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The Pier Head

The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
+353 91 638 188
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (54 reviews)
“seafood” (42 reviews)
“mussels” (42 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Quay, Kinvara, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

While traveling the backroads from the Cliffs of Moher to our hotel in Galway, we stopped for dinner at Pier Head, a quayside restaurant and pub in Kinvara with great views of Galway Bay. It’s very near to the picturesque Dunguaire Castle which is really...More

Thank SheldonHW
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The West coast is not generally a very dog friendly part of the world So this is great place to eat when it rains, (and boy does it rain) , and to be able take your dog along and you can sit outside under covers...More

Thank RichardSearle
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped off in kinvara on a warm summers day and discovered the Pier Head ,it was quiet busy at lunch with many sitting outside, our order was taken quickly, the staff were dutiful and helpful , the food arrived in reasonable time, it was perfect...More

Thank Martin N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had dinner with H and 2 kids on a July Tuesday evening. Service was over bearing at start as we were asked to order way too quickly and twice by 2 different waitresses. Felt very rushed and place was still half empty. It seemed like...More

3  Thank janette k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Initially went for a couple of drinks after a long day on the road. Staff were great and very attentive. Ended up staying on for dinner. The menu is great with plenty of options. Not expensive at all. Give it a try as only a...More

Thank Garry D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh Calamari and Magic Garlic Mushrooms peering out at The Pier with fantastic service from lovely waitresses, charming prompt and efficient.

Thank joecoughlan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two couples enjoyed a delightful meal here, with friendly, efficient service. The menu offers an excellent variety of choice and is genuine value for the quality of the food. The thick, juicy steak was perfectly cooked, the rack of lamb was delicious and the prawns...More

Thank AnntomDublin_Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steak & Mushrooms & onions.... delicious...whatever way you like it cooked. Excellent for seafood also, good atmosphere & views of bay from upstairs are class in the evenings..

Thank kevingal2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a three course meal as part of a group tour and had a fair degree of choice. My partner started with a fried brie and I ordered the squash/sweet potato soup. The brie was alright, not exceptional and the soup was disappointing in...More

1  Thank haifasharon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pier Head looks over Kinvara Bay and serves some of the freshest fish you'll ever eat! The sea bass and pan fried cod were light and tasty, perfectly prepared. The wine list was well rounded, and reasonably priced. Service was quick and flawless. The view...More

Thank Jeff M
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Nearby Attractions
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Kinvara Harbour
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David M
13 April 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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