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Aniar Restaurant

53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
+353 91 535 947
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (61 reviews)
“duck hearts” (12 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
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141 - 150 of 387 reviews

Reviewed 24 March 2015

A little gem in Galway. We had not been before but our expectation was fully satisfied. Quiet Wednesday in Galway and Aniar certainly hit all the spots. Service and advice on menu excellent. Food outstanding and accompanying wines perfect. Flavours were exceptional, presentation very good...More

5  Thank Allanco
Reviewed 10 March 2015

I have previously given this restaurant very positive reviews, but based on my recent experience, I will not be going back. We were a party of five, intent on having a big celebratory night out. The ambiance was fine, albeit somewhat tellingly, we were the...More

26  Thank RolloPollo
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

We tried a four course tasting menu with wine. Couldn't fault any part of the experience. Our waiter was brilliant, explaining each course and the wine that went with it. The little extras like the ham hock terrine bite, bread and petit fours were fantastic....More

4  Thank Lucy F
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Great floor staff, I ate in Michelin * gaffs before and the staff were up themselves or at best unctous. The staff here are verrrry nice and most welcoming. I was in for the set menu which often changes the way the staff behave...shall we...More

4  Thank MuggKins
Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

We got the last table on a Wednesday night and the welcome was great. Set menu was fab and our waiter was really nice and informative. We'll be back!

4  Thank Carol C
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

Recently dined in Aniar as part of a business arrangement and certainly was a super experience and certainly impressed our guests. A very different experience to the norm with wonderful food flavours. We did the tasting menu option and it went down a treat. Will...More

5  Thank TomTier
Reviewed 9 February 2015

I read nearly every review on this restaurant and uuummmed and aaahhhed about it. Yes one of the big things was the price and the thought, would we like it? Well I can tell you if you are into food, eating or just want something...More

4  Thank RachelAO1306
Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed this small restaurant, with its unique combinations of food, however with maximum of 3 dishes for each course it can be limiting for anyone with dietary requirements. The chef did however accommodate the vegetarian in our group. It's pricey for what you get...More

2  Thank NiamhAngelaB
Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

Four of us went into aniar for dinner. Very limted choice . Mullet ( cheapest fish ever) and Pigeon.....Portion size very small. Over priced, disappointing evening overall.

8  Thank damo370
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Good food and lovely Service. The best part was techniques used in cooking. Menu is so simple and amazing. Food cooked with heart you can tell. Went with fish , Scallops were amazing and Monkfish was very tasty, Cooked to perfection too. Have eaten in...More

3  Thank TommyC0
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Lynn R
For 2 people to eat an 8 course meal, what would be the total cost including tip
16 March 2017|
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Response from Liz S |
€100
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Michael C
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 43 - USD 71
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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