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Blakes Bar

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$$ - $$$
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25 Eglinton Street | Galway, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 530 053
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had lunch with friends and family here and had a superb meal with really good service There is a great atmosphere in the place and it is really busy so book ahead if you can or you probably won't get in as we witnessed about 20 people being turned away All courses and dishes were well cooked and presented... More 

1 Thank Adam A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely warm feel to the place. Great selection of beverages and top notch food.The staff are very friendly and know their product.

1 Thank castlefood80
Ballina, Ireland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Blakes BAr today for Sunday lunch. Great venue with a warm traditional feel. We were quickly ushered in out of the cold and seated - drinks and menus arrived promptly with a smile. Excellent choices on menu - I chose the slow roasted lamb shoulder and my wife chose salmon. The lamb was melting soft... More 

1 Thank Leonard L
Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

The food is sooo good, chowder, breakfast, desserts etc. the range of craft Bottle Beers and Drafts is phenomenal, with a roaring fire,sky Sports and a range of engagement skills that suits all ages(ive been there with octogenarians who were made feel like royalty and children who thought they were made feel welcome)...and its so hard to leave, time just... More 

1 Thank joecoughlan
County Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I enjoyed a love glass of wine and cheese board yesterday afternoon in Blakes. The staff were friendly and there was a lovely atmosphere in the bar. The cheese board offered 4 different cheeses and sweet crackers. I will look forward to a return visit in the new year.

1 Thank 885eb
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Good selection of wines. Shame about the food. Don't know how it won best Gastropub. I've eaten here for lunch twice and have been disappointed one both occasions. Worst overpriced Caesar salad I've had. Would have been better off with a €5 salad bowl from Dunnes. Definitely won't be eating here again.

Thank Cocomutts
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

A cozy pub with great food, good beer, friendly service and the four corners of Ireland whiskey flight. Bartenders are knowledgeable.

1 Thank aNYCTexan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We went during a big rugby match (championship vs Australia... huge crowds!) it was fun to see the locals and be with them during a fun sporting event. The staff was great and fast, the bar area is small but cozy and I would definitely recommend stopping in for a pint!

1 Thank Meghan K
Upton upon Severn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We stayed for a week in Galway, eating out every night. we decided that the restaurant we all liked the best would be the one we eat at on our last night, Blakes won our vote hands down! Just everything about this restaurant is right, the lighting, the decor, the tables, the seating, the drinks and of course the food... More 

1 Thank GrumB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place and decided to give it a try (mostly because my boyfriend's name is Blake). We were not disappointed. It looks unassuming from the outside but is a warm, cozy, locals place on the inside. The bartender was very nice and had very generous pours of wine! He was more than willing to give advice on... More 

1 Thank Kerry M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Eglinton Street | Galway, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 530 053
Blake's Corner Bar, located in the heart of the city plays a big part of Galway's food scene. Since its establishment in 2012, there has been a strong focus on building an excellent reputation for food complemented by a friendly and professional service in comfortable surroundings. Blake's Corner Bar has built strong relationships with award winning local producers from which the menu is specifically designed, making the most of these ingredient by using the freshest supplies to create the best dishes. The bar is also part of the Galway Whiskey Trail offering a vast selection of whiskies and a trained whiskey ambassador to advise you all whiskey tastes. The bar serves an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu and groups have the option to pre-book an area and choose from delectable deli boards and/or party food platters. All sporting events are live on H.D TVs.

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