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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” (21 reviews)
“falafel” (15 reviews)
“mezze plate” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a relaxed healthy lunch on our way to Galway and this was perfect! It’s a bit off the highway but worth the visit. The town is also very cute. We have a 2 month old baby and they...More

1  Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished lunch with family and friends at the hungry bookworm that left none of our group of 9 wanting. Food was fantastic. Thanks you Angela

Thank brian h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off here after attending a wedding nearby, we had been once before and came back specifically for the amazing food! We were a pretty mixed group of omnivores, vegetarians, vegans and even a gluten free vegan, but we all received absolutely delicious food...More

Thank Jesspeach5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at 'The Hungry Bookworm' with friends because of the TripAdvisor reviews. It certainly didn't disappoint. We seemed to arrive there close to opening time because it seemed a little chaotic, which kind of added to the charm, to be honest. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, incredibly...More

Thank Richie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on the recommendation of a friend and it truly exceeded our expectations. If ever passing through the town, its a perfect spot for cosy lunch. Special thanks to Angie (Chef & Proprietor) for looking after us, such a kind lady and her passion...More

Thank Emily R
Reviewed 14 October 2017

What a lovely surprise to find this coffee shop, full of character and charm and friendly staff. Food adventurous and menu interesting. Great find.

Thank roisin7
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Just had lunch in the Hungry Bookworm, the food was fabulous and served with a smile. Brilliant athmosphere and great value for money, I would highly recommend it for both lunch and a night out.

Thank _mair3ad
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is a lovely, welcoming restaurant with fantastic food! I loved it and look forward to visiting again. The atmosphere is great and it really is a hidden gem!

Thank Margaret R
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Love the Hungry Bookworm. Go there whenever I can for linch. Great food, reasonable price, cool atmosphere and really nice, attentive staff. Couldn't adk for more. Hard to beat this place anywhere in Galway or beyond.More

Thank BernieGl
Alice M B, Manager at The Hungry Bookworm, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Hi Bernie, thank you so much for your wonderful review, we always appreciate positive feedback for the hard work, dedication and commitment we have to creating great fresh and varied food here in the Hungry Bookworm. We wondered if you made a mistake giving us...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

The menu is diverse and something for all tastes. The food is fresh and full of flavour - I had a warm chicken salad and the chicken was so tasty and very fresh salad. It was my second time back and it wont be my...More

Thank 123Margaret4711
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:30
12:00 - 17:30
12:00 - 17:30
12:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:00
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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