Eala Bhán offers a menu that lives and breathes right along with its seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. All of the local seafood is hand-selected and artistically prepared to perfection. All of the steak cuts stand tall with the superb flavour of aged beef that is cooked to your liking.
Lucinda O’Sullivan (author of ‘The little black book of great places to stay and eat’) quoted: “Some people just have the knack of getting things right and that can certainly be said of the team behind Eala Bhán. Anthony & Eilish Gray have long since put Trá Bán in Strandhill, Co. Sligo on the culinary map of Ireland."
Eala Bhán is the second restaurant of proprietor and RAI President, Anthony Gray and is located in the heart of Sligo Town. The décor here has a cool urban brasserie bistro feel with dark wood floors, subtle lighting, well-spaced tables, and it is a place in which there is always a buzz.
The food too is classic with a contemporary twist and offers everything you could possibly want; beautifully cooked viands to cracking seafood. The menu favourite is the starter of pan seared scallops, served in a cool contemporary way in a line resting on a bed of spiced carrot puree, tweaked with micro greens and parsnip crisps.
The name Eala Bhán is gaelic for “White Swan”. These beautiful birds can often be seen from the two main windows of the restaurant and often frequent the beautiful stretch of the Garavogue River that runs alongside the restaurant.
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Despite only being open since Nov 2011, Eala Bhán has won numerous prestigious awards including: Best Chef and Best Restaurant Sligo (Irish Restaurant Awards 2013), Best Restaurant Connaught (Good Eating Guide 2013), Lucinda O’ Sullivan 2012 Great Place to Eat, Paolo Tullios Taste of Ireland Award 2012, Best Overall Restaurant (So Sligo Food Festival 2012). Best Place to Eat 2015 on both the John & Sally McKennas' Guides (Best in Ireland and Wild Atlantic Way) and Lucinda O'Sullivan's Ireland - Great Places To Stay & Eat in Ireland guide.