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“Simply the West”
Review of West Restaurant

West Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 11 Restaurants in Barna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$41
Cuisines: French, Irish, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Award winning Upstairs at WEST restaurant is located in beautiful Barna,Galway on The Wild Atlantic Way in one of the most luxurious boutique hotels, The Twelve. West features innovative dishes that highlight the region and the season's best ingredients. West holds 2 Culinay Rossetes and is noted as a pioneer of the local food movement. Just 10 minutes from Galway City, WEST is very much about wine. One of Ireland's most exciting collections is on display throughout and celebrity wine dinners are a regular feature. Sunday Brunch - #LazySundayAfternoonsWest a must! "Celebrate Food, Celebrate Wine, Celebrate Life"
Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile


We were lucky, as this was on our floor at the Twelve, and was only about 20 metres from our room which was real handy.

The restaurant was great, easy to book in and get a table via reception. Its a spacious room, you arent crammed in or elbow to elbow with other tables and the design is such that the furniture gives an element of privacy to your table.

We were served by Mathieu, who was great, really went out of his way to look after us and check in on us to make sure we were enjoying ourselves.

To start I had the Pork Belly, and my girlfriend went for the Three Type Lobster, and for our main we had the Lamb and the Hake from the specials. We took the option of having West choose a glass of wine to go with each of our meals (plus one extra at the end) for 20e each which was a great choice. Mathieu came over and walked through each of the wines and why it was a good match to the individual plates.

We had planned to go out in Galway after our meal, but it was so good we really took our time with it, plus a few more drinks and ended up just moving to the downstairs bar for a few hours.

If you are in the area you have to get booked in here, its one of my top restaurant visits of all time. Loved it, cant wait to go back!!

Thank Tom M
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Had lunch here on a busy Saturday food excellent , staff very friendly and good value. A rarity now in Ireland but this restaurant is one that I will definitley go out of the way to call there again.

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Thank Seanban
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Been for dinner in West a few times and each time the food has been faultless! Great flavours, fresh, in-season vegetables and great ideas and presentation! The staff are always very happy to see their customers and both kitchen and front of house staff provide amazing service right throughout the meal. Dining at West is always a fantastic experience right from start to finish. Has menu options to suit all budgets, but always feels like a fancy night out :-)

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Thank Robbie H
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Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

While on a recent two night stay in the G hotel in Galway we travelled out to the twelve in barna for dinner on my sisters recommendation. Well what a pleasant surprise!
Firstly the hotel is in one of the most beautiful villages in Galway. Secondly the hotel itself is stunning. A great mix of modern and traditional decor.
But what was most memorable was the divine dinner we ate in the bistro upstairs. Three courses and a cocktail for €30 is incredible value and the quality of the food was far higher than we expected for the price. I ate steak with no extra supplement cost and it was delicious. The addition of the cocktail was such a nice touch and the staff are incredibly professional and incredibly nice.
Having just arrived home sorry that we hasn't stayed there we have just booked to return and stay.
I cannot recommend this hotel enough.

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2  Thank Claireypoo
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

This is a fabulous restaurant in a superb hotel. The food is gorgeous. The duck starter and monkfish main was gorgeous - plates were sent back clean to the kitchen! The service was impeccable. Highly recommend this restaurant

1  Thank CavanGirlie
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