All posts tagged: Salthill

The Galleon Restaurant, Salthill, Galway

The Galleon Restaurant in Salthill, Galway has been serving satisfied customers for the past 45 years making it an absolute institution in Salthill.  There really is something for everyone on their extensive menu and they will cater for any dietary requirements.  The restaurant is very family friendly with young guests provided with pictures and crayons to play with whilst the adults eat and drink. The staff here are super friendly and if you have a “cupla focal” as Gaeilge, they will happily return the chat!  They also have a separate area to the back of the restaurant area which can be used as a function area, perfect for celebrating confirmation, communions etc.  And another real bonus – free wifi – well done guys! As mentioned, the menu is extensive covering all meals from breakfast through to dinner or if you just want to pop in for a coffee and a scone, then that’s there too. The menu is well priced with a list of daily specials available from 12pm to 5pm.  Main courses off this …

Galway – A visitors’ guide – Where to Stay

I am very lucky to live close to Galway City which is a truly wonderful city with a holiday feel all year round.  Its beauty, charm, many attractions and summer festivals make it a magnet for tourists.  For first time visitors, it can be difficult navigating through the accommodation options around the city of which there are many.  Visitors can choose to stay in the City Centre, in Salthill or further out along the coast such as in Barna or Furbo.  There is also a wide variety of accommodation to be found from Hotels to B&B’s to Hostels. Here are some options to consider if you are in the process of booking a trip to our wonderful city.  City Centre – Hotels Hotel  Meyrick – 4 Stars This most central of hotels is located in a landmark building beside the train station and fronts onto Eyre Square.  This hotel will cater to your every whim offering spa treatments, dinner in the Oyster Grill, cocktails in the Oyster Bar, afternoon tea in the Lobby or sports …

Need lunch on the run in Galway? Try The Gourmet Tart Company

The Gourmet Tart Company, (www.gourmettartcompany.com) operates from 4 outlets in Galway –  Lower Abbeygate St, Henry St, Galway Shopping Centre and Salthill.  I work in the city and more often than not just need a takeaway sandwich or similar for lunch.  The Gourmet Tart Company is perfect.  Whilst it may be better known for its wonderful cakes, breads and pastries; it also has a wonderful deli counter for fresh sandwiches, rolls or wraps at lunchtime.  It also serves soup, pre-packed (but freshly made that day) sandwiches, mini quiches and take away salads in addition to fresh coffee, soft drinks, juices, water and crisps.  You can currently get a fresh pre-packed sandwich, a bottle of water or juice and a packet of crisps for e5 which is a very pocket friendly deal. Sandwich, roll and wrap prices are very reasonable and you can choose from one of their set sandwiches to have made up or design your own.  All the fillings are fresh that day and include meats (ham, chicken, turkey, beef etc), chicken mixes (cajun, pesto etc), tuna, …