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The Yard Kitchen/Bar, Galway, Co. Galway

The Yard Kitchen/Bar

3.5
3.5
53 reviews
€30 and under
Contemporary European
The name, The Yard draws inspiration from the original roots of Brennan’s Yard and it’s Galway tribal heritage. The Yard Kitchen / Bar brings back to life a name which is steeped in history, located in the heart of the Latin Quarter in Galway City Centre.

Perfect for an intimate gathering, a catch-up with friends, special occasion, or a trendy lunch spot, the menu offers an array of daring flavours and exquisite presentation whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The menu is designed to graze over a drink or two and relax in a friendly atmosphere. A space to connect in person and virtually, with the comfort to work or play.

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2 people

22:30


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Afternoon Tea, Barbecue

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (091) 538 900

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Deirdre O'Donnell

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate your special occasions in the private function rooms at The House Hotel and enjoy the comfortable & spacious surroundings suitable for kids and parents! Perfect for: Engagement party venues, Christenings, Baby Showers, After Wedding Parties, Confirmations, Graduations as well as Communion parties in Galway.

  • Area

    The Claddagh

  • Cross Street

    Spanish Parade, Latin Quarter

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available (at a discounted rate of €9 per 24 hour period) at Hynes Yard Car Park on Merchants Road, just a few short steps away.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 53 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My boyfriend and I booked into this restaurant after looking at numerous of other restaurants and this one stood out to us, especially the menu. However when we arrived the menu that was on was not the one online and they told us they no longer do this menu…false advertisement! We spoke to a worker and asked him was this the only menu he has on today and his reply was I will go and check. He never came back to us. We then ordered drinks off the manager which was fine. We ordered food we both got steaks we also asked could we get peppered sauce with our steak and we were told yes that’s no problem. When we received the food the presentation of the food was appalling, steak knife was lying underneath the steak with the steak just sitting on the plate with gravy on top of it not even on the side. My boyfriend asked for his medium well and he received it basically raw. We then asked them for our peppered sauce which they had forgot about, we were then told there was none left!! I had ordered chips with my steak and they weren’t cooked properly, they were still frozen on the inside. We then got charged €80 for two steaks and a pint of moretti and Pornstar martini. This is not a place we will be eating at ever again. We left the place hungrier than we did arriving,
  2. GB

    GuidoB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the food, the attention to detail and the level of customer service were outstanding. My reagrds to all the employees that were working the night shift on February 13th.
  3. G

    Gillian

    Connacht

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    I’m sure it’s a lovely place but just short staffing/ new staff that weren’t familiar with the menu or service influenced my review. With time and training it will be fantastic, some of the waiters are enthusiastic.
  4. SM

    SeamusM

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service throughout, lovely food well presented
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Ordered soup, came up like a long time after and gad no taste, the homemade bread with it was so dry. Service was slow and inexperienced guys.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Food was good. Service was laughable.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    We were seated at a table which was dirty and still had the previous bookings glasses/ milk etc on. The table wasn’t cleared or cleaned until we requested so after being there for 15 minutes. Even then it was poorly done and not reset so we separately had to ask for water glasses and cutlery. We had to asked 3 times for water and eventually got it after being there for 30 mins. Service overall was very poor. It was the waiters first day, he was visible nervous but it wasn’t his fault, he was given no support from the other staff in the restaurant. Thankfully when we did get our food it was lovely.
  8. JW

    JacinthaW

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience has been fantastic. Wonderful food, amazing drinks and the staff are polite, friendly and efficient. I cannot praise them enough. Will definitely be returning
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had a lovely time. We had an excellent waitress, it was her first day serving as she usually works behind the bar but she was very friendly and professional, we couldn’t tell it was her first time at all! The price was surprisingly low for the quality of the meals we were served.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Came for dinner at 8pm, got our table straightaway. Service was great and food was amazing. The outdoor area was nice and sheltered and there was a good buzz around the place.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Understaffed on a Friday evening. Waited 1 hour for the starters. The steak had more fat on it then meat, very poor for the price. Bad management overall as the staff were run off their feet. Even getting the bill at the end of the night took 20 mins to come to us. Not a great experience for the money that was spent.
  12. s

    sofiad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2021

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Food was OUTSTANDING.. Exactly what I was looking for my birthday, I recommend and will book again. The only issue was the service, being outdoors, staff should be more outside to see what customers want, and drinks took v long.. And the kitchen closed and no one said anything so when I was about to order more I couldn't.
  13. S

    Spudnik

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and really good service, 100% will be returning and recommending to friends
  14. BC

