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The Roadside Tavern

) #1 of 13 Restaurants in Lisdoonvarna $$ - $$$ Irish, ,
Kincora Road | Co. Clare, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
+353 65 707 4084
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“smoked fish” (16 reviews)
“potatoes” (10 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Kincora Road | Co. Clare, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 447 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A fantastic restaurant we enjoyed our lunch there so much we chose to return there again the following evening. The house speciality is smoked fish from the award winning smokehouse next door. However they also offer a wide range of other dishes too. Make sure...More

Thank SuffolkRenard
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in this part of the world, make time to have a meal here. Reservations are a good idea - the place is small and the demand is understandable at first bite. Herb-crusted cod (which must have been swimming this morning), fresh seafood chowder,...More

Thank DCTranslator
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a delicious meal here with mussels, fish and chips and local stout. Top quality fresh fish in a laid back atmosphere. No fuss and very good value.

Thank duv_9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So our family vacation is becoming a bit of a pub crawl: Stopping for lunch wherever we are at the various local pubs. I went back and reviewed the poor reviews for this place to see what they had encountered. They are mostly long ago...More

Thank Penny0615
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A typical unpretentious Irish pub with occasional music. How many places in the West of Ireland can you visit from England once or twice a year and the barman remembers what you drink? A precious piece of real Ireland. Long may it flourish.

1  Thank Oldpigsqueal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed across from the tavern- went there to have a meal and experience some authentic Irish music. Both were excellent; so was the service. Local musicians play live music. Their hot smoked salmon was awesome as was the lamb stew. They apparently own the...More

1  Thank Freespirit5568
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the award winning salmon. The beer from burren brewery. It was all excellent! Dont miss this while being in the area.

1  Thank Mange88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While this is a pub and the set up is very a pub atmosphere the food is very much high end restaurant. They have specials on at night and these are worth looking at. The Tavern is only a few metres from the town square....More

2  Thank Frankie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined at the Roadside Tavern and had a lovely meal, with new friends. Service was sloppy. A few days later, we traveled there again and was told there was a wait. When I asked how long did they expect the wait to be, the...More

Thank vermontK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and nice atmosphere. Lamb stew and seafood chowder excellent. Other entrees our party ordered were also nicely done.

Thank rsiczek
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Nearby Attractions
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.15 km away
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pauline m
7 September 2015|
Response from bigal908 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I cannot answer the question. I dined only in the establishment, and did not know that it was residential.
5 March 2015|
Response from kieran131 | Property representative |
We open on fri. Look forward to seeing u
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Irish, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kincora Road | Co. Clare, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Lisdoonvarna
  • Phone Number: +353 65 707 4084
PUB OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND 10AM TILL LATE FOOD SERVED FROM MARCH UNTIL NOVEMBER 12-4 6-9 EVERYDAY Last orders 8.45 In spring 2011, Peter Curtin embarked on a new endeavour: He set up the Burren Brewery in the Roadside Tavern in Lisdoonvarna. The building, which in 1865 started off as a pub, then was expanded into a bakery, now also harbours a micro-brewery under its roof. At the same time it is an eatery and a renowned music venue for traditional and contemporary music. Peter realised very quickly how complicated and time-consuming it was to brew his own beer - it really is a labour of love. He enrolled the help of a Master Brewer, and the result can now be tasted in the Roadside Tavern: The Burren Gold is a delicious, characterful lager. The mainstream lagers available every-where just cannot compete with this one!The Burren Red with its great red colour is a spicy, slightly sweet ale which even features a hint of smoke. It seems to become the favourite among the punters at the Roadside! The Burren Black is a stout that does not have to fear the competition of a certain other black stuff. It is smooth and full-bodied, with a creamy crown of froth on top - and definitely alive inside! A heavenly drink.
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