Eat and Drink in Galway

Galway is at once a city and a state of mind, a place so electrifyingly laid-back it seems to exist in its own time zone. Galway’s burgeoning restaurant scene offers a wide choice of options in price, cuisine and atmosphere, with its most exciting offerings balancing a reverence for provenance, with a spirit of experimentation.

Galway is a city well supplied with excellent places to eat well, especially in the mid range and budget categories. It is well known for its excellent pubs, many of which also serve good, and in some cases excellent, food at a very reasonable price. Partly this is because as a university city there are always plenty of impecunious but hungry students about – use this to your advantage and follow the students if you are on a tight budget!

Visit the Galway Market outside St Nicholas’ Church on Saturday morning and you can buy a picnic fit for a king! Small food producers from the region will be there, with cheese, bread, preserves, cake and oganic fruit and veg. It is feast for the eyes as well as all the other senses. At the higher end there was a time not long ago where things were a little bleak, but that has changed and there are some very good new restaurants with chofs who are obvious keen to carve out a reputation. There are also some very, very good places to eat within a short drive of the city – Morans of the Weir in Kilcolgan and O’Grady’s on the Pier in Barna stand out.

Restaurants

Restaurants

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Night Clubs

Night Clubs

Galway is home to a vibrant nightlife scene. The city has numerous pubs and bars as well as a few nightclubs along with some of the finest theatres and comedy clubs in the country.
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Cafes and Delis

Cafes and Delis

Whether whiling away the morning over pastries and a pot of tea or taking a quick coffee break from discovering Galway’s colourful, winding streets, you’ll find a plethora of options for...
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Pubs and Bars

Pubs and Bars

Galway has endless possibilities when it comes to bars, pubs, and nightclubs. You’ll find quiet spots to relax, places with traditional Irish music and storytelling, and clubs for dancing.
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