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The Old Arch - Bar & Bistro

James Street | Claremorris, Claremorris, Ireland
+353 94 936 2777
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (30 reviews)
“salmon” (13 reviews)
“potatoes” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
James Street | Claremorris, Claremorris, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 270 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here for our tea. Food was grand. Not enough staff and Service was quite slow. Very big portions. We asked for the early bird menu and we went for 2 courses for €22 so not bad value.

Thank Kagr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nine of us ate here and it was excellent. The decor is wonderful, very intimate and ambient. The food was excellent. Service great too. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly restaurant with great service. Looked after 8 of us at short notice for a lunch with family. Friendly chatty staff. Good food and a great pint of Guinness...

Thank Declan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing pink gin with strawberries ( well, actually I had 2!) and ordered the salmon. Was a little baffled about getting chips with mash but then this is Ireland. Also got confused when we ordered a steak, blue, and the waitress asked what...More

Thank M6Mel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice food and friendly staff but the staff we had just missed the 5* I had steak which was on a bed of mash but we ordered Chips and they came as an extra and not instead of the mash. Bit strange. Still the...More

Thank Milky911
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry ... avoid if you expect normal standard of service. Very poor staff and management engagement...eventually left after 40 or so minutes with no sign of our order arriving. Dont plan on eating here during your lunch hour.....you will be very late back to eork

2  Thank rmcnabb2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a bit of a surprise visit. We had hoped to eat at another location nearby but were unable to do so. The menu appeared at first to be a bit beyond my rather plan tastebuds (and also a bit pricey) however I settled...More

Thank BMO123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A busy sat evening in the arch but found us a place at the bar.Great menu the duck was absolutely gorgeous,my partner had the seafood salad which came with a crock of mussels divine she said.dont miss out and the staff solo courteous.

Thank joey864
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you haven’t eaten for hours because the portions are big and extremely good! Spent a week in Mayo and this was our best meal. Chorizo and chilli prawns are to die for and the fillet steak was perfection. Kids offered the usual but...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We didn't have a booking but decided to call on off-chance of getting a table.Seen it was ranked well on TripAdvisor and that when we passed by it looked enticing from the outside. We were seated in a nice area near the bar. Menu is...More

1  Thank DNDL123
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: James Street | Claremorris, Claremorris, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Claremorris
  • Phone Number: +353 94 936 2777
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