Galway’s Best Brunch Spots
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Galway’s Best Brunch Spots

One of the simplest pleasures in life is being able to meet up with family and friends to enjoy a delicious brunch at one of Galway’s many eateries. Scattered across the city is an absolute abundance of spectacular mid-morning menus that are a welcome addition to any day out in Galway. Here are some of the very best brunch spots in Galway…

Dillisk on the Docks

Enticing guests on a voyage of flavours, the nautical inspired brunch at Dillisk on the Docks is available every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. Comprising of themed cocktails, creative maritime names, and delicious flavours throughout, this is a Galway brunch you should not miss! A playful combination of delicious food and pirate terminology, brunches at Dillisk on the Docks take guests on a fun journey of both tropical tastes and hearty portions, perfect for all mateys out there!
The Harbour Hotel, The Docks // more here 

above: photo courtesy of Dillisk on the Docks 

Sophie's Rooftop Bar & Restaurant

We feel like brunch should have you feeling like you are on top of the world and that is exactly the feeling you will enjoying when you and your pals book in for brunch at Sophie's Rooftop Bar & Restaurant at The Dean. They have a large dedicated brunch menu and you are guaranteed to experience Sophies' reputational deliciousness for yourself. In addition to this, completing the amazing experience, as you dine you can savour the equally delicious panoramic views of Galway city.
The Dean, 78 Prospect Hill, Bohermore // more here 

above: photo of Sophie's Rooftop Restaurant, photo by @dessertsireland

The Sliding Rock

If you are after a delicious feed of morning pints and brunch, The Sliding Rock should be top of your list. Only a stone's throw from the city centre, they are home to a popular bar and restaurant and the breakfast/lunch menu here is top quality. Open from 9am each day, they serve a full range of breakfast and lunch favourites alongside their drinks menu. They also offer free Wifi, a heated and covered outside area, as well as big screens for all the major sporting events.
37 Newcastle Rd / more here 

above: The Sliding Rock, photo by Ciarán MacChoncarraige

Harry’s Bar

Pulling together all aspects of an ideal dining and drinking experience, Harry’s Bar's weekend brunch should be on every foodie's bucket list. Their newest brunch menu both looks and tastes absolutely divine and features the likes of; buttermilk chicken muffin, Harry's hash, chicken a la toast and the breakfast smash burger. We can promise you that after this you will soon be joining us in regularly making the weekend pilgrimage up Bohermore to enjoy this brunch time and again.
77 Bohermore // more here

above: photo of Breakfast Hash from Harry's Bar

Corrib House Tea Rooms

A gorgeous and relaxed brunch experience is the speciality of Corrib House Tea Rooms. We love taking a moment to ourselves or bringing along a friend or partner and enjoying a range of goodies off their all day brunch menu and a few of their famously good cakes. Open for brunch from 9.30am to 4pm on Wednesdays to Sundays, as you dine you can take in the stunning views of the Salmon Weir and River Corrib. There isn't another brunch spot in Galway like it.
3 Waterside, Woodquay // more here

above: photo of Corrib House Tea Rooms, photo by Ciarán MacChoncarraige 

Ground & Co.

If you are someone who enjoys starting the day with a dip in the sea, Salthill’s Ground & Co is the perfect place for a post-swim or prom walk brunch. Chef Leroy’s homemade sausage roll definitely deserves honourable mention, but this entire brunch menu will have your stomach rumbling in no time. Breakfast buns, pancakes, and full Irish breakfasts are all included on this menu and if you fancy something lighter, you can never go wrong with their freshly baked pasteries.
Atlantaquaria Toft Park, Salthill // more here

above: photo of Ground & Co. photo by Ciarán MacChoncarraige

The Lighthouse Café

A vegetarian paradise can be found in the form of both of The Lighthouse Cafés two Galway locations and thankfully these spots are also the perfect place for a Sunday brunch. Both Terryland and Abbeygate St cafés have got healthy and hearty brunch options that will keep you fueled all day long. Trying to pick a favourite amongst their range of salad bowl, sandwiches and vegan pancakes can be a tough decision. As well as all that good stuff, they have also got some great tea and coffee, home baked scones and unbelievably sweet treats to boot.
8 Abbeygate St Upper & Terryland Retail Park // more here

