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…
Sophie's Rooftop Bar & Restaurant
For a brunch experience that will have you feeling like you are top of the world, it has to be Sophie's Rooftop Bar & Restaurant at The Dean. Dine in style with a panoramic view over Galway city as your backdrop. With their large dedicated brunch menu, you can rest assured that, at Sophie's deliciousness is guaranteed in every bite. Treat yourself and your nearest and dearest today and head off for a brunch to Sophie's, you won't be disappointed!
The Dean, 78 Prospect Hill, Bohermore // more here
Pulling together all aspects of an ideal dining and drinking experience, Harry’s Bar's weekend should be on every Galway city visitor's bucket list. Served from 9am to 12.30pm on Friday-Sunday, you’ll find some dreamy brunch delights that are definitely a great way to kick off your day. Menu highlights include their signature fluffy pancakes and some seriously tasty loaded waffles.
77 Bohermore // more here
Corrib House Tea Rooms
Take a trip back in time as you enter through the doors of the Corrib House Tea Rooms, and experience a brunch like no other. Open from 9.30am to 4pm for all day brunch on Wednesdays to Sundays, you can admire the stunning views of the Salmon Weir and River Corrib as you dine the day away. Try some of the delicious plates from the menu or just make your day a bit sweeter with their selection of homemade cakes.
3 Waterside, Woodquay // more here
Ground & Co.
If you fancy starting your day with a dip in the sea, Salthill’s Ground & Co is the perfect place for a post-swim brunch. Chef Leroy’s homemade sausage roll definitely deserves honourable mention, but the entire menu will get your stomach rumbling. Bagels galore and full Irish breakfasts all make an appearance and while you’re there you’ve got to check out their treats display, made fresh every morning.
Atlantaquaria Toft Park, Salthill // more here
McHugh's Traditional Pub & Restaurant
When you want to get away from all of the city's madness and enjoy an amazing brunch, head out the Tuam Rd to McHugh's Traditional Pub and Restaurant. They've got a huge beer garden out back that is equipped with tables and covered seating, making this the ideal spot for enjoying a delicious brunch with friends. Every diet and taste is accounted for! Serving mid morning brunch dishes seven days a week, McHugh's can't be beat for their array of exceptional traditional Irish foods.
Tuam Rd, Killeen, Castlegar Village // more here
Gourmet Food Parlour
The brunch menu at Gourmet Food Parlour really is the cherry on top of their incredible array of food and drink options. When it comes to a tasty morning, or midday meal this is the spot for you. Whether you fancy a bap or a fry, something sweeter like pancakes, or some plant based deliciousness, there’s sure to be something to your liking. With the Prom right on their doorstep you can get some goodies for takeaway before sitting out by the seaside and taking in all the gorgeous views.
14 Lenaboy Gardens, Salthill // more here
Peggy’s Bar & Restaurant
If you’re looking to enjoy a heavenly brunch sitting out in a sun soaked beer garden, Peggy’s Bar and Restaurant is the place to be. Located in the stunning Claregalway village, if you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, there’s no better spot for a late morning meal. With all of your favourites on their menu, Peggy’s will never let you down when it comes to delicious food served in a cheerful, inviting atmosphere.
Aucloggeen, Claregalway // more here
When it comes to treating yourself to a sweet brunch with your friends, Mr Waffle will never disappoint. Offering a wide variety of breakfast crepes, quesadillas, sandwiches, savoury and sweet crepes, healthy salads, and of course their signature waffles, you're spoilt for choice when you come to Mr Waffle for a spot of brunch. Come along and see why were waffling on about how great they and try some of their goodies for yourself.
Newcastle Rd, Newcastle // more here
One of Galway’s most popular brunch spots, HYDE Bar serves their mouth watering brunch menu on the weekend. With light bites and sweet offerings, salads and mains making up the menu, you’re sure to find something that will satisfy your taste buds. Brunch options include brioche french toast, eggs benedict, the HYDE grill, pancakes and the super vegan salad. Doesn’t it sound divine? Gather your friends and spend your morning catching up over an exceptional brunch at HYDE.
Forster Street, East Village // more here
Sliders Bar & Grill
Open for brunch from 12pm to 4pm, get the gang together for a lovely catch up over delicious food and drink. For only €39 per person, you can enjoy their Jug’s N’ Brunch option which gets you any main item, anything from pancakes to Berts breakfast butties, and a jug of cocktail of your choice. We really can’t think of a better way to pass the day with friends than at Sliders with some fruity cocktails and some juicy goss.
8 Quay Street, Latin Quarter // more here
The Beachfront Barista at Galway Bay Hotel
For brunch on the go, The Beachfront Barista at Galway Bay Hotel makes things simple! Their delectable brunch boxes come jam-packed with all the brunch necessities. Packed with loads of delicious sweet treats, brown bread, smoked salmon, smoothies, fruit and more, they make for a tasty picnic or 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