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The Hardiman - Oyster Bar, Galway, Galway

The Hardiman - Oyster Bar

4.0
4
13 reviews
€30 and under
Irish

The Oyster Bar in Galway is located at The Hardiman and features Victorian sash windows with views of Eyre Square. Enjoy a quiet reprieve and relax in the stylish surroundings with your favourite tipple.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (091) 564 041

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jonathan Mannion

Menu

Oyster Bar Lunch

  • Soup of the Day€7.00

    served with homemade brown bread

    • Hardiman Seafood Chowder€9.50

      smoked and fresh fish, guinness brown bread

      • Kelly's Oysters

        three, six or twelve mignonettes

        • (3)€8.00
        • (6)€15.50
        • (12)€31.00
      • Irish Smoked Salmon€14.00

        caper berries, pickled cucumber, lemon crème fraiche

        • Sticky & Spicy Chicken Wings€9.50

          sesame, cashel blue cheese dip

          • Tempura Prawns€13.00

            with japanese seaweed salad, dipping sauce

            • Classic Caesar Salad€11.00

              sourdough croutons, anchovies and bacon

              • Warm Duck Salad€14.50

                with charred fig, roasted pumpkin, pickled beets, feta cheese, sweet pear dressing

                • Grilled Limerick Ham & Dry Aged Irish Cheddar€9.00

                  on sourdough, tomato jam

                  • Chicken Tikka Wrap€11.00

                    masala aioli, mango & cucumber salad

                    • Roast Vegetable€10.50

                      with tomato, basil and freshly pulled mozzarella, brioche bap

                      • Steak Sandwich€16.00

                        ciabatta bread, sauteed onion, beetroot mayo, rocket & fries

                        • Beer Battered Cod & Chips€18.50

                          wasabi pea purée, lemon & tartar sauce

                          • Chargrilled Beef Burger€18.50

                            crispy bacon, irish cheddar, sauteed onion, tomato relish, brioche bap and fries

                            • Fresh Catch of the Day

                              ask your server

                              • Keralan Vegetable Curry€16.50

                                steamed basmati, poppadum, mango and mustard chutney

                                • Wild Mushroom & Asparagus Risotto€17.00

                                  truffle ricotta

                                  • Bowl of Kelly's Mussels Mariniere

                                    • Large€18.50
                                    • Small€12.00

                                  Sides

                                  • Choose From Springs Buttered Greens€4.50

                                    • Mash Potato€4.50

                                      • Fried Cauliflower & Pomegranate€4.50

                                        • Signature Salad€4.50

                                          • French Fries€4.50

                                            • Cooleeney Mac & Cheese€5.50

                                              • Truffle Chips & Cais Na Tire€5.50

                                                Desserts

                                                • Cherry Pistachio Gateaux€8.50

                                                  morello cherry mousse, amaretto cream, pistachio nougatine

                                                  • Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse€9.00

                                                    crunchy biscuit, chocolate sauce, blackberry sorbet

                                                    • Brown Butter Apple Tart€8.50

                                                      caramelized pink ladies, salted caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream

                                                      • Mascarpone Cheesecake€8.00

                                                        blood orange chocolate crisp, raspberry sorbet

                                                        • Farmhouse Cheese Selection€12.00

                                                          quince & crackers

                                                          Last updated: 4 May 2022

                                                          What 13 people are saying

                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                          4.0
                                                          4 based on recent ratings
                                                          • 4.1Food
                                                          • 4Service
                                                          • 4.1Ambience
                                                          • 3.8Value

                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                            ZuzanaB

                                                            Connacht

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 2 April 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of food and nice service. Loved the environment and the coctail menu is absolutely amazing. Quick effective and friendly staff. We will be definitely back 👍

                                                          2. A

                                                            Aimee

                                                            Dublin

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The waiter was outstanding, he truly went above and beyond for us! Such a pity we never got his name to credit him for his hard work. The meals were large and tasty, the steak was amazing! Would highly recommend

                                                          3. SL

                                                            SamanthaL

                                                            Connacht

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 5 March 2022

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Gorgeous food and great service!

