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Aniar Restaurant

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53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
+353 91 535 947
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Just home from another magical evening in Aniar. I love the attention to detail and the unbelievable customer service.food was delicious as usual. Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank mary h
Newry, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to enjoy a real dining experience and this is exactly what we got. All staff are professional,knowledgeable and not overbearing. We went for the 10 course with wine pairing. We love all food and are open to taste anything. It was food porn!! A fantastic date night I would struggle to decide on a best course each course was... More 

Thank sapphire01
Athlone, Ireland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited here for a evening tasting menu with paired wines...food was excellent and absolutely bursting with intense flavours with every mouthful and the sommelier had paired each wine with perfection..the staff were friendly and efficient while we found the owner/chef a bit pretenious, however his skills in the kitchen showed his true talent was behind the... More 

Thank Weet99
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yet again, we had such a wonderful evening in Aniar. The food is to die for!! It seems so exotic - it is amazing that it is sourced locally. We were here for one of the "Chef Swap" nights. Every course was absolutely delicious. Every bite is like a taste explosion. The staff are amazing. I cannot rave enough about... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

After hearing so much about this restaurant my boyfriend and I traveled to Galway specifically to eat here. We both work in fine dining-some of the best restaurants in the states. We did the 10 course menu with the wine pairings. It actually ended up being 20ish courses with all the snacks included. Each course was very well thought out,... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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131 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

It was our last night in Ireland - what an ending! We booked in advance, and looked forward to this experience - not disappointed! The focus of the meals are on authentic Irish ingredients, particularly Western Ireland. Because pepper is not locally available, they don't use it! Every bite of our 10 course tasting menu was delightful. The highlight: a... More 

Thank Foodie935
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We ate here on New Year's Eve just after getting engaged. One of the best restaurants that I've eaten at anywhere in the world. Aniar packs a serious punch with its flavours and its presentation is outstanding. The staff are really top notch and made it a real experience for us! Specifically, the manager on the night who made our... More 

Thank Mark T
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The food is like you are taking the freshest bites right out of the sea, land and air of the west of Ireland, but not in a traditional Irish Stew sort of a way, instead more like someone from future Ireland sent back the perfect Irish ingredients back through time to your plate. None of the items really taste how... More 

Thank hmcguirk
Dublin, Ireland
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Aniar serves a menu of many small courses of exquisitely thoughtful local and seasonal foods. It is hard to know how to describe it but if you enjoy savouring flavours and combinations of excellent vegetables, seafood, meat and poultry, this is an experience not to be missed. Each course is plated beautifully and is very creative. The staff are charming... More 

Thank janiemac2013
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This Michelin starred restaurant occupies an unassuming facade in Galway. Decor is minimalist. The restaurant is small and was very quiet the night we attended. Staff were friendly and attentive and we were served at table by the head chef who clearly has a passion for his food. We had the 10 course taster with wine. The food was excellent... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 43 - US$ 71
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 535 947
The food is based on our terroir, the ensemble of natural influences that give a food a sense of place. In the west of Ireland we are surrounded by lush ancient woodland, bountiful shorelines, thriving farmlands all heaving with some of the best ingredients in Europe but unique to us. Aniar obeys the seasons and lets nature decide our menu.Recently returned from Noma, the Danish restaurant, voted the World’s Best Restaurant 2011, Enda McEvoy heads the kitchen. He works closely with local producers while also gathering wild herbs, plants and seaweeds each day from the woodlands and seashore around the area to produce a cuisine based around light clean flavours.Light sauces and stocks, properly reared animals (utilizing all of the animal), sustainably caught fish with an eye to the future of the fishing industry and evolving with the seasons using vegetables, herbs, fruits and berries, either from the wild or cultivated, all encompass the Aniar philosophy. The Chefs pickle and brine as much as is bountiful during the spring and summer to see the restaurant through the winter. Enda explains “we use modern culinary techniques to obtain the best out of the ingredients, while never losing sight of the integrity of the produce”.

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