FRESH PLACES NEW FACES

Galway’s business list is forever growing, here are some of the latest spots to check out in town this November.
 
Scrumdiddleys

SCRUMDIDDLY’S

Growing their franchised since 2017 to encompass two Dublin branches and one Kilkenny branch, the ice cream legends that are Scrumdiddly’s have finally landed here in the West. Taking up shop on Middle Street right across from the ever-delicious Dough Bros, this colourful parlour is a treat for all of the senses. Serving up everything from complex concoctions to the classic 99 with thousands of other combinations to choose from, there’s sure to be something to get everyone drooling. Their signature Scrummy Tubs can be personalised with over 7,000 options to choose from, so you can fill it, top it, stick it and dip it to your heart’s content. Serving over 100,000 litres of Irish ice cream each year, and with daily specials invented by Mrs. Diddly, it’s rumoured that every Scrumdiddly’s ice cream sold brings a smile – but there’s only one way to find out.

1 Middle St, Galway
 
Greens and Co

GREENS & CO

Transforming the walls of a butcher shop into a modern plant-based eatery, Greens & Co should be your first port of call for high quality vegan goodness served with a smile. Their alluring interiors – designed by Art Haus – will draw you in on these colder mornings and their medium roast Anam coffee from county Clare is just the pick-me-up you need. Serving simple food to the highest possible standard with an emphasis on local producers and suppliers, their lunch and weekend brunch offerings will suit vegans and non-vegans alike. Their seasonal menu features the likes of warm soup, tofu fish and chips, pancakes with aubergine bacon and don’t even get us started on their mac and cheese! A sister eatery of Quay Street Kitchen, Greens & Co is a culmination of owner Aoife’s dreams to open a vegan restaurant, managed by Libby with Gearóid leading the kitchen. With a dinner menu on its way in the not too distant future, our stomachs are rumbling just thinking about it.

4 Henry St, Galway
 
Carraig Donn

CARRAIG DONN

The latest addition to the Corbett Court Shopping Centre comes in the form of Carraig Donn’s homeware store. The incredibly successful retail chain has been on the trot since 1965, supplying the people of Ireland with the best fashion, jewellery, giftware and homeware products. Inspired by their long history, they consistently draw on their heritage to evolve and become more innovative. Having built positive relationships through their Corrib Shopping Centre location, we’re sure that this loyalty will carry through to their newest home. Stocking furniture, kitchenware and home accessories, this is an ideal spot to give your home a festive face lift. 100% Irish owned and operated, Carraig Donn will help you add that extra layer of elegance to your home, whatever the season.

Corbett Court, Williamsgate St, Galway
 
Lignum

LIGNUM

Hidden away off the beaten track in the idyllic village of Ballaun, just a short drive from Loughrea, you’ll find Galway’s newest culinary masterpiece. Lignum, which is the Latin for wood, is bringing an ancient way of cooking to modern taste buds through the blend of local produce with international experience. Bringing together an array of chefs from Michelin star restaurants around the world and spearheaded by Head Chef Danny Africano, the expertise that exists within this kitchen is next level. With an ever-changing menu depending on the availability of local produce, Lignum gather their ingredients from their immediate vicinity, as well as top Irish producers. Crafting real, natural food through ancient methods with a focus on using wood in each step of the process, Lignum offer an experience that transcends the outlook of modern dining.

Slatefort House, Bullaun, Galway