Food + Drink
Whether you want to fire up the BBQ or enjoy a traditional Irish stew in a local pub, you’ll never go hungry when staying at Aran Islands Camping and Glamping! Here’s a little something for your tastebuds.
Where to eat during your stay on Inis Mor
Staying at one of our specially designed glamping pods on Inis Mor gives you the best of all worlds when it comes to deciding where to eat. You can prepare food for yourself in the pod, use the shared camp kitchen, cook outdoors on the BBQ, and of course enjoy some fine local cuisine in the island’s restaurants and pubs. We’ve included a few suggestions for you here to help plan your vacation on Inis Mor.
Catch of the day
Are you planning to spend some of your time on Inis Mor fishing? Many people do, whether it is dropping a line in from the rocks (be careful!) or taking a fishing tour. If so, you might be tempted to cook up your own catch of the day when you get back to camp! Pollock seems to be the fish in most abundance around the shores of the island, but there is plenty more out there waiting for you. How should you cook it when you get back to camp? Use the BBQ and enjoy a beer or two as it sizzles away!
The pods at Aran Islands Camping and Glamping are complete with their own mini-kitchen, and guests are also welcome to use the camp kitchen. Stock up on supplies at the local Spar market in nearby Kilronan, and you can prepare meals for yourself whenever you wish. The local Spar supermarket caters for all your camping needs. There you will find quality foods, utensils, camping accessories and essentials for all from the gourmet to the budget holidaymaker. It is the one-stop shop for all your requirements. From batteries to books, socks to steaks, beer, wine, spirits to bread and butter, you’ll find what you need “under the tree at Spar”. Although only a leisurely ten minute walk from Frenchman’s Beach, Spar provides a delivery service for its customers. This supermarket stocks the daily newspapers, magazines and paperbacks, coffee on the go, freshly baked goods, as well as fresh local produce and a range of gluten-free foods.
Spar also offers picnic packs, barbecue packs, ice creams and fine chocolates.Remember to include a bottle of wine, and you’ll have everything you need to enjoy an al-fresco meal at night under the stars!
Eating out on Inis Mor
If you decide that you would like to eat out for a few meals when staying at Aran islands Camping and Glamping on Inis Mor, you have a wonderful variety of choices in front of you. There are places serving traditional Irish cuisine, European dishes, fusion foods, and simple snacks. Here’s some of the more popular places to eat on Inis Mor.
Teach Nan Phaidi
Cycle out here on a tour of the island, or on your way to the Dun Aengus Fort. Delicious home-cooked food is waiting for you, with a menu that varies by the day. A nice warming soup on a cold day could be just what you need, or a slice of freshly baked pie. If beef and Guinness stew is available.
Joe Watty’s Bar
If you’re looking for that traditional Irish pub vibe combined with good food, Joe Watty’s Bar is the place to head for. On a cold day the coal fire might be on, and a selection of warming soups and stews will be there to choose from. Food is served throughout the day, and in the evenings, live music is common, especially at the weekends.
Overlooking the harbour, the Bayview Restaurant offers traditional fare as well as contemporary dishes all with a little twist. A quieter place to eat than Joe Watty’s, there is also an Island Art Gallery to see. The restaurant is open 7 days a week from 10 am to 9 pm.
This can be a busy place, especially when a ferry is due to arrive or leave. Time your visit well though, and you will find good food, good beer, and even better company! A mix of locals and tourists use The Bar to eat, with lunchtime being perhaps the most popular. As with the Bayview Restaurant, the views from the front room of The Bar are lovely.
Find out more
There are far more options for eating on Inis Mor than we could list here, and so if you would like to find out more, please contact Aran Islands Camping and Glamping. In particular, if you have any special dietary requirements, such as vegan dishes or gluten free meals, we will be able to suggest the best places to visit.