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The Old Barracks Restaurant & Bakery

Cross Street, Athenry H65 W427, Ireland
+353 91 877 406
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
8:30 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Irish, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cross Street, Athenry H65 W427, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful food always in the surrounds of the former RIC Barracks. Last visit was for lunch with the family. Lovely variety of fresh seasonal food. Children loved their meals and were very impressed with dessert! Very friendly helpful staff. Great spot at anytime of the...More

1  Thank Hogana1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant one Sunday morning for breakfast, expecting to find lots of spare tables were we wrong!! The place was buzzing lot's of people of all ages kids teens adults etc The food was delicious and very reasonable price I will be returning...More

1  Thank seanygalway
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and food! The desserts were heavenly. Thank you, Giuseppe for the wonderful service!

Thank Sherpa675845
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter recently started secondary school in Athenry. Myself and hubby needed a strong coffee after we dropped her the first morning. We don't live in Athenry so had never heard of this place. So nice that we had coffee and breakfast that morning. Have...More

Thank antogallbee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting place, partly because of the history of the building. Food was good fare, service was attentive. Busy with locals as well as us tourists passing through.

Thank NearRTP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During my latest trip to the West of Ireland, I spent a few days in Athenry and visited "The Old Barracks" twice. The restaurant (with its own bakery just opposite) is very conveniently located in Church Street, easy to reach from the railway station and...More

2  Thank AnTeastalai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here as a midway point on our way to Tullamore from the west coast. We truly enjoyed the service and the food. I had the Steak Sandwich which was an actual piece of steak, not shredded meat. It was great....More

2  Thank cljgerry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the lodge across the road from the restaurant, which are run by the same people, so we got breakfast in the restaurant with our booking, not only was the food exceptional but the staff were lovely people and the service was nice...More

1  Thank g_crowe404
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic breakfast, had we visited here earlier in trip to Athenry we would have frequented this place every day. Fabulous food and the cakes looked delicious 😋 The service was top notch too.

Thank Mattyp1970
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Just superb - a full Irish breakfast cooked to perfection and served promptly. One had to attract the waitress' attention for any requests, rather than them checking in, and the owner gave it a bit of a hard sell about the recently opened accomodations (we...More

Thank BrendanJabbers
scott f, General Manager at The Old Barracks Restaurant & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Hi Brendan, Thanks so much for visiting and for your positive review! Particularly delighted that you felt our breakfast was “Cooked to perfection”.We do aim to check in on all of our guests but it’s sometimes difficult when we are busy and I’m glad we...More

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8 May 2017|
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Response from scott f | Property representative |
Hi Helen, I work closely The Old Barracks and just happened across your message, We would be delighted to host your group on the 25th May at 5 pm. Please send us an email and visit our website, we can take it from there, I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cross Street, Athenry H65 W427, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Athenry
  • Phone Number: +353 91 877 406
  • E-mail
The Old Barracks Restaurant - Bistro - Bakery - Catering Set in the historical walled town of Athenry, The Old Barracks serves the finest in locally sourced produce in our award winning venue. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and dinner 7 days a week. The home of great food & flavour in Athenry!
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