30th Galway Film Fleadh 10th - 15th July 2018
22nd Galway Film Fair 12th - 15th July 2018
Some of our friends would like to dine you…
Aniar is a terroir based restaurant located in Galway’s West End. The word terroir is usually associated with wine-making: the combination of factors, including soil, climate, and environment, that gives a wine its distinctive character. In the case of our restaurant, we use the word in order to describe the way in which our food comes from the specific place that is Galway and the west of Ireland. We hope to reveal the distinct and various food stuffs that make up our particular landscape, through our farms, the wildlands and the shores that surround us. The natural course of the seasons will dictate our ever-changing and evolving menu.
Owned and operated by JP McMahon and Drigín Gaffey, who also own Cava Bodega and EAT Gastropub, Aniar was awarded a Michelin Star for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. This supreme culinary achievement recognises the restaurant’s effort to pursue innovation through the prism of traditional techniques of preservation.
Brasserie on the Corner. located on the corner of Eglinton & Mary Street offers the very best in upscale casual dining with dishes that are expertly prepared and presented simply in a buzzing, yet relaxed atmosphere. Serving the best sea-food dishes created from the freshest fish, top quality locally-sourced steaks, vegetarian dishes crafted from the finest local seasonal produce, every taste tells a story at Brasserie on the Corner. Menus have been carefully created by award winning head chef, Joe Flaherty using the best quality ingredients from local producers such as Renvyle Mussels, Gannet’s Fishmongers & McGeough’s Butchers. This is food with a sense of place from Galway’s great natural larder.
The restaurant also offers an extensive drinks menus with over 40 wines from boutique vineyards around the world, mouth watering cocktails and whiskies.
Brasserie on the Corner opens daily from 11am until 10pm
Phone: 091 530333
Our philosophy here is only to use ingredients that are from the west of Ireland. This isn’t easy as we do not allow ourselves to use spices, so we have to go out and find flavours from other places. The same goes for the likes of lemons and olive oil, so it’s a challenge. It is why foraging became a bit of a thing for us. Otherwise, you’re just importing things from all around the world, which is not much of a challenge at all.
If you limit the palate of your ingredients, you force yourself to be more creative with that, you force yourself to find different flavours and different textures when creating a dish. There are different flavours out there in nature in the west of Ireland, such as elderflowers, wild garlic seeds and pickled roses, which we use in our savoury dishes. We use a lot of sea vegetables as well, which are a bit more durable. We’re constantly having to change our menu, because we have a limited amount of things we can use.
Gaslight Bar & Brasserie
Boasting an unrivalled location overlooking Eyre Square, the fabulous Gaslight Bar & Brasserie at Hotel Meyrick offers the perfect solution for Lunch, Dinner or light bites before or after screenings. Visit their website here.
With its vibrant atmosphere; cool, comfortable vibe; abundance of natural light and views out over Eyre Square to watch the world go by, it’s your perfect base for this year’s Film Fleadh
Enjoy honest, delicious food options, paired with an expertly chosen wine list and an innovative cocktail menu.
Enjoy Lunch options from €7.95 for our Daily Soup & Sandwich Special, or 2 course Evening Meal from €23.00 per person. Or indulge yourself and enjoy our limited edition Cocktail Afternoon tea :€25.00 per person. Available from 13.00-18.00 daily.
The Gaslight opens daily from 10.30am till late. Contact 091 564041 to book.
Some of our friends would like to wine and dine you…
You can find Biteclub at Electric on Upper Abbeygate Street Galway.
Biteclub is reviving the ‘all-night-long’ experience – blending exotic bites, inventive boozy cocktails and club vibes in a laid-back market-style atmosphere.
Our food is a world-inspired take on street food with influences ranging from Mexican, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and beyond. Using the best in locally sourced and free range produce where possible to create flavoursome, colourful and affordable bites such the ever popular hot sticky wings or panko crumbed fish tacos. Our street food if served from the contemporary market style heated rooftop garden where you have the option of sitting in the sun or choosing the cosier surroundings of Biteclub’s diner below.
This bustling rooftop space is a vibrant alternative to Friday night in the pub – Come night-time the hatches come down and the volume goes up, turning Biteclub into an indoor-outdoor drinking, dancing space; and opening your night up to what Electric has to offer.
