Restaurants

Top Choice French in Galway City

Pullman Restaurant

One of these two original 1927 Orient Express train carriages at Glenlo Abbey Hotel was used in the filming of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and was also part of Winston Churchill's 1965 funeral cor…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Galway City

Loam

Enda McEvoy is one of the most groundbreaking chefs in Ireland today (with a Michelin star to prove it), producing inspired flavour combinations from home-grown, locally sourced or foraged ingredients: dried hay, fr…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Galway City

Aniar

Terroir specialist Aniar is passionate about the flavours and food producers of Galway and West Ireland. Owner/chef JP McMahon's multicourse tasting menus have earned him a Michelin star, yet the casual spring-green…
Top Choice Seafood in Roundstone

O'Dowd's

Roundstone lobster, Aran Islands hake, plaice and sea bass, local crab and mackerel smoked in-house are sourced off the old stone dock directly opposite this wonderfully authentic old pub and restaurant, while produ…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Galway City

Ard Bia at Nimmo's

Inside the 18th-century Custom House near the Spanish Arch, Ard Bia ('High Food' in Irish) is decorated with works by local artists and upcycled vintage furniture. Organic produce (some foraged) features on the seas…
Top Choice Tapas in Galway City

Cava Bodega

Over 50 regional Spanish tapas dishes are given a gourmet twist by star chef JP McMahon, whose other ventures include Michelin-starred Aniar. Showstoppers include salt cod with seaweed jam, black-olive fig cake, qua…
Top Choice Seafood in Clifden

Mitchell's

Seafood from the surrounding waters takes centre stage at this elegant spot, from lunchtime sandwiches such as smoked mackerel and velvety chowder through to its standout Connemara platter (available at both lunch a…
Top Choice Seafood in Eastern Galway

Moran's Oyster Cottage

Some of County Galway's finest seafood, including lobster in season, is served in this atmospheric thatched pub and restaurant, set in a quiet cove. A terrace overlooks Dunbulcaun Bay, where the oysters are reared b…
Top Choice Seafood in Galway City

Oscar's

The menu changes daily at this outstanding seafood restaurant but might include monkfish poached in saffron and white wine served with cockles, seaweed-steamed Galway Bay lobster with garlic-lemon butter, or lemon s…
Top Choice International in Inishmore

Bayview Restaurant

Inside a landmark sunset-pink building 200m west of the pier, Bayview's dining room showcases local art. Lunch features classics such as Guinness beef stew, while dinner ups the ante with whole lobster, chargrilled …