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The Pins BarBakeryBistro

The Twelve Hotel | Barna Village, Galway 091, Ireland
00353 91 597 012
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Ranked #51 of 333 restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $11 - $41
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: A destination in its own right, The Pins is loved by locals and overnight guests alike. In addition to an incredible food menu there is an equally incredible selection of cocktails,beers and wines. The Pins is a great place to enjoy good coffees,breads 'just out of the oven' from the on-site bakery and tantalising local produce infused with flavours from around the world. Catch a Traditional Irish Music session and see Galway's finest Jazz acts. Open from 8am for breakfast, serving great local food all day, everyday and Night. Acclaimed for its use of local ingredients and noted as making the 'Best Pizza outside of Napoli', The Pins has one gourmet rosette for culinary excellence. Winner of 'the Best Gastro Pub in Ireland' and 'The Best Casual Dining in Ireland'.
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83% Recommend
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English first
Stuttgart, DE
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We had a very fun evening at this restaurant, recommended to us by hotel staff in Dubln. The food was excellent, very good pizza. The staff were helpful, attentive, and very friendly. The chef made a special pasta dish for my vegetarian daughter. It was delightful and I'd go again!

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Dublin, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Could not give this place a bad review. Lovely friendly staff & the food is amazing. Great selection of different food. We stayed in the twelve hotel for 3 nights. We ate in the bistro every morning and 2 of the evenings and could not fault a single thing. On the morning we were leaving the Hotel we got some... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I am staying in The Twelve Hotel for work, so today I decided to have Sunday lunch here in the Pins pub/restaurant. I was not disappointed! After having a pint at the bar and soaking up the cosy atmosphere I sat down and ordered roast Connemara mountain lamb, it was served with a potato hash, some veg and some jus.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I had a delicious sirloin steak, homemade chunky chips, onion strings and a huge glass of red wine for €30. Huge portion, so excellent value. Friendly staff & the atmosphere was buzzing even though it was a Wednesday. Definitely worth a visit.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Delicious fresh bakes, excellent dishes (the best polenta I've ever had!), lovely staff. Highly recommended!

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Nothing to dislike here. The food was fab. Try the pork (or anything else). Wow. I could eat to death here!

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Victoria, BC, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

After a long trip from western Canada, we weren’t up to formal dining, so the Pins Bar and Bistro, which is attached to the Twelve Hotel where we were staying, was perfect for our needs. The Guinness was great, there is a good selection of reasonably priced wines, and a good selection of menu items - also reasonably priced. We... More

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Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Ate here on a very busy night 12th September and were accommodated with no booking. The food was very good, two of us had pizzas whilst one had a meat dish and the other fish. One of our gripes would be that the meat and fish were served first and the pizzas came ten minutes later, when the other two... More

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Galway, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Have been here a good few times, love it to the fact it's a step up from just pub grub yet it maintains a "pub" casual atmosphere. The food is delicious especially the pizzas, definitely best pizzas in galway! The service is excellent except on one occasion where I found the server to be quite rude/abrupt. Delicious desserts and good... More

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east coast
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

breakfast is terrific (especially the French toast!), as are the meals and the pizza. service is terrific, the wine list and the beer selection...we had a number of meals there and enjoyed each one more than the last.

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