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The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant

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High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 757
11:30 - 02:00
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not your average fare! A beautiful building with several bars, fireplaces, and areas to dine. An upstairs as well as ground level. The food was delicious.

2 Thank BeekieAqui
Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for food. Great for a night out. Great for music. Great staff. The best all around pub/ restaurant in Galway!!

2 Thank sandyfla28
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the steak sandwich, loved the food- our waitress Anneka was so nice and helpful with everything! The passion fruit cocktail was amazing!

3 Thank Jenny O
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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242 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as we've settled into our friends place in Galway we seem to end up at Sonny's shortly there after. The Pub is divided into 3 distinctly different areas, Sonny's, The Front Door and the upstairs dining area. The Pub is a very popular place in the evening so you may end up standing for a while but it's... More 

Thank BreezeRidge3
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely and delicious meal in this restaurant with hubby. Staff was nice. I had the premium beef served on cibatta with fries and hubby had the meat balls with mashed potatoes. Desserts were to cry for . Mood of the​ restaurant is amazing. We loved it. Totally recommend!

1 Thank Sandra M
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is zero excuse for serving bread with mold on it. If you are trying to save a few pence then you shouldn't be running a restaurant. And if you're that incompetent that you can't see mold on bread you shouldn't be employed in a kitchen or serving food. You need to be shut down. Disgusting.

Thank dylanesque2000
FrontDoor, Public Relations Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear dylanesque2000, Needless to say we were very concerned on reading your TripAdvisor post as this has never been an issue in our restaurant. We discussed the review with our Restaurant Manager and Chef, and want to reassure you that the discoloration of the bread is from pumpkin seeds. They can cause the bread to discolour when baked. It's not... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was so good, ı can recommend tuna sandwiches and tomato soup. Staff is so hard worker. I strongly recommend

1 Thank Gökhan T
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere, food and prices were great. We had a late lunch and were tired. We ordered right away and our meal came almost as soon as our drinks. We had Cottage pie, a sandwich and pasta. The server and food was great and had no complaints at all. We would definitely visit again.

Thank sharon272013
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Night out with friends from overseas, good food and great pints. Great atmosphere in the bar, international clientele made for a great night

1 Thank JFRANCIS10
Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite traditional pubs in Galway. Friendly service, tasty food and warm atmosphere. Would highly recommend it.

1 Thank Jackie186605

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 757

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