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The Gentian Cafe and Wine Bar

The Quay, Kinvara Galway, Ireland
+353 91 637 934
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Irish, Cafe, International, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Quay, Kinvara Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A gorgeous meal! My husband really enjoyed the bbq ribs that were marinaded in a fantastic sauce and my fish was perfectly cooked. Everyone extremely friendly. We highly recommend!

Thank eleanor31000
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely place and friendly people. Food good and not expensive. Confortable and nice. Kinvara is beautiful also

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous breads with chowder and friendly staff. Saturday afternoon, this place was buzzing. Delicious homemade cakes in really cool café made this an ideal lunch stop.

Thank Martha047
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little coffee shop, good coffee and cake! Good choice of drinks and lots of cakes. On busy road but so e seating outside.

Thank janette k
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We had been told that Kinvara was a beautiful town, so we stopped for breakfast on our way to the Cliffs of Mohar. The coffee and drinks blackboard makes it look like a takeaway spot, but the staff quickly offered us a table and a...More

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 9 July 2017

If I lived in Kinvara, this place would be my main food stop. The setting was nice- even a small garden area out back, the food was excellent, and the service was fast and friendly.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We stopped here for a coffee on our way home on a recommendation by the village filling station and we were pleasantly surprised, not only with the superior quality of their coffee and hot chocolate, but also their chocolate brownie beautifully presented and delicious!

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Had a chance to stop in Kinvara en route to Galway/Connemara and stopped in The Gentian Cafe for breakfast which was great. Had a traditional Irish breakfast and was a great way to get our day going. Service was quick and friendly and would recommend...More

Thank ATPRedwing3
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Popped in here on a busy Saturday morning for brunch. Greeted by a very friendly and efficient waitress. I enjoyed eggs Bennidct with scrummy Limerick ham. My husband chose poached eggs and bacon. We both had very good coffee to accompany. Will return to sample...More

Thank Pook72
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is a lovely spot in a great location especially if you can get a window seat looking out at the harbour. I had a terrific vegetarian breakfast and coffee. it is one of the best veggi breakfasts I have had. The staff are friendly...More

Thank midlandslady2015
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19 August 2015|
Response from Adriana B | Reviewed this property |
Of course, we are just so blessed to have taken this trip and had a great experience everywhere we went especially here. Thank you again!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 45
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Kinvara Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Kinvara
  • Phone Number: +353 91 637 934
  • E-mail
Our 'Gentian @ St Georges' is a brasserie with a twist: serving dishes to share with robust, sunny flavours, typically from a contemporary Irish, European palette with good old comfort food thrown in, The Gentian's ethos is one of quality, innovation, freshness and abundance with comfort and friendliness thrown in. Our coffee already has a reputation.....We will be looking after you all day, with substantial breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.The setting is informal with local stone and splashes of colour; Burren and south Galway, blended with funky london, has a relaxed cosy, curl up feel, with windows looking out over the Kinvara bay - colour and comfort, space for reading chatting, meeting up or getting way from it all.
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