Maxwells Bistro restaurant
14 Williamsgate Street, Galway City
Their Ethos is simple. Good Quality Ingredients sourced locally; Careful Preparation and Presentation by their Kitchen Brigade; Service to you the Customer by people who enjoy Serving.
Their Menus contain a wide range of Fresh Seafood, Salads, Meat and Game, inspiring Vegetarian Options and a dedicated Coeliac Menu for those who choose to eat Gluten Free. Their Wine and Drinks List have been carefully chosen to match their food offering and complete a memorable visit to Maxwells.
At Maxwells they believe in the old adage that variety is the spice of life and their menus offer something for everyone, young and old. Visitors from abroad will love the Fresh Fish from Galway Bay. Friends and Families can choose from a comprehensive menu of Steaks, Salads, Homemade Burgers, Pasta Dishes and Stir-fry’s all at great value.
They use only the freshest and top quality ingredients and all their meals are prepared to order by their team of experienced and dedicated chefs. Expect great food, a casual ambiance and true hospitality. They look forward to welcoming you.
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Reviewed 08th September 2016 (visited 8 September 2016 )
Great food, best in galway, shame the 3 servers couldnt run the show. Could have been perfect if they hadnt forgotten our main course and coffee. Note to chef move, on or get new staff , you're wasted there.nn
Reviewed 02nd July 2016 (visited 1 July 2016 )
Very friendly staff who actually care about the customer. .food was excellent and we would definitely go back next time we are in Galway
Reviewed 13th December 2014 (visited 12 December 2014 )
We ate here in Maxwells Bistro last Friday night and though I don't like to complain, we found it very poor, and would never return. To explain we were on Holidays in Galway and so we wanted to get someplace special but this place did not add up. When we arrived there was no atmosphere and service was only OK. The food was disapointing and an expensive poor meal. What was most annoying was that after eating my desert I noticed a chip gone from the glass I ate my desert out off, told the waitress and no apology or anything off the bill, I left wondering did I eat a chip in the glass or not, wouldn't recommend this place to others.
Reviewed 11th October 2014 (visited 29 August 2014 )
Nice food in nice surroundings, had a lovely experience and very good value allowed my husband to have an Irish Coffee instead of desert,
Reviewed 12th August 2014 (visited 11 August 2014 )
Went here with my brother for lunch and had a super meal- indian butter chicken with almonds and loads of greens and a green tea- superb! He enjoyed the house burger and a side salad- will definitely be back!
Reviewed 02nd July 2013 (visited 22 June 2013 )
I had dinner there,didn't know what to expect from the place.the staff was very professional and usefull.the food was heavenly.i thought they have a weird combination,but it worked perfectly.i had the house salad...weird ingredients but in the end it was a heavenly combination,the chef knows what he is doing.the main was over the top,and enough to feed another hungry person...the fish that I had was extremely good!! the prices are high but the food was gorgeus so I was a satisfied customer.
Reviewed 17th May 2013 (visited 16 May 2013 )
Great for breakfast..... Lunch Menu expensive... My pet hate is restaurants describing a dish with various accompaniments and not delivering. Ordered Chicken Liver pate bland with sweet brioche type heated bread with butter. Personally found it to be a strange combination I personally prefer crackers or toasted baguette. The pate was served with so called "cumberland sauce" more like marmalade.. Finally had Fish Pie had lovely pieces of fish but actually no flavour of fish in the sauce so disappointing. Partner had "chowder" a watery creamy slop. I found the prices expensive for the quality of food and coffee not that great either. Much better restaurants in Galway which are Cheaper and much better quality and tasting food.
Reviewed 28th April 2013 (visited 21 April 2013 )
I've eaten here a number of times in the past few months, for both lunch and dinner, alone, and tables of 2 and 4. The food is very good, with a wide selection of dishes with locally sourced foods. They have a good soup and sandwich combo deal at lunch time. A particular favorite is the fish pie! Also the duck and crispy chicken pancakes. The prices are reasonable. The restaurant is well decorated and is well situated to look out on the busy Galway city centre in comfort. My one slight issue with this restaurant is the toilets, they are in the basement and although they are clean and well stocked, they only have changing facilities in the ladies room and there has been bad smells down there on more than one occasion.
Reviewed 27th November 2012 (visited 26 October 2012 )
Food was great, atmosphere was perfect! And it is in good location too - in the heart of Galway! :) Definitely will visit again while doing Christmas shopping. Well recommended!
Reviewed 03rd August 2012 (visited 1 August 2012 )
A party of four of us has a lovely meal the other day in Maxwell's. When we were seated we each chose the €25 set dinner (with a dessert) and I, for my part, had the chicken liver paté for starters and the fish pie for mains. Both were delightful. The paté with toasted brioche was light and tasty whilst the fish pie was both piping hot and extremely filling. For dessert, i had the banoffi pie which was very decadent and delightful. The other three diners in our group pronounced themselves very content with their meals too (I don't recall what they ate for for starters and mains but they all ordered the Eton mess for dessert). 2 glasses of house white wine (at only €4 each) were a pleasant accompaniment to my meal whilst the other diners at our table had a coffee each. Our pleasant hostess Maria served us very efficiently and thanks to Paul, the owner, and her we were in and out of Maxwells within an hour.
Reviewed 14th August 2011 (visited 6 August 2011 )
We dropped in to Maxwells after a film when passing through Galway and it was just perfect for a late light dinner. The menu is interesting and varied, staff are helpful and the atmosphere is upbeat and modern. At €20 for two courses, it is great value too.
Reviewed 18th October 2007 (visited 14 April 2007 )
Have eaten here a few times over the years, and never had a problem with this place. However, my last visit here was very disappointing, it seemed to have gone downhill. The service was below average, the food was horrible, I had the Spicy Chicken Tortilla and to be honest, the mushrooms in it tasted like they had been cooked for days. I hope things have improved since I was there as it's in a great location.
Reviewed 10th October 2007 (visited 6 October 2007 )
I've eaten here quite a lot over the last few years and I find it's a great restaurant if you love a bit of everything. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful