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Aniar Restaurant

53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
+353 91 535 947
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good14%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (66 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time and hopefully not our last in this intimate restaurant in Galway city. All the menus are tasting, either 5,8 or 10 courses. All fresh local food a lot of which have been fermented, we loved this unique experience. A great...More

Thank tfortune
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I finally got round to revisiting Aniar for the first time since it got its MIchelin star a few years back. It's quite an experience as small but perfectly formed dish follows small but perfectly formed dish and an array of excellent...More

Thank corribryan
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Brilliant food lovely atmosphere keep it up. Staff were excellent so professional. We will be back on 24 Nov as promised.

Thank J12mbbb
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend who is not a foodie ,had a wonderful evening with their 10course menu. It was an experience I enjoy very much . The staff were very attentive and highly trained you could tell by their knowledge of the food and wine...More

Thank Louise H
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We booked galway for our mini moon and made reservations at anair.. when we arrived at the restaurant we were greeted by a very warm friendly 'west' attitude.. They were delighted to hear we were recently married and gave us complimentary champagne.. the food was...More

Thank caroline m
Reviewed 24 October 2017

i loved Chef JP McMahon for his ethical behavior and care. thank you very much, i definitely recomend here.

Thank Kevser Ş
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We loved this place. These people are trying really hard, and you have to admire their devotion as well as the artistry in the kitchen. With the possible exception of Screebe House, this is surely the best dinner in the county of Galway right now.

Thank Trevor W
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Aniar's food lived up to the promise. Each course was a pleasant surprise of unexpected tastes. I agree with some of the critics who say that the portions are too small. We certainly didn't leave hungry (far from it), but several of the courses were...More

Thank too_few_trips_1
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We enjoyed a very beautiful meal last Friday with JP and his first class staff.It was our first visit and we will be back

Thank Mcgoffsontour
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Aniar doesn't look like much from the street but, once one enters the door, the experience begins! We went to celebrate a special occasion and really enjoyed all the flavours, textures and combinations of the tasting menu. On the evening we were there, an exchange...More

Thank greg104
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Nancy R
18 September 2017|
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Response from sapphire01 | Reviewed this property |
hi nancy this restaurant is uber funky so smart casual dressing is perfect enjoy as it really is a wonderful dining experience
Lynn R
16 March 2017|
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Response from sapphire01 | Reviewed this property |
Around 250-300 euro with wine pairings it's amazing and worth it
Michael C
23 August 2016|
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Response from Ioana D | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember on point, but for a 6 course menu (plus nibbles from the kitchen) with wine pairing, approx 150. Totally worth it, one of the best Michelin star experiences though. True to regional culture and care of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 43 - USD 71
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 535 947
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The food is based on our terroir, the ensemble of natural influences that give a food a sense of place. In the west of Ireland we are surrounded by lush ancient woodland, bountiful shorelines, thriving farmlands all heaving with some of the best ingredients in Europe but unique to us. Aniar obeys the seasons and lets nature decide our menu.Recently returned from Noma, the Danish restaurant, voted the World’s Best Restaurant 2011, Enda McEvoy heads the kitchen. He works closely with local producers while also gathering wild herbs, plants and seaweeds each day from the woodlands and seashore around the area to produce a cuisine based around light clean flavours.Light sauces and stocks, properly reared animals (utilizing all of the animal), sustainably caught fish with an eye to the future of the fishing industry and evolving with the seasons using vegetables, herbs, fruits and berries, either from the wild or cultivated, all encompass the Aniar philosophy. The Chefs pickle and brine as much as is bountiful during the spring and summer to see the restaurant through the winter. Enda explains “we use modern culinary techniques to obtain the best out of the ingredients, while never losing sight of the integrity of the produce”.
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