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The Seafood Bar @ Kirwan's

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Kirwan's Lane, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 568 266
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Edenderry, Ireland
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2015

we ate here on friday 14th august 2015. we called in after being referred by our hotel. we had no booking but we were pleasantly accommodated at a table outside. this was very comfortable, well heated by patio heaters and rugs on chairs. our food was good but i had hake on a bed of savoy cabbage and smoked bacon.... More 

2 Thank gerbren
Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2015

The seafood here is fresh and well prepared. Service is quick and very friendly. Chicken was also good.

Thank Wander18539
New York, N.Y.
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2015

I was looking for a certain candle shop when visiting Galway recently and stumbled across Kirwans. Tucked away on (no surprise) Kirwan's Lane just off Quay Street, this restaurant was an unexpected delight. I enjoyed the seafood chowder and my husband had the mussels to start. Both were excellent. Our mains were specials that evening - both fish but can't... More 

1 Thank Woodsiders5
Toulon, France
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2015

The food is excellent : fresh sea food very well prepared ; very fine diner ; the place is nice and very friendly people. The best place for dinner in Gallway.

Thank Matthieu C
Donegal Town, Ireland
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2015

We ate here before and were very impressed so we decided to try it again. It has slipped on the ratings on Tripadvisor and I can see why. The food is very expensive. I had Asian Chicken which was really nice but it cost €25 and had to order seperatly for side order. My husband got the fish but he... More 

5 Thank Angel1964_12
Front Royal, Virginia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2015

We went to Kirwan's at the last minute during Galways busy race week. At first they said they were full with all tables reserved but as we were leaving the manager followed us outside to say they had a table but we would only have an hour. It was well worth just being able to have a quick glass of... More 

Thank Kathie S
Dublin, Ireland
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

I visited one eve after Galway races with my family. There was only one set menu which was a shame. This consisted of about 4 starters and 5 mains. It was more expensive than usual too. We shared two starters which were good. For my main course I picked the black sole. It was amazing but for €33 it would... More 

Thank Lmg1001
West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Menu was interesting and varied. Cozy place that is great for a date or for family with older children. Delicious entrees and desserts.

Thank ColfaxCuban
London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a great restaurant for sea food, the choice is good and the quality unmatched in Galway. But the staff are really not that helpful, flexible or interested in the customers. Maybe we were there on a bad night but really..... The main menu is great and the specials really good, this is a unique Resturant in Galway

1 Thank CJTW
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch here. We were especially interested in trying The Seafood Bar because if the good reviews in Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. This is an upscale restaurant. I had the sautéed prawns and they were very good. My wife had the scallops and she said they were very good. At first the portions... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kirwan's Lane, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 568 266

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