At the Royal Irish Yacht Club we take great pride in the reputation we have earned for our excellent food and service standards. With local fresh produce, sourced daily, from quality certified suppliers; our Dining Room and Bar menus embody the best of modern Irish dining.


With tall sash windows overlooking the beautiful setting of the Harbour, the Dining Room has long been considered one of the most elegant Club Dining Rooms in the country. The room has capacity to host up to 90 guests. 
Pre-dinner drinks may be enjoyed in our relaxing Drawing Room or on the Terrace. 
Our chefs present dishes that are traditional in creation but contemporary in delivery with impeccable service. To complement our cuisine, guests may enjoy a world-class wine list, including rare wines and wines from small wine producers. 


The Bar Menu can be served in the Drawing room, Members Bar, Bar and on the Terrace when the weather allows. The lovely ambience of our Club presents you with the chance to sit and chat with fellow Members, meet some new people and enjoy hearty fare and casual dining at its very best. 

Our Bar Food menu is served from 12 noon Tuesday to Saturday. Breakfast is available each Saturday morning from 10:00 hrs until 12:00 noon and from 10:30 hrs until 13.00 hrs each Sunday. Advanced booking is generally not required for Bar Food, but if you have special requirements or would like to eat after 16.00 hrs, we would ask that you notify us. See our menus and booking below.

Dining Times

Monday - No food or bar service
Tuesday to Friday 12 - 9 pm
Saturday 10.00 - 9 pm
Sunday 10.30 - 2.45 pm
Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 11.30 pm
Friday 10am to 00.30 am
Saturday 9.30am to 00.30 am
Sunday 10am to 8pm

Bank holiday/Public holiday times will vary. Watch out for ENews updates.

Our Menus

Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm

Tuesday to Friday from 12.30pm

served Saturday & Sunday from 10am

Tuesday to Saturday from 6.30pm

from 10am Tuesday to Sunday
Celebrate with a Cocktail!

Dress Code

Dining Room

Jacket required, tie not required, polo neck replacing the collared shirt (if preferred).
No jeans, sneakers, or tee shirts. More formal dress of jacket and tie is encouraged at the weekends for gentlemen.

Sunday Lunch - Dining Room To encourage family dining the dress code has been relaxed to smart casual.   

Drawing Room

Neat, tidy and clean casual clothes to be worn at all times.
For greater clarity the following is not acceptable: Track suits, working clothes or boots, torn or wet clothes.
Also no shorts or sailing boots allowed except on Regatta or event Days.


Main Bar

Neat, tidy and clean casual clothes to be worn at all times
For greater clarity the following is not acceptable: Track suits, working clothes or boots, torn or wet clothes.



Overcoats, anoraks, cycling gear and helmets / head gear should be removed and either left in the changing rooms or on the coat racks in the hall.

The dress code for special functions may be different to the above and should be specified prior to the event.
It is the responsibility of members to advise their guests of the Club’s dress code and Rules & Regulations when visiting the Club. Should a member be alerted to a dress code infringement by a member of staff it is to be expected that their response will be sympathetic and conducive to correcting the infringement.


Our Wine Committee carefully hand picks each wine on the list for member’s enjoyment. The club also invests in buying fine wines ‘En Primeur’. These wines are laid down and placed on the wine list only when they are ready for consumption. The practice of buying wine ‘En Primeur’ allows members and their guests to drink the finest wines at prices that cannot be matched in other establishments, view our dedicated Wine Page, where you can view the Wine List. 


Members, you can make an online reservation for the Dining Room or any of our regular dining or Club events on the Calendar in the Members' area.
You can contact the Catering Office where one of the team will be available to help you or, if required, organise private dining in one of the other club rooms.


Details of our Club Events; Wine Dinners, Rugby Matches, Steak Nights, Cruising Talks, Special Lunches and Dinners etc. can be found on our Social Programme page.
Details of our Shore-based group's such as Bridge, Book Club, Snooker & Billiards, Chess, Hillwalking and Dance group, can be found here in our Shore-based Groups.