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Taste Matters

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Westbridge | Co. Galway, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 880 010
13:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 21:00
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in the lough Rea spa hotel for a few nights and worried about dinner, knowing that Galway was a €60 taxi ride we scouted lough Rea itself, the town isn't much to be honest but this place seemed the most suitable. Now the name needs a tweak if you ask me, but the food, gastronomic! Menu is limited but... More 

Thank Jay M
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch yesterday. It doesn't look like much from the outside but choices are limited in Loughrea on a Sunday afternoon so we decided to try it. And we were very glad we did. One person had the set lunch & the rest of us selected off the a la carte menu. Everyone was agreed it was a... More 

Thank Jockser06
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

Very happy reading your kind comments. Thank you and I look forward to serving you the next time! Regards, J. More 

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254 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our way from Dublin to Connemara we thought we should try to find something else than the restaurants by the M6. So we made a detour to Loughrea to try to find something more interesting. We had almost given up, since most places seemed closed on a Sunday afternoon when we saw this one. And soon we realized that... More 

Thank kartul
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

Many thanks for your great write up and thank you for taking the detour to get to us! Kind regards, J. More 

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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a gem in the middle of Loughrea. My boyfriend and I visited in February. We called to book a table but the line rang through. We decided to wait a little while and then call back later. Though in the meantime they had rang us back to confirm a booking. Most places wouldn't bother calling back, but... More 

Thank Katie D
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

I am very happy to read about your experience with us and thank you for taking the time to write about it here! All the best! J. More 

Kinvara, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful meal at this very special restaurant. The food is always cooked to perfection using locally sourced ingredients. The service is friendly and efficient. I cannot recommend this place enough

Thank Jan S
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. J. More 

Galway, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We went for Sunday dinner in Loughrea on Sunday. There were a couple of places to choose from but Taste Matters stood out to us as we drove passed. The restaurant has a beautiful ambience accompanied by gorgeous music. Staff were fast and friendly and catered for us even though we didn't have a reservation. And then the food came--all... More 

Thank magicalblue
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

Thank you for such lovely review! We are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us. Kind regards, J. More 

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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Had a lovely tasty well thought out menu on a wet Wednesday in February. The restaurant itself is small and unassuming. The staff were friendly and efficient. The tasting platter on the set menu was really delicious. An interesting and creative mixture of textures and flavours. We enjoyed the choice of three different glasses of wine- a nice change from... More 

Thank alivealiveo
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. All the best. J. More 

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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Small friendly restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. Quality of food was excellent and beautifully presented. I believe they do some nights with live music.

1 Thank Liskeenan
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

Thank you very much! J. More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

My boyfriend and I received a voucher for this place and it was absolute amazing. Every single part of the meal was just amazing. We went in with an open mind and hungry stomachs and left very satisfied. The quality of the food was amazing with very simple portions. The starter was a selection of starters that all had different... More 

1 Thank Holly G
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

What a great write up! Thank you so much for taking the time for your lovely feedback. Much appreciated! Jirka More 

Dublin, Ireland
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159 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I had checked Trip Adviser in advance and booked ahead for dinner. What a find! The restaurant is small and simply laid out with space for about 20 diners. Dinner - two courses for €18.95; a taster starter with a little of each starter; followed by risotto (vegetarian) for me and beef for himself. Incredible food all organic even the... More 

Thank rockville41
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for the lovely review and the feedback on our Set Menu! Kind regards, Jirka More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 26
European, Irish, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westbridge | Co. Galway, Loughrea, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Loughrea
  • Phone Number: +353 91 880 010
Casual restaurant with interesting delicious food & genuine hospitality.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?