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“Wonderful chowder”

O'Grady's on the Pier
Ranked #2 of 11 Restaurants in Barna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$87
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We visited for lunch on a Saturday. We had made a reservation having been advised by a friend to do so.

We were seated upstairs at the window. The view alone was worth the visit. It's right on the beach overlooking the bay. Fantastic altogether.

I had the chowder to start. Hands down the nicest chowder I've ever had. Rich and creamy with great big lumps of fish and veg. For mains I went for the pot of mussels. They were delicious in a garlic sauce. My eyes were bigger than my belly as I couldn't finish them after the chowder.

Our waiter was a young chap who was very friendly and chatty. I'll definitely visit again. It's located close enough to the city that you can take a spin out for lunch or dinner. The drive out there is beautiful too.

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

At sunset, we ate upstairs with a fantastic view! Start with the mushroom soup or seafood chowder. The staff was very helpful!

Thank Moira104
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

The Sunday we chose to have lunch at this restaurant was a lovely sunny Spring day
and our table looked right out on to the beach below, which gave it a holiday air.
We enjoyed our meal which,though good was not exceptional. Our main courses
were lamb and chicken. Perhaps we would have been better to stick to fish throughout, as the chowder we started with was very good indeed.
Service was excellent and the atmosphere very pleasant.

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1  Thank Marireland
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Sadly we seem to have chosen an off day to visit. We were first to enter at 12h30 for a midweek lunch, and were refused a table upstairs (although by the time we left people were dining up there and enjoying the better views). Our first and second choice dishes were unavailable (sorry, the catch of the day has not arrived yet). The Killary mussels came in an interesting marsala sauce but the seafood chowder was not memorable. The portions on the cheese board were too small and the pannacotta was also not memorable. Good selection available on the wine list but on the expensive side. Service was disappointingly inattentive in spite of only half a dozen tables in action. Seems like other Tripadvisor reviewers had better food and service on different occasions, but we were sadly underwhelmed.

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4  Thank Angelo G
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is a lovely spot, with panoramic views over Galway Bay. Barna itself is a lovely village and the setting is lovely. The menu provides good variety on any day of the week. Our family love to go for Sunday Lunch.

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1  Thank Geoff K
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