Rúibín Bar & Restaurant Galway

Rúibín Bar & Restaurant Galway

Irish diners place a high premium on atmosphere – often rating it even above the quality of food when choosing where to eat out – but this restaurant, although certainly atmospheric, has much more to it than that. As everyone familiar with past winners of our Atmospheric category will know, we seek out establishments that offer very high standards all round, with great atmosphere as the icing on the cake.

On the corner of Galway’s historic docks, just a few minutes from Spanish Arch and Quay Street, this atmospheric old stone building got a new lease of life recently when it was taken over by gifted chef Alice Jary and her partner, Richard Kennan (whose family own the wonderful Roundwood House, Co Laois) and they quietly earned a reputation for producing some of the most interesting food in Galway. The bright, contemporary interior makes a lovely relaxing setting for the ground floor bar and, above it, a restaurant that offers not only exciting locally produced food that reflects the couple’s experience working in kitchens all over the world, but also a wonderful ambience and some of the best views in Galway city from the window tables. A visit to Ruíbín is always more than the sum of its parts – and it’s sure to be memorable.

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Ruíbín Bar & Restaurant

Galway City, Co. Galway
Bar / Restaurant
Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner
In a prominent corner site on Galway’s historic docks, and a just few minutes walk from Spanish Arch and Quay Street, this attractive bar and restaurant is in a handsome old stone building overlooking the yachts and pleasure boats in the harbour, ...

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