Christmas lunch filled with festive flavour at Hotel Meyrick

Thu, Nov 23, 2017

The luxury four star Hotel Meyrick is a magical winter wonderland each December with the Christmas festival directly outside on Eyre Square and the elegant façade beautifully lit for the season.

Guests are welcomed to Hotel Meyrick with seasonal scents and sights, twinkling with festive delight. The bustling Gaslight Bar & Brasserie on the ground floor is the perfect place to enjoy the party season. The atmosphere is second to none and sash windows offer clear views of the Christmas market and Ferris wheel on Eyre Square. Walking through the doors of the hotel, guests see the beautifully adorned Christmas trees and a gingerbread house display which is synonymous with the Meyrick at Christmas time. It truly is the home of Christmas in Galway each year.

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New Mocha Beans Newcastle cafe opens to mark 20th year!

Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Two decades on for Mocha Beans as the café, roastery and Galway favourite turns twenty

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Get started on Christmas dinner with Heaney Meats

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

With Christmas just around the corner what better way to prepare than to start paying for your Christmas dinner now.

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Christmas entertaining

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

As the Christmas holiday season approaches, we often have guests calling to visit and it can be hard to think of healthy recipe alternatives to offer. Mince pies are always a crowd pleaser but the store-bought options generally come loaded with butter, sugar, and fat. Preparing your own healthier alternative is easier to do than you may think. These gluten free mince pies store well in an air tight container too, meaning you will always be ready for unexpected guests to arrive.

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Discover authentic Italian cuisine this Christmas at Venice Restaurant

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Venice Italian Restaurant is settling into its new, larger, premises at No 11 Lower Abbeygate Street, and this popular eatery is expanding its menu and wine list to celebrate the move.

Venice has been a mainstay of Galway's dining scene since it opened in Lower Abbeygate Street in 2011. Such was the popularity of its Mediterranean cuisine that the restaurant ultimately found itself seeking a larger premises to cater for its growing fanbase. The team are now settled into the new, larger, restaurant, just up the street from where they started.

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Christmas is delicious with Cakes Devoured

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Cakes Devoured specialises in personally designed and handcrafted cakes for all occasions and corporate events.

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Christmas lunch filled with festive flavour at Hotel Meyrick

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

The luxury four star Hotel Meyrick is a magical winter wonderland each December with the Christmas market directly outside on Eyre Square and the elegant façade beautifully lit for the season. Guests are welcomed to Hotel Meyrick with seasonal scents and sights, twinkling with festive delight. The bustling Gaslight Bar & Brasserie on the ground floor is the perfect place to enjoy the party season. The atmosphere is second to none and sash windows offer incredible views of the Christmas Market and Ferris wheel on Eyre Square.

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Celebrate the season at 56 Central

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

56 Central is the ideal location for family gatherings this Christmas. This time of year is all about getting your close friends and family together to celebrate.

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Hats off to new afternoon tea at the g Hotel

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Long recognised as one of the best afternoon teas in Galway, the g Hotel has just introduced a new millinery inspired edition celebrating its design director and haute couture milliner Philip Treacy.

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Celebrate Christmas in style at Salt

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Tasked with rallying the troops and organising the annual Christmas bash? Then look no further than Salthill’s newest hot-spot and leave the organising to the professionals.

Salt Restaurant & Bar at 163 Upper Salthill opened its doors this summer to great acclaim. The stunning décor immediately attracted attention and the restaurant’s menus – both food and drink – ensured Salt quickly became a firm favourite with locals and visitors to the area.

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The Clayton Hotel, Galway

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

The Clayton Hotel Galway has a reputation for being a business hotel. Located just off the M6 motorway, it is easily accessible from Dublin, Cork, Limerick, or any other location around Ireland; it is 40 minutes from Shannon Airport, two hours from Dublin Airport, and 2.5 hours from Cork. It's a good location for those travelling for business, and who need to be on the outskirts of the city for a quick getaway. It is well supplied with conference and meeting rooms, and the leisure centre is the ideal place to relax and unwind after a busy day.

