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 Aniar Restaurant

Aniar Restaurant Galway Aniar has the enviable accolade of being Galway’s only Michelin starred restaurant, having been awarded their prestigious star in September 2012. Aniar is an innovative restaurant, bringing terroir-based dining to Dominick Street in Galway City. The word terroir is usually associated with winemaking and the combination of factors that gives a wine its distinctive character: soil, climate and environment. Aniar, owned by the people who brought you Cava Restaurant (next door to Aniar) is focused on local earthy ingredients and natural influences.

An example starter might consist of ‘salt beef, raddish, kohlrabi and hazelnut; main courses include 'wild brill, celeriac, celery, clams and lovage', and you could spoil your palette with ‘seabuckthorn pannacotta, caramel, apple, crumble’ for dessert. 

Address: 53 Lower Dominick Street, Galway City
Tel: +353(0)91 535947
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 Kai Café and Restaurant

Kai Restaurant Galway The philosophy at Kai Café and Restaurant is very simple, fresh, organic produce is sourced from local suppliers to create daily menus bursting with flavor, texture and colour. If you’re lucky you might even get an edible flower on your plate.
All menus change on a daily basis dependent on what is fresh and in stock from local suppliers.

Head Chef, Jess Murphy takes an artisan approach to food by combining her classical culinary training with an affinity for distinctive and fresh seasonal produce. She directly sources raw ingredients of the highest standard, while overseeing the entire preparation and cooking process until the finished product leaves the kitchen.

Chef Jess Murphy, originally from New Zealand but has been in Ireland for many years. Murphy worked with Kevin Thornton in his Michelin restaurant, then Ard Bia and of course Bar 8 where she was awarded Best Chef in Connacht this year. Cooking is excellent and based strictly around whatever is in season and available locally.

Address: Sea Road, Galway City
Tel: +353(0)91 526003
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 White Gables

White Gables Galway Traditional Irish cooking in a restored Stone cottage at a crossroads in Moycullen village. White Gables Restaurant serves on traditional Irish dishes, with a focus on seafood, including fresh lobster from their fishtank. Warm, homely red tone, floral lampshades and dark mahogany furniture, portray a picture of Ireland in a different time. All fish is fresh off the boat, but meat is not off the menu either with traditional Irish favourites fillet steak and t-bone on offer.

Address: Moycullen, Galway
Tel: +353(0)91 555744
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 Park House Restaurant

Park House Restaurant Galway Park Restaurant opened in Galway in December 1975 as "Eyre House Restaurant" on Eyre Square and quickly became the city's busiest and best loved restaurant. It's reasonably priced menu and wine list along with first class service, light-hearted and welcoming atmosphere make it the first choice for everybody - from romantic couples to families, from business people to friends catching up. The Galway restaurant, part of Park House Hotel is owned and managed by local Galwegians Eamon Doyle and Kitty Carr, has become a Galway institution.

Address: Park House Hotel, Forster Street, Galway City
Tel: +353(0)91 564924
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 Ard Bia

Ard Bia at Nimmos Ard Bia Nimmo’s has gone from strength to strength since winning Food & Wine magazine’s Best regional restaurant award a few years ago. The eclectic arty dining room overlooking the Corrib in historic Spanish Arch is renowned for its to-die-for delicious food that uses the best of local sourced and seasonal produce. The mezze plate, Rib-eye steak with roast shallot potato cake and Crozier Blue sauce and chickpea pancake with spinach and feta are our favourites. Ard Bia also a local gallery upstairs with some fabulous artwork to browse and chat about over coffee.

Address: Long Walk, Spanish Arch, Galway City
Tel: +353(0)91 561114
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