Eat Here

Galway is home to many fine restaurants, cafés and eateries. From Michelin Star Restaurants, to high quality atmospheric dining experiences and relaxed and casual eateries - Galway is a haven for eating out!

The Kitchen

Family | Sit-down | Vegetarian-friendly

This waterside restaurant is situated within the Galway City Museum and is the ideal place to meet for a tea and treat or a nice healthy lunch. The Kitchen serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, Middle Eastern dishes, sandwiches, great vegetarian options and homemade brown breads and desserts. After eating, explore the historical artifacts in the Galway City Museum or the Spanish Arch just outside!

Book a table: +353 (0)91 534 883

Hours: 10am-4:30pm every day

McDonagh's Fish & Chips

Family | Sit-down | Takeaway

McDonagh's Seafood Restaurant and Fish & Chip bar has earned the reputation of being one of the best in the country. You are guaranteed the freshest of chips here - a great spot for a family treat!

Book a table: +353 (0)91 565 001


12-11pm Mon-Sat

2-9pm Sun

The Dough Bros

Family | Sit-down | Takeaway | Vegetarian-friendly

At Dough Bros, delicious and inventive pizzas are made right in front of you and served in a buzzing seating area. The atmosphere is welcoming and laid back, and the menu has something in it for everyone in the family. Indulge in a classic Margherita pizza or try out one of Dough Bro’s unique inventions, such as the Wiz Kale-Leaf-A. Serving size is one full pizza, but the pizza is thin enough that one person can easily finish off a full portion.


12-9:30pm Sun-Wed

12-10pm Thurs-Sat


Family | Sit-down | Takeaway | Vegetarian-friendly

Freshii is the ideal spot for a quick, cheap meal that is also healthy and sustainable! Freshii uses compostable packaging and offers plenty of vegetarian options. The tortilla soup, at just €5.75, is a menu highlight and comes in a sizeable reusable container so you can have the leftovers later. Another great deal is Freshii’s €5 burrito after 5pm. Sit down for a casual meal or eat on the go.


9am-7pm Mon-Wed

9am-8pm Thurs-Fri

12-7pm Sat

Pizza & Pasta Napoli

Family | Sit-down | Takeaway | Vegetarian-friendly

Pizza & Pasta Napoli is ideal for an affordable and indulgent meal in the city centre - just €3.50 gets you a large slice of pizza. For a slightly higher price you can also pick from a beloved selection of Italian-style pasta dishes. The atmosphere around the restaurant is always lively and can be enjoyed from the outdoor seating on a warm day. Perfect for a very casual sit-down meal or takeaway.

Hours: 12pm-3am every day


Adult | Sit-down | Takeaway | Vegetarian-friendly

McCambridge's wears many hats as a café, restaurant, deli, and fine foods market. It is centrally located on Shop Street and is a go-to spot for all your daytime dining needs, with a range of pricing options.


8am-7pm Mon-Thurs

8am-8pm Fri-Sat

10:30am-6pm Sun

Ard Bia at Nimmo’s

Adult | Sit-down | Vegetarian-friendly

One of Galway’s most enduring restaurants, housed in one of the city’s most iconic restaurant spaces, Ard Bia offers you the perfect dining experience serving organic food in a fun environment.

Book a table: +353 (0)91 561 114


10am-3:30pm, 6-9pm Mon-Fri

10am-3pm, 6-9pm Sat-Sun

Cava Bodega

Adult | Sit-down | Takeaway | Vegetarian-friendly

Described as the best tapas in Ireland, enjoy a relaxed and fun dining experience in the unique atmosphere of Cava Bodega. Cava offers more than 50 regional tapas, and the wine menu includes more than 140 Spanish wines.

Book a table: +353 (0)91 539 884


5-10pm Mon-Wed

5-10:30pm Thurs

4-11pm Fri

12-11:30pm Sat

12-9:30pm Sun

Loam Restaurant

Adult | Sit-down

Dine in style in this Michelin- starred restaurant and wine bar, located just off Eyre Square in Galway city. Loam work very closely with local farmers and producers to get products that reflect and capture the feeling and magic of the west of Ireland.

Book a table: +353 (0)91 569 727

Hours: 6-10pm Tue-Sat


Adult | Sit-down

Enjoy dining within the beautiful settings of Dela. Diners can expect a relaxed and fun atmosphere here with an eclectic menu that claims not to fall into any one category. Menu includes traditional main meals, along with a selection of healthy salads and homemade desserts.

Book a table: +353 (0)91 449 252


10am-3pm Mon

10am-3pm, 6-10pm Tue-Sat

10am-4pm Sun

Milano Galway

Adult | Sit-down | Vegetarian-friendly

Dine in a relaxing environment in this centrally located restaurant, which is located just a stone's throw away from bustling Shop St. Milano Galway is an ideal spot for a fun evening out.

Book a table: +353 (0)91 156 8488


12-10pm Sun-Thurs

12-11pm Fri-Sat

Murphy's Ice Cream

Family | Takeaway | Vegetarian-friendly | Sweets

A highly popular ice cream shop in the Latin Quarter, Murphy’s boasts an extremely friendly staff and high quality, unusual flavors such as brown bread or elderberry. Sample flavors while you wait in line and then combine them to your heart’s desire. A little pricey but well worth it if you’re looking for the best way to satisfy a sugar craving at any time of day.

Hours: 12-10:30pm every day

Gourmet Tart

Family | Takeaway | Vegetarian-friendly | Sweets

This local company has multiple locations sprinkled around Galway City. All serve delicious pastries, hot beverages, and pre-made takeaway foods. At certain locations the menu may expand to include a deli counter or sit-down service. The almond croissants are among the highest praise dishes and only €2 each, while the takeaway chicken ramen pot is underrated at €4 for a filling serving.

Hours: vary by location

Cupán Tae

Adult | Sit-down | Vegetarian-friendly

A cute little tea room near the Spanish Arch, Cupán Tae is reminiscent of a Victorian doll house. The drinks are served by the pot, with most around €5 for 3-5 cups of tea, and pastry accompaniments are available each day. Cupán Tae is sure to remind children of Alice in Wonderland, though with the dishes made of fragile porcelain, it may not be suited to those children under 10. Some of the team member’s favorite flavours include Rose Red and Sweet as Pie.

Hours: 10am-6pm every day