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The Pier Head Bar & Restaurant

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Pub / Restaurant

2 euro
The Pier Head Bar & Restaurant
The Quay, Kinvara Co Galway
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Tel: +353 91 638 188

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Whether eating casually downstairs or up in the more formal first floor restaurant this is an enjoyable place to eat, both for its good food and friendly service - and the lovely view
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - Beach on site
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Waterside
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Contemporary International
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Attractive Views
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • Music - Other Live
  • Music - Trad
  • Party Venue
  • Sunday Dining
  • Traditional Pub
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

The Pier Head Bar & Restaurant

Mike Burke’s well-located harbourside establishment has lots of maritime character and views out over the harbour to Dunguaire Castle.

You’ll find seafood like fat, tasty mussels in moules marinière, with a milky onion and wine broth, and perhaps pan-fried skate, which is rarely seen on restaurant menus.

Lobster is a speciality - served in the shell with garlic butter and a side salad - and something else they take pride in is top of the range steak, using local beef (totally traceable), which is slaughtered and butchered to order.

Whether eating casually downstairs or up in the more formal first floor restaurant this is an enjoyable place to eat, both for its good food and friendly service - and the lovely view.

And there’s also music, all year: bands on Friday & Saturday nights usually, also traditional on Sunday afternoon. (Phone ahead to check availability).

Seats 100 (outdoors, 24; private room 50). L&D daily 12-4.30 & 4.30-10. A la carte; house wine €15. Children welcome (high chair, childrens menu, baby changing facilities); free broadband wifi. Closed 25 Dec & Good Fri. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 05-04-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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