Restaurants in Galway
Ireland's location on the northwest of Europe has brought many peoples and visitors to its shores over the centuries. Along with other their other cultural traditions, they brought with them a wide range of foods. In recent times, since Ireland became one of the most prosperous countries in Europe, the variety of places to eat has increased significantly.
Galway is long established as being the culinary capital of the West of Ireland. With its various cultural quarters, the city has a wonderful mix of gourmet cuisine options, from artisanal pie-makers to wood-fired pizzerias to some of the finest seafood restaurants in the country.
Aniar is centred around the concept of terroir, or ‘the complete natural environment in which a particular wine or food is produced’. Inspired by the Galway landscape and created using local, wild ingredients, the 10-course tasting menu is consistently excellent and imaginative, in both flavour and presentation, earning a litany of accolades, including a Michelin star every year from 2013 to 2016.
No matter what time of day, you won’t regret it if the neon sign lures you into Biteclub’s ‘streetfood discotheque’. In the evening, their impressive offering of cocktails and dishes – think 12-hour braised beef-cheek tacos or mac and cheese with smoked haddock – are elevated to an all-night experience, with a smorgasbord of whimsically designed spaces and music styles to suit your evolving mood.
Owned by Enda McEvoy, former head chef at Aniar, the twice Michelin-starred Loam is imbued with a deep respect for provenance. The majority of vegetables come from one farm, the meat from another, and McEvoy is committed to limiting what is brought in from outside this system. The result is an ever-evolving menu, an act of creativity within ethically informed constraints. The chefs serve the tables...