templars last night and it was great! Chowder, chicken wings and nachos consumed for starters! Massive portion of nachos (probably too big! Didn’t see whether it was an individual portion or to share when ordering).
Scampi, burger and ribs for mains which we couldn’t finish as we were so full!
Will return when back in Ireland again!

5. Mary Barry's Bar

Kilmore Village | Co.Wexford, Wexford, Ireland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Irish, Seafood, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +353 53 913 5982
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 605 reviews

Mary Barry's Bar

Situated in the picturesque village of Kilmore Co. Wexford, Mary Barry's Bar is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and fabulous locally sourced seafood, served daily and prepared by popular chef Nicky Cullen. Mary Barry's is a holiday favourite in the summer months with a beautiful family friendly walled beer garden to the rear (including bouncy castle for the little ones) but is equally popular in the winter months with its cosy wood burning stoves and even warmer welcome.Food is served daily from 12pm, there is music every weekend, and a bus service to get you home at the end of the night.

Reviewed By joero - Ireland

On a recommendation by my son and his wife , five of us came here for Sunday lunch. The starters looked lovely but as we had been told that unless you skipped breakfast a main course would be very filling we thought that we would just go for the main with the option of dessert after. We were glad we took the advice. On a very lengthy menu three of us went for fish and the other two had Turkey and ham. All of the food was piping hot and very flavoursome also very plentiful. The service was very efficient. Mary Barry’s bar is a very large premises but I would advise to book in advance as it was packed. I can fully understand why. This was our first time here but we will be back .

6. Spice Indian Restaurant

Monck Street, Wexford 00000, Ireland Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$290 +353 53 912 2011
Excellent
69%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 311 reviews

Spice Indian Restaurant

Spice is an authentic Indian Restaurant serving quality Indian food. Our chefs come from Kerela, South India and have been trained at the 5 star Taj Hotel Group. We pride ourselves on using only fresh ingredients and our own fresh ground spices. Both our food and wine menu's are very reasonably priced and we also offer a special mid week menu as well as an early bird menu. We are situated in Monck Street which is Wexford's premier street for nightlife and we have beautiful views of Wexford harbour. 'Spice' has recently been refurbished to a style that is both contemporary and warm. Children are very welcome if well supervised and we offer a children's menu which also includes some Indian dishes, with a special dessert of 'smartie' and popping candy ice-cream!

Reviewed By Ricky-Davies07 - Swansea (wales)

We arrived as the restaurant late as our ferry was cancelled in nearby Rosslare, it was about to close but they left me and 5 friends in anyway.
Can honestly say was one of the nicest curries I’ve ever had. I had the south Indian curry and it was immense.
The waiter was very helpful and couldn’t do enough for us. Would highly recommend.

7. Cistin Eile

80 South Main Street, Wexford, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +353 53 912 1616
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 661 reviews

Cistin Eile

Reviewed By Almostgreynomad - Sydney, Australia

Came here on a recommendation - it is good - very good. Mid week, lunchtime and the place is full. Creative food - I had fried goats cheese and beetroot slaw - fantastic !

8. Thomas Moore Tavern

The Thomas Moore Tavern Cornmarket | Wexford, Wexford Y35 Y9VX, Ireland Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$94 - HK$337 +353 53 917 4688
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 426 reviews

Thomas Moore Tavern

Located on Cornmarket, in the Heart of Wexford Town, the Thomas Moore Tavern is one of Wexfords oldest bars. Beautifully restored, the Thomas Moore Tavern uses the very best of local and seasonal ingredients and serves lunch and evening meals in stylish surroundings. Enjoy delicious food served daily in the ground floor bar or join us for a burger in the evenings while watching the big match. Enjoy casual meals in The Bistro, regular entertainment in The Bar, or book your own private function in our Piano Bar, we have everything you need for a great night out.

Reviewed By cunningm - County Westmeath, Ireland

Lovely pub with great food. Can't really fault it, portions looked a bit small initially but in fact were perfect. Good attentive and prompt staff both behind bar on floor. You can dine in the bar or the lovely restaurant. Very clean throughout. Will return if ever down that way again.

9. Karoo farm shop & cafe

Killinick village, Wexford, Ireland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +353 53 915 8585
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

Karoo farm shop & cafe

Reviewed By Eva D - Kamp-Lintfort

after having passed a night on a ferry (to Rosslare) we decided to look for a lovely cup of tea - yet did not want to end up next to the road (even if there are lots of nice places to visit, too - I am sure of that) - well we drove on for a couple of minutes we saw a sign mentioning karoo farmshop & cafe
it did sound nice - and we tried it
we were not disappointed
at first I thought, that the dishes were quite pricy - baked potato for nearly 10 Euro - but when it was served the large plate was full! packed with delicious side dishes and of course a lovely potatos with different cheeses as it was ordered. We also tried a Sandwich - which was served with salads and fries - also delicious and large portion.
We could see that the kitchen used products from the farmshop - as while we were there some needed things (cucumber eg) were fetched from the shop. Staff was very friendly, food was great, the tea (of course we had a pot of tea, too) was great also. After having eaten we found out, that we had gotten new energy - we hadn´t been aware of having needed it after the long sleep on the ferry - but we felt so much better and refreshed after the pause there - that we only can recommend trying :-).

10. D'lush Cafe

D'lush Cafe 3 John's Gate Street, Wexford, Ireland Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout Irish, Cafe, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +353 53 912 3795
Excellent
86%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 101 reviews

D'lush Cafe

Reviewed By Phil2252 - Cork

Had a lovely smoked salmon and poached egg open Sandwich here for breakfast. It was very tasty and a good price. The service was good, friendly and efficient. Each table had a newspaper so breakfasting alone was common there.

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