All posts tagged: Eight Bar & Restaurant

Galway – A Visitors’ Guide – Where to Eat

So now that you have decided to visit Galway and booked your accommodation, you need to figure out where to eat whilst you are here.  Galway has so many great and varied restaurants, it can be difficult to know where to start. Fine Dining? There are many “Fine Dining” restaurants in the city.  There is one Michelin Starred restaurant – Aniar.  (See separate post on this site). This is a small restaurant so if you plan to visit, you will most certainly need to book in advance, particularly if you wish to visit on a weekend night.  The restaurant now has a new Head Chef – welcome Ultan Cooke!   www.aniarrestaurant.ie If you like Fish, then you really must visit O’Grady’s on the Pier in Barna (again, see separate post on this site).  The restaurant is easily accessible from the city centre by car or taxi and is well worth the trip.  It really is one of the best restaurants in the Galway area and its setting on the beach at Barna is truly magical. http://www.ogradysonthepier.com

Eight Bar and Restaurant, Galway

A recent visit with friends to Eight Bar and Restaurant on Dock Road, Galway was a great success (perhaps it was bound to be when the drinks bill was the same as the food bill – but enough of that!).  This restaurant is dedicated to using local, seasonal produce with all suppliers credited on the menu. The menu is divided into three sections; Light Bites (starters) ranging in price from c. E6 – E10, Bigger Bites (mains) c. E18 – E23 and After Eights (desserts) c. E6.50 or a cheese board at E11.50.  There is also a daily cocktail on the menu (E6.50) and given that we were four girls who love “pink fizz”, we had to start with a round (or two!) of prosecco with strawberry puree. The wine list is short (but perfectly formed) and each variety is available by the glass which I always like to see.  We chose a lovely bottle of Chablis which was well priced at E28. One of our party had a glass of Rioja with her main course and this …