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The Pier Head

The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
+353 91 638 188
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (70 reviews)
“seafood” (52 reviews)
“mussels” (44 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My mom and I stopped in and shared the chowder, fried Brie, and mussels. Everything was absolutely delicious! We couldn't decide what we liked the most. My mom grew up with fresh baked bread, and insisted that the brown bread was the best she had...More

Thank USCxc2007
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family and I stopped off for a walk around Kinvara. We’d spotted this restaurant online so thought we might try it. We popped in at lunchtime and chose from their lunch menu. I had the cold seafood platter which was delicious & there was...More

Thank Penny D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Instead of dinner we ordered 5 appetizers and some drinks. We were super impressed with each dish and enjoyed the view from the table. Friendly service in a great location.

Thank Kaytgar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food and friendly efficient staff. A nicely decorated, clean restaurant with a wonderful view if the harbor.

Thank Marie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant on a friend's recommendation - the seafood chowder, I was told, was outstanding. All three of us ordered the chowder, which is served with brown bread, and ate outside to enjoy the view, sunshine, and people watching. Happy out! Their seafood chowder...More

Thank ladytez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good fish dishes and crab claws as starters. Quick service. Had to wait at the bar but good opportunity for a beer and look around. Animated atmosphere.

Thank DanaLuxembourg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and service, had a great dinner for our anniversary . Very well designed layout plenty of room to sit and view the harbour

Thank janettaylorburgess
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here for a bite to eat. I ordered the seafood platter, it was ok. I suppose it’s seasonal, although I had ordered one in a restaurant in mayo last week and it was far ahead of this, no great need to smother the...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Arrived for our 7.30pm booking to find a restaurant packed to the hilt - post Galway Races revellers. Our table wasn’t ready so we were happy to have a drink at the bar. I was very happy with the barman’s suggestion of a local gin....More

1  Thank Elspeth M
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Thank you to the lovely gentleman on tonight in the restaurant (Friday 10th August). My partner and I arrived in very late at 9.40pm and were not very hopeful that we would be served food at this time of the evening but the young man...More

Thank Ciara W
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David M
April 13, 2017|
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Response from Ally D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Worth calling them first.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Kinvara
  • Phone Number: +353 91 638 188
  • E-mail
Located on the quay in the village of Kinvara, breath taking views overlooking the bay and Dunguaire Castle. We cater for all tastes. Daily lunch menu served from 12, a la carte from 5. Large upstairs room overlooking bay can be used for private parties.
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