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22nd Jul 2019

Off to Galway? You just have to eat at one of these delicious spots

Louise Carroll

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Now we all love a weekend in Galway.

And the city of tribes is calling once more thanks to Colin Harmon’s little listicle of the very best foodie spots. (If you’re anything like us, you too can be won over with the promise of great grub!)

We trust he knows a good coffee and meal when he sees one. He runs the 3fe coffee hub named Daniel on Clanbrassil Street, Dublin (if you love toasties, it’s one to add to the list).

In his own words, here’s where to munch on some delicious food options in one of our favourite cities.

“If I’m going to go anywhere to eat and drink in Ireland, it’s probably gonna be Galway. It would always involve a number of visits to Jess and Dave at Kai too.

This Kiwi/Carlow power couple have created what can only be described as a culinary hug in Galway’s West End serving food that is locally sourced, incredibly hearty and yet still wonderfully nuanced and balanced in every bite.

There are queues out the door and all down shop street for brunch on the weekend and a table for dinner is the hottest ticket in town.

What I love about Galway are all the small places you can nip into and grab a bite in.

Tartare Café + Wine Bar for wine and nibbles, Sheridans Wine Bar for cheese, Urban Grind for coffee and Dough Boys for pizza are all great treats you can weave into your day.

If you want to take a trip further afield, a short drive south of the city gets you to a beautiful old Oyster Cottage that has been run by the Moran family for over 250 years.

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They’ve a whole host of great seafood on offer here all year round but if you find yourself there in a month with an “r” in view, then it means native oysters are in season and the ones on offer here are amongst the best in the world. They’re sourced straight from the crystal clear waters that bubble passed the front door.

If you fancy something a bit more high-end, nab a booking at Loam – a Michelin star restaurant run by Enda McEvoy that focuses on using produce sourced locally and served seasonally.

The restaurant definitely has a Scandinavian vibe about it but it’s a really great representation of what Irish food should and can be, all served in a really great room with excellent service.”

Ah lads, what are we waiting for?

We even have the chance to have 48 hours in a MINI (it’s for anyone wanting to discover their range and celebrate their 60th birthday!). So, let’s get exploring. (Hurrah!)

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