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“Good food, service and what so many bars should be doing in tourist areas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gallaghers

Gallaghers
Main Street, Bunratty, Ireland
+353.61363363
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Ranked #3 of 12 Restaurants in Bunratty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $130
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: In the heart of historical Bunratty, you will find our award winning seafood restaurant "Gallaghers". With its thatched roof and old world relaxed charm, come and enjoy a spectacular candlelight dinner with family and friends. It is our attention to detail and high level of service that ensures your whole dining experience will be truly memorable.
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“Good food, service and what so many bars should be doing in tourist areas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Realy enjoyed a very tasty dinner with my wife here. We both kept the focus on fish and were not dissapointed.

The menu is simple; the food is well presented and the service was excellent. The place was buzzing with a packed friendly atmosphere and yet we were seated, orders taken and food arrived on the table with minimal fuss.

My wifes' crab bake meal came with homemade wedges, but my salmon came with chips - i didn't understand whythere was a need for the 2 different types with simuliar meals. Instead i would probably just have the wedges as it is more 'gastro' focussed which is where they are competing - unless it is simply to balance margins by each dish, in which case that is understandable. It is a stretch to call the menu 'gastro', but it is certainly a quality meal in a beautiful bar.

Well worth a visit and you will not be dissapointed.

Visited November 2012
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“Lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The staff were very nice. The food was delicious and good portions. It was really busy and there was a lovely Christmas atmosphere

Visited December 2012
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“Gallaghers Restaurant Bunratty Co Clare”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We have dined in many Restaurants in Ireland and abroad and this has to be the finest establishment we have visited. From start to finish the customer service was excellent. The layout of Gallaghers is such that even though you are amongst many other diners, you actually have great privacy and you are out of ear shot. The menu is wonderful and if you are a fish lover you will not want to leave. On this occasion I had steak and it was cooked to perfection and the side orders were delicious, my Girlfriend had the Sea Bass and it was heaven. The wine list was extensive and reasonably priced too, to add to the ambiance there was a young woman playing the Piano. The only problem with Gallaghers Restaurant is you will not want to leave. However if you want to extend the evening there is a fine Bar next door and you are also a 3 minute walk from Durty Nellys pub.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shannon, Ireland
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“Great Place to be in Bunratty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Good service and friendly staff. The place is quiet coisy and has a freindly atmostphere. My French friend is very curteous and friendly. Lovely place...

Visited October 2012
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Shannon, Ireland
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“An excellent Evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

There were seven of us and on arrival we were greeted by Clodagh and asked us whether we would like to sit at the Bar or go straight to our table. We were offered the early bird menu, which consisted of 4 courses ( including coffee ), modestly priced at 60 euro per couple and included a bottle of house wine. I'll review for myself - I started with Mussells served with a white wine sauce and spring onions - delicious. I then had a Sirloin Steak with garlic butter - delicious. Followed then by warm apple tartlet sprinkled with cinnamon - delicious. Gallaghers has always had a great reputation for seafood - well you can add Sirloin Steak that reputation too. Thank you Clodagh, Orla and Adrian, beautiful food served with friendliness, charm and efficiency. Can't wait to return!!!!!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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