The Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Galway: Elevated Culinary Experiences
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The Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Galway: Elevated Culinary Experiences

Whether you are celebrating a special anniversary or simply looking to treat yourself to some of life’s finer things, the fine dining scene in Galway has something to offer everyone. Home to some of the best fine dining restaurants in the West of Ireland, if you are feeling up to a bit of indulgence, discover some of Galway's best fine dining restaurants below..


A Michelin starred restaurant that offers a true treat for your senses. Aniar Restaurant is led by Chef Patron JP McMahon who integrates flavours from the sea and Connemara wilderness into the menu by using foraged ingredients to bring you tastes of the west. For a more immersive dining experience of Irish foods through the ages the tasting menu will not let you down. It expertly combines an exquisite range of flavours guaranteeing that your taste buds are in for a treat every time you enjoy an evening out at Aniar.
53 Lower Dominick St, Galway’s Westend / book your table here 

above: photo courtesy of Aniar Restaurant 


Winner of Georgina Campbell's Restaurant of the Year 2022 Award, Lignum offers a certified dining experience that is second to none. The goal here is to showcase the quality and diversity of ingredients from the wonderful people who raise, grow and produce them, so you won’t find a set menu here as the food is always on the move. As you dine you will notice the elegance of the restaurants' interiors and incredible service that subtly reflects the style of food – refined but relaxed and an overall experience that’s both unpretentious and fun.
Slatefort House, Bullaun / book your table here

above: photo courtesy of Lignum

GEO at the g Hotel

For a luxurious fine dining experience, GEO at Galway's only 5 star hotel will never disappoint. With a name meaning 'earth' or 'world', inspiration for their menus comes from around the globe whereas their ingredients are all locally sourced. Ireland has an embarrassment of culinary riches, with some of the world’s best seafood and produce pulled from local farms and coastlines, and when you arrive at your table at GEO, that’s what you’ll get. Some of the finest dishes prepared with the finest Irish produce, bon appetit.
The g Hotel, Wellpark / book your table here

above: photo courtesy of the g Hotel 

West Restaurant at The Twelve

The award-winning West Restaurant at The Twelve is a modern take on a classic - a contemporary riff on a San Fran-style club restaurant. Here, Chef Nathan and his brigade cook contemporary dishes served in a tasting menu format. Everything is prepared in season and cooked to best showcase the region's wonderful produce in order to provide guests with a true taste of the west. All dishes here are prepared 'a la minute', right down to the breads and pastries which are freshly made in their inhouse The Twelve Bakery Shop.
The Twelve Hotel, Barna / book your table here

above: photo courtesy of The Twelve Hotel 

Kai Restaurant

A foodie paradise. Kai Restaurant's food philosophy is simple, Head Chef Jess Murphy sources fresh, organic produce from local suppliers to create menus that burst with flavour, texture and colour. All Kai's menus change regularly depending on what is in stock from local suppliers so every visit brings something new to the plate. From the inviting interior to the natural ingredients that make up every dish, the simple elegance of Kai charms each of its visitors and is sure to have you returning time and again.
22 Sea Rd, Galway’s Westend / book your table here 

above: photo courtesy of Kai 

The Pullman Restaurant at Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate

Step back in time at one of the most unique dining experiences in Ireland. The Pullman Restaurant is a 2 AA rosette award-winning restaurant that comprises two original carriages from the Orient Express. While you dine you can take in the breathtaking views of Glenlo Abbey Estate and Lough Corrib, which simply add another level of splendour to an already flawless experience. Topping it all off, this amazing team will go above and beyond to ensure that your time with them is an occasion you’ll treasure forever.
Kentfield, Bushypark / book your table 

above: photo courtesy of Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate

Feature photo courtesy of GEO at the g Hotel

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