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“Outstanding - a must do if you're in the area”
Review of Market Kitchen - CLOSED

Market Kitchen
Cuisines: Irish, Gastropub
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Award Winning Gastro-Pub overlooking the River Moy in Ballina, Co Mayo, serving the Freshest of Seasonal and Local Produce with Pride along the Wild Atlantic Way Best Restaurant in Mayo Award - 2014 & 2012 - Best Of Mayo Awards Best Customer Service in Mayo Award -2013- Irish Restaurant Awards Best Restaurant in Mayo - 2012 & 2011 - Irish Restaurant Awards
Reviewed October 22, 2013

I can't believe I overlooked a review for this incredible restaurant. We stayed down the road and thought that it looked good. Downstairs is a very traditional pub and there is a nightclub at the back.
Upstairs, however, is magical! I love the decor, really trendy but with lots of character. The service was first class all-round and very friendly.
I must say that the food was without fault, beautifully presented and unbelievably tasty.
I had a lobster bisque to start, which was extremely tasty, the best I'd had by far. My wife had the black pudding salad and said it was delicious.
For main she had the chicken, which was tender and succulent. I had the steak, which was full of flavour and perfectly cooked, delicious.
We both had the Baileys and Toblerone cheesecake and this is still the best dessert I have ever eaten in my life. I would eat it again and again and put on loads of weight, it is sublime. It's actually worth going just for that.
They also do wonderful teas and even their decaf Barry's tea was delicious.
A faultless meal, well worth €30 and I absolutely recommend it!!!

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4  Thank Maxxxsensation
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Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Amazing, amazing, amazing! A gem of a restaurant. Best steak I've ever had. My partner had the duck which was outstanding. Great service too...

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11  Thank Fiona R
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

The Market Kitchen is an upscale eating establishment situated above a normal pub on the right bank of the River Moy, walking distance from the town centre. Since Ballina is the undisputed salmon capital of Ireland, the salmon dinner was delicious. But the sound system was too loud and too scratchy-sounding and too much Sinatra. We asked for it to be turned down, and they did comply.

4  Thank Richard H
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Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Road trip through all of ireland and stopping in ballina to visit family. Had a wonderful steak, perfectly cooked. Fresh local fish and very welcoming to make any adjustments we wanted. Highly recommend.

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3  Thank Therese P
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

The Market Kitchen was recommended to us by the hotel we stayed at in Ballina and we're glad we took their advice. It is nicely positioned on the river and the restaurant, which sits on top of the ground floor pub, is a stylish and contemporary space.
The menu also offers a modern twist on many old (some may say predictable!) favourites but everything we had was wonderfully well cooked and presented. Service was professional, warm and friendly and it all made for a very pleasant evening. But go hungry, we found portions substantial!
Excellent value for money too!

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3  Thank Mactraveller
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