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Busker Brownes

) #52 of 371 Restaurants in Galway $$ - $$$ Irish, , European
Cross Street | Galway, Galway 0001, Ireland
+353 91 563 377
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“stews” (16 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Cross Street | Galway, Galway 0001, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited buskers a couple of days ago for some food, we didn't book a table but went into the bar and we were seated straight away for food. The restaurant was busy but that was explained to us when our order was being taken -...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I revisited Busker Brownes for lunch and really enjoyed the experience. New lunch menu is very extensive and the service and food was first class. Can genuinely recommend Buskers to anybody looking for great food and friendly service. Mick C.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was rude to our family until they realized they messed up and closed the kitchen while my family and I were still waiting to even have our order taken after over a half an hour of waiting. They were unconvincingly sympathetic after we spoke to...More

3  Thank collins3277
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Collins3277, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Busker Brownes. As you can see from our many other positive reviews, our customer service is an area that we are frequently complimented on, so I was taken aback upon reading your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was quite surprised how the tidyness of this popular bar/restaurant had taken a step back to average. Disappointed as it was always neat and inviting. It just lacked the attention it used to get. Otherwise it's ideally positioned in the most south after area in...More

Thank davidor2017
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Davidor2017, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review of Busker Brownes. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. Regarding your comments about the bar - we have very recently undergone renovations to our Slatehouse Bar on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met up with some old and new friends. Great meeting place for those wanting morning coffee and a chat. Good luncheon menu on offer and a place to be recommended for a few pints later in the day. Centrally located - easy to get to...More

Thank Geoff K
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind words in your recent review. Dear Geoff K, I was very pleased to read that you had such a positive experience here at Busker Brownes, it is always rewarding to receive such great feedback! Many thanks for the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the chicken w Brie special for lunch - was very nice. Service was quick and the prices are very reasonableMore

Thank Adam W
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Adam W, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review. I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit with us - feedback such as yours is always very rewarding! We would be delighted to welcome you to...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We were visiting Ireland from Canada and happened across this place while walking around downtown Galway. We were eating a little earlier than the local crowd so the atmosphere wasn't quite happening yet, but we really enjoyed the food and service. The lamb shank and...More

Thank Robert M
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Robert M Thank you for your kind review of Busker Brownes. I was very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us, and I was particularly pleased with your lovely comments about our food and service which I will be sure to...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had our first dinner in Galway here and everything was excellent. More of a pub atmosphere with a great variety of menu items. Service was good as well- friendly. Had my first Angry Orchard Cider here and was sold on it for the rest...More

Thank Eastcoast2
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Dear Eastcoast2, Many thanks for taking the time to leave suck kind words. I am delighted that you & yours enjoyed your experience in Busker Brownes. I am particularity pleased with your comments about our service and I will be sure to pass this on...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Had the wonderful opportunity of eating Lunch here and what can i say it was just fantastic! Devoured a delicious burger and chips while my co star enjoyed a hearty cottage pie. So wonderful of a member of management to sit with us and ensure...More

Thank Luke G
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear Luke G, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a heartwarming review! I am delighted to hear that you and your co star enjoyed your dining experience here at Buskers, and I was particularly pleased upon reading your kind comments about our...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Our children arranged a surprise 40th wedding anniversary party party for us in buskers,could not fault the place,good food,great service and the band playing on Monday night were fantastic (the black magic band) definitely recommend a visit hereMore

Thank paulridgard
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Dear Paulridgard, Many thanks for the kind words in your review. I am delighted to hear that you & yours enjoyed your visit with us here in Buskers, and that you enjoyed all avenues of what we have to offer! We would love to welcome...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$33
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:30
Thursday
10:00 - 02:30
Friday
10:00 - 02:30
Saturday
10:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cross Street | Galway, Galway 0001, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 377
  • E-mail
Description
Busker Brownes Bar & Kirbys Restaurant is set in the heart of Galway City’s vibrant & chique Latin Quarter. Throughout history Busker Brownes has been a meeting place for the Tribes of Galway, a soldiers barracks, a Dominican convent and a rendezvous for Galway Society. It is therefore no surprise that to this day that tradition of hospitality continues in panache.
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