Alfresco Dining in the Boyne Valley this summer

Alfresco Dining in the Boyne Valley this summer

Date: 10/08/2022

The sun has come out and we are all enjoying the good weather this August. When you are planning your visit to the Boyne Valley, be sure to stop by one of our many bars and restaurants for some amazing food, good drinks and famous hospitality. Many of them offer outside dining with beautiful views around the Boyne Valley. Here are our top destinations.

The Donkey Shed at Newbarn Farm

The Donkey Shed
 A great restaurant to visit at any time of the year. Their outside dining overlooks their farm shop and farm. Located in a tastefully converted barn, which used to be the home of their donkeys, the restaurant serves delicious breakfasts, gourmet sandwiches, mouth-watering main courses and scrumptious desserts created by Chef Lee and his kitchen team to showcase the best and freshest local ingredients.

Bective Tea Rooms

The newly opened Bective Tea rooms is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, brunch or a late lunch in the Boyne Valley. Enjoy their newly developed 3.5 kilometre woodland walk that is open to Restaurant/Cafe Customers and guests staying in the estate. 

Eureka House

Eureka House Kells
A unique spot in the heart of the heritage town of Kells. Eureka House was once a school in the town but now serves a delicious range breakfasts, lunches, cakes, bakes and treats with tasty teas and barista-style coffees. Their outside dining area hosts beautiful views across the grounds of the former school.

Brambles at Oldbridge House

Brambles restaurant has a wonderful location in the Tea Pavilion at Oldbridge house. The glazed wall of the café offers un-interrupted views of the wonderful Victorian and Octagonal gardens. Decking and contemporary seating outside allows for a relaxed environment in which to enjoy your refreshments on a good day! 

The Courtyard at the Lawrence

The Courtyard at the Lawrence
 The Courtyard at the Lawrence Hotel in Athboy offers comfortable outside dining in the heart of the Boyne Valley. Enjoy their locally sourced menu with the old style courtyard as your backdrop. 

The Village Hotel

Enjoy your food alfresco at the Village Hotel this summer. Their covered outside dining area is the perfect spot to enjoy a spot of lunch or dinner beside the sea! 

The Royal Meath

The Royal Meath
This famous Navan pub has the perfect outside dining area in the lane beside the bar where you can enjoy their yummy pizzas or a cheese board. 

The Snail Box Restaurant
Known for its outstanding food and service with the most amazing views of the surrounding countryside. The snailbox restaurant is situated just outside Ashbourne. Don’t forget to pop inside and have a look at their collection of baseball caps.

Tribe Restaurant
Based in an old church in Duleek, Tribe restaurant also boasts a beautiful outside dining area with views of the historical site surrounding it.

Bellinter House

Bellinter House
A magnificent 18th century Georgian house, located in the heart of the Boyne Valley, less than 5 minutes of the M3 and under 30 minutes from Dublin City centre and Dublin airport. This summer, Bellinter House welcomes you to their outside dining area for their Drawing Room menu and their Boyne Valley ala carte menu. Lunch is from 12-2.30 and dinner from 6-9pm.

City North Hotel
Spacious, well equipped and seriously stylish. The good folk at City North Hotel offer the Delvin Terrace for alfresco dining. During your visit why not discover their Fairy Garden for the little ones to play in beside the terrace. 


The Ardboyne Hotel

Ardboyne Hotel
Enjoy outside dining at the Ardboyne Hotel where they serve their gastro menu 7 days a week. 


The Castle Arch Hotel
Enjoy the famous gastro menu from the Castle Arch hotel in their outside dining area to the front of the hotel. 


The Newgrange Hotel

Newgrange Hotel

The outdoor dining area of the Newgrange Hotel offers an intimate corner in the centre of Navan town to enjoy the sun and their beautiful gastro menu 7 days a week.


Knightsbrook Hotel

The Terrace Lounge and Rooftop Terrace both offer beautiful outside dining at Knightsbrook hotel. Both areas have uninterrupted views of the golf course. 


Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa

Dunboyne Castle_outdoor dining

The Outdoor Terrace at Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa is the perfect location for some socialising and al fresco dinning with friends and family and to bask in the summer sun. 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.


Peters Pub Dunshaughlin
At Peters Pub, food is served all day in the bar and the restaurant is open from early evening providing varied dishes from a choice of menus. Their outside area at the back of the bar is perfect for the summer evenings.

Brabazon at Tankardstown

Brabazon at Tankardstown
Brabazon Restaurant at Tankardstown House offers spectacular outdoor dining on their picturesque and sheltered terrace. 


