A long-established holiday resort, the coastal town of Bray, Co. Wicklow, is situated around 20 km south of Dublin city centre. It hosts a number of attractions that include golf courses, a tennis club, a sailing club, horse-riding and fishing.
It is also a great place to eat out and listed below are the top five restaurants that foodies will find appealing.
5. The Martello Hotel and Restaurant
This hotel is situated on Bray sea-front in a fantastic location that gives beautiful views of the Irish Sea and Bray Head.
The dinner menu is served from Monday to Saturday from 5 pm. There is a tremendous choice of starters, main courses from the grill and from the sea, together with a choice of wings, salads and pasta.
There is also a “favourites” menu, and from this, you can choose a slow braised lamb shank that is marinated and is served with savoury mash, thyme, rosemary and vegetables. The cost of this dish is €18.05. If you are more of a “chicken” person, the Martello Chicken Curry (€14.95) is a delicious dish that comprises chicken strips sautéed with red onion, pack choi, mixed peppers, carrots and courgettes. The dish is served in a mild curry sauce with steamed rice and crisp poppadoms.
The selection of food at this restaurant is fantastic, but it is worth noting that the restaurant dishes are prepared in a kitchen that contains gluten, dairy, nuts, eggs and soy. The restaurant, therefore, does not guarantee that the dishes are safe to consume for people who are allergic to these products.
Address: 47 Strand Rd, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
4. The Royal Hotel
This hotel plays host to McGettigan’s restaurant with food menus detailing international dishes, as well as dishes from Ireland. To ensure that tastes are authentic, ingredients are sourced both locally and from the Emerald Isle.
A typical Sunday lunch menu allows a choice of starter that includes homemade soup of the day (€4.90), chicken liver pate terrine (€6.50) that is served with a cranberry and orange jam, or house Caesar salad (€7.00).
The main courses include a tasty roast rib of beef served with a traditional Yorkshire pudding.
Also available is a succulently grilled salmon fillet (€13.90) that is served with lemon and dill butter, chunky vegetables and mash potato. The desserts are all priced at €5.90 and include sticky toffee pudding and the chef’s homemade cheesecake.
Address: Main St, Bray, Co. Wicklow, A98 F8D3, Ireland
3. Mt. Everest of Kathmandu
This restaurant is actually Ireland’s first Nepalese and Tibetan Restaurant. It is open on Tuesday-Saturday from 5pm-11pm and on Sundays, from 1pm-9pm. It is closed on Mondays, except for bank holidays.
The early bird menu is served on Monday-Friday from 5pm-7pm, and three courses only cost €16.95. For starters, you could choose Aloo Kerau Chatpat, which consists of spicy potatoes, with peas, fresh chillis, spring onions, ginger and coriander served in a spicy papad bowl.
Main courses include chicken and lamb dishes, but if you are a vegetarian, you might prefer the chana masala, which comprises chickpeas and potatoes cooked in a tomato sauce with a touch of chat masala. All main dishes are served with basmati rice or a plain naan.
Address: 51 Main St, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
2. The Ocean Bar and Grill Restaurant
This restaurant is located on the Bray seafront and offers fantastic views of the Irish Sea and Bray Head. The dinner menu is served on Monday-Saturday from 5 pm and on Sunday from 12 pm.
There is a wide choice of starters, mains and desserts. The main courses include a grilled red Thai vegetable curry (€13.00) or a delicious lightly spiced Barbary duck breast, served with stir fry Chinese lettuce and vegetables, orange and almond glaze (€17.00). The dessert menu includes a duo of white and dark chocolate profiteroles for €6.50.
Address: 7 Strand Rd, Bray, Co. Wicklow, A98 C5D0, Ireland
1. Pink Salt Restaurant
This restaurant gives you the opportunity to experience authentic Indian food. Pink Salt follows the traditional style of Indian cooking, using the best ingredients. he restaurant is open from Monday to Saturday from 5 pm to 11 pm and on Sundays from 1 pm to 9 pm.
The early bird menu, available at €19.95, offers a choice of starters and main courses followed by regular tea or coffee. The starters include Punjabi Samosa, which constitutes potato and peas in pastry parcels with tangy chutney; also included are choices of Pork Fry and Calamari.
The main courses include Jhinga Manga, which is tiger prawns cooked with mango purée, tamarind and coconut milk; and chicken Chettinad, which is a classic South Indian speciality of the Chettinad region. All of these delicious main courses are served with rice, naan and potato.
Address: 73 Main St, Baile Bhaltraim, Bray, Co. Wicklow, A98 C2W2, Ireland