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The Hungry Bookworm

Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 870 585
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Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (23 reviews)
“falafel” (14 reviews)
“mezze plate” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, European, Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 252 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the Hungry Bookworm. Go there whenever I can for linch. Great food, reasonable price, cool atmosphere and really nice, attentive staff. Couldn't adk for more. Hard to beat this place anywhere in Galway or beyond.More

Thank BernieGl
Alice M B, Manager at The Hungry Bookworm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Bernie, thank you so much for your wonderful review, we always appreciate positive feedback for the hard work, dedication and commitment we have to creating great fresh and varied food here in the Hungry Bookworm. We wondered if you made a mistake giving us...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu is diverse and something for all tastes. The food is fresh and full of flavour - I had a warm chicken salad and the chicken was so tasty and very fresh salad. It was my second time back and it wont be my...More

Thank 123Margaret4711
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast on a Sunday morning. The food was excellent and a real relaxing atmosphere, it was very tempting to stay all day in the Hungry Bookworm in front of the fire on a wet Sunday.

Thank Claire H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh, full of flavour, beautifully presented and amazing atmosphere with very friendly relaxed and efficent staff. We had Moroccan falafel which was amazing and filling. So many flavours in each bite. Can't wait to come back and taste more of the menu. Relaxing with teas...More

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stepped into this cozy and beautiful place. You automatically feel at home. The staff are very friendly and warm. The menu is very diverse and cater to all tastes. The flavour and taste of each dish were beautiful, you can definitely tell that the ingredients...More

Thank Sheena D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely time in this hidden gem of a restaurant. Lovely chilled out and cosy atmosphere and the food was delicious! Very friendly staff too so can't fault it, will definitely be back!

Thank MarblesMars
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come to Loughrea regularly to visit family and we always call in to the Hungry Bookworm, for coffee, for lunch, for Sunday breakfast - any excuse! We love it here - Alice and Angela run a beautiful establishment with a lovely atmosphere and delicious...More

Thank BAS106
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really excellent food for all family. Gorgeous salads, burgers, fish cakes, and more. Definitely recommend it. Nice relaxed seating, atmosphere. Friendly staff

Thank Kealan G
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Hidden away down a side street, this is Loughrea best kept secret. Fabulous food and wonderful welcoming staff. A must if you are in this part of the world.

Thank Helen N
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

My indulgence treat to myself is to hide away in this cosy friendly restaurant and order the Goats Cheese Salad. ( I actually don't even have to order anymore, Angela takes one look at me and knows!) This salad is a feast for all the...More

Thank Maureen D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 17:30
Thursday
12:00 - 17:30
Friday
12:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Loughrea
  • Phone Number: +353 91 870 585
  • E-mail
Description
The Hungry Bookworm is a cool place to chill with a book and a glass of wine, or enjoy good company in our great atmosphere. Choose from a variety of delicacies on our very reasonable menu ranging from Spanish tapas to our chef's own variations on classic dishes from around the world. Our highly trained baristas will also be happy to make you any gourmet coffee or tea you feel in the mood for. So pop in, read a book and relax in the warm comfort of The Hungry Bookworm.
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