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Black Cat

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Prairie House 179 Upper Salthill, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 501 007
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Tue 12:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Cork, Ireland
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere here. We went for the full meal option instead of tapas. We will be back again

Thank blackr0ckgal
Bradenton, Florida
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long day of driving and sightseeing I had a stretch-your-legs walk along the promenade and found myself hungry and tired at the Black Cat. It is conveniently right off the promenade. The atmosphere, soft lighting, decor, awesome jazz music in the background and friendliness of all the stuff were so relaxing and inviting. I ordered a roasted chicken... More 

Thank snorinmom
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a lovely atmosphere. Elegant and sophisticated yet intimate and cosy. Extensive menu. Between the 6 of us we tried many tapas on the menu, all delicious. Cooked to perfection, great presentation, decent portion size. Among our favorites were the black pudding croquettes, selection of crostinis and grilled halloumi. We'll be back!

Thank yummyrw
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sat in the window and watched the end of the day. Wonderful appetizers - Calamari to die for and the goat cheese balls were so flavorful. Both the Beef Tagliatelle and the Mushroom Risotto were outstanding. Lingered over lattes. Would go back again and again. Soft Jazz in the background. Mmmm

Thank talialay
Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely divine! Huge portion sizes for tapas. The salads are huge. Loved the pork belly and beef cheeks. It's a small restaurant so it's best to book. The prices are good. Huge wine menu. We loved the restaurant

Thank kaseh h
Galway, Ireland
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is asmall restaurant doing excellent food and Tapas the choise is very good great staff with brilliant athmosphere

Thank mikegcarr
Seattle, WA
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had the steamed mussels as a starter. My wife had the paella and I had the risotto. The food was pretty good. We had enough leftovers for the next night. The Black Cat worked well for us.

Thank Pigeon_Point_Pops
Galway, Ireland
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The restaurant was busy when we arrived; nonetheless, we were promptly seated and given menus. We ordered coffees while we made our choices. I selected deep fried hake with chips, my wife chose crab meat on brown bread. The delay in being served was short and very acceptable. My hake looked good – crisp and golden. In fact it was... More 

Thank mikex
Galway, Ireland
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Hi, We were out for a celebration dinner one Sunday. We were the first in for the evening menu sitting. We ordered 5 tapas: calamari, scallops, cheese board, sweet potato fries and duck breast. Calamari was epic. I could have eaten 4 other portions, cheese board & scallops were very good with a great mix of flavours. The duck breast... More 

Thank Mossy_82
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed next door to the restaurant. I would highly recommend it to everyone in the area. Good value, staff were top and food was amazing

Thank the_king76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prairie House 179 Upper Salthill, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 501 007

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?