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Kirbys  - Kirby's, Galway, Galway

Kirby's

4.2
4.2
81 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 10 people, should you wish to make a booking for more than 10 people please email us with your enquiry on generalmanager@buskerbrownes.com .

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (091) 569 404

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

What 81 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Connacht

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    Best Food

  • Galway City

    Best Service

  • Galway City

    Best Ambience

  • Galway City

    Best Value

  • Galway City

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. M

    Molly

    Connacht

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Hi we booked a table in kirbys on Saturday night but were so disappointed with the menu even my partner had no choice on the starters , we didn't eat there we had a drink and left. If your not a fish or red meat eater this is not the place to go. The waitress was very helpful but the menu was so limited of choice there was nothing she could do either. I also presumed that the name high top table meant we would be seating up stairs (like up high in the restaurant ) unfortunately it was two stools with a high table maybe this should be stated a little clearer on your booking site as if an older couple booked this they definitely wouldn't be able to sit on these really high stools.

    Kirby'sResponded on 14 September 2022Hi Molly Thank you for posting your review & we are sorry that you felt the menu was limited. We offer a number of both vegan & vegetarian dishes on our menu. Our menu's are available to view online prior to booking & arrival. We appreciate your feedback in relation to the high top tables - we will review this with our team. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  2. AC

    AndiC

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The decor was very cool and the service was very good.

    Kirby'sResponded on 14 September 2022Hi AndiC, Many thanks for your kind review - we are delighted that you enjoyed both your meal & the decor. We greatly appreciate your feedback which we have shared with our team. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  3. GH

    GillH

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place to grab a tasty meal. We had the lamb and it was tender, delicious and a generous portion. Nice wine list and friendly service. Next / through a connecting door after meals ended - they had live music playing which added to the atmosphere too!
  4. AC

    AlanC

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food -great service and nice staff Will be back

    Kirby'sResponded on 23 August 2022Hi AlanC, Many thanks for posting your review, we greatly appreciate the feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to Kirby's. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  5. JC

    JuanC

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very good food. Waiters work hard but, anyway, a lot of time between dishes, they should have more staff on weekends.

    Kirby'sResponded on 23 August 2022Hi JuanC, Many thanks for posting your review, we greatly appreciate the feedback which we have shared with our team. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  6. L

    Lovetoeat1

    Naples

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Very slow service. Understaffed. Baked Brie appetizer special and dinner salads were good.My husbands burger was awful. He hardly ate it. It was cold by the time he got ketchup for it. Lamb special was fair. Nice presentation. Would have drank more if we could have gotten an order in. The reviews were good…so we had high expectations. Very disappointed.

    Kirby'sResponded on 23 August 2022Hi Lovetoeat1, Thank you for posting your review. We are disappointed to read that you did not enjoy the burger as it is certainly one of our top seller's. It is our intention everyday to operate with a full team & offer our customer's good service but in the current climate it's not always possible to be fully staffed. For that we apologise - we are doing our very best. We appreciate the feedback & do hope that you will return. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  7. LD

    LindaD

    Carlow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding. Service was excellent and the cocktails were delicious. We will definitely be back when we are in Galway again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This place was horrible. They refused to accommodate an allergy. Do not waste your time or money here

    Kirby'sResponded on 4 August 2022Hi Anonymous, Your choice of language in this review is unfair to say the least. We are a restaurant & our dining menu which is available to view at kirbys.ie/a-la-cart-menu caters for a very wide range of allergens. Your request to accommodate an allergen was not in relation to food but in a cocktail. The cocktail in question could not be prepared without that key ingredient. Our team did offer you an alternative which you robustly declined and you chose to leave. Kirby'sTeam

  9. C

    Chuck

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service from waitresses. Fabulous menu. Lots of gluten free options. Tables spaced out well. Good value. Lovely food n

    Kirby'sResponded on 26 July 2022Hi Chuck, Thank you for your very kind review which we have shared with our team. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's & we greatly appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  10. e

    edfly

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Very enjoyable late lunch for 2, table size more than adequate which is not often the case in Galway and lighting and decor very pleasing. We both had the fish cake salad and 2 Merlots'! Food fine although lacking a little in flavours however extra dressing was brought the moment i requested it. All in all we would be happy to return there and order a different dish out of interest! I would recommend.

