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Taste Matters

Westbridge | Co. Galway, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 880 010
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Overview
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“lemon tart” (13 reviews)
“pork belly” (9 reviews)
“steak” (26 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
European, Irish, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Westbridge | Co. Galway, Loughrea, Ireland
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Reviewed March 26, 2015

I had an early bird meal in here last Saturday evening and was very impressed. The standard of food was right up there with any of the top Restaurants in Dublin. It isn't the biggest of places but it isn't overcrowded and the seats are...More

1  Thank Dermot M
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2015

Thank you for your lovely write up. I am really happy you enjoyed your meal with us and I hope to see you back again when visiting the West. Jirka

Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

It is a rare event not to find at least one thing below standard on an evening out for dinner. I can honestly say that the evening spent in "Taste Matters" was excellent. The meal was excellent, from start to finish. We could not find...More

1  Thank Martin D
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2015

Thank you very much Martin! Your comments are a joy to read. Jirka

Reviewed March 8, 2015

My fiancé and I had hoped to visit here on our previous trip to Loughrea, but unfortunately, didn't make it. Thankfully, we made an advance reservation this time! The restaurant is small, but very inviting and warm and cosy. It was a pleasant escape on...More

Thank Orla B
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2015

Many thanks for your comments. I am glad you liked our food & service. I am sorry you didn't find any non-alcoholic drink to your liking. We stopped serving the commercial soft drinks, however we offer home-made fruit cordials with still and fizzy option as...More

Reviewed March 3, 2015

Stopped at Taste Matters to have lunch recently. I had a goat cheese salad which was excellent, very prompt and friendly service also.

1  Thank IrishSanFran
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2015

I am happy you enjoyed the salad. It's still on the menu and still very popular with customers ... and me. Many thanks for your nice words! Jirka

Reviewed March 3, 2015

This restaurant is a must if you are living or visiting the west of Ireland. Run and personally managed by the owners Jira and Michael the food is the best I have ever had. The quality is always 100% and the front of house is...More

1  Thank Maureen F
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2015

What a lovely write up! Thank you so much! Jirka

Reviewed February 25, 2015

Stumbled upon this little gem while staying nearby in the hotel. Decided to venture out and try it based on some good reviews here on TA. First off; Jirka is a wonderful, welcoming host. Very pleasant and friendly right from the start. The menu is...More

2  Thank YelJa
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2015

Thank you for such kind review. It is really rewarding to read comments of appreciation of what we do and it makes all the hard work worthwhile. I hope to welcome you back sometimes. Thank you! Jirka

Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Called in to for lunch, and was advised the lunch menu with 4 starters & 4 mains was all that was available. I ordered the chicken curry whilst my husband ordered the spiced beefcake with a side of fries. We were told no carbonated drinks...More

7  Thank Gingerspurs
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2015

I will not go into details here. It is clear you chose the wrong establishment for your dining needs. Many issues could be solved, if they were raised at the time rather than in an unjustified online review.

Reviewed February 18, 2015

We found this place online and the reviews did not disappoint. We both had the goats cheese to start which was delicious. I had steak which was cooked to perfection. My boyfriend had the seafood pasta special. The pasta was homemade and again perfectly cooked....More

1  Thank Littlegra
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2015

Many thanks for your kind words! If you are ever back to Loughrea, I hope you'll pay us another visit. All the best! Jirka

Reviewed February 9, 2015

A friend recommended taste matters so we took a spin from Galway City to check it out. We dined at an unusual time, between lunch and dinner so it was very quite, which suited perfectly as we had our toddler with us! The service was...More

1  Thank Sindisk
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2015

Thank you so much for coming all the way from Galway to try us out! I am happy we lived up to the recommendation and that you enjoyed your dinner with us. I look forward to serving you again. Jirka

Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Dundalk to Loughrea is a very long journey, but the sheer joy of eating at the finest restaurant in all of Connaught makes it such a Worthwhile Trip... the simplicity of its Name explains the ethos of its owners - now do yourself a favour...More

1  Thank UsaTVcrew
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2015

I am very glad you enjoyed your meal with us after such a long trip!! If you ever happen to be at this country's end again, I hope to welcome you back. Thank you! Jirka

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Hello, you can book via email. It does not let me add our email address in my answer here, but you can find it on our website, when you google Taste Matters restaurant in Loughrea. You can also book through our Facebook... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $30
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westbridge | Co. Galway, Loughrea, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Loughrea
  • Phone Number: +353 91 880 010
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Description
Casual restaurant with interesting delicious food & genuine hospitality.
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