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The Pier Head

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The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
+353 91 638 188
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Hokkaido, Japan
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57 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

Situated as its name suggests on Kinvarra Pier, the restaurant offers an interestingly Thai-influenced Irish menu. Some tables have views out to the harbour. The food is plentiful and filling and reasonably priced.

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Thank StellersEagle
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful food, very good value, I had Chowder and Brown bread, as good as any I've ever had, my wife had the Mussels which were 'to die for', would add trongly recommend and will come back again

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Thank Mark C
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Dinner was amazing. I had the tiger prawn with coconut and lime sauce. Omg good! Husband had the lamb and that was amazing too! Great service. .fast!! Impressive!!

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Thank Cindy H
Halifax, Canada
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015

We recently stayed at a B&B in Kinvara for two evenings and ended up at the Pier Head both nights. The first night we enjoyed a lovely dinner, excellent food, large portions, and a great selection, and the second we returned for dessert (my favourite part of any meal). The restaurant is busy as it is clearly one of the... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

Had a lovely meal at the Pier Head.Great service and friendly.Reasonably priced and efficient. If you are in Kinvara give this place a visit.Oh the view is stunning

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Thank Robert C
Ireland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2015

I have visited this restaurant a few times in the last few months, driving well out of my way! I love eating here. The seafood is consistently delicious, particularly the specials, the price is good and the staff are very helpful and efficient.

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1 Thank LullaEire
spain
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

not helped by the smell of the cleaning spray being used to clean the table next to us while we were eating.

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4 Thank janenowinspain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015

great night at the pier head restaurant. excellent food .highly recommended.on a recent visit to kinvara; we had a great night at this eatery. we stayed at the hawthorns a couple of doors away.great selection of food and great service.clean and tidy inside and out.would recommend this establishment highly.during our visit we noticed they catered for one and all.familys couples... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

My girlfriend was stood at the bar and the staff were serving people behind and around her. She did eventually get served. Kind of shocking in the hospitality industry. It was a busy afternoon, but it's not difficult to see the order in which people come to the bar. The people at the bar are usually there before the people... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015

Nice atmosphere with good food especially the lobster and fish & chips. In a good location with adequate parking on the sea front.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?