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The Pier Head

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The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
+353 91 638 188
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (68 reviews)
“seafood” (42 reviews)
“mussels” (42 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
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Reviewed today

Friendly staff nice dining room. Food was great. We had a fish of the day special (Sole) and Smoked chicken salad. Both were fresh and delicious. Service was prompt.

Thank cmonster14
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kinvara is a pretty little village to visit, it was Market Day (Friday) when we were there. The Pier Head is an ideal spot to eat and has spectacular views. The Seafood Chowder is a must, I have it for lunch every day that I...More

Thank DavidGloucestershire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi stopped here for a lovely lunch on a Sunday drive. Fire lighting and great views, good service and good food

Thank frank b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pierhead is right on the quay in Kinvara. The food is very good. You can eat fireside in the bar area or sit on the restaurant side of the house. I've eaten here many times and the chowder is great. It's a nice place...More

1  Thank SeanPOM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was not far from our hotel. Great food selections and wonderful service! We had fish dishes (Salmon and Sole). Very tasty. Also noticed that others were enjoying the steak and lamb options off the menu as well. Comfortable casual dress restaurant. Very reasonably...More

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to this place many times as it's one of the in-laws favourites, but it's getting very tired and I find the food has gone quite bland. Years ago, they used to have the occasional Asian or Thai dish on the menu, which spiced...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right in Kinvara harbour, on the corner of the road you will find The Pier Head, The restaurant is pretty big and there is a bar area. The menu does not have a large selection as compared to the States but whatever you pick will...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was very nice but a bit on the expensive side if I'm honest. Cheapest main course was €17. Kids menu was good value though. Great live music in the bar afterwards, didnt want to leave.

Thank Lynn D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent weekend visit 23rd/24 March 2018 to Kinvara Co Galway we were fortunate to dine at the Pier Head Bar @Restaurant The Quay Kinvara. Scenically located overlooking the harbour, with an inviting exterior "The Pier Head" beckoned, this premises was further enhanced by...More

Thank kenmurph7
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Went on a Saturday evening with the family. Place was very quiet but it was between lunch and dinner times. Service was a bit amateurish, young guy but his heart was in the right place, just not 100% what to do. Food was lovely, this...More

Thank Hackers123
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David M
13 April 2017|
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Response from Ally D | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Kinvara
  • Phone Number: +353 91 638 188
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Located on the quay in the village of Kinvara, breath taking views overlooking the bay and Dunguaire Castle. We cater for all tastes. Daily lunch menu served from 12, a la carte from 5. Large upstairs room overlooking bay can be used for private parties.
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