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Donnelly's of Barna

€€ - €€€Irish, , Seafood
Barna Road, Barna, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 592 487
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (58 reviews)
“chowder” (45 reviews)
“mussels” (45 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 - 23:00 Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Barna Road, Barna, Galway, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 630 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Good local pub that clearly didn't specialize in tourists but made us feel welcome. We had the lamb and the chicken with hollandaise sauce, both were fine, as we needed a break from Irish Stew.

Thank RobertM11725
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would highly recommend the food in this pub. Lovely ambiance and delicious fresh seafood. Nice friendly staff also.

1  Thank annmarie0012018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had supper here and loved it. Great atmosphere. Make sure you get a table near the bar. That is where the action is. Lots of locals coming in , telling tales and sharing laughs. The mussels and fish cakes were delicious followed by a...More

1  Thank robin c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice local pub that was across from our hotel...local but not where they made you feel like an outsider. Cute place with a lot of little nooks. Just what you'd expect a real Irish pub to be. A lot of locals but also tourists and...More

1  Thank Anna732017
Fiona C, Manager at Donnelly's of Barna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Anna, and you are very welcome back anytime! We’re really pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and in particular enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Hopefully we’ll see you again someday. Until then, safe travels! – David

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have known Donnellys for over 30 years, back to the old days when they cooked Salmon Grainne, which was salmon in super puff pastry. On this visit, I ordered the slow cooked shoulder of lamb; however instead of getting a shoulder, I got 2...More

Thank Padraig B
Fiona C, Manager at Donnelly's of Barna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback, Padraig, and sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your meal. I can assure you the meat was indeed the shoulder of lamb, which we slow cook in a large size and cut to order for individual dishes. The dish is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great pub, staff and food!...didn't want to venture out to different restaurants as it was so friendly and the meals were amazing! 2 minute walk from our B&B!!

1  Thank gryph52
Fiona C, Manager at Donnelly's of Barna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us and thanks very much for the kind words! - David

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Inconsistent... Very busy... Clientele exceeding capacity. Waiter argued about salad dressings available, served incomplete order, ignored our table... Then disappeared. Floor manager did his best to repair the gaff. One of the servers (A..) was very accommodating also doing her best to apologize for the...More

Thank Nicholas K
Fiona C, Manager at Donnelly's of Barna, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Nicholas, thank you for the feedback. We’re very sorry to hear about your experience. We have sent you a private message to gather a few more details to help us see what went wrong. Alternatively, our contact details are (091) 592 487 and dine@donnellysofbarna.com....More

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Donnelly's is a great pub.Whilst many pubs claim to be gastro pub their tagline of seafood restaurant and bar tells it how it is.We visited twice this week.The first night I had lamb - melt in your mouth and then crumble whilst the second night...More

1  Thank Dermot S
Fiona C, Manager at Donnelly's of Barna, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Dermot, thank you so much for the kind words! We remember your group well and it was only a pleasure to host you. We're really chuffed in particular with your President Bartlett comment, thank you!

Reviewed 31 August 2018

we were given a table near the back door, draughty and not very comfortable as people came in and out. the food was really good though.More

Thank Noel A H
Fiona C, Manager at Donnelly's of Barna, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Noel, thanks for the comments, and glad you enjoyed the food. Sorry to hear you were feeling a draught on the night. Unfortunately the exit door can cause some draughts but hopefully we'll have this sorted by your return - we have plans to...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Came in for dinner after travelling most of the day. Just wanted to eat and go. The people were friendly and the food was great. The atmosphere turned our weary traveling bodies around and excited us for exploring the area. Right off the main road....More

2  Thank canadaace
Fiona C, Manager at Donnelly's of Barna, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for the review and kind words. Hope to welcome you again some day.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barna Road, Barna, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway  >  Barna
  • Phone Number: +353 91 592 487
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