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The Hungry Bookworm

Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 870 585
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (20 reviews)
“falafel” (15 reviews)
“mezze plate” (7 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 274 reviews

Reviewed 14 January 2018

My aunt and I stumbled upon this true hidden gem while strolling around Loughrea one Saturday afternoon. The clever name enticed us to cross the street and peer through the window. Liking what we saw we decided to enter the little café. It was clear...More

Thank Ciarán Ó
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Only for the lovely decor, food and the caring chef lady who came out sometimes to the costumers to see if their food was ok, I would've got up and walked out of this place. My reason - not only was there no heating and...More

Thank lizfoster99
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Very tasty food, interesting menu. Serving food very quickly, nice and fancy atmosphere. Very cozy place.

Thank Kristine T
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Eaten here a few times, friendly staff but always seem to not have something on menu! They had no fizzy drinks the last time I was there and the time before had very few desserts. Gorgeous decor and ambiance, very relaxing and could easily pass...More

Thank mcgrub
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner with friends. The food was just unbelievably delicious. I would highly recommend The Hungry Bookworm for its food, relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff 10/10

Thank Ee D
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I've been to a lot of restaurants and none has ever amazed me time and time again like The Hungry Bookworm. Every time you go in, you are greeted with a smile and tended to in comfort. The menu is always really creative and diverse,...More

1  Thank Eoghan R
Reviewed 4 November 2017 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 3 November 2017 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 1 November 2017

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 Jessie S
Reviewed 30 October 2017 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
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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