If you’re on your way to Doolin or the Cliffs of Moher, be sure to stop by Stonecutters Kitchen. It’s right on the main road between Doolin and the Cliffs, and has some of the freshest and tastiest food I’ve eaten in Ireland. One of my favorite ways to pass a day on holiday in Doolin is to walk from the Rainbow Hostel, past Fisherstreet, uphill to this restaurant, enjoy some soup and tea and dessert while reading or writing, and stroll back downhill.
The owners and staff are very friendly, as is the resident sheepdog, and the views can’t be beat. Their plates and teaware are made by a local potter (who, sadly, has moved out of the country) and are a pleasure to use. Plus, the desserts are absolutely scrumptious. My favorite is their banoffee pie – a wonderful concoction involving caramel, banana, a graham cracker crust (actually made of digestives), and chocolate.
Learn more and make sure to check out their hours (which vary by the season) at http://www.stonecutterskitchen.com/, and keep track of their delectable specials via facebook here. I wish I could stop by for lunch now!