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Shop Local First

Bray retailers, tourism providers and hospitality businesses have created a safe environment for customers and employees and are ready to give everyone a big welcome back so please help Bray bounce back and #ShopLocalFirst. 

Eat, Shop, Unwind, Repeat in Bray…

Bray’s Shop Local First initiative was originally launched in March 2020 to encourage consumers to spend locally and help businesses bounce back during the pandemic. Now more than ever, we encourage our community to continue to shop, buy, hire and source locally first. 

You can help by:

  • Shop instore
  • Dine out or order takeout or delivery
  • Buy a gift card
  • Buy from a local retailer/service provider online
  • Hire someone locally

Browse for the ‘Best of Bray‘ listings below. The hospitality sector has its own section further down the page. Businesses, please read more here to see how you can get involved in the Shop Local First initiative, feature on our See + Do, Eat + Drink or Stay pages.

Bray businesses 

For the most up-to-date product or service information, please check out the business’s individual website or social media pages. The list was last updated in early September 2023. is not responsible for the content of any external websites and no endorsement of any business, or any products or services contained on them is implied.

Eat + Drink & Repeat… 

Enjoy the ultimate dining experience at one of Bray’s top bars, cafés or restaurants…

Indulge yourself with great coffee and delicious breakfast or brunch menu’s at one of our friendly town centre or beach cafés, feed your appetite with a superb evening meal at our numerous award-winning restaurants throughout the town or simply order some food to go while taking a stroll along the magnificent Victorian promenade and enjoy in the stunning views but please remember to leave no trace and help us sustain a healthy and vibrant outdoor environment. 

Discover great places below…

For the most up-to-date service information, please check out the businesses individual website or social media pages.  

Always drink responsibly.

Essential services – Food retailers

Please check your local supermarkets for specific times:


Postal services

An Post information can be found here.


Please check your local branch for specific times.

Collaborative Approach

The ‘Unity in our community’ and ‘Bray bouncing back’ campaigns are supported by Bray Chamber, Wicklow County Council and ( is a trading name of Bray Tourism).

Our Overall Message

As a working group we will continue to work collaboratively in driving a message for consumers to invest in our town, shop local first and let’s have unity in our community.

Join the conversation

Campaign hashtags are #UnityInOurCommunity, #ShopLocalFirst and #BrayBouncingBack #BestofBray