    Kirby'sResponded on 26 July 2022Hi edfly, Thank you for your review & we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  11. JG

    JudithG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Loved the duck roll starter and fish cake starter. Fish and chips were a little bland and dry. There wasn’t a big choice of vegetarian options. Had to wait a long time for our desserts The brownie was good but the rhubarb crumble was disappointing. The custard was cold and the rhubarb was uncooked and just warm inside. Service was good

    Kirby'sResponded on 21 July 2022Hi JudithG, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate all feedback which we have shared with our team. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  12. S

    Skippy

    Mayo

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The Latin Quarter has an exceptional atmosphere. The staff in Kirby's were very friendly although service was slow. The booking system is efficient and ensures that you secure a table at a day and time of your choosing

    Kirby'sResponded on 21 July 2022Hi Skippy, Many thanks for posting your review. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's and the Latin Quarter. We appreciate all feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  13. SD

    SabrinaD

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good food , enjoyed it! Only gave it four stars because they were out of so many items both on the main menu and the wine list, and the servers were very nice but seemed to be needing more experience. I however thought the food was good and the ambience was nice

    Kirby'sResponded on 14 July 2022Hi SabrinaD, Thank you for posting your review. We are in the process of changing menu's which may have inadvertently contributed to the absence of some items on the menu's. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's but we do apologies that some items were not available. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  14. M

    Magz

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous meal and we were really looked after. Thanks to our lovely waitress x

    Kirby'sResponded on 14 July 2022Hi HammerC, Thank your for your review. We appreciate the feedback which we have shared with our team. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  15. MW

    MargaretW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Staff, great service , lovely food really enjoyed it

    Kirby'sResponded on 14 July 2022Hi MargaretW, Thank you for your review. We are delighetd to read that you enjoyed your visit to Kirbys. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  16. PD

    PriyankaD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Was unhappy with the service because the waitress kept coming back and forth to the table and it was very uncomfortable and unwelcoming as we felt we had to leave. It was difficult to talk freely, as there was this invisible coercion to leave the place. Honestly that was annoying and not what I expected from Kirby's staff. I had brought in a guest from the US and was unhappy with this.

    Kirby'sResponded on 14 July 2022Hi PriyankaD, Thank you for taking the time to pst your review - naturally we are disappointed that expeirenced some annoyance during your visit to Kirbys - apologies for that. We appreciate the feedback which we have shared with our team . Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  17. RO

    ROLAND

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous ! I strongly recommend this restaurant.
  18. E

    Elaine

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and music playing while we were there. The staff are excellent.
  19. SB

    ShirleyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Visited with a group of friends for dinner. From moment we arrived service was excellent, friendly and very helpful. Food was delicious with a great choice. So impressed that we went back for lunch the next day.

    Kirby'sResponded on 21 June 2022Hi ShirleyB, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted to hear that enjoyed your visits to Kirby's. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  20. KL

    KenL

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Really enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend.

    Kirby'sResponded on 24 May 2022Hi KenL, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  21. JQ

    JimQ

    Dublin

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice food, excellent service and a pleasant athmosphere. Food prices are average for quality offered. A bit expensive for drinks though given its a restaurant in a pub.

    Kirby'sResponded on 17 May 2022Hi JimQ, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate all feedback. Delighted that you enjoyed the food & good service. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  22. D

    Diarmaid

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot. Had lunch there on a relatively busy Saturday. Service was prompt and polite, food was very good. Desert was delicious. Nice seat in the window so had the benefit of the good weather and the comfort of indoors.

    Kirby'sResponded on 24 May 2022Hi Diarmaid, Many thanks for your kind review which we have shared with our team. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  23. M

    Molly

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Aoife our waitress was lovely as were all the staff.

    Kirby'sResponded on 4 May 2022Hi Molly, Many thanks for your kind review. We appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  24. TM

    TomasM

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was nice and a good quality, but service was a bit hectic and the wine we choose was not actually available, it seems the wine list is more of a guide.

    Kirby'sResponded on 17 May 2022Hi TomasM, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate all feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  25. GM

    GeorgeM

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, service, atmosphere, and food were all outstanding.

