Opened in 2010, Cupan Tae is one of the best tearooms in town. With more than 30 varieties of herbal loose leaf teas, you will be spoilt for choice. This lovely spot is a fabulous place to indulge in afternoon tea where you can gorge decadent desserts and delicious savories. Their menu is seasonal and changes weekly, but you can be sure of delightful goodness every time you visit Cupan Tae.
Formerly an old smokehouse, this restored stone building is one of the coziest places to relax during the Galway winter. Nimmo's features creatively prepared fish and shellfish. The space also serves as a wine bar. In the summer, the view from the windows allows you to watch sunsets over the river. Beyond the stone-clad exterior and up the stairs is a lovely dining area with local artwork on display. At night the stars shine through the skylight, adding to the romantic atmosphere.
Casually elegant, Brasserie on the Corner makes a lovely spot for a romantic date or a lively meal with your family and friends. Their farm to fork menu comprises of the region's bounty where only the freshest ingredients are used. This ranges from the seafood to meat, wine, beer and whiskeys. Offering something for everyone, their fare changes regularly but you can be sure of delicious food.
Located in the medieval quarter of Galway, this quintessentially Irish pub has a fun and fantastic atmosphere. Tigh Neachtain's is a century old family run business with a fairly regular clientele. Regulars range from the musicians who play sessions here to theater and media types to a healthy representation of Galway's gay community. Popular with visitors and locals alike, Tigh Neactain's is a great place to have a pint and a chat the night away.
The Bierhaus Pub is one of the newest pubs of the city, just born in 2005. A typical Irish pub, replete with hardwood furniture, wood paneled floors, dim-lighting and packed with a lively crowd, this place is ideal for a round or two of drinks with your friends after a busy working day. It is mostly renowned for its wide selection of different beers from all over the World that is the largest of Galway. Here you will be able to taste local specialties, drink a different beer each time and listen to good live music or party with the best DJs.
Set on a couple of carefully restored Pullman carriage, Pullman Restaurant is an opulent restaurant with a view. Travel back in time at this elegantly appointed themed carriage restaurant which includes an open carriage for alfresco dining, a lounge and private compartments. Their seasonal menu is a an ode to Irish classics with a spin. Complement your meal with fine wines. Reservations are highly recommended.
An excellent pub, located near Thoor Ballylea and Coole Park, once homes to some of our literary revivalists. This pub and restaurant has won various awards, including 'Best Newcomer', 'National Pub 1998' and the 'Black and White Whiskey Pub' Award. Local seafood and mouth-watering steaks are among the specialties, and an excellent selection of wines from all over the world complement any meal. This comfortable establishment incorporates flagstone floors, stained glass windows and a heartwarming open fire. The Blackthorn is a real find for lovers of Irish set dancing; reels and jigs abound on Saturday nights.
This is a genuine old Irish pub with a fine old stone floor and antiquated furnishings. It always has a friendly, warm atmosphere, further enhanced by the turf fires burning on colder days. In summer the billboard outside reads "Ceol Anocht" (Music Tonight) and certainly on most nights there is a lively session in progress, offering a good selection of traditional Irish music.
The Meridian invites elite diners to a royal treat at the Westwood House Hotel. From the food and atmosphere to the service and decor, this restaurant lives up to its four star status. The menu includes a variety of options for breakfast, Sunday lunch and a la carte meals. So if you want to experience delicious Irish preparations in an elegant setting, this is the place for you. For more information, log onto the website.
This pub is ideally situated for the traveler exploring the surrounding area. The main road in Kilcolgan village leads to Limerick. Off to the right is a road leading to the Burren. For anyone who dreams of the perfect Irish pub, this is as close as you get. Moran's is covered by a thatched roof and boasts a comfortable wooden interior. Riverside seating in the company of swans completes the idyllic experience. Renowned for its exceptional seafood, Willie the proprietor is a champion oyster opener, and awe-inspiring surroundings, Moran's is worth a visit.
Stop by John J. Burke's for a traditional Irish meal with a view over the magnificent Mount Gable. The restaurant features a bar, formal dining room and balcony overlooking a splendid garden and the mountains beyond. On the menu you will find a variety of traditional seafood, poultry and meat dishes, alongside homemade baked goods and a full bar selection. The food is deliciously simple and the service in friendly, inviting you to linger at the table or dance along to the music with family and friends.
Raftery's is located approximately 18 kilometers from Galway city in the small, picturesque village of Craughwell. This award-winning restaurant has been run by the same family for years. It is also a favorite meeting place for the famous Galway Blazers Hunt, who are based nearby. House specialties include Irish Coffee, and the utterly divine smoked salmon on homemade brown bread. Musical entertainment is on offer most nights, usually featuring traditional Irish music. The staff are warm and welcoming and there is usually a good turf fire blazing away.