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The Old Barracks Restaurant & Bakery

Cross Street, Athenry H65 W427, Ireland
+353 91 877 406
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (19 reviews)
“burger” (21 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
Irish, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Cross Street, Athenry H65 W427, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been to the old barracks a number of times and each time the service and food are perfect. They do the best scone in town imo and the decor is lovely and staff are really attentive. I recently ordered a birthday cake from the...More

1  Thank Nora N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ordered birthday cake last week and the guy on the phone was extremely helpful. The cake was amazing. It was the nicest sponge with fresh cream and fruit I have ever tasted. Highly recommend this place.

1  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the Old Barracks on our way to Clare for the weekend, excellent lunch with very friendly staff. Super lemon tart for dessert. On our way home we returned and had a late breakfast at 11:45 - really good and great value. Obviously, we...More

1  Thank mnowlan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had lunch at the Old Barracks today. Had the goats cheese salad as did my wife. Best salad we both had in a long time. Well done the Chef..👍

1  Thank Dubwalker
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I ate in this restaurant Saturday and I have to say the food was delicious. I ordered a chicken salad which is normally pretty basic. But not this time . The presentation was beautiful (sorry I didn't take a photo) The chicken was obviously freshly...More

2  Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down the most amazing goats cheese I’ve ever had! The Tar-Tatin was AMAZING! Food was fantastic and the entire staff here are so friendly. Recieved a brief history lesson and a tour of the old jail cells. The most enjoyable culinary experience I’ve had...More

1  Thank jend0901
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of stopping over in Athenry today and found a gem! OLD BARRACKS BISTRO....fantastic food and service. The owner personally showed us around the old jail which was turned into a bistro eight years ago..the warm personal welcome was lovely. And the food...More

Thank janeneb982
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and excellent service. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Good menu selection and have to say the burger was delicious! Would highly recommend!

1  Thank 236conorm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a surprising discovery. A happy accident. JUst when we needed something to spice upour day we passed this unassuming place and weredelighted todiscover all its foodie pleasures. What a great place,

Thank FreqTravW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wandering the streets of Athenry, we came upon a most attractive building; bright yellow shuttered windows brimming with flowers and a matching yellow door. Stopping to take photos, we noticed a wonderful aroma and were enticed to try the place out for dinner. The Olde...More

1  Thank FYI-Kathy
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8 May 2017|
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Response from scott f | Property representative |
Hi Helen, I work closely The Old Barracks and just happened across your message, We would be delighted to host your group on the 25th May at 5 pm. Please send us an email and visit our website, we can take it from there, I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cross Street, Athenry H65 W427, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Athenry
  • Phone Number: +353 91 877 406
  • E-mail
Bistro - Bakery - Catering Set in the historical walled town of Athenry, The Old Barracks serves the finest in locally sourced produce in our award winning venue. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and dinner 7 days a week. The home of great food & flavour in Athenry!
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