above: photo courtesy of The Lighthouse Café

McHugh's Traditional Pub & Restaurant

When you want to get away from all of the city's madness and enjoy an amazing brunch, go off on a short car or bus ride out the Tuam Rd to McHugh's Traditional Pub and Restaurant. It's ideal location on the outskirts of the city makes them our go-to spot of a mini getaway. We simply love the huge garden they have tucked away at the back of the bar and it makes for a lovely backdrop for all brunches with friends. McHugh's seriously can't be beat for their array of exceptional traditional Irish foods - no really they've got the awards to prove it.
Tuam Rd, Killeen, Castlegar Village // more here

above: photo courtesy of McHugh's Bar & Restaurant 

Mr Waffle

Mr Waffle continues to be a favourite brunch destination thanks to its diverse range of savoury and sweet menu offerings. Featuring breakfast crepes, quesadillas, sandwiches, savoury and sweet crepes, healthy salads, and naturally we cannot forget their namesake - waffles! If you have no idea what we are waffling on about, we insist that you call up that friend you need to have a catch up with and take ourselves out for a delicious brunch at Mr Waffle. You can thank us later.
Newcastle Rd, Newcastle // more here 

above: photo courtesy of Mr Waffle

Gourmet Food Parlour

Available all week long up until 4.45pm, brunch at Gourmet Food Parlour is an experience you will adore. This menu is packed with an array of breakfast orientated dishes and more filling midday meals. As you will discover yourself, some of their brunch favourites include the sweeter option; pancakes, and their Micil poitín fish & chips, and Thai red sweet potato & red pepper curry. Topping off the brunch experience, since the famous promenade is right on your doorstep, a pre or post brunch stroll is the perfect way to begin a day in Galway.
14 Lenaboy Gardens, Salthill // more here 

above: photo courtesy of Gourmet Food Parlour


One of Galway’s most popular weekend brunch spots, the brunch at HYDE Bar is difficult to forget about. Options here include everything from tacos, super salads and bruschetta to steak and eggs, and beef nachos. While it is available every weekend, on Bank Holiday Mondays HYDE Bar have been known for throwing sensational themed brunches, with previous brunches challenging the awesomeness of Barbie and ABBA to name a few. These brunches always sell out so be sure to keep you eyes peeled for the next edition and we might see you there!
Forster Street, East Village // more here

above: photo courtesy of HYDE Bar


B&B is the name of the game each and every weekend at BóTOWN and we are not talking about breakfast in bed, because it's all about - bubbles and brunch! Available until 3pm every Friday to Sunday, this brunch menu looks absolutely delish, check it out for yourself and we can guarantee you'll be drooling! The menu brings together all the breakfast and brunch favourites served with sides, bubbles and cocktails - now doesn't that sounds like the perfect start to a day in the City of Tribes?
57 Dominick Street Lower, Galway's Westend / more here

above: photo of BóTown, by Ciarán MacChoncarriage

Greens & Co

Greens & Co are quickly growing a reputation as the place to be to enjoy servings of simple wholesome food that have been prepared to the highest possible standard. Placing an emphasis on local producers and suppliers, their seasonal menu features the likes of warm soup, tofu fish and chips, yummy burgers and loads more. Additionally thanks to the added option of their eye catching daily specials and their range of baked treats, Greens & Co truly stands out as being a irreplaceable brunch spot.
4 Henry St, Galway's Westend // more here

above: photo courtesy of Greens & Co.

The Beachfront Barista at Galway Bay Hotel

For brunch on the go, The Beachfront Barista at Galway Bay Hotel makes things simple, easy and delicious! Their yummy brunch boxes come jam-packed with all the brunch necessities; sweet treats, brown bread, smoked salmon, smoothies, fruit and more! These handy brunch boxes are also great for picnics by the beach and as a thoughtful gift for somebody in need of a pick-me-up. These brunch boxes are available for collection from 10am - 1pm daily and can be pre-ordered at the link here.
Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill Rd Lower, Salthill // more here 

above: photo courtesy of Galway Bay Hotel 

Ard Bia at Nimmos

Finally but definitely not least, the famous and highly regarded Ard Bia at Nimmos. This eatery puts an emphasis on community experiences and aesthetic stimulation while serving great food in a fun environment. Their menus here showcases casual dining and seasonal local produce, taking inspiration from all over the world. Weekend brunch at Ard Bia consists of top quality dishes such as spicy vegan brekkie, buttermilk pancakes, Collerans honey baked ham and loads more delicious delights.
Spanish Arch, Long Walk // more here

above: photo courtesy of Ard Bia at Nimmos 

Feature photo of Corrib House Tea Rooms, photo by Ciarán MacChoncarraige

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