Mayo is a county of unrivalled scenery, majestic coastline and rugged but picturesque mountain ranges for the visitor to savour. Mayo's unique range of cafés, restaurants and coffee shops are yet another great attraction to savour while visiting this wonderful county.
In every town, and in many villages throughout the county, there are cosy and inviting cafés and coffee shops offering a range of snacks, soups, hot meals, delicious home-baking and hot or cold beverages. This type of dining experience is usually during day-time opening hours and most would be closed for evening dining.
Restaurants, on the other hand, are often open through day and evening hours. Mayo is close to the top of the pile in terms of restaurant fare and boasts many award winning restaurants across the county. Most restaurants are open during the day offering snacks, lunch and carvery options. For evening dining the menu usually changes to a choice of à la carte or evening dinner.
Visiting Westport and looking for good food? For a mouthwatering gourmet menu, coupled with a wide range of well priced Irish & Continental style cuisine, visit Temptations Restaurant.
Mayo restaurants are famous for their unparalleled selection of fine dishes, often produced from mostly locally sourced ingredients. Having such a large coastline, Mayo is famous for its fish and many restaurants boast cuisine based on the fresh 'catch of the day'. Other typically sourced local ingredients include Mayo lamb, beef and pork, farmhouse cheese and a range of home-made sausages, black and white puddings from local artisan food producers.
The diversity of home made food products in Mayo with their own distinctive taste and flavour also includes breads, sauces, chutneys and preserves, many of which can be sampled in some of the fine restaurants in the county.
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There are numerous fast food outlets in Mayo where you can pick up your take-away meal and 'eat as you go'. These include chip shops and pizza places as well as hot deli food counters in many of the supermarkets and petrol stations in Mayo.