Galway is one of our favourite Irish cities to visit, and there’s always plenty to see and do while you’re there. We’ve found five of the best central restaurants, so you can make the most of your visit and really experience all of the local flavours.
Five Galway Restaurants for Foodies on the Go
Brasserie on the Corner
Brasserie on the Corner is a fan favourite when it comes to seafood, steak and great times. Using locally sourced ingredients, the restaurant creates fresh dishes packed with flavour, to be enjoyed in a relaxed and stylish environment. From seafood to steaks –and of course some delicious veggie options– the menu has plenty to offer hungry visitors.
Bring your friends and family together over a glass of wine, lovingly hand-picked from family-owned boutique vineyards. If wine’s not your style and you’re leaning more towards cocktails or a creamy pint, you’ll be well looked after.
Woozza Wood Fired Pizza
Wood fired pizza is a classic that you just can’t beat, and Woozza has perfected the art. Head in for an authentic Italian dining experience, with a menu offering a range of dishes including the restaurant’s much-loved pizzas fresh from the 2.5 tonne woodfire oven.
This family-run restaurant is right in the centre of Galway on Middle Street, welcoming visitors from all over into its charming and lively dining room. Pop in with your friends and family for a chat over dinner with a glass of wine.
Stop off at Martine’s on Quay Street for the restaurant’s signature smoked steak, seasoned to perfection. Specialising in Irish prime beef and fresh seafood sourced from local producers, Kelly’s Oysters and Mary’s Fish Shop.
Complete your experience with something from the restaurant’s wine bar, where you can order the perfect drink to go with your meal. Once you’ve filled up on all that delicious food, why not treat yourself to an after dinner digestive? With choices including Baileys, Kahlua and Creme De Menthe, you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes.
Pop into McSwiggan’s for a quality city centre dining experience, with dishes encompassing all the flavours of the Wild Atlantic Way. The warm and inviting restaurant is committed to creating the most memorable experience for customers, bringing family and friends together over great food and drink.
McSwiggan’s offers an extensive wine menu from all over, carefully selected to complement the fresh and flavoursome dishes. From Chilean and French whites to Argentinian reds, you’re in good hands when it comes to pairing your meal with the perfect wine. For those looking for something a bit sweeter, there are plenty of colourful and unique cocktails available.
Here’s one for the indecisive diners out there – why not have it all with a selection of Sangria‘s finest tapas dishes? Sample all of the flavours of South America, as chef Byron Godoy pays tribute to his home in Guatemala.
With a range of fantastically colourful dishes covering all bases, there’s something for everyone. From light bites and seafood to meaty classics and veggie favourites, there’s more than enough to choose from – and it’s all perfectly paired with a drink of your choice from the bar.