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The Pier Head

The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
+353 91 638 188
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (50 reviews)
“steak” (63 reviews)
“mussels” (42 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 511 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Classic roast beef and mash Sunday dinner on the waterfront. Just wonderful little restaurant in this quaint little village. Great food, great service, great price. What’s not to like.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seafood is local and you can tell. The place is not cheap, but it is very much worth the money, Everything my husband and I both ordered was delicious. This was the best fish I have had in my life. Fresh and perfectly cooked....More

Thank mkberard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a 10 day driving trip in Ireland and on our way from Doolin to Schull, we took the scenic route and made our way through the villages on the Wild Atlantic Way. We were welcomed with great warmth and had one of...More

Thank notintentonarriving
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's this impression Americans have, or at least I had that the food scene in Ireland isn't that amazing. Well The Pier Head in Kinvara amazed us! It is awesome, really a cut above anything you can find even in the United States. Everyone in...More

Thank P3902RQwilliamp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Pier Head, very nice restaurant. A little pricey, Good food. They said they were having entertainment, but a wedding party requested the room she was going to be in. We ate upstairs, so we didn't get to hear her.

Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was meh at best. I got the seafood trio: prawns, scallops and monkfish. The prawns were very good. The scallops were pretty good, except for the rubbery foot that was still attached. I'd never seen that before, so made the mistake of taking...More

1  Thank Sarahbeth P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for dinner one night during our stay in this lovely village. The food was not over priced, it was delicious and the service was great. Also has a great view.

Thank Kali W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at the Pierhead last night in Kinvara. Food, service and venue were all excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant . Close to all other amenities in the town.

Thank robseeley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a nice meal in a restaurant with a view, however we were not prepared to pay the high prices this restaurant were advertising. We had a drink at the bar and left.

Thank Tinaballerina
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrating our anniversary and my best friend booked dinner for four of us. While the pier head is know for fish, we all had steak. The waitress took our orders and each of us went for well done to medium to rare. We were all...More

Thank Jackie R
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Nearby Attractions
Dunguaire Castle
474 reviews
.81 km away
Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe
145 reviews
1.30 km away
Kinvara Walks
27 reviews
.18 km away
Kinvara Harbour
38 reviews
.07 km away
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David M
13 April 2017|
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Response from Ally D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Worth calling them first.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Kinvara
  • Phone Number: +353 91 638 188
  • E-mail
Located on the quay in the village of Kinvara, breath taking views overlooking the bay and Dunguaire Castle. We cater for all tastes. Daily lunch menu served from 12, a la carte from 5. Large upstairs room overlooking bay can be used for private parties.
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