Restaurant Reviews from flava

Status: First Timer

Credibility Score:
52.5%

County: Galway

No. of Reviews: 2

Member Since: 20 April 2012

Last Visit: 21 April 2012

The Best Restaurant

The Spanish Arch restaurant

Quay Street, Galway City, Galway

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Cuisine:
European

Price Range:

Good
5 reviews

Reviewed 20th April 2012 ( visited 03rd April 2012 )

I have to concur with all the other reviewers, I am from Galway and if i were a visitor i would highly reccomend this spot. Now i cannot vouch for their accomadation as i have my own bed, but i can honestly say the warmth and lux dining area is a must, the food is simple but it is fresh, appetising and great value for money, so far i have never had a bad eating experience. The ambiance is welcoming, and the staff execute their roles to a high level of service. I highly reccomend the Spanish Arch, and i think it gives most restaurants on busy Quay st, a run for their money. TOP MARKS!
Most Visited Restaurant

Cookes Restaurant & Wine Bar

28 Upr Abbeygate Street, Galway City, Galway

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Cuisine:
European

Price Range:

Average
30 reviews

Reviewed 20th April 2012 ( visited 31st March 2012 )

Having noticed Cookes to be closed for a short period for renovations, i decided to opt for a visit on its re-opening, I have always been a fan of this restaurant and have enjoyed numerous family occasions and indeed my own graduation there. However from my visit i have noticed that the service has changed significantly, young students with a lack of understanding on proper service and knowledge, accompanied with a somewhat drab and lack lustre menu, im really not sure what the restaurant is aiming for? The building itself gives the illusion of a fine dining establishment and yet the menu suggests 'pub grub'.! and quite frankly i have enjoyed finer fare in pubs. (whatever happened to the lovely fish options, we were spoiled for in the past?) Perhaps its just teething problems, but i DO honestly think the owners have gone backwards from the fine establishment that once was, its a great shame. After my last visit i can honestly say i will not be returning.
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The Spanish Arch
Quay Street, Galway City, Galway

I have to concur with all the other reviewers, I am from Galway and if i were a visitor i would highly reccomend this spot. Now i cannot vouch for their accomadation as i have my own bed, but i can honestly say the warmth and lux dining area is a must, the food is simple but it is fresh, appetising and great value for money, so far i have never had a bad eating experience. The ambiance is welcoming, and the staff execute their roles to a high level of service. I highly reccomend the Spanish Arch, and i think it gives most restaurants on busy Quay st, a run for their money. TOP MARKS!

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Cookes Restaurant & Wine Bar
28 Upr Abbeygate Street, Galway City, Galway

Having noticed Cookes to be closed for a short period for renovations, i decided to opt for a visit on its re-opening, I have always been a fan of this restaurant and have enjoyed numerous family occasions and indeed my own graduation there. However from my visit i have noticed that the service has changed significantly, young students with a lack of understanding on proper service and knowledge, accompanied with a somewhat drab and lack lustre menu, im really not sure what the restaurant is aiming for? The building itself gives the illusion of a fine dining establishment and yet the menu suggests 'pub grub'.! and quite frankly i have enjoyed finer fare in pubs. (whatever happened to the lovely fish options, we were spoiled for in the past?) Perhaps its just teething problems, but i DO honestly think the owners have gone backwards from the fine establishment that once was, its a great shame. After my last visit i can honestly say i will not be returning.

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