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Kirbys  - Kirby's, Galway, Galway

Kirby's

4.4
4.4
141 reviews
€30 and under
European
Kirby's offer a relaxed dining experience in modern surrounds. Savour the best of local produce cooked with a modern twist. An extensive wine list is available with and emphasis on New World wines. Assured of a warm and friendly welcome and value for money, Kirby's is the ideal venue for a night out with friends or when celebrating that special occasion.

Indoor & outdoor seating is available ( subject to the Irish weather )
Our booking platform accepts reservations up to 6 people, should you wish to make a booking for more people please email us with your enquiry on generalmanager@buskerbrownes.com .

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Fri–Sun 4:30 pm–7:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (091) 569 404
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 141 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Connacht

    Best Overall

  • Connacht

    Best Food

  • Connacht

    Best Ambience

  • Connacht

    Best Value

  • Connacht

    Great for brunch

  • Connacht

    Good for groups

  • Connacht

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Connacht

    Healthy

  • Connacht

    Lively

  • Connacht

    Most Booked

  • Galway City

    Best Overall

  • Galway City

    Best Food

  • Galway City

    Best Service

  • Galway City

    Best Ambience

  • Galway City

    Best Value

  • Galway City

    Good for groups

  • Galway City

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Galway City

    Healthy

  • Galway City

    Good for special occasions

  • Galway City

    Lively

  • Galway City

    Most Booked

141 Reviews
  1. JamesC

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service waitresses were nice, good food portions

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  2. KarinM

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent kind and attentive staff, lovely fresh food well cooked in cosy and beautiful surroundings. Would recommend and go again.

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  3. VivienneR

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best fish dish that I have had in a very long time I was really impressed with the food. A really lovely evening, would highly recommend Kirby's.

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  4. TerriO

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick and friendly service, we both had the sea bass then apple crumble for dessert. Absolutely mouth watering.

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  5. DCody

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely dinner on BH weekend. Staff was friendly and informative. Food was absolutely delicious especially the apple and rhubarb crumble.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The waitress was exceptional but even she could not excuse the long long wait for the food; the banging & crashing coming from the young bar staff ; & the fact every other table received their food quite some time before our table. To be fair we received a complimentary bottle of wine & the food was lovely once we got it but we were starving & it was a very long wait. A very nice experienced waitress let down by kitchen service & bar service.
    Kirby'sResponded on 1 February 2024
    Dear Guest Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate your understanding & your feedback on what was a challenging evening for us. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the food. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  7. MargueriteD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant, tasty food. Very pleasant staff. Would go again.
    Kirby'sResponded on 1 February 2024
    Hi Marguerite Many thanks for your kind review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to hosting you on another occasion. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  8. maureenb

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice food . Good buzz . Good service . Menu to suit all tastes in food . Enjoyed our meal there
    Kirby'sResponded on 1 February 2024
    Hi maureenb, Thank you for your review. We greatly appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  9. MichaelC

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely welcome and great service throughout. Food was lovely. Ambience great. We'll come again.
    Kirby'sResponded on 1 February 2024
    Hi MichaelC Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's & we look forward to hosting you on another occasion. Kind Regard The Kirby's Team

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was brilliant from the food to the service cannot recommend enough our server Aoife was 10/10 will definitely be coming back.
    Kirby'sResponded on 1 February 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for your very kind review. We look forward to hosting you on another occasion. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved our meal. Incredibly tasty, really well cooked. Brilliant service and reasonably priced. Well definitely be back
    Kirby'sResponded on 1 February 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We look forward to hosting you on another occasion. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  12. MarkW

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great atmosphere, great service & great value for money. Keep doing what yer doing 🙂👍
    Kirby'sResponded on 6 December 2023
    Hi MarkW, Many thanks for your very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's. We look forward to hosting you again. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  13. KenF

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were there on Sunday evening. Very few fellow diners. We found the place and staff to be somewhat sterile and not real friendly. The oysters were nothing special in this city known for oysters. The fish was prepared well.

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  14. Stella

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered the burger and chips. Food came out to us less than 5minutes later which tells me it was probably pre-cooked.Unfortunately it wasn't great for the price that was charged. The desert was nice.
    Kirby'sResponded on 6 December 2023
    Hi Stella, Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback. We have a super team in the Kitchen delivering fast & efficient service . Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  15. PamelaO

    Connacht

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked a table downstairs (we normally eat upstairs) and it was definitely a good idea - better service and much more lively. Staff were very efficient and service was excellent. My trio of fish from the specials menu was superb & the burger was also very good. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Kirby'sResponded on 17 October 2023
    Hi PamelaO Thank you for your very kind review & the recommendation. We look forward to hosting you on another occasion. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  16. GWal

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Varied menu - fish was delicious. Would revisit again
    Kirby'sResponded on 7 September 2023
    Hi GWal, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review which we have shared with our team. We look forward to hosting you on another occasion. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  17. AnthonyR

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were super friendly and did not seem to mind that we stayed a long time
    Kirby'sResponded on 7 September 2023
    Hi Anthony R, Many thanks for your review, we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  18. ShirleyS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food not a huge selection but nice menu and staff very nice
    Kirby'sResponded on 7 September 2023
    Hi ShirleyS Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  19. Marie

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very busy so glad we went early. Best burger ever
    Kirby'sResponded on 7 September 2023
    Hi Marie, Thank you Marie for your very kind review which we have shared with our team. We greatly appreciate your feedback & look forward to hosting you on another occasion. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely experience. Close to the action of the Latin quarter but not the crazyness. Food the best so far in Ireland after a week of average food experiences
    Kirby'sResponded on 23 August 2023
    Thank your for your very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's and we look forward to hosting you again. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  21. CJ2903

