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The Skeff

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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 173
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the first time we had been to The Skeff, the restaurant was at the back of the pub. It was St Patrick's Day and was absolutely mad, really noisy. Unfortunately it was the same in the restaurant, but was can you expect. The food was cheap and more pub food. Was pleasant, I had the lamb shank and... More 

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Thank Charlotte S
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Charlotte S, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your St.Patrick's day visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was glad to read that you had an enjoyable time with us and that you got to sample some of our bar menu. Apologies for the noise and slight delay on drinks but... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pre-selected this restaurant before arriving in Galway and booked over the phone. The booking process is a little confusing as it only provides one number which directs you to the hotel, which you then have to be transferred to the restaurant via staff who seem a little confused as to why I had rang this number. Me and a friend... More 

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Thank kca92
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear kca92, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen on St.Patrick's Day. I take on-board your feedback regarding our booking process and our food - both of these are areas that we will work on to try and improve. I was glad to read that we... More 

Wexford
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82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a fantastic night here last Sat night. We had booked in for a hen party to have a meal and the table was ready and waiting. We got a fantastic menu with something to suit everyone for a good value price and nothing was too much trouble. Drinks orders were taken and water was in plentiful supply at... More 

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Thank evely016
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear evely016, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. It was great to read that your whole group had an enjoyable time with us and I will make sure to pass your kind comments onto the team. We look forward to welcoming you all back... More 

Sonoma County, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On Eyre Square. Turn left after entering and follow to the back of the bar for a delicious and very reasonable lunch. Note the ceiling tiles above.

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Thank Brenda B
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Brenda B, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that you had an enjoyable lunchtime experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back for another visit in the near future. Kind regards, Ashling Dudley Food Manager More 

Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How hard can it be to get a burger and chips right? Chips were frozen and reheated at least once. Brioche bun, tasteless burger and avocado mayo was cheapest mayonnaise with a single cube of avocado on top. Friendly American waitress and nice ambience but don't waste your money on the awful food here.

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Thank andymurph
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear andymurph, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen and apologies that you did not have an enjoyable experience with us. I can assure you that our chips are not frozen, we peel and chop our chips fresh on a daily basis. I would love... More 

South Plainfield, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I were recently in Galway, Ireland and we visited the Skeff Hotel on Eyre Square for a drink. What a delightful place to visit. The ambience is just charming and the staff is pleasant and accomodating. We had a drink in a lovely room off the bar. The fireplace was roaring and the room had very Old... More 

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Thank rchunter21
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear rchunter21, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. Thank you so much for your kind comments, I will make sure to pass them on to the whole team. We look forward to welcoming both yourself and your daughter back to The Skeff for some... More 

County Donegal, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with group of 24. Service was so quick and staff joined in on some good craic between the group. Food was very good and very reasonably priced. Definitely will be returning and recommending to anyone who asks

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Thank Melley16
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Melley16, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that the whole group had an enjoyable experience with us and thank you in advance for recommending us to others. We look forward to welcoming you all back to The Skeff... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Skeff as we were staying the the Skeffington Arms hotel. We were looked after by a lovely waitress called Saoirse. The food was excellent and the portion sizes were more than enough. Would highly recommend The Skefd to any visitor to Galway.

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Thank Lizzie R
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Lizzie R, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us and I will make sure to pass your kind comments on to Saoirse who will be delighted she got a mention. We look... More 

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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here with a friend on the afternoon of Saturday 18th February. We hadn't eaten here in a while so when we went in we sat in the window and browsed the menu for 10 minutes before a very friendly waiter carrying a grey dish box stopped to inform us that we had to order at the carvery and sandwich... More 

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Thank Karen C
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Karen C, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen and apologies that on this occasion what you experienced was below par. We here at The Skeff appreciate all feedback, both positive & negative as it is the only way we as a company can... More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In Galway for a holiday for my boyfriend's birthday. We went here for his birthday night. I made a special request to the staff to secretly put candles and decorations on his desert which was fulfilled with no problem plus they sang for us (awkwardly but verycharming). Our waiter was so friendly and enthusiastic. The place decorations looks amazing, almost... More 

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AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Arielle, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen and I was delighted to read that your boyfriend had an enjoyable time with us! I will make sure to pass your kind comments on to the whole team and we look forward to welcoming you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 173
Description
Uniquely designed busy bar in the heart of Galway city center serving wholesome, quality food. 6 bars under the one roof including a thriving whiskey bar and cocktail bar - sit back enjoy some delicious food and drinks whilst overlooking Eyre Square. The Skeff Bar & Kitchen really is Galway's meeting place.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?