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Wild garlic weekend at Rua and Café Rua

Wild garlic is a forager's delight and one of the best natural ingredients around at this time of year. Unlike the usual variety of garlic, the wild stuff is prized for its leaves rather than the bulb. The flowers are also edible, but are more often used raw in salads.

Artisan Restaurant welcomes two new appointments and launches new summer menu

Winner of the Best Restaurant in Galway at The Restaurant Association Best in Ireland Awards, Artisan has welcomed two new additions to its award-winning team and launched a delicious new summer menu. Newly-appointed head chef Mark Campbell has put together a superb offering of culinary options guaranteed to suit all palettes.

Artisan named best restaurant in Galway

Artisan Restaurant on Quay Street has been awarded the ‘Best Restaurant in Galway’ at the regional finals of the Santa Rita/Sunday Independent Life magazine Irish Restaurant Awards, which took place in Galway last week.


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Artisan Restaurant, Quay Street

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If you enjoy great food and have not yet discovered the treasures awaiting you at the relatively new Artisan Restaurant in Quay Street, then you have a real treat in store for yourself. It is located upstairs over Tigh Neachtain’s pub where Ard Bia was located before its move to the Spanish Arch. The restaurant is run by Matt Skeffington who does the job of maitre d’ in a pretty cool and efficient style. The kitchen is run by head chef Sylvain Gatay, and he has produced a menu which is quite wide ranging and with regional French flavours to many of the dishes on offer. The restaurant is not large so booking is recommended at weekends. The food is brilliant and the atmosphere perhaps could best be described as cool, lively, and happy.

Race stopover provides welcome boost to local business

The Volvo Ocean Race has delivered a much-needed boost to the local economy during its two-week Galway stopover.


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