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The Blackberry Cafe

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Blackberry Cottage Leenane, Galway, Ireland
+353 95 42240
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Jodhpur, India
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Found this lovely little place on Trip Advisor after a long, wet cold walk a few miles away. Six of us enjoyed the most delicious calamari I have ever tasted (and I spend a lot of time in Greece!) and buckets of mussels with homemade chips. We couldn't resist some of their homemade apple pie & cream which was simply... More 

Thank Annie123Sutcliffe
madison, wisconsin
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Very small, but did not feel crowded. The food was spectacular! Had the calamari special and it was the best calamari I've ever had. Perfectly cooked and the chili mayo that came with it was great.

Thank cheesehead07
Kalívia Thorikoú, Attiki, Greece
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We love this cafe and go every year when we visit, however its menu has remained unaltered for over 4 years and although good, it could use an update! The scallops are mouthwateringly good every time and the mussels couldn't be fresher but this is a cafe and it charges "fine dining" prices. Its advantage is that there is little... More 

Thank Vivien M
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Out for a drive taking in the beautiful scenery we decided to stop in Lenane for something to eat and weren't disappointed. The Blackberry Cafe is just lovely and the service was friendly and efficient. The mussels were amazing as was the cod and chips we will be back.

Thank Carmil2013
Western Ireland, Ireland
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Absolutely the best fried calamari I've ever had.lightly battered and fried, sweet and tender. Hands-on attention by owner. Cash only.

Thank dickda8023
Sligo, Ireland
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Have visited this excellent restaurant many times over the years and was never disappointed. An excellent chef who knows his food well.The fish is always perfectly cooked as are all his dishes.A little gem.

Thank modjod
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

My daughter and I had lunch in the Blackberry cafe and Restaurant. There was plenty to choose from on the menu. We opted for cod gluons and fish cakes which both came with side salad with a delicious honey dressing and fries in a side dish. Presented very well and delicious. They have choice of desserts too which we didn't... More 

Thank Ammieb52
Claremorris, Ireland
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141 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

We arrived here last Thursday 29th May with no reservations and were seated promtly at a lovely large table in the window overlooking the water , and with the majestic mountain watching over our repast. We ordered fishcakes for 2, chicken cajun wrap and the lamb stew. My stew was typical old fashioned lamb stew which is rarely seen nowadays... More 

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107 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

We stopped in for lunch while touring the Leenaun area. What a delightful place with the best calamari I have ever eaten in my life. The first order was so good I ordered a second one. This was such a nice find with a great server Shane, we will return on our next trip if in the area. My husband... More 

1 Thank FloridaTraveller1
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

We have been travelling around Ireland and found this lovely cafe' ( Really a restaurant ) by pure coincidence! It is situated in a small bay, by a large car park, so great if you have dogs with you! We had the Calamari, cod Goujons, fish and chips, and Irish stew on the table between us! It was as good... More 

1 Thank RosieNorthampton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, Seafood, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blackberry Cottage Leenane, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 95 42240
Tel: 095 422 40

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