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Alfresco Dining in the Boyne Valley 2024

Date: 07/05/2024

Alfresco Dining in the Boyne Valley 2024

The Boyne Valley, in County Meath and South County Louth, is a region renowned for its rich history, verdant countryside, and culinary delights. As our weather improves, alfresco dining emerges as a delightful way to experience the region's charm while indulging in its gastronomic treasures. From quaint village cafes to bustling eateries, the Boyne Valley offers an array of alfresco dining experiences that promise to tantalise the senses and nourish the soul. Here are our top spots to enjoy Alfresco Dining in the Boyne Valley.

79 West Street


Enjoy your lunch or dinner Alfresco this summer in the heart of Drogheda at 79 West Street. Find out more here.

Bective Tea Rooms

Relax in the stunning countryside surrounding Bective Tea Rooms this summer. Enjoy Breakfast or Lunch on their terrace and afterwards, take a walk around the nature trail onsite. Find out more here.

Brabazon at Tankardstown House



Guests can dine on the terrace in Summer at Brabazon Restaurant. With recent accolades including 2AA Rosettes and RAI’s Best Hotel Restaurant in Meath and Best Chef in Meath, Brabazon Restaurant, offers diners a feast for the eyes and the palate. Find out more here.

Brambles at Oldbridge House

Decking and contemporary outdoor seating allows for a relaxed environment in which to enjoy your refreshments at Brambles café in Oldbridge House this summer. Enjoy your breakfast or lunch while admiring the beautiful Oldbridge House walled gardens.

Newgrange Hotel

Newgrange Hotel

Enjoy Breakfast, lunch or dinner in the Newgrange Hotels outside dining area in Navan. Find out more here.

Brogans of Trim

Enjoy the sun and all the amazing menus on offer in Brogans Bar in Trim this Summer. Their funky beer garden provides the perfect spot to relax and soak up the atmosphere. Find out more here.

Coffee Works

coffee works


Grab a coffee and a treat and go people watching at Coffee Works in Trim. Their outdoor seating is the perfect way to enjoy the sunshine this summer! Find out more here.

Castle Arch Hotel

If you're looking to dine al fresco or to sip a cocktail or two, our newly refurbished outdoor dining area is the perfect location for you to catch up with friends or family. Find out more here.

Eureka House

eureka hse

Eureka House in Kells is the perfect location to unwind and relax. Located within lush parklands, their unique spot in the heart of the heritage town of Kells makes it the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast or lunch Al Fresco! Find out more here.

Harvest Home Bakery

Serving freshly baked goods and coffees with a smile! Their outdoor seating is the perfect way to enjoy a bite to eat while watching the world go by. Find out more here.

Glenside Hotel


At the Glenside Hotel, The Garden Lounge & Grill is open for evening bar food for residents 7 days per week. This comfortable space offers access to the beautifully landscaped gardens. Find out more here.

Ardboyne Hotel

If you're looking to dine al fresco or to sip a cocktail or two, the newly refurbished outdoor dining area is the perfect location for you to catch up with friends or family at the Ardboyne Hotel. Find out more here. 


Jacks Bar and Restaurant

Jacks Restaurant Garden is the place to be on a sunny day. Serving a delicious brunch and dinner menu, Tuesday to Sunday. Find out more here.

Maguires Café

Maguire's gift

Work up an appetite after a walk at the Hill of Tara and indulge in the menu at Maguires Café. It features some of the best local Irish food produce, all hand prepared and cooked on site. We have a full wine and beer licence too with plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy. Find out more here.

Med Street Food

The ultimate treat with views of the Yellow Steeple in Trim. Med street food is located at the back of the Bounty Bar in Trim and has both indoor and outdoor seating available to enjoy their delicious menu! Find out more here.

Park Rí Kells

park ri

Relax and refuel at Park Rí food court in their heating outdoor dining area. Choose from the Kells Kitchen, Cook of Kells, Supermac’s, Kanoodle, and more and enjoy it all in the sunshine this summer at Park Rí. Find out more here.

