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The Dail Bar

Cross St, The Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 777
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Ranked #56 of 343 restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $24
Cuisines: Irish, Mediterranean, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Dáil Bar and Restaurant has already become a firm favourite to both Galway residents and visitors alike with its stunning décor that is both impressive and comfortable at the same time evoking a relaxed warm atmosphere that just draws you in like your favourite local. Situated on the intersection of Middle Street and Cross St right in the heart of the city it really is a beautiful bar to visitThe Dáil is decorated in a wonderfully traditional manner with beautifully carved oak bars, feature fireplaces ,stunning staircases and many a cosy corner to while away an evening. The downstairs bar has a warm inviting local pub feel where you can relax and enjoy your favourite drink in a comfortable environment, chat to friends, and get to know the friendly bartender or just absorb the atmosphere and many hidden features that the bar has to find!The Dáil is also a restaurant serving top class food at Pocket friendly prices all day everyday. The varied and enticing menu really does go above and beyond a traditional pub menu.
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84% Recommend
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English first
Somerset, England
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We have been to Galway several times and we always make our way back to the Dail bar. The staff are friendly and efficient, the food is great with traditional dishes like beef & Guinness hotpot & roast chicken which are excellent. The pub has a very relaxed welcoming atmosphere, I would highly recommend the Dail bar.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

They were serving dinner later than many of the nearby pubs. The Beef & Guinness Stew was the best I have ever had! So delicious. The staff was also very nice and the bartender upstairs was very helpful. We needed to put in a call to our bed and breakfast because it was getting late and we still had to... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We looked for a place to eat in Galway that was off the main area and we found the Dail Bar where we had a great meal. This is a two story place and we eat upstairs looking out one of the windows. The food was served quickly and it was one of the best meals we had in Galway.... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Had dinner there with the whole family on the first floor. Superb steak. Nice and clean place and a buzzing atmosphere. We loved it.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I had this place recommend to me and it was amazing steak and a pint for €16, great service from Emma b.

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Cologne, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The chicken wings were tasty but the beetroot & rocket salad with chilli hummus was fantastic. Freshly prepared and with great presentation, it hit the spot! The service was fine and friendly and they had a few craft beer options too. For an easy place to get a bite to eat and a drink, you can't complain.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We wenr here for lunch Sunday and both ordered the roast chicken special. It was just ok. My dinner was just warm when it reached me and there was a clear difference between the temperature of my chicken dish and the vegetables that came on the side. The dinner was tasty but nothing special and I wouldn't be in a... More

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Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Can't recommend this bar/ restaurant enough. Whether it's a few day time drinks you are after or somewhere to go before hitting the clubs this place is perfect. With a great range of craft beers and friendly staff you are in safe hands. There is something on the menu for everyone and the food is very tasty at reasonable prices.... More

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Galway, County Galway, Western Ireland
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Visited here recently. Got a very warm and genuine welcome from Ger the food manager. Really looked after us. Food was well presented and very tasty. We will be back!

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was in Galway during a study abroad trip, and every night we had free time to roam the city/town we were in and get dinner and do whatever. So our first night, four of us walked up and down the streets near our hotel before finding The Dail Bar by chance. We were there at an awkward-ish time, like... More

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