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The Seafood Bar @ Kirwan's

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Kirwan's Lane, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 568 266
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, the food was great from start to finish. An the salmon was to "die" for - and a hearty portion. It was simply loved by everyone in our group, and they can be picky. Save a table, if you have to wait, have a pint, then come in and enjoy!

Thank Clint S
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are chasing a good bit of Seafood while in Galway, this would be the place to go. In the Latin Quarter of Galway, this restaurant might seem pricey, but you are paying for quality. Our group of 4 was seated quite quickly but if you have some time, might pay to book in advance as it was a... More 

Thank Warwick A
Dalkey, Ireland
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here on Sunday evening. Gorgeous menu and hard to choose. Started with chicken liver. Absolutely delicious. My wife had scallops and declared them equally delicious. Had the 10 oz steak which was perfectly cooked. My wife had plaice which was substantial. Overall an excellent meal. Only downside was the wine which was a bit pricey. Despite this would... More 

Thank Trevor W
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We throughly enjoyed our dining experience at Kirwan's! The Chardonnay was a perfect pairing with our mouth watering Hake dinner! The dinner included fresh bread and butter, pan flashed cauliflower, garlic mashed potatoes and hake cooked to perfection. The staff was very personal and helpful with our choices for dining! Loved all the candles which gave the restaurant a very... More 

Thank Lucinda K
Broomfield, Colorado
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was here with a group from work. Overall the food was good but was pricey. I had the crab claws as a starter which were excellent but at nearly 17 Euro for a starter, they were expensive. I had the Plaice as a main course which was good. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. This is a great option for fish but... More 

Thank comcgan
Kilkenny, Ireland
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cosy welcoming restaurant famous for its seafood and it did not fail to impress , the scallops were melt in the mouth. The small touches were a surprise and made the night special for us as we were there for our wedding anniversary , unfortunately our stay in Galway was not long enough for a second visit but there... More 

Thank lifesecrets
Belmullet, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eight of us dined last night and thankfully ordered a variety of options and could sample each others food.every single thing, oysters, scallops, crab claws, tuna,sea bass ok I could list the menu.... It was all amazing, will definitely be back. Worth noting ..... Pointless going for the half dozen oysters you will end up ordering more :)

Thank doreenandmick2013
Galway, Ireland
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

I would definitely recommend Gambas prawns for a starter. It's served on some kind of crostini with butter and lots of garlic- yummmy For a main course yo'll need to get some side if you're hungry, its quite small. They have a chocolate cake on menu - made with no flour, with pistachio sauce - absolutely amazing. I love Kirwans... More 

Thank KarolinaGalway
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food, definitely recommend and will come back! Fish was cooked with perfection, rich in flavour and nothing we have ordered disappointed!!!

Thank AnaRHNovais
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I sometimes have a preconceived idea of what I'll order before I even get to a restaurant. Big mistake when visiting Kirwan's on my last visit I was amazed at the menu on offer and decided to opt for Oysters followed by Brill. Beautifully prepared and promptly served by wonderful staff.

Thank tcpEire

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 90
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kirwan's Lane, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 568 266

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?