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The Pier Head

The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
+353 91 638 188
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (51 reviews)
“steak” (65 reviews)
“mussels” (42 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday evening with the family. Place was very quiet but it was between lunch and dinner times. Service was a bit amateurish, young guy but his heart was in the right place, just not 100% what to do. Food was lovely, this...More

Thank Hackers123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met here with group of friends last weekend. Fantastic atmosphere, service and food. Really enjoyed and will be back again soon

Thank foodie9936
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live locally and frequent this establishment. It's nice for a bowl of chowder after a winter's walk. Yesterday we were confronted by an aggressive waitress who seemed to be on a power trip of sorts over seating and tables. The steamed mussels I ordered...More

1  Thank Deirdre C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had fillet steak, order medium unfortunatrly got m.w., presentation on 0 steak covered with pepper sc and thats it. One side dish including price only / 24,90€ Waiter very distant. Maybe they all had bad day including kitchen.

Thank Pavol I
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I've eaten I. Yet Pier Head many times over the years whilst visiting Clare and Galway and have always been impressed. It seems to get better and better. It can be busy at weekends, especially during the summer and it's probably best to book at...More

1  Thank adenkelly
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

My family and I had evening dinner in the Pier Head on Christmas Eve. We throughly enjoyed the food , the steaks as usual were excellent and they were served with freshly cooked veg and potatoes. Our kids loved what they ordered. Many thanks to...More

Thank shaniecorcoran
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Visited in late October had chowder to start was just ok my friend had duck starter wasn’t impressed at all. I had duck for mains absolutely terrible she had trio of fish couldn’t eat it. Service was terrible when I complained to staff member he...More

2  Thank Cathal M
Reviewed 1 December 2017

We stopped in here on a rainy day for lunch. I took a chance on the steak (a break from seafood and fish/chips) and was pleasantly surprised; it was perfectly cooked and delicious. The seafood sandwich special of the day was also terrific as were...More

Thank CaptnGphs
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Just left very very disappointed. Very poor food and service😡mentioned to waitress 15 mins after meal was served (because no one came to us or on restaurant floor to mention to)that our duck was very dry, her reply was that's how the chef serves it,...More

2  Thank Jannette W
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Classic roast beef and mash Sunday dinner on the waterfront. Just wonderful little restaurant in this quaint little village. Great food, great service, great price. What’s not to like.

Thank Mike R
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David M
13 April 2017|
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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
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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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