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Donnellys of Barna

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Chowder, Irish, Seafood, International, Pub
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Barna Coast Road | Galway, Barna, Galway, Ireland
353 (0)91 592 487
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
This really is the place to eat in Barna, and a great pub to boot!

Nice traditional surroundings that are warm and comfortable, friendly and courteous staff, truly excellent food. They could charge quite a bit more and most people would still consider it good value! The place was really busy but we were seated and served promptly and the staff really took good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Donegal
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Donegal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Nice traditional surroundings that are warm and comfortable, friendly and courteous staff, truly excellent food. They could charge quite a bit more and most people would still consider it good value! The place was really busy but we were seated and served promptly and the staff really took good care of us. A must if your happy to spend around... More 

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Although it's in Barna, don't ask for a sea view, cos there isn't one ! There is however a great menu, to satisfy anybody, and a very attentive service from the team. Try the Surf n Turf ..... this should be the house speciality...it was excellent. Pricing was mid way and good value. Car park is a bit restricted but... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the seafood we had there. It was delicious. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is very quaint. This is a great place for food, or just for a few pints!

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Kilpedder, Wicklow, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great meal with really generous portions. Was delighted with the amount of crab claws! Would recommend the smoked haddock dish see pic, it was simple but really yummy. Himself said the Guinness was good too. Friendly staff and good atmosphere.

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The food and the service were perfect! The seafood was freshly made, they served local independent beer and it was a lovely atmosphere.

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Galway, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Have gone there now with friends lots of times and every time the food is excellent and so plentiful,staff are always very friendly aswell which makes all the difference too

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Bolton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After a fun afternoon of riding at Moycullen, we went to Donnelly's for a late lunch. This restaurant is a real gem and the food was delicious and hit the spot. It has a good sampling of local favorites. Fish and chips were excellent just when you think that cannot be topped….we ordered the apple crumble and it just melted... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Dined here on 15/04/15 very good value and excellent steaks when we arrived we were seated very quickly and brought menus and a jug of iced water I thought it a bit strange we were not offered the early bird menu and had to ask for it but apart from that I would return if in that area again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Was staying in the twelve hotel for a few days over easter, poped into and really enjoyed a few drinks in donnellys on the first evening staff so friendly Guinness good, , after viewing menu decided to eat the next evening arrived at 6pm was busy but the staff was fantastic, made us so welcome got us seated quickly got... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had a meal here last week with the family. The staff are friendly and looked after us very well. Nothing was a problem for them. Good choice of food. Each person in our group got a different main course and all the food was lovely. The kids were well looked after too. Don't hesitate to have a meal here

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Barna Coast Road | Galway, Barna, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway  >  Barna
  • Phone Number: 353 (0)91 592 487

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 43
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Irish, Seafood, International, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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