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The Seafood Bar @ Kirwan's

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Kirwan's Lane, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 568 266
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did not have a reservation on a very busy Saturday during a bank holiday. We got there as they were opening and sat at the bar. All I can say is WOW! The food was wonderful, the service was quick, efficient, but subtle. The smoked salmon superb; wine by the carafe excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and highly... More 

Thank Emma H
Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a good restaurant. Went Friday night. The special starter of crab town was so nice, good portion, great flavours.My husband opted for the scallops, again delicious. For mains the outright winner was the special of black sole on the bone. Relay tasty. The brill was good too just not as good as the sole. Desserts were also... More 

1 Thank PBN
Mahwah, New Jersey
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281 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being slightly off the beaten path in Kirwan's Lane meant that we found a seat when all the establishments on the main street were overflowing. I had the terrine as my main lunch course and it was truly delectable. The fish and chips were okay -- the chips were soft and sticky. The special sea bass was very nice but... More 

1 Thank cruising_kitty_57
Killaloe, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us dined here on Tuesday evening last. Plenty of attentive staff but service was slow probably because the place was exceptionally busy. Salmon and Hake from the chef's specials and an a la carte chicken dish were our choices. While the chicken dish was good the salmon was accompanied by an inedible orange coloured sauce. The hake was... More 

2 Thank Eamonn C
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to Kirwans based on the good reviews on TripAdvisor. We had one night out together on a busy family holiday, so we were looking for something really special. Unfortunately the best I can say is that it was OK. There was nothing really bad about the food or service, but equally there was nothing special.... More 

3 Thank Peter S
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Wow, the food was great from start to finish. An the salmon was to "die" for - and a hearty portion. It was simply loved by everyone in our group, and they can be picky. Save a table, if you have to wait, have a pint, then come in and enjoy!

1 Thank Clint S
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

If you are chasing a good bit of Seafood while in Galway, this would be the place to go. In the Latin Quarter of Galway, this restaurant might seem pricey, but you are paying for quality. Our group of 4 was seated quite quickly but if you have some time, might pay to book in advance as it was a... More 

Thank Warwick A
Dalkey, Ireland
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here on Sunday evening. Gorgeous menu and hard to choose. Started with chicken liver. Absolutely delicious. My wife had scallops and declared them equally delicious. Had the 10 oz steak which was perfectly cooked. My wife had plaice which was substantial. Overall an excellent meal. Only downside was the wine which was a bit pricey. Despite this would... More 

1 Thank Trevor W
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We throughly enjoyed our dining experience at Kirwan's! The Chardonnay was a perfect pairing with our mouth watering Hake dinner! The dinner included fresh bread and butter, pan flashed cauliflower, garlic mashed potatoes and hake cooked to perfection. The staff was very personal and helpful with our choices for dining! Loved all the candles which gave the restaurant a very... More 

Thank Lucinda K
Broomfield, Colorado
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Was here with a group from work. Overall the food was good but was pricey. I had the crab claws as a starter which were excellent but at nearly 17 Euro for a starter, they were expensive. I had the Plaice as a main course which was good. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. This is a great option for fish but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kirwan's Lane, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 568 266

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