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Salthill Hotel - Blackrock Bar & Terrace, Salthill, Co. Galway

Salthill Hotel - Blackrock Bar & Terrace

3.8
3.8
20 reviews
€30 and under
International
Named after the iconic landmark in Salthill, Blackrock Bar enjoys sweeping views of Galway Bay. Soak up the view from the terrace or relax inside.

Open 7 days a week for lunch, light snacks and more substantial evening meals. The drinks menu offers a selection of wine, spirits and superbly crafted cocktails from old favourites to signature house specials including mocktails.


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2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (091) 522 711
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

Experiences

  • Drinks Only Reservation

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy drinks here at Blackrock bar, where you enjoy everything Salthill Hotel has to offer! Weather it is a cocktail or a well deserved glass of wine, we are always at your service!
    Drinks Only Reservation photo

What 20 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

20 Reviews
  1. BredaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant staff and lovely place. Food very nice. Really enjoyed our stay and dinner.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Very disappointing, waited over an hour for food . And it wasn’t the correct order when it arrived . Felt sorry for staff no direction given from management. Definitely not a 4 star experience. Everyone was waiting over an hour for food on the day a lot of people walked out.

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  3. RachaelW

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were so nice and accommodating they had a great jazz band and after they had man singing on a guitar lively and upbeat food was delicious and cocktails were to

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  4. PaulaB

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely hotel staff very efficient food was fab and the setting was lovely for Christmas Eve

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  5. SeanC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A releaxed but elegant setting in this bar. The main resturant was fully booked so we chose the bar. It is spacious and clean, not your typical bar setting. The tables are small round tops but the staff placed 3 in row and we had more then enough room for the 5 of us. Food and service were both good as well. Nice, causal and relaxed dinner .

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  6. PhilC

    Carlow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. We really enjoyed our visit.

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  7. Mt87

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Greeted by a very friendly face on entering , nice decor, food was tasty but nothing spectacular very little selection on the menu, Drinks are completely over priced

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  8. ClareD

    Waterford

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The bar/restaurant itself was lovely bright and airy though table was small for 5 people to eat at. Fine for glasses but not for 5 plates. Staff were very pleasant when they were serving but boy did they avoid eye contact so it was difficult to get their attention. My biggest disappointment was the lunch. Options for mains were burger, chicken goujons, battered fish, (all with chips & small side salad) and curry. For a hotel of this calibre I expect much more. Something I wouldn't get at home or produce from a deep fat fryer! Chicken wing starter and desserts lovely. Overall not bad but if you're looking for something healthy or special..... not here.

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  9. CAM22

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time eating here this week, and food was just as excellent second time round. We enjoyed our meal so much earlier in the week, that we went back again yesterday evening and tried different choices on the menu. I had the Blackrock salad with garlic bread side, and my mother had the fish and chips. Amazing!! I noted in my last review that the service could have been sharper, but there were no issues last night. Really attentive and friendly server. We’ve enjoyed eating here so much that we’ve decided to book into the hotel for our next stay (we usually book for the hotel next door, but the menu there is tired and limited).

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  10. CAM22

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fabulous food in a lovely setting. My mother is a picky eater, but she adored the salmon and had cleared her plate before I’d finished my veggie stir fry (also delicious). This is unheard of! Service could be a little sharper - I tried to flag our waiter for a second drink, but he kept his distance from our table. When it came to requesting the bill, I managed to flag him down but he never came back with it, and we had to ask someone else. Nonetheless, this is definitely a place we’d come back to. Aside from the fabulous food, the decor is gorgeous and there are lovely views of the sea, if you take a table by the windows.

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  11. 123cal

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Prebooked tables and dined two nights in a row, first night table was reserved, quick attentive service, food was lovely but not piping hot. Second night had table wasn't reserved, table with view was given which was lovely, ordered drinks didn't come, food was lovely, tried to get attention of 4 different staff re drinks order not one acknowledged us, no one checked on us throughout the duration of the meal mind you the bar wasn't too busy. Coming from a hospitality background myself, better attention & management needed. Suggest a reserved table as you are better taken care of in that area.

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  12. CatrionaM

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Booked table for 8,Food was nice, had a few drink after dinner, Surprised by live music which started around 10. Had two kids 12 and 14 with me which we were asked to leave at 10.30 with. Kids not allowed after 10.30 Which is fair enough. Staff were very friendly and helpful

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  13. YashN

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you to the staff for helping it making our first marriage anniversary extremely special. Staff helped to provide ocean view table, really good service, greetings and congratulations messages for our anniversary, complimentary desert(too yummy), helped to take our pictures and delicious yummy food. Thanks to entire staff, loved the overall experience.

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  14. Dmaher

    Connacht

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Service unfortunately was extremely poor, slow and inefficient. The vibe in the bar was great however and the food delicious.

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  15. Emilia

    Connacht

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Awful, cold coffee, slow service, dirty carpet, no organization.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience2
    Arrived at 6pm only to be told there was no booking and to just find a table anywhere, bare in mind there was 6 of us including 2 children. Which is why I made the booking, I did ask what was the point of booking only to get a shrug of the shoulders from the girl behind the bar. We would have left at this stage only we had walked to the hotel and my husband is just finished chemo and was tired. We ordered our food and a bottle of wine and drinks . The wine was off and they did offer to change the wine but we declined. They took it off the bill, the food when it came was lovely, but the 2 children which were with us had to wait a half an hour for their dessert, they were only having ice cream. The manager did come over and apologised for the delay and didn’t charge for the dessert. The whole evening was ruined at that stage. Needless to say we won’t be returning. The waiter that served us was nice and friendly. But overall not a good experience and not a good ending to our holiday in Galway.

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  17. AK32i

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    All the atmosphere of a wake Expensive and impersonal Drinks came after food We werent offered dessert menus staff didnt make any effort to make us feel welcome staff avoided eye contact when we were trying to pay??? would not recommend if youre looking for a warm, friendly place

    1 person found this helpful

  18. PaulK

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very enjoyable meal at the Blackrock Bar. I had fish and chips which was huge and really tasty and she had the Thai Curry which was devoured. The highlight of the night was definitely the cocktails, all made fresh right in front of you. Really, really amazing experience. Great food, great Service and amazing cocktails. We will be back again and again

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Really bad experience. Food was like cheap frozen food, pizza wasn’t cooked properly. Waiters never came over to check on us or take drinks orders. I had to get up 3 times to look for someone to ask to order. Pizza was brought to table but no cutlery, napkins, side dishes, chips that we’d ordered were brought. Really terrible experience.

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  20. HeatherH

    Connacht

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2020

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The service was very slow and when we got our food it was cold

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Salthill Hotel - Blackrock Bar & Terrace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (091) 522 711.

Salthill Hotel - Blackrock Bar & Terrace is rated 3.8 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Salthill Hotel - Blackrock Bar & Terrace

The Promenade, Salthill, Co. Galway H91 DD4V

Additional information

  • Area
    Galway City Centre
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Cuisines
    International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Free Parking available outside the hotel.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Patio/Outdoor Dining
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