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Top 10 Restaurants in Galway City

Galway City is also known for its amazing restaurants. These restaurants not only offer scrumptious meals but also delectable sets of diverse meals from different countries.

With the serene and homely ambiance of these restaurants, you will have a memorable eating experience. So here are the best restaurants in Galway City that we recommend for you to try on.

Top 10 Restaurants in Galway City

1. Ard Bia at Nimmos

Ard Bia at Nimmos

This fun and artistic café/ restaurant is perfect for artisan food lovers and food photography lovers.

Serving one of the best menus in Galway is Ard Bia at Nimmos, Ard Bia meaning High Food. Fresh, organic, and local produce are the main ingredients of the restaurant’s best-served dishes.

Their menu ranges from fresh salads, choice Irish plates, toasted sandwiches, burger steaks, and other delectable main courses and desserts.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday – 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM –  ( 6:00 PM-9:00 PM )

Saturday – Sunday – 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM ( 6:00 PM -9:00 PM )

Contact Information

Address: Ard Bia at Nimmos, Spanish Arch, Long Walk, Galway, H91 E9XA, Ireland

Phone:+353 091 561 114

2. The Quay Street Kitchen, Galway

One of the main highlights of this close-knit and bustling restaurant is their vegetarian dishes and their organic beer-battered tofu side dishes. Their menu includes meat dishes too for those who are not vegetarians.

Filled platters of fresh hummus with fine olives are served as well. And their warm and inviting interior décor will surely make you feel welcome. If you’re into healthy living and eating, then The Quay Street Kitchen is a good choice in Galway City.

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday – 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Contact Information

Address: Unit B The Halls, Quay Street, Galway, Ireland

Phone: +353-91865680

3. Brasserie on the Corner

Brassiere on the Corner Restaurant Galway

Brassiere on the Corner Restaurant Galway, Image by Christine Rogador

With its fine grand arches and intricate brickwork design, the feeling of staying inside is comparable to eating at a luxurious pub.

Their menu includes rich fish meals, topnotch Caesar salads, and organic and fine wines. They also have deli boards such as meat, cheese, seafood, and vegetarian.

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday – 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Contact Information

Address: Eglington, Galway

Phone: +353 91 530333

4. The Dough Bros, Galway


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Serving one of the most delicious and affordable pizzas around Galway City is the Dough Bros pizzeria. Both vegetarians and meat lovers will surely rejoice with their wide selection of menu: the Proper Ham & Mushroom, the Hail Caesar, the Irish Margherita (Vegetarian), the Hey Pesto, the Peter Singer, Posh Pepperoni, and Ricotta Be Kiddin’ Me!

All of these are all wood-fired, freshly-cooked, and baked to utter perfection by using the best local ingredients. Celebrate your love for pizza with you, your friends, and family in Galway, Ireland.

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday – 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Contact Information

Address: Unit 1, Cathedral Buildings, Middle Street, Galway

Phone: +353 (0)91 395238

5. Aniar Restaurant & Boutique Cookery School

Fine-dining and farm-to-plate fresh-meal experiences are some of the great things offered by the Aniar Restaurant & Boutique Cookery School.

Aside from serving one of the best local dishes in Galway, the cookery school also offers one-day to six-week cooking courses on Understanding Food, Planning a Dinner Party, on Contemporary Irish Cooking, Wild Food, & Seaweed, on How to Be A Better Baker, Gastropub Classics, and much more.

Enjoy their 6-course tasting menus with fine wines made with the best ingredients from different places in Ireland.

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Thursday – 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Friday to Saturday – 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Contact Information

Address: 53 Lower Dominick Street, Galway, GALWAY, GA

Phone: +353 91 535 947


6. Hooked

Hooked Galway Restaurant

Hooked Galway Restaurant , Image by Christine Rogador

With its cozy atmosphere and warm staff, the Hooked family-run restaurant offers one of the most delectable home-cooked dishes in all of Galway.

Some of their specialties include the monkfish, smoked salmon, cod chips and chowder, and much more scrumptious dishes.

Enjoy other seafood classics and varieties such as its Crispy Fish Burger, the Hooked Veggie Burger, Crispy Wild Mackerel Fillets, their delicious Allis Lobster Roll, and their signature Seafood Tagliatelle.

Opening Hours

Monday – Wednesday – 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Thursday to Sunday – 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact Information


Phone: +353 91 581 752


7. Black Cat

Wine, Tapas, Jazz. These are just some of the things offered by the restaurant, and much more. Served in local tapas-style, savory Irish dishes await you in your stay in Black Cat.

Enjoy the live jazz tunes as their kind and warm staff serves you of the best meals of your choice.

Some of their best meals and dishes include the Garbanzo Soup, crispy tempura batters, open crab sandwiches, steak sandwiches, stuffed rabbit loin, cured meats, and selected cheeses.

For their evening specialties, their signature dishes include the roast pheasant breast, the Mediterranean fisherman stew, and their famous Colleran’s char-grilled Angus sirloin steak.

Opening Hours

Monday to Wednesday – 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday to Saturday  – 12:00 pm -10:00 pm
Sunday- 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contact Information

Phone: 091 501 007


8. La Collina

Enjoy Italian-inspired homely and traditional meals in La Collina. Some of their best starters include Polpette in Umido and the Taglioni Al Limon.

Their best and signature main courses include the Fettuccine Mare E Monti, Linguine Mare Chiaro Al Cartocio (fresh Galway mussels, shrimps and king prawns, smothered in Italian garlic tomato sauce, and the Fussili Con Salmone Affumicato (chopped smoked salmon in a white wine and cream sauce topped with Fetta cheese).

You can also try some of their Italian-Irish inspired fine wines, house wines, rose wine, and red wine. And for dessert, try their lemon cheesecake and caramel and honeycomb charlotte to top-off the perfect evening.

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday – 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Sunday – 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Contact Information

Address: 169 Upper Salthill,Galway City,Ireland

Phone: (091) 450 716


9. Neo Restaurant in Galway

As the restaurant’s name implies, this chic, modern, and homely restaurant serve one of the best Japanese and Thai dishes around Galway City.

Try their spring rolls, Pad Thai, their famous Singaporean noodles, and savory-sweet and sour stirred fried chicken.

Feel the taste of Asia, and its finest cuisines served in the mixture of local and Asian choice ingredients. Vegetarian and gluten-free options for different meals are also available.

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday – 4:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Friday – 4:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Saturday – 12:30 – 11:00 PM

Sunday – 12:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Contact Information

Address: 8 Dock Road , Galway, Ireland

Phone: 091 549888

10. John Keogh’s Gastropub

This multiple-award-winning restaurant hosts one of the best food events and parties around Galway City. For the best lunch starters, try the dry-aged rib-eye steak sandwich and their duck spring roll.

The main lunch course offers a wide variety of meals, including their signature Full Pot of Mussels, and John Keogh’s Fish Pie.

Dinner starters include their signature crispy Irish king prawn parcel and their Asian spiced bulger wheat salad.

Trying their best main dinner course, the 10Oz Irish Dry Aged Rib Eye Steak, served with a special sauce of your choice.

The merry and homely interior and atmosphere of the restaurant gives you a sense of an eternal Holiday season while having some of the most delectable local dishes served in Galway on your table.

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday –  5:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Friday – 5:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Saturday – 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Sunday – 1:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Contact Information

Address: 22-24 Upper Dominick Street,H91 DXH7 Galway

Phone: +353 (091) 449 431


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