                                                          4. D

                                                            David

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 18 December 2021

                                                            overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                            Managed to get in for a Christmas meal with two others. Nice comfy spot with lovely food. I didn't expect live music there but it was quite good and overall we had a great evening.

                                                          5. HM

                                                            HelenM

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 18 November 2021

                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                            Our food after a long delay , came out cold. Rest of party were so hungry the ate it , when I eventually caught the attention of a waiter- manger I think, the rest were finished. One in party asked for salmon, with sauce to the side and no broccoli. He got a peice of salmon, that was it. Also asked for a pint of Bulmers and got a pint of Hinekan... Of course the person paying did't want to make a fuss - typical Irish and paid for it in full.. Would not recommend anybody to eat here ever. Totally over priced and a terrible experience.

                                                          6. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Dublin

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            2.0

                                                            2 reviews

                                                            Dined on 23 October 2021

                                                            overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                            Booked for lunch at 2.30pm. Got off to a good start but after we had finished our meal the table wasn't cleared for 25 minutes; staff were preoccupied setting up the restaurant for dinner service. When table was finally cleared we weren't offered more drinks, dessert, tea, coffee even though we were previously interested in all of them. We just paid and left instead.

                                                          7. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Connacht

                                                            1 review

                                                            4.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 9 October 2021

                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                            We had a lovely evening- staff were friendly. Good food and wine. Lovely surroundings

                                                          8. MM

                                                            MingtheMerciless

                                                            New York Area

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            vip
                                                            5.0

                                                            19 reviews

                                                            Dined on 13 August 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The food was great. BUT...Oyster Bar is only the name of the restaurant...you can't get oysters there.

                                                          9. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Connacht

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 31 July 2021

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                            We went here for an anniversary dinner and we were so thrilled with the experience. Food was really superb and our server Jessica was so good at her job. We will be going again.

                                                          10. NM

                                                            NoraM

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 2 September 2020

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            The food was excellent, but it is the staff that make the experience

                                                          11. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            Las Vegas

                                                            1 review

                                                            1.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 4 August 2020

                                                            overall1food1service4ambience1

                                                            How in the world an oyster bar has no oyster. Change the freaking name then.

                                                          12. OT

                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                            N. Ireland

                                                            1 review

                                                            5.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 25 July 2020

                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                            Great food in the lovely oyster bar.

                                                          13. MT

                                                            MikeTateout

                                                            1 review

                                                            2.0

                                                            1 review

                                                            Dined on 21 July 2020

                                                            overall2food3service5ambience1

                                                            Fantastic team very lovely friendly service. The dinning area in the oyster bar wasn't warm didn't have that friendly atmosphere that you get here in Ireland. We stay in gallway with ate out for 5 days .Booking was pretty easy. Wasnt sure if it was family freindly.Thanks

                                                          Safety precautions

                                                          • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                            • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                            • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                            • 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
                                                            • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
                                                            • Staff temperature check required
                                                            • Contact tracing information collected

                                                          FAQs

                                                          The Hardiman - Oyster Bar is rated 4 stars by 13 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                          Booked 1 time today
                                                          Google Map for The Hardiman - Oyster Bar

                                                          The Hardiman 14/15 Eyre Square Galway, Galway H91 NFD2

                                                          Additional information

                                                          • Area

                                                            Galway City Centre

                                                          • Hours of Operation

                                                            Daily 12:30 pm–9:30 pm

                                                          • Cuisines

                                                            Irish

                                                          • Dining style

                                                            Casual Dining

                                                          • Dress Code

                                                            Business Casual

                                                          • Parking Details

                                                            None

                                                          • Payment Options

                                                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                          • Executive Chef

                                                            Jonathan Mannion

                                                          • Additional

                                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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