56 Central Vibrant cafe and restaurant with an exciting menu

56 Central Restaurant is located on Galway’s famous shopping street aptly named ‘Shop Street’.

This restaurant is a hidden gem so be sure to look up to find them! Upon arriving in the restaurant you are immediately greeted with a big smile, the sound of laughter, a friendly hello and of course a few words of Irish from the team. From open to close 56 Central is buzzing with old friends catching up over a glass of bubbles, tourists sampling Irish delights, and a general feel good vibes.

Since opening in 2015, 56 Central Restaurant has established itself as a centre of high quality, casual dining, where the team do their best to bring home comforts and simple dishes cooked with passion by Head Chef Arentas to the table. Always putting local first, 56 Central Restaurant have supported many local producers over the years. Their food offering includes a mixture of breakfast, lunch, and afternoon meals of salads, sandwiches, burgers, chicken and pastas, along with a selection of sweet treats all day. Breakfast is taken very seriously here, 56 Central ensures they have all the favorites and keep up with latest food trends, including a full Irish breakfast, pancakes, waffles, avocado and sourdough toast.

56 Central is stocked up with beautiful wine and bubbles, Guinness and Moritti, as well as a selection of bottled beers and cider for thirsty customers to choose from. Coffee is a big deal at 56 Central Restaurant and in summer the team are busy making delicious iced mochas, lattes and frappes. Smoothies are a big hit at the weekend with Berry or Mango often being the favorite choices.

The venue itself boasts five beautiful dining rooms; including The Buddha Zen Garden which opens in the summer. All rooms have been tastefully designed by the owner Gill Carroll.

With a mission of ‘WIN WIN WIN’ – to always create a solution where everyone wins: the Customers, the Crews, the Community and the Company. The Owner Gill and the crew live by their core values – Leadership, Connections, Contribution and Playfulness.

The 56 Central crew aim to make sure that everyone leaves with a smile on their face and are known throughout Galway for their kind hearts and love for helping others. It is embedded in the core values of the business that they will make contributions to the city, so every year the team help to organise the ‘Sleep Out for Simon’ in aid of the Galway Simon Community as well as many other smaller events for local charities.

Opening hours
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm | Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Business Type
Restaurant, Cafe and Wine Bar
Shop Street
5/6 Shop Street,
Phone : +353 (0)91 569511 View Map
  • - Reservations
  • - Outdoor Seating
  • - Indoor Seating
  • - Highchairs Available
  • - Serves Alcohol
  • - Accepts Credit Cards
  • - Free Wifi
  • - Takeout
  • - Table Service
  • - Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly
  • - Gluten-free Options

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