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The Boathouse

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Main Street, Oranmore, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 788 525
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and very good service. Very enjoyable night. Highly recommended restaurant. Will definitely be going again very soon.

1 Thank Breda M
Galway, Ireland
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

I was part of a group of ten and we all tried something different from the menu. It was presented well and the staff had a pleasant manner. The food was tasty and the portion size were quite generous. We all had enough to eat without being overfull which would indicate the natural food produce were used in our meal... More 

Thank Kevin L
Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

After a night out in Galway, we were headed to Dublin and in search of something to eat. We passed by The Boathouse and decided to give it a try, and were quite glad we did so! We were the first customers of the day, and everything was still being set up, so we were treated to a complimentary Parsnip... More 

Thank Mike O
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Arrived here on a Sunday evening while staying in Oranmore. Place was quiet and staff were more than friendly. The interior and decor looks great, but the restaurant itself we felt a little cold. Food was good, himself had the surf and turf, prawns were excellent but wasn't a massive fan of the steak, I had the fish and chips... More 

Thank Laineydo's N
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136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Stopped off here today for lunch. Chowder and Chicken curry for me - curry delicious. Companion had soup and roast beef. Curry was lovely and so was roast beef.

Thank IrishA
Galway, Ireland
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

I had a wonderful fish dish, beautifully presented and served. The wine list is good, though not huge (which I prefer). I love this restaurant for a special treat, or romantic evening. Food is consistently good and the service excellent. My partner had a pint of guinness and enjoyed it (he was concerned that the tap might be underused and... More 

Thank Acetraveller13
Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

My wife and myself on a recent trip to Oranmore had dinner in the Boathouse restaurant, my first impressions were it is a very cosy looking place and the decor was very nice, we arrived there at 6.30 in the evening and a very plesant waitresstook our order of soup starters and fish for a maincourse,it took 20mins for the... More 

Thank Noel M
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Just back from the boathouse both my husband and i were extremely pleased with our visit and our meal.l The food was excellent and tasty and presented and served to the highest of standards, but what made the visit extra special was the staff , we encountered , they were friendly ,patient and attentiive and gave the impression they were... More 

1 Thank 132ber
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Visited the boathouse with my friend this evening and had such a wonderful time. I thought service was outstanding could not have asked for better, our waitress was so friendly and helpful with any questions we had. Food was quite good it wasn't piping hot though which I would prefer but overall wonderful service and we would definitely go back... More 

1 Thank Siobhán K
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

I have been in this restaurant on many occasions and could not fault the food. Food, portion size and presentation are second to none. I do feel the waiting service has slipped a little over the last few months. But this hasn't affected my review on the establishment. The staff are very knowledgable on the menu and wines available. I... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
European, French, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Oranmore, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway  >  Oranmore
  • Phone Number: +353 91 788 525

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?