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Aniar Restaurant

53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
+353 91 535 947
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (61 reviews)
“duck hearts” (12 reviews)
“hens egg” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 389 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I treated ourselves to an 8 course meal at Aniar as an early 11th Anniversary gift to ourselves. We were blown away not only by the quality of the food but also the creativity in the techniques used for preparation but also...More

Thank hungreejo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here recently with my sister and tried the lunch tasting menu with wine pairing. The place is cosy with a relaxing atmosphere, the food was amazing with excellent wine pairing and the staff were very friendly and attentive. It really was an experience!

Thank FazakasZs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. The drinks were also thoughtfully selected. Though the food is high class, the restaurant feels comfortable and homely and doesn't come across as pretentious. Well done Aniar!

1  Thank mushroomgoddess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't go wrong with either the 5-, 8-, or 10-course menus. Everything is so fresh and flavorful. Aniar gets wild herbs and vegetables around Ireland from foragers multiple times a week and I was so excited to try many things that aren't grown in the...More

Thank Laura Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the 5 course taster menu which for us was more than enough and very good value. The dining room is very basic and a tiny bit cramped but this does turn the focus to the food and every course we had was fantastic. Food...More

Thank grwpl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exceptional in all respects: thoughtful, adventuresome use of local ingrdients, every one of which is identified and provenanced at your table (!) by staff or the friendly chef himself. The dishes are surprising,occasionally challenging, and always delicious, e.g. The "potato, hock" that turned out to...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Truly worthy of the Michelin star. The food is world class - and deserves your full attention. Local ingredients playfully presented and artfully delivered. They are busy so be prepared to ask twice to understand what JP has wrought. The portions look small but my...More

Thank Jimmymahon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here recently with my fiancé and tried the eight course tasting menu. It really was an experience! The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was very good indeed, interesting and presented beautifully. Was a little disappointed that the menu was entirely fish...More

1  Thank Ryano26clon
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We visited Aniar in may 2017. Though the landlady of our B&B in Galway was not very enthousiastic (she thought the staff acted to close to the costumers and felt herself "watched" ; she thought them overattentive) we choose for the restaurant because of other...More

Thank Hans R
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Chef JP was travelling when we dropped into this contemporary Irish restaurant but he can we well proud of his team. From the minute we arrived to the end the service was magnificent with knowledgeable and informative staff (ask about the Long Horn egg shells!!)....More

Thank PowerLeonard
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I can't remember on point, but for a 6 course menu (plus nibbles from the kitchen) with wine pairing, approx 150. Totally worth it, one of the best Michelin star experiences though. True to regional culture and care of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$43 - US$71
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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Description
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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