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The Skeff

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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
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Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 173
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to Skeff as we were staying the the Skeffington Arms hotel. We were looked after by a lovely waitress called Saoirse. The food was excellent and the portion sizes were more than enough. Would highly recommend The Skefd to any visitor to Galway.

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Thank Lizzie R
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate here with a friend on the afternoon of Saturday 18th February. We hadn't eaten here in a while so when we went in we sat in the window and browsed the menu for 10 minutes before a very friendly waiter carrying a grey dish box stopped to inform us that we had to order at the carvery and sandwich... More 

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Thank Karen C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In Galway for a holiday for my boyfriend's birthday. We went here for his birthday night. I made a special request to the staff to secretly put candles and decorations on his desert which was fulfilled with no problem plus they sang for us (awkwardly but verycharming). Our waiter was so friendly and enthusiastic. The place decorations looks amazing, almost... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed in the Skeffington Arms Hotel during rag week and had both dinner and breakfast and I was highly impressed especially by my waitress Alyson who served me breakfast. I was travelling alone and so forth had no one to dine with but Alyson's chatty personality made me feel right at home. Would highly recommend this establishment for dining and... More 

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Thank ellenmcdonald2017
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear ellenmcdonald2017, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor about your recent stay in The Skeffington Arms Hotel & I was delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable time with us. I will make sure to pass your kind comments on to Alyson, she is a real asset to the company. We look... More 

Cork, Ireland
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Called in here with a friend last Sunday and we were really impressed with the carvery lunch. We had a drink first while watching sport on the big screen in front of a roaring open fire, after looking at the available menu and only seeing soup or variations of sambo's and chips we were ready to go somewhere else. When... More 

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Thank Frank W
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Frank W, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that both of you had a positive dining experience with us and that you got to enjoy the hurling! We look forward to welcome you back to The Skeff Bar... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Myself and my partner had a few drinks in here during the day. Great atmosphere and staff were really friendly. We didn't have anything to eat but food looked nice. Would recommend for a pint or two, especially on a nice day when you can sit outside.

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Thank rcampbell2010
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear rcampbell2010, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that you both had an enjoyable time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back for some more pints on the square and hopefully you will get the opportunity... More 

Galway, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of four of us popped in for soup and a sandwich from the carvery in the Skeff in January. It was pretty quiet, with only 2 or 3 people in the queue ahead of us and plenty of staff around, waitressing and making the food at the carvery. We waited 40 minutes for a soup and a ham... More 

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Thank galwegianprincess
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear galwegianprincess, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor about your visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. Apologies that on this occasion you did not have an enjoyable experience with us. Since January we have changed up some things within our sandwich bar to improve and speed up our service. We would love to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here last weekend the room was basic but spotless clean and the hotel itself is in a great location central to everything breakfast the next morning was fabulous and the staff were all friendly and helpful would definitely stay again

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Thank Jamie M
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Jamie M, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay in The Skeffington Arms Hotel. I was delighted to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us and I will make sure to pass your kind comments on to our hotel team. We look forward to welcoming you back to... More 

Sligo, Ireland
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a booking here for dinner for a group of eleven people on Sat 11th Feb 2017. The service we received was excellent, the staff were helpful and courteous. The food was lovely...with something to suit almost every taste. It was served promptly and arrived hot, in a nicely presented manner I would recommend this venue to fellow visitors... More 

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Thank 1907Dee
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear 1907Dee, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that your group had an enjoyable time with us and I will make sure to pass your kind comments on to the whole team. We look forward to welcoming your whole... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered soup first . Mine was grand my wife's was cold. An hour later we ordered food . Mine was ok her steak sandwich was cold . She brought it back and asked for a fresh one . The plate was hot but the steaksandwich was cold. I told the waitress. She went of to get manager but came... More 

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AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this review

Dear Damien S, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen and apologies that on this occasion we seem to have fallen below par. I would love for you to contact me on ashling@theskeff.ie with a few more details such as the date of your visit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 173
Description
Uniquely designed busy bar in the heart of Galway city center serving wholesome, quality food. 6 bars under the one roof including a thriving whiskey bar and cocktail bar - sit back enjoy some delicious food and drinks whilst overlooking Eyre Square. The Skeff Bar & Kitchen really is Galway's meeting place.

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