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Taste Matters

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Westbridge | Co. Galway, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 880 010
Wed - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 21:00
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is a gem in the middle of Loughrea. My boyfriend and I visited in February. We called to book a table but the line rang through. We decided to wait a little while and then call back later. Though in the meantime they had rang us back to confirm a booking. Most places wouldn't bother calling back, but... More 

Thank Katie D
Kinvara, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful meal at this very special restaurant. The food is always cooked to perfection using locally sourced ingredients. The service is friendly and efficient. I cannot recommend this place enough

Thank Jan S
Galway, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for Sunday dinner in Loughrea on Sunday. There were a couple of places to choose from but Taste Matters stood out to us as we drove passed. The restaurant has a beautiful ambience accompanied by gorgeous music. Staff were fast and friendly and catered for us even though we didn't have a reservation. And then the food came--all... More 

Thank magicalblue
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely tasty well thought out menu on a wet Wednesday in February. The restaurant itself is small and unassuming. The staff were friendly and efficient. The tasting platter on the set menu was really delicious. An interesting and creative mixture of textures and flavours. We enjoyed the choice of three different glasses of wine- a nice change from... More 

Thank alivealiveo
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Small friendly restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. Quality of food was excellent and beautifully presented. I believe they do some nights with live music.

1 Thank Liskeenan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

My boyfriend and I received a voucher for this place and it was absolute amazing. Every single part of the meal was just amazing. We went in with an open mind and hungry stomachs and left very satisfied. The quality of the food was amazing with very simple portions. The starter was a selection of starters that all had different... More 

1 Thank Holly G
Dublin, Ireland
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157 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

I had checked Trip Adviser in advance and booked ahead for dinner. What a find! The restaurant is small and simply laid out with space for about 20 diners. Dinner - two courses for €18.95; a taster starter with a little of each starter; followed by risotto (vegetarian) for me and beef for himself. Incredible food all organic even the... More 

Thank rockville41
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

A small, friendly Restaurant with super delicious meals. You can taste, that it is cooked with love. If I ever will be in Loughrea I definitely will eat in Taste Matters! Couse it does :)

Thank Chantal M
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Called in for dinner after work. New menu, the set menu is great value with a taster platter for starters and a choice of mains. The stater is a delicious selection of bite size treats. I had trout for my mains which as usual was top notch. Great food, nice relaxed atmosphere and super friendly staff.

Thank Vincent F
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely comments and for the feedback on our new Set Menu! See you again soon. All the best, Jirka More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We had dinner in Taste Matters when staying in Loughrea recently. The food was really excellent and the service was great. There is a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant and you feel that all the staff really want you to enjoy the food and your dining experience with them. We would definitely go back.

Thank Noreen L
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

I am really happy you had a great meal in our restaurant and even more I am delighted you enjoyed the atmosphere and felt relaxed and welcome. All the best! Jirka More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
European, Irish, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
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
Casual restaurant with interesting delicious food & genuine hospitality.

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