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Aniar Restaurant

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53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
+353 91 535 947
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Paid a long awaited visit to this famous restaurant with friends one evening in the recent past. The quality of the food was excellent and did not disappoint, but the portion sizes were too small for my liking. I do not claim to have a huge apetite but must admit that after six courses I left feeling less than full,... More 

3 Thank william l
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2015

Had Dinner on a Thursday night. from the Extremely warm Welcome to the skills and crative Flavours produced from the Kitchen team every aspect of the meal Experience was amazing.People who love food this Restaurant is serving up the best in the country very impressed. Will be back soon for sure.

2 Thank angrynun
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

It was my husband's and my first time to dine at Aniar having heard great things of it since it’s opening. We were not disappointed. We received a warm welcome and the staff were gracious, chatty but not overfamiliar. We opted to choose from the main menu and everything was delicious. The presentation was very attractive and the flavours super.... More 

2 Thank ZoeGalway
Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

My boyfriend and myself had a lovely meal in Aniar. The staff were really friendly and very attentive. From start to finish the food was amazing. Beautiful presentation and so tasty. It was a very special treat.

3 Thank ChrissyCarrick
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

This restaurant has been receiving rave reviews and in our experience deserves them. My daughter asked to come here for her birthday and was delighted with every course of the meal. The presentation was stylised but this wasn't to cover up for a lack of taste or originality. They pride themselves on using the best of seasonal local produce and... More 

3 Thank AineUiG
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

My wife and I had a fantastic experience at our first visit to Aniar. The reception was prompt and friendly and service continued in this vein for the rest of the evening with two excellent staff keeping a full restaurant happy. We chose from the a la carte menu and after some interesting amuse bouche had fantastic langoustine with chicken... More 

4 Thank dustinhoffmanDublin
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015

I ate here with my husband and From start to finish it was an amazing food experience. Food was top class. Service outstanding. Waiting staff so knowledgable from food to drinks to compliment it. I will definitely return. It was a fantastic night.

3 Thank IrelandSandi
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

I brought my husband here for his birthday and we were both very excited as we love our food and enjoy new dining experiences and had been longing to eat here for an age. We were not blown away by any means. Food was mostly cold, scallops gritty, portions tiny, flavours not great and didn't think presentation was anything to... More 

7 Thank JenniMcGinley
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2014

I took my team of foodies to Galway for a Christmas treat. We were not disappointed, rather all our expectations were exceeded. We went for the tasting menu, which is to be highly recommended, my only regret is that I had pre-ordered wines and in hindsight should have opted for the paired option for the ultimate experience. The food is... More 

1 Thank TBRJ
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2014

The experience started off good by immediately being greeted upon entry. Without a doubt, go for the tasting menu - you will not be disappointed! I elected to get the wine parings which were some of the best food/wine pairings I've ever had. All selected wines were top notch and simply harmonized with the food plates. The staff was extremely... More 

3 Thank Tyson H

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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