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Aniar Restaurant

53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
+353 91 535 947
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good14%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (67 reviews)
“bread” (39 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn’t eaten in Aniar since before it got its Michelin star. We had the six course menu and it was simply amazing from start to finish. Although the ambiance, furniture, Delphi and cutlery are all superb, the food is undoubtedly the star of the...More

1  Thank drimbane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aniar was Galway's first Michelin star restaurant and has kept it ever since. Great food with a bit of a surprise. Well worth a try but you need to book in advance.

2  Thank Heinz Peter N
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Everything we sampled here was fantastic. I've long thought I (and everyone else) ought to be vegetarian, but I rarely encounter vegetarian food and culture compelling enough to make me seriously consider committing to the lifestyle. If I lived nearby this place, I might actually...More

Thank DrakeBaer
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoy food which is able to surprise you - meaning we think French kitchen is boring :) Aniar is a place we will remember. The guy‘s are not afraid combining unusual things. Somehow local, somehow Avantgarde. I still can remember the taste of some...More

Thank Matthias1970
Reviewed 28 September 2018

I went here recently with my wife and had the 10 course tasting menu with wine pairings. The food itself was of mixed quality. Some really good courses, some average ones. Reason for the 3 star rating is based on cost against my previous point....More

3  Thank GalwayFoodie1981
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Service, sommelier suggestions, pace, quality of ingredients, preparation, taste ... they all match and strengthen each other to a truly memorable experience.

Thank Objectivum
Reviewed 18 September 2018

After researching Galway, I booked Aniar Restaurant for our first night in town. It was the perfect place to introduce us to the vibe of Galway. Dominick Street is in the heart of town but out of the college crowds. Aniar's Michelin star is well...More

Thank Marciwaz1
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I booked Anair for my birthday meal and was so looking forward having regularly read the chefs column in the Times. Ham hock broth and foam...ew. ..delicacy?? Eggs stuffed w more bacon froth. ...it's pricy here, eggs for dinner,? Service was arrogant. I ate again...More

4  Thank Bláth G
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The treatment and preparation of all vegetables and herbs is exquisite. Look out for the leek vinegar battered butter, a real treat. Very pleasant and knowledgeable staff.

Thank StThan
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

30 diners at 7pm and 6 of them are from Australia. It’s worth the commute for this outstanding restaurant. And at roughly half the price you’d pay in Melbourne or London for similar standard of food. The menu changes daily and is a degustation concept....More

1  Thank MikeFB
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25 August 2018|
Response from AkosP2013 | Reviewed this property |
I’m positive it is. There might be a minor step but I’m sure staff will help you if that’s the case. I don’t remember steps. Enjoy the restaurant!
Nancy R
18 September 2017|
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Response from sapphire01 | Reviewed this property |
hi nancy this restaurant is uber funky so smart casual dressing is perfect enjoy as it really is a wonderful dining experience
Lynn R
15 March 2017|
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Response from sapphire01 | Reviewed this property |
Around 250-300 euro with wine pairings it's amazing and worth it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$43 - US$71
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 535 947
  • E-mail
The food is based on our terroir, the ensemble of natural influences that give a food a sense of place. In the west of Ireland we are surrounded by lush ancient woodland, bountiful shorelines, thriving farmlands all heaving with some of the best ingredients in Europe but unique to us. Aniar obeys the seasons and lets nature decide our menu.Recently returned from Noma, the Danish restaurant, voted the World’s Best Restaurant 2011, Enda McEvoy heads the kitchen. He works closely with local producers while also gathering wild herbs, plants and seaweeds each day from the woodlands and seashore around the area to produce a cuisine based around light clean flavours.Light sauces and stocks, properly reared animals (utilizing all of the animal), sustainably caught fish with an eye to the future of the fishing industry and evolving with the seasons using vegetables, herbs, fruits and berries, either from the wild or cultivated, all encompass the Aniar philosophy. The Chefs pickle and brine as much as is bountiful during the spring and summer to see the restaurant through the winter. Enda explains “we use modern culinary techniques to obtain the best out of the ingredients, while never losing sight of the integrity of the produce”.
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