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Kirbys  - Kirby's, Galway, Galway

Kirby's

4.2
4.2
62 Reviews
€30 and under
European

Kirby's 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, 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 3 times today

Additional information

  • 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

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 62 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KL

    KenL

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Really enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend.

  2. JQ

    JimQ

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice food, excellent service and a pleasant athmosphere. Food prices are average for quality offered. A bit expensive for drinks though given its a restaurant in a pub.

    Kirby'sResponded 5 days ago

    Hi JimQ, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate all feedback. Delighted that you enjoyed the food & good service. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  3. D

    Diarmaid

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great spot. Had lunch there on a relatively busy Saturday. Service was prompt and polite, food was very good. Desert was delicious. Nice seat in the window so had the benefit of the good weather and the comfort of indoors.

  4. M

    Molly

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Aoife our waitress was lovely as were all the staff.

    Kirby'sResponded on 4 May 2022

    Hi Molly, Many thanks for your kind review. We appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  5. TM

    TomasM

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Food was nice and a good quality, but service was a bit hectic and the wine we choose was not actually available, it seems the wine list is more of a guide.

    Kirby'sResponded 5 days ago

    Hi TomasM, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate all feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  6. GM

    GeorgeM

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience, service, atmosphere, and food were all outstanding.

    Kirby'sResponded on 26 April 2022

    Hi GeorgeM, Many thanks for your very kind review, we greatly appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  7. PK

    PeterK

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Dined here last October 2021 and had a superb experience. 6 months later and unfortunately it had dropped considerably. The pandemic and reopening has resulted in the hospitality industry struggling to get staff. Kirby’s unfortunately has felt the brunt of this. Trading on its previous glories. Maybe give it a miss till it recovers. Sorry but the truth hurts.

    Kirby'sResponded on 4 May 2022

    Hi PeterK, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we appreciate all feedback. Naturally we are disappointed. It certainly is a very challenging time for our industry and because of that there will naturally be good days and bad days. But we are doing our very best & will continue to do our very best to look after our customers. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  8. AC

    AlexC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Really good food. Music was rather loud from the adjoining bar. service was good until the end when we seemed to be rushed out of the restaurant by staff so they could close from 9.15pm

    Kirby'sResponded on 26 April 2022

    Hi AlexC, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate all feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious! Was with a group of 7 people and everyone loved their meals!

    Kirby'sResponded on 26 April 2022

    Thank you very much 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

  10. M

    Maggie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfect definitely will come back again

    Kirby'sResponded on 5 April 2022

    Hi Maggie, Thank you for posting your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirby's. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  11. AB

    AmandaB

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely experience in Kirby's for Mother's day. Excellent service, delicious food and great value. We'll definitely be back!

    Kirby'sResponded on 30 March 2022

    Hi Anonymous, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirbys and we certainly appreciate the feedback which we have shared with the team. See you soon!! Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  12. R

    Rutho

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Amazing food,reasonably priced but they forgot to bring the starter and we were tooo close to customers at the next table.

    Kirby'sResponded on 30 March 2022

    Hi Rutho, Thank you for taking the time time post your lovely review & apologies again for the issue with the starter. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  13. PO

    PamelaO

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    I had the chef special duck dish and it was really beautiful. My partner had the fish & chips which was also lovely although the chips were a little thin. Service wasn't great though.

    Kirby'sResponded on 5 April 2022

    Hi PamelaO, Many thanks for posting your review. We appreciate all feedback which we have shared with our team. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  14. AC

    AineC

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Waitress very attentive, friendly, informative. Noise level far too loud. Food was good. Unfortunately, we were charged for a bottle of wine that we didnt have ?? Could have been more attentive here.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food, great wine selection and good service. The prices reflect the high quality of food. Dessert cocktails are delicious if you are looking for a light finish to your meal. An all around brilliant spot!

    Kirby'sResponded on 30 March 2022

    Hi Anonymous, Many thanks for your very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirbys & the cocktails. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  16. AN

    AshleenN

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was stunning. Drinks were lovely too except cocktails took a while to come, was worth the wait anyway

    Kirby'sResponded on 16 March 2022

    Hi AshleenN, Many thanks for taking the time to post your rerview. We greatly appreciate your feedback which we have shared with the team. We apologise for the delay with your cocktails - good to hear they were worth the wait. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a fantastic meal here last night. The food and the service were brilliant. I would highly recommend Kirbys for the food, service and and atmosphere

    Kirby'sResponded on 16 March 2022

    Many thanks for your kind review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirbys. We greatly appreciate the feedback & the recommendation . We look forward to welcoming you back on another occassion. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  18. AB

    AndrewB

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Good steak, lively atmosphere. Service wasn't amazing but it was quite busy so you'd forgive that.

    Kirby'sResponded on 16 March 2022

    Hi AndrewB, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate all feedback which we have shared with our team. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  19. KD

    KaDu

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked for 7pm table was ready on arrival...staff were very attentive. Food was delicious. Reasonably priced

    Kirby'sResponded on 16 March 2022

    Hi KaDu, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirbys. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  20. NC

    NiallC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Noisy - waitress seemed to be in a hurry to move us out and a lot of loud and drunk people from the bar coming to the restaurant just to take spare tables and drink but not order any food - food was ok but a poor service experience

    Kirby'sResponded on 3 March 2022

    Hi NiallC, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We apologise that you felt the service was poor, we pride ourselves on offering good food & good service. We appreciate all feedback. We have taken your comments on board which have been shared with our team. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Lovely atmosphere, salmon was nicely done and well presented. Chips were dry unfortunately, the gourmet burger was lovely. And dessert was nice

    Kirby'sResponded on 21 February 2022

    Hi Thank you very much for posting you review. Delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to Kirbys. We take on board your feedback on the chips. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  22. e

    eilisb

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Disappointed that none of doors in ladies was lockable.

