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Restaurant recommendation

  • 29-05-2019 6:10pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭ CiboC


    I have to arrange a restaurant for lunch for a group of people at the end of next week, it is 4 kids and 6 adults, but I don't really know Galway that well.

    Ideally we would like to book somewhere in advance so everyone can sit together,
    - It doesn't have to be anywhere particularly fancy, good food rather than fancy decor.
    - Central to Galway city, not suburbs
    - Restaurant or 'gastro-pub' would be grand
    - Ideally Irish food / seafood / fish & chips (but have to be able to pre-book which rules out a lot of good fish & chip places!)

    Any suggestions?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,872 ✭✭✭ beardybrewer


    John Keogh's Gastropub might fit the bill.


  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭ CiboC


    Just had a look, that could be spot on, thanks!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,519 ✭✭✭ GalwayGrrrrrl


    Mcswiggans in woodquay also another option with central location. You can book tables in their restaurant area.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,486 ✭✭✭ ArtyC


    Blakes would be my pick , their fish and chips is best in the city imo, plenty of other choices too :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ Alannah Sour Symmetry


    Can’t go wrong with mcswiggans.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 6,715 Mod ✭✭✭✭ connemara man


    Hooked is great just up the road from Dominic street


  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭ CiboC


    Hooked isn't open for lunch though....(according to their website anyway).


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,162 ✭✭✭ xckjoo


    Didn't have the best experience in McSwiggans the last time I was there but it might have been a once off. They were always great before. Did it ever change hands or is it still the same owners?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,118 ✭✭✭✭ JohnCleary


    xckjoo wrote: »
    Didn't have the best experience in McSwiggans the last time I was there but it might have been a once off. They were always great before. Did it ever change hands or is it still the same owners?

    Changed ownership


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,118 ✭✭✭✭ JohnCleary


    I've yet to have a bad meal in Blake's (smart casual) or The Dail (casual)... same menu (We'll, very similar... same owner).

    I always order a sneaky deal that they don't advertise and to be honest I'd hardly make it for the same price I get it served to me


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,872 ✭✭✭ beardybrewer


    JohnCleary wrote: »
    Changed ownership

    Used to be one of my favourite pubs when I moved here 15 years ago. Ate there often, always downstairs. I remember them having the best music of any pub I frequented in those younger days. But then at some stage they shifted all the dining to upstairs. I'd been for a few xmas dinners up there and it's fine but not someplace I'd go out of my way for. I can understand it was popular with older locals as a dependable good meal. But I think I gave up on them long before they changed hands. They used to do a great lunch back downstairs back in the day. Sad to see they continuation of a downward spiral.


  • Registered Users Posts: 904 pure.conya


    papa'z bistro is amazing


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,126 Snow Garden


    McSwiggans has been going downhill for years. The prices stayed the same but the quality of the food went down.

    Blakes around the corner is miles better. You'll do well to get a booking.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,872 ✭✭✭ beardybrewer


    Had a hearty lunch of sambos and chips with the family at the Sitting Duck Cafe across from Debenhams. They have a lovely outdoor area out back you wouldn't expect. Perfect today as it was so mild. Lovely homemade chips.


  • Registered Users Posts: 236 ✭✭ Stone


    pure.conya wrote: »
    papa'z bistro is amazing

    +1 here ...

    Was having lunch there today - damn that was excellent food, best stuff I got for a LONG time .... deffo worth a visit :D


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 55,118 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gremlinertia


    Stone wrote: »
    +1 here ...

    Was having lunch there today - damn that was excellent food, best stuff I got for a LONG time .... deffo worth a visit :D

    Where is that?.


  • Registered Users Posts: 236 ✭✭ Stone


    Where is that?.

    On Middle Street - where Vina Mara used to be ....


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭ LillySV


    JohnCleary wrote: »
    Changed ownership

    When did that happen? I had bad experience there last time too...they won’t ever see myself or my wife there again


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,229 ✭✭✭ 1641


    JohnCleary wrote: »
    I've yet to have a bad meal in Blake's (smart casual)


    I must have got it on a really off day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,576 ✭✭✭✭ pjohnson


    +10 for Blakes and the Fish and Chips!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,486 ✭✭✭ ArtyC


    LillySV wrote: »
    When did that happen? I had bad experience there last time too...they won’t ever see myself or my wife there again

    Same as that , felt seriously ripped off


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Back to recommendations please.
    Take any issues with businesses up with the business itself.
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    See forum charter #8


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,857 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    Had a hearty lunch of sambos and chips with the family at the Sitting Duck Cafe across from Debenhams. They have a lovely outdoor area out back you wouldn't expect. Perfect today as it was so mild. Lovely homemade chips.

    Are you sure you were in the Sitting Duck, not Revive? Pretty sure that SD don't have an outdoor area. The latter defo does have a nice back area.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,733 ✭✭✭ dinneenp


    Massimos. Spacious, quiet at lunchtime, decent grub.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,872 ✭✭✭ beardybrewer


    Are you sure you were in the Sitting Duck, not Revive? Pretty sure that SD don't have an outdoor area. The latter defo does have a nice back area.

    You're right... I've only entered through the patio, popped my head out the front, and saw the sign for the Sitting Duck, and assumed it had changed hands. Yeah it was the patio at Revive we were at. Explain why those old Revive signs were still around the place. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 6 ✭✭✭ keithonroll


    If you want to try Indian restaurant, I would recommend Tulsi or Kumar's. Even Falguni in Salthill is kinda good.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,126 Snow Garden


    pure.conya wrote: »
    papa'z bistro is amazing

    Yes indeed. Amazing chicken!


  • Registered Users Posts: 27 ✭✭✭ t.singh1


    Papa Rich at Woodquay


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