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Veldon's Seafarer

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Main Street, Letterfrack, Ireland
+353 95 41046
10:00 - 23:30
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch there today. I had a duo of crab and smoked salmon. It comes with bread, butter and a small salad. It tasted gorgeous. I also liked the craft beer from Clifden (Bridewell) that they have on tap.

Thank Martin R
siobhanbennett, Public Relations Manager at Veldon's Seafarer, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Martin. Great to hear that you enjoyed the seafood. Brideswell is a great beer & it's great that it is made just down the road! Hopefuly we will see you again. More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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196 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had no idea where to eat in the area and took a shot at this place. What a great choice. Sat at the bar and the bartender was great. Slow off the start but we wore him down and he responded nicely. Think his name was Nick. Anyway, pints were cold and good. Started out with the mussels. Big order,... More 

Thank 972michaela
siobhanbennett, Public Relations Manager at Veldon's Seafarer, responded to this review

Hi Michaela, Thank you for the review & delighted you delighted your experience so much. Your correct it would have been Nick & we will pass on your kind words to him. Hope to see you again some time More 

Saint Augustin sur Mer, France
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and good Guinness. What more could you want. I had the seafood chowder which was delicious followed by fresh mussels from Killary harbour. It was very filling an I wished I had had the smaller "starter" portion of mussels. Service was friendly an efficient although I still have not quite worded out why my chowder and mussels arrived... More 

Thank Mouette17570
siobhanbennett, Public Relations Manager at Veldon's Seafarer, responded to this review

Thank you the review Mouette. Great to hear that you enjoyed the seafood so much as we pride ourselves on it! More 

Kingsville, Maryland
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long walk at Connemara National Park, we picked Veldon's for lunch. The seafood chowder was terrific. Our waitress was very friendly but she wasn't around much. The other food was so-so. Perhaps it was an off day.

Thank AnnMarie030
siobhanbennett, Public Relations Manager at Veldon's Seafarer, responded to this review

Thank you Ann Marie. Great to hear that you enjoyed the chowder so much but sorry to hear you did not find the rest so good. Hopefully when you visit the next time it will be better experience for you More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great find. Lovely people. Fantastic chowder and even better mussels. They were so tasty and so many of them I just had to help my wife out with them!! Fantastic place and well worth a visit

Thank Tim D
siobhanbennett, Public Relations Manager at Veldon's Seafarer, responded to this review

Thank you Tim. Our mussels are grown just down the road in the clear waters of Killary Fjord so you can't get much fresher than that! Hope fully we will see you again soon. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here today with 3 friends to the worst dining experiences of our lives. Upon arriving we seated ourselves outside to a table with a shell doubling as an ashtray and full to the top with butts, which, after 3 visits from a 'waitress' was not removed and when it eventually was due to my bringing it to her attention... More 

2 Thank William K
siobhanbennett, Manager at Veldon's Seafarer, responded to this review

Dear William, Sincere thanks for taking the time to write your lengthy review. The sudden good weather brought an abundance of customers wishing to dine & be outside, as warm weather can be a swift rare occurrence in Ireland. Apologies regarding the delay in emptying the ashtrays, we are keen to ensure this does not happen again & have spoken... More 

wexford ireland
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called to Veldons Seafarer around lunch time just for a coffee and noticed the food coming out from the kitchen. It looked great so we booked to come back for Dinner that evening. We were not disappointed beautiful meals and it was just as well we had booked a table. The place was packed. This is one establishment we will... More 

Thank aquarias
siobhanbennett, Public Relations Manager at Veldon's Seafarer, responded to this review

Thank you Aquarias. Great to hear that you enjoyed the experience so much & look forward to welcoming you again in the future! More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Veldon's several times while on holiday nearby. Most of the time we called in for a Guiness but we had one meal which was excellent.

Thank Judithmb100
siobhanbennett, Public Relations Manager at Veldon's Seafarer, responded to this review

Hope you enjoyed your holiday & hopefully we will see you again soon. More 

Rochester, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch recently. We had an amazing seafood chowder and mussels. Both were excellent! The sauce on the mussels was divine...however, a portion of chips with it instead of the bread would be better, then you could put all the chips in the yummy sauce to finish! Recommended.

Thank Celtic Q
siobhanbennett, Public Relations Manager at Veldon's Seafarer, responded to this review

Thanks. I'll pass your idea out the chips on to the chef! More 

Western Massachusetts
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224 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at Veldon's after a visit to the Kylemore Abbey. It was a friendly place, with good food, excellent service, and clean surroundings. The prices were very affordable.

Thank Peter_01039
siobhanbennett, Public Relations Manager at Veldon's Seafarer, responded to this review

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$29
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Letterfrack, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Letterfrack
  • Phone Number: +353 95 41046
Veldons Seafarer Bar and Restaurant is located in Letterfrack village at one of the main crossroads in Connemara – the heart of Connemara! We are located along the Wild Atlantic Way where the landscape is shaped by the sea and the local characters are full of creativity and chat.

The bar has been a hub of activity for many years with Veldons Bar also being main grocers in the area. The old shop is now our great new restaurant.

We aim to offer a friendly welcoming atmosphere where locals and visitors can enjoy a visit.

Great food is served all day in the bar and we also have a separate restaurant. We are perfectly located for a quick coffee and sandwich before you carry on with your journey, a hearty steak after you have conquered Diamond Hill, or make a weekend of it and enjoy the ambiance of our restaurant followed by a pint in the bar!

There is always a smiling face and a warm welcome in Veldons Seafarer.

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