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“Great atmosphere, great food”
Review of The Pier Head

The Pier Head
Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Kinvara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Galway
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, great food”
Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

I went for a meal with friends on a Friday night, without a reservation. The staff were warm and inviting and even offered to move us to a table further from the door that had become free between our arrival and ordering. The waiter was very friendly (and funny), and came back to check everything was alright several times (without being annoying). The food was fantastic. I will be returning.

  • Visited February 2014
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Ireland, West Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent staff”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is a great pub in a fab location, we have been to the pier head a few times now, we cant fault it. In particular the girl behind the bar Fi, she is so friendly we felt like she was an old friend we had a great chat & laugh with her whilst we sat by the fire enjoying the cosy atmosphere. Its wonderful to meet genuine people who enjoy their job and are good at it. We will be coming back.

  • Visited February 2014
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Waterford, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Evening Meal”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Following a very wet motorcycle spin we entered Kinvara and booked into Kinvara Guesthouse, On arrival we were greeted by the proprietor who recommended the Pier head as the best pub in town (little did we know that it was his brothers pub) after a quick shower we headed down to the pub. Nice small bar and restaurant adjoining it. I had 2 pints of cider, a little on the expensive side i might add but refreshing none the less after a long day on the motorcycle.after my second pint the waitress approached our group and asked us if we would like to order food, to which we gladly did. she was very polite and was helpful in my selection. I chose mussels steamed in Perno. i must say, although not a sea food fan, i am a lover of a good pot of mussles.they were fantastic, and excellent value for money at €9.80. We must have sat at our table in the restauraunt for about 90 - 100 mins. we were not rushed from our table and the waitress was very friendly and polite at all times. when it came to paying the bill it was suggested if we would like to pay as a group or individually. individual payments were made with no fuss.
I would have no issues recommending this establishment to a friend and i will be visiting again.

Conor C

  • Visited February 2014
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Galway, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great seafood!”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

We visited the pier head recently, and we both agree, that the seafood was absolutely fantastic. The fish was fresh, not over cooked, good sides, and the deserts were also top notch.

Definitely recommended!
Andreas

  • Visited January 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great for a Quick Stop”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

My friend and I stopped here while enroute to another city. It was a great little stop to use the restroom, drink a few espresso's, and chat with the wait staff who were really nice! :)

  • Visited February 2013
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