|Location Guide (green letters on map)|
|L||Left off Main St (in/towards Manor Mills)|
|ML||Main St, left side, before Straffan Rd|
|ML+||Main St, left side, past Straffan Rd|
|MR||Main St, right side, before Straffan Rd|
|MR+||Main St, right side, past Straffan Rd|
|N||Near South Campus entrance|
|R||Rathcoffey Rd (Meadowbrook area)|
|S||Straffan Rd, near Main St|
|S+||Straffan Rd, past Celbridge Rd|
Recommended (personal preferences)
|Evening Restaurants (Maynooth)|
|Glenroyal: Saints Bistro||S||Carvery||629-0909|
|Red Torch Ginger||MR+||Thai/Asian||531-0022|
|The Roost||MR||Pub: informal||628-9843|
|(La Brasserie is on Fagan's Lane: turn left before Ulster Bank)|
|Evening Restaurants (near Maynooth)|
|Carton House||Carton Demesne||European||505-2000||4 km|
|*Barberstown Castle||Straffan Rd||European||628-8157||8 km|
|Finnstown Castle Hotel||Lucan||Irish||601-0700||11 km|
Many of the above restaurants are also open at lunchtime. Most Maynooth restaurants serve until about 10pm or so, except pubs which often stop serving meals around 9pm. The Newtown Inn is about a kilometre away on Meadowbrook Road; all other Maynooth restaurants are within two minutes walk of Main Street.
Most of the restaurants listed as "near Maynooth" are a little fancier and more expensive than what is available in Maynooth. Distances are personal guesses, measured from the centre of Maynooth.
|Bagel Factory||L||Bagels, etc.; in Manor Mills|
|Beetroot Healthy Food||MR||Light meals: vegan and vegetarian|
|Café Bon Bon||L||Sweet treats and light meals|
|Chill Downtown||L||Full meals; also open some evenings|
|Coffee Lounge||L||Light meals|
|Coffee Mill||L||Light meals|
|The Duke & Coachman||MR||Pub: informal|
|Elite||MR+||Sandwiches, cakes, and light meals|
|Emma's Place||S||Café; near Super Valu|
|O'Brien's||L||Sandwiches, etc.; in Manor Mills|
|Tesco-The Café||MR++||Light meals; inside Tesco|
|See also places listed under "Evening Restaurants" above.|
|Fast food and takeaways|
|Apache Pizza||L||Take-away: pizza|
|Centra||ML||Supermarket take-away: baguettes, etc.|
|Lan Tania/Taj||MR||Takeaway: Thai/Indian|
|Londis||ML+||Supermarket take-away: wraps, paninis, etc.|
|MaMs||ML+||Take-away: Indian (inside Londis)|
|Maximus||ML||Take-away: chips, burgers, fish, etc.|
|Mizzoni Pizza||ML||Take-away: pizza|
|Pizza Dog||ML||Take-away: pizza, hot dogs|
|Tesco||T||Largest, open 24 hours; 700m|
|*Dunnes||L||Large; 300m (in Manor Mills)|
|*Aldi||L||Mid-sized; 500m (past Manor Mills)|
|*Supervalu||S||Mid-sized; 200m (in Glenroyal Centre)|
|*Lidl||S+||Mid-sized; on left after Esso; 1400m|
|*Centra||S+||Mid-sized; on left after Maxol; 800m|
|Centra||ML||Small convenience store; 100m|
|Londis||ML+||Small convenience store; 100m|
Tesco: large range of products, some good prices; I do not recommend their own-brand items.
Dunnes: large range of products, good prices.
SuperValu: good range of products, good prices.
Lidl: reasonable range, best prices; go for cooked meat, chocolate, bakery!
Aldi: reassonable range, best prices; go for cooked meat!
Centra (Straffan Rd): reasonable range, more expensive; go for deli items!
The choice of supermarkets in Maynooth is extraordinary for a town of its size. Distances are personal guesses, measured from the junction of Straffan Road and Main Street. All these supermarkets are open seven days a week. Tesco is open to midnight every day, Supervalu and Aldi until 9pm or 10pm (depending on day), Dunnes until 7-9pm (depending on day), and most of the others until about 9pm Monday-Saturday, or earlier on Sunday.
|Pubs and Bars|
|Duke & Coachman||MR|
|Newtown Inn||R||Located on Meadowbrook Road|
|Saints||S||The Glenroyal Hotel|
|Wine/alcohol shops ("off-licences")|
All supermarkets have large off-licences.|
For everyday wines, try Dunnes, Aldi, or Lidl.
Tesco has a lot of own-label wines.