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Kirwan's Lane

Kirwan's Lane off Quay St, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 081
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Good but not exceptional

A bit pretentious. The mussels were good but not memorable. The fish was good but not exceptional... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mirella Menglid... M
New York City, New York
Back after 20 years. Still very good.

We discovered Kirwan's Lane in Galway City in 1997, when finding a very good meal in Ireland was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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Kirwan's Lane off Quay St, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 081
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A bit pretentious. The mussels were good but not memorable. The fish was good but not exceptional. I guess I'm trying to say that, for all the hype the restaurant receives, it was disappointing. Or maybe it was an off night.

Thank Mirella Menglid... M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We discovered Kirwan's Lane in Galway City in 1997, when finding a very good meal in Ireland was not as sure a thing as it is today. Pleased to report it is still up there in food quality, variety and service. Minor complaint, the piped...More

Thank TheLiterateChef
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this place by accident after dismissing various other city centre eateries. We were not disappointed. The food and service were excellent. Seafood linguine - yummy!

Thank auntiemags
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our service was absolutely amazing and the people were fantastic! We had gotten engaged that day and our server was so enthusiastic and excited for us. She brought us two glasses of champagne and a congratulatory dessert. Our meal was absolutely phenomenal and we were...More

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute lane to walk with a few tiny restaurants hidden off on Quay and Kirwan - definitely worth the stroll and pop in - you won't be disappointed.

Thank Erin F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You go up one side of this lane and are confronted by greasy, cracked windows and a flock of dumpsters. It's a beautiful charming lane if you come in the other side. We ate at the Seafood Bar and the food was really good, but...More

Thank SnorkelJoe
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

To be honest I'm not sure why this wee lane has a trip advisor page but it's super cute to walk down and get a nice photo :)!

Thank Aimee L
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Not sure why people rant on about this street, blink and you are thru it or passed it. It is an old street of Galway, nice to pass thru but really we must have missed something.

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This is a historical street like the old days with a good eatery so you guaranteed to get some good food there

Thank Martino B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Hope I'm reviewing the restaurant and not the alley way?Anyway ,our friends from Shannon insisted we try this place,and they were correct.Best seafood we had in the 3 plus weeks we were in Ireland.We sat downstairs,the chowder was amazing.Ive turned into a big chowder fan...More

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