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Bayside Bistro

Keel, Achill Island, Ireland
+353 98 43798
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Keel, Achill Island, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

the food here was perfect after a long bike ride and the beer selection was impressive. I definitely recommend.

Thank quinnsean
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Nice clean open plan restaurant without being pretentious.. we we’re a family of 5 and we had starters of the goats cheese salad and the kids had the nachos... the salad was delicious and the nachos were tasty with 1 order enough for the 3...More

Thank Tourist567738
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I did not expect much in that place. In places where is very little restaurants food usually is under average but this time I can say I was wrong. Very testy ,fresh food. Bistro has a lot of tables .Very kind waitress(students). Best food in...More

Thank irlandiaku
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This is like a big open canteen and is very noisy with a lot of echo. Apart from that it’s a giant improvement on the old ugly Chinese Graceland that was there before. The food is decent enough, there’s WiFi. Good for families

1  Thank Neeverspain
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

This was the best meal we've had on Achill Island. Galician Have was superb, service was quick and children's food was on the table with our starters. Great service.

2  Thank Fiona F
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped in to the Bayside for an evening meal while staying in a guesthouse across the road, the Stella Maris. Had a lovely meal, the waitress was very warm, chatty and friendly.

Thank SandraBurrell
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Really nice place for lunch, good selection of food,only downside choice of beer restrictive.staff were really very nice and service was quick .

Thank Z7307QVmariab
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Was pretty busy when we recently visited though the food was very good on the whole. However, there was a menu change due which meant that the dishes we really wanted to have were not actually available which was a bit of a let down...More

Thank RAW1966
Reviewed 14 July 2018

If you like innovative and fantastically executed dishes with a hint of exotic and practcally everything home made look no further then this fantastic venue it is a delight to dine here and amazing value for money. The dishes vary and there is for everyone...More

Thank JonFr
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We ate here on a Saturday they were busy but efficient. Food was fresh and plentiful. Premises very clean and service was swift. Not expensive either €77 for family of 5 2 adults 3 children including two beers and 3 big milkshakes 😊

Thank Isabellexyx
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Questions & Answers
I totally understand the situation with students it is the same in all rural areas. Unfortunately after trying a few places in Achill during our visit there you unfortunately seem to have been left with some of the worst. They have no interest in customer service or friendliness just seem to be clocking in their time to get paid at the end of the week. It makes the customers experience much more enjoyable if you have friendly staff who take a genuine interest in the customer. My family were so warmly welcomed last year the children looked forward to going back to see the nice lady who spoke to them , she even gave them a hug when they were going. I really hope you get your staff sorted soon or you may be left at the end of what is a very short season scratching your heads wondering what went wrong. Thank you for taking the time to reply to my query and I wish you luck for the remainder of your season.
27 May 2015|
Response from Joanna F | Property representative |
Thank you for your feedback and well wishes. We are currently addressing the issues that you have just written about. I do remember your family visiting last year and I know about whom you are talking about. If you visit us... More
26 May 2015|
Response from Joanna F | Property representative |
Thank you for taking the time to ask us this question. On a place like Achill Island main workforce for seasonal businesses are local students. They eventually graduate and move on to do different things. This year we had... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Keel, Achill Island, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Achill Island  >  Keel
  • Phone Number: +353 98 43798
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Family friendly restaurant with scenic views in the heart of village of Keel, Achill Island.
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