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Taste Matters

Westbridge | Co. Galway, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 880 010
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
2 weeks ago
“Lovely food”
10 Apr 2017
“Gorgeous food”
All hours
European, Irish, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Westbridge | Co. Galway, Loughrea, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 February 2015

A friend recommended taste matters so we took a spin from Galway City to check it out. We dined at an unusual time, between lunch and dinner so it was very quite, which suited perfectly as we had our toddler with us! The service was...More

1  Thank Sindisk
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming all the way from Galway to try us out! I am happy we lived up to the recommendation and that you enjoyed your dinner with us. I look forward to serving you again. Jirka

Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

Dundalk to Loughrea is a very long journey, but the sheer joy of eating at the finest restaurant in all of Connaught makes it such a Worthwhile Trip... the simplicity of its Name explains the ethos of its owners - now do yourself a favour...More

1  Thank UsaTVcrew
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

I am very glad you enjoyed your meal with us after such a long trip!! If you ever happen to be at this country's end again, I hope to welcome you back. Thank you! Jirka

Reviewed 2 February 2015

Stopped off on this little eatery on the way to Galway and it surpassed our expectations. The lunch menu was such good value, the homemade bread a treat followed by the most delicious burger, pork belly and chowder. This place is a must for foodies....More

1  Thank joseeall
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

What a great write up! I am really happy you enjoyed our food. Thank you so much. Jirka

Reviewed 2 February 2015

we arrived at the restaurant it was clean and warm. The waiter was friendly, made us feel welcome and knew what was on the menu, by that I mean he did't have to run off to the Chef. the food arrived it was presented well,...More

Thank Kevin L
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

Lovely to read you review of us. I am glad you enjoyed yourselves. Many thanks! Jirka

Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

We took a detour through loughrea to eat at taste matters after seeing the reviews for it. So worth it. We booked in advance due to its high rating on TA. The number 1 restaurant in loughrea it is and well deserved too! We ate...More

Thank KatieKairns
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review and for appreciating of what we are doing! I hope you'll pay us another visit when around. All the best! Jirka

Reviewed 21 January 2015

Had lunch with 3 of my sisters. We were so well looked after by front of house manager, Jirka. We had lunch booked in advance with request for a candle in the dessert of my sister celebrating her birthday. This was done to perfection with...More

1  Thank Jean O
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you, thank you! :) I look forward to seeing you again soon. Jirka

Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

Myself and my partner randomly decided to try this restaurant to get out of the city for a evening two Tuesdays ago. Galway's quality restaurants stretch well beyond the city. The food was delicious I ordered the steak it was to my liking cooked to...More

3  Thank Dannyb765
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

It's always such a pleasure to hear people travel to try us out. I am glad you were happy with your dinner with us and I look forward to serving you again in future. All the best. Jirka

Reviewed 3 January 2015

Couldn't say enough good things about Taste Matters. The food, ambience, quality and service are fantastic. Would highly recommend it. Any time we go, the standard never fails to impress.

2  Thank aliceforde
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! See you again. J.

Reviewed 1 January 2015

Dined here on NYE evening with my wife. We were recomended by friends & having checked TA we were happy to drive the 57k to experience "Taste Matters" Overall we enjoyed our meal....but is it as good as all the TA reviews suggest! -in our...More

Thank steveAthlone_Ireland
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

It's a disappointing reading, but I do appreciate your feedback. All of our team feel your review is a bit harsh. Perhaps your expectations of us were different to what we do. As per our description here on Tripadvisor, we are a casual bistro-style restaurant....More

Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

Went based on tripadvisor reviews and weren't disappointed. Lovely touches everywhere. Couldn't fault the food. Could do with a little work in terms of jazzing up the decor but was a really lovely dining experience overall.More

Thank Sbruder23
Jirka H, Owner at Taste Matters, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice words and also for your feedback on the decor. We do our best and we're quite happy with what we have done with the tiny space we have (originally an office space) we have. However we are two men and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$27
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
Casual restaurant with interesting delicious food & genuine hospitality.