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were so helpful & patient! I was there with my partner & in-laws, who don't speak English. We were very well liked after & the food was amazing! Everyone was impressed!
    Kirby'sResponded on 23 August 2023
    Hi CJ2903 Many thanks for your very kind review. We greatly appreciate the feedback & look forward to hosting you again. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  22. MichaelG

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Second time here and both times it has been really cold. Staff and service just ok. Would not return.
    Kirby'sResponded on 23 August 2023
    Hi MichaelG, Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  23. Sarah

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely bar and restaurant in the Latin Quarter of Galway. Excellent food and service. Highly recommend.
    Kirby'sResponded on 23 August 2023
    Hi Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we greatly appreciate the feedback & the recommendation. We look forward to hosting you again. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  24. EloF

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was really good, couldn't fault it. Service was a little slow but staff were very nice
    Kirby'sResponded on 23 August 2023
    Hi EloF, Thank you for your review, we appreciate all feedback and look forward to hosting your again. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  25. LorraineS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice food good variety. Great service, I would definitely go again
    Kirby'sResponded on 23 August 2023
    Hi LorraineS, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's and we look forward to hosting you again. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the evening, friendly staff, beautiful food and cocktails 🍸 Will definitely be back
    Kirby'sResponded on 23 August 2023
    Thank you very much for your kind review which we have shared with our team. We look froward to hosting you again. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  27. MaureenC

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large group but made reservations by family. We had a great evening dinner and so appreciate the patience and accomodations of the staff ! The food was delicious and the cocktails were also. We highly recommend Kirby's for a lovely dinner and atmosphere !
    Kirby'sResponded on 2 August 2023
    Hi MaureenC, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's & we greatly appreciate the recommendation. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  28. Pamela

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening, great food and very attentive staff.
    Kirby'sResponded on 19 July 2023
    Hi Pamela, Many thanks for your very kind review. We greatly appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  29. KaytlynF

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We went to Kirby's on our first night in Galway. It was a lovely spot to eat. We were seated upstairs towards the back, the air con was on and was quite chilly. The service was amazing, I didn't get the name of the girl serving us but she was tall with blonde hair. Very pilote and constantly had a smile on her face. Thank you!

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  30. Doug

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service. Yes, I would recommend!

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  31. ClareM

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So the seafood platter was rather disappointing.... more garnish than seafood.

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  32. MarkH

    Munster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service and food. The staff was very attentive. Would go back there again.
    Kirby'sResponded on 28 June 2023
    Hi MarkH, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We greatly appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  33. VikD

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was just a great experience overall. The food is better there then some places much more expensive around town. The service was impeccable, lovely server we had. Just overall really great.
    Kirby'sResponded on 22 May 2023
    Hi, Thank you for your kind review! We are delighted to hear you had a great dining experience and that you were pleased with our standard of service here in Kirby's! We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, The Kirby's Team

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  34. NatalieT

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went with our two kids and it was amazing. Very nice restaurant atmosphere with an upscale pub feel. The food was amazing - we almost went to another place because it was a little more kid friendly, but I went with this place because I just got a great feeling. It was just perfect. A meat eater, two vegans and two kids and it was everything we could have hoped to find. The wine was also delicious.
    Kirby'sResponded on 17 May 2023
    Hi, Thank you very much for your kind review! We are delighted to hear you had a great dining experience with us here in Kirby's and that we were able to cater to all! We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards The Kirby's Team.

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  35. HazelC

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service very poor. Food sent back as chicken was pink. Curry was tasteless.
    Kirby'sResponded on 3 May 2023
    Hi, it is always our intention to do our very best to look after our customers. In this matter we did offer two solutions to rectify the matter to which both were declined. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. - we greatly appreciate all feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  36. Corniallius

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was terribly bland, tasteless more or less and just seemed to be of such poor quality. First time here and I'll never go back.
    Kirby'sResponded on 25 April 2023
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. - we greatly appreciate all feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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  37. louisem

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to dine, seated straight away, service was outstanding, food was delicious and ambience was great. Will definitely return and 100% recommend to everyone.
    Kirby'sResponded on 25 April 2023
    Hi, Thank you very much for your kind review! We are delighted you enjoyed your meal and the service with us here in Kirby's and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards The Kirby's Team

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  38. AnneM

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious. My daughter is a vegetarian and she also said it was fantastic meal. We would definitely go back. 😋
    Kirby'sResponded on 25 April 2023
    Hi, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you had a great dining experience here with us in Kirby's and that we could cater to you and your daughter. We look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards The Kirby's Team

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  39. KenD

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal. Best crème brûlée I ever had ( am 70 yrs old !) Staff couldn’t have been more helpful Good value for money .
    Kirby'sResponded on 25 April 2023
    Hi, Thank you for your kind review! We are delighted you had a great dining experience with us here in Kirby's. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards The Kirby's Team

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  40. PamelaO

    Connacht

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Kirby's is a lovely restaurant in the middle of Galway city centre. The food is always very good with beautiful fish dishes. Unfortunately the service is hit and miss with some of the staff being excellent and some staff being incredible inefficient.
    Kirby'sResponded on 5 April 2023
    Hi PamelaO, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. - we greatly appreciate all feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Kirby's is rated 4.4 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Kirby's

3/5 Cross Street Upper, Galway, Galway H91 DV52

Additional information

  • Area
    Galway City Centre
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Fri–Sun 4:30 pm–7:30 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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