Quay Street, Sligo,
Telephone: +353 (0)71 914-2969
Sligo is a very busy town traffic wise and if you are not in the know when it comes to where to head for that really delicious bite to eat, or coffee and scone, after you have vi...
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Monday - Saturday
Breakfast 9.00am - 12.00
Lunch 12.30pm - 3.00pm
Snacks 3.00pm - 6.00pm
Cafe Traditional Baking & Modern Irish & European dishes
Number of Covers: 120
Wheelchair Facilities: Yes
Private Dining Facilities:
About The Restaurant
Sligo is a very busy town traffic wise and if you are not in the know when it comes to where to head for that really delicious bite to eat, or coffee and scone, after you have visited Yeat’s grave, or just been simply shopping, well let me tell you, Lyons Café at the eponymously named Department Store is the place to head for. I was put in the know by my son’s girlfriend who is from Sligo. Any trip for her and her mum, and they are avid shoppers, is not complete without the looked forward hour at Lyons Café for lunch or coffee and cakes. Lyons in itself is a piece of history retaining its old world charm and features and the Café is a real star with a wonderful window, wooden floor and bentwood chairs.
Gary Stafford is the man at the helm at Lyons Café and he has also recently opened at The Model Art Gallery in the town. They are very focused on sourcing local and seasonal produce so the menu changes daily and is displayed on chalk boards. They are also very conscious nowadays of meeting the demand for healthy, low fat, gluten free options and they have an extensive salad bar again using locally grown produce which information is also conveyed to the customer.
You can kick off the day here very well too with their freshly cooked breakfasts using sausages and bacon from a local craft butcher and eggs from Woodville Farm. They also offer a vegetarian alternative. Lovely brown soda bread and scones are from their own in-house bakery where they also produce all of their own pastries, tarts, pies, and scrumptious cakes using only the best of natural ingredients with no additives. They do a fantastic raspberry bakewell, black cherry cake, mixed berry and mango crumble – oh and my favourite pear tart.
At lunchtime the menu is wide and varying including a carvery, vegetarian options and other daily specials. There is always an option for coeliacs, including gluten free soup. Everyone loves their lamb and pine nut burgers with feta cheese, and their slow braised pork belly with oney soy sauce. They also do a very tasty oriental lamb ragout and a great Indian lamb curry with raita and chutney – lamb is one of my favourite meats. Look out too for hearty Bee Bourguignonne or fresh salmon and cod fillet gratin with potato rosti crust. There are also lots of salads and innovative sides – it might be German potato salad, or penne pasta with chilli coriander sausage, roasted peppers and sweet chilli. Leave room too for those great desserts – the pear and almond tart that I love so much, the apple and cinnamon crumble crunch, and the triple chocolate fudge brownie.
By the way, the have a great range of food for parties and events, from canapes, to main dishes to desserts and cakes.
This is fresh food with flavour. Enjoy.
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