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The Hungry Bookworm

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Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 870 585
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Thank you to Angela and her staff for an amazing night. The restaurant has such a relaxed atmosphere, the menu is outstanding the the food is to die for! I'm sure we'll be back!!

Thank Jodie H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic night . As always the hungry bookworm never ceases to amaze !!! the food was amazing tantalising all the taste buds with an amazing selection of foods to choose from ... The staff the atmosphere everything was top class can't wait fur our next visit 👍

Thank Melissa L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and the food was delicious. Incredibly diverse menu with something for everyone. Thank you to Angela and the staff for a great night out. Will definitely be back .

Thank Olivia1th
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Fab to food, to value, and friendly owners. Thanks for looking after us so well. We had a table booked for a late lunch, we had good food and plenty of wine.

Thank nualagleeson
County Leitrim, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Just had to write this review to thank the owners Angela and Alice for a lovely Saturday afternoon. The atmosphere is lovely, food is delicious we were made feel so welcome will definately be back again.

Thank carolwrynn
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Had the pleasure of visiting this restaurant/wine bar yesterday (3/12/16) 7 girls from Dublin (1from loughrea) fabulous experience, gorgeous food,great athmosphere,friendly staff ,we had a ball and would highly recommend ,thank you to Angela and the staff for a great day out. Will definitely be back . A little gem in loughrea 😉

Thank orlarussell2016
Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Food was good...well decorated and the place is nice specially all kinds of books they have like a library and folk songs are good too 👍

Thank tausif9672
Galway, Ireland
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Love, love, love the hungry bookworm so was very happy to hear they are now open on Sunday's for breakfast and lunch. We went in today with our twin girls and had a gorgeous lunch relaxing on the couch. It's a lovely alternative to the normal Sunday fare in restaurants and as always the food is so fresh and tasty.... More 

Thank barbadosbride
Galway, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Great food, relaxing setting, friendly owners... well worth seeking out this fine restaurant / book shop / music venue. The perfect place to spend a few hours. Well worth coming off the Dublin to Galway highway just to find this lovely place in the heart of Loughrea town.

Thank gerryhanberry2016
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Lovely relaxing atmosphere with tasty food, especially the prawns. Every dish was different in its unique way. Couldn't fault. Happy customer here.

Thank knowinggood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $30
Irish, European, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Loughrea
  • Phone Number: +353 91 870 585
The Hungry Bookworm is a cool place to chill with a book and a glass of wine, or enjoy good company in our great atmosphere. Choose from a variety of delicacies on our very reasonable menu ranging from Spanish tapas to our chef's own variations on classic dishes from around the world. Our highly trained baristas will also be happy to make you any gourmet coffee or tea you feel in the mood for. So pop in, read a book and relax in the warm comfort of The Hungry Bookworm.

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