We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Donnellys of Barna

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Barna Coast Road | Galway, Barna, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 592 487
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

564 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 521: English reviews
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an airbnb right behind the restaurant. We ducked in our first night because we were too tired to drive from Barna into the city. Easily was one of the best meals I had during my week in Ireland. Perfect service, we accidentally walked in during the 6 Nations England v Wales game but we were still able to... More 

2 Thank mbr00ketravels
Pottsville, Australia
Level Contributor
112 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right across the road from The Twelve is this quaint Irish pub. Good staff, good food, great beer and a fire going. What more could you ask for

1 Thank 257Trinah
Pollock Pines
Level Contributor
55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The experience is beyond food, it embraces people with courtesy, humour, warmth and rich flavors. When one walks in it feels the way home should feel. The food is excellent, offering classics and unique dishes. This was my second visit and the Neptune Seafood Treasure was my favorite. While they specialize in spirits, I had to order a second cappuccino,... More 

2 Thank Nese G
Berwyn, PA
Level Contributor
49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It seems like, when in Ireland, everyone tries to find that authentic place...where do the locals eat, is it over the top touristy, is the food any good. We popped in Donnelly's for dinner, and had a great meal. Nothing stuffy about the place. Some locals, some tourists, didn't matter. We parked ourselves in a little table by the window... More 

1 Thank ricjo524
Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for my sons Christening party and the food was delicious. Not only that but the service was amazing. The staff members made everyone feel so welcome! Will go back for sure!!

2 Thank Elaine O
Level Contributor
42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for a quick lunch a few weeks back. We were met by a nice girl on the way in and seated in a nice little snug. We had mussels and a drink each and the food and service were both very good. It was very quiet on the day we visited but I'm sure it can be... More 

2 Thank bobmcIreland
Carlow, Ireland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us went in for a main course. Food was excellent. Despite not having a starter there was no delay. Lovely atmosphere beside the open fire. Staff were top class and attentive

1 Thank kieranmurphy1956
Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch. Family of six with great kid portions and no stress for less than €60. Staff could not have been nicer

2 Thank ThriftyScot
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I visit Galway regularly and always make a trip to Donnellys, the food is fabulous, having visited at least 8 times in 2016 the standard has always been excellent and the staff are lovely with great service. Back in August 2016 when we went early in the evening and the fish pie wasn't on the menu (due to the time... More 

2 Thank Ann C
Ennis, Ireland
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Visited for Sunday lunch. As we were a big group we were shown to a large table off to a room on the right. The room was a little cold but otherwise ok. We were served by a really friendly and professional young girl. We all had starters which came in dribs and drabs. The chowder was tasty, crab claws... More 

2 Thank Mary K
Cecily H, Manager at Donnellys of Barna, responded to this review

Dear Mary K Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Donnelly’s. We appreciate all feedback, positive & negative. We have investigated your dining experience and clearly on this occasion it appears we failed to live up to our usual standards. It’s a pity we did not get the opportunity to correct these on the day you... More 

Travellers who viewed Donnellys of Barna also viewed


Been to Donnellys of Barna? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barna Coast Road | Galway, Barna, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway  >  Barna
  • Phone Number: +353 91 592 487

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Donnellys of Barna staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?