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Reviewed 10 January 2021

A visit to The Old Barracks is always the highlight of our week. The food is superb at reasonable prices and generous portion size. The staff are very friendly and always have a welcoming smile on their faces. Not only is the Barracks our regular...haunt for breakfast or lunch, we have also held a number of family get togethers in the venue - including our downsized wedding celebrations during Covid 19. The service and atmosphere for parties is top class and easily exceeds that of other, more recognised, wedding venues. Beautiful cakes and cheesecakes from the bakery for birthdays, or other celebrations, are also recommended.. We're becoming a little too fond of those! The management and staff have done a wonderful job of coping with all the restrictions in 2020 and we are looking forward to seeing more of the Barracks gang in 2021. And Finally....The coffee is MAGIC! Tomas & Claire xxMore

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 16 November 2020

With numerus changes to our Weddings plans (thanks to Covid!!!) we were lucky to secure catering by The Old Barracks. They really went above and beyond by agreeing to cater for us last minute. Everything was handled so professionally, and our guests were raving about...how good the food was. We will definitely order again for our next event and will be sure to pay a visit to the Restaurant when normality returns. I honestly couldn’t recommend Scott and team highly enough. Thanks for everything.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 27 October 2020 via mobile

We based our decision to attend this restaurant from Trip Advisor reviews. The food was really impressive, very tasty and reasonably priced. It lived up to all the positive reviews. We would definitely attend this restaurant again when in the area.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 18 October 2020 via mobile

Wanted to find somewhere nice to stop and eat on the way to Clare. Easy to find convenient off the motorway. Excellent food and coffee and desserts. Wonderful staff and reasonable price. Couldn’t do enough to help.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 14 October 2020 via mobile

We eat here regularly & The old Barracks continues to serve the best food in County Galway! We had lunch here on Sunday, the Teriyaki Salmon noodles & Buttermilk chicken burger were outstanding! The service is always professional & friendly & homemade cakes are superb!...Even in these difficult times you guys go above & beyond, keep up the great work!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 12 October 2020

Time and time again this place surpasses expectation. I can highly recommend it!! We've eaten here many a time and we've never been disappointed. There's always friendly staff about to look after you and the food is just delicious (and a lot of it's local!!!!)...can't wait to return.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 20 September 2020 via mobile

Went with family for evening meal. Menu is limited. The special was fillet steak but arrived as a rib eye, was meager at best. Onion rings nice. Chips were frozen cut and average and that was it, a poor offering for a steak dinner. The...chicken noodles were not great and better can be had elsewhere. Wine was nice malbec. Kids had pasta, hard to mess that up. Staff were nice but disorganized, no cutlery, no condiments then loads of different staff coming and going. I'm not one to complain but the chef can certainly do better, it seems like they not bothered when they one of only few places in Athenry. Won't be going back any time soonMore

Date of visit: September 2020
GalwayScottF, General Manager at The Old Barracks Restaurant and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2020

Hi Trixgalway; Thanks for visiting us, we are sorry to see such a disappointing review. Thankfully we receive lots of positive reviews here for our wholesome atmosphere and quality food. I noticed you haven’t reviewed anyone since pre lockdown so perhaps you are unaware that...More

Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

Very quick service. Food was really nice. Place was spotless. Lovely atmosphere even with covid restrictions. Desserts looked absolutely fabulous. Would come again definitely.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 14 September 2020

Came here on Sunday morning with my friends. We enjoyed coffee and a mini fry and pancakes. The food was hot and delicious and the coffee was fantastic. Service was efficient and friendly, especially the manager who we met at the till and took our...payment. He cracked a few jokes with us and made a lasting impression as it was my first time here!! Would definitely go back, excited to see what they have to offer in terms of lunch and dinner! Also the rangers are DELICIOUSMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 8 September 2020

Fantastic food, terrific attentive service and a surprise birthday cake. Highly recommend it. Scott, Damian & the team do a superb job. MGQ

Date of visit: September 2020
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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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  • The Old Barracks Restaurant and Bakery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5