Where to Eat in Youghal: The Best Restaurants and Bars

January 28, 2018 Diedre Savory

Youghal (/ˈjɔːl/ YAWL; Irish: Eochaill, meaning "yew wood") is a seaside resort town in County Cork, Ireland. Sitting on the estuary of the River Blackwater, in the past it was militarily and economically important. Being built on the edge of a steep riverbank, the town has a distinctive long and narrow layout. As of the 2016 census the population was 7,963.
Things to do in Youghal

1. La Bella Roma

90 North Main Street | Youghal, Youghal 0000, Ireland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch HK$16 - HK$337 +353 24 25811
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 208 reviews

La Bella Roma

La Bella Roma is located beside Youghal's famous Clock Gate Tower, housed in a 400 years old building that offers a great atmosphere & genuine food freshly prepared. It is a gathering place for locals, visitors and sea goers who seek warmth, shelter, food and fellowship a retreat from the saltwater chill or for a moment al fresco overlooking the bay. A great selection of Italian wines is available making La Bella Roma the first real wine bar in Youghal. The ice cream parlour boosts a huge selection of home made italian ice cream. The bakery within the restaurant produces Irish & Continental breads every day together with cakes, scones and hand made stone baked pizzas made using the finest ingredients and the unique Italian know how. Juicy olives, sweet dry cherry tomatoes & artisan cheeses are available at the deli counter together with many other specialities like olive oil, pasta, plum tomatoes, coffee many gluten free options.

Reviewed By TipperaryIrishJohn - Tipperary

First time here, recommended by lady in Real Estate Office (actually Sherry Fitzgerald) across the street. Just shared a Fantastic Pizza, homemade chips and two glasses of their house Red. Great service, very friendly staff and lively experience overall. I'll be back...

2. The Coachouse Bistro

The Old Imperial Hotel 27 North Main Street | The Old Imperial Hotel, Youghal, Ireland Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night HK$47 - HK$337 +353 24 92435
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 216 reviews

The Coachouse Bistro

Enjoy contemporary cooking in a relaxed atmosphere. The Coachouse Bistro serves food daily from 8am to 9.00pm with a great selection of light fare and evening meals as well as carefully selected daily specials. Please visit our website to view our up to date menus.

Reviewed By gcadogan - Dublin

Great place to grab a beer and have lovely dinner & nice atmosphere , very friendly staff. Locate right in the middle of Youghal

3. Aherne's of Youghal

163 North Main Street, Youghal, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +353 24 92424
Excellent
57%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 353 reviews

Aherne's of Youghal

Reviewed By Jim O - Killaloe, Ireland

We eat here with friends and it was a very good experience.The quality of the food was excellent with a predominance of fresh fish and seafood choices. My wife had steak which she also thought was excellent. Not as pricey as we thought so a good experience.

4. The Red Store

150 North Main Street | Co Cork, Youghal P36 XH10, Ireland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Irish, Contemporary, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$78 - HK$173 +353 24 90144
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 188 reviews

The Red Store

Caters for all tastes and budgets, serving good quality, home produce throughout the day. Famous as an early morning coffee venue with its large home made scones. Carvery Lunch varies daily with all Irish Produce served. Bar Menu has Homemade Burgers, Steaks, Fish n’ Chips, Pasta and Pizza Dishes. The Building is a renovated early 20th Century Grain store, with many of the original features. Located in Youghal Town Centre with Parking to the Rear.

Reviewed By mel b

We recently visited the Red Store for a family gathering the day after our wedding. We had originally planned to be seared in the Courtyard but due to so e extreme weather, John and Karen arrsnged for us to use the upstairs function room instead and it was perfect! Everyone (musicians included!) were made to feel very at home and welcome. We had organised for hot finger food and sandwiches and we were not disappointed - the food was so fresh and tasty and all of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed it. Thsnk you Karen, John and staff for looking after us so well!

