The King's Head

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

The pub is now to Ireland what the bistro has long been to France, that is a place of reliable cooking to be found across the country. Just as the French bistro is likely to have a menu of frisée and lardon salad, some steak frites and an apple tart, so the Irish pub will offer a terrine or pate, a burger and something involving beetroot and goat's cheese to start. There will be a fish dish, probably pork belly and rib eye for mains, and a chocolate fondant, crème brûlée, and lemon tart to finish. This is all excellent. They are sturdy, trustworthy dishes, the Ronseal of restaurant food. Either they are executed well or they are not great. Either way pub food culture will always be marked by its ordinary, not its exceptional.

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Delicious fresh food made simple at Ballindooley Stores

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Freshly cooked food to take away for busy people on the go are among the deliciously simple food offerings at Ballindooley Stores, all freshly prepared in store by All Ireland silver award winning chef and local resident Orla Corcoran.

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For a quality meal, go to The Forge

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

What makes The Forge stand out is the care taken with sourcing local suppliers, and the cooking is reliably good

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Summer dining in Restaurant gigi’s at the g Hotel

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Restaurant gigi’s is more than just a hotel dining room. It is one of the top restaurants in Galway and richly deserves its two AA rosettes for culinary excellence.

It is the perfect choice for eating out with friends, celebration special occasions, or entertaining corporate clients this summer.

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Lakeland Dairies to supply Supermac’s with ice cream

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

What makes Supermac’s ice cream taste so good?

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Monaghan Bros — quality service and furniture for the hospitality industry

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Monaghan Bros are leading specialists in the manufacture and supply of standard and customised contract furniture to the hospitality industry throughout the country.

Their furniture is sold direct to the hospitality industry at home and to markets overseas such as UK, Europe, USA, Japan and Australia. In the Monaghan Bros Company, there are four brothers who commenced business in 1987.

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Two years, multiple award wins, and thousands of happy customers; Happy Birthday John Keoghs

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

In just two years, multiple national awards, and a core local customer base have combined to make John Keoghs – The Lock Keeper, one of Ireland's best loved gastro pubs and social get together destinations.

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Celebrating the sea with Seafood Sensations at Restaurant gigi’s

Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Galway’s g Hotel & Spa is hosting a Seafood Sensations Dinner on Thursday June 28 in the award-winning Restaurant gigi’s. Guests will savour an enticing five courses (including non-seafood items for land lovers), expertly paired with wines bursting with summer for €60 per person.

This very special dinner will welcome French wine-making brothers Pierre Germain of Château de la Roulerie and Thierry Germain of Domaine des Roches Neuves to Galway. Their Loire Valley wines are renowned for flavour and excellence and their Gallic charm will enchant guests.

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Top quality hospitality furniture from Monaghan Bros

Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Monaghan Bros is a leading specialist in the manufacture and supply of standard and customised contract furniture to the hospitality industry throughout the country. Its furniture is sold direct to the hospitality industry at home and to markets overseas such as UK, Europe, USA, Japan, and Australia.

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Flavours at Flannery’s

Thu, May 31, 2018

In Galway, most of the hotels can be divided into two types. The first kind have been built in recent years as result of the economic boom, largely run by professional management companies whose brief is to merely keep the business afloat and get 'heads in beds'. Flannery's is the other sort of Galway hotel — part of the landscape and the fabric of life in the city east area, providing employment and welcoming guests from Ireland and many parts of the world since it first opened in 1969.

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Indulge in traditional afternoon tea this summer at Hotel Meyrick

Thu, May 31, 2018

Hotel Meyrick, long recognised as the home of the perfect afternoon tea in Galway city, has introduced a new traditional afternoon tea menu for the summer months.

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Osteria Italiana Da Simone — an authentic slice of Italy

Thu, May 17, 2018

From the bright lights of Milan to the small, charming, streets of Galway, Simone has delighted the palates of food lovers wherever he has crafted his dishes.

