We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“dinner”
Review of The River Inn - CLOSED

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
The River Inn
Price range: US$5 - US$17
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast
Reviewed 27 May 2012

food very good staff brilliant,a lovely comfortable restaurant,tastefully decorated

Thank IrelandAfric
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviews (11)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

7 - 11 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 30 January 2012

Handy place to stay for the town..The food is great with breakfast and meals available all day really and the pub is just downstairs and great fun ...nice and lively...A lot of locals go there to eat and have a bit of craic

They had WiFi free which worked nicely downstairs.

Clean and basic accommodation 10 minutes walk for Galway centre without crossing busy roads.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank gotojoe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 December 2011

Convenient location across from hospital. Very good food. Great atmosphere

1  Thank ktfloss
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 November 2011

There isn't much reason to be in this part of Galway as a tourist and you wouldn't visit the River Inn just for the food. However, if you are visiting the University (NUIG) or have to go to the hospital, this is a great place to get a fill. The food is not reheated in a microwave like some pubs. The dishes are fairly simple (roasts, curries, sandwiches, pies), but it is all made from scratch. Good portions and most meals come with a good side of veg or chips. It's also table service which is nice. Public bar as well where you can watch live sport if you so choose. Good Guinness.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank budgetexpert
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 October 2011

You know the way when you eat out - there's always something that could be improved upon?

Well, at a recent visit to the River Inn in Galway, located opposite the hospital, I couldn't find fault with anything, no matter how hard I tried!

My wife was in hospital and I was looking for somewhere close by to get a hot meal. So I crossed the road from the hospital in Galway and went into the River Inn. It's basically a pub with rooms above, so (no offence) I wasn't expecting anything brilliant. I ordered a steak from the a la carte menu and enjoyed a pint while waiting.

The service was excellent, the food came out after a short while accompanied by chips and a side salad in its own bowl. The steak was perfectly cooked, sauce was on the side as requested, chips were perfect, and the salad was not almost frozen as you often get, when they are pre-made and stored in the fridge.

In short, it wasn't Michelin Star but that's not what they are trying to offer. It's pub-grub, served efficiently, tastily and all food at the right temperature. I had one of the best meals ever here. No nonsense tasty food served by friendly, efficient staff. Well done.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank ajc140971
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The River Inn also viewed

 
Galway, County Galway
Galway, County Galway
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing