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Boardwalk Cafe and Bar

Beach Road, Clifden 0, Ireland
+353 95 21711
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“soups” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (6 reviews)
“chilli” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Italian, Irish, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Beach Road, Clifden 0, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon this cafe on a recent trip to the area. The people were immediately welcoming- not always the case when you have a hungry three year old in tow! The food was delicious -salad special of the day, freshly made with bacon, caramelized...More

Thank Makosam
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Great views, amazing people and service. A really nice chilled out place to grab a bite or a coffee. It has great vegetarian options - I loved the Falafel! The views and vibe here really is incredible no matter the weather!!

Thank Leigh C
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We were to stay the night in Clifden,and made a turn to a small road in the town which looked as it would lead to nowhere but it ended at the lifeboat station and this nice restaurant. For such as small place the menu is...More

Thank planbee2016
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Is this a cafe? a yacht club? a destination at the end of a waterside walk. It is all of these. The cafe is upstairs and the changing rooms for sailors and swimmers downstairs. It really looks its best when the tide is full in.

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This place is a little bit hidden, and from my point of view, in this aspect is where Boardwalk Cafe and Bar has its magic. The view from the sofas are precious, the soups delicious and the home bread its amazing. My girlfriend and I...More

Thank Jorge M
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

What a gem of a place. Great atmosphere, beautiful food, great service. Would definitely recommend it whether you are going in for lunch or just a cup of tea

Thank Han_Sellars
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We came by boat and walked into town (about 2 miles) then decided to have dinner in the Boardwalk Cafe at the Clifden Boat Club. They have a fabulous view and an eclectic comfortable space. It's lucky we were there early because they were soon...More

1  Thank cruising_kitty_57
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I enjoyed my breakfast omelette not a full Irish, regrettably...and dinner (beef curry - jalfrezi) here. Simon is a capable chef and friendly host.

1  Thank Fun2Fly
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Stay in Clifden for three months every Summer a lot of good Resturant in and around Clifden friends kept asking me had I been to the Boat House Resturant as it is called locally Simon was on his own and he produced a very good...More

1  Thank malcolmmacnaughton
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food excellent service excellent location. Thank you . Shame we don't live in Ireland else we would be back

Thank Juli R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$29
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road, Clifden 0, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Clifden
  • Phone Number: +353 95 21711
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with spectacular views of Clifden bay this cafe bar offers a range of very reasonably priced homemade cuisine. Enjoy panaramic views at the waters edge and maybe sit out in the beer garden with a refreshing beverage. located only one mile from the centre of Clifden this cafe has ample parking and space to turn large vehicles. Open Year Round.. All our food is homemade and as local as possible. It is the closest beach to clifden and has a lovely walk way up to an old castle. Shower facilities and sailing is available on site. Accomodation can be arranged on request at the abbeyglen castle please call for more information. Hope to see you soon. Free Wi-fi and internet facilities, also free unlimited European phone calls.