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“Great Food”
Review of West Restaurant

West Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 9 Restaurants in Barna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $39
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Award winning Upstairs at WEST restaurant is located in beautiful Barna,Galway on The Wild Atlantic Way in one of the most luxurious boutique hotels, The Twelve. West features innovative dishes that highlight the region and the season's best ingredients. West holds 2 Culinay Rossetes and is noted as a pioneer of the local food movement. Just 10 minutes from Galway City, WEST is very much about wine. One of Ireland's most exciting collections is on display throughout and celebrity wine dinners are a regular feature. Sunday Brunch - #LazySundayAfternoonsWest a must! "Celebrate Food, Celebrate Wine, Celebrate Life"
Wexford
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Ate here on a Saturday night and it was very busy, but the food and service was still excellent. The wine list is huge and so much choice, I would suggest getting the sommelier to choose a wine.

Visited March 2013
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Galway
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“No atmosphere”
Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Ate here recently with friends. Food nice, nothing extraordinary. A bit of pretension...... Soup of the Moment, what's that about for God's sake??? Main problem we had was that there was zero atmosphere. It was a Saturday night, three other tables occupied, deathly quiet. Not a bad experience as such, but would not be tempted to go back.

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1 Thank MargaretGalway
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thepins12, Owner at West Restaurant, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear MargarethGalway,
I have to say we find your review very suspicious and question whether you ever dined with us. Never in the life of West has there been even a remotely quiet Saturday night.
And above all else, as other reviews demonstate, the very thing we are absolutely not is pretentious.

I could take this opportunity to write about the accolades and reviews that West is consistently given. However, I shall refrain from wasting people's time having to read anymore on this.

Most Sincerely
Fergus and a very unprentious team of hard working and dedicated people
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Galway, Ireland
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“Meadhbhs conformation”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

We celebrated my granddaughters conformation lunch at the West and had a wonderful time.The food was amazing all steaks cooked perfectly, the sweets to die for and the breads lovely and fresh and warm. The staff were so attentive and made such a fuss of the guest of honour!! Nothing was too much trouble we will most certainly be back for more of the same.

  • Visited March 2013
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“Terrible experience”
Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Dined here on a Saturday night with my boyfriend after choosing the restaurant due to its good reviews. However we were very disappointed. We'd ordered prawns to start and fillet steak as our main,the prawns were bland and unimaginative such a pity seeing how close to the coast we were. The steak arrived cooked to our liking but it wasn't a fillet,it was chewy with gristly pieces. At over €27 each it was terrible. We were handed our dessert menus and left unattended for 15 minutes while other tables were been serviced even receiving amuse bouche's that hadn't been offered to our table. We decided to leave and as we made our way to sign for dinner a couple in front of us also seemed to have some negative comments for the staff. The maitre d/restaurant manager made a half hearted apology and quickly walked away from us. At €84 for two starters and two mains and no alcohol it was a complete waste of money,not to be recommended. Also the restaurant decor overall looked good but once you paid more attention you could see the lack of quality,for instance a heater was been propped up by plates against the wall. A real let down.

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thepins12, Owner at West Restaurant, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear Ralphy 2128,
Thank you for dining in West. However, your review is not entirely accurate and missing some vital facts. I would encourage you to to contact me directly.
Our Dublin Bay Prawns are prepared simply so as to highlight their natural flavour. They are tossed in the pan just before serving with organic Lambs Leaves and a Bloody Mary sauce. The beef fillet is from a local butcher who has national acclaim.
I regret that we have to converse in this medium, thence I welcome your call.
Faithfully,
Fergus
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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Ok”
Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

I ate here with a group for my sisters birthday. It was ok. The food was nice as were the staff. However there was hardly anyone there for a busy weekend, therefore it lacked some atmosphere and was a bit dark.

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