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The Hardiman - Oyster Bar

3.9
3.9
9 Reviews
€30 and under
Irish

The Oyster Bar in Galway is located at The Hardiman and features Victorian sash windows with views of Eyre Square. Enjoy a quiet reprieve and relax in the stylish surroundings with your favourite tipple.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:30–21:30

  • Phone number

    (091) 564 041

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jonathan Mannion

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

Starters & Deli

  • Soup of the Day€6.50

    Stout & treacle brown bread. Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Eggs, Soy-beans, Milk, Celery, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites

    • Galway Bay Seafood Chowder€8.50

      Stout & treacle brown bread. Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Crustaceans (i.e. Crab, Prawns), Eggs, Fish, Soy-beans, Milk, Celery, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites, Molluscs (i.e. Mussels, Oysters & Scallops)

      • BBQ Chicken Wings€8.95

        Ranch dip. Allergens: Soy-beans, Milk, Celery, Mustard, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites

        • Atlantic Smoked Salmon€13.90

          Pickled salad, capers, stout & treacle brown bread, lemon and dill oil. Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Crustaceans (i.e. Crab, Prawns), Eggs, Fish, Celery, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites

          • Mezze Plate€12.50

            Falafels, hummus, sundried tomatoes, olives, feta, organic salad, ciabatta. Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Soy-beans, Milk, Celery, Mustard

            • Marinated Haloumi Salad€9.50

              Quinoa, roasted golden beetroot, nuts and seeds. Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Peanuts, Soy-beans, Nuts, Mustard, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites

              • Chicken Caesar Salad€8.90

                Baby gem lettuce, sourdough croutons, cherry tomato, parmesan shavings. Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Eggs, Soy-beans, Milk, Mustard, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites

                Sandwiches

                • Ham & Mature Cheddar Cheese Ciabatta Toastie€8.00

                  Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Eggs, Soy-beans, Milk

                  • Southern Fried Chicken Wrap€10.00

                    Lettuce, tomato, caesar dressing. Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Eggs, Soy-beans, Milk, Mustard, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites

                    • Brioche Roast Beef Melt€9.50

                      Caramelised red onion, swiss cheese, horseradish mayo. Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Eggs, Soy-beans, Milk, Mustard

                      • The Daily Express€9.95

                        soup & sandwich of the day

                        Mains

                        • Fish & Chips€18.00

                          Tartare sauce, organic leaf salad. Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Eggs, Fish, Milk, Celery, Mustard, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites

                          • Pappardelle Pasta€14.50

                            Seasonal vegetables, creamy red pesto sauce, parmesan shavings. Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Eggs, Soy-beans, Milk, Celery, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites

                            • Traditional Greek Vegetable Moussaka€14.50

                              Organic leaf salad, chips. Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Soy-beans, Mustard, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites

                              • Beef Burger€18.00

                                Streaky bacon, tomato, swiss cheese, Hardiman sauce, brioche bun, french fries. Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Eggs, Milk, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites

                                • Galway Bay Fisherman's Pie€15.00

                                  Organic leaf salad, garlic crostini. Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Crustaceans (i.e. Crab, Prawns), Fish, Milk, Celery, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites, Molluscs (i.e. Mussels, Oysters & Scallops)

                                  • Thai Massamon Chicken Curry€16.50

                                    Steamed basmati rice, naan bread. Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Crustaceans (i.e. Crab, Prawns), Peanuts, Soy-beans, Nuts, Celery, Mustard, Sesame Seeds, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites

                                    • Roasted Supreme of Chicken€18.50

                                      Sauté baby potatoes, chorizo, green beans, marsala sauce. Allergens: Soy-beans, Milk, Celery, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites

                                      • Pan-Fried Fillet of Hake€24.00

                                        Spiced tomato and caper ragout, surf clams, tender broccoli. Allergens: Fish, Soy-beans, Milk, Celery, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites

                                        Sides

                                        • Parmesan Truffle Fries€5.50

                                          Allergens: Soy-beans, Milk, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites

                                          • Organic Leaf Salad€4.50

                                            Allergens: Celery, Mustard, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites

