7 Places To Dine in Galway This Valentine’s Day

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With the world opening back up, and many of us eager to celebrate with loved ones or have a romantic evening with someone special, there are endless foodie spots available in Galway to choose from. Here we have compiled a  scrumptious selection of some of our favourite spaces offering the most delectable dishes to suit everyone, all year round.
Dela @delarestraunt

Season permitting, Dela grows as much of their own produce as possible on their Moycullen farm. At peak growing season their greens & eggs have a ‘plot to plate’ time of  minutes. The menus are inspired by the Scandinavian style of eating with an Irish twist and you’ll find an extensive craft beer selection inside. It’s a wonderful place to enjoy high-quality food with those you love.

Re Nao @renaogalway

Newly owned restaurant Ré Nao located on the Spanish Arch serves delicious authentic cuisine from the Xi’an region in China. Offering an impressive menu this stylish space has a mixture of dishes to suit all tastes. They also have an extensive vegan menu which is sure to please plant-based eaters. Immerse yourself in Chinese culture and watch your food being skilfully prepared in their open plan show kitchen.

Kai @kai_galway

Kai is the Maori word for food and in 2011 they opened their door with a simple formula — high-quality produce, preferably organic or wild, sourced locally and cooked intelligently. What’s in season will be on your plate. Lunch walk-ins are allowed, and dinner reservations are essential and an absolute award-winning treat! This is a gorgeous spot to unwind, and eat lovingly prepared food with those you adore.

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Basilico  @basilicorestaurant_
Basilico Oranmore is the only Italian restaurant in Galway to win the prestigious “Eccellenze Italiane” award. This company protects all businesses that proclaim Italian authenticity so you know you will be experiencing original Italian cuisine. Fabiano Mulas and Paolo Sabatini are this Italian restaurant’s driving force and both believe whole-heartedly in using the best quality local ingredients and creating dishe with that true Mediterranean flavour. It is a gorgeous space for you and your loved ones to dine to your heart’s content!
Pullman Restaurant @pullmanrestaurantgalway

Have you ever dined on a vintage train? At Glenlo Abbey you can enjoy one of Ireland’s most unique dining experiences on the Pullman Restaurant which comprises two beautifully restored original carriages from the Orient Express. Enjoy the luxury and splendour of dining in true style, sit by the window seat and take in the spectacular views overlooking Glenlo Abbey Estate and Lough Corrib – all aboard! 

Il Vicolo @ilvicolo_galway

Situated in The Bridge Mills and nestled along the river, il Vicolo offers you a unique experience to enjoy the best Italy has to offer on the Wild Atlantic Way. With an impressive and 100% Italian wine list of over 75 wines spanning from the north tip of Alto Adige to the boot of Puglia and the island of Sicily and an impressive menu using the best Irish produce, you can relax and enjoy everything this gorgeous space has to offer. Plus, they have live Jazz every Sunday!

Ajla @ajla_restaurant

Situated in the beautiful and world-renowned oyster village of Clarinbridge, AJLA offers informal dining in an intimate and romantic setting. With distinctive menus that celebrate the best of Irish produce, each item is treated with care and respect to ensure an excellent dining experience. AJLA is a space where personality and quality meets flavour and the regularly changing menus celebrate the season’s finest offerings and bring something new to the table.

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