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 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 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…
Modern Irish in Galway City

Artisan Restaurant

Organic, wild and/or foraged local produce – Burren lamb with roast apricot, Monaghan 28-day dry-aged ribeye, and Connemara sea spinach, pea and wood sorrel risotto – is at the fore of this stone-fronted restaurant …
Cafe in Galway City

Urban Grind

Creative hub Urban Grind whips up fantastic breakfasts (cinnamon porridge; organic ciabatta with grilled chorizo and poached egg) and lunches (black and white bean tortilla with avocado and lime mayo; glazed beef br…
Pizza in Galway City

Dough Bros

Beginning life as a food truck, this wood-fired pizza maker's permanent home, in a bright-green-fronted space, overflows with regulars including plenty of students, who come for its perfect crusts, fresh, flavour-lo…
Gastropub in Galway City

John Keogh's

Dark-wood panelling, snugs, stained glass, antique mirrors, book-lined shelves and blazing open fireplaces create a cosy ambience for standout gastropub fare. John Keogh's doesn't take reservations, so arrive early …