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Recommend Good restaurants in Galway City Ctr

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Recommend Good restaurants in Galway City Ctr

Hi there

Heading to Galway with 4 girlfriends for a weekend in Nov.

We do like our eating out. Can anyone in the know give the following advice.......

First night we will want Smart Casual (which also means resonable prices but good food and ambiance)

2nd night we will probably like to dress up and head for a nice dinner out - not not crazy prices or anywhere stuffy - we still like our value for money and having the craic - and we love good places with a fairly priced wine menu (as we love that too).....

Finally any suggestions one a fun activity for the Sat afternoon?

Thanks a million

Nora

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1. Re: Recommend Good restaurants in Galway City Ctr

Rouge is a must for either occasion, great value and great food, must book in advance as its always busy. Kai, Aniar(newly Michelin starred), Cava, Cookes, KC Blakes all good options.

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2. Re: Recommend Good restaurants in Galway City Ctr

Brilliant - thanks a million - will check them all out!

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3. Re: Recommend Good restaurants in Galway City Ctr

Agree with all of rojos suggestions - would also add Artisan and Gemelles

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4. Re: Recommend Good restaurants in Galway City Ctr

Thanks a million both of you.... One more question if I may.... We fancy trying out some of the bars on the Friday ..... now we range from late 30s to early 40s (young!!) So would love a busy vibe but not full of 20 year olds either... any suggestions.... A different review suggested Crane or Taffes...

Thanks Nora

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5. Re: Recommend Good restaurants in Galway City Ctr

Id say The Quays and across the road from there The Spanish Arch Hotel would perfectly fit the demographic.

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6. Re: Recommend Good restaurants in Galway City Ctr

Thanks JoJo

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7. Re: Recommend Good restaurants in Galway City Ctr

Rojo even!!

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8. Re: Recommend Good restaurants in Galway City Ctr

Bars without the teenage crowd would be : The Quays, Busker browns, The Dail , Taffes, Kellys and The kings head. The front door can be a lot of fun but the crowd varies and it can get very busy.

Restaurants: KC Blakes, Tamarind ( both for a fancy meal!) Cava and Kirwans Lane are also great restaurants.

For smart casual I would recommend: Gemelles, Tulsi ( Indian food!) , Ard Bia,

Mcswiggans and Martines.

Hope that helps!

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9. Re: Recommend Good restaurants in Galway City Ctr

Id avoid The Front Door, Kellys and The Kings Head given the ages and also definitely avoid McSwiggans, they are living on past glories these days, poor fare in my opinion.

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10. Re: Recommend Good restaurants in Galway City Ctr

Have to agree about Mcswiggans has had better days, KC blakes was there last weekend way overpriced for what you get