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Taste Matters

Westbridge | Co. Galway, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 880 010
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Overview
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lemon tart” (12 reviews)
“pork belly” (8 reviews)
“risotto” (7 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
European, Irish, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Westbridge | Co. Galway, Loughrea, Ireland
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111 - 120 of 326 reviews

Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

Visited with friends, dinner for 7. All fod is cooked to order, so a slight wait between courses, no problem, allowed conversation between courses. Very little talk when meal was served, just enjoyed it, no need to talk. Staff friendly and intentntive, explained all course...More

1  Thank Danny1502
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2015

Many thanks for your lovely write up! I am happy you and your friends enjoyed our food and service. I look forward to serving you again. Jirka

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Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

I have visited Taste Matters a number of times now and every time it has been fantastic. The food is creative and quirky and my husband and I love it. The service is great too - always friendly and welcoming.

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2015

"Delicious food, friendly service". It really describes us... in only 4 words! Thank you so much for your kind comments. Jirka

Reviewed 19 April 2015

I have been a fan of Taste matters since it opened. It is now getting lots of positive comments among food lovers and you really do need to book for week end nights and Sunday Lunch. Its small but don't let that put you off,...More

1  Thank Gourmetwill
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2015

Yet another great review from you. Thank you so much! We work hard and continuously strive to improve ... the food, the service, the ambiance. It is therefore very pleasant to get appreciation for it. Thank you! Jirka

Reviewed 26 March 2015

I had an early bird meal in here last Saturday evening and was very impressed. The standard of food was right up there with any of the top Restaurants in Dublin. It isn't the biggest of places but it isn't overcrowded and the seats are...More

1  Thank Dermot M
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2015

Thank you for your lovely write up. I am really happy you enjoyed your meal with us and I hope to see you back again when visiting the West. Jirka

Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

It is a rare event not to find at least one thing below standard on an evening out for dinner. I can honestly say that the evening spent in "Taste Matters" was excellent. The meal was excellent, from start to finish. We could not find...More

1  Thank Martin D
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2015

Thank you very much Martin! Your comments are a joy to read. Jirka

Reviewed 9 March 2015

My fiancé and I had hoped to visit here on our previous trip to Loughrea, but unfortunately, didn't make it. Thankfully, we made an advance reservation this time! The restaurant is small, but very inviting and warm and cosy. It was a pleasant escape on...More

Thank Orla B
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2015

Many thanks for your comments. I am glad you liked our food & service. I am sorry you didn't find any non-alcoholic drink to your liking. We stopped serving the commercial soft drinks, however we offer home-made fruit cordials with still and fizzy option as...More

Reviewed 3 March 2015

Stopped at Taste Matters to have lunch recently. I had a goat cheese salad which was excellent, very prompt and friendly service also.

1  Thank IrishSanFran
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2015

I am happy you enjoyed the salad. It's still on the menu and still very popular with customers ... and me. Many thanks for your nice words! Jirka

Reviewed 3 March 2015

This restaurant is a must if you are living or visiting the west of Ireland. Run and personally managed by the owners Jira and Michael the food is the best I have ever had. The quality is always 100% and the front of house is...More

1  Thank Maureen F
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2015

What a lovely write up! Thank you so much! Jirka

Reviewed 26 February 2015

Stumbled upon this little gem while staying nearby in the hotel. Decided to venture out and try it based on some good reviews here on TA. First off; Jirka is a wonderful, welcoming host. Very pleasant and friendly right from the start. The menu is...More

2  Thank YelJa
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2015

Thank you for such kind review. It is really rewarding to read comments of appreciation of what we do and it makes all the hard work worthwhile. I hope to welcome you back sometimes. Thank you! Jirka

Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

Called in to for lunch, and was advised the lunch menu with 4 starters & 4 mains was all that was available. I ordered the chicken curry whilst my husband ordered the spiced beefcake with a side of fries. We were told no carbonated drinks...More

7  Thank Gingerspurs
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2015

I will not go into details here. It is clear you chose the wrong establishment for your dining needs. Many issues could be solved, if they were raised at the time rather than in an unjustified online review.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 28
Meals
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
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Description
Casual restaurant with interesting delicious food & genuine hospitality.
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