Kirwan's Lane
Kirwan's Lane
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  • Nancy M
    Great Neck, New York91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delicious Dinner
    The food was delicious. The waitstaff as well as the sommelier was friendly, professional and attentive. The setting was delightful. The sautéed prawns were outstanding and not to be missed. The black sole, which is actually what we call Dover Sole, was excellent. We finished with an upside down cheese cake. I am not a dessert lover but this was delicious. Be sure to reserve a table when you are in Galway.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 10 June 2023
  • Stay21754462539
    Fort Myers, Florida3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful dining experience
    We enjoyed a wonderful dining experience. Our server was so helpful, with lots of wine samples as well. The salmon and scallops we had were very well prepared, with delicious sauces. The whole experience was a great way to end our two week visit to Ireland.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 June 2023
  • Ronan M
    Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A treasure
    What a find! I managed to secure a table for three at pretty short notice, even though the restaurant is very lively tonight. Our oysters (with creamy pints of Guinness) were superb - pure freshness. Starters of prawn cocktail for me and one of my pals and scallops for our other friend were utterly delicious. We all had fillet of hake with risotto for mains, and I can honestly say it’s one of the tastiest meals I’ve had in a very long time. Service was both impeccably attentive and prompt, and everyone working in the restaurant was so friendly and good humoured. Bravo!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 September 2023
  • Ted M
    Dublin, Ireland45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A really good seafood restaurant.
    The quality both with service and food remains excellent. Prices logically are on the higher side but given the excellence of product , very reasonable. Wine prices are competitive. I would gladly return when next in Galway.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 September 2023
  • Des K
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top Class ☆☆☆☆☆
    We were here for my Mother's Birthday. Fresh Irish Seafood cooked to perfection and presented Beautifully. Black Sole, John Dory, Cod , Scallops to name a few. Plenty of choice for the carnivorous too. These people are at the top of their game. Service was professional, polite and courteous. Time has been taken to train staff and its clear they are happy to work there. Can't wait to go back.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 February 2024
  • Marylou78
    Navan, Ireland23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth it
    We dined at Kirwins lane with a few friends on a Saturday night. The restaurant was buzzy, the food was excellent, the service was superb. We had a fantastic evening and I'm looking forward to when we're next back in Galway so we can visit it again
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 March 2024
  • romanwanderer2015
    Galway, Ireland36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Reliably awesome
    We visited having booked at short notice on a Saturday night in March. Sat at the bar counter and enjoyed a lovely meal in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Food was terrific, wine perfect. As always. However the friendly and welcoming experience is just great. Killian, Petrina and the other staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. While the wine was opened we toasted each other, privately as we thought, on our wedding anniversary. However we were overheard and the staff made a real fuss with the dessert, with a chocolate greeting. What a treat. We met Sam who was buzzing after having scored his first try in the All Ireland League that afternoon, and was on duty that evening. As I had been at the game, we had a great conversation, and were stunned afterwards to hear that he was very friendly with our nephew. Couldn't write it! So well done to you all as always, we have loved being customers at Kirwans for many many years, and long may the welcome and the great food and service continue.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 March 2024
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Geraldine H
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This Restaurant never fails to please. Service, food, wine excellent. No loud music, no rushing customers out the door. This is our go to Restaurant in Galway.
Written 13 April 2024
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romanwanderer2015
Galway, Ireland36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We visited having booked at short notice on a Saturday night in March. Sat at the bar counter and enjoyed a lovely meal in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Food was terrific, wine perfect. As always. However the friendly and welcoming experience is just great. Killian, Petrina and the other staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. While the wine was opened we toasted each other, privately as we thought, on our wedding anniversary. However we were overheard and the staff made a real fuss with the dessert, with a chocolate greeting. What a treat.

We met Sam who was buzzing after having scored his first try in the All Ireland League that afternoon, and was on duty that evening. As I had been at the game, we had a great conversation, and were stunned afterwards to hear that he was very friendly with our nephew. Couldn't write it!

