Make November nights special with Caprice!

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

As the rain continues to hammer down and the evenings become shorter and colder, why not make a visit to Caprice Café to brighten up the November gloom.

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Sundays on Sandy Road

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

The Maldron Hotel on Sandy Road is a modern building on the the fringes of the city, a landmark with its glazed exterior and its location opposite The Menlo Park Hotel in an area not lacking in hotels. The glass front points you towards the Headford Road, and inside, the high-vaulted reception space combines international airport chic and modern design which has been nicely updated since opening over a decade ago. Set back from the busy road that encircles the city, it also has the advantage of being just minutes from the centre of town with free underground parking. The grey and gold decor runs throughout and recent improvements keep the look low key and elegant.

Attentive service starts at the front desk and you are directed to the Grain & Grill bar and restaurant area to one side, a darker, more cosy, space in contrast. The bar is always buzzing at the weekend, it is a popular lunch spot for people working locally. The new coffee dock makes good use of the space, and the computer hub is a welcome addition for a hotel aiming to attract business clientele. The restaurant is quieter and more conducive to a relaxed meal. It is popular with families and there are usually a few couples with young children in tow, and you always seem to bump into a few colourful locals. The menu reflects the Sunday clientele, compact but well-judged featuring a traditional Sunday roast or two with other favourites on offer. It represents good value and is also served in the bar area.

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Fáilte Ireland launches Taste of Place training programme for chefs

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Renowned chef Jess Murphy has teamed up with Fáilte Ireland to call on chefs across the country to participate in a Taste of Place training programme.

Fáilte Ireland has identified a growing trend, at home and internationally, of tourists seeking out locally sourced dishes and the stories behind them. The Taste of Place training programme is designed to help chefs and culinary teams tap into this trend by providing stand-out local and seasonal cuisine to tourists.

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A taste of the Wild Atlantic Way at The Claddagh Restaurant

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

For those who love adventurous cooking experiences, it is time to mark Saturday October 19 in the diary as Michelin star chef Dammika Sarath hosts along with head chef, Ravi, a two-hour tasting experience in The Claddagh Restaurant from 7pm.

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Papa'z Bistro - Food Review with Ann Maire Carroll.

Wed, Oct 09, 2019

Middle Street would have been considered for many years a culinary no-go zone. In fact it was safe to say that the best thing about it as far as food was concerned, aside from the late lamented Da Tang Noodle House, was the short cut into the back door of the King's Head.

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Connemara to host inaugural Heritage and Scallop Festival this weekend

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

The inaugural Heritage and Scallop Festival is taking place in a number of coastal locations throughout the Connemara Gaeltacht over the weekend of October 4, 5, and 6. The festival was recently launched by chef, restaurateur, and author JP McMahon who praised the voluntary committee for taking the initiative.

“This festival is a great example of collaboration and co-operation and is the start of a great journey," he said. "The Galway Gaeltacht is already a wonderful place to explore our heritage and culture, and now the local ingredients and food are being brought centre stage as well."

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Watch out for the Movie Munchies

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

Many studies have shown the link between watching television and gaining weight, but recent research has shown that the amount we eat and snack on can change depending on what we are watching.

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The Galway Appetiser

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

Middle Street would have been considered for many years a culinary no-go zone. In fact it was safe to say that the best thing about it as far as food was concerned, aside from the late lamented Da Tang Noodle House, was the short cut into the back door of the King's Head.

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Savour a nutritional herb and cheese omelette

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

When it comes to creating meals that are quick, tasty, and nutritious, eggs are hard to beat. Packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals, there are many ways to cook and enjoy this versatile ingredient without spending hours in the kitchen.

With World Egg Day on Friday, October 11, Bord Bia is encouraging everyone to ‘crack on’ and try some of its new recipes featuring Bord Bia Quality Mark eggs, quick to prepare post-workout and full of sustenance for busy workday lunches.

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Treat yourself at Fat Freddy's

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

Fat Freddy's is now approaching its fifth decade in existence on Quay Street. Over the years it has evolved into one of Galway’s leading restaurants. It is known for its quality and variety of food and reasonable prices.

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Fifth Decade For FAT FREDDY'S!!

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

FAT FREDDY'S is now approaching its fifth decade in existence on Quay Street. During the years it has evolved into one of Galway’s leading restaurants. It is known for its quality and variety of food and reasonable prices. We have a wide choice for vegans.

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The Clayton Hotel Galway

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

They say an army marches on its stomach and that is very much the case at The Clayton Galway. It has something of a reputation for being a business hotel, but there is much more to it than that. Located just off the M6 motorway, on the edge of Galway city, 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.

