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 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 at the Meyrick is indulgently nostalgic with finger sandwiches and exquisitely presented pastries served with homemade scones, freshly whipped cream and fruit preserve. Hotel Meyrick 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 €17 per person or at €30 for 2 guests
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'. Tours Run - Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Cost - €26 per person.
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.
Go Tribal in Tribeton
The new kid on the block - an art deco building converted to a beautuful bar and restaurant open all day dining and late night imbibing. Just 3 minutes stroll from Hotel Meyrick and Eyre Square.