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The Pier Head

The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
+353 91 638 188
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (73 reviews)
“seafood” (55 reviews)
“mussels” (47 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a decent dinner here. I had a lamb dish that was really good. My partner had prawns which he thought were ok, but nothing special. Unfortunately that night the service was super slow. It was a decent enough place, but I wouldn't go...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Katherine A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible setting, friendly staff, we ate in the bar as the restaurant was closed for lunch, the chowder was beautiful as were the kids meals, the cold seafood platter was very disappointing for the price though.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SecretbeautyCo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to celebrate daughter in-law birthday. Food was lovely and pleasant staff. Hats off to the band who were brilliant. Caramel Dempsey. And thanks to the locals for making us so welcoming. Needles to say we were there till 1 in the morning. Would...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Christine M
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Ate here recently on a Sunday evening as it seemed quite busy and had i had read good reviews. The mussels were Devine, a huge portion and were really tasty. However the main courses were insanely overpriced and all side orders (potatoes, vegetables) had to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank advisor13222
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We stayed at a B&B near here while visiting Ireland. There was parking along the street and there seemed to be ample spaces near the restaurant. The inside was very nice and we were seated immediately, at a table along the outside wall with very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MT1
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We ate dinner here the evening before named storm Calum was supposed to hit and bring flooding to Kinvara. You would never have known there was a storm approaching from the service we received--calm, unhurried but efficient, and friendly. We had wonderful meals here and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NotatHome014
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Food was very good and the view was amazing, the steak and seafood was above expectations and the service was great.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank _keeghan_morrison15
Reviewed October 9, 2018

The Pier Head is located on the picturesque harbor in Kinvara! We stopped in for a bite to eat (try the delicious seafood chowder) and sat and gazed out the window! Afterwards was a stroll around Kinvara harbor on a lovely soft Irish day!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank trlarkin
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Recently we enjoyed early, relaxed dinner here. Seafood chowder, crab and cod - all very tasty, accompanied by NZ sauvignon blanc. Had a nice table by the window. Recommend

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 27waiuku
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We held a wedding reception in their upper floor area. The food was wonderful, the view beautiful and the service was above our expectations.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WAStateTraveler
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April 13, 2017|
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Response from Ally D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Worth calling them first.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Kinvara
  • Phone Number: +353 91 638 188
  • E-mail
Located on the quay in the village of Kinvara, breath taking views overlooking the bay and Dunguaire Castle. We cater for all tastes. Daily lunch menu served from 12, a la carte from 5. Large upstairs room overlooking bay can be used for private parties.
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