Galway is known to be a city bursting with art, culture, and of course, food. Down every slip road or quaint cobbled street, you will come across cuisine from all around the world. We at Galway Pulse have shamelessly spent too much time in Galway restaurants, with each of them offering a different dining experience. So, let’s begin our food journey with these hidden Galway gems.

  1. Umbrella Asian Tapas – 2 Middle St

If you are a curious eater and a notorious over-thinker, Tapas is definitely a top pick. Located on Middle St, Umbrella Asian Tapas believe food sharing and trying a little bit of a lot of dishes is the way to go. The charming Galway restaurant is bursting with character and atmosphere. The name is fitting as it offers an umbrella of several types of Asian fusion options. It also accommodates vegetarians and vegans too with a large selection of veggie-friendly foods on the menu.

Prices range from €4.50 – €14.00

   2. Greens & Co – 4 Henry St

This one is for the vegans or vegan dabblers. This is by far one of the best Galway restaurants  for breakfast.  The menu is creative and packed with flavour, which other vegan restaurants often lack. All the ingredients are fresh and locally produced, and the portion sizes never disappoint. The buddha bowl and the vegan breakfast are definitely worth a try!

Price range: €6.00 – €15.50


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  1. Pasta factory – 13 Mary St

If you are looking for comfort food this is the place to go. It can be extremely hard to seek out good Italian food in Ireland that justifies the price. Pasta Factory makes their pasta fresh every morning and changes the menu almost every week. If you ever get the chance to go, get the Mozzarella di Bufala!

Price range: €6.50 – €14.50

  1. Sangria Tapas Restaurante – 19 Middle St, Galway

As mentioned above, Tapas is the way to go if you are feeling indecisive. Sangria Tapas always leaves a lasting impression. Each small dish was packed with flavour and colours representing the head chef’s, Byron Godoys, Latin American roots. On the pricier end of the scale but well worth it with a lively atmosphere and passionate front-of-house team, creating a vibrant dining experience other. (Incredible sangria also).

Price range – €5.90 – €16.00

  1. Asian Tea House Restaurant – 15 Mary St

This is an oldie but goldie along with the Buddha bar is for sure my most visited and loved restaurant in Galway. A place known for spending various occasions, it’s definitely somewhere you can bring anyone and know they will enjoy something. The food is authentic and fresh with a range of different dishes from mild to high spice. The cocktails would be up there with the best in Galway as they are constantly experimenting with new ideas.

Price range: €5.50 – €25.50

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