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Taste Matters

Westbridge | Co. Galway, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 880 010
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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European, Irish, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Westbridge | Co. Galway, Loughrea, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I heard about this place through word of mouth and it has been a while since i've found somewhere new deserving of a good review, but Taste Matters definitely fits the bill. I don't know where to start, the food, the staff, the surroundings, Taste...More

Thank wesjf
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We were looking for a place to eat between Dublin and Galway and tried a Trip Advisor search and Taste Matters popped up. TA normally does not disappoint but you never know but this was an absolute fantastic find. We had the starter taster plate...More

1  Thank daccad
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We ate in Taste Matters on someone's recommendation but weren't expecting very much, even though it has been in operation for 8 years! So what a lovely surprise we had! The menu is modest in its description of their dishes but the detail and variety...More

1  Thank caddens
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

It's a couple of months since I ate here, coming back home from business in Galway, checked the Trip Adviser and detoured over to Loughrey. It was not open but I waited....I had a feeling, this could be special.It was raining heavily (ahem, as usual).I...More

Thank markbenz
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

What a write up! Thank so much for taking the time and writing about your experience in the restaurant. I am very happy you enjoyed your dinner with us. Thank you! J.

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Visited Taste Matters for an anniversary dinner last Sunday. We don't get to go out for dinner on our own as much so when we do we expect top class. This did not disappoint. Such a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Our waitress was really lovely. The...More

Thank Trina4
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

I am very happy we lived up to your expectations and that you enjoyed your meal, service and atmosphere! Thank you for the review. J.

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Having lived in the area for over 10 years I'm ashamed that it took reviews on TripAdvisor to finally get me to try Taste Matters. I've walked passed it many times as it looks like a cafe from outside and parking is awkward. Finally booked...More

Thank km79
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you very much for taking time to write about your experience. I am very happy you finally made it to us! :) ... and that you enjoyed your dinner. See you again. J.

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

20th july 2017 Both ordered steak perfectly cooked to order and presented beautifully with creamy mash and garlic butter sauce Soft drinks are really good as the make them still or sparkling from scratch Feels like you are eating in a 5 star restaraunt with...More

Thank Ryan443666
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you kindly for your feedback. I am happy you enjoyed the steaks and drinks and found the dinner a great value. All the best! J.

Reviewed 17 July 2017

We needed to feed my granddaughter between rehearsal and opening night of the LYT show, so we scooted over to Taste Matters for the most enjoyable and delicious meal imaginable!

Thank Vicki C
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you so much for such great review! I am happy you enjoyed! J.

Reviewed 15 July 2017

The atmosphere was great, staff are very nice and the food is absolutely amazing. Would recommend anything on the menu. Everything is fresh, looks amazing, and tastes spectacular. Will definitely go back.

Thank Jeffrey L
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

What a lovely review! Thank you for your kind comments. See you again soon. J.

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Really lovely restaurant with awesome food. Food is fresh and delicious. Kids were entertained by a lovely lady playing guitar. Really relaxing evening.

Thank 500More
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for your great review! I am happy that you enjoyed your dinner while your kids were entertained by the music. See you again! J.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westbridge | Co. Galway, Loughrea, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Loughrea
  • Phone Number: +353 91 880 010
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Casual restaurant with interesting delicious food & genuine hospitality.
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