Galway Restaurants only minutes away from our hostel

You may not know this, but there has been little food revolution going on in Ireland. Restaurants and pubs have started to be far more adventurous, and steeped away from the traditional Irish food into some really tasty offers! We are lucky enough to be in the heart of Galway’s Latin Quarter, literally surrounded by some of the new and exciting restaurants. So… which Galway restaurants you need to try next time you are here? Feast your eyes on these (in no particular order):

Xi’an street food
If you are looking for a great & affordable meal, this is a great place to go! Super casual with lovely atmosphere and some of the signature dishes you can’t try anywhere else (well, except maybe in china). they have Biang Biang noodles which named after the sound made when the large belt-like noodle dough is slapped against the counter as they are pulled. The result is an extremely long, thick noodle topped with chili, pork and vegetables like carrots, potato and greens. This is ikely the longest noodle you’ll ever have!


Burgers, birds, shakes – whats not to like? The Burgatory started out life as a Food Truck called “Harlowe“ and toured Ireland’s festival scene as so many do. They wanted to bring burgers back home to Galway, and after 2 successful popups we finally have the Burgatory! This place has *just*opened so expect it to be busy! Book look at the beauty:

Special burger with bacon! In your face diet????

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1520 bar

This is another new place where the Spanish Arch bar was (next door). Good, reasonable prices, classic Irish style menu with lamb stew, seafood chowder, Guinness brown bread, shepherd’s pie. Good any time of the day or night!

Getting ready to move the stock into the bar…. #excitingtimes #galway #quaystreet #1520bar

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Trattoria Magnetti

Very good original Italian food next door to the hostel. Back in the day, this place was called “Pasta Mista”- Mixed Pasta as they made all their own fresh pasta, a tradition which is still in place today. Some recipes from the very first menu board in 1989 are still on the menu today! Defo place to check out, with the added bonus of lovely outside seating perfect for people-watching on the Quay street!

Kasbah Wine Bar at Tigh Neachtain pub

This place is new and looks amazing. The menu is very pleasing and everything about it is just awesome. Oysters, good wine, duck and cheese! Nom!

While not strictly on Quay street, we couldn’t to up the restaurants post without mentioning few delicious West End establishments! Little bit pricier, but a different type of thing all together!

John Keogh’s Bar & Restaurant

Local, fresh, tasty food! Very high standard of food as well. A little bit higher in price but really worth a look if you want a treat.

Oscars Seafood Bistro

Located next door to John Keogh’s, this one is for the seafood lovers! Our receptionist Shane loves it! He says:”This is the best place in town for sea food. Everything is fresh! High standard and quality of food. Bit more to pay but worth it.”
We are defo hungry after writing all this! The great thing about visiting Ireland is that so much food is local – beef travels 2 hr max within anywhere in Ireland, seafood is abundant and freshly fished out, you will be spoiled for choice! Which Galway Restaurant will you try first?

Don’t forget to stay in the heart of it all! Stay in The Latin Quarter of Galway, surrounded by all these restaurants, pubs, quirky shops and more! All our guests get free wifi and free breakfast to start your day right (with pancakes!!!). And then you can eat your way around Galway and the West of Ireland! Nom!

Restuarants Near Barnacles Hostel Galway