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“Great pub food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Helm Restaurant

The Helm Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 88 Restaurants in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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107 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great pub food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

We were staying in Westport for one night and met some friends here for the evening. Really good pub food with great local oysters as a starter and a steak main with loads of fresh veg and chips as a side.

Definitely reccommend for anyone looking for good pub food in the area.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Westport, Mayo, Ireland
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent pub grub in Westport”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

My family and I enjoyed a fantastic lunchtime meal here midweek a few days ago.

My wife, parents and I all ordered different food items, but it all arrived at the same time. Lovingly cooked and large portions. A special kids bowl of soupy mash was also provided for my toddler daughter: she loved it too!

Service was slow at the beginning, but all of a sudden extra staff arrived as the dining area filled up.

This is the third time I have eaten here and the food is consistently good. Freshly made with a homecooked taste and an extensive menu specialising in fish - the highlight was my Dad enjoying his fresh seafood starter with crab meat. Delightfully prepared and tasty!

A highly recommended eaterie down on Westport Quay.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Neil T
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice Pub - Great menu and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Nice environment for lunch, dinner or bar side for snacks and beverages. Menu was good, food good, and service very good.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank JeanV22
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

We arrived a little early and our table was not quite ready, but we sat in the busy bar to wait. The host came over a couple of times to make sure that we were ok. It was busy even though it was a Wednesday night, which to me speaks volumes. There was plenty of choice of food, which was delicious. The service was really good. I would suggest that you book a table when you want to visit. I would love to go back again.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Hannah D
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Louisburgh, Ireland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food, Atrocious Customer Management”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

A Family Birthday - 2 adults and 2 children (11/13). The food was excellent but staff (especially the manager) are so focused on rushing you out that it spoilt the whole night. We booked because of a special occasion but won´t be back. We had a seven course dinner. All was fine until I asked for the bill as we werre about to leave when the Manager (very inexperienced) asked us to leave the restaurant while he sorted it because it was ´late´ - it was only 20 minutes past eight - but the Manager said we only had an allotted time of two hours (which we were never told when we booked!). He had already bundled two other tables out of the restaurant to the bar and the whole place was clearly overbooked and it was clear all evening that they were rushing everyone out as fast as possible with no interest in Customer Satisfaction. It really spoilt the night. Shame because the food is great. Go somewhere else unless a stags or a hens night...

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank Gerard W
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