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Donnellys of Barna

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Irish, Seafood, International
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Barna Coast Road | Galway, Barna, Galway, Ireland
353 (0)91 592 487
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Special occasions

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  • 200
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    Very good
  • 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
A gem of a place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
David O
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Bolton, Massachusetts
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  • Special occasions
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Bolton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My family and I ate twice at this pub during our recent trip to Ireland. We thought the food was very well done, well above what one would expect from a pub. Very friendly servers, and a decent selection of beer.

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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Lovely seafood and friendly staff made this the ideal place to have lunch after a long journey from Dublin. We really appreciated the table by the fireside as it was a pretty miserable day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great meal as usual here. Great staff and a great atmosphere. Love coming here. Great starter, really good wine list and super service.

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

On my visits to Barna I always look forward to Donnelly's, it just never disappoints in anyway. From the warm welcome to the great seafood food, it is a must do when in the great city of Galway. I was lucky to have not one but two great nights there this week, both nights were quite, which was fine.The service... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were somewhat taken aback when we arrived here, with no obvious check in point, and locals ignoring us and no staff to be seen. But once we found a staff member, we were told a table would be ready in five minutes, and it was. Our Waitess even shooed off another couple who wandered in and were about to... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We love our seafood. My wife loves prawns, tuna and salmon, I love mussels and hake, or calamari, or monkfish, or cod, in fact, I'm really easy to please, in a fishy kind of way! So you can imagine our delight on a rainy Saturday in February when we had a choice of 9 different fish courses, between starters and... More 

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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 0 - 43
  • Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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