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Vina Mara Restaurant & Wine Bar

€€ - €€€Irish, European,
19 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 561 610
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (74 reviews)
“duck” (26 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 - 14:30 Hours
Irish, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
19 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 545 reviews

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Called in to this establishment twice in the space of 8 days only to find out that it is closed for the foreseeable future. No updates by TripAdvisor/social media etc.

3  Thank blacks921
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Dinner on a Thursday night. No big deal in a city of delightful restaurants. Oh why did I pick this one. Crab claws drowned in pickled onions and green peas with lightly toasted stale bread. Followed by crispy confit of duck leg brick. Dried out...More

1  Thank declanshoes
Reviewed 26 February 2018

limited starters , having said that what was ordered was fine. The mains were better the steak was excellent .The homemade fries were fantastic. Poor wine selection by the glass .Over all a nice experience , service appeared slow at times.

Thank Foodie472
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Checked the board outside at 5:30 pm which advertised meal for two, choice of two course and a bottle of house wine for €60 so we booked table for 7:30pm. Lovely greeting by lovely staff but when menu put in front of us it became...More

Thank 43lavender
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Just off Quay St, or a little further up we saw a sign pointing us toward Vina Mara. Just down a passage and onto Middle St we found this place to be a pleasant change from all the traditional Irish bars we'd been enjoying. It's...More

Thank mshuttleworth2016
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Called in here for a evening meal. We looked at the early bird offer and decided to go with the deal. The staff were ever so friendly and we were given a choice of tables. The menu is good but not exciting but all good...More

1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This restaurant served high quality, good portion sizes. The customer service was outstanding. The wine selection was of good quality and at a reasonable price. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here!

Thank Jessica F
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Went for a 3 course dinner. Menu was lovely, crab claws were divine. However service was slow, forgot to bring us our drinks and when I started to eat my main I noticed a black hair stuck in it! Again it took us a while...More

Thank Máire G
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Came here with family for Christmas meal and all courses were nice. Especially the duck confit which was delicious. Also very good value for money! Prawn starter was also delicious. Service was very good and not too attentive

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Called in for lunch with friends, in the run-up to Christmas. Excellent bread while waiting - as seems to be their most consistent feature, judging by reviews! I had a venison stew - very tender, very tasty - with a silky mash. This was comfort...More

Thank corribryan
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Questions & Answers
22 May 2018|
Response from blacks921 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's closed. TripAdvisor refuse to update.
3 April 2016|
Response from | Property representative |
Hi, you can email us or you can call us at +353 91 561 610
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 15:00
12:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 561 610
  • E-mail
We at Vina Mara are dedicated to providing a friendly dining experience in Galway. All our menus are created using fresh Irish produce and an excellent selection of wines. Our aim is to create great food at great value prices and a warm friendly service for all of our customers. We are open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening all our main courses are just €10. Great quality, great service, great value.
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