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Aniar Restaurant

53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
+353 91 535 947
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (67 reviews)
“bread” (38 reviews)
“roe” (5 reviews)
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had been staying in Galway for about a week when we decided to have dinner at the Aniar Restaurant there. We had chef J.P. McMahon's 10 course tasting menu, and we absolutely loved it. We had lived in Tokyo, Japan, from...More

Thank MacroMicro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meal was definitely different as one would expect of a Michelin star restaurant. Had 9 course tasting menu. Left hungrier than I arrived which was very disappointing as it took away from the experience somewhat. Overall I thought the tasting portion sizes were on...More

1  Thank Michael J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can I say... This was such a lovely experience! I am a caoliac and I went to aniar with my boyfriend for a birthday dinner - a treat! If you like seafood you will love this! Which I’m not, we had the tasting...More

Thank Ray K
Reviewed 13 April 2018

My wife and I love going to good restaurants so you can imagine my excitement when she told me she had booked a 2 night stay in Galway (travelling from Dublin) and we were booked into Aniar for a 10-course tasting menu as the highlight...More

8  Thank Stephen O
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We visited on a Thursday night - had actually planned on eating somewhere else but they never got back to us, so since this restaurant was on the short-list we decided to try it. Has two sister restaurants in Galway, the Cava Bodega taperia and...More

Thank DrStoat
Reviewed 7 April 2018

I would go back to Galway just to eat here again. This is the type of restaurant you eat what they serve and what they serve is so very very good. These are small dishes that are so tasty and do give you enough to...More

Thank CharlietheBlueJay
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Vegetarian chef, Amanda Cohen from New York along with Chef JP McMahon and an amazing team made our visit to Aniar a truly extraordinary experience. The food was utterly sublime in its ingredients, flavours and execution. The pairing of drinks with the different courses was...More

Thank GeGa
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

My brother in-law generously booked us in for my husband’s birthday. We had the 10 course tasting menu and were awed by every dish. We loved the cod cream, curds & whey, pork belly and hay ice cream. As well as the food, the staff...More

1  Thank ModMego
Reviewed 30 March 2018

I did both the tasting menu and the Bread making Class a while back. I had such a great time with both. Food was delicious. Service, 5 star. The bread making class was a full day and loads of fun, with a full lay out...More

Thank MomoUK2018
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

what a fantastic experience. Myself and a friend has the 6 course tasting menu and beautiful wine and we will talk about it for a long time to come. As soon as we set foot inside the door, we were greeted, jackets taken and everything...More

Thank Lisa C
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Nancy R
September 18, 2017|
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Response from sapphire01 | Reviewed this property |
hi nancy this restaurant is uber funky so smart casual dressing is perfect enjoy as it really is a wonderful dining experience
Lynn R
March 15, 2017|
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Response from sapphire01 | Reviewed this property |
Around 250-300 euro with wine pairings it's amazing and worth it
Michael C
August 22, 2016|
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Response from Ioana D | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember on point, but for a 6 course menu (plus nibbles from the kitchen) with wine pairing, approx 150. Totally worth it, one of the best Michelin star experiences though. True to regional culture and care of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$43 - US$71
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 535 947
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The food is based on our terroir, the ensemble of natural influences that give a food a sense of place. In the west of Ireland we are surrounded by lush ancient woodland, bountiful shorelines, thriving farmlands all heaving with some of the best ingredients in Europe but unique to us. Aniar obeys the seasons and lets nature decide our menu.Recently returned from Noma, the Danish restaurant, voted the World’s Best Restaurant 2011, Enda McEvoy heads the kitchen. He works closely with local producers while also gathering wild herbs, plants and seaweeds each day from the woodlands and seashore around the area to produce a cuisine based around light clean flavours.Light sauces and stocks, properly reared animals (utilizing all of the animal), sustainably caught fish with an eye to the future of the fishing industry and evolving with the seasons using vegetables, herbs, fruits and berries, either from the wild or cultivated, all encompass the Aniar philosophy. The Chefs pickle and brine as much as is bountiful during the spring and summer to see the restaurant through the winter. Enda explains “we use modern culinary techniques to obtain the best out of the ingredients, while never losing sight of the integrity of the produce”.
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