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“Nice surprise!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Quay Street Kitchen

The Quay Street Kitchen
Ranked #9 of 466 Restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, European, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Massena
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

My daughter and I were visiting Galway recently. Walking down Quay Street, we decided to stop for lunch and sit outside. We were not familiar with the restaurants so it was quite by chance that we happened upon The Quay Street Kitchen. How lucky for us. We are vegetarians and were delighted by so many options. To be honest, I do not remember what my selection was named, but I remember that it was unique, well seasoned and fresh....and delicious! Loved the shawls on the backs of the chairs for customers to use. Such a charming restaurant and terrific servers.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peggy C
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Kansas City, Missouri
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95 reviews
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“Excellent in every way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

My wife & I visited the Kitchen for lunch during our stay in Galway. Everything was as good as most of the reviews have described. The seafood chowder my wife had for starters was outstanding & our mains were excellent, as well. Service was prompt & attentive & there were many gluten free options, for those affected. We would certainly recommend this place highly right in the middle of everything in Galway.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bartmankc
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Kansas City, Missouri
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“2 nights in a row”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

Chose this restaurant based on the reviews here and it didn't disappoint. It was so good the first night, we decided to return the next. It's a small place, so expect to be a little crowded. We had the soups of the day both nights and they were excellent. The mussels were the best I've had in a long while. The lamb shank is nothing short of stupendous. One of the best lamb dishes I've ever had. This is a great restaurant and worthy of a try if you're in the area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank snoozedoctor
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Ireland
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Visited this wonderful restaurant recently and loved it
As a regular visitor to galway was delighted to find somewhere new
well what a find had to return the following night it was so good
Atmosphere of quay street floods into restaurant
Fab food and v friendly staff
Would definitely recommend

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ruby2222
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Lives up to the reviews”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

We arrived, (you cant book) and we told there would be a wait so they too our mob no. We had a drink and sure enough to the minute agreed they phoned. Staff, couldn't be better, food was excellent and the service as good. the place is so centrally sited in the old town, it is very popular but delivered. Not the best hauteur cuisine food ever had, but delicious nonetheless and very good value too.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vincent-in-Ireland
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