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The Yard Kitchen/Bar

3.6
3.6
50 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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Booked 5 times today
  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized 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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

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What 50 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Connacht

    Good for Groups

  • Connacht

    Healthy

  • Connacht

    Great for Lunch

  • Connacht

    Romantic

  • Connacht

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Galway City

    Best Food

  • Galway City

    Romantic

  • Galway City

    Special Occasion

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  1. SM

    SeamusM

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service throughout, lovely food well presented

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 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.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Food was good. Service was laughable.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 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.

  5. JW

    JacinthaW

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 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

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 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.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 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.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 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.

  9. s

    sofiad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 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.

  10. S

    Spudnik

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and really good service, 100% will be returning and recommending to friends

  11. BC

    BillyC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 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

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 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

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2

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

  14. CC

    CloCo

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 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

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 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.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely environment, good service, amazing food

  17. A

    Anna

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience2

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

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience4

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

  20. s

    shaz

    Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 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

  21. s

    samanthak

    Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  22. AP

    AnnaP

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food was good. Nothing exceptional but Perfectly fine. Service was good.

  23. RO

    RichardO

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service... Lovely Hotel, highly recommended!

  24. CK

    CaoimheK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Lovely food and service was prompt. Would definitely return.

  25. R

    Rachel

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2

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

  26. KC

    KarenC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 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.

  27. EF

    EmmaF

    Connacht

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and cocktails were delicious. Staff were lovely.

    The Yard Kitchen/BarResponded on July 11, 2021

    Thank you for your 5 star rating. Regards Maura (GM)

  28. OK

    OonaghK

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The mushroom bruschetta is delicious. Overall the dinner was excellent.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    Service was extremely slow waited almost 30 minutes before receiving our drinks

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely experience, great service, they gave us blankets to ward off the cold

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 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

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    The service was poor , food was good though .

  33. O

    Owen

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 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.

  34. LT

    LarissaT

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 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!

  35. AK

    AmandaK

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    The steak was awful, but the rest of the meal was lovely

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 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.

  37. C

    Clare

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice staff and lovely food!

    The Yard Kitchen/BarResponded on June 23, 2021

    Dear 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)

  38. AS

    AgaS

    Connacht

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went for lovely dinner with my best friend . We ordered turkey and ham was delicious 🤤 . Staff very friendly . Thank you So much for made this evening special☺️✨🎄Beautyful Xmas decorations👌👌👌

  39. MR

    MaureenR

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Very spacious and airy, the food was good. Of note was the Calamari - starter very generous and perfectly cooked. Service friendly and professional. Ideal for a quiet leisurely lunch treat.

  40. M

    Mairead

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Lovely food, polite staff. Only down on ambience because of covid. Very clean also.

FAQs

The Yard Kitchen/Bar is rated 3.6 stars by 50 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.

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Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Yard Kitchen/Bar

Spanish Parade Galway, Co. Galway H91 W1EH

  • Cross street

    Spanish Parade, Latin Quarter

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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