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“Finding Gluten Free in Ireland”
Review of Madden's Bistro

Madden's Bistro
Ranked #28 of 88 Restaurants in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $46
Cuisines: Irish, European, Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Madden's Bistro is a classy bustling restaurant in the heart of Westport Co. Mayo, and is popular with everyone, guests, locals and visitors alike to the Clew Bay Hotel. The stylish design is a perfect foil for the adjoining Madden's Bar. Let your taste buds test us, try seafood, traditional roasts or some continental classic dishes. Monday to Friday: 12.30 hrs. to 15.30 hrs. and 17.30 hrs. to 21.00 hrs. Saturday: 12.30 hrs. to 21.30 hrs. Sunday: 12:30 hrs. to 21:00 hrs. Snack menu available Monday to Friday from 12.30 hrs. to 17.30 hrs., and Saturday from 12:30 hrs. to 17:00 hrs.
Huntington Station, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Finding Gluten Free in Ireland”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

I was able to eat gluten free here. They were informed and very helpful and concerned. The food was GREAT. We had 6 in our party and EVERYONE enjoyed their dinners.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank NoraandRichie
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Aurora, IL, USA
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service in handsome, stylish bistro bar”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Prior to taking the ferry to Clare Island from Roonagh west of Westport, we stopped for a lunch break in Westport city centre on James Street near the river. On previous vacations we'd eaten elsewhere in town and this time we thought we'd try something new and we came upon the Clew Bay Hotel and seated ourselves at a table in Madden's Bistro and Bar. The room has some brightly colored artwork, and a modern but warm style to it, and we quickly settled in and relaxed. There were a number of panini selections on the menu and each of our party of 4 selected a different one. 1) Brie cheese, sundried tomato and peppers with house pesto, 2) Cajun chicken strips, tomato, mozzarella cheese, sweet chilli cheese, 3) Mix of ham, cheese, onion, tomato & garlic mayonnaise, 4) The Classic BLT – bacon, lettuce & tomato. They were all excellent, very fresh and tasty, a big step above typical pub food! The server overheard that it was my wife's birthday and surprised us with a nice candlelit dessert option free of charge. This was a perfect lunch stop before driving past Croagh Patrick to the Clare Island Ferry and spending a night on the island. The Bistro Bar connects to other hotel common areas including a front bar, a dining room, and the main hotel lobby, all of which were very nicely furnished in a bright, artsy modern style. We are happy to recommend Madden's at the Clew Bay Hotel as an excellent place for lunch, and probably dinner, too.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank IllinoisMike
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Wonderful food in a wonderful place”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

What a fantastic evening; food was amazing and the staff could not have done more. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Mavis_Cruel13
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Barnegat, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“One of my best dinners in Ireland”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

While traveling I had had steak 3 times at 3 different restaurants & 3 times it was lousy. I ordered lamb chops at Madden's Bistro & they were fabulous! The whole dinner was fabulous! My best meal in my 12 days in Ireland! Delicious!

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Jeanine M
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Guaranteed Irish = Guaranteed Delicious!”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Try this place for a break from typical pub food. The GI motto serves great food here. We had mussels from Killary lake, fresh Kerry lamb and cheesecake made from baileys...how can you go wrong. The chef made an excellent presentation and everything was cooked perfect including the veg. Two courses and a large glass of wine for 20 Euro.,.great deal my friends.
NOTE: Sit outside on the deck only if you like cigarette smoke. Do not expect too much of the wait staff...the magic here is the chef in the back.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank James R
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