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What To Eat In Galway

Five delicious dishes from the West.


There are so many great places to eat in Galway right now that you'll be completely spoiled for choice when you visit the city. 

Galway is a great spot for a quick weekend break, with lots to see and do, plus the countryside is beautiful if you manage to make it out of the city. There's so much to eat that you might find it hard to decide where to go, so read on to find out exactly what to eat in Galway right now.

1. Spring Risotto

Merrow, Lower Merchants Road

There's a special place in our hearts for risotto, especially one that's as full of fresh summery flavours as this one is. Merrow's take on a classic risotto uses couscous in place of arborio rice, resulting in a delicious vegan dish. If you're as intrigued by this combination as we are, get yourself to Merrow to try this dish out now.

2. Brioche French Toast 

Ard Bia at Nimmos, Spanish Arch

French toast is one of life's great pleasures and this stack from Ard Bia looks like it will come in right at the top of the list. This version is jam-packed with mascarpone, crumbled oats and stewed rhubarb, which sounds like heaven on a plate. Add in a portion bacon for just €2.50 for an extra treat.

3. Popped Buckwheat Dessert

Loam, Geata na Cathrach, Fairgreen

Michelin-starred Loam is one of Galway's best restaurants, so you can't really go wrong with anything you find on the menu. We're particularly excited by this popped buckwheat dessert, which nearly looks too pretty to eat. Loam's menu changes very regularly so if you're not quick, you might not get to try this gem. 

4. The Peter Stinger

The Dough Bros, Cathedral Buildings, Middle Street

The Dough Bros on Middle Street serves up some of the country's finest pizza, with The Peter Stinger a prime example of why this spot is so popular. Featuring Toonsbridge mozzarella, Gubbeen chorizo, double garlic and a drizzle of spicy honey, this pizza is one of the best we've tasted in a while. 

5. Cake from Kai

Kai, Sea Road

This entry is a little vaguer than the rest of this list, but that's because we couldn't pick just one cake from Kai to eat. Our recommendation is to bring a few friends with you so that you can try out several of the restaurant's gorgeous creations. If the gluten-free red velvet cake with Italian meringue is on offer, make sure you try it!

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Where do you like to eat in Galway? Let us know in the comments below.