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Busker Brownes

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary
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Cross Street | Galway, Galway 0001, Ireland
+353 91 563 377
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10:00 - 02:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 23:30
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 02:30
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County Meath, Ireland
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249 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A regular haunt of ours when in Galway on a Monday as their 18 piece jazz group is a joy to watch, listen to and dance to!! We dined early and our waitress Olivia was pleasant and efficient as well as having a sense of humour. Thanks also to the barman (David?) who explained his cocktails to us. Food was... More 

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Thank RetireeOldcastle
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review

Dear RetireeOldcastle, Thank you for the kind words in your recent review. I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us here in Busker Brownes. It is always a pleasure to read such kind remarks both about the entertainment, and especially in relation to our staff. I will be sure to pass on your comments to Olivia... More 

Ballyvaughan, Ireland
Level Contributor
32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Made a special trip to have gluten-free chowder as I had a nice bowl a few years back in this venue. Really disappointed this time. Gelatinous goo with a few mussels thrown in. Had to leave half of it behind - and I was starving! Won't be back.

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Thank joe f
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review

Dear Joe F, Thank you for your recent review. I was surprised to read about this as we do not have gluten free chowder on our menu, however I was disappointed to read about your experience with us here in Busker Brownes - as you can see from our many positive reviews, the standard of food that you received was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This place is a regular spot for me whenever I am in Galway, and the service is always fast, friendly and the food is tasty. Aoife is often the waitress serving me and she is a really friendly, hard worker that never fails to bring a smile along with the food. All in all, a top place.

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Thank MrDainty
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review

Dear MrDainty, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a glowing review, it is always rewarding to read such positive feedback, especially in relation to our staff and service. I will pass on your comments to Aoife, she will be thrilled. We would love to welcome you back to Busker Brownes again in the future. Kind Regards, Evie... More 

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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Really cool location and atmosphere. But horrific service. after we got drinks we never had another waitress come by to take a food order or even bring menus. We went to the bar to pay and left. We had to eat somewhere else.

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Thank Ryan H
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review

Dear Ryan H, Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding your recent return visit to Busker Brownes. I would like to get some more information on this – if you contact me directly on efaulkner@sweeneyhotels.com I can look into the matter further. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards, Evie Faulkner More 

County Galway, Ireland
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Both my self and my husband have enjoyed another wonderful meal here. The value for money is excellent. the service is top class. this my my favourite restaurant in Galway at the moment. Happy Christmas guys and thank you.

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Thank 885eb
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review

Dear 885eb, Many thanks for the kind words in your recent review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Busker Brownes. It is always rewarding to read such positive feedback, especially in relation to our staff and service. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards, Evie Faulkner More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Had the fish and chips which were delicious and the service from the ladies on the floor was great as well

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Thank David B
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review

Dear David B, Many thanks for the kind words in your recent review. It is always a pleasure to read that both the food and service added to an enjoyable experience here at Busker Brownes. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards, Evie Faulkner More 

Ireland
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I am in Galway a couple of times a year on business and I always call in here for a meal on one of the evenings. On my most recent visit, December 2016, the service was once again excellent and the food superb.

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Thank Paul O
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review

Dear Paul O, Many thanks for the kind words in your recent review. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Busker Brownes. It is always rewarding to read such positive feedback. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards, Evie Faulkner More 

Galway, Ireland
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138 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Had Lunch here yesterday with my Daughter. We both had Beef and Veg Curry served with boiled rice and nan bread. It was delicious and we both enjoyed it. Service was also very good with a very efficient and friendly waitress. Great experience.

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Thank MikeLough
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review

Dear MikeLough Thank you for your kind words. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us here in Busker Brownes. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards, Evie Faulkner More 

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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Visited this pub and we were given a treat. We ate the bar food which had a good variety of choice. The food itself was good and it was reasonably priced. The highlight of the evening however was the 16 piece jazz band (black magic I think) who entertained us royally on the Monday night. If you are in Galway... More 

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Thank Patrick H
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review

Dear Patrick H, Thank you for the kind words in your recent review. I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us here in Busker Brownes. I was especially thrilled that you enjoyed the Black Magic Big Band. They have a residency here every Monday for the last 6 years, and are very popular. We would be... More 

Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Good clean pub always served nice food here. Some nights live bands and slate house bar around back popular after matches. You can rent upstairs for private parties. Kirbys restaurant adjoining alway good standard definetly recommend.

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Thank AMKelleher
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review

Dear AMKelleher, Thank you for your kind words. I am delighted to hear that you enjoy both Busker Brownes and Kirby's restaurant, and that the live music adds to your experience. We would be delighted to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Evie Faulkner. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$33
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:30
Thursday
10:00 - 02:30
Friday
10:00 - 02:30
Saturday
10:00 - 02:30
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

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