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Donnellys of Barna

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Barna Coast Road | Galway, Barna, Galway, Ireland
353 (0)91 592 487
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Sligo, Ireland
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here one Sunday afternoon with my son, made no reservation just walked in off the street, it has at least three entrances to enter the building, but we eventually got sorted. When we did get seated we didn't have too long to wait for our food, but I just thought it was a bit plain, more like pub grub,... More 

Thank fran54_10
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has the best Guinness without any doubt in Ireland and at 4 euros a pint. The food is also top and reasonable priced although over the years The haddock moray is superb, but the size of the serving dishes have been reduced therefore the portions served are smaller.You get plenty of great veg and mash or chips etc,... More 

1 Thank tfbird
Limerick, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to say while the restaurant was busy and we just walked in off the road , we were looked after really well. We were informed we would be waiting approximately 20 mins and 20 mins later we had a table. The food was exceptional, well done

1 Thank Sherrybab
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very warm in here and I couldn't wait to leave to get some air. The barmaid was gruff and unfriendly but we were served promptly. Wouldn't rush back

Thank JennyB1984
Kildare, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here a few nights during a holiday stay in barna. The seafood is unbelievable and the smoked haddock mornay is to die for. The staff were great and we got great tables with a short wait even though we had not booked. It great to hear Irish still spoken around the bar. Highly recommended.

2 Thank Larry O
Madison, New Hampshire
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we are in Galway, we always try to get to Donnelly's. The best seafood chowder and home made brown bread in the area. And, the pour a fine pint of Guinness.

2 Thank anniemac500
Oakland, California
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131 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner and was dissapointed. I ordered baked cod and my dinner companion ordered the burger. Both came out perfect and tasted great. The service was wonderful with just the right amount of "checking in" to make sure all was ok. When driving through Galway, this would be a great stop.

2 Thank larryjw1
Limerick, Ireland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I visited this establishment, for a change, as we were staying across the road in the 12 Hotel. It was very obvious that our chances of getting a drink much less a meal were slim, as the clients were out the "door". I asked a member of the staff what our chances were as we had not... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We finished off our day at the race with a trip to Donnellys of Barna. Perfect choice of restaurant... Our table was ready when we arrived and every tale was occupied ... Once a table became free it was quickly turned around by the extremely efficient servers and occupied quickly. This restaurant is well known and it is obvious from... More 

3 Thank Luluhugs_994
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us had a meal here. The place is really atmospheric, the staff and level of service was outstanding and very friendly, and the food was just perfect. Yes we'd all go out of our way to eat here again - don't drive by!

3 Thank ludomcgurk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, International, British
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barna Coast Road | Galway, Barna, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway  >  Barna
  • Phone Number: 353 (0)91 592 487

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?