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“Our favorite restaurant in Ireland” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sage Restaurant

Sage Restaurant
High Street, Westport, Ireland
098 56700
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Ranked #5 of 71 Restaurants in Westport
Price range: $19 - $26
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Inverness, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Our favorite restaurant in Ireland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We traveled three weeks in mostly western Ireland. We stayed two nights in Westport (fun town, by the way) and we ate at Sage both nights. Every dish was original and full of imagination. Tender lamb steak, succulent rabbit, and Guinea Fowl with apple and raisin stuffing that was out of this world. Every dessert was brilliant. We were never rushed (which some here apparently find annoying), given suggestions that complimented our meals perfectly, and were treated with warmth and humor from the hosts and staff. Our only regret is Sage is not closer to us, because we'd eat there on a regular basis. We look forward to returning to Sage, and Ireland.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Westport, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Had a great evening here, Staff very welcoming and friendly, restaurant had nice, busy atmosphere. Had delicious scallop starter followed by monkfish main-amazing!!! The food is excellent and the attention to detail is greatly appreciated. I'm looking forward to try some more of the menu!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Westport
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Just Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We (party of 4) ate here last Sunday for a small family celebration. Booked a table in advance, friendly greeting at the door and seated immediately. Wide variety of choice from a well designed menu. We shared starters of goats cheese parfait (best goats cheese starter I have ever had), mussels and duck spring rolls. For mains my husband had the Ribeye (great size and cook excellently), smoked salmon fettucine, lamb steak and the hake. Presentation was superb with great attention to detail, fabulous flavour and fresh, local ingredients. Had desserts of backclava and lemon & lime tart (all round favourite). Service was friendly and very efficient adding to a great experience in Sage. Eva even gave us a complimentary bottle of wine for our family celebration along with petit-fours and applechello (delish!!). A great evening was enjoyed by all of us and will be back soon, brilliant restaurant on our doorstep!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Drumcar
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Read before eating.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Ok tried to get in at 8 no table until 9 no issues. Returned at 9 and table ready. Seated 25 min and I then had to call waitress over to tske order. Then had to ask for water for table. We had our 2 kids with us so as it was late enough we just had mains. 1 hour and 10 mins later our mains arrived!!!! I ordered pork belly monkfish and chorizo cassoulet. Fish over cooked pork belly not the best as the fat was soggy and meat was a little tough. Wife had vegi tart which she enjoyed but a little dissatisfied that it was a portion of a larger tart that had been reheated. Waitresses x 3 for 45 covers screams that they need more floor staff. They did knock off my main as it was very poor quality and apologised but thats not the point is it? I dont go out to have a bad meal I go to get great service and food and pay for it. Question is do I take another chance when in westport again? Answer I dont think so. Shame.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cork, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“yummy food, service questionable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Ate here recently, arrived a few minutes early and was told to leave and come back at 9!!! Found it rather strange as the table was free just not yet cleaned! Despite that however the food was delicious, the waitress who served us made up for the rudeness of the maitre d who ignored us throughout the evening! Even on paying she never asked how we found the food, pity as in every other way it is a lovely restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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