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Heffernans Fine Foods

4 Market Square, Ballina, Ireland
+353 96 21218
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“egg dishes” (2 reviews)
“t bone steak” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (7 reviews)
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12:00 - 18:00All hours
$$ - $$$
4 Market Square, Ballina, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here for lunch a few times lately. Great choice of menu. Tasty specials and good value. Picked up something for dinner in the butchers before going home.

1  Thank hawlsbre
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in mid-afternoon. Staff were very attentive. Service was efficient. The food was freshly prepared and was very tasty. Based on the food experience, my rating would have been 'good'. BUT there was a downside.... Visited the toilet which is off the downstairs dining area....More

1  Thank FlamboShambo
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

First visit to Heifer and Hen on basis of a personal recommendation - and will certainly return as the quality of food really was excellent and this is a very nice restaurant This would be 5/5 by any standards had it not been for the...More

1  Thank Chris737320
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Had our meal here on Saturday night, service was second to none, our waiter was very attentive to our table, place was fully booked, great choice on menu, from pasta to fab seafood dishes, great selection of wines also, highly recommended here, beautiful decor, lovely...More

Thank Galway5672
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Had an overnight stay in Ballina and the Heifer and Hen was recommended by our host. The meal and the service were very good. You could do a lot worse than pay a visit yourself!

Thank seanandnic
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy the food here, have never been let down by it. Very friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Would always recommend to anyone.

1  Thank BRENDAN L
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Ok place for lunch if you order salads, fishcakes or food that was previously prepared in the deli. The restaurant itself, which is supposed to be "Italian", has some pasta, pizza and chicken dishes. Waiting times tend to be long. Staff is generally nice. Don't...More

Thank Fred T
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Today I visited the cafe part having been here many times previously. However I have recently been diagnosed as coeliac. I am so very disappointed to discover the only gluten free option on the menu was soup. When I asked the waitress did you have...More

2  Thank Katrina K
Reviewed 18 March 2017

First floor bistro restaurant serving a wide variety of Italian style and contemporary foods. We visited on a Thursday night and the place was at full capacity. Lively atmosphere, attentive staff, good drinks and wine list. Highly recommended

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Nipped in here for a quick cuppa and a snack. Friendly staff. Good value. Nice window seats. Was sitting near the shop part and was glad I bought the homemade oaty brown bread - so delicious and healthy too.

1  Thank Janhen14
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elizabeth O
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It didn't occur to me to ask them at the time However your best bet might be to give them a call on 096-21218 If you decide to go I hope you have a good time there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Market Square, Ballina, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: +353 96 21218
  • E-mail
Heffernan's Butchers was established in 1961 by John Heffernan at Convent Hill Ballina. His son Anthony carries on the proud family tradition today, developing the business into a fine food emporium including the Heifer and Hen restaurant which offers fine food, excellent service, elegant surroundings, select wines and classical music. We have won many awards over the years from the Retail Excellence Award - Top 50 stores 2009 and 2010 to Georgina Campbell Award, Ulster Bank Business Achievers Award and were nominated for Best restaurant Award 2013. We are all about getting to know our customers. As well as providing top quality and fully traceable food we strive to do everything possible to make you feel welcome and comfortable. As you can tell food is what we do, Fine Food. All food in our delicatessen is prepared by our staff in house. Our policy is to source all our foods and ingredients from local suppliers and to prepare everything in our own abattoir, kitchen or bakery. We make homemade scones, cakes, breads, desserts, tray bakes. We believe in supporting our local community and many of our customers are also our supplier. We view business as a circle - "what goes around comes around". We support our local community/customers, and our local community/customers support us.
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