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I had another lovely evening at this restaurant recently with some friends of mine. The duck is just excellent, every time always yum. Lovely cosy atmosphere and Ann is always welcoming. Great service and great food!
Every time we travel to Ireland our first port of call for dining is The White Gables, and it has been for the last 25 years, and in that time we have yet to find a restaurant in Ireland that compares.
The food, the staff,...and the ambience is always first class.
We have travelled extensively, and TheWhite Gables is as good as any restaurant we have been to.
When I read the reviews for this restaurant (which normally are excellent) I cannot understand the very few bad ones, are these by people that do not appreciate good food, or maybe they do not dine out very often, or maybe they are just jealous of the success of the restaurant.
We will be visiting Galway in September, and we shall definitely be dining in the White Gables on a couple of occasions.
So many thanks to Ann, Kevin, Michelle, and all the other wonderful staff we have met over the years for all the wonderful food, wine, and fun.
See you soon.
Sally & FrankMore
I wondered whether I should headline this review with the word BIASED! It is difficult not to be biased when reviewing a restaurant that has provided such wonderful food so consistently over the past 28 years. I, and my extended family, have regarded White Gables...as our ‘go to’ restaurant for virtually every major family occasion (anniversaries, birthday celebrations, etc.) ever since it opened its doors all those years ago. To my mind that is the biggest tribute that you can pay any restaurant… that you go back, repeatedly, over a long period of time!
In this case it is warranted by virtue of the consistency with which it delivers, both food and service. White Gables is not a gourmet paradise but then it never pretended nor aspired to be. What it does do is serve superb quality food, prepared under the supervision of chef/proprietor Kevin Dunne who works closely with his wife Ann who oversees the service areas.
A very astute decision they made was to offer a limited menu...do less but do it better could be the motto. The food is always good and a particular feature is the eye to presentation where dishes are aesthetically attractive as well as a joy to savour.
The selection of main courses is wide-ranging with poultry, fish, and meat dishes always available. However, I have to admit my own preference, which I have been eating since it first appeared on the menu…deep-fried fillets of lemon sole. Truthfully, I cannot remember the last time that I ordered any other main course! And, I’m delighted to say that over the years I have converted several dining companions (some avowed fish haters!) to this dish! A most unusual feature of this dish, and other main courses, which has been served as long as I can remember, is the ever-present pommes dauphine (potato puffs made from a mashed potato and choux pastry mix that are then deep-fried). A lovely touch and so typical of this restaurant.
Extended family members attest to the consistent quality of the other dishes. And, a word about portion size…you won’t leave feeling hungry!
But the element of consistency is not limited to the food. Many restaurants have seen their reputation tarnished through casual or sloppy service. That is not a problem at White Gables. There are several aspects of the service that are constants, viz. the supervision by Ann herself; a team of staff who are always neat and tidy in their personal presentation; a service that is efficient and friendly without being familiar or servile.
And lest I forget it…The Wine List! Again, a limited selection, but each wine has been personally vetted by Kevin & Ann. The Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and Argentinian Malbec (Pascal Toso) are personal family favourites.
The renowned Sunday Lunch is particularly good value and features many items from the a la carte menu. But be sure to make a reservation well in advance!
It was a good day for Moycullen and the greater Galway catchment area when Kevin & Ann opened White Gables. Over the years many restaurants have come and gone but White Gables is still standing, a testament to their philosophy and approach to running what is a very successful restaurant that consistently offers superb food, service, and value for money. Long may it continue!
The accompanying photos were taken during our most recent Sunday Lunch at White Gables on 3rd November 2019.
Paul J Scannell, Galway.More
Nice and cause.
Thank you for great service and tasty lunch. I’m not a salad man, but that day decided to try one, and I surprised how great can match salad with chicken and Caesar dressing. Thank you for Chef Collette and hear team for...great culinary experience. Will be back again and can recommend for everyone.
lovely restaurant lovely staff and great attentive service . lunch menu was straighforward in terms of choice and the food when it arrived was superb in every respect ..great attentional to detail and the TASTE of the food was glorious cooked with care and skill....all in all a lovely experience and a lovely meal and have been there before and will be againMore
Came last night for their ''Two course thursdays'' for an incredible price.
We've become regulars and it just gets better everytime... I mean it's such a delight to have this in Moycullen out of the way of town. Staff exquisite and food just beautiful.
Please...give it a try if you never had - you'll love it.More
As it was a special big birthday , a family group of 10 visited the white gables
A combination of adults and young adults were greeted with warmth and commenced with an aperitif of cocktails and none alcohol mock tails, much to the delight of...the teenagers
The menu was beautiful, varied and the vegetarians in our group also accommodated
Wines were expertly presented and explained - organic vegan wine hit the spot
Dish after dish and course after course was delicious , the seafood and avocado starter , the wholesome duck, fresh light sole , pear Helene, . Gorgeous sides of veg accompanied our meal . You will not go hungry . Loads of everything and fabulous
The ambience , cosines , service and attention was excellent
Our special evening out was certainly made very special
The absolute best part of the evening was , as it was Thursday in Autumn - and the White Gables have offers of 2 courses for €25 and 3 for €30, the value was amazing
Well done all
We will be backMore