                                            • Chips€4.50

                                              Allergens: Soy-beans, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites

                                              • Creamy Mash Potato€4.50

                                                Allergens: Milk, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites

                                                • Maple Roasted Root Vegetables€4.50

                                                  Allergen: Soy-beans

                                                  Desserts

                                                  • Lemon Parfait€7.50

                                                    Raspberry sorbet, toasted marshmallow, pistachio. Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Eggs, Milk, Nuts

                                                    • Chocolate Mousse Tartelette€8.00

                                                      Mascarpone ice cream, passionfruit coulis, puffed rice. Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Eggs, Milk

                                                      • Seasonal Fruit Crumble€8.50

                                                        Crème anglaise. Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Eggs, Milk

                                                        • Strawberry Basil Napoleon€8.50

                                                          Marinated strawberries, almond praline, crème anglaise. Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Eggs, Milk, Nuts

                                                          • Farmhouse Cheeses€12.90

                                                            Quince, crackers. Allergens: Cereal Containing Gluten (i.e. Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Milk

                                                            Last updated: 10 June 2021

                                                            What 9 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                            3.9
                                                            3.9 based on recent ratings
                                                            • 4.1Food
                                                            • 3.9Service
                                                            • 4.2Ambience
                                                            • 3.7Value

                                                            NoiseModerate

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                                                            1. HM

                                                              HelenM

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on 18 November 2021

                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                              Our food after a long delay , came out cold. Rest of party were so hungry the ate it , when I eventually caught the attention of a waiter- manger I think, the rest were finished. One in party asked for salmon, with sauce to the side and no broccoli. He got a peice of salmon, that was it. Also asked for a pint of Bulmers and got a pint of Hinekan... Of course the person paying did't want to make a fuss - typical Irish and paid for it in full.. Would not recommend anybody to eat here ever. Totally over priced and a terrible experience.

                                                            2. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on 23 October 2021

                                                              overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                              Booked for lunch at 2.30pm. Got off to a good start but after we had finished our meal the table wasn't cleared for 25 minutes; staff were preoccupied setting up the restaurant for dinner service. When table was finally cleared we weren't offered more drinks, dessert, tea, coffee even though we were previously interested in all of them. We just paid and left instead.

                                                            3. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Connacht

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on 9 October 2021

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              We had a lovely evening- staff were friendly. Good food and wine. Lovely surroundings

                                                            4. MM

                                                              MingtheMerciless

                                                              New York Area

                                                              18 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              18 reviews

                                                              Dined on 13 August 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The food was great. BUT...Oyster Bar is only the name of the restaurant...you can't get oysters there.

                                                            5. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Connacht

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on 31 July 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              We went here for an anniversary dinner and we were so thrilled with the experience. Food was really superb and our server Jessica was so good at her job. We will be going again.

                                                            6. NM

                                                              NoraM

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on 2 September 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The food was excellent, but it is the staff that make the experience

                                                            7. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Las Vegas

                                                              1 review

                                                              1.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on 4 August 2020

                                                              overall1food1service4ambience1

                                                              How in the world an oyster bar has no oyster. Change the freaking name then.

                                                            8. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              N. Ireland

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on 25 July 2020

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great food in the lovely oyster bar.

                                                            9. MT

                                                              MikeTateout

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on 21 July 2020

                                                              overall2food3service5ambience1

                                                              Fantastic team very lovely friendly service. The dinning area in the oyster bar wasn't warm didn't have that friendly atmosphere that you get here in Ireland. We stay in gallway with ate out for 5 days .Booking was pretty easy. Wasnt sure if it was family freindly.Thanks

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                                                            The Hardiman - Oyster Bar is rated 3.9 stars by 9 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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                                                            Google Map for The Hardiman - Oyster Bar

                                                            The Hardiman 14/15 Eyre Square Galway, Galway H91 NFD2

                                                            • Area

                                                              Galway City Centre

                                                            • Hours of Operation

                                                              Daily 12:30–21:30

                                                            • Cuisines

                                                              Irish

                                                            • Dining style

                                                              Casual Dining

                                                            • Dress Code

                                                              Business Casual

                                                            • Payment Options

                                                              AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                            • Executive Chef

                                                              Jonathan Mannion

                                                            • Additional

                                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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