Tartare, Galway

Tartare Restaurant

Owned by leading restaurateurs JP McMahon and Drigin Gaffey, and just across the road from their famous fine dining destination, Aniar, this informal little sister quickly became one of Galway’s best-loved spots thanks to its brilliantly simple food and cool arty vibe. Equally committed to foods of the region - especially oysters and grass-fed beef - Tartare is popular for casual daytime fare and by night the focus is on beautifully conceived small plates and biodynamic wine. And, innovative as always, JP and Drigin are finding ways for Tartare to contribute to the city’s vibrant cultural life, notably through their free-entry Wine & Design evenings, which provide a local artist or designer with a platform, to discuss their work, their inspirations, and what it means to be an artist in Galway (coming up soon is Noeline Kavanagh, Artistic Director of Macnas) together with a talk and tasting of carefully-selected organic, natural, and biodynamic wines. Original, educational and fun - very Galway. 

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Galway City, Co. Galway
Café / 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. Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner
Owned and operated by husband and wife team JP McMahon and Drigín Gaffey of the famed Aniar and Cava Bodega restaurants, Tartare is a terroir-based café and wine bar in Galway’s increasinglt fashionable Westend. Though small, Drig& ...

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