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The Hungry Bookworm

Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 870 585
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (21 reviews)
“falafel” (15 reviews)
“mezze plate” (7 reviews)
10:30 AM - 3:30 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 263 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Eaten here a few times, friendly staff but always seem to not have something on menu! They had no fizzy drinks the last time I was there and the time before had very few desserts. Gorgeous decor and ambiance, very relaxing and could easily pass...More

Thank mcgrub
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for dinner with friends. The food was just unbelievably delicious. I would highly recommend The Hungry Bookworm for its food, relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff 10/10

Thank Ee D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to a lot of restaurants and none has ever amazed me time and time again like The Hungry Bookworm. Every time you go in, you are greeted with a smile and tended to in comfort. The menu is always really creative and diverse,...More

1  Thank Eoghan R
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a relaxed healthy lunch on our way to Galway and this was perfect! It’s a bit off the highway but worth the visit. The town is also very cute. We have a 2 month old baby and they...More

1  Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Just finished lunch with family and friends at the hungry bookworm that left none of our group of 9 wanting. Food was fantastic. Thanks you Angela

Thank brian h
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We stopped off here after attending a wedding nearby, we had been once before and came back specifically for the amazing food! We were a pretty mixed group of omnivores, vegetarians, vegans and even a gluten free vegan, but we all received absolutely delicious food...More

Thank Jesspeach5
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped at 'The Hungry Bookworm' with friends because of the TripAdvisor reviews. It certainly didn't disappoint. We seemed to arrive there close to opening time because it seemed a little chaotic, which kind of added to the charm, to be honest. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, incredibly...More

Thank Richie H
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Visited here on the recommendation of a friend and it truly exceeded our expectations. If ever passing through the town, its a perfect spot for cosy lunch. Special thanks to Angie (Chef & Proprietor) for looking after us, such a kind lady and her passion...More

Thank Emily R
Reviewed 14 October 2017

What a lovely surprise to find this coffee shop, full of character and charm and friendly staff. Food adventurous and menu interesting. Great find.

Thank roisin7
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Just had lunch in the Hungry Bookworm, the food was fabulous and served with a smile. Brilliant athmosphere and great value for money, I would highly recommend it for both lunch and a night out.

Thank _mair3ad
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Loughrea
  • Phone Number: +353 91 870 585
  • E-mail
The Hungry Bookworm is a cool place to chill with a book and a glass of wine, or enjoy good company in our great atmosphere. Choose from a variety of delicacies on our very reasonable menu ranging from Spanish tapas to our chef's own variations on classic dishes from around the world. Our highly trained baristas will also be happy to make you any gourmet coffee or tea you feel in the mood for. So pop in, read a book and relax in the warm comfort of The Hungry Bookworm.
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