Discover a taste of Navan | Discover Boyne Valley Meath, Ireland

Discover a taste of Navan

Date: 03/07/2024

Nestled in the heart of County Meath, Navan is a vibrant town that offers a delightful blend of historical charm, scenic beauty and modern amenities. 

Navan is also a hidden gem for food enthusiasts.

The culinary scene in this charming town is a testament to the region’s dedication to preserving traditional flavors when embracing innovative gastronomy.

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, exploring Navan’s food offerings is a journey worth taking.
Here are our top spots to visit. 

Bective Tearooms

bective tea rooms

Situated just outside of Navan, Bective Tearooms offers a taste of luxury in its restored gate house on the Bective Estate. The restaurant serves a beautiful breakfast, brunch and lunch menu and offers special “Bective by Night” experiences on certain nights of the year. Find out more here. 

Newgrange Hotel 

Newgrange Hotel

Situated in the heart of Navan, the Newgrange Hotel offers breakfast, lunch and dinner across Rowley’s Bar and The Bridge Restaurant. They also offer a luxurious afternoon tea in their cosy lobby. Find out more here.

Ardboyne Hotel

Ardboyne Hotel

The Ardboyne Hotel is situated just outside Navan on the Dublin Road and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner across the Kells Bar and Hugo’s restaurant. They also offer a delicious afternoon tea in their newly refurbished lobby. Find out more here.

Bellinter House 


Dining at Bellinter House is an experience in itself. Choose from the Drawing room and bar, Preston’s Restaurant or their amazing outdoor dining during the warmer months on the terrace. Find out more here. 

The Central 

The Central

The Central is a large venue in the heart of Navan town centre with an award winning restaurant & cafe, multiple bars and a heated rooftop terrace. The Central is open 7 days & nights with fresh food cooked to order. Find out more here.

The Kilberry Restaurant 


Indulge in a culinary journey in the Kilberry Restaurant, nestled in the heart of Kilberry village, just 5 minutes from Navan. They offer delightful Irish cuisine with a global twist, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Find out more here.

The Royal Meath 

royal meath

The Royal Meath opens from Wednesday to Monday and serves food 6 nights a week from their delicious pizza menu. Find out more here. 


Zucchinis Restaurant

Established in 2005, Zucchini’s is highly renowned by locals and is an award-winning Best Restaurant & Cocktail Bar on the edge of Navan town. It specialises in casual dining and food with a modern twist, using local produce and seasonal ingredients. Owned by a local couple chef Paula McCullagh and front of house Fiona McCullagh. Find out more here.

Whether you’re enjoying a traditional Irish meal, sampling contemporary cuisine or sipping on a delicious cocktail, Navan promises a gastronomic adventure that will leave you craving for more. So the next time you find yourself in County Meath, make sure to take a culinary tour of Navan and savour all the delightful flavors it has to offer. 

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