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The Old Barracks Restaurant & Bakery

Cross Street, Athenry H65 W427, Ireland
+353 91 877 406
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (19 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
“scones” (15 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
All hours
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cross Street, Athenry H65 W427, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Scott and his team do a fantastic job! Great welcome when we arrived, great service throughout, and the food....is delicious...and the desserts.....amazing!! We had lemon tart, chocolate brownie and coffee cake, yummy, best selection of desserts we’ve ever come across! Going back to try more!!

Thank CizH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely Sunday lunch with my family. Great range of options on the menu, all of which were equally tempting. Food when served was excellent. Every time I visit the Old Barracks I’m impressed with the cleanliness of the place and the very friendly...More

1  Thank Sylvia R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always eat here when in Athenry. The cod is the freshest fish ever. Tastes like it was just caught! Varied menu to suit all tastes. Great value. Lovely atmosphere. Very friendly welcoming staff. Desserts to die for. Great coffee.

Thank magosullivan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Barracks is local to me and I love nothing more than walking up to meet friends and family for delicious food, yummy coffees and teas (and cake) and good chats and company. The warm cosy atmosphere is just special and I have never...More

1  Thank KerryC1963
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for lunch and great prices, very good health salad huge range of desserts, lovely setting, children friendly, you won't be disappointed

2  Thank Geraldine G
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Lovely cosy atmosphere with a real big smiling welcome. Felt at home, straight away. The lamb was easily the best I've had in years. Succulent is an understatement. The choice of desserts here is becoming it's signature memory. You'll want them all! Totally going back...More

1  Thank Austin M
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Excellent service. Quality food. The goat’s cheese starter was superb. The best I’ve ever tasted. Everyone was delighted with their meal. The homemade burger deserves a special mention. Can’t wait for a return visit.

Thank Jacqueline G
Reviewed January 2, 2018

Just came back from Ireland. This was one of the nicest places we visited. What a wonderful place to stop. Driving back to Dublin from Galway we stopped at The Old Barracks. What a gem! We wished we had a restaurant like this back here...More

2  Thank Lisa T
Reviewed January 2, 2018

A warm atmosphere with friendly and professional staff. Have been here many times and often very busy, however always very well looked after. Irish hospitality at its best.

Thank StephenLondoner
Reviewed December 31, 2017

We tired out the Old Barracks restaurant for the first time this year after having conferred with some of the locals (Craughwell residents). We were over there in July just before the Galway races started. Our seating was a bit close to the kitchen area...More

Thank Endre F
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May 7, 2017|
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Response from scott f | Property representative |
Hi Helen, I work closely The Old Barracks and just happened across your message, We would be delighted to host your group on the 25th May at 5 pm. Please send us an email and visit our website, we can take it from there, I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $31
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cross Street, Athenry H65 W427, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Athenry
  • Phone Number: +353 91 877 406
  • E-mail
Bistro - Bakery - Catering Set in the historical walled town of Athenry, The Old Barracks serves the finest in locally sourced produce in our award winning venue. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and dinner 7 days a week. The home of great food & flavour in Athenry!
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