Galway + The West
Restaurants in Galway + The West
Just south of Galway, Ireland, on a weir beside a creek that runs into Galway Bay, this 18th-century tavern-all burnished wood and thatch-was immortalized in the Seamus Heaney poem "Oysters":
Our shells clacked on the plates
My tongue was a filling estuary
Chef Robert Gleeson's cooking is refreshingly simple and seductive, you'll see on the menu that the smoked haddock comes from Sally Barnes, the duck in the terrine from Helena Hickey.
This cozy, casual room turns out Galway's best local food, with global flourishes; house made ice creams are not to be missed.
A must for any oyster lover - meaty with a coppery edge.