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The Hardiman - Oyster Bar, Galway, Galway

The Hardiman - Oyster Bar

3.9
3.9
20 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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2 people

19:00


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

What 20 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Went to an oyster. Unfortunately they only had a total of 3 oysters left for my wife and I. They we’re good however. Nice restaurant and rest of food was great.
  2. j

    jamesc

    Cork

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    7 Family get-together after 3 yrs lock down. Lunch menu very limited and very expensive. 2 had fish and chips which was over baked and reheated. Dessert was returned as ice-cream was frozen and 1 strawberry on top frozen. Cost overall too expensive. Waitress helpful but ignored complaints. Supervisor arrived after meal was finished to enquire if our meal was alright. Too late to make changes.
  3. LD

    LucaD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is an excellent restaurant, both the Oyster Bar and the Gaslight restaurant. Being Italian, I enjoyed the "risotto", I rice based dish I love, and this is the first or second I experienced in Ireland worth to be named risotto. An authentic positive surprise. Not the usual, trivial desserts: the cherry, red berries and pistacchio semifreddo was excellent as well. Classy environment, no annoying music and loud noise, I hate them. Careful and and prompt service.
  4. T

    Tony

    London

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Service really slow. Oysters and chowder excellent but main course of sea bass and prawns with baby new potatoes lacked finesse. In fact the presentation was awful.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped on the way during a family trip. what looks like a cozy pub on the outside is clean, new and bright inside, with a fish tank. service was excellent, food great quality with starters very reasonably priced and some higher end dishes. even coffee was excellent.
  6. S

    Steph

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We were there from 2.50pm with 2 kids on Fathers day. The staff member took our order right away and we did not receive our starter until after 3.30. At 4pm I had to ask staff for our mains as no one came to clean the table or ask if we were ok. Trying to keep 2 young kids entertained (3 yr old and a baby) for that long was impossible. When the mains arrived, the goujons we ordered for our 3 year old was not goujons. It was some sort of breaded fillet that was cut up and the chicken was so tough, he could not eat it, and neither could we. My steak ciabatta was cold when it arrived and the steak was so tough, I couldn't eat it either. Very disappointed with the service and the food. It was so bad that we left and went to supermacs for dessert as no one came near us after dinner either and we did not want to be waiting another hour
  7. FT

    FoodieTechGirl

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Just all right. There are far better options to eat in Galway!
  8. ZB

    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 👍
  9. 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
  10. SL

    SamanthaL

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous food and great service!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in the lovely oyster bar.
  20. 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 3.9 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


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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