I review the best dating venues in Galway so all you have to worry about is your own performance.If a sentence contains the adjectives; stylish, sophisticated, charming, enchanting and Galway, chances are they are either referring to me or the sublime Twelve Hotel in Barna. The place oozes class and was the ideal location to bring my date, a bird who looks a lot like my next ex girlfriend. The girl screams high maintenance and while models spend more that their fair share of time checking in and out of hotels, I could tell she was suitably impressed with the venue. Even the lift is opulent, the carpet and leather studded finish briefly distracted my stare from appreciating the vision that greeted my glance at the mirror. My most recent visit was a Sunday afternoon for bar bites. There was a nice crowd in the bar enjoying a Premiership game as we were shown to our table. The place is just class, the service was top and the menu was varied and appealing. I 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. With locally inspired names like, Inis Mean Popeye, Galway Market, Spanish Arch, Barna Crossroads, Dun Aonghus and my favourite the Prom Walk. Some of my finest ideas have been generated while after kicking the wall and inhaling the sea breeze of Salthills most famous walk way. However the idea of an Irish Fry on a pizza is nothing short of a stroke of genius. Clonakilty black pudding, streaky bacon, mushrooms, McGeoughs turf smoked sausage and egg.


My guest went slightly more traditional favouring one of the selection of seafood dishes available. She chose the Local Pan Seared Hake with Tempura Oyster. This dish comes with caper and potato salad, green beans, Parma ham and a seaweed beuree blanc. It was as beautifully presented as she was. I selected curry scented chips and the bowl of spicy wedges to accompany the pizza, when you’re out you’re out. We both went for the profittio rolls with honeycomb ice-cream and warm chocolate sauce for desert; it looked to good to resist and as usual I was right.


I want this for my bedroom

I’m not a wine expert, a pint of my favourite blonde (Heineken) and I’m happy but the wine menu is extensive and impressive. I need to give another shout to the staff, absolutely class, out waitress (a cute brunette) was extremely professional, while obviously and only naturally enjoying her trips to the table she couldn’t have been more helpful.

So lads here’s what you need to know:

Price; Reasonable given the location €14:50 for the pizza is good

Menu; Diverse- sure to satisfy even fussy eaters

Atmosphere; Family friendly ideal for groups but still good for couples

Service; Fast, very professional and cute

Likelihood of sex after bringing her here…..You’re as sure to score as Ronaldo in a league match Is there a better pizza in Galway? Tweet me to @galwayplayer with your suggestions, I’d love to find out.