5. Rivergate Cafe & Restaurant

Rivergate Mall | Main Street, Youghal, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Irish, Cafe, European Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner +353 24 85422
Excellent
53%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Rivergate Cafe & Restaurant

Reviewed By carojim - Ireland

I Visited This Restaurant Monday with My Wife for Breakfast,We Both had the Full Irish and I would Highly Recommend it,Very well cooked and at a Great Price,The Service is Great and very Friendly, If You are in Youghal come to this Place for Breakfast or Lunch or even Dinner,Well Worth it.

6. The Quays

Nealons Quay, Youghal, Ireland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +353 24 91566
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

The Quays

Reviewed By dowlwan - Dublin, Ireland

Went for a Sunday Spin, got hungry, found the Quays and went in. Oh the joy! The place is gorgeous. Fireplace, wooden paneling, stuff on shelves and upstairs a gorgeous Library with fireplace and comfortable seats. It was very inviting. There was still a good choice even though we were late. My husband had beef dinner. I had seafood chowder with a plate of vegetables. Chowder was full of fish and really creamy, gorgeous, veg lovely. My husband said the beef dinner was really tasty and the stuffing was really nice. Altogether it was a great experience. The staff were very attentive and genuine, and the toilets were lovely!

7. The Coffee Pot

77 North Main Street, Youghal, Ireland Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Waitstaff Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +353 24 92523
Excellent
45%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
2%
Terrible
15%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

The Coffee Pot

Reviewed By Fabian M - Cork, Ireland

I visit here at least once a year and have found it has slipped in quality in the past few visits, I'll still pop in but if it keeps going down I might have to change stopping point.

8. Fantastic Flavours Ice Cream Parlour

74 North Main Street | One Block from the Clock Tower, Youghal P36 TA44, Ireland Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$16 - HK$141 +353 86 107 0017
Excellent
91%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 349 reviews

Fantastic Flavours Ice Cream Parlour

Winner - Food Awards Ireland 2017 "Dessert Outlet of the Year" and acclaimed 'One of Ireland's Best Ice Cream Parlours' by food critics from the Irish Independent, Taste Magazine and the Irish Sun, as well as 'One of Ireland's Four Great Ice Cream Parlours' by Get Out-Find Out, and highly reviewed by artisan food critics, Fantastic Flavours is East Cork's most celebrated, old-fashioned, artisan ice cream parlour. At Fantastic Flavours - we make all of our ice cream by hand, one small batch at a time. Our founder, Miceál O'Hurley, is a true artisan ice cream maker who has been creating his critically acclaimed ice cream by hand since 1983 and his wife, Oksana, heads customer service. We offer booth Seating, individual tables, good music, great location and on-street parking (only 1 block from the historic Clock Tower in the Youghal Town Centre). We make all of our ice cream by hand using only fresh, pure Irish milk and cream and wherever possible - local ingredients. Free Wi-fi.

Reviewed By Chelsie C

I personally felt like I was being there when I wasn’t supposed to, it was like I wasn’t there they kind of ignored me when I was in there made me feel really uncomfortable ?Chelsie, I'm sorry you did not enjoy your visit. We try to give all of our customers as much attention as possible. We hope you will return in the future and please, say hello so we can make sure you feel welcome.

9. The Walter Raleigh Hotel

O'Brien's Place, Youghal, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television Irish, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +353 24 92011
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 129 reviews

The Walter Raleigh Hotel

Reviewed By josiejolly

went there last Sunday for lunch and the food was exceptionally good. The beef was so tender and melt in the mouth. It was crowded so that was a great sign also. we will be going back there again.

10. Ho Inn Oriental Cuisine

25 South Main Street, Youghal P36 AH05, Ireland Delivery, Takeout Chinese, Asian, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +353 24 90589
Excellent
88%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Ho Inn Oriental Cuisine

Reviewed By Maureen O - County Galway, Ireland

I often get takeaways from the Ho Inn when I'm around in Youghal. They do a delicious vegetarian spring roll - very crispy and tasty and they have a large range of dishes such as stirfried broccoli as a side order and it's very good value. They have the standard range of vegetarian options and service is swift and friendly.

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