    Kirby'sResponded on 21 February 2022

    Hi Eilisb, Due to unforseen circumstances the locksmith ran into issues with the replacements. We apologies for the inconvience. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  23. KM

    KateM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2

    Was recommended to me by a friend. Both starters and mains were poor and not half eaten

    Kirby'sResponded on 15 February 2022

    Hi KateM, Thank you for posting your review, we appreciate all feedback. We are sorry that you has issues with the food - had this been brought to our attention on the night we would have done everything we could to rectify the matter for you. We pride ourselves on our very high standards and hope that you do return to experience that for yourself. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  24. EM

    EdelM

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Good food, good choice, well presented, friendly.

  25. KC

    KayC

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visited Galway for a weekend break and Kirbys was recommended to us. We book table online which was very easy to do. When we arrived we were greeted by lovely staff member and shown to our table. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly. I would definitely recommend Kirbys and eat there again if and when I visit Galway again

  26. NO

    NightOut

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was delicious. Staff were very friendly and chatty. Only negative was that a large group of students came in for drinks when we were finishing our meal and were very loud

    Kirby'sResponded on 1 February 2022

    Hi NightOut, Many thanks for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your meal & appreciate your feedback in relation to our team - it is much appreciated. We do apologise for any inconvenience caused due to excessive noise - the new closing times are having a impact. We expect this to rectify itself in the coming weeks. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  27. KK

    KeithK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1

    First arrived wait staff didn't seem to know there was any bookings arriving in. Food was ok at best. At 8pm while we we're having our desserts the restaurant turned into a pub with groups of college students being sat pretty much on top of us. I booked a restaurant for a reason. If I had wanted a pub experience, I would of gone else where. If the manager had warned us on booking or even on arrival that the restaurant changes into a full pub at 8pm, I would not of made the booking to begin with. But it would of made a difference in my opinion. Overall experience was so poor I would not recommend.

    Kirby'sResponded on 1 February 2022

    Hi KeithK, Many thanks for posting your review - we appreciate all feedback. We do apologise for any inconvience but had you made us aware of the issue we certainly would have made every effort to resolve the matter on the night. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  28. J

    Jamie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Very poor service would not recommend Rude staff.

    Kirby'sResponded on 30 December 2021

    Hi Jamie, We appreciate all feedback. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  29. SC

    SallyC

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, good service and cocktails were very good!

    Kirby'sResponded on 14 December 2021

    Hi SallyC, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirbys. Kind Regards Mary Ann

  30. SC

    SharonC

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Great service, food and atmosphere. Very polite staff.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Very disappointed going to Kirby’s with my family for a meal. Starter was duck salad it came with lots of salad leaves & two small bits of duck. Main course was a burger & chips & onion rings. I asked the waitress for no onion rings but that was not noted as they arrived. The chips were just thrown on the plate. It really looked like I got it from a chip van on the side of the road. The burger was over done with cheese. The whole presentation was a total turn off. Which I said to the waitress but again nothing was done. All the waitress was worried about is to pay fir the crap that was plated up. This was a special occasion but going here was not the right decision. It really would be a good idea if the waitresses was sent on a customer care course. Definitely not returning.

    Kirby'sResponded on 21 December 2021

    Hi Anonymous, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. Naturally we are disappointed to hear you will not be returning our restaurant manager arranged for the duck salad to be replaced with a black pudding terrine once you brought it to our attention so we had hoped the issue had been resolved. She was not aware of any other issue with your meal. We appreciate all feedback which we share with our team. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  32. R

    Rebecca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I couldn’t say a bad thing about my experience last night won Kirbys. I have been here a few times and the service, food, atmosphere is just amazing. The staff were so attentive and really lovely. Food on another level!!! I cannot wait to come back again soon. Thanks to everyone we absolutely loved it :)

    Kirby'sResponded on 14 December 2021

    Hi Rebecca, Many thanks for your very kind review which we have shared with our team. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Kirbys . Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  33. AC

    AngelaC

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had dinner with friends on a Wednesday evening at 7:30. Service was good, staff were all very friendly, food was excellent, steak done spot on, fish and chips as always really tasty. It was a first night out in a long time, definitely recommen!d Kirby's

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The evening was great but not enough time between courses. Food was first class but expensive for what we had. Would go back again as we had a good evening.

    Kirby'sResponded on 14 December 2021

    Hi Many thanks for posting you review, we appreciate all feedback which we share with our team. We are delighted that overall you enjoyed your visit to Kirbys. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  35. EM

    EllaM

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing steak, cooked perfect.

    Kirby'sResponded on 14 December 2021

    Hi EllaM, Many thanks for your review. We really appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards The Kirbys Team

  36. MF

    MeghanF

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    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 on 1 December 2021

    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

  37. 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.

  38. 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

  39. HF

    HelenF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    Our party left when we saw the very limited menu.

  40. 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.

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

FAQs

Kirby's is rated 4.2 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Kirby's

3/5 Cross Street Upper Galway, Galway H91 DV52

Additional information

  • 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

  • Parking Details

    None

  • 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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