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Elwoods Bar and Grill

#108 of 333 Restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
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Forster Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 564111
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Superb Hotel Restaurant

We were staying at the Forster Court Hotel and elected to have dinner at Elwoods one night. It didn't disappoint. The food was tasty and well presented. A step up from most hotel restaurants.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Deb5377
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Peterborough, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St. John's, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had salad and a wrap for dinner one night with a couple of drinks. The atmosphere is lacking a little, and the service didn't stand out.

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Galway, Ireland
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We came in for lunch before my in laws caught a coach from the nearby station. Forstly I asked the lady behind the counter if there was a separate menu to the lunch one and she was walking off saying she had other to serve. That was fine but couldn't find the other menu so had to wait. When we... More 

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NigelWC, General Manager at Elwoods Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Podge, Thank you for taking the time and effort to post a review following your recent dining experience with Elwoods, I am extremely disappointed and shocked that you and your family should have such a negative experience as outlined in your correspondence and for this I apologise. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss this matter in detail with... More 

1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Came into elwoods for breakfast on 22nd of march. Sat down and our order was taken by a woman who wasn't in uniform so I can only assume she's a manager, there wasn't even a "good morning, can I take your order?" She actually just stood there as if we were putting her out. As she was leaving down our... More 

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NigelWC, General Manager at Elwoods Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Laura F, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at the Elwood's and thank you also for your very valued feedback. Needless to say, I am saddened and also very disappointed to learn that you felt that your experience of Elwood's was not to our normal very high standard. I would like to apologise to you most sincerely... More 

Peterborough, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were staying at the Forster Court Hotel and elected to have dinner at Elwoods one night. It didn't disappoint. The food was tasty and well presented. A step up from most hotel restaurants.

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NigelWC, General Manager at Elwoods Bar and Grill, responded to this review

We were staying at the Forster Court Hotel and elected to have dinner at Elwoods one night. It didn't disappoint. The food was tasty and well presented. A step up from most hotel restaurants. Dear Deb5377, thank you for posting a review following your recent dining experience with us at Elwood's. I am delighted to have read that you have... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Visited along with a work colleague for dinner on a quiet Monday evening. It doesn't look much from the outside, but more welcoming inside. Fairly standard menu although some interesting specials. Food was cooked well and plenty of taste; staff very friendly and helpful. Just lacks the touch of something extra special for me to give it 5 out of... More 

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NigelWC, General Manager at Elwoods Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear TJackso2, Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent visit to Elwood's, I am glad to have read that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and I will be certain to share your feedback with our team. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Elwood's in the near future.... More 

Boston
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We arrived 15 minutes before the kitchen closed for the night, but the quality and presentation of our dinners were excellent. Once our entrees arrived, the kitchen sent word asking if we wanted dessert, because they'd be glad to prepare it before they left for the evening. Our server was friendly, and the food was delicious. Highly recommend.

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NigelWC, General Manager at Elwoods Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Girleditor, Thank you very much for posting such a wonderful review of your dining experience with us at Elwood's, I am delighted to have read that we were able to meet your expectations and I will be sure to share your kind words with our food and beverage team. I hope that you enjoyed your time in Galway and... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A friend and I dropped into Elwoods for a late lunch on a cold wet day. I ordered the Galway Bay Seafood Chowder and was very pleased with the hearty dish - nice large chunks of seafood and piping hot (so hot, I burned my mouth slightly) - very tasty with a pint : ) and the brown bread that... More 

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NigelWC, General Manager at Elwoods Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear dyhink01, Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent visit to Elwood's, I am delighted to have read that you enjoyed your experience with us and I will be sure to pass on your feedback to our Head Chef Sarah. I must apologise for any inconvenience caused whilst consuming the seafood chowder. Best regards... More 

Curitiba, PR
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The restaurant offers many good options for food and drink. A wide variety of typical Irish drinks makes it a must go. The hotel next to it is served by it as well.

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NigelWC, General Manager at Elwoods Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear ClauCuritiba_PR Thank you for taking the time and effort to write a review following your experience with Elwoods, I was delighted to have read that you enjoyed your time with us. I will be certain to share your kind words with our team at our next customer care meeting. Best regards Nigel More 

Galway, Ireland
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

arranged for a party of 30 for dinner, found the service amazing, friendly and helpful staff! the food was tasty and they catered for all dietry requirements. Would definatley recommend for large dinner parties

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ShelleySteadman, General Manager at Elwoods Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Mareeza, Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. Thank you for your very positive feedback about Elwoods and I am delighted to read that our friendly staff made you feel so welcome. I will ensure to pass your compliments onto our team. I am glad that you and your party enjoyed hosting your dinner with us.... More 

Mississippi, USA
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We followed Rick Steves' suggestion and had dinner at the Elwood Bar & Grill. We sat in the bar area. Wait staff was very friendly, and the service was great. All four of us enjoyed our meals.

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ShelleySteadman, General Manager at Elwoods Bar and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Mimi0908, Thank you for taking the time to furnish Elwoods with your recent feedback, I am delighted to read that you all enjoyed your time with us. We are very fortunate to have an excellent team working with us and I will be sure to pass on your comments to them. Thank you once again for your kind word... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Forster Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 564111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 38
  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups

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