With an experienced team of instructors, The Clayton leisure club is available to hotel guests, the compact fitness suite offers state-of-the-art equipment which caters for both the seasoned and leisurely gym user. You can enjoy a swim in the 20 metre pool which has an all-around depth of 1.2 metres, popular with families who are residents of the hotel. It is a very popular wedding venue — the team pride themselves on having the perfect offering to suit anything from a small intimate gathering to a large traditional wedding. Free parking, free WiFi, fast, friendly service, and a tempting reasonably priced menu means the Enclosure Bistro has increasingly become the choice for those living and woking locally.

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Migration is key theme for this year's Food On The Edge

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Migration — how food travels and how this journey affects people's perception of food — is the main theme for this year's Food on the Edge, taking place on October 21 and 22.

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Papa'z got a brand new bag

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

If you have not already discovered Papa'z Bistro, now there is yet another reason to check out this popular restaurant — table bingo is taking place at Papa'z every Friday until the end of October, offering diners the chance to win their meal for free.

Open seven days a week, from 12 noon to 9.30pm, the restaurant has fitted in seamlessly to Galway's food community and is fast becoming a hot spot for those who love casual, fun, dining with first class food. Table bingo, the latest addition to the Papa'z calendar, takes place from 12.30pm to 1.45pm on Fridays, and one table will win their meal for free. Second prize is free desserts, with a free coffee as third prize, and each table as a 7/1 chance of being a winner.

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Rugby World Cup at The Skeff

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

The Skeff Late Bar & Kitchen welcomes the people of Galway to join us for one of the world’s greatest sporting events. Soak in the atmosphere in the heart of Galway as the Boys in Green go toe-to-toe with the giants of World Rugby. The atmosphere is sure to be electric and The Skeff provides the ideal central location for rugby fans to be right in the thick of the action. Running from September to the end of October, this is sure to be the highlight of the sports calendar. The bar will be open early from 8 am daily to accommodate for early kick-offs, ensuring you don’t miss the action.

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Christmas Parties at The Galmont

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Making your Christmas Party a night to remember requires the perfect balance of quality service and a glamorous setting - which is why you’ve come to the right place. From perfectly chilled bubbles and scrumptious canapés, to exquisite, locally sourced food and the perfect venue, we ensure each and every guest feels like a VIP, from start to finish. Stylish, sophisticated and with plenty of sparkle,

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Cooke by name, cook by nature

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

The luxury four-star Hotel Meyrick has announced the appointment of Ultan Cooke to the role of head chef. With a background of Michellin star dining and high end brasserie, Ultan Cooke hails from Galway and studied at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He started his culinary training in Galway. He later moved to London where he worked for John Torode's Smiths of Smithfield, rising to head chef. He worked at Aniar in the period 2013-2015 where he was awarded a Michelin star.

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Anton's — standing the test of time

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

For me, it all started with a tuna sandwich. There was a time (pre-mortgage and pre-children) that I lived just round the corner from Anton's and was as comfortable there as in my own dining room. Anton's has been deservedly rewarded with many years of success on Father Griffin Road. Simple food and excellent value for money explains why it has so many regular customers, and has been part of the neighbourhood's life for so long. It is a mighty achievement for a modestly sized restaurant that is always busy and bustling. This little cafe is big on taste. The formula is simple and has stood the test of time, unpretentious and uncomplicated cooking that has charmed customers year after year.

The café has a pretty outdoor seating section, while inside the walls are painted in restful colours and often hung with local artists' exhibitions — a lovely space with character and energy. You will find a blend of bohemian types, students, and suited and booted business people. It has long been a Galway favourite for a healthy breakfast of scrambled eggs, buttermilk pancakes, or granola with yoghurt. The emphasis is on fuelling up rather than frying up. It is very popular also for a mid-morning catch up over coffee and cake with scones, muffins, and indulgent homemade desserts made fresh daily.

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Cong Food Festival to celebrate Irish hill lamb this weekend

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Because of the diversity in tastes that exists among people in Ireland Cong Food Festival, taking place this weekend, has decided to explore and unearth the different tastes and flavours that Irish hill lamb has to offer. From the Comeragh mountains in Munster to the hills of herbs in Connemara, or the rambling rich grass of the Wicklow hills, and the open landscapes of Tyrone in Ulster, lamb has many variations of taste.

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All in a flap

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

Now that the dust is settling from all that back-to-school excitement, the reality sets in. Every year it's the same old story — we start off with enthusiasm only to be left defeated by day three when what was lovingly packed earlier comes home intact again. If back to school wasn't bad enough with sorting uniforms, books, the dreaded gum shields, we also have to make sure they have a lunchbox filled with food they will actually eat that will keep them going until they get home. Before you reach for the old reliable 'hang sangwidge' and 'cheese strings', here's a suggestion that might make this morning chore a little easier.

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