    Kirby'sResponded on 26 April 2022Hi GeorgeM, Many thanks for your very kind review, we greatly appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  26. PK

    PeterK

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Dined here last October 2021 and had a superb experience. 6 months later and unfortunately it had dropped considerably. The pandemic and reopening has resulted in the hospitality industry struggling to get staff. Kirby’s unfortunately has felt the brunt of this. Trading on its previous glories. Maybe give it a miss till it recovers. Sorry but the truth hurts.

    Kirby'sResponded on 4 May 2022Hi PeterK, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we appreciate all feedback. Naturally we are disappointed. It certainly is a very challenging time for our industry and because of that there will naturally be good days and bad days. But we are doing our very best & will continue to do our very best to look after our customers. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  27. AC

    AlexC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Really good food. Music was rather loud from the adjoining bar. service was good until the end when we seemed to be rushed out of the restaurant by staff so they could close from 9.15pm

    Kirby'sResponded on 26 April 2022Hi AlexC, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate all feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Was with a group of 7 people and everyone loved their meals!

    Kirby'sResponded on 26 April 2022Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  29. M

    Maggie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect definitely will come back again

    Kirby'sResponded on 5 April 2022Hi Maggie, Thank you for posting your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  30. AB

    AmandaB

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely experience in Kirby's for Mother's day. Excellent service, delicious food and great value. We'll definitely be back!

    Kirby'sResponded on 30 March 2022Hi Anonymous, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirbys and we certainly appreciate the feedback which we have shared with the team. See you soon!! Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  31. R

    Rutho

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Amazing food,reasonably priced but they forgot to bring the starter and we were tooo close to customers at the next table.

    Kirby'sResponded on 30 March 2022Hi Rutho, Thank you for taking the time time post your lovely review & apologies again for the issue with the starter. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  32. PO

    PamelaO

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    I had the chef special duck dish and it was really beautiful. My partner had the fish & chips which was also lovely although the chips were a little thin. Service wasn't great though.

    Kirby'sResponded on 5 April 2022Hi PamelaO, Many thanks for posting your review. We appreciate all feedback which we have shared with our team. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  33. AC

    AineC

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Waitress very attentive, friendly, informative. Noise level far too loud. Food was good. Unfortunately, we were charged for a bottle of wine that we didnt have ?? Could have been more attentive here.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, great wine selection and good service. The prices reflect the high quality of food. Dessert cocktails are delicious if you are looking for a light finish to your meal. An all around brilliant spot!

    Kirby'sResponded on 30 March 2022Hi Anonymous, Many thanks for your very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirbys & the cocktails. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  35. AN

    AshleenN

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was stunning. Drinks were lovely too except cocktails took a while to come, was worth the wait anyway

    Kirby'sResponded on 16 March 2022Hi AshleenN, Many thanks for taking the time to post your rerview. We greatly appreciate your feedback which we have shared with the team. We apologise for the delay with your cocktails - good to hear they were worth the wait. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic meal here last night. The food and the service were brilliant. I would highly recommend Kirbys for the food, service and and atmosphere

    Kirby'sResponded on 16 March 2022Many thanks for your kind review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirbys. We greatly appreciate the feedback & the recommendation . We look forward to welcoming you back on another occassion. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  37. AB

    AndrewB

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good steak, lively atmosphere. Service wasn't amazing but it was quite busy so you'd forgive that.

    Kirby'sResponded on 16 March 2022Hi AndrewB, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate all feedback which we have shared with our team. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  38. KD

    KaDu

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked for 7pm table was ready on arrival...staff were very attentive. Food was delicious. Reasonably priced

    Kirby'sResponded on 16 March 2022Hi KaDu, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirbys. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  39. NC

    NiallC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Noisy - waitress seemed to be in a hurry to move us out and a lot of loud and drunk people from the bar coming to the restaurant just to take spare tables and drink but not order any food - food was ok but a poor service experience

    Kirby'sResponded on 3 March 2022Hi NiallC, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We apologise that you felt the service was poor, we pride ourselves on offering good food & good service. We appreciate all feedback. We have taken your comments on board which have been shared with our team. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere, salmon was nicely done and well presented. Chips were dry unfortunately, the gourmet burger was lovely. And dessert was nice

    Kirby'sResponded on 21 February 2022Hi Thank you very much for posting you review. Delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Kirbys. We take on board your feedback on the chips. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

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 4.2 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times 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 Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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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