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Builin Blasta

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Cafe, Contemporary
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An Ceardlann | Main Street, Spiddal, Ireland
091 558559
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 85
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A lovely surpise

Whilst touring around the Galway area we dropped into the Spiddall Craft Village and cafe. After a browse around the shops we decided to pop into the cafe for some refreshments and were really pleased we did. This cafe is understated and doesn't shout out just how good it is. 4 of us had an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
GerryR847
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Cleobury Mortimer, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Cleobury Mortimer, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Whilst touring around the Galway area we dropped into the Spiddall Craft Village and cafe. After a browse around the shops we decided to pop into the cafe for some refreshments and were really pleased we did. This cafe is understated and doesn't shout out just how good it is. 4 of us had an assortment of dishes and drinks,... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Top Nosh as usual. Nice simple menu but full of flavour each time. We keep returning here, you should open in the evenings...we need some good food in Spiddal. Thankyou

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were in Galway recently and went for lunch at this lovely restaurant. The decor is lovely and the food is really different. We all had different courses and really enjoyed each and every one of them. All homemade food. Very worth the visit.

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Mayo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Brilliant food, brilliant price, local artismal food for sale. This restaurant in a beautiful location give a lie to the myth that Ireland is expensive to eat in, you must visit this restaurant.

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Portumna
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I was spending a weekend break in Furbo and friends recommended we go for our lunch to the Builin Blasta, what a great call!! the staff are young and very friendly and go about their business in a relaxed confident and polite manner. we all tried something different off the menu and non of us was disappointed there was alot... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Very nice food, simple but consistently good. Personnel is always very polite and service is discreet and efficient. Great spot really. It can be a bit tight for space when the place is busy (which is often!) but I Won't let that stop me :)

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We arrived here for an early lunch on a beautiful summer-like day. Thee setting is good, with pleasant views over the Atlantic. My wife ordered scrambled egg with chives and smoked salmon, with tea; I had the ham omelette potato cake and asked for water to wash it down. The potato cake was an unusual combination of ingredients, and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The food and setting here are perfect. I had the hosts cheese tart which was heavenly. However what made it stand out were the staff. I'm not sure I've ever had such lovely waitresses before. We stayed much longer than we intended because we were put under no pressure to leave. There was a mix up with our order and... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It's good value for money here alright but you must enjoy a specific type of food to eat here for lunch. There's no toasted sandwiches or the likes! I got the salmon salad and the salmon was very chewy and stringy and the only other thing in the salad was fossil lettuce - the dressing then was so strong it... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Fantastic Food. A gem of a place. I meet up with friends there often, year round. Very busy in summer.

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Address: An Ceardlann | Main Street, Spiddal, Ireland
Phone Number: 091 558559
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Spiddal
Cuisine: Cafe, Contemporary

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: An Ceardlann | Main Street, Spiddal, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Spiddal
  • Phone Number: 091 558559

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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