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Bayside Bistro

Keel, Achill Island, Ireland
+353 98 43798
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (8 reviews)
“steak” (11 reviews)
“pasta” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00 Hours
Seafood, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Keel, Achill Island, Ireland
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

My family and I called in for an afternoon tea and some apple pie. However, it was very disappointing. The service was quite slow and we didn't get a warm welcome. Also the pie portions were tiny with a small scoop of low quality ice...More

Thank globe_trotter_8083
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

This is a family friendly restaurant with a great menu, delicious food and exceptional staff. The location, in Keel, is beautiful and easily reached on the main road which runs the length of the island which is joined to the mainland by a bridge. Head...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Staying in achill and reviewed the bistro and decided to travel, Great spot Fantastic food and smashing service Dish of the day and scampi please 2 starters and a nice bottle of wine for under 80 euro Even brought home some desert, and they did...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here today really nice and reasonable, good portion sizes. Chips are proper chips, service was good.

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Having just finished two hours surfing, the boys were ravenous. We spotted this bistro close by and thought why not? Glad we did. Out of season so very quiet, which meant we got a table and served quickly. The food was excellent. Big portions and...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

They serve good and fresh food. The service was nice and friendly. The bistro has a nice atmosphere! We can only recommend it.

Thank maresch30
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Good food, safe menu but good quality. Reasonable too. Lovely views and nice craft beer selection. I'd say a perfect destination after a good cycle from the sound. Would recommend.

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We had the nachos - huge portion size and really tasty. Good salsa, guac and sour cream and exvellent chips too. Service was friendly and quick. Would imagine it gets packed in the summet. Nice view of the bay from the window tables.

Thank BanzaiClepton
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I had dinner with my boyfriend in Bayside Bistro e when visiting Achill Island and we had a great time! The place is really nice and the food (we ate fish) was delicious, there was a good selection of beers and the price was definitely...More

Thank Valentina P
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We came here for lunch on a classic Achill rainy day. This restaurant serves standard "beach" fare to tourists. It was bright and nicely decorated. The menu items were all the old standards and our choices (lamb-burgers, scampi, fish tacos) were utilitarian versions of these...More

Thank FirBolg65
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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
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
Family friendly restaurant with scenic views in the heart of village of Keel, Achill Island.
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