Located in Sligo Town, Eala Bhán is a purveyor of fine Irish dining from locally sourced food.
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Eala Bhán is located in the heart of Sligo Town on a beautiful stretch of the Garavogue River. 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 is classic with a contemporary twist and offers everything you could possibly want. 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. Produce is organic whenever possible, sourced from local suppliers and direct form local producers.
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 they often frequent the Garavogue River that runs alongside the restaurant.
Our sister establishment, also located in the heart of the city, Hooked restaurant Sligo also offers excellent local produce, with a more casual dining experience.
(071) 914 5823
Monday through to Sunday :
Early Bird 5:00pm – 6:15pm
A-La Carte 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday to Saturday :
Lunch / Afternoon Tea 12 – 3:00pm
We are now open for late Sunday Lunch / Afternoon Tea 12 – 4.30pm
Albarino Salterio – Spain
Fresh, Crisp and Elegant White Wine from Rias Baixas in North West Spain. Full of Rich Ripe Fruit of Pear and Peach. Balanced With A Good Acidity and A Nice Long Finish.
Kapuka – New Zealand
Classically Marlborough With Bright fine lime Citrus Notes and Pungent Gooseberry Aromas.
BELLA LUNA Pinot Grigio – Italy
Light, slightly spicy and gently perfumed, showing flavours of fresh peach and lemon with a delicate, nutty finish.
La Chateau Pouilly Fume – France
Pale in Colour with a Fragrant, floral Varietal Aroma. Dry with Grassy notes, classic Loire Acidity and A Minty Aftertaste.
Louis Moreau Chablis – France
The Domaine Louis Moreau Chablis is fruity and vivid, with floral notes and hints of apple and pear. Bright acidity, with minerality and a palate balanced by roundness and finesse.
Chateau De Sancerre – France
Pale Straw colour with Green Highlights, Typical Sauvignon Blanc nose with floral accents and Smokey, flinty nuances. Complex balance of Fruit with Some Fresh Citrus characters and A Crisp Clean Finish.
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Broquel Malbec – Argentina
Deep redalmost violet colour, with good dark forest root aromatics. A good balance of depth and strength with delicate soft tannins with a long finish.
Barramundi Pinot Noir – Australia
Bright red, fresh with red fruits, cherries on the nose, strawberries and raspberries, hints of earthy soil. Soft velvet tannins. Aromas of berries, violet, rhubarb and hints of vanilla.
Borgo Sena Montepulciano – Italy
On the nose there are the typical dried fruit and dark aromatic notes typical of the style. The palette shows some evidence of age with the tannins and fruit silkily well integrated and the fruit showing hints of cherry cola and and dark bramble fruit.
BARON DE BOUTISSE St. Emillion Grand Cru – France
Firm tannins, explosive black cherry wrapped in a subtle vanilla flavour.
Victor Bernard Chateauneuf De Pape – France
A Broad ripe, Jammy Nose followed by a big, Meaty Wine with Concentrated Chunky, Spicy Red Fruits.
Salceda Crianza Rioja – Spain
The Wine is aged for 12 Months in American oak barrels and Spends Several Months resting in bottle. Bright cherry red with spicy notes and plums and fruit aromas. With a Fruit- forward medium-body finish.
As a passionate Sligo native, family man and restauranteur, Anthony’s true love is showcasing local and seasonal produce in an artistic environment.
Anthony is ” THE NORTH WEST’S ULTIMATE FOODIE” and in March 2019 was awarded “LOCAL FOOD HERO” for Sligo & Connaught.
In 2019 Anthony was also awarded a Business ALL STAR award and recognised as a thought leader in the food industry here in Ireland. Since then he has recently in 2021 taken on the exciting new role of Chairman of Sligo Tourism.
He dedicates his time tirelessly to being a champion of Sligo and the Wild Atlantic way, working closely with Failte Ireland to power the local food and tourism revolution in the Northwest.
Having previously held the position of chairman, Anthony is now also on the board of the Sligo Food Trail, which has been energetically and effectively putting the dynamic food culture of the beautiful city of Sligo on the culinary map of Ireland. He is also past President of the Restaurant Association of Ireland.
Anthony is a restaurateur, in his benchmark Eala Bhan fine dining restaurant (recently awarded best seafood venue), as well as his newest addition, Hooked, winner of many awards and recognitions also, the latest being included in the top 100 restaurants in Ireland and winning “ Best Casual Dining” in Connaught.
Anthony would like to continue to inspire others and dedicate time to communicating, globally, the wonderful culture and produce that we have here in the Wild Atlantic Way.
Sligo is a wonderful foodie destination and by working closely with fellow businesses Anthony aims to drive more tourism to the county.
Anthony’s passion for promoting and safeguarding the food industry in the Wild Atlantic Way is further fulfilled through his latest venture ‘Taste of Sligo Food Tours’ a foodie tour of Sligo’s finest food and beverage venues with a tasting variety to suit many demographics. Visitors are also given an insight into the background of the local businesses involved.
Tours are customised for corporate groups, tourists and special occasions offering 2 hours 30 minutes of culinary delight.
Call 071 914 5823 from 12am – 9pm daily, or book online below.