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“Food and service amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of West Restaurant

West Restaurant
The Twelve Hotel | Barna Coast Rd, Barna, Galway 091, Ireland
353-91-597000
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Ranked #3 of 5 Restaurants in Barna
Price range: $18 - $55
Cuisines: French, Irish, Seafood, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Award winning Upstairs at WEST restaurant is located in beautiful Barna,Galway in one of the most luxurious AA four star hotels, The Twelve. West features innovative dishes that highlight the region and the season's best ingredients. West holds 2 Culinay Rossetes and is noted as a pioneer of the local food movement. Just 10 minutes from Galway City, WEST is very much about wine. One of Ireland's most exciting collections is on display throughout and celebrity wine dinners are a regular feature. "Celebrate Food, Celebrate Wine, Celebrate Life"
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Food and service amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Visit on 18th June family dinner. Settled on the €30 set menu. ( cocktails included ). Food was amazing. Goats cheese - soup - pork belly- all heaven to start - steaks and chicken to follow. ( chips asked for and supplied ) creme brûlée. - tarts and coffee service was great ( thanks to Sarah and Siobhan )

Well worth the trip out to barna

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
dublin
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“lovely restaurant - very limited choice.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

this restaurant is a treat, its beautiful, the food is excellent, the prices are high, and wine list is huge, there are no average price wines, be ready to spend €28 plus a bottle, we normally spend about €24, and €35 bottles are the norm here, the menu is very , very limited, 5 starters and 6 mains, and only one fish dish for mains, and soup is one of those starters,
all said, its a really nice place.
€85 for two main courses, with house wine ( I think ) and water….no starters and no desserts.
I think that's a little on the high side.
starters would take the bill to 115, desserts 128, and coffee to 135.
add a tip and dinner for two has cost you 150.
seems a tad high, but it is a lovely spot.
they do have an early bird, 30 euro three courses and a cocktail !!!!
before 7-30 I think…
service is professional but a tad slow…transfer one of the receptionist up there and the place would fire up, IMHO.
all said
for for it - you will enjoy.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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TwelveHotelGalway, Owner at West Restaurant, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Dear D8Grant,
Thank you so much for your very kind comments. We are delighted to see such a wonderful review from you. Of course I am sorry that you felt the menu was limited.
Please do note that I am not trying to correct you here. I just want our readers to understand better what our philosophy is.

We do actually offer a choice of six starters, seven main courses and five desserts when one takes into account Chef's daily specials. We also offer a terrific tasting of Twelve local artisan cheeses. This is very much in keeping with our whole food ethos for West. We change the menu every month and strive very hard to present a very well constructed and tight menu showcasing the very finest from our locality. The emphasis is on creativity and a terrific amount of work goes into sourcing the finest ingredients and presenting them in the highest standard possible.

We feel the prices of dishes are entirely reasonable for the quality offered and for those interested, menus are updated on our website.

West has been applauded with every win accolade in the industry. This is because of the vast selection of over 400 wines, the wine experience we offer and also because of the below industry mark up that we charge for wine. There are actually six wines at 24 euro and some of these can be found in top Dublin restaurants at over 32 euro! There are another eighteen wines available under 34 euro.

D8Grant, Once again, thank you for giving me the opportunity to showcase West Restaurant. Your constructive comments are most appreciated and we do act on them. I would be personally honored to meet you on your next visit and my team and I guarantee that you will have an even better experience.

With every best wish,
Fergus and Team
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We have eaten here on four occasions and have not been disappointed yet. The atmosphere is great and the food and service have been consistently excellent. You can get great package deals if you are staying in the hotel which makes it excellent value for what you get. There is also a great deal on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3 courses for 30 euros, and always delicious.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“not great at all”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

not nice at all very small portions and overpriced I am a vegaterian and there was no options for me nobody in there either the night I was there

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Just amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

You're immediately enveloped in a gorgeous ambience at The West, it gives you confidence that you'll be treated well, and we most certainly were. The menu isn't huge but it's very creative, with devine combinations of flavours that were surprising and yet perfectly married. We chose to have the choice of wines per course selected by the sommelier and this was a very enjoyable experience as the food was carefully paired with the wines, giving us some enlightenment into other wines we might try in future. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the kids also enjoyed their menu as well as tasting some of what we had selected. We were fed and treated like kings (and little princesses).

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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