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Black Cat

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Prairie House 179 Upper Salthill, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 501 007
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Tue 12:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Black Cat on a cold evening in Salthill. Decor is simple with quiet jazz playing in the background. Restaurant is divided into 2 small rooms with tables mainly for 2. We chose seafood chowder for starter and a selection of tapas for mains. The chowder was delicious and the tapas were good sized dishes with sweet potato fries... More 

Thank Martina W
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here in the beginning of January. Was complete sold on the decor straight away, very intimate, feels almost like a home than a restaurant, but very sleek and minimalist too. Had 5 Tapas between two, was plenty of food, accompanied with an amazing pinot noir, quite light and easy drinking. The quail was superb, and the meat balls were... More 

Thank Saoirse R
Galway, Ireland (Republic Of.)
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with family for lunch and we all decided to go for Tapas so ordered 5 Tapa between the 3 of us. Lovely presentation of the food and they brought them out as they were ready which was just perfect. The mixed crostini were fantastic, a nice range of different toppings. The scallops were really well cooked, only criticism... More 

Thank alanrbrowne
Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The seafood is really good, the portions are generous and the wine list is comprehensive Loved the tapas and service from our Poland waitress was great Try it

Thank smokyharry
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I have no complaints. The atmosphere was warm and sophisticated like I was at a posh friends dinner party with an excellent choice of tapas. The menu was very satisfying.

Thank SarahCelia1
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic setting and food, Service was excellent and tapas very tasty. I had the Seafood pasta it was 10/10

Thank Chickenconnoisseur
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Myself and my wife went for lunch after a cold walk on the Salthill Prom. I had a smoked chicken and chorizo ciabatta with soup and my other half had an open crab sandwich. We could not fault either. So tasty! I had previously only had breakfast in this Resturant. Their selection of tapas looks amazing. We now live in... More 

Thank Luketyrel
Galway, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I go back to the blackcat every time for Tapas and its truly fabulous- the menu isn't too big like in some places and having had most of the tapas on there, it's faultless. I particularly love the beef cheeks, the chilli prawns and squid, the black pudding croquettes and the crostinis! It has a cosy atmosphere with lovely wine... More 

Thank hooksie2016
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Ok I admit it! I'm a terrible planner. So with my visit to Galway only two days away I finally went about the business of finding somewhere nice to eat and my luck was strong that day as I found this place! I booked a table for late I'm the evening and walked into a very welcoming and warm environment.... More 

1 Thank Alan O
Cork, Ireland
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We really enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere here. We went for the full meal option instead of tapas. We will be back again

Thank blackr0ckgal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prairie House 179 Upper Salthill, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 501 007

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?