Kirby's

4.3
18 Reviews
€30 and under
European
Kirbys offer a relaxed dining experience in modern surrounds. Savour the best of local produce cooked with a modern twist. An extensive wine list is available with and emphasis on New World wines. Assured of a warm and friendly welcome and value for money, Kirbys is the ideal venue for a night out with friends or when celebrating that special occasion. Kirbys also caters for Corporate lunches and dinners as well as Christmas parties.

Indoor & outdoor seating is available ( subject to the Irish weather )

Come to eat , Stay to party!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 18 people are saying
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4.1
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4.3
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4.1
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Bonsai54
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and booked this restaurant a week in advance as we had got feed back from friends of ours that had eaten there . We arrived early and had a few drinks before we were seated for our meal. I had a Sirloin steak well done and chips which was only delicious .My wife had cod and chips which she really enjoyed .We did not have dessert as we were full and could not eat any more.
We had two coffees and paid the bill.
The staff were very friendly and efficient. We will defiantly be back again when we visit Galway and would highly recommend this restaurant .

Kirby's
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Bonsai54, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's & we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Galway. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

COVID check and precautions were completed well and contact tracing was initiated.

Out of the 10 or so tables in there ourselves (group of 6), a couple and another group were in eating. 3/10 approx tables taken.

We took our seats and waited 10 mins for menus, only to have to ask for them. Waited another 10/15 mins for someone to take our order - we again had to ask. Waited for our drinks for about 15/20 mins and could see them made and waiting on the counter. We again had to ask for the drinks to be brought down - waitress walked right by them and did nothing. Another waitress finally realised and dropped them down. From sitting down to ordering and getting our drinks was about 40 mins.

Where we were sat actually cut another couple off from access by the waiters, so a lady came over and demanded we moved as if we were the ones who laid out the floor plan and decided to sit in her way ourselves. “I have to get by here to serve these people could you move” - is what we got. We also overheard that couple mentioning they waited 30 mins for dinner and had finished their first drink for 10 mins before asking someone to come over.

Food came and was nice, no snags with that. Our drinks were replenished when noticed which was good. However wine was just dropped out in a cooler with cap still on and not poured/tasted - just left down.

Overall if the service wasn’t as poor as it was we would have enjoyed the dinning experience a whole lot more. Disappointing as I’ve heard great things about this place before. Unfortunately won’t be back again and based off our experience would not recommend.

Kirby's
Responded 3 days ago

Good afternoon , We are naturally disappointed to read of the service issues you encountered but we are non the less grateful that you brought it to our attention. It is good to read that you enjoyed the meal but we do apologise that our service fell short on this occasion We appreciate your feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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OpenTable Diner
Galway
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and lovely staff!

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AoifeL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very average, aside from the very efficient woman who greeted us the service was poor.
Fine if you're passing and hungry but not a venue for a special evening.

Kirby's
Responded 3 days ago

Hi AoifeL, We trust that you enjoyed your meal but it is disappointing to read that you experienced some issues with service. We appreciate all feedback, thank you for taking the time to post your review. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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HelenF
Galway
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a beautiful meal at Kirby's in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Lovely friendly efficient staff . I would highly recommend a visit to Kirby's and would certainly return.

Kirby's
Responded 3 days ago

Hi HelenF, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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JoannaD
Galway
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from the door to our table. Our server was so kind and friendly. I can only eat Gluten Free the selection was excellent. Will back again. Thanks 😊

Kirby's
Responded on September 22, 2021

Hi JoannaD, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review and for your kind feedback. Look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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PamelaO
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Very good value for money. Good choice of starters and mains. I'd recommend the black pudding and parma ham starter which was beautiful. And the crab and smoked salmon combo as a main. Excellent food.

Kirby's
Responded on September 22, 2021

Hi Pamela0, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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ClareM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely vegan risotto
Nice atmosphere
Quick service

Kirby's
Responded on September 22, 2021

Hi ClareM, Many thanks for taking the time to post your kind review. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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Edel
Galway
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were waiting a while for our cocktails (food arrived before cocktails) and the prices of them had gone up but apparently it's the same in a lot of places. Food was very good!

Kirby's
Responded on September 13, 2021

Hi Edel, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review - delighted you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's . Kind Regards The Kirby's team

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PatM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Had eaten at Buskers before which is always great and tried Kirbys last weekend. Food was very average and not particularly great. Asked and was advised the chicken breast was off the bone by waiter which was not the case.

Took 20minutes to get the attention of a waitress to take a drinks order & order dessert - which is a lot of time when you are confined to 2 hours. Dinner plates only lifted as Dessert was coming.

Time to either add one extra pair of hands upstairs or else please ensure all staff are looking after the entire floor and not just the tables close to the bar!

Hopefully it was a one-off as it is a really nice venue inside.

Kirby's
Responded on September 22, 2021

Hi PatM, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your food. We appreciate all feedback which we have shared with our team. We hope to welcome you back to Kirby's again Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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OpenTable Diner
Cork
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Food was tasty. Music too loud for a restaurant, felt like a disco. More of a student spot than a family restaurant. Would probably be better to go there for a drink than a meal but overall a nice place.

Kirby's
Responded on September 2, 2021

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review, all feedback is greatly appreciated. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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OpenTable Diner
Mayo
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, attentive staff, perfect evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Galway
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Friendly staff and food and drink were great, only thing was they added drinks form another table to ours but fixed when we notified them

Kirby's
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hi, Many thanks for your review and for bringing the matter of the error with the drinks to our attention, glad to hear it was rectified. Kind Regards The Ej's Team

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GemmaH
Cork
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, well priced and the food was above and beyond delicious and lovely to look at. The waiting staff are lovely and the drinks were amazing. This restraunt follows all covid rules to the T making you feel safe, secure and comfortable for the duration of your stay amazing!!!

Kirby's
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hi GemmaH, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's. We have shared your feedback with our Chef & the team. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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TrishMMC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant evening catching up with friends. Food and drink were both very much enjoyed and all the staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely return to Kirbys!

Kirby's
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hi TrishMMC, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review & for the great feedback. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Parfait cuisine délicieuse personnels aux petits soins

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SineadF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Was sat directly under the aircon which was so cold we had to put our coats on and eventually the staff moved us. Food came out very fast and was tasty and satisfying.
We also spotted unused bread from tables being reused at the bar a couple of times during our visit which was off putting. Cocktails were very nice.

Kirby's
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hi SineadF, Many thanks for posting your review, we appreciate all feedback and are delighted that you enjoyed your food & cocktails. Unused bread would never be re used it is disposed off once removed from the tables. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

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OpenTable Diner
Galway
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I loved Kirbys, I haven’t been out in a while and it was brilliant. 10:10 for Kirbys

FAQs

Kirby's is rated 4.3 stars by 18 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.