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Kirby's

4.3
4.3
27 Reviews
€30 and under
European

Kirby's offer a relaxed INDOOR 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, Kirby's is the ideal venue for a night out with friends or when celebrating that special occasion.

Indoor & outdoor seating is available ( subject to the Irish weather )
Our booking platform accepts reservations up to 10 people, should you wish to make a booking for more than 10 people please email us with your enquiry on generalmanager@buskerbrownes.com .

Come to eat , Stay to party!

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Booked 1 time today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Daily 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Daily 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    (091) 569 404

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Galway City Centre

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 27 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MF

    MeghanF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Myself and two friends went for an early evening dinner in Kirby's and we had a brilliant time. The service is first and foremost friendly and welcoming. There was a great atmosphere. And the food was gorgeous! It's the perfect place for a sit down meal with friends etc, especially due to the central location. We'll definitely be back!

    Kirby'sResponded today

    Hi MegahnF, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirbys. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  2. S

    Siun

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Steak was perfect and delicious but halibut a bit overcooked/dry. Overall though food was great and service was great, really friendly staff! Only downside was the music was so loud it was hard to have a conversation across the table.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Attentive waitstaff Delicious steak and sides Would definitely recommend

  4. HF

    HelenF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    Our party left when we saw the very limited menu.

  5. JC

    JasonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic as always and my go to spot for food when visiting from Cork.

  6. S

    Sharon

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Couple of hiccups with kitchen but dealt with well

  7. PR

    PhilR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great. Service excellent and a really good atmosphere.

  8. PK

    PeterK

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super meal. Super friendly staff. A must when in Galway

  9. BG

    BarryG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Very little to fault, starter and dessert was amazing but little disappointed with the main we got steak. It was cooked perfectly but felt more could be done on presentation and have a fillet rather than sirloin

  10. B

    Bonsai54

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 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'sResponded on 12 October 2021

    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

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 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'sResponded on 12 October 2021

    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

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and lovely staff!

  13. AL

    AoifeL

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 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'sResponded on 12 October 2021

    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

  14. HF

    HelenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 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'sResponded on 12 October 2021

    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

  15. JD

    JoannaD

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 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'sResponded on 22 September 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

  16. PO

    PamelaO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 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'sResponded on 22 September 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

  17. CM

    ClareM

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely vegan risotto Nice atmosphere Quick service

    Kirby'sResponded on 22 September 2021

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

  18. E

    Edel

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 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'sResponded on 13 September 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

  19. PM

    PatM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 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'sResponded on 22 September 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

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cork

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 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'sResponded on 2 September 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

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous meal, attentive staff, perfect evening!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 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'sResponded on 31 August 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

  23. GH

    GemmaH

    Cork

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 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'sResponded on 31 August 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

  24. TM

    TrishMMC

    Mayo

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 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'sResponded on 31 August 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

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Parfait cuisine délicieuse personnels aux petits soins

  26. SF

    SineadF

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 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'sResponded on 31 August 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

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5

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

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Kirby's is rated 4.3 stars by 27 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 bookings at the moment.

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Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Kirby's

3/5 Cross Street Upper Galway, Galway H91 DV52

  • Area

    Galway City Centre

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Daily 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Daily 17:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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