My spouse and I went to Galway Bay last Friday and Saturday nights. Our main purpose was to see Maggie's Fury, a band from Bellingham which plays mainly Irish music. The music was good, but the restaurant's hospitality left something to be desired. In their effort to maximize their income, the management wanted to preserve the good tables for guests that were not there at the expense of the guests who were there. That is, if the management thought you were not going to order a full meal in the main bar area, they tried to direct you to sit at the bar or at least away from the tables close to the band. This left the impression that the guests who were not there were more important than the guests who were. As it was on Saturday night, several of the good tables were left empty since the more important guests never showed up. I would think that it would be better to take care of the guests who actually came to the restaurant.
My spouse and I did eat. I only had the clam chowder, which was very good. My spouse had a full meal: the shepherd's pie. The shepherd's pie had plenty of meat and was very good although it could have had more colcannon (mashed potatoes with cabbage). However, my spouse being Irish, there are never enough potatoes. The shepherd's pie cost $18.99 which is $5.00 too much. Beer and wine were reasonably priced at about $6.00 a glass. The soda bread was good but not as good as my spouse's, which has raisins and is therefore moister. The Death by Chocolate piece of cake was large (more than enough for two people) and delicious. It cost $7.50.
We ate at Galway Bay several years ago. The hospitality then was better than it was this time.
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