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The Old Barracks Restaurant & Bakery

Cross Street, Athenry Galway, Ireland
+353 91 877 406
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (19 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
“cakes” (16 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Cross Street, Athenry Galway, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 347 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the burger and the quiche and they were delicious! The staff were warm and welcoming, and the cakes and pies were a real taste temptation!More

Thank Gary M
scott f, Manager at The Old Barracks Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Gary M, Thank you for taking a moment to leave us your positive review. Im particularly delighted to hear that you felt a warm welcome from our team and that you enjoyed our famous Burger and Quiche of the day. Our team of hard...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old barracks is one of the good restaurants I had been to. All my 9 friends enjoyed every food item they had. Price is reasonable. Team is so nice.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got to restaurant just before last orders and staff could not have been more accommodating. Food was delicious and service was outstanding! Would definitely recommend the Chowder! Even have a menu for babies!

Thank katielouisebraford
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by here to break our journey from Dublin to Clifden, having read the good reviews. We were not disappointed. The food was great, the service was excellent, and it was extremely good value. And the 'extremely good value' aspect benefits more than your...More

Thank Obimona
scott f, Manager at The Old Barracks Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow Obimona, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review, you highlighted so much of what we strive to achieve and its a great boost to know that our efforts are recognised. We look forward to serving you on many...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Used this restaurant by chance. Hungry travelers! There is a good menu and quick service we had great roast beef and enjoyed a glass of wine. Lucky to get a table as the place was buzzing at lunch time. Couldn't manage desert so we bought...More

Thank BettyH01
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Was in Athenry on business with a colleague and needed lunch , came across this little gem by accident. Beautiful cosy surroundings. Lucky to get a table, restraunt was nearly full at lunch time Tuesday, great sign ! Service was swift & friendly. We both...More

Thank Hogie_10
scott f, Manager at The Old Barracks Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Hogie_10 Thanks so much for the review, we have a great local following for lunch and breakfasts and we are grateful you took the time to leave us this positive review. Looking forward to seeing you next time you are in Athenry. Thanks again....More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

Our group just ate here and we had quiche, fish, stew, roast, mocha's, and Lemon Tarts, Blueberry Scones, and Blueberry Lemon dessert. Everything was delicious, delightfully presented and the service was great. We all enjoyed our meals and bought extra scones for the trip home....More

Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Our family stopped for lunch on the drive from Galway to Dublin and found this lovely restaurant. The ambiance was lovely, with the historic original barracks building, the staff was attentive and very friendly, and the food was excellent. The presentation of the food was...More

Thank CincyBride
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Super place . Very interesting menu and wonderful staff. Very comfortable place to eat and one is made feel welcome

Thank doveandhawk
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Food was great, lovely portions served with a friendly smile. Very helpful , when I asked for additions in my salad there was no problem. Our waiter was from the North of Ireland , very helpful. Definitely would come back !

Thank annie1993x
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8 May 2017|
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Response from scott f | Property representative |
Hi Helen, I work closely The Old Barracks and just happened across your message, We would be delighted to host your group on the 25th May at 5 pm. Please send us an email and visit our website, we can take it from there, I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cross Street, Athenry Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Athenry
  • Phone Number: +353 91 877 406
  • E-mail
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!
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