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Donnellys of Barna

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Barna Coast Road | Galway, Barna, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 592 487
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Galway, Ireland
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2015

We love our seafood. My wife loves prawns, tuna and salmon, I love mussels and hake, or calamari, or monkfish, or cod, in fact, I'm really easy to please, in a fishy kind of way! So you can imagine our delight on a rainy Saturday in February when we had a choice of 9 different fish courses, between starters and... More 

4 Thank Galwaywalks
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2015

This great restaurant is located "diagonally" across the intersection from The Twelve Hotel in Barna. We thought that this was still a part of Galway, but eventually we realized that we were just outside of Galway limits. Anyway, this place just oozes character, outside appearances is very inviting, inside is super. Inside the front door is a fair size bar... More 

4 Thank Windy_Feet
Galway, Ireland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2015

Excellent food, always great quality never disappoints. Friendly and helpful staff. Very busy restaurant :)

2 Thank Ann M
Rome, Italy
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2015

We were looking for some proper Irish food and were very satisfied with our bet on Donnelly's. The place is nice, clean, well-lit and comfortable; the atmosphere is very pleasurable. We were very impressed with the staff: our hostess welcomed us warmly and found us a table in no-time even if we didn't have a reservation and were visiting on... More 

3 Thank enryfal
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124 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

just stopped here for lunch with my family on Shrove Tuesday. I had the seafood chowder which was excellent while my brother had fresh fish of the day, also excellent. My sister skipped right to the pancakes and we were all envious but I could not manage dessert aster the chowder. This is an authentic Irish pub with fires (they... More 

4 Thank BarbaraCCanada
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2015

I was one of over 50 people who attended a function in Donnelly's in February 2015. I've been there twice before, in 2006 and 2009, and the food, the service and the general ambience has always been first class. Some restaurants when catering for groups as large as ours was leave a bit to be desired - not so Donnelly's.... More 

3 Thank Pat H
Galway, Ireland
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2015

I'm not sure why I don't eat here more often. I've been here twice over the past 6 months, and the food has been fantastic on both occasions. Staff were also quite helpful. I'm looking forward to going back already.

2 Thank majorca08
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had a gorgeous meal here. The staff were very efficient and friendly. Asked to share a chowder starter and two half bowls were produced which we thought was a lovely gesture. Chowder was gorgeous. Chicken on chive potato divine. Medley of seafood on crepe sumptuous. Very generous portions. A huge pot of tea for two. Very busy with visitors but... More 

4 Thank Ann H
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2015

Great family restaurant with the absolute best smoked salmon we've ever had. Staff was pleasant and attentive.

1 Thank Shawn-COS
Galway, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2015

Great restaurant just outside of Galway city - with a great menu and everything delicious. We eat here regularly when we want a consistently good meal, rather than trying somewhere new. The mussels are the best I've tasted anywhere in the world and have never been let down by anything I have ordered here. On our last visit we felt... More 

1 Thank happytraveller199003

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine
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 91 592 487

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?