So well done to you all as always, we have loved being customers at Kirwans for many many years, and long may the welcome and the great food and service continue.
Written 28 March 2024
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Marylou78
Navan, Ireland23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We dined at Kirwins lane with a few friends on a Saturday night. The restaurant was buzzy, the food was excellent, the service was superb. We had a fantastic evening and I'm looking forward to when we're next back in Galway so we can visit it again
Written 24 March 2024
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Des K
Galway7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We were here for my Mother's Birthday. Fresh Irish Seafood cooked to perfection and presented Beautifully. Black Sole, John Dory, Cod , Scallops to name a few. Plenty of choice for the carnivorous too.

These people are at the top of their game. Service was professional, polite and courteous. Time has been taken to train staff and its clear they are happy to work there.

Can't wait to go back.
Written 4 February 2024
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Ted M
Dublin, Ireland45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
The quality both with service and food remains excellent. Prices logically are on the higher side but given the excellence of product , very reasonable. Wine prices are competitive. I would gladly return when next in Galway.
Written 11 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ronan M
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
What a find! I managed to secure a table for three at pretty short notice, even though the restaurant is very lively tonight. Our oysters (with creamy pints of Guinness) were superb - pure freshness. Starters of prawn cocktail for me and one of my pals and scallops for our other friend were utterly delicious. We all had fillet of hake with risotto for mains, and I can honestly say it’s one of the tastiest meals I’ve had in a very long time. Service was both impeccably attentive and prompt, and everyone working in the restaurant was so friendly and good humoured. Bravo!
Written 2 September 2023
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Kieran C
Galway40 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Food was lovely. Very nice. Zero issues with it. The prices were stupid though. Chasing customers away. 13 of us for dinner, nobody left talking about how nice the food was, everybody talking about rip off ireland.

Starter was about 15, main was about 33euro. Prawns and duck. Pricey but not too bad. So far so good.

Asked the waiter if i should order a side or did it come with potatoes / veg. He said they'd bring out a big serving of potatoes and chips. Ideal. Two big portions of chips and one of potatoes arrived.
When the bill came this was charged at over 30euro! Just for the chips and potatoes. Nobody even actually ordered them, they were just presented. 30 euro please.

The biggest insult was the service charge though. In this day and age restaurants should be so thankful for groups coming there. Delighted to get groups in the door to keep the restaurant going in this economic climate. Did Kirwans? No, added an extra SEVENTY euro on to the bill as a service charge!!
So if we booked as two tables of 6 instead of a table of 12 we could have seventy euro in our pockets. That's ridiculous.
If i owned a restaurant and a large group came in, I'd SUBTRACT 10% from the bill to be so thankful. Restaurants are going out of business every day. I'd be so grateful for their business. I certainly wouldn't be adding 10% on!
It felt like a few chips and potatoes plus pointless service charge cost us over 100 euro.
Like i said, food was great, but a day later nobody is talking about it. Just the ridiculous pricing.
Written 20 August 2023
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Stay21754462539
Fort Myers, FL3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
We enjoyed a wonderful dining experience. Our server was so helpful, with lots of wine samples as well. The salmon and scallops we had were very well prepared, with delicious sauces. The whole experience was a great way to end our two week visit to Ireland.
Written 13 June 2023
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Geraldine H
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Wonderful fish selection. Server was excellent, even late in the evening he was still upbeat and engaging.
Written 12 June 2023
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Nancy M
Great Neck, NY91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The food was delicious. The waitstaff as well as the sommelier was friendly, professional and attentive. The setting was delightful. The sautéed prawns were outstanding and not to be missed. The black sole, which is actually what we call Dover Sole, was excellent. We finished with an upside down cheese cake. I am not a dessert lover but this was delicious. Be sure to reserve a table when you are in Galway.
Written 10 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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