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Busker Brownes

Cross Street | Galway, Galway 0001, Ireland
+353 91 563 377
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“stew” (15 reviews)
“sandwich” (13 reviews)
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
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LOCATION
Cross Street | Galway, Galway 0001, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 330 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited twice recently and both times were most enjoyable. A more diverse menu than many similar places with a lively atmosphere and good service. A worthwhile pick in Galway

Thank WJS1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the place in the raceweek and after the raceweek . I really enjoyed the food and drinks, I come to a situation and the security man he was very very helful . in that night I lost my wallet and I have a...More

Thank alex20206
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of the Caesar Salad in this place and the service is pretty prompt, it can be fairly empty sometimes though and with it being so big it is a little strange when it is.More

Thank seamusquinn1951
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Seamusquinn1951, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review of Busker Brownes. I am pleased to hear that you enjoy the Caesar Salad with us and I will be sure to pass this on to the kitchen! We hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After walking miles around the cliffs of Moher, we called into Busker Brownes for dinner. What a great choice it was ! Such friendly staff from the moment we arrived. Drinks served promptly followed by delicious food. I couldn't resist the creme brûlée...... thank goodness...More

Thank holidayjunkie35
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Holidayjunkie35, Thank you for taking the time to leave such kind words in your recent review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your dining experience with us in Busker Brownes, I will be sure to pass your heartwarming feedback on the the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent an enjoyable rainy evening here. Staff very friendly and accommodating. The seafood chowder was delish. I ordered the lamb shank and it was so tender it just fell off the bone.More

Thank Maureen H
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Maureen H, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review. It is always a pleasure to recieve such positive feedback, and I am glad that you enjoyed your visit with us! We would love to welcome you back in the...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Met up with some family and friends at Buskers recently and have to say the food here has really improved, great service and comfortable spot if you are visiting Galway cityMore

Thank Reviewerdublin
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Reviewerdublin Many thanks for the kind words in your review. I am delighted to hear that you & yours enjoyed your visit with us here in Buskers! We would love to welcome you back again in the future, should you find yourself in Galway...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Visited here with my wife 4th September. Food was first class and brilliant value. I had lamb shank which fell off the bone and my wife had salmon which she enjoyed. Hannah looked after us and made us feel welcome. She was attentive and very...More

Thank stevieni
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Dear Stevieni, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review. I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your dining experience with us - feedback such as yours is always very rewarding! I will be certain to pass your comments...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We ended up stumbling upon this place as everything on the main shop road was full. Luck for us. I had the map special my daughter and her friend had the tortellini and fish and chips. It was all really good. Would highly recommendMore

Thank bevannevans
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Dear Bevannevans, Thank yo for taking the time to leave such a kind review of Busker Brownes. It is always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback, it makes all we do here even more rewarding. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Found this place on a whim while actually looking for another place to eat. Guinness stew is excellent and filling!More

Thank Susan W
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Dear Susan W, Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of Busker Brownes. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us, it is always a pleasure to receive feedback such as your own as it makes all we...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Came in on a whim as everywhere in Quay street was jam packed. Saw the menu was reasonably priced and got seated straight away. When the food came out we were really pleasantly surprised. We had the Guinness and beef stew and fish stew and...More

Thank Molly L
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Dear Molly L, Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Busker Brownes. It is always a pleasure to receive such kind words, which I will be sure to relay back...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$33
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cross Street | Galway, Galway 0001, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 377
  • E-mail
Description
Busker Brownes Bar & Kirbys Restaurant is set in the heart of Galway City’s vibrant & chique Latin Quarter. Throughout history Busker Brownes has been a meeting place for the Tribes of Galway, a soldiers barracks, a Dominican convent and a rendezvous for Galway Society. It is therefore no surprise that to this day that tradition of hospitality continues in panache.
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