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The Seafood Bar @ Kirwan's

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Kirwan's Lane, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 568 266
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff very friendly and helpful. Menu very expensive -15 Euro for Prawn cocktail.Duck dish was way overdone -should have sent it back - no vegetables to accompany dish so had to pay extra for side order of fries which were soaked in grease.No water in sink in ladies toilet.Not a memorable dining event on my visit to Galway.

Thank Dublin_IrelandMaria
Chardon, Ohio
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped by The Seafood Bar for a quiet dinner. Atmosphere is conducive to have a family dinner, bring friend or a romantic evening. Food is very good (the chicken liver appetizer is a must!).

Thank Hector D
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and i were staying at Glenlo Abbey Hotel (a terrific hotel!) and the concierge recommended Kirwan's. The only reservation we could get (Saturday night) was at 9 pm. We walked around Galway for a while, and got to Kirwan's at 8:30. The hostess took us upstairs, where we had some wine while listening to an excellent jazz duo.... More 

Thank Highfallsgirl
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here the first night we were in Galway… They were able to sit our group of five, we did not have a reservation, and we sat downstairs. The food was great the atmosphere was great and the service was spot on as well. We went back again on the last night in Galway and this time we sat... More 

Thank Decsmom03
Galway, Ireland
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there on a Thursday evening with a party of 6 adults. Overall we had a very pleasant evening. I had the gravadlax to start which was excellent and beautifully presented. This was followed by the hake which was well seasoned with asparagus. The only thing that let it down was the potato croquettes (3) on the side of... More 

Thank Marygal5
San Francisco, California
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134 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted the famed Galway oysters that were unfortunately out of season, but Kirwan's had farmed oysters that were excellent. I had the pan fried hake, potato/basil/almond croquette, pureed squash, asparagus and sauce verte. It was excellent but I think Tom's sea bass in a veloute sauce flavored with ham hock, fresh peas and tarragon was even better. The menu... More 

Thank cyssf2003
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service were excellent. We had wonderful seafood, wine, and dessert. Clearly the best meal we had in Galway.

Thank kcac20
Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for a birthday meal. From earlier reviews we anticipated a good quality dinner and were not disappointed. Reception on arrival was very friendly. An aperitif could have been offered more quickly but apart from that service was efficient and friendly. The food choices were varied and unusual and the meal was excellent accompanied by a good value Pinot noir... More 

Thank closkelt
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382 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This seafood restaurant is tucked away in Kirwan's Lane, off Quay Street. The seafood is very good. I had prawns to start, followed by a sea bass special. Both were good, with the sea bass dish being the more noteworthy of the two. The prices were typical of a quality restaurant. The wine list is also good, and reasonably priced.... More 

Thank jonessb1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a dinner here last night , the food was delicious , plates were looking good . We had a mussels and poached lobster for starters , mussels was great , portion was quite big , lobster was delicious aswell bit little bit overpriced for a starter . For mains we had linguine and sea bass . Linguine with... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kirwan's Lane, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 568 266

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