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The Old Barracks Restaurant - Bistro - Bakery - Catering Set in the historical walled town of Athenry, The Old Barracks serves the finest in locally sourced produce in our award winning venue. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and dinner 7 days a week. The home of great food & flavour in Athenry!
PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, European, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the BEST! Wonderfully attentive and kind staff, incredibly delicious bites and gorgeous tasty drinks. A must visit for anyone in Athenry! 💜

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 23 October 2022 via mobile

An absolutely fantastic place to eat! Staff were welcoming and efficient, the locals made us & our kids feel at home, and the food was superb! Plenty of choice for the kids and top quality too, and the adult food was so nice. Then came...the desserts…… what a selection & stunning look & taste!!! Can’t recommend this place enough, 10/10!!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 7 October 2022 via mobile

I had visitors to Ireland, so stopped here on the way to the Cliffs of Moher from Dublin, food was excellent, staff were super friendly and cakes were irresistible, would definitely recommend

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 27 September 2022 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food and friendly staff every time Ive been there. Couldnt recommend enough 5/5

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022 via mobile

We were staying in the townhouse and arrived pretty late in the evening, the pizza restaurant was still open- so we checked into our rooms and went down for Pizza - what a fantastic venue, excellent staff, amazing food and first class cocktails!! The Caesar...dressing is award winning ! Beautiful family meal had by all 👌More

Date of visit: August 2022
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scott f, General Manager at The Old Barracks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2022

Hi Kevin Thanks so much for the review and for visiting our sister restaurant "Stone House Pizza Bar". Our Chefs are delighted you enjoyed the Caesar dressing so much, in fact, I think I dropped you down an extra portion to dip your crusts! Thanks...More

Reviewed 6 August 2022 via mobile

What a delightful place! The seafood chowder is amazing! Best chowder I’ve ever had. The staff are super friendly and everything we ate here at s delicious. They also have some gluten free options.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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scott f, General Manager at The Old Barracks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2022

Hi Irishpaulhunter Many thanks for the kind review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Our friendly and hard working teams are the centre of everything Old Barracks and we are immensely proud of them all. See you next time you visit east Galway....More

Reviewed 18 July 2022

Conair when above and beyond attending to our family during our dinner here. The food was tasty, fresh, and the atmosphere was most cozy.

Date of visit: May 2022
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scott f, General Manager at The Old Barracks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2022

Hi H2Lane Thank you for your custom and review. We are so very proud of our hard working teams, reviews such as yours are a great lift to us all. Warmest The Old Barracks Teams

Reviewed 5 July 2022 via mobile

We had a great dinner of Malaysian Chicken noodles, falafel salad and beef roast. Wine selection was small but solid. Best part of our trip was meeting and visiting with Conaire. He was a scholar, gentleman, generous, and fun. Scott and his staff were delightful!...Great stop on our trip! The Barracks had the nicest room for our whole family to enjoy. The room came with some delicious desserts and fantastic hospitality. Highly recommend this location.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 29 June 2022

The staff was so friendly and the food was delicious! Save room for dessert because the pastries are amazing!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 27 June 2022

A large group of us had birthday celebration dinner there last Sat night. There was plenty of food options to chose from and everyone was really pleased with their food. We were served by Connaire who was very efficient and engaging and contributed to a...great atmosphere. Would highly recommend this restaurant and will be returning again soonMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 11 May 2022

Very clean with bright cheery character. We were seated and served immediately. The food was quick and delicious. Tables were cleared quickly and servers were always checking on tables. The servers were all pleasant and friendly.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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scott f, General Manager at The Old Barracks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2022

Dear Guest Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review, we all take great pride in what we do, and when people take the time to leave us reviews, it makes it all worthwhile. Until the next time! Thank you...More

Reviewed 10 May 2022

We stayed at Lodge at The Old Barracks. We ate at the restaurant as well as the pizzeria during our 3 day stay. We booked our stay outside Galway, strictly on the charming looks of the hotel. Our gamble more than paid off, as this...was a comfortable stay with every interaction with the owners and staff friendly and inviting. We couldn't have loved our time in Athenry and The Old Barracks any more. Athenry is a friendly, charming town. The train between Galway/Dublin is within walking distance of the hotel. We will return to Ireland and Athenry again soon. Wonderful visit! Thank you so much for your brilliant hospitality.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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scott f, General Manager at The Old Barracks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2022

Hi BrittG Thank you for the lovely review and for visiting us! We look forward to seeing you on many future occasions. The Old Barracks Team

Reviewed 4 May 2022

We were able to have a full Irish breakfast (including a vegetarian option) which is served until noon. A lovely dining room in an historic building. The service was friendly and the food delicious.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 May 2022 via mobile

We were staying in Athenry as part of a charity cycle. Everything was perfect, from the rooms to the food, but the highlight was definitely the fantastic staff. From Anna checking us in to everyone in the restaurant they were so helpful and friendly. I'll...go out of my way to stay here again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 19 April 2022 via mobile

Fabulous clean and wonderful atmosphere. We were served by a friendly young lady first who helped with all menus queries in a lovely infomative manner and then a friendly Conaire served us. Food was delicious and the barracks is a lovely relaxing place to eat....Would highly recommend this place and its great staff.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Yes, The Old Barracks Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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The Old Barracks Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5