Galway’s cafes, restaurants and gastro pubs are reopening, being reimagined and ready to welcome people back. Dine in Galway is an initiative which aims to highlight the amazing food you can enjoy in one of Ireland’s most vibrant food destinations, where there is a ‘Plate for Everyone’. As a city with a huge diversity of people, cultures and flavours, Galway food passion is the driver for the return of the local economy on the west coast.

Galway has a long tradition of using close-to-hand ingredients from the land and the sea in creating food. Fresh seafood and shellfish, sustainably caught in the roaring Atlantic Sea. Vibrant vegetables and roots plucked from the mineral-rich soil of the West of Ireland. Mouth-watering meats and poultry that are reared with respect and care.

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But Galway’s food heritage has grown and adapted, transforming the city into a melting pot of contemporary cuisine from all over the globe. You can experience the tastes of the world here; starting with our own locally grown produce available from the Galway Market each weekend, Chinese Street Food from Xi’an Street Food, authentic Italian pizza from The Dough Bros, Middle-Eastern falafel from The Gourmet Offensive, Spanish tapas from Cava, contemporary brunch from Dela or hearty, rustic Bistro food from The Kings Head. And that is only the beginning of what is on offer in Galway. With so many top-quality restaurants all situated within strolling distance of the city centre you will be spoiled for choice. Galway is also home to a host of comfortable and relaxing hotels and hostels, making it the ideal staycation destination for any food lover.

And despite this ‘new normal’, local business owners are very much on board to welcome customers through the doors again.

‘We are reopening in early July and we are really looking forward to getting back and reconnecting with our community, staff and customers alike. We’re rested, refreshed, and with renewed focus and ready to re enter this new changed landscape.” said Sinead Meacle and Enda McEnvoy, Owners of Loam.

Kevin Nugent of Tribe Hospitality Group commented “Salthill in summer means one thing, people coming together to enjoy one of the most iconic seaside town in the country. This year that has all changed. We are all ready now to reopen and to welcome our customers back in an adapted way, but nonetheless with the same values as always. To bring great food, a shared experience and to create memories.”

Eimear Killian of Brasserie on the Corner explains why Galway’s food culture is so strong, “A melting pot of cultures and flavours, Galway’s food community always ensures that there’s a plate for everyone. After years of working to make it one of the food capitals of the world, we are looking to our local communities and people throughout Ireland to shop and support local and make their holiday this year in Galway.

So, if you are planning the perfect Galway trip, don’t forget to check out some of the finest food spots the city has to offer by following Dine in Galway at https://dineingalway.ie/. Get social across Facebook and Instagram @DineinGalway

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