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High Cafe

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2 High Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 532 648
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Galway, Ireland
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50 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a couple of bad experiences before, but the new waiting staff are lovely and friendly. Have to say I really do enjoy the food here. I really love the tagines they do and also the skewers. And always a great big portion

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Thank 161foodlover
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a late dinner here last night. Fantastic food, good prices and friendly staff. I'll be recommending this one to my friends

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Thank Sean N
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here because they were the only play on Quay street open on Christmas Eve. Place was emptying out, but they seated and served as around 6:15pm. The menu was huge, with a vast array of vegetarian options, Moroccan dishes, and traditional fare. I loved my lamb kebab and my fiancée enjoyed her vegetable couscous, which she described as her... More 

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Thank Danny S
Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place because in my family there are two vegans and two meat lovers. The High café have nice options for all of us! It's great that you can bring your own wine too - so it's a good place to start your night out!

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Thank Rebecca C
Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food for the price offered. I would give max marks if it wasn't for staff being very slow.

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Thank malgorzataklonowska2
Galway, Ireland
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Recently visited the High Cafe based on a recommendation and was very taken with the place. A really nice atmosphere and very friendly service. Food was really excellent. We shared a lime chicken caesar salad to start followed by fish cakes and lamb skewers. The food was delicious, hot and nicely presented. The High Cafe doesn't serve wine but you... More 

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Thank js-Galway-Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Just had a meal here . Portion sides are huge and food is delicious. Staff very friendly and couldn't do enough for us . It's a byob restaurant . Very reasonably priced . Well worth a visit.

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Thank locker14
Ireland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Cozy place right in Galway city. Good place to hang out with friends. However, there was a rather long waiting time for the food and the waitress seemed really stressed.

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Thank Yasmeenah G
Madera, California
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131 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

200 plus restaurants in Quay st, of course we could not eat in all. Only one I found that a doggy bag was needed. Add an order of oven baked bread for 5 euro, you will take half your meal home. My partner had the salmon spaghetti, I don't like salmon, I loved it ( took it when she was... More 

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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Been here for lunch. They have a great tagine :) and wonderful desserts. Its quite hard to notice its a cafe as its one narrow stairway going up. But it is situated in the middle of the busy street and they have their menu set out for you to look at.

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Thank C-Yangs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Cuisine
Moroccan, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 High Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 532 648

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?