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10 Things to eat in Galway and where

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La Irish gastronomy it never ceases to surprise us. Fish, vegetables, desserts and meat dishes give the taste buds more unique than rare sensations. This time the staff of has reached the city of Galway to provide you with an exclusivity top ten dishes to eat once you reach this picturesque location, as well as the list of the best places to consume these delights. Let's eat!

Index

  1. Breakfast Bap
  2. Boxty
  3. Foot
  4. Seafood Chowder
  5. Irish Stew
  6. Coddle
  7. Mashed Potatoes
  8. Fish & Chips
  9. Barmbrack
  10. Salmon
  11. Where to eat: best restaurants, typical bars and street food
  12. User questions and comments

1 - Breakfast Bap

The typical Irish breakfast consists of a myriad of small dishes rich in substance, ready to be consumed to have a charge of energy for most of the day (or, at least, until lunchtime!). In Galway it is a must to taste the breakfast bap, a nice sandwich made with sausages, onion and salad.



  • Recommended to: Breakfast
  • Average cost: € 8,00
  • Main ingredients: flour, poppy seeds, pork sausages

2 - Boxty

In the kitchens of Galway potatoes are one of the main ingredients of traditional Irish dishes, with a simple preparation but with a unique flavor. A striking example of the effectiveness of this formula is the boxty, a kind of potato pancake considered the "poor bread" of the city.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 5,00
  • Main ingredients: potatoes, flour, milk

3 - Pie

Forget the famous apple pie, because in Galway we are talking about savory patties. Based on carrot, chicken, sausages, it doesn't matter: whatever pie you choose to taste, accompanied by the inevitable side dish of vegetables and sauce, will be a joy for your senses.



  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: starting from € 2,50
  • Main ingredients: pie crust, carrots, chicken, sauce

4 - Seafood Chowder

You cannot leave Galway without having tried the traditional seafood chowder: a real apotheosis for the palate, a sensory experience especially recommended for lovers of seafood.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 7,00
  • Main ingredients: cream, salmon, shrimp, mussels

5 - Irish Stew

Lo Irish stew (Irish Stew) is a veritable "hit" of Galway gastronomy. It is served in restaurants, as well as in pubs, often accompanied by the inevitable Guinness, the most loved beer by the Irish.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 10,00
  • Main ingredients: meat (preferably mutton), potatoes, onions

6 - Coddle

A famous dish, mentioned by writers of the caliber of Joyce, made using some simple ingredients. The easy formula is also effective in the case of coddle, meat-based course - sausages, to be exact - accompanied by the inevitable potatoes.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 10,00
  • Main ingredients: pork sausages, bacon, potatoes, onion

7 - Mashed Potatoes

Infinite variations on the theme for a timeless classic among vegetable side dishes: the mashed potatoes, flavored with spices, vegetables and milk.



  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 3,00
  • Main ingredients: potatoes, milk, butter, cabbage, shallot

8 - Fish & Chips

You cannot miss, in beautiful Galway, the taste of a steaming and crunchy dish of fish & chips, the traditional cod in batter accompanied by a sauce and a very golden portion of the evergreens Irish potatoes.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 14,00
  • Main ingredients: cod, potatoes

9 - Barmbrack

Prepared especially in the Halloween period, the barmbrack is a mix between a panettone (especially for the ingredients that compose it) and a plumcake (it is baked in the oven in a special mold), around which a curious custom revolves. An object is placed inside this cake (a ring, a coin and a pea) which, found, will determine our luck in love or in business.



  • Recommended to: snack
  • Average cost: € 9,00
  • Main ingredients: flour, raisins, ginger, cinnamon

10 - Salmon

Wild, smoked, grilled, processed: salmon is a must in Irish cuisine. It lends itself to numerous preparations, goes with practically everything and the flavor is absolutely incomparable.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: starting from € 9,00
  • Main ingredients: salmon, black pepper, vegetables, lemon

Where to eat: best restaurants, typical bars and street food

It is said that the typical dish of Galway is breakfast and, more precisely, the Breakfast Bap, which is a dish consisting of pork sausage, fried eggs, salad, onion and homemade bread, all accompanied strictly by a cup of tea.

However, even during other meals, it is possible to taste foods prepared with typical ingredients such as, for example, all of them those based on the famous Galway oysters.

To eat an excellent street food, naturally based on fish, we advise you to look for some restaurant in the Latin Quarter and try a tasty soup.

1 - Oscar's Seafood Bistrot

  • Description: small but well-kept restaurant serving fish dishes
  • specialty: oysters
  • Average price: from € 30,00 per person
  • Address: Clan House 22/23 Dominick Street Upper, Galway - Get Directions / Facebook Page

2 - Blake's Bar

  • Description: a place that offers both the pub and the restaurant area, offering mainly Irish cuisine
  • specialty: cheese platter
  • Average price: from € 25,00 per person
  • Address: 25 Eglinton Street, Galway - Get Directions / Facebook Page

3 - O 'Grady's on the Pier

  • Description: restaurant decorated in a marine style, overlooking the bay, specializing in fish cuisine
  • specialty: soup of the day
  • Average price: from € 40,00 per person
  • Address: Pier Road, Barna, Galway - Get Directions / Website

4 - Kai

  • Description: New Zealand-born restaurant serving innovative Irish cuisine
  • specialty: fish dishes
  • Average price: from € 40,00 per person
  • Address: 22 Sea Road, Galway - Get Directions / Facebook Page

5 - The Dail Bar

  • Description: pub with typical cuisine, on several floors, in the Latin Quarter and with live music
  • specialty: Irish stew
  • Average price: from € 20,00 per person
  • Address: 42-44 Middle Street, In the Latin Quarter, Galway - Get Directions / Facebook Page
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