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A family run restaurant in the quaint city of Galway, Martine's Restaurant has been the neighborhood's most loved eatery, since day one. Replete with dark-wood furniture, dim lighting and a lively atmosphere, this typical Irish pub never fails to produce an enjoyable experience. The menu honors traditional Irish cuisine with its collection of classic dishes that perfectly replicates the true Irish spirit. Treat your palate to a scrumptious helping of the signature Claddagh Fish Stew or Slow-Cooked Oxtail and top it off with a heavenly Chocolate Torte. Along with its extraordinary food, Martine's also boasts a remarkable collection cocktail and wine, with the Vesper Martini and Aperol Spritz topping the popularity chart.
McDonagh's Seafood House is simply one of the best seafood restaurants in Ireland. Located in the old medieval section of the city, it's divided between an upmarket fish and chip shop and a seated restaurant. The seafood has been recognized with a range of awards and favourable reviews in the New York Times, Le Guide Du Routard and the Irish Press. The catch from the local fishermen is bought by McDonagh's, only hours after leaving the boat and the fresh smoked salmon is famous worldwide.
The Quays Bar first got a licence to serve alcoholic beverages back in the 1600s. When you enter, it initially appears that nothing has changed since then. The welcoming atmosphere and impressive embossed wooden decor have withstood the test of time. The Quays features live music most nights, ranging from good traditional bands to more mainstream covers of contemporary music. Winner of the Traditional Irish Music Pub of the Year, this pub/venue is always buzzing, and attracts tourists and locals alike.
An Iconic eatery in Galway, Loam is an upscale restaurant with a spacious room, wooden decor and bright lights. The major draw of this restaurant lies in its seasonal menu that consists of recipes prepared using ingredients sourced from all over Ireland. These features contributed to Loam being a Michelin Star award-winning restaurant four times i.e. in the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
The Galway Arms Inn pub is one of the few remaining buildings in Galway displaying the original Galway Crest on the exterior wall. The remains of a 16th-century fort were discovered during recent renovations but unfortunately these remain buried and away from public view. The interior has an otherwise contemporary design, and is spacious with air-conditioning. The Galway Arms serves delicious bar food all week. Staff are friendly and will readily dispense any historical information associated with the building itself. The mixed crowd includes actors from the nearby Arts Center, students and lifelong regulars.