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Restaurant Gemelles

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23 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 568 821
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Moycullen, Ireland
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Gemelles restaurant in the heart of Galway City. Pre-booked for 5.30 and had early bird menu 2 courses x 20e. My wife and I had starter and had main course of hake and it was excellent-tasty, well presented and the food was to the standard of a 5* restaurant. The decor and and furnishings are exceptional and I highly... More 

Thank tomduffy68
Paul D, Owner at Restaurant Gemelles, responded to this review

Tom, I'd like to thank you greatly for your wonderful review. I'd extremely happy that you enjoyed yourself so much and we hope to see you here again soon. More 

Corrales, New Mexico
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After walking a considerable bit of the Latin Quarter, we wanted to grab a decent meal before heading back to our hotel. We walked right past Gemelles only to turn around because 'something' lured us back up the street. We arrived a bit before the dinner rush and were able to enjoy the cozy setting and eat a leisurely dinner... More 

Thank Eric T
Paul D, Owner at Restaurant Gemelles, responded to this review

Hi Eric, Thanks so much for your fantastic review. We're very glad that you enjoyed yourself at our restaurant and we hope we'll see you again in the near future. More 

Galway, Ireland
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

I was out looking for a restaurant to dine in on Monday evening, I only went into Gemelles because two other restaurants had no space, however there was not one customer in the restaurant. Normally I would have left but I had forgotten my last food experience here, so the two of us sat. I went for the set menu... More 

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Galway, Ireland (Republic Of.)
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Visited her with my fiancee, sister-in-law and niece for a mini-celebration meal. We opted for a tapas style selection of starters and all went for various meats served on lava stones. The tapas were all very good with the Patatas Bravas a particular favourite. Also, the drama of the spitting lava stones made for and entertaining main course. Overall a... More 

Thank alanrbrowne
Athenry, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Spent a wonderful evening in Gemelles on the 28th December. The food was delicious...I had the oysters to start which were very fresh & tasty followed by the hake which I thoroughly enjoyed. I had the cheeseboard to finish. Wonderful service from Dylan & the wine recommended was divine. Will be back again very soon!

Thank Hogana1
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

We went out for dinner and we ordered steak, it came on a little hot stone that kept it sizzling. There was a really nice, romantic atmosphere, we really enjoyed our meal and our night.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Stopped in on the off chance following a recommendation from locals. It's an inviting place, with cosy décor and the right lighting for a restaurant (not too bright, and not too dark). We found service to be very good, with both a warm welcome and a friendly (and attentive) waiter whose humour added to our experience. Our table was spacious... More 

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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

I booked this restaurant for a group of 13 for a graduation meal. We asked for menus three times, before being provided with them 40 minutes later. Overall the whole meal took 3 hours and 20 minutes to complete. Staff were very stretched, restaurant very understaffed despite there being a full restaurant. Will not be returning.

Thank anna-banana12
Paul D, Owner at Restaurant Gemelles, responded to this review

Hi Anna, Again thank for your review, we appreciate all customer feedback on their dining experience in the restaurant. Please find below our original response to your email below. From Anna to Restaurant Gemelles: Hi there, I just wanted to give some feedback after having eaten at your restaurant on Wednesday night. The food overall was quite nice, however the... More 

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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Had my birthday dinner here and the service and staff were amazing ever so friendly and professional but where so helpful .. the food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Throughly enjoyable night they insisted on singing happy birthday after they heard it was birthday . Would definitely recommend anyone to visit beautiful food great atmosphere and delicious food..... More 

Thank gilmorer
Paul D, Manager at Restaurant Gemelles, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of our restaurant. We're very glad that we could help you celebrate your birthday and we hope that we see you again soon. More 

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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

At the lower end of Quay Street you can find this nicely decorated Restaurant. It provides enough room for groups as well as for single guests. The waiter helps to find the right dinner and adequate wine, he is multi-lingual, which might be helpful sometimes. I only had 6 oysters on a plate for 10 €, because I was appointed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $39
Irish, European, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 568 821
Gemelle's Restauarant is a family run restauarant situated on Quay Street, in the heart of Galway's Latin Quarter. Serving food 7 days a week, both lunch and dinner, Gemelle's restaurant is a must. Serving a mix of European styled cuisines Gemelle's is a great dining experience, that doesn't put stress on your pocket either.

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