Best Foodie Spots


Galway is renowned for being the heart of cultural Ireland. It is also swiftly becoming the gourmet capital of Ireland. Here are our Top 10 Foodie Hot Spots in Galway

Galway Oysters

Galway is famed for our native wild oysters and have not one but two Oyster Festivals to celebrate the start of the native oyster season each September. Rock oysters are available all year round but the coveted native oysters may be savoured from September to April each year. We recommend Moran’s Oyster Cottage on the weir in Kilcolgan – a long history and a family of oyster opening (or shucking) champions!

 Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at the Hardiman is indulgently nostalgic with finger sandwiches and exquisitely presented pastries served with homemade scones, freshly whipped cream and fruit preserve. The Hardiman Hotel is Galway’s most beloved destination for this special treat and lovingly continues the tradition of afternoon tea with guests enjoying their sweet and savoury bites in the elegant Parlour Lounge.

Available to enjoy 7 days a week from 13.00-18.00 daily; at €22 per person. Pre booking is advised

Brunch in Ard Bia

The darling of the Galway food scene is definitely Ard Bia at Nimmo’s. It is a modern Irish restaurant in a medieval stone building opposite the Galway museum. Expect character, gorgeous meals and lots of atmosphere.

Bo Town

Craft burgers and beers? Sure what more could you want. If neither of them appeal to you, their milkshakes will most definitely bring you to their yard. Serving up the good stuff as of today.

Black Cat, Salthill

Jazzy name, jazzy nature. One of Galway's resident wine/tapas/jazz joints, Black Cat returns from today, June 29th, and it's a good thing too as they shared a video of their signature pork belly dish the other day and locals have been drooling ever since.

Handsome Burger

Some of Galway's, and indeed Ireland's, best burgers. The Handsome Burger guys are back welcoming bums on seats in their newly revamped garden. You can also find them out the beer garden at O'Connell's right across the street from The Hardiman


Accommodation Offers Galway
The Hardiman - City Centre Hotel
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