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Fantastic dinner in Galway

Ate here last weekend and were delighted with our choice! Lovely restaurant tucked away with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dublin, Ireland
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Good Food & spotty service

The place was nice and the food was good. It felt a bit understaffed. I would have like them to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richmond, Virginia
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Kirwan's Lane off Quay St, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 081
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here last weekend and were delighted with our choice! Lovely restaurant tucked away with a wonderful atmosphere. Food was fantastic as was the wine. We had great service and will definitely return!

Thank ciara736
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was nice and the food was good. It felt a bit understaffed. I would have like them to bit more attentive to the group, however , all in all I would recommend Kiwans for dinner. We had a group of 11 and maybe...More

Thank jlreifsnider
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a group of 12 for dinner, and we all enjoyed from start to finish. The fish was enjoyed, the size of the food portions were not too big, the service was excellent and friendly.

Thank ConciergeGolfIreland
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Just a back alleyway. It'll take you 2 minutes to walk through just to check it off if you've got the time to spare. If not, skip it and don't worry about FOMO.

Thank StephenN1694
Reviewed 24 August 2018

This little lane is right in the middle of the small, bustling town of Galway's touristy entertainment area. It's really just the same as the Latin Quarter and Quay Street. There are less shops because it's a small alley. There's a restaurant at the end...More

Thank Steveage
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Superb restaurant for a romantic occasion or special night out with the family. This is an upmarket restaurant which has an excellent range of wine and specialises in fish and all of that comes from the sea and of course, there is also ample range...More

Thank Gourmand B
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This is my favourite lunch time restaurant in the city, They have a chef which always gives me a better feeling at least the food is prepared on the premises. I can honestly say that I have never been disappointed here, its better to book

Thank Orla C
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Kirwan’s Lane is one of the older Medieval streets in Galway and is in the Latin Quarter. It was interesting on that level but nothing I would go out of my way to experience again.

Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

What a range of sea food. I went for the traditional fish and chips. The batter was so crispy and the fish faked beautifully. A taste sensation with a nice glass of white wine. We were waited on perfectly each time greeted with a smile....More

Thank M1kelaw
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The food was fantastic, the service outstanding. The atmosphere was great. Recommended by the hotel and they were right. Highly recommend.

Thank Rose S
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