We all know that a fantastic lunch can turn your day right around, but where is the best spot in Galway to get a good midday meal?
The Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway have just completed an €8.7 million refurbishment with an additional 61 bedrooms, a new meeting area and a complete renovation of the bar and restaurant. The newly branded Grain & Grill Bar and Restaurant is modern and contemporary making it the ideal place to stop in and grab a bite to eat. Lunch is served from 12.30pm daily where all food is made to order. The lunch menu consists of a wide variety of items that will be sure to satisfy all levels of hunger. Choose from a tasty sandwich or wrap, a hearty main meal or the special roast of the day. Orders can be placed prior to arrival at the hotel if you are short on time for your lunch break.
The big sister of 37 West Cafe in Newcastle, 56 Central Restaurant can cater for up to 130 people on Galway’s Shop Street. Climb the stairs and you will be blown away by the unique and spacious decor along with the super-friendly buzz that 56 Central has created. The home of great burgers, fish and chips, roasts dinners, sexy salads and super sandwiches, and of course exceptional coffee and cake, there’s something for everyone in 56 Central. Children and families are well looked after with kids menus and colouring books, while the adults can sit and watch the world go by in peace with a glass of wine. 56 Central also caters for hen parties, birthdays and Christmas parties with private dining available. With the Guinness tap flowing and a wine vault filled with wine and bubbles, you are guaranteed a great party in the heart of the city.
Known for its delicious dishes and award-winning organic coffee, Caprice Café has become a firm favourite for locals and visitors of the city. Having recently celebrated their second birthday, owner Vicky Casey continues to deliver exceptional food in the chic and relaxing surroundings of Church Lane. The picture perfect, Instagram-worthy interior is bright and spacious and extremely inviting. With Aran Island goat’s cheese salad, chickpea and quinoa burger and spicy buffalo chicken wings, there is so much choice on their impressive day menu. To mark the occasion, Caprice will be hosting a special event in association with Willow Boutique to help raise funds for Rosabel’s Rooms in the coming months.
Revive Café on Eyre Street has been one of the most popular Galway cafes since it opened it doors back in 2001. A well-known spot to rendezvous in town, the welcoming and spacious interior is filled with smells of fresh baking and Italian coffee. They also have a 40 seater outdoor patio which is a gem of a place for lunch on a sunny day. The culinary team at Revive slow cook and roast the meats for all of their hot daily specials, gourmet sandwiches, wraps, paninis and salads, and make all of their chutneys, relishes and salad dressings in-house. They also serve a number of gluten-free options and dairy-free soups every day. Their baker starts at 6.30am each morning so you are guaranteed that their famous brownies, rocky roads, cookies and cakes are all fresh from the oven.