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The Hungry Bookworm

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Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 870 585
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09:30 - 17:30
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Tue - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

title says it all. shockingly bad. where do you get your staff? am i real now? very poor show, says vegan friendly, till they plant chicken abortions before you.

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Thank Jp G
Galway, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

our server, who identified herself a Lorna after she was repeatedly asked, showed absolute contempt and disregard for our well being. the food was bland, and surroundings more so. Avoid at all costs.

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Thank makieuppieland
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very busy day with a large group arriving just before us putting stress on everyone yet we were welcomed, kept informed and offered alternatives where needed. Travelling for an extended time means trying (forcing myself) to make good food choices where one can so Super Salad it was. What I got was an unexpected taste sensation -... More 

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Thank cfma2000
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Evening tapas menu is fabulous. One of those menu's where you want to order everything. Ordered 4 tapas between two of us with side of chips which was more than enough and very reasonably priced. My favourite was the potted crab and the fish cakes were to die for!! Highly recommend this cosy comfy place for night out. 🍷

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Thank Joanne M
Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beyond special! In this crazy, chaotic, stressful world we're living in, there's no better place to go. Sit back on a comfy couch, dine on sumptuous delights, chill out with a glass/bottle of wine and read a book. Thats right...there's books...a library of books! Alice and Angel are the perfect hosts. Food is to die for! Gluten... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

A great place to meet, the food is out of this world "superb" the best vegetarian restaurant in loughrea Co. Galway

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Thank Éirigh É
Dublin,Ireland
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Met 2 friends for lunch-good menu with healthy options.Food cooked to order-very well presented with great flavours. Staff very friendly.Would definitely recommend this restaurant and would return.

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Thank Dublin_IrelandMaria
Craughwell, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Visited the hungry bookworm on Saturday night and we were blown away by the delicious food, warm cosy relaxed atmosphere and welcoming staff, especially Angela. Honestly enjoyed some of the best food we have eaten out!

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Thank angel15031112
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The cafe/restaurant is off the main street. The atmosphere is quiet and cozy. The food here is delicious and reasonably priced. The staff are lovely. I would recommend to go here for lunch or a coffee.

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Thank HeatherNolan1
Ireland
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

I've eaten many times here and it's a great spot for many different types of meetings. It's very child friendly as it has books and toys and I've brought the kids here. It's also great for lunch or an evening of tapas with friends. It's also a place where you can eat alone, grab a book at eat/browse at your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Irish, European, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:30
Thursday
09:30 - 17:30
Friday
09:30 - 17:30
Saturday
09:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Loughrea
  • Phone Number: +353 91 870 585
Description
The Hungry Bookworm is a cool place to chill with a book and a glass of wine, or enjoy good company in our great atmosphere. Choose from a variety of delicacies on our very reasonable menu ranging from Spanish tapas to our chef's own variations on classic dishes from around the world. Our highly trained baristas will also be happy to make you any gourmet coffee or tea you feel in the mood for. So pop in, read a book and relax in the warm comfort of The Hungry Bookworm.

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