The Best Soups in Galway
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The Best Soups in Galway

As the temperature drops and the shivers begin, soup becomes your best friend at lunchtime, and we’re here to tell you where to get your hands on the best bowls of soup in Galway.

Winter has well and truly arrived and you can definitely feel it in the air. On a cold winter's day, there is nothing like good soup (no TikTok pun intended) to warm you up from the inside out.

Here are our top picks around the county:
Tartare on Facebook


Known for their gourmet take on a lunchtime sambo, Tartare’s soup is undoubtedly one of the best around. It’s potato, leek, and dillisk flavour, and is served with soda bread or a gluten free bread for just €6. Alternatively, pair it with a delicious sandwich for €10.50. Located on Dominick Street, it is the perfect winter warming lunchtime treat.

Dominick Street Lower // (091) 567 803 // more here.

Black Cat

For the chowder fans out there, you’ll find it hard to beat the Black Cat. The perfect combo of creaminess, with just the right balance of fish and veg; you’re sure to be impressed and warmed up when you leave. It goes down especially well with a refreshing glass of wine along with some bread and olives to start.

Upper Salthill // (091) 501 007 // more here.

Umbrella Asian Tapas on Facebook

Umbrella Asian Tapas

When it comes to soup that warms the belly and the soul, Asian style is the way to go and Umbrella has got you covered. From Miso soup, to Chicken Noodle soup, there’s sure to be something to tickle your fancy. Situated in the City Centre, it’s an ideal spot to meet your friends and get in out of the cold for something cosy and tasty

Middle Street // (091) 561 443 // more here.


Galway’s beloved food hall, located in the middle of Shop Street, McCambridge’s always provides delicious food at an excellent price. As for their soup, the flavor changes everyday but is always super fresh and super tasty. Pair it with one of their sandwiches from the deli, or any other treats you pick up as you wander around.

Shop Street // (091) 562 259// more here.

Greens & Co.

Greens & Co is becoming one of Galway’s favorite spots for some plant based goodness, and their Homemade Soup and Treacle Bread is no exception to that. Hot, hearty, and full of goodness, the Westend restaurant is well worth a visit on your lunchtime.

Henry Street // (091) 456 617 // more here.

Donnelly's of Barna on Facebook

Donnelly's of Barna

Another shout for you chowder lovers is to head west out to Donnelly’s of Barna. A restaurant renowned for their sensational seafood choices, their chowder sure meets this description. It's filling, creamy and will leave your taste-buds dancing. Top it off with a pint of Guinness for the perfect winter meal.

Barna, Galway // (091) 592 487 // more here.

Khow Thai

Khow Thai is another place dishing out some spicy, sweet, sour and soothing Asian soups. Located in Liosbaun Industrial Estate, choose from Tom Yam soup or Noodle Soup with the meat (or tofu) of your choice! Both options are seasoned to perfection and it’s an ideal spot to cure the lunchtime blues.

Liosbaun Industrial Estate // (091) 447 630 // more here.


Freshii is the place to go for a healthier option on these cold winter days. With the option between Tortilla soup and Spicy lemongrass soup, it caters to whatever style you’re in the mood for. Pair it with a wrap or a burrito if you’re in extra ravenous mood. Everything is unreal and super fresh (it’s in the name sure!)

Cross Street Lower // (091) 449 951 // more here.