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Cookes Restaurant & Wine Bar

$$ - $$$Irish, European,
28 Abbeygate Street Upper, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 568 203
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (29 reviews)
“fish cakes” (15 reviews)
“salmon” (16 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Irish, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
28 Abbeygate Street Upper, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had the Lamb and Hake and was wonderful! Group of eight had an intimate dining experience. Wish I took pictures but everything was wonderful.

1  Thank Maggie D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped here for a late lunch last week. We had been looking for a restaurant that was a little different from the standard Irish pubs on the main street which were filled with tour groups. Happened to walk down this little street and found...More

Thank cocoanutty
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lamb is a must! Tasty food, nice service and lovely quiet place. Crab with avocado as a starter was good to.

Thank shabananton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the cold month of February i took refuge in Cookes and found great heart in the food and setting. The interior is quietly romantic yet authentic. The stonework, candlelight and service all sum to an exceptional dining experience. I ordered a steak and was...More

Thank Rob O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three for lunch on a Saturday afternoon in this quirky olde world restaurant and we weren't disappointed. Soup and chicken penne with pesto all good. My cod was cooked to its best on a bed of creamy mash with fresh broccoli & carrots. Apple crumble...More

Thank Guigal58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very enjoyable meal here last night with my work colleagues. From start to finish the manager Trich and her team were so attentive and welcoming. The tables were set up beautifully and the music in the backround was very soothing. The restaurant itself...More

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having popped into Cookes for a late lunch, my friends and I were impressed with the quality and taste of the food, complimented by the friendly staff. I had the Chicken Club Sandwich which was fresh and well cooked. My friends had fish cakes which...More

Thank PurplePanda82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Happened upon this lovely quaint restaurant due to our first choice being fully booked! So pleased this was the case as everything about Cookes was great. We ordered fish n chips for 2 and although the portion size didn't seem big enough it was ample...More

Thank MaxineW1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a disappointing lunch yesterday we were delighted with the standard and value of food in this atmospheric setting just off the main drag close to the heart of Galway city. Service was friendly and efficient and the meal took under 20 min to arrive....More

Thank BreegeWard
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We found this charming place while wandering in a light rainfall, and were lucky enough to get a small table in the cozy front room. Each table had a red candle on it ,and we could look out through the old glass windows to the...More

Thank citycat66
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Patricia M
26 September 2017|
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Response from Rob O | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe theres a 2nd floor dining hall that can be booked for private functions
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Abbeygate Street Upper, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 568 203
  • E-mail
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