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Best Brunch in Galway

Sunday Brunch has become one of the must have meals of the week and when I’m not togging out in some far flung gaa hotbed in Mayo I try to visit one of Galway’s many amazing brunch venues. Here are a few of my favourites based on nothing but personal opinion;

 Caprice – just over two years old now this is one of my favourite places in Galway. The décor is stunning, the staff friendly and the menu delicious. They host a number of themed evenings during the year which are well worth checking out.

Caprice Cafe Galway

Caprice Cafe Galway

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dela

Dela

When you say brunch you invariably mean Dela, drive through town on a Sunday morning and the queues outside it’s door will attest to that. The interior is superb again, the staff are very welcoming and helpful and the food is sublime. My most recent visit saw an elderly lady stop and ask what I was eating as it looked so good. It was the “posh egg’s” a mouthwatering dish with scrambled eggs, chrizo and prawns. Absolutely devine.

 

https://www.facebook.com/delarestaurant/

Hyde

Hyde Bar

This new kid on the block has to be included and not just because I work there. The interior is stunning it’s an Instagram dream. Hyde is famous for it’s enormous Gin selection but it’s quickly become a very popular brunch venue, the flower wall and Glasshouse are particularly popular areas to sit and enjoy this scrumptious menu.

https://www.facebook.com/HydeGalway/

 

 

Kai

To be fair its ages since I’ve been here but from what I hear standards haven’t dropped a bit. The philosophy of this multi multi award winning restaurant is very simple, head chef Jessica sources fresh, organic produce from local suppliers to create daily menus bursting with flavor, texture and colour. All menus change on a daily basis dependent on what is fresh and in stock from local suppliers.

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/kairestaurantgalway/

 

 

Ard Bia

Another very popular venue with waiting times of up to an hour on a Sunday and it’s worth the wait. Located in the Spanish Arch this cosy little restaurant is full of nooks and crannies ideal for catch up’s on the previous nights shenanigans. An exquisite meun with a stylish twist on all your favourite’s awaits diners. I have to add the staff are excellent and understanding especially the lad that was able to tolerate my super fussy friends on Ladies Day.


Ard Bia

Ard Bia

kai

https://www.facebook.com/ardbia/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honourable mentions include, Coco Cafe in Salthill, especailly on a sunny day, Tribeton, 1520, The Corrib Tea Rooms. 

 

Am i missing any? Where is your favourite, let me know! 

Dela

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Skinny Love

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Skinny Love

Skinny Love I’m generally at my happiest with a large flute in hand, so when the invitation to attend the launch of Thomson and Scott Skinny Prosecco dropped in the letterbox I was delighted.

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McGettigan's Opening

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McGettigan's Opening

While the sun is making fewer appearances than Galway footballers in recent Connacht Finals at least the Galway social scene is hotting up.

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The Dough Bros- The Pizza Lovers Pizza

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The Dough Bros- The Pizza Lovers Pizza

The history of pizza is a fascinating one according to my research; invented in the early 90’s in New York City by four bothers collectively known as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it was brought to Ireland by the Goodfella family from Bundoran later in the decade.

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Creole

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Creole

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First dates seem to be as challenging for many Irish singletons as parallel parking is for women. For a nation famed for providing the world with verbose and socially skilled natives we strangely struggle with the preliminary stages of the courtship process. Most lads think dating is a few drunken fumbles in a badly lit nightclub, failing to realise the potential rewards of making the effort to bring a bird out for a night.

As Ireland’s premier male dating expert I am here to make things that little bit easier for you guys buy reviewing some of the best places in Galway to take the little lady.

This weekend I took my gorgeous date to Creole on Domnic St in Galway city. I like the lay out of the venue it caters for groups but is very cosy for couples too. The key to any date is preparation, I would recommend you check out the menu online before you go there first in case you don’t know your Jambalaya from your Etouffee, the staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable of the menu but your own research can make it look like you belong in such an establishment and are therefore are a quality prospect.

I’m not going to bore you with a detailed food review, this blog is basically a reconnaissance mission for Galway gents. The food was top class; genuinely my date was as impressed with each course as she was with my wonderful conversation skills. We had the house white which is reasonably priced at €4.95 per glass. The menu has plenty of variety which will keep satisfy most pallets, the portions are so generous and delicious that like me I’m sure you’ll fight to clear your plate. Desert was divine, swapping bites added to the romance of the night.

So lads here’s what you need to know:

Price Great value
Menu Plenty of choice
Atmosphere Good
Service Fast, friendly and cute

Likelihood of sex after bringing her here…..Very good If your bird has genuine potential then I’d have no hesitation in recommending Creole.

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Quay Kitchen

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Quay Kitchen

Watching the world go by on a balmy summers evening playing spot the Galwegian (tougher than you’d expect) is a rare treat

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The Myrick

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The Myrick

As you are all well aware I’m a man about town and I like to keep on top of the best venues Galway has to offer, especially when it comes to dates.

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The Twelve Hotel

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The Twelve Hotel

had just started reading the latest Ross O Carroll Kelly book, but the best thing I’ve read in quiet a while was the pizza menu here.

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Race Week – Winning Tips

The majority of tips you get over race week are nonsense and ultimately determined by the mood a horse wakes up in the morning. For proper practical tips look now further: here’s theGalway Players Don’ts and Don’ts Race Week 2014

Do Come prepared; the Galway weather is as unpredictable as a woman’s mood, a small umbrella unveiled during the inevitable showers will have the birds flocking to faster to you can say “Free Micheal Kors watches.”

Stay Connected: Apart ensuring a good body, I always check out a birds mobile phone when I’m on the pull. Dubs are always bleating on about how small Galway is and easy to get around, best of luck finding your way home from a house party in Oranmore the next morning when you’re staying in Dun. Something near the city.

Go local, I may be biased but the talent is always top notch, apart from the fun loving, free spirited nature of the Galway Girl, they can show you the places to head. The city’s night life is an ever evolving creature, their morals might be questionable but their knowledge of the local watering holes is invaluable.

Bus it: The best way to Ballybrit is getting a bus out, its efficient cheap and a great way to make friends, be a gent and offer a lady your seat or be a player and offer her a knee and talk about the first thing that pops up.

Don’t Ever buy a bird a glass of champagne, no Irish bird actually likes it or knows what it tastes like. Pour a glass of the House White into a flute top it up with the free dash of 7up on the bar, trust me she’ll be none the wiser and you’ve saved a bomb.

Bring her back to yours particularly if you’re staying in rented accommodation, given the amount of fake tan she’ll be plastered in, a night of passion will leave your accommodation looking a cell in the Maze prison during the Dirty Protests.

Commit to a bird too early in the week, Race Week is like the World Cup, a feast of top class talent to behold for one glorious period during the summer. Each game is the game of the tournament, until you lay eyes on the next cracker.

Complain about drinking from plastic glasses, it’s faster, more economical and allows you to savour the atmosphere on Shop St and around the Latin Quarter. Realistically you’d drink out of a boot by the end of the night.

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