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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” (70 reviews)
“seafood” (52 reviews)
“mussels” (44 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 581 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Had dessert here. Pavlova (hope this is spelled right), is a wonderful dessert. I didn’t know what I was ordering...thought it would be some kind of mixed fruit. I was extremely surprised when it came to table. Try it! It’s delicious and a generous portion....More

Thank 87arlenes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom and I stopped in and shared the chowder, fried Brie, and mussels. Everything was absolutely delicious! We couldn't decide what we liked the most. My mom grew up with fresh baked bread, and insisted that the brown bread was the best she had...More

Thank USCxc2007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I stopped off for a walk around Kinvara. We’d spotted this restaurant online so thought we might try it. We popped in at lunchtime and chose from their lunch menu. I had the cold seafood platter which was delicious & there was...More

Thank Penny D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Instead of dinner we ordered 5 appetizers and some drinks. We were super impressed with each dish and enjoyed the view from the table. Friendly service in a great location.

Thank Kaytgar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food and friendly efficient staff. A nicely decorated, clean restaurant with a wonderful view if the harbor.

Thank Marie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant on a friend's recommendation - the seafood chowder, I was told, was outstanding. All three of us ordered the chowder, which is served with brown bread, and ate outside to enjoy the view, sunshine, and people watching. Happy out! Their seafood chowder...More

Thank ladytez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good fish dishes and crab claws as starters. Quick service. Had to wait at the bar but good opportunity for a beer and look around. Animated atmosphere.

Thank DanaLuxembourg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and service, had a great dinner for our anniversary . Very well designed layout plenty of room to sit and view the harbour

Thank janettaylorburgess
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here for a bite to eat. I ordered the seafood platter, it was ok. I suppose it’s seasonal, although I had ordered one in a restaurant in mayo last week and it was far ahead of this, no great need to smother the...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Arrived for our 7.30pm booking to find a restaurant packed to the hilt - post Galway Races revellers. Our table wasn’t ready so we were happy to have a drink at the bar. I was very happy with the barman’s suggestion of a local gin....More

1  Thank Elspeth M
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David M
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
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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