    BillyC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience1
    Starters were ok, mains were beyond bad, steaks were possibly the worst ever, service was excellent, outside space isn’t suitable for eating, staff great, steaks so so bad
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Good outdoor area with plenty of space to social distance. Food and drinks were pretty good, unfortunately you’re kept waiting if you want to order more drinks / dessert. Staff not the most attentive, they are lovely though and very friendly
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The food was lovely however we kept having to go into the bar to get any drink / food service.
  17. CC

    CloCo

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely place to eat. We were outdoor dining, and the ambience was lovely. Food was quite nice, lovely cocktail men great choice. Staff were friendly and attentive
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Food was nice but completely let down by the absolutely dreadful service. We waited 40 minutes for 2 drinks which we ordered when we arrived but came after our food. Any time we requested anything from the waitress it took extremely long even though there was a number of waitresses working and there wasn’t many people there. At no time did we receive any apology for the slow service. Avoid.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely environment, good service, amazing food
  20. A

    Anna

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff very friendly and accommodating. Very good service. Food was lovely and also did not take long. Will definitely be back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    I think other recent reviews on here are very accurate. Service was disorganised but the staff were trying. Food was grand
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Wasn’t great, very poor service. Would not return
  23. s

    shaz

    Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Good pub food, we had steak and Caesar salad with chip asked for extra sauce for salad which was brought out promptly, no hassle , friendly efficient staff
  24. s

    samanthak

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a super night with group of friends, service and staff were outstanding, thank you so much and we will be back 🤩
  25. AP

    AnnaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. Nothing exceptional but Perfectly fine. Service was good.
  26. RO

    RichardO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service... Lovely Hotel, highly recommended!
  27. CK

    CaoimheK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Lovely food and service was prompt. Would definitely return.
  28. R

    Rachel

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Nice wait staff but extremely slow service given how few people were there.
  29. K

    Kcurran

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We visiting the Yard 2days ago with our children. The outdoor dining area is very small and close to a busy main road so a lot of noise. There was only 1 girl serving all tables and although polite the service was slow. We had all finished our food by the time my daughter got her gravy. The food itself was very basic. I had wings which where suppose to be in sauce but where Infact bbq and the smallest wings ever. The loaded fries were cold and very greasy. The curry and burger were very basic. I was very disappointed in the whole experience and feel it was not value for money.
  30. EF

    EmmaF

    Connacht

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and cocktails were delicious. Staff were lovely.

    The Yard Kitchen/BarResponded on 11 July 2021Thank you for your 5 star rating. Regards Maura (GM)

  31. OK

    OonaghK

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The mushroom bruschetta is delicious. Overall the dinner was excellent.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Service was extremely slow waited almost 30 minutes before receiving our drinks
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience, great service, they gave us blankets to ward off the cold
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2021

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Service was great, but for some reason 5 dishes were out of stock and not available. This left choice very limited . Strange for a lunch time sitting
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The service was poor , food was good though .
  36. O

    Owen

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The food was very nice 10/10 however we were seated outside due to Covid restrictions & it rained heavily on us during the meal. The Umbrellas & Covers they seated us under weren’t water proof so it drizzled on us the whole meal. Would have been nice if the weather was good so can’t complain too much. Also people are smoking right beside the outdoor seating area which can be a turn in off.
  37. LT

    LarissaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks and environment! Bruno and the others provided us such a great service since the beginning for my friends birthday. We are definitely coming back when visiting Galway again! Thank you so much, it was really great. I ordered the rare stake and it was incredible!
  38. AK

    AmandaK

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The steak was awful, but the rest of the meal was lovely
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My first and last time visiting. When we first arrived, we stood beside the wait to be seated sign and the staff just ignored us and walked by. The outside area is beside a bend with constant cars and loud noise. The waitress didn’t seem to want to be there. We had to remind her a few times of things she had forgotten. There was food missing from my breakfast and was not worth the price. The breakfasts were both cold also. The meat on my partner’s breakfast was dry and tough. All over terrible experience.
  40. C

    Clare

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice staff and lovely food!

    The Yard Kitchen/BarResponded on 23 June 2021Dear Clare, Thank you for your lovely review, delighted to read that you enjoyed our food and the staff. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Regards Maura (General Manager)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Yard Kitchen/Bar is rated 3.5 stars by 53 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

22:30


Google Map for The Yard Kitchen/Bar

Spanish Parade, Galway, Co. Galway H91 W1EH

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Spanish Parade, Latin Quarter

  • Area

    The Claddagh

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Afternoon Tea, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available (at a discounted rate of €9 per 24 hour period) at Hynes Yard Car Park on Merchants Road, just a few short steps away.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Deirdre O'Donnell

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (091) 538 900

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate your special occasions in the private function rooms at The House Hotel and enjoy the comfortable & spacious surroundings suitable for kids and parents! Perfect for: Engagement party venues, Christenings, Baby Showers, After Wedding Parties, Confirmations, Graduations as well as Communion parties in Galway.

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