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Classic dining restaurant and wine bar AJLA opens in Clarinbridge

Thu, May 17, 2018

AJLA is now open at The Bridge Centre, Clarinbridge. This classic dining restaurant offers exciting brunch and lunch menus showcasing the very best of locally sourced produce.

AJLA is a new venture by the team behind PoppySeed Gourmet Cafés. AJLA combines casual and elegant dining. Enjoy evening dinner, all-day brunch, or breakfast in the restaurant, or simply sit and relax at the wine bar and enjoy a pouring glass and mezze board.

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Galway restaurant awarded AA rosette and AA four star status in the same week

Thu, May 17, 2018

Dillisk on the Docks is celebrating its first birthday this week, and what better birthday present than being awarded its first AA rosette for culinary excellence. The excitement did not stop there as Harbour Hotel Galway, where Dillisk on the Docks is located, also received four-star status.

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Knorr’s Great Carvery Competition open for entries

Thu, May 17, 2018

Ireland has become known as a food destination with customers seeking out high quality food and experience.

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The Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea - The House Hotel Galway

Tue, May 08, 2018

All eyes will be on HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday, 19th May as the Royal Wedding takes place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Expected to be one of the largest events for Windsor Castle, here in The House we are just as excited.

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Get cooking at the N17 Superstore this Saturday

Thu, May 03, 2018

N17 Superstore at Briarhill Business Park will host a delicious cooking demonstration this weekend, so be sure to pop in for some great ideas for summer eats.

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Brunch at Salthill’s Ground & Co

Thu, May 03, 2018

There was a time when The Spanish Arch was a car park and there was nothing much on Middle Street except the Augi. That was when BT was still Moon's and Nora Barnacle's house was just another house, before Westside was called Westside and there was nothing Latin about the Latin Quarter — that was the time Salthill was the undisputed centre of all nightlife in the west of Ireland. While those days are long gone, Salthill seems to be reinventing itself once more.

Salthill is as much a residential satellite suburb for the city as it is a traditional seaside resort. Facilities such as the aquarium, Leisureland, and the slot machine palaces entice tourists to spend their holiday money, while a favourite pastime for Galwegians and visitors alike is walking along the seaside promenade running from the edge of the city, Salthill's biggest asset. Local tradition dictates 'kicking the wall' across from the diving boards before turning back the way you came. There is plenty to enjoy in the area around the beach and prom, the summertime funfair, amusements, and playground. There are elegant old buildings amid the Celtic Tiger style apartments in this area that seem able to withstand whatever Mother Nature throws at them. In and around Salthill there have always been plenty of cosy pubs from where you can watch storms roll over the bay, but while Salthill has many good points, up until lately, a wide choice of places to eat was not one of them.

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Celebrate at the Gaslight Bar & Brasserie

Thu, May 03, 2018

Soak up the atmosphere of Galway at the Gaslight Bar & Brasserie. One of the city's most sought after party venues open seven days a week, the Gaslight is situated in the Hotel Meyrick with sweeping views over Eyre Square.

For nights out in the heart of Galway city, the Gaslight is an excellent choice for great tasting food, buzzing atmosphere, and a meticulously curated drinks list. Created by the resident mixologist in the Gaslight, the cocktail menu has recently been updated for the summer season. Featuring bespoke creations as well as twists on all-time favourites there is a cocktail for every mood and taste.

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The rise of the gourmet burger

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

According to many, the story of the hot dog begins in America in 1902 during a Giants baseball game at the New York Polo grounds. It centres on an English man called Harry Stevens who on that cold April day was losing money trying to sell ice cream and ice-cold sodas. He wanted something that could be eaten out of the hand and would stay warm, and decided that German dachshund sausages wrapped in long buns worked best. Stevens called them 'red hots'. An American cartoonist who could not spell dachshund renamed them 'hot dogs'.

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