3 New Faces in Salthill

3 New Faces in Salthill

The new year in Galway has seen the arrival of three terrific new foodie spots in Salthill. These amazing places have opened their doors in the last few months, so folks, you know the drill. If you haven't already called in to see what they've got to offer be sure to add them to the itinerary and give them the céad míle fáile that Galway is so famous for!

Blackrock Cottage

Blackrock Cottage is the latest venture of Executive Head Chef Martin O’Donnell, who you may know from his instrumental role at The Twelve Hotel in Barna. With a style of cooking that focuses on local and seasonal produce, Blackrock Cottage works with a variety of local suppliers to bring you delicious contemporary modern Irish cuisine. They have also collaborated with Álainn to bring their guests the popular Álainn bowls. Housed inside a beautifully restored and renovated 1830s cottage, you’ll find them located alongside Salthill’s iconic Blackrock Diving Tower. The ideal spot for sea-swimmers, prom walkers and locals to sit, chat and enjoy delicious food.
Now Open at Salthill Promenade

Barnacles Bar and Kitchen

The duo behind Linnane’s Lobster Bar and Flaggy Shore Oysters, Mark Commins and Conor Graham have partnered up once again to bring you Barnacles Bar and Kitchen. With the aim to introduce both Salthill locals and visitors alike to a unique dining experience, the menus at Barnacles are heavily influenced by their proximity to the sea and local seasonal produce. Alongside the exceptional menus, at Barnacles you can enjoy a fully stocked bar, a cosy atmosphere and the very best of Irish hospitality.
Now Open at 163 Upper Salthill


Bringing brand new tastes to the West of Ireland, Osaka Japanese and Korean BBQ restaurant is a hugely welcome addition to Galway. Osaka offers visitors a dining experience of the finest Japanese and Asian cuisine. Their kitchen uses only the freshest ingredients and never uses MSG. Serving Hot Pot, Donburis, Currys, Sushis, Noodles and Wok Stars, there is something to suit everyone, with a variety of gluten free and vegan/vegetarian options available too.
Now open at 157-159 Upper Salthill

Feature photo by Chaosheng Zhang

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