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West Restaurant

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The Twelve Hotel | Barna Coast Rd, Barna, Galway 091, Ireland
+353 91 597 000
Wed - Sun 14:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined in style at this lovely restaurant which is attached to The Twelve hotel. We initially though this would be a standard hotel ding room, but found it to be an absolute delight. This was a truly gourmet restaurant, despite being located well outside the Galway city area. The service was attentive and helpful, the food offerings were varied... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way East to Galway in Ireland, we stopped at Barna, a small coastal town about half an hour before the city of Galway. We stopped at the small rural like "The Twelve Hotel". They had plenty of parking and we asked them if we could have something to eat. They directed us to the West Restaurant on the... More 

Thank Leo P
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food, attentive, knowledgeable staff. Cannot recommend this place enough. Will definitely be back.

Thank Nicola L
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant had terrific food and great staff.We were visiting for a few days and met up with another couple. We wanted to be able to chat and not be drowned out by music.The atmosphere was great and the staff were helpful, witty and friendly but yet professional. The food was great and all the little extras touches were wonderful.... More 

Thank fainleog2014
Connecticut USA
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Worth a short 20 minute cab ride from Downtown Galway City, this wonderful restaurant in Barna is helmed by young, creative, imaginative chef Martin O'Donnell. To describe the food in words would be impossible - only fully experiencing the taste and sight sensations of Martin's culinary expertise can make you a believer!

Thank OUTTravelers
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

If you are in Galway make sure you visit the West restaurant in The Twelve Hotel in Barna. You will not be disappointed. I visited last week with my husband, my daughter and her husband. The restaurant was busy and from the moment you entered there was just such a good vibe. We were welcomed and shown to our table... More 

Thank JulieGalway
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Four of us had the most amazing meal in The West last night. Every morsel was perfectly cooked, meticulously presented and totally delicious. The smoked eel starter stands out as not to be missed as did the beef to share. Accompaniments were amazing and portions perfectly sized. The extensive wine list leaves nothing to be desired. Service was perfect, attentive... More 

Thank DublinElle
Broomfield, Colorado
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Was there with family today at lunchtime. There were 8 of us and everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the 9 ounce sirloin which was perfectly cooked and was delicious. It also came with mushrooms, home made chips and crispy onion rings (which were fantastic). The lamb which 2 of our group had looked delicious and got very good reviews.... More 

Thank comcgan
Galway, Ireland
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

It was a very busy evening, and service was under pressure, delays getting the menu and taking our order started our evening off on a dull note, but two glasses of prosecco on the house did make ammends. After that, the evening was perfect. The food is well cooked, not too sparse, tasty accompaniments, and delicious. The wine list is... More 

Thank Jcjc1994
Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Dined here about 2 weeks ago as a group - we all commented throughout the meal how amazing the food was. the service was fantastic and friendly as always. Love this place. Highly recommended it to other friends and they also have dined here since and has agreed that the meal was fantastic. we cant wait to come back.

Thank am8442017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$37
European, Irish, International, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Twelve Hotel | Barna Coast Rd, Barna, Galway 091, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway  >  Barna
  • Phone Number: +353 91 597 000
  • This restaurant is at The Twelve Hotel
Award winning Upstairs at WEST restaurant is located in beautiful Barna,Galway on The Wild Atlantic Way in one of the most luxurious boutique hotels, The Twelve. West features innovative dishes that highlight the region and the season's best ingredients. West holds 2 Culinay Rossetes and is noted as a pioneer of the local food movement. Just 10 minutes from Galway City, WEST is very much about wine. One of Ireland's most exciting collections is on display throughout and celebrity wine dinners are a regular feature.
Sunday Brunch - #LazySundayAfternoonsWest a must!
"Celebrate Food, Celebrate Wine, Celebrate Life"

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