New food offering in Massimo Gastropub

The original gastropub in the West End of Galway, Massimo, has introduced enticing, bang up-to-date, daily and weekend brunch menus, designed by new head chef Andrew O’Halloran.

The new daily and weekend brunch menus at the newly branded Massimo Gastropub offer an appetising mix of fresh, contemporary, takes on classics and exciting global influenced dishes. O’Halloran's chefing career has taken him to many far-flung parts of the world, including to southern Africa where he oversaw the opening of two gastropubs and a tapas restaurant, and this influence and knowledge is clear in his style of food at Massimo Gastropub.

Andrew O’Halloran said: “My work as a chef has taken me all over the world, from Switzerland and Australia to Malawi and Zambia. My style of food is a blend of traditional gastropub classics with some African, Asian, and South American influences throughout the menu. I’m now happy to bring all of this experience to Massimo Gastropub.”

On the daily menu you can expect Mexican-inspired tacos in pork belly, sliced beef, crispy cod, and vegetarian bean combinations that come with guacamole, chunky salsa, sour cream, and Mexican red rice. More of the mains have global influences and are flavour-packed, too, such as Indian butter chicken with coconut rice, and Moroccan lamb tagine with lemon and almond couscous.

Also on the daily menu you can expect equally satisfying classic dishes like burgers on a handcrafted bun with fries and salad in lamb and feta, buttermilk fried chicken, halloumi, and beef combinations.

The Saturday and Sunday brunch menu, served between noon and 3pm, has choices that aim to please everyone such as vanilla pancakes with maple syrup, fresh berries, and bacon; eggs Benedict; wild mushrooms on toasted sourdough; five bean chilli stew with potato cakes and poached eggs; and, of course, the full Irish, with plenty of optional extras.

Simon Heaslip of Massimo Gastropub said: “Massimo is delighted to welcome Andrew to the team and we look forward to offering our customers top-quality gastropub food. The food perfectly complements the other aspects of Massimo such as various large screens throughout the bar for our sports fans as well as late night DJs at the weekend, and our private rooms catering for parties of all sizes. Andrew’s menus has something for everyone.”

Massimo Gastropub, which underwent a major revamp only last year, is a comfortable and contemporary casual dining space and late bar, with an excellent selection of craft beers, wines, cocktails, and high-end gins and whiskeys, too, which can be enjoyed together with food indoors or in the beer garden.

The daily menu is available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 4pm to 9pm; Friday and Saturday, 12 noon till 10pm; and Sunday, 12 noon till 9pm. The brunch menu is available on Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon till 3pm. Massimo Gastropub and late bar is located at 10 William Street West, Galway. You can reserve a table by phoning 091 582 239 or emailing [email protected]. You can stay up to date with Massimo Gastropub and late bar on Facebook @MassimoGalway.

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