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Cookes Restaurant & Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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28 Abbeygate Street Upper, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 568 203
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Galway, Ireland
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had lunch here today, and it was simply the nicest BLT I've had in years. Served on focaccia bread, the bacon was crispy with no fat - a huge plus to me, as I find it disgusting. I asked for a pit of tea because I was frozen, and I got a lovely decent size pot of tea, and was... More 

Thank MartinaGalway
Dublin, Ireland
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stopped in here for a quick lunch and it was really tasty - a baguette with goat's cheese, salad and all sorts of tasty bits. Quite outstanding really for a small meal. I also bagsed a table looking out the front window so it was great for people watching.

Thank janiemac2013
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cookes is friendly and cozy as soon as you go through the door, lovely restaurant, not a massive menu but food good and great wine. Well worth a visit

Thank Audrey W
Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have so much love for this restaurant. Its so cosy and inviting it's a hidden gem. I visit here quiet often on my lunch breaks and I have never had a bad meal. My favourites are the lemon sole and the fish cakes! Just delicious. The service is fast and the staff are so friendly. Ideal place to visit... More 

Thank sandyfla28
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scummy Yummy no starters straight for the Mains from the Specials....Deconstructed Lamb Shank served on Potato Gratin with a delicate hint of Rosemary,Puréed Turnip with Carrots and Parsnip Chips.......cleared my plate and my hubby had Sirlion served with Onions and Mudhroom,Chips and freshly cooked side order of Cauli,Broccoli ,Carrots and Courgettes with hot Chips fresh from the fryer topped off... More 

2 Thank rccm27
Kirkwood, Missouri
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204 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Our second night in Galway we decided to try Cooke's a nice restaurant in a beautiful building. We drank some good wine and had something different than fish and chips and shepherd's pie. i tried the Homemade Beef Burger with bacon, cheese, tomato and lettuce and it was quite good. Diane's Irish Chicken Fillet was even better. It was served... More 

1 Thank Bob H
Bochum, Germany
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We passed the restaurant during our visit of Galway and went in. The lamb was the best I ever had and also the mussels were delicious! We ordered 4 different meals plus appetizers and were satisfied with all of them. The service was excellent and the atmosphere very private and cozy. We've been so satisfied, we had to go there... More 

1 Thank Karokoala
West Chester, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Ate hear with family of six. Something on the menu for everyone and food was quite good. Service was excellent from our server, Rachel

1 Thank donegaldan1
Tampa, Florida, United States
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402 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here. We were sat at a table right in front of the bar and check in and take our pick up location so dinner was anything but intimate. Unfortunately the patrons arriving felt like loud talking was ok. The food was fine but the experience mediocre.

Thank David M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This little restaurant has bags of character. Staff were warm and welcoming - clearly enthusiastic about the food and appeared to enjoy serving us. The seafood chowder was excellent.

1 Thank Jacqui C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, European, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Abbeygate Street Upper, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 568 203

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