But this four star hotel has plenty more strings to its bow. You can enjoy a swim in the 20 metre swimming pool, a range of swimming classes, aqua aerobics classes, group swimming classes, and one-to-one swimming lessons for both adults and children are available throughout the year. You can relax afterwards in the peaceful ambience of the mixed Swedish style sauna and steam room. Recently the hotel has been making a name for itself as a popular wedding venue. The hotel prides itself on having the perfect offering to suit anything from a small intimate gathering to large traditional weddings.

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Rock on — Gort chef Aisling named winner of prestigious international title at European Young Chef awards

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Aisling Rock, a 21 year old culinary student from Gort, who represented the European Region of Gastronomy Galway at this year’s European Young Chef Awards in Barcelona was rewarded with the prestigious title of European Young Chef of the year this week.

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Lunch at The Ardilaun Bistro

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

In the last major chef shuffle in the west, The Ardilaun got a winning hand in securing Ultan Cooke as executive head chef. He has an impressive pedigree, after graduating from GMIT, Cooke moved to London to work in the renowned Savoy Grill, The Conservatory at the Lanesborough Hotel, as well as working with John Torode in his restaurants Smiths of Smithfield and The Luxe.

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AA rosette for Marina’s Grill at Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Marina’s Grill at Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway, has been awarded an AA rosette for 2017. The AA has been awarding rosettes annually since 1955 to hotels producing fine cuisine. The aim of the rosette scheme is to provide AA members, its guidebook readers, and the general public reliable information about where to eat, with rosettes awarded on a rising scale of 1 to 5.

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Chic new SALT café and restaurant opens on Galway’s east side

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

SALT @ The Glass Factory is a chic new café and restaurant on Galway’s east side. Located above the Galway Crystal factory store on the Old Dublin Road, the interior at SALT gives a nod to the elegance and luxury of the building’s heritage.

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Another treat for Galway with third Papa Rich

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Ireland has gone street food crazy with plenty of quality operations in food trucks and stalls in the most unlikely places such as industrial estates and business parks as well as markets and events. From farmers looking for a new market for their produce to budding chefs and restaurateurs squeezed out by high rents, there are talented people involved and the food they offer is going down a treat. Standards are more than a match for the best permanent restaurants and the best of them soon graduate to bricks and mortar premises of their own with the advantage of a ready built following, so it looks as if this trend is here to stay.

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Halloween fancy dress dinner party at SALT

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

SALT Restaurant and Bar has become the new hot spot in Galway, having quickly established a reputation for fine food, creative cocktails, and enchanting entertainment. This month, the team at SALT will be celebrating Halloween in style with a fancy dress dinner party on bank holiday Sunday night, October 29, and it looks set to be an event you definitely will not want to miss.

Located at 163 Upper Salthill, SALT Restaurant and Bar brings a stylish and Bohemian feel to one of Ireland’s most popular coastal destinations. Abstract art and plush Chesterfield sofas are married with succulent food offerings and a warm and inviting ambience. The synergy between the art deco interior, contrasting industrial light fixtures, and petrol blue velvet high stools, works a treat. And, if you have not had a chance to experience SALT yet, the Halloween fancy dress dinner party presents the ideal opportunity.

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The Salthill Social, casual dining at its finest

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Opened in March by proprietors Spencer and Sandra Lacey, The Salthill Social is more than just another restaurant, it is part of the fabric of Salthill and wider Galway community.

The Laceys wanted an establishment that welcomed families, with their extra noise and paraphernalia, while offering nutritious meals, from a varied menu with a focus on socialising, and a community vibe.

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Private functions and festive cheer at John Keogh’s The Lockkeeper

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

John Keogh's The Lockkeeper was recently named as one of Ireland's best gastro pubs by Hospitality Ireland

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