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.

Doughnuts from the Market

New Yorker by birth, Galwegian by choice - Daniel Rosen produces the most deliciously soft, simple BoyChik doughnuts in the Galway Weekend Market - not to be missed. Once a sailor, speaks many languages, tailors his own clothes and a magician with a doughnut!

Galway Food Tour

A 1.5 hour introduction to Galway as a foodie destination. It gives a great overview of our passionate people and our beautiful produce which combine to make Galway one of Ireland's gourmet jewels. During the tour you will meet artisan producers and sample their products with experienced guide, Sheena Dignam, giving you insights to our local favourites and treasured ingredients. Guests will usually replace lunch with the tour as along the way you will sample fresh sushi, the finest cheese, Galway oysters, mouth-watering breads and savoury bites as well as delicious sweet treats while soaking up the famed atmosphere of Galway city - the 'City of the Tribes'. For more information get social with Galway Food Tours or call Sheena on 086- 7332885

Cocktail-Making Classes

Cocktail making is the perfect activity before your big night out on the town. At the Gaslight Bar & Brasserie you will enjoy a demonstration by their experienced bartender and then have the opportunity to make your own .. and taste of course. Cocktail and finger food packages start from €15 per person.


Accommodation Offers Galway
The Hardiman - City Centre Hotel
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