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Abbeygate Street, Galway, Ireland
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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a nice find in Galway, a vegetarian restaurant amongst all the traditional carnivore fare that makes up most Irish restaurants. The food was generally good, not great. We enjoyed it and would have gladly eaten there again if were locals (in this case we were on vacation).

Thank Jane A
Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there for lunch and had the quinoa crust vegan broccoli tart (with cashew base filling). It was delicious! It was served with a yummy salad - it was a very interesting mix (greens, carrots, beans, some flowers,...) and visually pretty. They have a very creative chef! For dessert I had the vegan chocolate banana cheesecake that was really... More 

Thank BenedicteHK
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there at lunch and there were only few tables free We choose a red lentil dahl with brown rice and salad It was really fantastic!!all the food is organic and well cooked The place is really nice and the girls are kinds A great place in the heart of Galway

Thank Amrita14
Limerick, Ireland
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Lovely food vegetarian paradise Well presented for lunch get there early it is very popular Nice decor and the staff are warm and helpful

Thank rose b
Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Yummy food and great staff! I was very impressed with the quality of the food! Keep it up Lighthouse!

Thank jennygreene4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Lovely small cafe serving delightful food that satisfied both carnivores and true vegans!! Gorgeous desserts and excellent value!! Will definitely be back!

Thank Pirge M
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Nice staff, delicious food and just perfect atmosphere! Ideal spot for a healthy lunch! And for those who really cannot resist temptations, well, don't worry: they serve the most amazing cakes!!! Try the brownies, they are just exquisite!

Thank Nicoletta F
Frankfurt, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The café is only open to 5:00pm, I arrived just a bit after & was very disappointed. the manager pointed me to a lovely vegan falafel place down the road. I returned the next day for lunch & it was well worth the wait & return trip, lovely soup, sandwich & desert. Friendly staff as well! highly recommended vegan oasis... More 

Thank Sean C
Madrid, Spain
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

This place has a great menu with good selection of vegan choices, all of which I think were available as a gluten free option. I tried the soup of the day which was delicious and my friend tried the tempeh salad which she really enjoyed. They have a good selection of teas and also gluten free cake. Highly recommended and... More 

Thank sam_antics_87
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I'm not a vegetarian but I eat here on a regular basis. The food is so fresh and fantastic value for money. Friendly staff and consistent fare.

Thank george85

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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 of 5 stars
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Irish
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbeygate Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway

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