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3 Eyre Street | Wood Quay, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 568 917
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As above myself and my partner were here for dinner last night. 1st night out since having our 1st baby, we had been looking forward to it all week. Was not an enjoyable experience. I sent back my main and only ate half the replacement. I believe the menu said Galway famous Surf and turf or something. Overcooked minute steak... More 

1 Thank Keith O
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the restaurant for the first time recently. I had heard lots of good things about it. There was a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant and the staff were very welcoming. We ate from the early bird menu which was very good value. Overall a great night and I hope to return when I am in Galway again.

Thank Irishbelle1
Roscommon, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meal was Gorgeous, Food well presented,Service very steady. Staff very friendly and attentive. Lovely Atmosphere.

Thank 1966Martina1966
Dublin, Ireland
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a decent meal here, family of 4. Nice atmosphere, staff friendly and helpful, food was good quality.

1 Thank mikath2016
Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food always and probably best restaurant in Galway. Last night our waiter was Shane and he is excellent at his job and what service is all about. He was polite, helpful to everyone and seemed to enjoy his job. He deserves his praise and recognition

Thank Ann o
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked in off the street on a cold, damp January night with no booking. The place was buzzing and we were met with smiles and a table upstairs. Great atmosphere, excellent food at a reasonable price and lovely staff. We'll be back!

Thank brendantipperary
Galway, Ireland
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The dining room upstairs was large, and it's divided by different sections that leads to the kitchen next level. Even a brief look at the menu makes it clear you're in the hands of an inventive chef. We all, almost 15 of us were really enjoyed the starter & main course. However the only negative side was service personal were... More 

Thank JoKallarackal
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant - something for everyone on the menu whether dining as a family or as a couple or with friends. Staff are very friendly. Vegetarian options are fab and a step up from the usual token veggie dishes thrown onto menus. Always make a stop here when in Galway and looking forward to coming back again.

Thank em191
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Myself and my family had lunch/dinner there on Sunday13th Feb. Our daughter has a nut allergy and the young man serving went out of his way to make sure he checked if the food served to her was safe to eat. At desert time he got a list of the 'safe ones' for her to eat. He was exceptionally friendly... More 

Thank Martin M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

We had light plates in the bar.....the seafood salad was quite good, and the ribs were really five star. Of course, the pints were good too. Atmosphere is good, not too much loud music so you can talk and the other person can hear you.

Thank omisamoyed

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $32
Irish, International, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Eyre Street | Wood Quay, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 568 917

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