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Award winning Upstairs at WEST restaurant is located in beautiful Barna, Galway on The Wild Atlantic Way in one of the most luxurious boutique hotels, The Twelve. West features innovative dishes that highlight the region and the season's best ingredients. West holds 2 Culinay Rossetes and is noted as a pioneer of the local food movement. Just 10 minutes from Galway City, WEST is very much about wine. One of Ireland's most exciting collections is on display throughout and celebrity wine dinners are a regular feature. Experience Menus with Wine Pairings a must! "Celebrate Food, Celebrate Wine, Celebrate Life"
PRICE RANGE
€59 - €82
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Irish, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I booked into the West Restaurant for dinner on Saturday night. It was amazing! From start to finish we were looked after incredibly well, Pawel and Jeremy were excellent. The food was exceptional. An 8 course tasting menu that didn’t disappoint at...any stage. The appetizers were out of this world but the meal only got better as we went along, finishing with some beautifully presented sweets. But the bread and broth course… Don’t even get me started… We chose a Romanian wine to accompany but there was also a wine pairing on offer. The wine was lovely and the list is extensive, something for every price point. We also felt that the meal as a whole was very fairly priced at €69 pp, which is nice to see these days! I would absolutely recommend that you dine here if you get the chance. I will certainly be back as often as I can. Thank you to all at the West Restaurant for a fabulous evening.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an absolutely fabulous meal in the West Restaurant recently. Each course on the tasting menu was better than the last. Served by Fergal & Sinead who were both outstanding. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 May 2024

Fantastic, great work done from front of house to the remarkable chef and his brigade. The food and service were faultless.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 May 2024 via mobile

My husband and I dined at West in Barna for our anniversary and we had an amazing experience. The food was exceptional, with excellent combinations and flavors. I particularly enjoyed the scallop with coconut milk and lemongrass, as well as the lamb dish. The presentation...was beautiful and the service was impeccable. The ambiance of the restaurant was cozy and romantic, making it the perfect spot for a special occasion. I highly recommend West in Barna for a memorable dining experience.Thank you Nathan and FergalMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 April 2024

We went to the West Restaurant for a birthday celebration and it was a memorable experience. We opted for the Tasting menu. Perfect presentation of delicious local foods. Excellent service with each course being delivered with a short explanation of the dish. Lovely friendly atmosphere....Faultless.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024

My mother and I had a fabulous dinner in West. The food was delicious and so inventive; the service was fantastic and the venue gorgeous. Will be back without doubt

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 April 2024

Amazing! Food is superb as is the service. Elements of this experience reminded us of The Fat Duck. Cannot wait to come back!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 February 2024

We dined in the West on the night it returned from their January break and like previous visits (and reviews) it was outstanding. The food and service could not be faulted in any way. Fergal and his front of house team were attentive and knowledgeable....The kitchen team provided a range of dishes that were simply delicious. We asked Fergal to match wines with our food and what a choice. Do not miss an opportunity to dine in the West.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024 via mobile

We had an exceptional wonderful experience in this beautiful restaurant The ambiance The staff The food were all way way beyond our expectations I ve recommended it to so many people We ll be back

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

Absolutely amazing food and experience. So creative and flavoursome and everyone working here has a clear passion and knowledge for food, wine and flavours. I would describe it as a culinary experience. No massive portions here but just plenty of beautifully thought out and artistically...created food and flavours. 100 percent worth every penny.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024 via mobile

West restaurant was highlight of our stay @ The Twelve Hotel. Quality of food & service was fantastic. Michelin star here you come…..

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 December 2023

Thank you to all the staff for a truly amazing night. Food was out of this world cooked to perfection by gabi, nathan, lise and Nathan . The menu is full of innovation and surprises. Fergals wine matches were outstanding and we were given attentive...kind and knowledgable service by Oisin and Jeremiah . A truly great experience for everyone thank you !More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

Absolutely amazing food ..you have to do the tasting menu if you visit West ...amazing food and service is.top class ..fergal and All the staff are excellent

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

Fantastic night,spectacular food, lovely service with great staff Loved all the special touches on the tasting menu

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023

The dining experience in the West was an absolute delight from beginning to end. The presentation of the exquisite food coupled with the delicious flavours made the entire tasting menu a special and memorable culinary event. The excellent staff added to the whole evening and...excellence prevailed in every aspect of the evening in The West Restaurant. I would like to compliment all the staff involved in making our evening so special and enjoyable.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Response from redxdress | Reviewed this property |
It is only about 10-15 minutes by car as I recall. Easily accessible, on a main road. The hotel offers to organize taxis for guests to get in and out of central Galway if needed.
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Response from Fergusoh | Property representative |
We are closed on Christmas Day. However, you can our Take The Twelve Home organic Christmas dinner picked up from The Twelve Bakery on Christmas Eve. Yum! 091 597076 to order.
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Response from hugowolfie | Reviewed this property |
It would be whole but may or may not be on the menu that day depending on catch that day. Price fluctuates. I would recommend the tasting menu which you should book in advance. again that depends on what fresh product is... More
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Yes, West Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, West Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

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