Food and Wine

We are fortunate in Meath to have The Boyne Valley Food group who are a group of artisan food producers who are passionate about the food they produce. They supply the local restaurants and this ensures that you, the visitor, are guaranteed a quality approved dining experience.

 Navan, which is only 5 miles away has many fine restaurants, cafes and pubs which cater for all needs and tastes whether eating during the day or night.

 1. O'Briens Good Food and Wine (Johnstown 3 Miles). Winner of the Leinster (regional) best new restaurant of the year in 2006, O'Briens manages to combine excellent food within the ambient surroundings of a lively pub. Member of the Meath Good Food Circle. Fish a speciality. Traditional music also. Function room available. For reservations contact 046 9020555

2. Bellinter House Hotel and Eden 2 Restaurant (3 miles). The Eden 2 is a sister restaurant to The Eden in Dublin's Temple Bar. Its serves contemporary food in a recently restored country house setting. Quirky and fun and good for lunch or dinner Contact 046 9030900 for reservations.

3. The Russell restaurant (Navan 5 miles). Delicious food in sumptuous surroundings. Excellently located in the heart of Navan town. For reservations contact 046 9031690.

4. The Central (Navan 5 Miles). Set out on several floor with different bar and restaurant options. Lively atmosphere and often have live music.  Excellent steaks, pizza and seafood. Member of Meath Good Food Circle. Trad sessions every Sunday. Great for coffee, lunch and evening meals. For reservations please contact 046 9027999

5. Checkov's Cafe — excellent food and coffee. Perfect for breakfast or lunch. Trimgate street Navan

6. Room 8 — small but boutique restaurant on Watergate Street in Navan. Great for lunch or dinner

7. Crystal Cafe — watergate street Navan. Cafe by day but at the weekends this turns in to an amazing Tapas style restuarant

8. Crave — Railway street Navan. Excellent restaurant serving an excellent of meat, fish and pasta dishes

9. Flame — new to Navan and located above The Stonehouse pub in Kennedy Place. Excellent modern cuisine

10. Ode cafe — located in the old ACC bank building in Market Square in Navan. This is a lovely gift/interiors shop with a cafe at the back 

11. Earl's Kitchen — Cornmarket Navan. Excellent cafe serving hot and cold food as well as take way dishes and delicious cakes and breads. 

12. Franzini O'Briens (Trim 10 miles). Beautiful setting overlooked by Trim Castle and beside the river Boyne, this restaurant has won a Georgina Campbell Award. For reservations contact 046 9431002

13. The Hill of Tara (Tara 3 miles). Excellent coffee shop and restaurant. All home made fare. Good craft shop too

14. Thai Orchid (Navan 5 miles) Excellent Thai cuisine in a very central location. Sumptuous decor.

15. China Gardens (Navan 5 Miles). Excellent Chinese food.

16. Indian Cuisine (Navan 5 miles) Navan has 2 indian restaurants of excellent quality.

17. Inside out in Slane — new to Slane. Excellent modern cuisine. Probably best to book as it gets  very busy. Open from 12pm daily (except Monday and Tuesday when it is closed)  Tel (041) 988 4629

18. Avoca Dunboyne. Excellent lifestyle store offering an amazing range of crafts and gifts, plants, household items and many food offerings 

There are also many pubs that serve excellent food and have traditional music.