Why you should visit Wexford if you are a food lover

Do you consider yourself a food lover? Make sure you check all of these spots in Wexford off of your ‘must visit’ list!


County Wexford is a fantastic destination for foodies. From the north of the county right down to the south, you will find tons of award-winning cafés, restaurants and gastro pubs to try out on your food tour of Wexford.


We are fortunate to be in the Sunny South East and that means we have a rich agricultural network of locally grown fruit, vegetables and herbs. You will find many cafés and restaurants across the county that source their ingredients locally meaning that you can enjoy the freshest possible produce available.


Our #TravelTuesday tip: Book ahead! Between reopening for the festive season and abiding by restrictions, eateries are bound to be very busy. To avoid disappointment, call ahead to book a table to guarantee a delicious meal. Be sure to follow the guidelines in place at the restaurant and don’t forget to bring a face covering.


Take a look at our foodies’ guide to Wexford below:


La Côte

The multi-award-winning restaurant – including a place in the prestigious Michelin Guide – is located along the quays of Wexford town. A meal at La Côte is a must for fans of seafood as they have seasonal menus to reflect the produce that they source locally.



Table Forty One

It is no surprise that Table Forty One in Gorey has had an honorable mention in Georgina Campbell’s Ireland. The fine-dining restaurant boasts a new menu each week, so you can visit time and time again to try something new each time you dine here.


Mary Barry’s

Located just three miles from the popular Kilmore Quay, there is no doubt that the seafood at Mary Barry’s is as fresh as it gets. The award-winning gastro pub and restaurant boasts an extensive menu and during the summer, you can choose your own lobsters and oysters from the tank if you wish.


The Strand Cahore

Dining at The Strand Cahore is a must for the views alone! Situated right on the pier in Cahore, the renowned bar and restaurant has a wide range of dining options – from woodfired pizzas to fresh seafood dishes. Takeaway food from The Hatch is also available, which is ideal for ice cream to accompany summer strolls along the coast or a hot beverage as a winter warmer after a sea swim.


Marlfield House

Header image credit to Marlfield House on Facebook

The Duck Restaurant at Marlfield House is renowned for its delicious dishes. Many of the fruit, vegetables and herbs in their dishes are grown in their garden and other ingredients like fish and meat are sourced from local producers. See for yourself why the restaurant was named the 2018 winner of Ireland’s Hotel Casual Dining Experience.


Seafield Hotel & Spa Resort

The Greenroom Restaurant at Seafield Hotel & Spa Resort features local produce in its dishes and coupled with stunning views of the nearby Ballymoney Beach, it’s easy to see why the restaurant has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence.


Kilmokea Country Manor

Kilmokea Country Manor is known for its gorgeous gardens and many of the vegetables in their dishes are picked fresh from the garden. Impressively, the Georgian Tea Room at Kilmokea Country Manor has been named in the top 5 tea rooms in the world behind tea rooms in London, Shanghai and Hong Kong!


The Wilds

Looking for a brunch experience with a difference? The Wilds Café has won multiple awards for serving the finest coffees, fresh bakes and seasonal brunch menu. Their café and lifestyle store feature many Irish producers, so you can rest assured that you are supporting local producers when you shop there.



Dunbrody House Hotel

Owned by chef Kevin Dundon along with his wife Catherine, it is no surprise that a dining experience at Dunbrody House Hotel is a must for foodies. You can choose to dine at The Harvest Room Restaurant or at Dundon’s Seafood Champagne Bar. With a menu that changes with the seasons, you can enjoy the freshest local, seasonal produce in both restaurants.


Our tummies are rumbling just reading about these excellent eateries! This is not an exhaustive list of all the great places to dine in Wexford and there are plenty of places to grab tasty grub at. Whether you prefer fine dining or traditional Wexford rissoles, we have a dining experience in to suit everyone in the Model County. 


To find out more about Wexford’s food story, visit TasteWexford.ie. Taste Wexford is a sub-brand of Visit Wexford CLG.


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