The Balreask Arms

The Balreask Arms, situated just outside of Navan on the Trim road offers outside dining 7 days a week with a beautiful menu.


The Crossguns Gastro pub

The Cross Guns

The Cross Guns are pulling out all the stops to ensure that their customers have all the benefits of outdoor dining with all the comforts of the indoors. Their outdoor terrace is framed by the scent of beautiful lavender.

Henry’s in the Garden at the Glenside Hotel
Henrys at the Glenside offer covered and heated all weather outdoor dining. Their beautiful menu can be enjoyed overlooking their perfectly manicured gardens.

The Hamlet Court Hotel

Hamlet Court Hotel

With a tradition of hospitality, the Hamlet Court Hotel and O’Neill family are renowned for a warm welcome and personal service. With this strong tradition they are committed to the personal touch that only a family operated hotel can deliver. They offer outside dining when the sun shines!


The Lime Kiln Restaurant

The Lime Kiln
The award-winning Lime Kiln Gastropub offers comfortable outside dining to the side of the restaurant. Situated just a few kilometres from Bettystown beach- it’s the perfect spot for dinner after a dip! 


Park Rí destination stop and food court

The Cook of Kells Al Fresco allow customers to enjoy Park Rí and its surroundings, while enjoying their choice from the specially selected menu. They have a full alcohol licence offering a wide range of wines, beers, spirits, cocktails and much more. 

Slane Castle and Rock Farm

Rock Farm Slane
 The  Slane Castle food truck - "The Silver Fox" is open Thursdays to Sundays from 10am to 4.30pm. Dine in style in the Courtyard of the Castle. Visit the Farmers
Market at Rock Farm Slane every Thursday from 11am to 4pm for the ultimate "farm-to-fork" outdoor dining experience! 


Sonairte Café

The Sonairte Café offers a delicious range of vegetarian and vegan meals and treats in the beautiful surrounds of Sonairte Eco Centre and Gardens. 

The Central Bar and Restaurant Navan 

The Central
This busy bar and restaurant in the centre of Navan offers several outdoor areas to enjoy their epic food and drinks menu. 


The Bective Kells

A newly opened roof Terrace at the Bective in Kells will make you think you are in Spain rather than Kells. This popular restaurant also offers outside dining in their ground floor garden.


The Stockhouse Restaurant

The Stockhouse Restaurant
The Stockhouse Restaurant offers outside dining in 'Penny Lane '. Heaters and windbreakers will be provided, as well as their usual delicious food and superior service.


Brogans of Trim

Enjoy a great atmosphere and a great menu at Brogans this summer. Their outside dining area is open 7 days a week in the good weather.


The Headfort Arms Hotel

The Headfort Arms Hotel
Enjoy dining alfresco at the front of this beautiful hotel in the centre of Kells town. Or enjoy their garden grill (open Sunday 1-8pm) when the sun shines offering wood fired pizza, easy tunes and summer cocktails as well as family options.


The Glyde Inn Anngassan
One of the best views in the Boyne Valley awaits you at the Glyde Inn. A place of sandy beach, deep blue sea and distant granite mountains, all culminating in a quiet, friendly atmosphere that surpasses expectations.


The Barista Café at Trim Castle Hotel
Serving sweet treats and lunch 7 days a week, the Barista Café is the perfect place to meet up for a coffee and a catch up this August. Their outside dining area is the perfect way to catch some rays while enjoying your food.


Limetree Coffee Shop at Loughcrew Estate

Loughcrew Coffee Shop
The Limetree Coffee Shop has the perfect location looking over the Gardens at Loughcrew estate. Sit and sip an excellent coffee and delicious cake while watching the kids play outside.


Maguires at the Hill of Tara

Open 7 days a week and the perfect spot for some dining alfresco after your walk around the Hill of Tara. Choose from their cosy outside dining area towards the back of the restaurant or go people spotting on “the wall” outside.


Sage and Stone

Sage and Stone

Sage&Stone is an award-winning family-owned restaurant serving great tasting hearty food using the best of local ingredients. Their outside dining area in located in the heart of the business and a perfect place to enjoy some great local food.


The Station House Hotel
Enjoy luxury dining alfresco at the Platform or Garden Terrace at the Station House Hotel. There’s a seasonal bar menu on offer throughout the day and an excellent selection of beers, wines, and whiskeys, not to mention their favourite gin collection.


The Boyne Valley is up there with the best foodie destinations in Ireland, and this summer we will be spoiled for choice with where to dine outside. 
For more information on the best food offering in our area visit Boyne Valley Flavours here

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