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Brennan's Lane Bar & Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Irish, European,
Tone Street, Ballina, Ireland
+353 96 74971
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (10 reviews)
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Irish, European, Pub, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Tone Street, Ballina, Ireland
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

We went for a romantic meal on Friday 13 July 2012 and it was just that, Waitress very friendly, food out of this world. Prices were great. House wine fab.

3  Thank shaz3466
Reviewed 4 July 2012

The staff were so nice to our kids & the menu was great for kids too.one of the kids didnt like what we had ordered & she was eating the others pasta & the girl that served us came out with another plate of pasta...More

3  Thank Alyby
Reviewed 3 July 2012

First time in Ballina and i have to say that we find a very nice and friendly restaurant in Ballina, good food, good bar downstair and very busy also, we'll be back soon!!!

3  Thank Agnieszka O
Reviewed 2 July 2012

this is my first review about Brennan's Restaurant, and i have to say that is the place to be!!!! very good food, the carbo pasta was very nice and the smoked garlic rump of lamb divine, i recommand brennan's lane to everyone visiting Ballina.....

2  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 2 July 2012

We went to this as it was recommened by others on trip advisor and we werent dissapointed. The menu has something to suit all tastes. They also have a good wine menu and you can also choose from a full bar menu as the bar...More

3  Thank whiskey7
Reviewed 1 July 2012

Ate here twice when visiting Ballina for 3 days at the start of June and both occasions were fantastic. The food was some of the best I have tasted in any restaurant I have been to and the service was top notch too, The restaurant...More

2  Thank AdamS1981
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Delicious Monkfish in banana leaf, lamb, pavlova and choc mousse. Couldn't fault the food or service. So impressed after disasters at Beleek and The Ice House to find a "does what it says on the tin" meal without hype and pretension and eye watering bill....More

3  Thank MayoMatron
Reviewed 29 June 2012 via mobile

I couldn't locate Brennan's at first being a visitor to the area and even used a map and tripadvisor to assist but to no avail! The signage is poor but ask someone in the town for directions, they'll definately know. This is one special place....More

3  Thank castleofmyown
Reviewed 25 June 2012

Very nice decor and the food was great. It was pricey but well worth it Perhaps a do over.

3  Thank tomapar
Reviewed 23 June 2012

This was an evening meal with family. The food was excellent, service very good. On the Tone Street entrance, it looks like a small bar - but don't be put off. The restaurant is upstairs and so doesn't suffer from the "food in the bar"...More

3  Thank Lovejoy9496
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 47
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tone Street, Ballina, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: +353 96 74971
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Brennan’s Lane is in the heart of Ballina, on the evocatively named Garden Street. From outside it looks quite small, but this is deceiving as it stretches way back and is actually huge. It has an almost Tardis quality in the amount of space inside. Downstairs is the bar, where some pretty serious gigs take place while you will find the restaurant on the first floor. The dining room is beautifully designed and features exposed brick walls, cool sofa seats, plenty of well spaced tables and chairs and some interesting art, as well as a series of old style butchers blackboards showing farm animals and the parts the different cuts of meat come from. The room is long and fairly narrow, but well thought out design means it feels light and airy, and the open plan kitchen at one end adds to the sense of space. It is modern and elegant, warm and inviting. Description from Taste of Ireland by Paolo Tullio
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