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“Wish we had come here on the first night...”
Review of Kirby's of Galway

Kirby's of Galway
Ranked #37 of 503 Restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Kirbys offer a relaxed dining experience in modern surrounds. Savour the best of local produce cooked with a modern twist. An extensive wine list is available with and emphasis on New World wines. Assured of a warm and friendly welcome and value for money, Kirbys is the ideal venue for a night out with friends or when celebrating that special occasion. Kirbys also caters for Corporate lunches and dinners as well as Christmas parties. A variety of seating arrangements are available from Banquette seating to smaller tables for more intimate dining, muted lighting and walnut and cream tones create and inviting and relaxing dining experience.
Reviewed October 9, 2013

... because we would certainly have come twice! I found it very difficult to decide what I would have to eat here so would have happily visited twice to have the opportunity to sample some more.

We went for the early bird menu and there was just so much to chose from and plenty that were out of the ordinary for a typical early bird. All the dishes we had were excellent and every plate was sent back empty! The wine was good and the service was friendly, prompt but not in your face. All in all, an excellent restaurant and the addition of a free drink of your choice at the bar attached is a lovely touch not often seen.

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Thank blonde1001
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Joanna F, Public Relations Manager at Kirby's of Galway, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Dear Blonde101,

Wow, thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It’s always lovely to get such great feedback. We are delighted you had an enjoyable experience. Happy customers are what all businesses strive for.

I will make sure all the team here in Kirby's read you review. They will be delighted.

Hopefully we will see you again very soon.

Many Thanks,
Joanna Fitzgerald

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Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

This is d best place to eat in Galway, food is fantastic, service is great and with a smile, efficient but not hovering around you. 3 course meal €25 and worth every penny

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Thank penneys-head
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Joanna F, Public Relations Manager at Kirby's of Galway, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

Dear Penneys-head.

Sincerest thanks for your recent review.
We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's Restaurant. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated.

Hopefully we will see you again very soon.

Many Thanks.

Kind Regards,

Joanna Fitzgerald

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Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Went in the bar this evening just for a drink, but were drawn to the restaurant as the specials menu was so inviting & the staff were very friendly.
Surpassed our expectations , great food & a reasonable price.
Highly recommended

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Thank Noreen P
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Dined alone at Kirbys tonight as I wanted to try a different restaurant in Galway. Was attracted by staff member promoting on Quay St. Menu looked interesting and special offer of 2 course meal for €22.50..friendly staff and nice surroundings but then to my surprise I noticed that quite a lot of the starters and main course items had supplements if selected as part of 2 courses offer. My starter had a 2€ supplement with a 250 ml bottle of water costing €2.70, all in cost €27.20. While the food was nice the portions were ok but hard to say it was value for money. If I had the steak it would have cost an extra €6. Also €2.70 for a 250 ml bottle of water equates to €10.80 a litre!!... Why offer 2 and 3 course prices and then have supplements for a lot of items on the menu?

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Thank TomTier
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Joanna F, Public Relations Manager at Kirby's of Galway, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

Dear Tom Tier,

Thank you for your recent review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food, that you though the staff were friendly and the surroundings were nice.

We offer many different options in Kirby’s Restaurant and have worked very hard to ensure we have catered for everybody. We have an A la Carte Menu and the Value Dining 2 and 3 course menu. Of the 9 Starters and 9 mains on the 2 and 3 course menu there are 2 starters and 2 mains with supplements. That leaves 7 starters and 7 mains to choose from if you did not want to pay a supplement. On any set menu without the items with the supplement, 7 starter and 7 mains is still a very good set menu. I am sorry that you felt that it was not value for money and that you did not leave with a more positive impression of Kirby’s Restaurant.


I thank you again for your review and I sincerely hope this does not deter you from returning in the future.

Many Thanks.

Kind Regards,
Joanna Fitzgerald

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We booked Kirby's through trip advisor and we glad to find it as most places were booked out in Galway that night. It was a nice venue with really lovely staff. There was quite a big menu and it was reasonable priced. I ordered monk fish off the specials menu and it was really over cooked and I didn't eat it. My boyfriend got a steak and he enjoyed it.

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Thank Jean D
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Joanna F, Public Relations Manager at Kirby's of Galway, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2013

Dear Jean D,

Thank you for your recent review. We are delighted that you liked the restaurant and that you though the staff were lovely, however we are very disappointed that you did not enjoy your Monkfish.
Your feedback is vital in helping us improve.
Your comments have been taken on board and will be addressed.

I sincerely hope this does not deter you from returning in the future and hopefully giving us a chance to restore your faith in our food.

Many thanks.

Kind Regards
Joanna Fitzgerald

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