For some businesses across the length and breadth of the country, they can breathe a sigh of relief as they are allowed to reopen tomorrow, Friday, December 4th. With the prominent theme dominating Irish media this year supporting local, why not continue to show your support for local this weekend. 

    East Clare is home to so many incredible eateries serving delicious grub, all of which comply with the latest Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions. Go on, treat yourself this weekend to a meal inside in a restaurant! With increased demand expected this weekend bookings will be essential. 

    Let’s show our support for some of our favourite local businesses by booking in a meal this weekend. Here are just some of the East Clare restaurants that will be open for sit-in meals this weekend. 

    Pepper’s Pub — a firm favourite

    A pub renowned for its traditional Irish music sessions and delicious food, you will be glad to know they will be reopening on December 4th. While there are no sessions, for the time being, the food being served is as delicious as ever. After a hearty meal, enjoy some of their finest desserts, while enjoying the comfort that comes with this rural country pub. 

      Credit: Pepper’s Pub

      Bookings can be made by giving the team at Peppers a ring on 061 924 322 or send them a message on Facebook

      The Lakeside Hotel options galore

      Opening the doors of their Derg Room Restaurant and O’Hara’s Bar this Friday we guarantee that this weekend is sure to be a massive hit with the locals. Whether you are looking for some pub grub, afternoon tea, festive cocktails, mulled wine, or some of the finer things in life there is something for you to enjoy in the Lakeside Hotel. 

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        Bookings can be made by booking online but be sure to be quick, slots are filling up quick!

        Nuala’s Bar & Restaurant — a hearty choice

        With doors opening from 10am tomorrow, we know that there will be a steady stream of Nuala’s fanatics walking through the doors throughout the weekend. Serving generous and feel-good meals, Nuala’s has to be top on your weekend’s schedule. Enjoy a pint or two in this local establishment, served with a friendly smile! 

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          Bookings can be made by ringing Nuala on 061 921 249

          McNamara’s Bistro Bar — a local gem

          After continuing to serve takeaway meals throughout the restrictions, McNamaras is back doing dine-in meals! With daily specials, the options and quality on offer here make it a firm favourite with the Scarriff locals. They are already inundated with bookings and enquiries so be sure to give them a ring to book! 

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            Call them on 061 921 020 to book a table!

            Cois na hAbhna Bar & Restaurant — for a good feed

            Opening the doors to the wonderful people of Mountshannon once again, if you’re in the locality be sure to make a beeline for the wonderful Cois na hAbhna. Serving delicious pizzas, scrumptious desserts and daily specials there is something for everyone here. Already decorated for the holiday season, a meal here will certainly add a spring to your step.

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              Bookings are bound to fill up fast for the weekend, so be sure to book in quickly on 061 927 881.

              The Half Barrel — for a great experience

              Nestled in Whitegate, this family-run bar and restaurant know how to offer a memorable meal and experience. Currently, The Half Barrel is all lit up in Christmas lights and the owners, Batt and Annette will bring a little bit of magic to your weekend. You can expect incredible service, delicious food and the warmest of welcomes back to the much-loved establishment.

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                We strongly urge you to book in advance by giving them a ring on 061 927 477.

                Ponte Vecchio — for a slice of Italy

                Bringing Italy to East Clare, Ponte Vecchio is back serving mouthwatering and handmade pizzas. Whether you’re after a veggie pizza, one topped with prosciutto or a classical Italian margherita Ponte Vecchio has your covered. Pair this with a glass of delicious red wine and you will have your evening sorted.

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                  The Power House — now serving food

                  For the first time, this Tulla based establishment is serving food! Renowned for serving the finest of creamy pints, we are excited to see how their first weekend back goes. No doubt Powers will bring a hive of excitement to Tulla.

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                    The Snug Café Wine Bar — for exceptional pizza and tapas

                    Having continued to operate through takeaways, the Snug is glad to reopen their doors for dine-in service this weekend! They are busy whipping up delicious pizzas and mouthwatering tapas that are served with exquisite wine. So whether you’re going for a date with a loved one, or out with family the Snug will have you covered. Don’t be disappointed, so book in quick!

                      Credit: The Snug Café and Wine Bar

                      Bookings can be made by ringing them on 061 926 826.

                      Showing support for our local restaurants is one of the best presents to give this holiday season. With restaurants having lost out on much-needed business over the last few months. Let’s show our support for their first weekend back!  

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