Probably the Finest Fresh Seafood Restaurant west of Galway: “Seafood is Our Speciality”!


We pride ourselves on the freshness of our locally sourced ingredients. Fish fresh from the pier, locally reared meats and speciality foods from Connemara and the surrounding Irish countryside

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Be it a coffee and delicious pastry, a light lunch or a full, fine dining experience, Off The Square Restaurant has something for you. Check out our menus and tantalise your taste buds.

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From an intimate meal for two all the way up to parties and functions, Off The Square Restaurant can accommodate you. And with special offers and deals, there's no need to break the bank!

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Off The Square is one of Clifden’s most popular venues for celebrations large and small, from an intimate Anniversary dinner to Communions, Confirmations, Graduations and Birthdays.

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We are glad to invite you!To where the land meets the sea...

"Bordered on one side by the majestic Twelve Bens mountains and on the other by the Atlantic Ocean, Connemara is one of the most unspoiled of all Ireland’s natural regions. Only an hour and thirty minutes drive from the bustling city of Galway lies Clifden, the ‘capital of Connemara’."

It is here that P.J. and Maureen Heffernan welcome you to the spacious Off The Square Restaurant, probably the finest seafood restaurant in Clifden.

Browse our website and if you have any comments or questions whatsoever, please feel free to contact us.

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You must try it!
maybe one of the Best!! Really nice staff, ask for anything. A very Good meal is always on the cards here

Fergal M (Clonmel)

A Lovely Surprise
Gorgeous tasty food served by very friendly engaged staff. I have been celebrating my birthday for a week so simply ordered fish/ n chips. What a treat! The batter was nearly as fine as filo pastry. The cod was exquisite- obviously very very fresh! My husband had the scallops - fabulous. Will be back.

Anne S (UK)

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Set Yourself Up For The Day!
A hearty breakfast is the best way to set yourself up for exploring all that Connemara offers, and at Off The Square we have an extensive Breakfast Menu with something for everyone. Enjoy a traditional Full Irish Breakfast served with choice of tea or coffee and Irish soda bread.

Fresh From The Farm
Connemara Lamb is raised on our hillsides and bogs, and is famed throughout Ireland. It is the main ingredient in our hearty Irish Stew. Locally-raised Irish beef makes for succulent sirloins served with fresh vegetables.
Top off your meal with a homemade dessert and our
Irish Coffee

The Taste Of The Sea
Connemara is blessed with some of the finest fish and shellfish you can find anywhere. Our Atlantic coast provides fresh Lobster, Scallops, Crab, and flatfish from John Dory and Monkfish to Sole and Salmon.

Lighter Bites
Off The Square’s Lunch Menu offers delicious meals from a simple sandwich or creamy Atlantic Seafood Chowder to freshly-caught fish or Irish Stew. Succulent, sweet Crab Claws from Cleggan are cooked in garlic butter, and locally smoked Salmon is served with yummy Irish soda bread.