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#62 of 165 Irish in Galway
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€6 - €34
CUISINES
Irish, International, European, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

A group of 20 went for meal, service very slow, soup cold, wine room temperature and we had to keep our coats on as room not warm. The bill was meant to be split between 2 tables, but drinks seemed to be mixed up. Wouldn't...recommend it.More

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Western Hotel, General Manager at The Western Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2023

Dear Susan, Describing your experience in our restaurant as "disgraceful" is something we take very seriously. Firstly, your group was booked in on Saturday evening which is the busiest night of the week for most restaurants, including our own. When you made the booking, you...More

Reviewed 2 December 2023 via mobile

Staff is not active in f&b an special food food was also not food I hope next time when ever I wil come again manage ment should be mentioned properlyMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Western Hotel, General Manager at The Western Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2023

Dear Arunrajabawa, Unfortunately, we cannot reply to your review as we don't understand what you are saying. If you had a meal here, please contact us at info@westernrestaurantgalway.ie with details of when you dined with us and what exactly the issues were. We look forward...More

Reviewed 22 July 2023

The bar was very nice but also very crowded with local amateur musicians performing the evening we were there. The Guinness stew was especially good and the other entrees our family had (chicken and lamb shoulder were good, too. If we could, we'd rate it...a 4.5/5.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023

great staff very friendly. nice food had dinner wings to start and then fish and chips. Tasty and fresh. Stay welcoming and friendly. overall great experience i will be backMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Eugene Keville, General Manager at The Western Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2023

Dear Laura Thank you very much for this fantastic review of our bar and restaurant. We are delighted to hear these wonderful comments regarding our staff members. Customer experience is one of our main focuses. We look forward to welcoming you back to dine with...More

Reviewed 12 February 2023

I dined here with my friends on separate occasions but I never am one to write reviews, Never even think when I leave the place but she gave us a card. Myself and my friend popped in for lunch last week and it was yummy....The girl working was great. Friendly and quick (and loved the singing behind the bar) Was nice to get a warm hello when you walk into a place made us feel welcome. Food we had chowder and a sandwich, Was so tasty and fresh. Didn't have a drink but they looked like they had a great selection. Great place with great welcoming friendly staff what more do you need.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Eugene Keville, General Manager at The Western Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2023

Thank you so much for this fantastic review of our bar and restaurant. I am delighted to read these comments and will be sure to pass them onto all our staff (especially the singing staff) We look forward to welcoming you back to dine and...More

Reviewed 26 January 2023 via mobile

Myself and my friend came for dinner here last week. We didn't have a reservation but the lovely manager squeezed us in. The food was to die for especially the chowder. We were so impressed with the staff who were all so friendly even though...they were very busy! Special mention to the bar staff who recommended me a lovely whiskey to finish off my meal, Bushmills 10. The atmosphere was great and the place was spotless. We are already planning our next trip.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Eugene Keville, General Manager at The Western Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2023

Thank you so much for this fantastic review of our bar and restaurant. I am delighted to read these comments and will be sure to pass them onto all our staff. We are growing our whiskey selection to include some fantastic Galway offerings so maybe...More

Reviewed 9 September 2022 via mobile

We had a marvelous lunch here. The choices were varied. In our group we had the cod, a veggie dish, Turkey and several had duck. Everyone was delighted with their meals. Desserts were all excellent as well, especially the berry tart. Service was great, with...attentive and pleasant servers. Close to the shop street, this is surely a winner.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 18 July 2022

We had breakfast every day, great selection. We had dinner twice, very small menu but worth it. The staff are excellent.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 17 February 2019 via mobile

We had a lovely evening here and were very well looked after by Zeljko, who was happy to chat to us and make recommendations for what to eat. The food was excellent, not as heavy as I had feared it might be, and of very...high quality. We were here because there was an offer for hotel guests, but we will return tomorrow to try some of the other dishes on the menu too...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Thewestern1, Manager at The Western Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2019

Dear Trisha, Thank you so much for such a lovely review after dinning with us. We are delighted to hear you have enjoyed your meal. I have passed on all your comments to our chefs. Our staff always do their best to go an extra...More

Reviewed 14 November 2018

Very good value and very good quality. Started with the local Guinness bread and followed it with the stew.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

They were not busy and it was starting to get late but the service here was phenomenal and really friendly. The food was outstanding and that’s not even saying enough! My wife and I were not expecting it and left completely satisfied.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Not far from city center is a great bar and restaurant. You can dine in the bar area if you get there early or in the dinning room from 6:00 pm on. The menu is varied and they have some creative starters. The mains are...very well prepared. A very pleasant surprise, give it a try.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Went in with my girlfriend yesterday evening. We ordered two starters, two mains , a dessert to share and a bottle of Merlot. Everything was absolutely perfect, Delicious and divine food, combined with really lovely wine, was worth to try it for the first time....Really professional staff member from Suffolk was looking after us. Sadly we haven't asked for his name! We might have a chance when we go in the next time, Because definitely we are coming back. Would recommend to friends or family.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

We were looking for somewhere quiet to eat as the pubs were full of people watching the world cup. I think the staff were not expecting any diners - as they seemed surprised we wanted to eat away from the TV and not really set...up for service. We had the 3 course meals for the adults - and off the menu for the kids. The meals were ok - but the portions were too big and would have been better to focus on quality than quantity - eg the roast already came with cabbage and mash, so didn't need potato bake, mashed sweet potato and overcooked (or frozen) green beans with it. Smaller portions of just the best parts would have been better for us - because we didn't end up even ordering our dessert. So - a good average meal but nothing to rave about.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Good choice ,well cooked and generous portions at a reasonable cost. Staff were very friendly and helpful and service was prompt

Date of visit: May 2018
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  • Food: 4.5
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