If you’re on a family holiday in Galway we want you to be able to enjoy everything the City of Tribes has to offer without any kid-related stress! So when it comes to feeding your tiny tots, these Galway restaurants and cafés are truly the best children friendly spots in town. Here’s where to bring the little ones to enjoy a relaxed family dining experience in Galway..
The Old Barracks
Just a short spin from Galway city, the popular The Old Barrack Bistro and Pizzeria is an ideal place to bring the kids on the weekend. Known for their fantastic menus, even the pickiest of eaters will find something they adore on the kids menu at this Athenry eatery. They also have kiddies cocktails and a student menu that is guaranteed to delight your older children. Whether you are dining in or looking for an easy stress free takeaway, The Old Barracks have got you covered.
Cross St, Gorteenacra, Athenry / more here
Bring the whole family on a day out at Brigit’s Garden and pop into their gorgeous garden café for a bite to eat. Relax with the kids after a busy morning of exploring and treat yourselves to a well earned lunch. You can sit indoors or out on their flower covered patio while you and your little ones tuck into all the goodies that Brigit’s Garden has to offer. They also have a range of sweet cakes and brownies available and these are worth the trip out to Rosscahill alone - they really are that good!
Pollagh, Rosscahill / more here
When it comes to cooking up a feast fit for the whole family, Freddy’s in Galway’s Latin Quarter is one of the best in the bizz. They’ve a long history of welcoming families through their doors and are the backdrop of many lifelong family memories and special occasions. Their menu is full of family favourites, and the restaurant itself has a relaxed family orientated and quirky interior. Freddy’s certainly know a thing or two about keeping the little ones happy so call in to them the next time you are in town for the day with the family.
15 Quay St, Latin Quarter / more here
Peggy's Bar & Restaurant
The comfortable garden feel of the beer garden at Peggy's Bar and Restaurant will have your children feeling right at home. Wholesome foods and an incredible team are at the heart of this traditional Irish pub, it's no wonder that Peggy's has a very special place in the Claregalway community and once you visit them, you'll see why. The laid back atmosphere is just what every parent needs and you kids are guaranteed to fall in love with their cosy surrounding, they really will want to return again and again.
Aucloggeen, Claregalway / more here
The Huntsman Inn
To enjoy a lovely family get together take a spin out from the city centre to the award winning The Huntsman Inn. They've got something to offer even the pickiest of eaters and youngest family members. Meaning that your family is ensured a stress free, enjoyable dining experience thanks to the amazing team at The Huntsman. Additionally, their ideal location near The Sportsground, means you and you family can watch and support your home team ahead or after enjoying a phenomenal foodie experience by Lough Atalia.
164 College Road / more here
The Connacht Hotel
A truly family friendly location, at The Connacht Hotel it isn't just through accommodation that makes them so loved by families but also through their amazing kid friendly menus in the onsite Rueben’s Restaurant and Bar Solo. As you and your family enjoy a relaxing meal, the team there provide all their little guests with a Friendly Fellows fun activity pack to keep them entertained. Post meal, you and your children can also explore the hotel’s grounds to see if you can spot the family of fairies who live here – try and find the doors to their magical houses first or spend some time visiting their Resident Bug Hotel where they have 250,000 guests enjoying a relaxing stay.
Old Dublin Rd / more here
Pins Gastro Bar at The Twelve
Escape to the seaside Barna for a day with the little ones and call into Pins Gastro Bar at The Twelve Hotel for a casual bite to eat. With an array of pizzas from their in house pizza oven, you kiddies are sure to find something they love on the menu. Whether that's a classic margherita or one of their more locally inspired pizzas such as The Long Walk, it's easy to keep the kids happy at Pins Gastro Bar. Dine indoors, on their outdoor dining area or order to go and enjoy a heavenly twelve pizza on the beach after a busy day of building sandcastles and jumping waves.
Coast Rd, Barna / more here
Ground & Co
If you’re taking your little ones to Salthill beach, or for a stroll along the Prom, call into the family friendly Ground & Co. This spacious casual dining spot has everything you need to enjoy a relaxed mealtime with your kids. With Galway Atlantaquaria next door and the playground close by, this spot is ideal for children of all ages. You can dine indoors, outdoors or get takeaway picnic goodies to enjoy on the beach with the kids. Their sister businesses Delight in Renmore (next to the Kingfisher Gym) and Mr Waffle in Newcastle are also kid friendly spots so if you need a change of scenery, be sure you check them out!
Atlantaquaria Toft Park, Salthill / more here
The Olive Tree Kitchen at Wildlands
Keeping your children busy has never been easier thanks to Wildlands activity centre in Moycullen. After a day of ziplining, wandering the fairy trails and exploring the baile beag, stopping by The Olive Tree Kitchen is a must! They have a wholesome kids menu that has been created especially with the little ones in mind. While you all are enjoying the range of delicious treats they have, you have a great view to watch others take on the ziplines and aerial trekking courses. Talk about a meal with a view!
Wildlands, Moycullen / more here
Perfect for family dining, Basilico is an authentic Italian restaurant that is sure to wow your children. Their junior menu is packed with dishes that are sure to go down a treat with your little ones. Basilico’s team are incredible when it comes to dealing with small kids so feel free to ask them for recommendations when it comes to getting your younger members of the family fed. With its own car park accessible from the main street, you can park and dine with all the family without any of the stress.
Main Street, Oranmore / more here
Roots Café & Bistro
With locations across Galway county, Roots Café & Bistro is the perfect spot for families to enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch. With something for everyone, they are also know for running special offers specific for kids and families to help you save a few euros while feeding the fam. Across all their venues, their welcoming staff will make sure you have a perfect visit every time and will see to all your kid-related needs with ease.
Locations around Galway / more here
For your next family day out, take the kids out away from the city and out to Furbo. Head to Furbo beach for some quality time at the seaside and then pop up to Pádraicíns Seafood Bar & Restaurant. With a kids menu on par with the adults, at Pádraicíns expect excellence from start to finish. After a day exploring the beach and going for a paddle with your toddler, relax in the sunshine at Pádraicíns outdoor tables enjoying the views of Galway bay and enjoying their fresh seafood dishes.
Furbo, Galway / more here
Open for breakfast and dinner seven days a week with free parking, Flannery’s Hotel is a family friendly spot that never disappoints! Offering a range of traditional and contemporary dishes on their menus, don’t you deserve to treat yourself and your kids to a yummy meal without having to worry about all the dishes? Flannery’s Hotel is also family owned so they know how it is, rest assured that you and your family are in good hands.
Old Dublin Rd, Galway City East / more here
A popular spot for kids' birthday parties, Scotty’s is the family friendly American style diner of every kid’s dreams. Specialising in gourmet burgers, wings, ribs and delicious ice cream sundaes, there won’t be a peep out of the kiddies once their food is placed in front of them. Located across from Dunnes in Headford, if you’re not feeling up for all the wash up after dinner, simply pop by for an easy takeaway dinner from Scotty’s on your way home from doing the weekly shop. It’s a win-win!
Cuirt na Corribe, Headford Road / more here