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“Its a gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Helm Restaurant

The Helm Restaurant
| The Quay, Westport, Ireland
098 26398
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Ranked #4 of 58 restaurants in Westport
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Westport, Ireland
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126 reviews 126 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Its a gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2009

This is one of my favourite eateries anywhere in the world!
Its simple,plain and uses only local fresh ingredients.The place is always fully booked which speaks volumes in itself.Probably the best and most congenial bar in the Westport area always a great atmosphere and buzzing even in the winter months!
The restaurant is very basic and exposed to the bar area but more than compensated by exemplary service and fantastic food.
Have eaten here numerous times and never once been disappointed - the fresh catch seafood is the one to take especially the sole!For the meat eaters the steaks are stunning!!
If you are visiting Westport make a trip to the quay area and check out the Helm...you won't be disappointed.

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England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Great Food & Friendly Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2008

The Helm offers a varied menu, excellent quality at a reasonable price. Staff make you feel very welcome.

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New York City, New York
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“Good food, fun establishment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2008

The Helm is a fun place with a great staff. The place was packed and was entertaining. The food was good and no complaints overall. The crowd was a bit older (Monday night) but still a good time.

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Stockport, Cheshire
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“best eating place in Westport (so far)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2008

The food at the Helm was superb - reasonably priced and served in good quantities. The fish is especially good - most of it is caught locally.
Service was friendly and efficient and it's also a great place to pop into for a coffee in the morning when passing through Westport.

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