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The hungriest diners are welcomed with open arms at this relaxed Westport bar-restaurant, which specializes in local seafood—tackle the delicious fisherman’s platter, if it’s on offer, only if you’re wearing elasticated pants. Rich seafood chowder is a particular specialty. In addition to the fishy options, main dishes also include steaks, rack of lamb, and pork chops. Lunch service is heartier and more traditional, with Irish stew alongside fish and chips. The comfort-food desserts include pies, crumbles, and even jelly and ice cream. The Helm is also a B&B with a few self-catering apartments available.