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Brennan's Lane Bar & Restaurant

Tone Street, Ballina, Ireland
+353 96 74971
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Irish, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tone Street, Ballina, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A horde of 3 hungry adults and 4 ravenous kids descended on Brennan's Lane on a Saturday afternoon, during a visit to North Mayo. We got the warmest of welcomes and were seated quickly, with the kids getting crayons and coloring sheets to keep them...More

Thank Tribesman
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here earlier on Sunday, having eating here once before about a year ago we returned for a bite to eat, service was a little slow but not a deal breaker, food was only ok, beef was tough, you would almost need a steak knife,...More

Thank MaggieDublin2015
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Brennans food is class! I've eaten a few times here and every time has been spot on! Staff friendly and can have the craic with! Next time out for something to eat in ballina think brennans!!

Thank Gk20
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

It's been a while since my last visit here and perhaps I should not leave it's as long next time ! The bar was busy on the night we were there (Dublin V Mayo on the tv) we ate in the restaurant upstairs although they...More

Thank EJI3775
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The food is great here. Don't take my word for it try it out for yourself. I went here with my wife and four children and we were all delighted with the quality of the food! The kids loved it! 4 very clean plates left!

Thank Liam O
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Had a family get together before Christmas and I really have to thank and compliment all the staff for a fantastic night . The food and service from the kitchen was top notch . 20 in my party and not one moan . Also waiting...More

Thank foodtrex
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Myself, my husband and 2 kids popped into Brennans for a late lunch. Had never been before but had heard good things. Well, I am so glad to have found it - we all loved everything about it. The bar was quiet as it was...More

2  Thank ciaralee74
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Been there with my boyfriend,I had the Thai curry yum I actually think I could eat it every day.. He had the burger..really like it, couldn't finish it.. No room for desserts.. Next time.. Service really good not to formal.. See you all soon..

1  Thank 1982food
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Good food and service. A drink downstairs first is nice. Hopefully this restaurant will continue to provide a nice eating atmosphere well into the future.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Personally, I think this is one of the best places in Ballina to eat. They have an extensive menu with dishes to suit all tastes, including many gluten free options. The service could not be faulted, very friendly and efficient. Our table ordered both fish...More

1  Thank didiIreland
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$43
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
14:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tone Street, Ballina, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: +353 96 74971
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Brennan’s Lane is in the heart of Ballina, on the evocatively named Garden Street. From outside it looks quite small, but this is deceiving as it stretches way back and is actually huge. It has an almost Tardis quality in the amount of space inside. Downstairs is the bar, where some pretty serious gigs take place while you will find the restaurant on the first floor. The dining room is beautifully designed and features exposed brick walls, cool sofa seats, plenty of well spaced tables and chairs and some interesting art, as well as a series of old style butchers blackboards showing farm animals and the parts the different cuts of meat come from.  The room is long and fairly narrow, but well thought out design means it feels light and airy, and the open plan kitchen at one end adds to the sense of space. It is modern and elegant, warm and inviting. Description from Taste of Ireland by Paolo Tullio