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Aniar Restaurant

53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
+353 91 535 947
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (61 reviews)
“duck hearts” (12 reviews)
“scallops” (32 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Can't go wrong with either the 5-, 8-, or 10-course menus. Everything is so fresh and flavorful. Aniar gets wild herbs and vegetables around Ireland from foragers multiple times a week and I was so excited to try many things that aren't grown in the...More

Thank Laura Y
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had the 5 course taster menu which for us was more than enough and very good value. The dining room is very basic and a tiny bit cramped but this does turn the focus to the food and every course we had was fantastic. Food...More

Thank grwpl
Reviewed yesterday

Exceptional in all respects: thoughtful, adventuresome use of local ingrdients, every one of which is identified and provenanced at your table (!) by staff or the friendly chef himself. The dishes are surprising,occasionally challenging, and always delicious, e.g. The "potato, hock" that turned out to...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Truly worthy of the Michelin star. The food is world class - and deserves your full attention. Local ingredients playfully presented and artfully delivered. They are busy so be prepared to ask twice to understand what JP has wrought. The portions look small but my...More

Thank Jimmymahon
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here recently with my fiancé and tried the eight course tasting menu. It really was an experience! The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was very good indeed, interesting and presented beautifully. Was a little disappointed that the menu was entirely fish...More

Thank Ryano26clon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Aniar in may 2017. Though the landlady of our B&B in Galway was not very enthousiastic (she thought the staff acted to close to the costumers and felt herself "watched" ; she thought them overattentive) we choose for the restaurant because of other...More

Thank Hans R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chef JP was travelling when we dropped into this contemporary Irish restaurant but he can we well proud of his team. From the minute we arrived to the end the service was magnificent with knowledgeable and informative staff (ask about the Long Horn egg shells!!)....More

Thank PowerLeonard
Reviewed 10 May 2017

It is not often that you eat at a Michelin star restaurant and have the Chef come out and serve you a part of your meal. So creative and delightful was our meal at his restaurant. The service was right on and the bread was...More

Thank Tunasalmen
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Aniar (pronounced ‘a-neer’) was the highlight of my visit to Galway, a town that otherwise seemed to offer limited attractions to a newbie visitor. But Aniar made it all worthwhile. The restaurant itself is very contemporary, bright and airy in feel. There is nothing formal...More

1  Thank Fazbear
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Once you been you will go back to this unique restaurant for more experience of fine food and excellent wine menu chances with the season.

Thank Anna N
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Lynn R
For 2 people to eat an 8 course meal, what would be the total cost including tip
15 March 2017|
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Michael C
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Response from Ioana D | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember on point, but for a 6 course menu (plus nibbles from the kitchen) with wine pairing, approx 150. Totally worth it, one of the best Michelin star experiences though. True to regional culture and care of... More
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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