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“Could do much better”

Healy Mac's Irish Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 63 Restaurants in Castlebar
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Healy Mac's is an international chain of multi-award-winning Irish Bars and Restaurants. Currently, there are six outlets in Malaysia; one in Indonesia; one at Breaffy House Resort in Co Mayo, Ireland; and one in Estepona in Spain's Costa del Sol. Healy Mac's at Breaffy House Resort was the first Healy Mac's Irish Bar and Restaurant to open in Europe. Food is served from 12noon to 9.30pm daily, while the bar is open from morning to night.
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Description: Healy Mac's is an international chain of multi-award-winning Irish Bars and Restaurants. Currently, there are six outlets in Malaysia; one in Indonesia; one at Breaffy House Resort in Co Mayo, Ireland; and one in Estepona in Spain's Costa del Sol. Healy Mac's at Breaffy House Resort was the first Healy Mac's Irish Bar and Restaurant to open in Europe. Food is served from 12noon to 9.30pm daily, while the bar is open from morning to night.
Reviewed July 30, 2018

We recently stayed for 4 nights at the Breaffy House Hotel on a coach trip to this area of Ireland. We were travellling with my wife's sister and her husband and the 4 of us tended to stay together for meals and drinks. We took dinner in one or other of hotel's restaurant or function rooms every night and after the first night we learned that if we wanted a drink with our meal that we should really go to Healy Mac's and buy it ourselves rather than ask the restaurant waiting staff to get it for us.

Must say that the Guinness was very good. However there were a couple of incidents that let this bar down. One night after dinner as it was a lovely evening we decided to sit out on the patio and have a further drink and 4 drinks were ordered. After an hour they had still not been delivered to our table so we went into the bar and cancelled the order. Earlier in the day we had been in Galway and had bought some beer and wine so all 4 of us just went upstairs and sat in one of our rooms with our drinks.

Another night when going to get our drinks for dinner we learned that they had run out of the house Pinot Grigio that my wife was in the habit of getting a glass of. The young lad on the bar searched high and low for another bottle. Then he was told to go to the restaurant to see if they had a bottle. After about 10 minutes he returned unable to find a bottle of said wine anywhere in the restaurant or in the storeroom. My wife then opted for a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and she was happy with that. After our dinner we returned to Healy Mac's so see the entertainer who was due to perform, he was really very good, and when getting further drinks I found out from the young lad who had served us earlier that he had spent a fruitless 30 minutes trying to track down a bottle of Pinot Grigio. Looks as though the bar could do with sorting out its stock control!

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2  Thank Brucestewart
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

A wonderful warm welcome from Tanya was followed up a tasty meal and fantastic service from Tanya and Mairead. Couldn't fault it.

Thank Annette B
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

Had lunch is this lovely bar on Saturday 21st July 2018. Service and food was excellent served by friendly attentative staff.

Thank Patrick Gerard/... H
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

I visit for coffee with a friend regularly and refuse to eat here. There is NO vegetarian food on offer (what! in 2018 and in a supposedly 4 star hotel?). The portions for lunch I suppose are adequate but on the small side and the chips (the 1 time I had them) felt like they were frozen but not bad if they were. Really Breaffy House. What of international vacationers that may be vegetarian? Having said this, the staff are really very nice and usually very helpful. Can't fault the waiters/bar staff.

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1  Thank Rod P
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

On our first night in the hotel, we ate in the bar. It was very busy, about 6.00, but we got a table quite quickly. The food was good. One of us had cod and chips, which was a huge portion. Two of us had the burger, which was a little greasy but still quite edible.

As the bar was busy we were surprised that the food came out as quick as it did. The barmen, young men in their early twenties seemed more interested in serving women their own age, regardless of their place in the queue.

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1  Thank KevinandLucy
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