Peters Pub Dunshaughlin

Peters Pub in Dunshaughlin has a beautiful outdoor area serving food 7 days a week. Dine under the twinkling lights and enjoy the sunshine in peace. Find out more here.

Platter By Lu

platter by lu

Platter by Lu is a warm, welcoming cafe with a French influence and calm atmosphere. It is also home to an artisan pantry shop, stocked with beautiful cheeses, charcuterie and other goodies. PlatterByLu offers some outdoor, dog-friendly seating. Find out more here.

Knightsbrook Hotel

Offering some of the best views in the area, the roof terrace at Knightsbrook Hotel is the ideal spot on which to enjoy special events. Host your next corporate event, dinner party, or family gathering, on the terrace and experience Knightsbrook hospitality at its finest! Find out more here.

Sage and Stone

Sage and Stone

Situated just outside Duleek, Sage and Stone have a beautiful outdoor covered terrace where they welcome people who have dogs with them. Their full menu is available here. Find out more here.



A trip to the café at Sheridans Cheesmongers will always leave you feeling happy. They have an outdoor area where you can enjoy your breakfast or lunch in the sunshine. Find out more here.

Sonairte Café

Sonairte Cafe


Sonairte Café is normally open all weekend, serving delicious vegetarian and vegan meals, snacks and hot drinks in the peaceful countryside setting of Sonairte Eco Centre. Outside dining is available weather permitting. Find out more here.

Stockhouse Restaurant

Enjoy the beautiful menu of the Stockhouse Restaurant Alfresco this summer in Trim. Just ask for an outside table when making your reservation! Find out more here.

City North Hotel

City North

Dine alfresco at City North Hotel this summer and enjoy their delicious menus as well as their afternoon tea menu in their outdoor terrace. Find out more here.

The Central

The Terrace bar at the Central is an outdoor dining and drinking area, perfect for unwinding after work or catching up with friends. The area also features several gas heaters and blankets for those who enjoy relaxing under the stars all year round. Find out more here.

The Donkey Shed Restaurant

donkey shed

The Donkey shed restaurant offers a large patio area, perfect for alfresco dining on warm sunny days. Find out more here.

The Glyde Inn

Boasting one of the most scenic outside dining areas in Ireland, with stunning views of Dundalk Bay and the Mountains of Mourne the Glyge Inn Annagassan is worth a visit this summer. Find out more here.

Dunboyne Castle Hotel

dunboyne castle

The Outdoor Terrace at Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa is the perfect location for some socialising and al fresco dining with friends and family. The outside Terrace enjoys direct sunshine and as the evening begins to fall, the partially covered and heated Terrace is an ideal location to retreat and enjoy a delicious cocktail, a craft beer or a full bodied glass of red wine. There are plenty more options, you just need to ask. Find out more here.

The Kilberry

Choose from the Garden bar or the front seating area at the Kilberry Pub and Kitchen this summer. Perfect for a delicious meal and one of their famous cocktails. Find out more here.

The Station House Hotel

Station House

The beautiful outdoor Terrace at the Station House Hotel is the perfect base to enjoy the fabulous local menus from the platform bar. Or treat yourself to afternoon tea alfresco! Find out more here.

The Snailbox

Enjoy the surrounding countryside of the Snailbox Restaurant on your next trip on a sunny day. The restaurant offers their full menu for outside dining. Find out more here.

The Headfort Arms Hotel

Headfort Arms Hotel

The Garden at the Headfort Arms Hotel in Kells is the perfect destination on a sunny day. The garden opens on specific days throughout the summer months so keep an eye on their social media pages for more. Find out more here.

As you explore the Boyne Valley's culinary landscape, you'll discover that every meal tells a story – a story of tradition, innovation, and the enduring bond between food and culture. So, whether you're sipping wine in a sun-kissed terrace or savouring a picnic by the river, take a moment to appreciate the beauty that surrounds you and the flavours that bring it to life. In the Boyne Valley, alfresco dining is not just a meal; it's an invitation to savour the very essence of Ireland's bountiful countryside. We can’t wait to welcome you.

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