A family-run restaurant based on Quay Street . As a family we have lived on Quay street since 1902 and have a long history of looking after customers with Martine having worked in Nanny Mac’s (Margaret McDonagh) fish shop across the road (McDonagh’s Seafood Bar) at a very young age. This tradition was passed on to my brother and I, as we too worked with our mother in her restaurant preparing and serving food.
Our family tradition and Galway’s Great trading ties with other countries have seeped into the bones of our restaurant and greatly influence everything we do. We believe in local Irish produce prepared simply using traditional and modern techniques from home and around the world.
Customer service is an inherited trait that we pass on to our team in the restaurant and we strive to make every customer feel as welcomed as Nanny Mac did all those years ago.
We’ve put a lot of love and effort into creating McGinn’s and we really hope you get to enjoy the fruits of our hard work. The reclaimed interior and our wood fired pizza oven took a lot of graft but it has all paid off.
We had a blast on opening night and every night since… come and see something just a little bit different right in the heart of Galway city. We think you’ll love it!
We’ve got whiskeys, gins, craft beers and more. We have 19 draught taps to quench that mighty thirst of yours. We are loving McGinn’s cocktails too so get on down and try some for yourself.
McGinn’s is most proud of its Wood Fired Pizzas. But don’t be fooled – we got a lot more than that. We have Granny McGinn’s famous brekkie every morning as well as tasty lunches and wood fired snacks all day.
We have a really cool reclaimed interior with furnishings from just about every corner of the globe. We’ve got the pizzas, the beers, the cocktails, the sports and more… all we need now is you!
Fáilte & Welcome to The Kings Head – the old pub with new ideas on food. The Kings Head is connected to The Kings Head Bistro and we like to use that to our full advantage. In actual fact you could say we steal their best bits – their desserts, their chowder & their homemade brown bread. For other stuff we tend not to stray very far – our sandwich bread & ciabattas come from Griffins Bakery next door, sausages from Colleran’s Butchers down the street, beer for our fish batter from Galway Hooker beer. Our Blaas, however, do come from Waterford. Other notes on ingredients – we only use free range eggs, our beef is always Irish, seaweed comes from Westport, smoked salmon from the Burren, and fish & vegetables as local as we can find them.
In other words, pub food, only better! Ag freastal ort le bia folláin, úr agus de dhéantús baile.
Opening Hours: Sunday 11.30am-10pm / Monday – Saturday 10.30am-10pm
An Pucan is an award winning pub and a well-known traditional music venue, just off Eyre Square, where you can find a session every day of the week. The ideal place to visit if you want that authentic traditional Irish bar. An Púcán also is well known for its excellent food and selection of drinks. An Púcán boasts it’s own whiskey a collaboration with Teeling Whiskeys amongst its selection of over 210 whiskeys and its very own Gin, called Eglinton Gin. The venue has one of the most impressive outdoor areas of any bar in the country, known locally as The Garden, this area has quickly become the place to be seen in Galway. A late night venue at the weekend with great live bands, it’s one of the most popular places to watch sport with ten tv’s including two large screens it’s the place to follow your favourite team.
Some just want to wine you…
Tigh Neachtains stocks a large and varied selection of drinks at the bar, from little known craft beers to rare and vintage whiskey’s and scotch we are positive there is something for everyone at Tigh Neachtains. And if your looking for something special we also stock our own home brewed beers which we hope you will love as much as we do. To learn more about our beers click here.
Here at Tigh Neachtains we are always getting involved with something, we love supporting local cultural festivals and groups. We are big advocates for arts and music and we live to celebrate the wonderful offerings from some of the best home grown talent there is! View our up-comming events here.
Some offer some of the comfiest beds in the city…
The Connacht Hotel is a popular Galway hotel, located on the main Dublin road as you enter Galway City Centre. The hotel has a great advantage of extensive free parking and a regular bus route close by the hotel entrance with direct access to the city centre and business parks.
Due to its prime location, The Connacht Hotel is the accommodation choice for many people who visit Galway, for business and pleasure. Within close proximity to the city centre, tourist attractions, hospitals and Galway’s largest corporate business parks and industrial estates.
The Connacht Hotel has recently launched a new lunch menu and its spacious and comfortable restaurant is ideal for groups of any size. Bar Solo is a popular bar with locals and residents alike serving a top selection of drinks including an extensive cocktail menu. Active Fitness the leisure center in the Connacht Hotel is Galway’s only 24 hour gym. In addition to the gym itself Active has a fantastic swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room for guests.