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The Hungry Bookworm

Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 870 585
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (20 reviews)
“falafel” (15 reviews)
“mezze plate” (7 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unbelievable food incredibly tasty food great service very cosy and funky it’s perfect for couples family anything really!! Over all just amazing plus the staff are very friendly and loving, they make you feel at home, love it!!

Thank eliseoreilly574
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not long back from The Hungry Bookworm in Loughrea where we were celebrating my nieces First Holy Communion, And although I had never heard of The Hungry Bookworm before, I must say that I was really impressed. The main room has a lovely ambience as...More

Thank Declan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have never been let down in The Hungry Bookworm! Food is delicious and fantastic customer service. A hidden gem in Loughrea that I'm delighted to have found :)

Thank suecloo87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch here today with my family. Fab place with lovely atmosphere. Hummus was fab. Will Defo be back again.

Thank SarahCloonan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Soup and main course was served together.We ordered some drinks with ice,and guy who served us put his finger in glass to take something out, then he brought that drink to me...It's discussing...Never gonna back to that place...

2  Thank Donatas77
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This is honestly the best place I’ve had breakfast! The food is fab and Alice and Angela make you feel so welcome and like they’ve known you for years! It has a lovely homey atmosphere and has a quirky feel! Myself and my boyfriend loved...More

Thank Aimser
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We LOVED this little gem. The chef, a lovely lady, is amazingly friendly and really added to the whole experience. Our 4 year old was totally enamored by her. The food is lovely, especially if you enjoy healthy modern food. It is a tad above...More

Thank pal18_10
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Such a marvellous find and a wonderful contribution in a world that can tend towards uniformity.... We the Hungry Bookworm bucks that trend! The lady running the place was so friendly and nice and the fruit scones were really delicious.... A nice hint on sugar...More

Thank hydrog2016
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Delighted to find this wonderful place in Loughrea, full of character, charm and atmosphere. It’s an eclectic mix of books, candles and old style arm chairs which all works to create somewhere special. The food is excellent, all agreed that dishes were fresh and tasty....More

Thank sadieIreland
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Very nice food friendly staff and amazing place in Ireland lots of book You can not get bored there recommended 110 procent

Thank Tomasz K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Loughrea
  • Phone Number: +353 91 870 585
  • E-mail
The Hungry Bookworm is a cool place to chill with a book and a glass of wine, or enjoy good company in our great atmosphere. Choose from a variety of delicacies on our very reasonable menu ranging from Spanish tapas to our chef's own variations on classic dishes from around the world. Our highly trained baristas will also be happy to make you any gourmet coffee or tea you feel in the mood for. So pop in, read a book and relax in the warm comfort of The Hungry Bookworm.
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