We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

GBC Restaurant & Coffeeshop

) #326 of 370 Restaurants in Galway $$ - $$$ Irish
9 Williamsgate Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 087
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good25%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
“roast beef” (3 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
9 Williamsgate Street, Galway, Ireland
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (174)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 163 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Would like to take a moment to compliment the servers @ the GBC, both upstairs and downstairs. Mostly Catherine and Geraldine We are always greeted in a friendly manner on all our visits. We usually seek our favourite server Catherine upon our visits. She is...More

Thank Paddy J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Delicious food with large portions and fast friendly service. Went for lunch. You can use counter service downstairs or table service upstairs

Thank Gigi5of5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband had the full Irish breakfast and I ordered at the vegetarian- I appreciated the option and the food was very good. Ladies next to us really enjoyed their scones and tea. Staff was very friendly!

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant at 4pm on Monday evening. A very friendly girl told us that there was seating upstairs. We went upstairs where we were greeted by a young teenage girl who told us to sit where we wanted. This girl obviously did...More

Thank Aine O
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

30 minute + wait for the wrong order, unpleasant looking food and cold chowder. (Communication skills also not at the top of our waitresses CV.) All in all a very disappointing visit, and will certainly not be recommending to anyone else. Avoid...

Thank Simonpole
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The restaurant is located right in the center of Galway. It is very accommodating to groups. The food is fine, though not amazing.

Thank veggiegourmet
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

I am writing this review literally just an hour after visiting this place. I tend not to review in such haste however the level of incompetence in this establishment is beyond comprehension. We arrived greeted by a sign saying breakfast served all day. This was...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 19 May 2017

More fine homely food, in the enormous quantities we had come to expect in Ireland. Service cheerful. As you'd expect from this business, a particularly good mini-loaf with my soup.

Thank 674Jen
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff The food is ok.. basic home cooking kinda food Price is reasonable and portions are quite big

Thank jamiejamie89
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Cheap and cheerful, but sometimes you get what you pay for. Have been there a few times. Once they forgot to bring out one of our meals. It's a bad scene when they are standing around chatting and giggling and you haven't received your meal....More

Thank Gabridri
Nearby Restaurants
The Cellar Bar and Restaurant
469 reviews
.05 km away
Cafe Express
221 reviews
.05 km away
Maxwells Restaurant
442 reviews
.03 km away
The Skeff
614 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Eyre Square
1,080 reviews
.08 km away
Lynch's Castle
78 reviews
.15 km away
Galway Crafts and Collectables
6 reviews
.04 km away
Garavans Bar
308 reviews
.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from GBC Restaurant & Coffeeshop staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Williamsgate Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 087
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing