Fiona & Robert Byrne
3 O'Connell Avenue, Limerick City,
Telephone: +353 (0)61 316 949
The gastro pub has taken Ireland by storm these last few years, marrying really well prepared and sourced foods with the relaxed atmosphere of a pub setting. Bobby Byrne’s ...
How to get there
Located on the corner of O'Connell Avenue and Wolfe Tone Street in the heart of Limerick City.
Good to know
Monday – Thursday: 8.30am – 11.30pm
Friday: 8.30am – 12.30am
Saturday: 9.30am –12.30am
Sunday: 12 noon to 11.30pm
Gastro Pub, Irish, Tapas
A La Carte:
€10 - €24
Special offers run daily
Carvery 12pm - 4pm
Private Dining Facilities:
About The Restaurant
The gastro pub has taken Ireland by storm these last few years, marrying really well prepared and sourced foods with the relaxed atmosphere of a pub setting. Bobby Byrne’s in Limerick City is a perfect example of this.
It was first established in 1963 and quickly made a name for itself as a great local pub that was well known for its support of the local sporting endeavors, particularly rugby. Now in the second generation of the Byrne Family, this wonderful pub cum restaurant has gone through major re-developments and refurbishments in recent years keeping it in pace with the modern day, and adding a top notch kitchen and beer garden, without losing any of the warmth or authenticity which have made it such a popular place over the years.
On my visit to Bobby Byrne’s, starters included Bobby’s homemade soup of the day as well as their homemade seafood chowder. Brendan decided to try their Warm Cajun chicken salad, which was a fillet with smoked crispy bacon served on a bed of mixed leaves, sun dried tomatoes, croutons and parmesan shavings drizzled with a creamy garlic dressing. I, on the other hand, went for the old fave of smoked salmon, thinly sliced, on brown bread with a side salad and pickled cucumber, which was very nicely presented and tasted great.
For the mains, there was lots to choose from such as a seafood pasta bake of cod, hake, smoked coley, salmon and prawns cooked in a creamy white wine sauce with penne pasta topped with a herb and parmesan crumb; a peppered ½ pound pork chop was being served on an apple salsa with wholegrain mustard and honey sauce; not to mention their ‘Best Ever Fish & Chips’ in homemade beer batter, served with mushy peas, chips and homemade tartar sauce. I decided to try Bobby’s ultimate beef burger; a half-pound, topped with melted cheddar cheese, served with crispy onion rings, Bobby’s special burger sauce, a mixed salad and chips. Delicious! Brendan opted instead for their crunchy chicken strips served in a lightly spiced crunchy buttermilk batter with curry mayonnaise, chips and a salad.
Although we were almost fit to burst already, we couldn’t resist a little bit of dessert. That evening, they had a cheesecake of the day with a fruit coulis which sounded really good, and the same was true of Bobby’s Bushmill trifle, but, as soon as I saw a Bailys truffle cake on the menu, my mind was made up. It was divine. Himself chose their house crumble served warm with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and was absolutely delighted by the plate put in front of him.
Bobby Byrne's is really a great spot for dinner, or at anytime of day for that matter. They do great breakfasts six days a week, and if you decide to stop in for lunch, they have a really good tapas menu as well.
Bobby Byrne's is a Limerick legend. Missing it, would be missing out!