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The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant

High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 757
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“shepherds pie” (24 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

The food here was so good - we ate on a Friday and came back on the Sunday for our final meal of a great wkend in Galway city. There are so many nooks and crannies in the combination that is "Sonnys-The Front Door-Tigh Nora"....More

4  Thank jasoph71
Reviewed 15 June 2017

And am sorry we had to move on before the evening ... I think this would have been a lively and lovely place. Nonetheless, the most interesting thing here is the rats' warren of rooms and levels available to explore. With a bar around each...More

2  Thank Kairho1
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Pricey food, average quality, nice waitress..passable, nice crowd..would not eat there again..drinks maybe..More

Thank davidmurphy101
FrontDoor, Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Dear davidmurphy101. Thank you for taking the time to post a review but needless to say we're disappointed to hear that all aspects of your visit weren't as expected. In terms of our food prices, our menu is very competitively priced. Most our sandwiches and...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Saw the menu outside and said I'd give it a shot, was not disappointed in the slightest. Bbq chicken burger was amazing. My waitress was extremely friendly and attentive. With quick service and beautiful food i'd definitely recommend this spot to a friend. I must...More

2  Thank puretashte
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Stopped in for a few rounds on a Sunday night. Good live band. Excellent bar man in front bar which made it a comeback bar

3  Thank Truthprevailshere
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I am not sure what made us pick The Front Door to try for dinner, but we were rewarded with a great meal. This places is a warren of small rooms with something like six bars. We stopped on a busy night and were lucky...More

2  Thank Philip D
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We managed to get a table during dinner here (many other places on Quay were full) and enjoyed eating in one of the many nooks in the establishment. It's an interesting and lively place. I would imagine they are quite busy most of the time....More

3  Thank Anne_Stephenson
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Good atmosphere there and a lot of people. However, Things can change in a few years. Three years before we dined there every day of our stay; now we give it just one try. Prices had increased while the quality was much less than before....More

Thank Peter B
FrontDoor, Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Dear Peter B, Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the ambiance of the bar, we're very fortunate there is always a bustling vibe and lucky to be located in the heart of Galway city. Like many businesses our prices may have...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This is one the few places that stayed open beyond midnight when we were in Galway. Apparently there's SIX different bars under one roof. It's odd, you can hear the early 2000's Eminem and Usher from the back half when you're in the whiskey bar...More

2  Thank Brenden G
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Wandered in here and we were very pleasantly surprised. The bar itself is interesting with several diverse parts (including a gin bar). We had lunch. Tiger prawns and nachos for starters. My wife doesn't like spicy food so they made sure the nachos starter had...More

1  Thank Pallaskenry
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7 May 2017|
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Response from Rachel S | Reviewed this property |
no you dont need to make a reservation and it depends whats going on in galway but I have never been left waiting :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 757
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