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The Helm Restaurant

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| The Quay, Westport, Ireland
+353 98 26398
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Manchester, England
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our party stayed here over St Patrick's weekend and although the weather was dismal and rained everyday we were there the atmosphere of the place made us feel good all over. It has been eight years since the last time we stayed here, Shane and Vinny recognised us and welcomed us with open arms. What great customer service.

Thank cosmic_cowboy1
Montans, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I will preface this by saying we booked early knowing the menu wouldn't be ready by the time we got there. We were hoping for an early lunch, and kinda were a bit pushy to get it. (only cause we had an appointment directly afterward). Everyone stepped up, served us gorgeous food, were totally friendly and professional and we enjoyed... More 

Thank Carol P
plano, tx
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113 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our fish and chips meal was outstanding, both in taste and in the portion size. The table and bar staff were efficient and very friendly. Nice menu selections. The harbor setting provides for a good change of pace from the city center businesses. Found the sea-faring decor fun and very representative of Westport.

Thank Kathy H
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son, who lives abroad, bought me and my daughter a voucher for the Helm for Christmas. It was hand delivered by the owner at Christmas along with a complimentary bottle of wine!! We had a gorgeous meal there, I had steak and mashed potatoes and it was very tasty. Customer service was great and the atmosphere was really good.... More 

Thank highflyer07
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of six ate at The Helm on a Saturday afternoon on the occasion of my daughters 20th birthday.The restaurant was really busy but the staff couldn't have been nicer.They even sang Happy Birthday when they brought out the cake we had provided.The lasagne was to be served with chips. Two lasagne's were ordered and one portion of chips... More 

Thank Rathbawn
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very good well placed bar/restaurant/accommodation at Westport Quays.It has a good multichoice menu of excellent quality and is consistently good. Both staff and service are excellent. Booking advisable at busy periods.

1 Thank DaveFr
Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here on Tuesday 7th March.Both of us had French Onion soup,absolutely superb.my Partner had sibling beef in black Bean sauce another great dish.and I had Rack of Lamb, my favorite dish and this was also superb. Beside the superb food,the ambiance in this pub/restaurant and the pleasant and helpfully staff will make it a visit to remember. In fact... More 

1 Thank Paul M
Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant with a group of friends and throughly enjoyed the experience. The food is gorgeous. The three course meal didn't disappoint. It was the staff though that made the visit even better. They were so lovely and friendly and in a genuine way. The place has a very warm cosy feel to it. It was a Saturday night... More 

2 Thank JNiMhurchu17
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We could only drink at the Helm as it was packed out both nights with diners! Friendly staff, lovely drinks and great service. Well worth the visit!

2 Thank Patricia D
Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place overall, situated in a nice area and nice atmosphere. Food was very tasty and reasonably priced. Had steak and mash, which was nicely cooked and well worth the money. Would visit again, very impressed.

2 Thank markmorgan1992

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | The Quay, Westport, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +353 98 26398

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?