Sligo town is bursting with culinary delights

Nestled between beautiful golden beaches and vibrant green hills, Sligo town is a perfect place for a quiet weekend away from the business of the city. Quaint shops and restaurants lining the cobblestone paths with colourful bunting hanging off street lamps in the town’s centre form a lovely sight. And despite its small size, Sligo town is bursting with culinary delights. Thanks to its proximity to the sea, fresh seafood is in abundance and available on every corner.

Sligo Town (photo: Sligo Tourism)

The Sligo Food Trail offers a mouthwatering selection of gourmet food and drinks from the finest restaurants, pubs, and cafés in town. The food trail was pioneered by restaurateur Anthony Grey, the former president of the Restaurant Association of Ireland. Grey grew up working in his father’s butcher shop and has been working in the food sector all his life.

Sligo Food Trail

Journey of every foodie starts at the Eala Bhan restaurant where Anthony Grey greets his customers. He always offers a glass of prosecco and takes through delicious treats that are in store. Eala Bhan is famous from serving hearty amuse bouche with wild garlic and celeriac served in tiny espresso cups. Light and crispy Kataifi prawn with saffron aioli nestled on top of real sea rocks is also on the menu.

In Hooked restaurant you can enjoy a refreshing glass of fruity IPA from a local brewery Lough Gill and delicious fish and chips. 

Shabby chic is the only phrase to describe the restaurant’s whimsical and eccentric decor with assorted lamp shades hanging from the ceiling and a gorgeous tiled wall mural.

Hooked restaurant (photo: Hooked)

There is more to experience

The charming Le Fournil, a French bakery is also on the list. It is award winning business serving its specialty: salted caramel chocolates and Hennessy truffles. For those who want to sample fresh oysters, WB Yeats Coffee House is the right place. They will tell you everything about oyster harvesting on the Wild Atlantic Way.For the last stop why not have a whiskey tasting event at Thomas Connolly with live trad music.

Fresh oysters at WB Yeats Coffee House (photo: Sligo Tourism):
Le Fournil bakery (photo: Sligo Tourism)

This summer specials

Radisson Blu April Midweek Summer Special – Sunday to Thursday inc – €89 B&B and €137 Dinner, Bed & Breakfast with a welcome drink on arrival (Dinner 2 courses)

May Midweek Summer Special – Sunday to Thursday inc – €99 B&B and €147 Dinner, Bed & Breakfast with a welcome drink on arrival (Dinner 2 courses)

The Sligo Food Tour runs from Wednesday to Saturday from 12pm to 3pm.

To book a tour you can contact Hooked at or call 0719138591 priced at €55 per person for parties of 8+ (maximum 20 people).

Credit: Aakanksha Surve (@_asurve), Irish Mirror



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