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Brennan's Lane Bar & Restaurant

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Tone Street, Ballina, Ireland
+353 96 74971
Wed - Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 14:00 - 21:30
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A horde of 3 hungry adults and 4 ravenous kids descended on Brennan's Lane on a Saturday afternoon, during a visit to North Mayo. We got the warmest of welcomes and were seated quickly, with the kids getting crayons and coloring sheets to keep them busy. The food we had was excellent, the beautiful Beef sandwich, scrumptious onion rings and... More 

1 Thank Tribesman
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here earlier on Sunday, having eating here once before about a year ago we returned for a bite to eat, service was a little slow but not a deal breaker, food was only ok, beef was tough, you would almost need a steak knife, salmon came with pesto and it completely took over the taste of the fish, not... More 

Thank MaggieDublin2015
Ballina, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Brennans food is class! I've eaten a few times here and every time has been spot on! Staff friendly and can have the craic with! Next time out for something to eat in ballina think brennans!!

Thank Gk20
Leeds, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

It's been a while since my last visit here and perhaps I should not leave it's as long next time ! The bar was busy on the night we were there (Dublin V Mayo on the tv) we ate in the restaurant upstairs although they do bar food, We were met by a charming young lady who showed us to... More 

Thank EJI3775
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The food is great here. Don't take my word for it try it out for yourself. I went here with my wife and four children and we were all delighted with the quality of the food! The kids loved it! 4 very clean plates left!

Thank Liam O
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Had a family get together before Christmas and I really have to thank and compliment all the staff for a fantastic night . The food and service from the kitchen was top notch . 20 in my party and not one moan . Also waiting staff were brilliant and so courteous and not forgetting bar staff downstairs afterwards , also... More 

Thank foodtrex
Maynooth, Ireland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Myself, my husband and 2 kids popped into Brennans for a late lunch. Had never been before but had heard good things. Well, I am so glad to have found it - we all loved everything about it. The bar was quiet as it was only 3pm but its SO cosy! Upstairs the restaurant was very impressive, and the food... More 

2 Thank ciaralee74
Northwood, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Been there with my boyfriend,I had the Thai curry yum I actually think I could eat it every day.. He had the burger..really like it, couldn't finish it.. No room for desserts.. Next time.. Service really good not to formal.. See you all soon..

1 Thank 1982food
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Good food and service. A drink downstairs first is nice. Hopefully this restaurant will continue to provide a nice eating atmosphere well into the future.

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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Personally, I think this is one of the best places in Ballina to eat. They have an extensive menu with dishes to suit all tastes, including many gluten free options. The service could not be faulted, very friendly and efficient. Our table ordered both fish and meat options and each was a tasty as the other. My bug bear in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 43
Irish, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
14:00 - 21:30
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
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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