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Busker Brownes

) #49 of 360 Restaurants in Galway €€ - €€€ Irish, , European
Cross Street | Galway, Galway 0001, Ireland
+353 91 563 377
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“stew” (16 reviews)
“sandwich” (12 reviews)
“beef” (6 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Cross Street | Galway, Galway 0001, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 347 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As they say in Galway when something is really good; this restaurant/bar/sportbar is "deadly". Great staff, super fast service, great menu. We ate downstairs where it was quieter than the great expanse upstairs. Good sign to see the locals eating there. City centre location. Reasonably...More

Thank FrankMcLynn
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear FrankMcLynn, Many thanks for taking the time to leave such kind words. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Busker Brownes, I will be sure to pass on all your feedback to the team here. I hope that you enjoy...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got seated straight away, very friendly and helpful staff. Got the spicy chicken and chorizo tagliatelle and have to say it was probably the nicest one I've ever tried. The girlfriend got 4 side orders to make up her meal and they all had the...More

Thank Wesley W
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Wesley W, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review. It is always a pleasure to recieve such positive feedback, and I am glad that you enjoyed your visit with us! We would love to welcome you back in the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent meal here at Jim's recommendation and Terry didn't let us down! Thanks so much for saving 4 cold Canadian girls and getting us fed. Wonderful food and staff were exceptional. Best Irish stew yet!More

Thank jswack
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jswack, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review. I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit with us here in Buskers - I will be sure to pass on your comments about the Irish Stew to...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As a group we were hosted in an upstairs room, which was fine. They did us proud. Portions, as everywhere it seemed in Ireland, enormous.

Thank 674Jen
Evie F, Guest Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi 674Jen , Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent experience in Buskers, we are delighted that you enjoyed your meal. Kind Regards

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Went with my wife and a few friends while backpacking through parts of Ireland. I had a cajun chicken sandwich that was FANTASTIC and it was one of my favorite meals while there. Service was great and we got seated fairly quickly on a Sunday...More

Thank Michael M
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Michael M, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a heartwarming review! I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit with us and was particularly pleased with your comments about our service. I hope that you and your wife &...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Great prices. Rachael was an awesome bar tender...great horse feeding tips. Something I can take back to ohio and start doing right awayMore

Thank Eric D
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Eric D, Thank you for taking the time to leave such kind reviews. I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit with us - feedback such as yours is always very rewarding! I will be certain to pass your comments on...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Great little bar we found on our trip to Ireland. The bar maid Rachel was the best. Kept us laughing and really made our visit personal. She was totally awesome.More

Thank demo2015
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Dear Demo2015, Thank you for your kind review. I was delighted that we could make your trip to Ireland all the more enjoyable - it is always a pleasure to receive feedback such as your own! I will be sure to pass on you comments...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

Second time to eat here. The menu is varied and innovative. The star are incredibly good and attentive. Caleb deserves a special mention. Downstairs area is cozy and comfortable and very tastefully decorated. Food was fresh and well cooked, exactly as described on the menu....More

Thank Donna A
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Dear Donna A, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of Busker Brownes! I was delighted to read about your visit here, and was particularly pleased with your comments about our staff - I will be certain to pass on...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Extremely rude and unprofessional staff. One barman refused to serve my husband when we first arrived for absolutely no reason at all. I had to go to a different part of the bar to another member of staff. So ignorant and we def would have...More

1  Thank Sharon S
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear Sharon S, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Busker Brownes. I was very taken aback upon reading your review. As you can see from our many other positive reviews, customer service is an area that we both pride ourselves...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Loud band, great food, great service and great value. Visited again next night for some cocktails and a different band. Great atmosphere, waiters quick to serve and plenty of chat. Will definitely return again.More

Thank Kevin L
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Dear Kevin L, Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of Busker Brownes. I am delighted that you enjoyed all avenues of what we had to offer - it is always a pleasure to receive feedback such as your own,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$33
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:30
Thursday
10:00 - 02:30
Friday
10:00 - 02:30
Saturday
10:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cross Street | Galway, Galway 0001, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 377
  • E-mail
Description
Busker Brownes Bar & Kirbys Restaurant is set in the heart of Galway City’s vibrant & chique Latin Quarter. Throughout history Busker Brownes has been a meeting place for the Tribes of Galway, a soldiers barracks, a Dominican convent and a rendezvous for Galway Society. It is therefore no surprise that to this day that tradition of hospitality continues in panache.
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