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The Hungry Bookworm

Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 870 585
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (21 reviews)
“falafel” (14 reviews)
“mezze plate” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
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Reviews (258)
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1 - 10 of 255 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

What a lovely surprise to find this coffee shop, full of character and charm and friendly staff. Food adventurous and menu interesting. Great find.

Thank roisin7
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just had lunch in the Hungry Bookworm, the food was fabulous and served with a smile. Brilliant athmosphere and great value for money, I would highly recommend it for both lunch and a night out.

Thank _mair3ad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely, welcoming restaurant with fantastic food! I loved it and look forward to visiting again. The atmosphere is great and it really is a hidden gem!

Thank Margaret R
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Love the Hungry Bookworm. Go there whenever I can for linch. Great food, reasonable price, cool atmosphere and really nice, attentive staff. Couldn't adk for more. Hard to beat this place anywhere in Galway or beyond.More

Thank BernieGl
Alice M B, Manager at The Hungry Bookworm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Bernie, thank you so much for your wonderful review, we always appreciate positive feedback for the hard work, dedication and commitment we have to creating great fresh and varied food here in the Hungry Bookworm. We wondered if you made a mistake giving us...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

The menu is diverse and something for all tastes. The food is fresh and full of flavour - I had a warm chicken salad and the chicken was so tasty and very fresh salad. It was my second time back and it wont be my...More

Thank 123Margaret4711
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast on a Sunday morning. The food was excellent and a real relaxing atmosphere, it was very tempting to stay all day in the Hungry Bookworm in front of the fire on a wet Sunday.

Thank Claire H
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Fresh, full of flavour, beautifully presented and amazing atmosphere with very friendly relaxed and efficent staff. We had Moroccan falafel which was amazing and filling. So many flavours in each bite. Can't wait to come back and taste more of the menu. Relaxing with teas...More

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Stepped into this cozy and beautiful place. You automatically feel at home. The staff are very friendly and warm. The menu is very diverse and cater to all tastes. The flavour and taste of each dish were beautiful, you can definitely tell that the ingredients...More

Thank Sheena D
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely time in this hidden gem of a restaurant. Lovely chilled out and cosy atmosphere and the food was delicious! Very friendly staff too so can't fault it, will definitely be back!

Thank MarblesMars
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We come to Loughrea regularly to visit family and we always call in to the Hungry Bookworm, for coffee, for lunch, for Sunday breakfast - any excuse! We love it here - Alice and Angela run a beautiful establishment with a lovely atmosphere and delicious...More

Thank BAS106
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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