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Restaurant Gemelles

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23 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 568 821
15:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 15:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:30
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Galway, Ireland (Republic Of.)
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited her with my fiancee, sister-in-law and niece for a mini-celebration meal. We opted for a tapas style selection of starters and all went for various meats served on lava stones. The tapas were all very good with the Patatas Bravas a particular favourite. Also, the drama of the spitting lava stones made for and entertaining main course. Overall a... More 

Thank alanrbrowne
Athenry, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a wonderful evening in Gemelles on the 28th December. The food was delicious...I had the oysters to start which were very fresh & tasty followed by the hake which I thoroughly enjoyed. I had the cheeseboard to finish. Wonderful service from Dylan & the wine recommended was divine. Will be back again very soon!

Thank Hogana1
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went out for dinner and we ordered steak, it came on a little hot stone that kept it sizzling. There was a really nice, romantic atmosphere, we really enjoyed our meal and our night.

1 Thank GalwayGirl181
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Stopped in on the off chance following a recommendation from locals. It's an inviting place, with cosy décor and the right lighting for a restaurant (not too bright, and not too dark). We found service to be very good, with both a warm welcome and a friendly (and attentive) waiter whose humour added to our experience. Our table was spacious... More 

Thank aptoogood
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I booked this restaurant for a group of 13 for a graduation meal. We asked for menus three times, before being provided with them 40 minutes later. Overall the whole meal took 3 hours and 20 minutes to complete. Staff were very stretched, restaurant very understaffed despite there being a full restaurant. Will not be returning.

Thank anna-banana12
Paul D, Owner at Restaurant Gemelles, responded to this review

Hi Anna, Again thank for your review, we appreciate all customer feedback on their dining experience in the restaurant. Please find below our original response to your email below. From Anna to Restaurant Gemelles: Hi there, I just wanted to give some feedback after having eaten at your restaurant on Wednesday night. The food overall was quite nice, however the... More 

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96 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Had my birthday dinner here and the service and staff were amazing ever so friendly and professional but where so helpful .. the food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Throughly enjoyable night they insisted on singing happy birthday after they heard it was birthday . Would definitely recommend anyone to visit beautiful food great atmosphere and delicious food..... More 

Thank gilmorer
Paul D, Manager at Restaurant Gemelles, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of our restaurant. We're very glad that we could help you celebrate your birthday and we hope that we see you again soon. More 

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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

At the lower end of Quay Street you can find this nicely decorated Restaurant. It provides enough room for groups as well as for single guests. The waiter helps to find the right dinner and adequate wine, he is multi-lingual, which might be helpful sometimes. I only had 6 oysters on a plate for 10 €, because I was appointed... More 

Thank Klaus1234
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with a group of business friends. Restaurant was nicely decorated and rustic tables and chairs really left a lasting impression for me. Fire was lighting do you got this homely feeling right from the start. Menu was very good with lots of selections and specials had a nice variety too.. loved the way the wine is served.... More 

Thank David C
Paul D, Manager at Restaurant Gemelles, responded to this review

Hi David, So happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We have made a huge effort to create a comfortable and homely atmosphere in the restaurant, so your kind comments are very much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you upon your return. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I came here for lunch with the biggest appetite ever, not having eaten for the whole day. Was seated at a table so big that I almost had to yell across it at my husband to make myself heard - not cool. Food itself took at least 45 minutes to arrive, which is way too long for a lunch service,... More 

Thank helenreilly_1980
County Galway, Ireland
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had dinner there on Friday evening last. An excellent choice, good food and great service. I had the lamb and it was excellent. My partner had the steak and it was top class. We will be eating there soon again.

Thank westerntravelerah

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$38
Irish, European, International
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 568 821
Gemelle's Restauarant is a family run restauarant situated on Quay Street, in the heart of Galway's Latin Quarter. Serving food 7 days a week, both lunch and dinner, Gemelle's restaurant is a must. Serving a mix of European styled cuisines Gemelle's is a great dining experience, that doesn't put stress on your pocket either.

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