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Aniar Restaurant

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53 Dominick Street, Galway Galway, Ireland
+353 91 535 947
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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Chef JP was travelling when we dropped into this contemporary Irish restaurant but he can we well proud of his team. From the minute we arrived to the end the service was magnificent with knowledgeable and informative staff (ask about the Long Horn egg shells!!). We had the 5 course tasting menu. Every dish was a new experience and a... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not often that you eat at a Michelin star restaurant and have the Chef come out and serve you a part of your meal. So creative and delightful was our meal at his restaurant. The service was right on and the bread was incredible as was our whole meal. If you are going to Galway this restaurant should... More 

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Thank Tunasalmen
New York City
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aniar (pronounced ‘a-neer’) was the highlight of my visit to Galway, a town that otherwise seemed to offer limited attractions to a newbie visitor. But Aniar made it all worthwhile. The restaurant itself is very contemporary, bright and airy in feel. There is nothing formal about the venue. It is not pretentious, not fussy and not opulent in appearance. The... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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500 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Once you been you will go back to this unique restaurant for more experience of fine food and excellent wine menu chances with the season.

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Thank Anna N
Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Only 2 choices in make in Aniar - the 10 course tasting or the 5 course tasting menu. We had the 10 course and matching wines which though expensive is absolutely stunning with 19 different snacks or dished 5 different wines, one beer, one cider and a glass of port! Everything was locally produced and the taste flavours and combinations... More 

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Thank Pat M
Ireland
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Had the tasting menu with wine pairing, and everything was excellent. The service was absolutely first class, knowledgeable and friendly. The flavours of the food were intense but also subtle, and the paired wines were perfect. Aniar is unfussy and unpretentious, but this is dining/lunching at an extremely high level. It is the perfect place for a special occasion. Thank... More 

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Thank 2013Iain2013
Ireland
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99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A small restaurant with a 10 course tasting menu, with or without wine in the West End of Galway. Food is excellent, beautifully presented with great care by all the staff. It is very obvious that they take their jobs and the food they produce very seriously and expect you to as well.

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Thank Mad_dublin
Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Booked in for their brunch tasting menu. Had wanted the last sitting, 13.30, but was told it was all booked out, and only the 12.30 was available. As we were coming from Dublin, it was a rather early start for us. When we did arrive, there was only one other couple in the place. By 13.30, half the restaurant was... More 

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1 Thank Mike F
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Managed to get a last minute booking. Don't let the informal setting put you off. The tasting menu and the flight of wine worked very well together. Top marks to the staff. Well informed and quite happy to chat about the food/drink. Not sure if the format has changed since I visited but I liked the idea of all produce... More 

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Thank Jake B
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Recently went to Anair. Choose the early tasting menu, think it was 6 courses... We were told there was a chef swap that evening and we had a Finnish chef. The staff were a bit OTT in my mind, constantly checking, felt very in your face... the restaurant itself was nicely decorated and even though it was very quiet while... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$43 - US$71
Cuisine
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
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
Description
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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