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The Hungry Bookworm

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Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 870 585
Tue - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to meet, the food is out of this world "superb" the best vegetarian restaurant in loughrea Co. Galway

Thank Éirigh É
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Met 2 friends for lunch-good menu with healthy options.Food cooked to order-very well presented with great flavours. Staff very friendly.Would definitely recommend this restaurant and would return.

Thank Dublin_IrelandMaria
Craughwell, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the hungry bookworm on Saturday night and we were blown away by the delicious food, warm cosy relaxed atmosphere and welcoming staff, especially Angela. Honestly enjoyed some of the best food we have eaten out!

Thank angel15031112
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cafe/restaurant is off the main street. The atmosphere is quiet and cozy. The food here is delicious and reasonably priced. The staff are lovely. I would recommend to go here for lunch or a coffee.

Thank HeatherNolan1
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten many times here and it's a great spot for many different types of meetings. It's very child friendly as it has books and toys and I've brought the kids here. It's also great for lunch or an evening of tapas with friends. It's also a place where you can eat alone, grab a book at eat/browse at your... More 

Thank Irs
Achill Island, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

an excellent place to sit back and unwind, brilliant staff, great food, great seats, plenty for kids to do.

Thank diarmuidfarmer
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

While parking the car to take a stroll around Loughrea Galway we came across this small but fabulous cafe on Abbey St, it was a cold day so we decided to go in and have a bowl of soup to heat us up. When we entered the restaurant we were lucky to get a table as it was very busy,... More 

Thank williamkellett
Dublin, Ireland
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157 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Checked out this cool lunch spot in Loughrea Co. Galway after reading the Trip Advisers reviews. This is a cosy comfortable bookshop café. Menu is healthy with good coffee and freshly cooked fare. We only had a quick lunch of soup and coffee but the quality was excellent. Tapas are on offer in the evening and I would love to... More 

Thank rockville41
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I will start with the fact that the space is inviting the furniture I want at home. The staff are friendly and attentive. The food is something to be experienced. Especially the gingered beetroot. This is all topped off with a chef called Angela who is also the host and an amazing chef at that. If this was in London... More 

Thank Shay C
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Brought my son here for a birthday breakfast with my friend as he was longing for pancakes,a big lad but still loves a treat.... My friend and I had vegetarian breakfast and well two day's later I'm still thinking about it,I never had so many wonderful tastes going on with a breakfast,the Moroccan falafel,the relish,even the tomatoes exploded with a... More 

Thank siobhan m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 30
Irish, European, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
09:30 - 17:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?