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Aniar Restaurant

53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
+353 91 535 947
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good14%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (65 reviews)
“bread” (35 reviews)
“roe” (5 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed a very beautiful meal last Friday with JP and his first class staff.It was our first visit and we will be back

Thank Mcgoffsontour
Reviewed 1 week ago

Aniar doesn't look like much from the street but, once one enters the door, the experience begins! We went to celebrate a special occasion and really enjoyed all the flavours, textures and combinations of the tasting menu. On the evening we were there, an exchange...More

Thank greg104
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to experience food in a very different way. Fantastic flavours, artistry and service from a very knowledgeable and attentive server, sommelier and fantastic chefs. From the breads, the amazing foods to the fantastic wines we loved it.

Thank MarinerD13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is cute, the team very nice but we did not think it was such an incredible experience. We will remember that they serve the best butter in ireland! Everything else seemed kind of "depasse" as far as cuisine and too salty. However Beautiful...More

Thank annetteapproved
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate here on our last night in Galway and wished we had eaten there another time earlier as well. We had the 5 course tasting menu which is really closer ot 9 or 10 courses because of the etra plates in between. the food...More

1  Thank SANTraveler8
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the five course taster menu, and wine sampler and loved it all - out-of-this-world food that captured the smells, tastes and textures of the surrounding area, both sea and land and presented in equally romantic style. The staff were charming and the...More

Thank ben00002017
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Booked the 8 course tasting menu and drinks pairing for a double birthday celebrations so were looking for a pretty spectacular experience. We were not disappointed! On arrival we were greeted by friendly staff who were attentive and delivered a high level of service throughout...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

If you were like me and struggling to decide between Loam or Aniar and you only had one meal to spare in Galway, here was my justification for choosing Aniar: after reading as many reviews and forums as I possibly could, I learned that Loam...More

1  Thank JinC22
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Arriving at aniar I was unsure what to expect. This was maybe my tenth Michelin star experience so I am no stranger to the concept but this restaurant really takes the piss. The service was odd,our waitress opened her introduction by telling us she was...More

5  Thank Eatlarge
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Went with my wife and two friends for the tasting menu and decided to go for the drinks to accompany the food. Am not a chef but do like food, was a bit nervous from a previous review, but this place is just inspired. The...More

Thank Stephen S
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Nancy R
18 September 2017|
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Response from sapphire01 | Reviewed this property |
hi nancy this restaurant is uber funky so smart casual dressing is perfect enjoy as it really is a wonderful dining experience
Lynn R
16 March 2017|
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Response from sapphire01 | Reviewed this property |
Around 250-300 euro with wine pairings it's amazing and worth it
Michael C
23 August 2016|
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Response from Ioana D | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember on point, but for a 6 course menu (plus nibbles from the kitchen) with wine pairing, approx 150. Totally worth it, one of the best Michelin star experiences though. True to regional culture and care of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$43 - US$71
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 535 947
  • E-mail
The food is based on our terroir, the ensemble of natural influences that give a food a sense of place. In the west of Ireland we are surrounded by lush ancient woodland, bountiful shorelines, thriving farmlands all heaving with some of the best ingredients in Europe but unique to us. Aniar obeys the seasons and lets nature decide our menu.Recently returned from Noma, the Danish restaurant, voted the World’s Best Restaurant 2011, Enda McEvoy heads the kitchen. He works closely with local producers while also gathering wild herbs, plants and seaweeds each day from the woodlands and seashore around the area to produce a cuisine based around light clean flavours.Light sauces and stocks, properly reared animals (utilizing all of the animal), sustainably caught fish with an eye to the future of the fishing industry and evolving with the seasons using vegetables, herbs, fruits and berries, either from the wild or cultivated, all encompass the Aniar philosophy. The Chefs pickle and brine as much as is bountiful during the spring and summer to see the restaurant through the winter. Enda explains “we use modern culinary techniques to obtain the best out of the ingredients, while never losing sight of the integrity of the produce”.
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