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Taste Matters

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Westbridge | Co. Galway, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 880 010
13:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 21:00
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a lovely tasty well thought out menu on a wet Wednesday in February. The restaurant itself is small and unassuming. The staff were friendly and efficient. The tasting platter on the set menu was really delicious. An interesting and creative mixture of textures and flavours. We enjoyed the choice of three different glasses of wine- a nice change from... More 

1 Thank alivealiveo
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Small friendly restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. Quality of food was excellent and beautifully presented. I believe they do some nights with live music.

1 Thank Liskeenan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I received a voucher for this place and it was absolute amazing. Every single part of the meal was just amazing. We went in with an open mind and hungry stomachs and left very satisfied. The quality of the food was amazing with very simple portions. The starter was a selection of starters that all had different... More 

Thank Holly G
Dublin, Ireland
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147 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had checked Trip Adviser in advance and booked ahead for dinner. What a find! The restaurant is small and simply laid out with space for about 20 diners. Dinner - two courses for €18.95; a taster starter with a little of each starter; followed by risotto (vegetarian) for me and beef for himself. Incredible food all organic even the... More 

Thank rockville41
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small, friendly Restaurant with super delicious meals. You can taste, that it is cooked with love. If I ever will be in Loughrea I definitely will eat in Taste Matters! Couse it does :)

Thank Chantal M
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Called in for dinner after work. New menu, the set menu is great value with a taster platter for starters and a choice of mains. The stater is a delicious selection of bite size treats. I had trout for my mains which as usual was top notch. Great food, nice relaxed atmosphere and super friendly staff.

Thank Vincent F
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely comments and for the feedback on our new Set Menu! See you again soon. All the best, Jirka More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We had dinner in Taste Matters when staying in Loughrea recently. The food was really excellent and the service was great. There is a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant and you feel that all the staff really want you to enjoy the food and your dining experience with them. We would definitely go back.

Thank Noreen L
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

I am really happy you had a great meal in our restaurant and even more I am delighted you enjoyed the atmosphere and felt relaxed and welcome. All the best! Jirka More 

Athlone, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Happened on taste matters travelling through Loughrea and it was fantastic. High quality and extremely tasty. Lovely atmosphere and lovely service. We will be back.

Thank nicolaosull
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely comments! I look forward to serving you again. Jirka More 

Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Tastes matters is that best place I have eaten in in a very long time. Thought I would try some stuff that I don't normally have. Be adventurous. And I'm so glad I did! It was a well balanced sensation! I would highly recommend it. It was a sweet interment place where the sever was very lovely and knew his... More 

Thank Danieltalbot91
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such lovely write up. I am delighted you went for more adventurous option and enjoyed it! Thanks again! Jirka More 

County Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

On entering this restaurant one gets the feeling of coming into a better chipper. The seating and tables are not comfortable. It`s a small place and the paintings on the walls, although modern and quite nice, do not make it any better. Neither does the constant blare of jazz background-music. Once there are other customers around it gets very loud.... More 

Thank tit4tat4dat
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

First of all, I am sorry you left so unhappy. Clearly our restaurant is not for you. I wonder, however, how you ended up having a meal in the restaurant. We have menus outside the restaurant which give a clear idea of what kind of food we serve. Our social media presence gives even better idea of what we are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
European, Irish, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westbridge | Co. Galway, Loughrea, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Loughrea
  • Phone Number: +353 91 880 010
Casual restaurant with interesting delicious food & genuine hospitality.

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