A couple of unexpected months off for Ocean Sands Hotel Sligo has led to many changes in the way we work. We have also had the opportunity to complete some improvements to the hotels in-house bar and restaurant, formerly called Onyx. We have refurbished and rebranded the restaurant, which is now called The Ocean Bar & Restaurant. We have made changes to the way we look and the way our guests and customers experience dining, but one thing that has not changed is the excellent food, quality and service that each of our guests can enjoy on every visit. It’s perfect for your Wild Atlantic Way Staycation.

Our New Look

We have undergone a full refurbishment, making us a contemporary, modern restaurant with a subtle nautical theme, matching our new name and the wonderful views of the ocean that remain. We have completed the renovation in a traditional style using brick and solid oak, rich sea greys and blue panelling with some modern tiling adding to the warm and inviting feel. We have installed an extensive new lighting scheme with an array of polished and antique brass light fixtures, softened with some silk and glass fittings to complete the look. We have also incorporated beautifully handcrafted boats displayed on the ceiling to tie in with our theme.

Our new seating is a mix of soft seating areas with Irish wool, soft leathers, nautical navy & burnt caramel leather and plush blue velvet with polished brass railings and accessories. We have introduced a raised seating area to take in the magnificent views of the beach and bay, also visible from our Conservatory Glass Deck. The uninterrupted views of the ocean, along with the outstanding dining are aspects of the new restaurant that will stay with you until your next visit. 

Dining in The Ocean Bar & Restaurant

We have followed government guidelines and continue to update our policies to ensure the safety of our staff and guests at all times. Glass dividers of polished brass railings and glass ensures safe, socially distanced dining in all areas of the restaurant and offer a personal, intimate space for your party. We can accommodate your dining needs from intimate, romantic dinners to family or friends get-togethers. For larger parties or celebrations, the restaurant opens up to the refurbished Atlantic Room - a modern private dining room with large windows which seats up to 24 guests. Our staff are highly trained in both hygiene and food safety and are happy to help in any way we can to make your visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Food & Drink in The Ocean Bar & Restaurant

We serve lunch and dinner daily from 12.30 pm in The Ocean Bar & Restaurant. We have updated our menus to reflect the season, combining a selection of classics, like our club sandwich and our delicious soup of the day, to regional favourites like the Killala Bay Seafood Chowder or the Irish Smoked Salmon. 

While every plate that leaves our kitchen does so with passion and pride, dinner has always been the main event here. We love when our guests spend the evening enjoying the surrounding and soaking up our welcoming Ocean Sands atmosphere. Our meals are tried and tested by our team of talented chefs, meaning only the finest food is used to prepare a meal that you won’t forget. Enjoy classics like our Sirloin Steak cooked to perfection, or our signature Ocean Sands 8oz Beef Burger served with Applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese and Kelly’s Black Pudding on a caramelised red onion flour bap with relish, red cabbage slaw & home cut chips. We also have a selection of vegetarian and vegan options and are happy to accommodate any dietary requirement.

After a delicious meal, finish your evening with a nightcap from the bar and watch the sunset over the ocean. We have a full range of beers, wines and spirits and are happy to recommend a drink to suit your taste.  

If you’d like to visit the new and improved Ocean Bar & Restaurant, contact our friendly team today. We are happy to welcome both guests and non-guests, but we ask that you make a reservation where possible to help us plan our night so everyone is happy and comfortable. Book via phone, email or on our website booking system.

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