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The Hungry Bookworm

Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 870 585
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (23 reviews)
“falafel” (13 reviews)
“mezze plate” (7 reviews)
Open Now
09:30 - 17:30All hours
Cafe, European, Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Off the beaten track, our three-generation family group of six found this little treasure tucked away in a side street in Loughrea, Ireland. The eclectic mix of generous tables and comfy lounges invite you in to stay a while to enjoy the heartfelt warmth and...More

Thank Peregrinators22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here last week with two friends. Its just a beautiful comfortable place to eat. Great choice on the menu, food was of excellent quality & beautifully cooked. Two lovely ladies Alice & Angelia run this establishment, have been in business for past seven...More

Thank Philisity
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere in this hidden gem. The new evening brassiere menu is small but the food we had was fantastic. The Pork and chorizo burger is amazing. Highly recommend. Staff were brilliant. Thank you we will be back.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of eating here today and it was fabulous.. Really lovely unusual and varied menu.. Food was just delicious and prices really reasonable.. Very friendly and professional staff.. Cant wait to return ..Thanks to Angela & Amanda (hope I have the names correct)

Thank Rena O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was delicious 😋 brilliant staff very friendly perfect place for kids :) 😘 🍴 recommended :)

Thank Monika K
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We had an absolutely amazing experience here a few days ago, the staff went out of their way to make us comfortable and ensure that our food was perfect. So wonderful to have requests for vegan food answered with such enthusiasm! Loved every minute of...More

Thank Jesspeach5
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Visited this little gem on a Thursday afternoon in June with my elderly mom, best friend and my daughter. Both myself and my daughter are vegan and to say we were spoiled rotten is an understatement! The chef, a fabulous lady, had such enthusiasm to...More

Thank jonidinks
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We had lunch last week in the Hungry Bookworm. Loved the name and the food was wonderful. We had the Thai fishcakes and a cajun chicken salad - both were served with fabulously fresh salads and were very tasty and freshly cooked. The service was...More

Thank VinceandMary
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

My friend+i had lunch here yesterday.there was such a great choice.I have eaten here a few times+the food seems to get better+better.the portions are big but absolutely gorgeous.its a lovely place.looking forward to my next visit.

Thank Imelda B
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I've ate here a few times and each time is better than the last. The Falafel was delicious on my last visit. Its lovely to have somewhere that caters for healthy eating in the county. I'd rate The Hungry Bookworm along the same lines as...More

Thank Elaine D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Loughrea
  • Phone Number: +353 91 870 585
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The Hungry Bookworm is a cool place to chill with a book and a glass of wine, or enjoy good company in our great atmosphere. Choose from a variety of delicacies on our very reasonable menu ranging from Spanish tapas to our chef's own variations on classic dishes from around the world. Our highly trained baristas will also be happy to make you any gourmet coffee or tea you feel in the mood for. So pop in, read a book and relax in the warm comfort of The Hungry Bookworm.
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