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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%
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic breakfast, had we visited here earlier in trip to Athenry we would have frequented this place every day. Fabulous food and the cakes looked delicious 😋 The service was top notch too.

Thank Mattyp1970
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just superb - a full Irish breakfast cooked to perfection and served promptly. One had to attract the waitress' attention for any requests, rather than them checking in, and the owner gave it a bit of a hard sell about the recently opened accomodations (we...More

Thank BrendanJabbers
scott f, General Manager at The Old Barracks Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Brendan, Thanks so much for visiting and for your positive review! Particularly delighted that you felt our breakfast was “Cooked to perfection”.We do aim to check in on all of our guests but it’s sometimes difficult when we are busy and I’m glad we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was brilliant, big quantities for a really good price. Absolutely exceptional desserts. The staff were so friendly as well.

2  Thank Abigail C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a beautiful meal here recently on a Friday night. We were seated quickly and given plently of time to choose our dishes for the evening.The waitress recommended the specials which didn't disappoint, the hand picked wild mushroom soup was perfect. Both of our...More

3  Thank sightseeker2011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bakery in this restaurant is amazing in itself. We came with a group of 8 and had small children so we were pleased that we sat in a room just for us. The chef came to our table to confirm our order and make...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old Barracks is a delight - very enjoyable experiencee both for lunch and early evening meal ( doesnt stay open too late AFAIK). Very friendly staff, nothing is a problem and the menu was interesting and inviting.Lovely desserts!

1  Thank AthenryMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious, fresh food, yummy baked goods and a friendly staff make this restaurant completely worth the short drive off the motorway to check out the town.

2  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here at the weekend, hidden gem away from the hustle and bustle of the city but still within a short driving distance to all the west has to offer...the food was delicious great menu and dessert to die for...the staff were so friendly...More

2  Thank Patnibbles
scott f, Manager at The Old Barracks Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Pat Nibbles! Thanks so much for the review and your custom, we are so excited about this new part of our business "Lodge @ The Old Barracks" and we are delighted to hear you were satisfied, i've passed your remarks on to our team...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While staying with friends in Athenry we went to The Barracks for Sunday breakfast. We knew it would be good as soon as we walked in and saw the amazing cakes on offer. It was very busy with a lively atmosphere and we were seated...More

2  Thank 101annf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Old Barracks catered our son's christening last weekend. It was fantastic. The service and food were both great and I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking to cater an event. The staff were a pleasure to deal with, very accommodating and helpful with recommendations....More

2  Thank Donna K
scott f, Manager at The Old Barracks Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Donna, It was a great pleasure to cater for your family, Thanks again for coming to us, the Team of Chefs were delighted to read your comments on our internal messaging board. Until next time, thanks again. Scott & The Team

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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
The Old Barracks Restaurant - 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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