Best Restaurants in Galway

Are you looking for the perfect restaurant in Galway? We’ve scoured the area to find the best places to eat out in Galway, whether you’re looking for a cute new brunch spot, or a cosy place for dinner with your favourite people. No matter what kind of restaurant you’re looking for or what type of cuisine, our edit of Galway’s best restaurants means we have you covered. Settle down and get ready to browse through a comprehensive round up of restaurants in Galway to find your new favourite place to go out to eat.

Updated on 02 January 2020

There are so many amazing restaurants to choose from in Galway, so thankfully we found rounding up the best restaurants in Galway a pretty effortless task! It doesn’t matter what you fancy, whether it’s a budget-friendly bite to eat or a lavish place for a celebratory feast, we’ve made sure we’ve got everything you could need here.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect spot for a juicy steak, or you fancy sampling more exotic cuisine, browse through the best restaurants in Galway in order to find exactly what you’re looking for. And even better – you can click through and book a table at the restaurant that takes your fancy.

It doesn’t matter how much you’re looking to spend; we’ve made sure we’ve included a whole range of Galway eateries so you can make a booking at your dream restaurant today. If you want even more choice, make sure you browse the Galway restaurant guide, where you can filter by cuisine and price.

Morrisseys Seafood Bar and Grill

Morrisseys Seafood Bar and Grill

Main St, Doonbeg, Co. Clare, Ireland,

Morrissey’s is a family-run restaurant now in its fourth generation, serving up delectable fresh seafood and a flawless traditional Sunday lunch. Highlights include Morrissey’s Seafood Chowder and Wild Doonbeg Crab Claws.
€50 - €79
Dromoland Castle Hotel

Dromoland Castle Hotel

Dromoland, Co. Clare,

Dromoland Castle is all about the finer things in life – Executive Head Chef David McCann prides himself on delivering a menu consisting of the very best Irish ingredients. He combines classical training with a flair for the contemporary, making dining at Dromoland a real pleasure.
€50 - €79
Brownes

Brownes

The Square, Taum, H54 VP96

If a meal out for you isn’t complete without a decent bar list, you must visit Brownes. It’s got plenty of craft beers, wines and cocktails on offer to accompany a tempting menu full of local produce. You can find local Galway beers here as well as eight different Irish gins.
€30 - €49
Tartare Café & Wine Bar

Tartare Café & Wine Bar

56 Lower Dominick Street Galway, H91 K225, Ireland ,

In the day time you can head to Tartare for pastries, freshly made sandwiches, soups and salads – as well as the signature dishes of oysters and tartare, which are available all day long. By night it’s a wine bar and you can enjoy oysters, Irish charcuterie and farmhouse cheese amongst other delights.
€30 - €49
The Connaught Room at Ashford Castle

The Connaught Room at Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle Cong, Co. Mayo F31 CA48, Ireland,

Enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea at the Connaught Room at Ashford Castle in a traditional that extends back to 1868. Your meal will be complemented by a floor-to-ceiling view of the manicured gardens and Lough Corrib.
€30 - €49
1826 Adare

1826 Adare

Main Street, ireland,

1826 Adare is a place to go if you want to treat yourself. This restaurant has received plenty of glowing accolades and it’s easy to see why. The menus change with the season and there are exciting new specials on a daily basis. For modern Irish cooking with old world charm, head here.
Under €30
Briar Rose Bar & Grill

Briar Rose Bar & Grill

1 Douglas Rd, Cork, T12 X9Y4

If you’re looking for a tasty steak, head to the Briar Rose Bar & Grill. There are a range of delicious steak options on the menu, as well as a very reasonable set menu too. It’s also got lots of options for private hire, making it great for a gathering.
Under €30
Gourmet Food Parlour - Salthill

Gourmet Food Parlour - Salthill

Gourmet Food Parlour, Salthill, H91 A37N

This is the first Good Food Parlour outside of Dublin, and it boasts beautiful views of Galway Bay. Every meal of the day is catered for, so whether you want breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, you’re covered. There’s even a children’s menu and a tapas option for kids.
Under €30
Novak

Novak's Restaurant

? 52 Leinster Street, Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland,

If you’re looking for a family-friendly option, head to Novak’s in the heart of Athy. It’s run by Michal Nowak who is the chef and proprietor, using traditional family values and a passion for all things food to create delicious meals.
Under €30
Modern European
The Dungeon at Ashford Castle

The Dungeon at Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle Cong, Co. Mayo F31 CA48, Ireland,

If you want to go further afield for something different, consider the Dungeon at Ashford Castle. You can enjoy a bistro-style menu of Irish cuisine on the lower ground floor of Ashford Castle. The historic curved stone ceiling really adds to the dramatic atmosphere.
€30 - €49
The Yard Kitchen/Bar

The Yard Kitchen/Bar

The Yard Kitchen/Bar, Galway, H91 W1EH

Everything is made fresh in-house at the Yard, using high quality Irish meat, local vegetables and fresh seafood. There’s also a broad choice of vegetarian options and gluten-free dishes so you’re guaranteed to find something to suit everyone.
€30 - €49
Afternoon Tea
Hotel Meyrick

Hotel Meyrick

Hotel Meyrick, Galway, H91 NFD2

Since 1852, Hotel Meyrick has been a destination for meeting up and eating out. You can enjoy afternoon tea in the Parlour Lounge, or a lavish dinner in the AA Rosette-winning Gaslight Brasserie. There’s also the Oyster Bar which is perfect for light bites and cocktails.
€30 - €49
Spice of India

Spice of India

Spice of India 28 O'Connell St, Limerick, Ireland,

For high quality and creative Indian food, visit Spice of India on O’Connell Street in Limerick. There’s a broad range of options on the menu, so you’re bound to find something to suit everyone’s tastes there.
Under €30
Indian
Wilde

Wilde's at the Lodge

The Lodge at Ashford Castle Cong, Ireland,

It’s a little further afield but worth it, as Wilde’s at the Lodge was voted Hotel Restaurant of the Year in the Irish Hotel Awards. One of the country’s most exciting chefs, Jonathan Keane, is at the helm, creating contemporary Irish cuisine that food fans travel to Ireland to experience.
€30 - €49
Kai Restaurant

Kai Restaurant

Kai Restaurant, 22 Sea Rd, Galway, H91 DX47, Ireland,

Kai is run by New Zealander Jess and Dave from Carlow. Kai is the Maori word for food and since 2011 they have been serving up high quality meals made from organic, wild and locally sourced ingredients, cooked in an intelligent way.
€30 - €49
Tribeton

Tribeton

1-3 Merchant's Road, Galway, Ireland,

How does one of the longest bars in Galway sound to you? Check out Tribeton for an edgy option for dinner. With its industrial chic style and relaxed atmosphere, it’s the perfect spot for a delicious dinner as you catch up with friends.
Under €30
Modern European
Cullens at The Cottage

Cullens at The Cottage

Co. Mayo , F31 CA48

Cullens at the Cottage has a real history – it used to be a cinema and was the first place to show the Quiet Man (even ahead of Hollywood!). It’s now a relaxed restaurant serving a mix of international and local dishes but the highlight is the signature ‘Chicken Peri Peri’, cooked on a rotisserie in the main dining area.
Under €30
International

Looking to travel across Ireland? If so, make sure you check out our round up of the best restaurants in Dublin too for even more culinary delights.


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