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The Gentian Cafe and Wine Bar

The Quay, Kinvara Galway, Ireland
+353 91 637 934
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“scones” (18 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Quay, Kinvara Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Looking for coffee on a rainy day day we walked into Gentian and had wonderful coffee, extra light lemon muffins and a scone, hit the spot! Plus free WiFi

Thank Tinaballerina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once a promising gem of the town, now sadly declining into standard, unimaginative, fare and inattentive staff.

Thank Emmesss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I called in here for breakfast yesterday and for under 8 euro it was great value. The place was busy with Atlantic Way tourists but that didnt affect the quality if food or the excellent service.

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed in such poor selection of wine...one merlot...not a good one in my opinion...and two pretty basic whites...kinda spoils the dinner...atmosphere taken over by guy in corner...using wifi to openly loudly deal with business stuff all evenin...

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of four couples stopped here briefly for snacks while driving to Galway. Charming little café near the harbor. Excellent drinks and pastries. Friendly staff. Recommended.

Thank GlobeTrotterGuy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed by when there was the little farmers market at Kinvara on our way to Dublin. First we strolled round there and we nearly would have a coffee or real "German Bratwurst" at one of the stands. But then we decided to visit the...More

Thank hauro-no
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

A gorgeous meal! My husband really enjoyed the bbq ribs that were marinaded in a fantastic sauce and my fish was perfectly cooked. Everyone extremely friendly. We highly recommend!

Thank eleanor31000
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely place and friendly people. Food good and not expensive. Confortable and nice. Kinvara is beautiful also

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Fabulous breads with chowder and friendly staff. Saturday afternoon, this place was buzzing. Delicious homemade cakes in really cool café made this an ideal lunch stop.

Thank Martha047
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Great little coffee shop, good coffee and cake! Good choice of drinks and lots of cakes. On busy road but so e seating outside.

Thank janette k
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19 August 2015|
Response from Adriana B | Reviewed this property |
Of course, we are just so blessed to have taken this trip and had a great experience everywhere we went especially here. Thank you again!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$45
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 19:00
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09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Kinvara Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Kinvara
  • Phone Number: +353 91 637 934
  • E-mail
Our 'Gentian @ St Georges' is a brasserie with a twist: serving dishes to share with robust, sunny flavours, typically from a contemporary Irish, European palette with good old comfort food thrown in, The Gentian's ethos is one of quality, innovation, freshness and abundance with comfort and friendliness thrown in. Our coffee already has a reputation.....We will be looking after you all day, with substantial breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.The setting is informal with local stone and splashes of colour; Burren and south Galway, blended with funky london, has a relaxed cosy, curl up feel, with windows looking out over the Kinvara bay - colour and comfort, space for reading chatting, meeting up or getting way from it all.
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