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The Malt House Restaurant

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High Street, Galway, Ireland
353 91 567866
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just Perfect

We love city breaks and this is our fav spot when in galway. Always lovely buzz at weekend and great options on menu too. Room is nice, no fuss. Food is tasty and service is good too. Early bird is great price or you might feel it expensive otherwise. Some great pubs around though for laters. Love... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
conatyT
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Navan, Ireland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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251 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Navan, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We love city breaks and this is our fav spot when in galway. Always lovely buzz at weekend and great options on menu too. Room is nice, no fuss. Food is tasty and service is good too. Early bird is great price or you might feel it expensive otherwise. Some great pubs around though for laters. Love Galway city

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Galway, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

First impressions decor needs updating very worn looking not much of an atmosphere. Staff are very friendly and service was fast no delays. I ordered pigeon for starters but was not available not pointed out at the beginning. The food was very tasty but I did think it was over priced. The menu was limited in my opinion. Wine was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My husband and I spent time in Galway in our honeymoon and we were wandering around the shops looking for a place to eat and came upon The Malt House. The service was wonderful, our waitress was very sweet and prompt. I had the special that night, which was their version of surf-n-turf, pan fried scallops, beef brisket Bon bons... More 

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galway
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Online menu different to what was on offer. All courses very expensive. Wine extremely expensive for what was on offer. Service very slow. Four of us went last Saturday in January, and we were seated in the bar area, where upon every time somebody came or went you would feel the breeze coming in . You shouldn't be expected to... More 

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Wicklow
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Lunch on Friday bore no resemblance to the menu online. Root veg jalfrezzi was really beetroot jalfrezzi and bright beetroot in colour to boot. Chowder was poor, inexplicably lumpy (but not because of the fish) and lukewarm. Goats' cheese bland, toast underneath soggy. The whole place felt 'tired', including the decor and the quality of the food. Service was good,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
236 reviews 236 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It was so wet and windy in galway and all I can say is the staff and the food menu in this establishment really brightened my day. It was a pleasure to visit from arrival until time of leaving we also found it to be quiet I guess due to the weather but all the better for us. This one... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Food superb, staff superb.. Always changing with the times and adding a twist to the old standards. A little tucked away, but make the effort to find it!

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middleburg virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I had the venison, amazing dry rub! Service super, skip the scallop starter, stay with the mains have 2! The drawback I felt was the decor not sexy, restaurant vibe at all, TOO WELL LIT UP! needs soft lighting, boring interior doesn't do the food justice.

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Waban,ma
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We were there Wednesday, Nov 26 to celebrate our daughter's graduation from NUIG. Our reservation was for 7, but we got there 30 minutes earlier and were told to have a drink at the bar while they prepared our table. In less than 10 minutes they ahd the table ready. We had the hake entree - which was extremely fresh... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Walked into this cozy restaurant on a quiet weeknight. The fire was blazing, and the staff was very welcoming. We found out it was restaurant week in Galway, and we were very fortunate! The chef surprised us with an appetizer of pigeon breast, wonderfully done. There were three of us, and the hit of the night was the goat cheese... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: 353 91 567866

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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