Eating Out

The local area, including nearby Navan, has many fine restaurants, cafes and pubs which cater for all needs and tastes whether eating during the day or night.

We are fortunate in Meath to have The Boyne Valley Flavours, a group of artisan food producers who are passionate about the food they produce. They supply most of the local restaurants and this ensures that you, the visitor, are guaranteed a quality approved dining experience. Look for the symbol  on the menus and you'll be supporting the Boyne Valley producers.

O'Briens Good Food and Wine

(Johnstown 3 Miles). Winner of the Leinster (regional) best new restaurant of the year in 2006, O'Briens manages to combine excellent food within the ambient surroundings of a lively pub. Member of the Meath Good Food Circle. Fish a speciality. Traditional music also. Function room available.
For reservations contact 046 9020555

Bellinter House Hotel and Preston's Restaurant

Preston's restaurant which has recently been refurbished, serves contemporary food in a recently restored country house setting. Quirky and fun and good for lunch or dinner

Contact 046 9030900 for reservations.


Delicious food in sumptuous surroundings. Excellently located in the heart of Navan town.

For reservations contact 046 9060641.

The Central

(Navan 5 Miles). Set out on several floors with different bar and restaurant options. Lively atmosphere and often have live music. Excellent steaks, pizza and seafood. Member of Meath Good Food Circle. Trad sessions every Sunday. Great for coffee, lunch and evening meals.
For reservations please contact 046 9027999

Checkov's Cafe

Excellent food and coffee. Perfect for breakfast or lunch.

Trimgate Street Navan.

Room 8

Small but boutique restaurant on Watergate Street in Navan.

Great for breakfast,  lunch or dinner. But not just any breakfast, lunch or dinner! 

Crystal Cafe

Watergate street Navan. Cafe by day but at the weekends this turns in to an amazing Tapas style restuarant.


Railway street Navan. Excellent restaurant serving an excellent of meat, fish and pasta dishes.


Something for everyone…
from traditional European and Mediterranean favourites to exotic spicy Eastern dishes.

Locally sourced ingredients cooked fresh to order by experienced chefs will leave you wanting more. 

Ode Cafe

Located in the old ACC bank building in Market Square in Navan. This is a lovely gift/interiors shop with a cafe at the back.

Earl's Kitchen

Cornmarket Navan. Excellent cafe serving hot and cold food as well as take way dishes and delicious cakes and breads.

Franzini O'Briens

(Trim 10 miles). Beautiful setting overlooked by Trim Castle and beside the river Boyne, this restaurant has won a Georgina Campbell Award.
For reservations contact 046 9431002

The Hill of Tara

(Tara 3 miles). Excellent coffee shop and restaurant. All home made fare. Good craft shop too.

Thai Orchid

(Navan 5 miles) Excellent Thai cuisine in a very central location. Sumptuous decor.

China Gardens

(Navan 5 Miles). Excellent Chinese food.

Bective Tea Rooms

Beautiful modern, snazzy Café with immaculate gardens and eye-catching surroundings. A fitting place if you fancy sitting back and relaxing with a good cup of coffee. You can enjoy our fabulous Bective Blend Coffee or a cup of tea while indulging yourself to a delicious feast of exquisite freshly baked confectionary or a full breakfast or light brunch with a glass of wine or Prosecco to tantalise your palate.


House blend coffee & iced coffee. Daily selection of locally baked fresh pastries and scones. Hand made sandwiches, waffles, ice cream, and more


Royal Tara Restaurant

Royal Tara Golf Club's 90 seater restaurant offers phonomenal views of the course and outstanding Irish cuisine, with a Mediterranean twist. Open daily from 9.30am until late, with carvery on Sundays. Tel. (046) 902 5508

Indian Cuisine

If you are looking for some Indian food, you are in for a treat with several restaurants at our doorstep. Ashbourne has the award winning Cinnamon Garden, Navan has 3 indian restaurants of excellent quality, as well as Trim, Dunboyne and Enfield. 

Inside Out

New to Slane. Excellent modern cuisine. Probably best to book as it gets very busy. Open from 12pm daily (except Monday and Tuesday when it is closed).
Tel (041) 988 4629


Dunboyne. Excellent lifestyle store offering an amazing range of crafts and gifts, plants, household items and many food offerings

There are also many pubs that serve excellent food and have traditional music.