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Taste Matters

Westbridge | Co. Galway, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 880 010
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (8 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
“risotto” (6 reviews)
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European, Irish, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Westbridge | Co. Galway, Loughrea, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 326 reviews

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch as we passed through Loughrea..the waitress was so welcoming and informative when we asked about the menu..as a vegan and my wife a vegetarian we are used to a blank stare when we ask about our options..not this time!! Food was...More

Thank Alan N
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This place serves amazing food! The portions look small but they are filling. It's a small place and busy so you need to book it. We will definitely be back!

Thank bcomment
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed in the lough Rea spa hotel for a few nights and worried about dinner, knowing that Galway was a €60 taxi ride we scouted lough Rea itself, the town isn't much to be honest but this place seemed the most suitable. Now the name...More

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Stopped here for lunch yesterday. It doesn't look like much from the outside but choices are limited in Loughrea on a Sunday afternoon so we decided to try it. And we were very glad we did. One person had the set lunch & the rest...More

Thank Jockser06
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Very happy reading your kind comments. Thank you and I look forward to serving you the next time! Regards, J.

Reviewed 31 March 2017

On our way from Dublin to Connemara we thought we should try to find something else than the restaurants by the M6. So we made a detour to Loughrea to try to find something more interesting. We had almost given up, since most places seemed...More

Thank kartul
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Many thanks for your great write up and thank you for taking the detour to get to us! Kind regards, J.

Reviewed 26 March 2017

This place is a gem in the middle of Loughrea. My boyfriend and I visited in February. We called to book a table but the line rang through. We decided to wait a little while and then call back later. Though in the meantime they...More

Thank Katie D
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

I am very happy to read about your experience with us and thank you for taking the time to write about it here! All the best! J.

Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

A beautiful meal at this very special restaurant. The food is always cooked to perfection using locally sourced ingredients. The service is friendly and efficient. I cannot recommend this place enough

Thank Jan S
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words. J.

Reviewed 13 March 2017

We went for Sunday dinner in Loughrea on Sunday. There were a couple of places to choose from but Taste Matters stood out to us as we drove passed. The restaurant has a beautiful ambience accompanied by gorgeous music. Staff were fast and friendly and...More

Thank magicalblue
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you for such lovely review! We are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us. Kind regards, J.

Reviewed 25 February 2017

Had a lovely tasty well thought out menu on a wet Wednesday in February. The restaurant itself is small and unassuming. The staff were friendly and efficient. The tasting platter on the set menu was really delicious. An interesting and creative mixture of textures and...More

Thank alivealiveo
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments. All the best. J.

Reviewed 19 February 2017

Small friendly restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. Quality of food was excellent and beautifully presented. I believe they do some nights with live music.

1  Thank Liskeenan
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you very much! J.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westbridge | Co. Galway, Loughrea, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Loughrea
  • Phone Number: +353 91 880 010
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Casual restaurant with interesting delicious food & genuine hospitality.
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