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The Yard Kitchen/Bar, Galway, Co. Galway

The Yard Kitchen/Bar

3.6
3.6
52 Reviews
€30 and under
Contemporary European

The name, The Yard draws inspiration from the original roots of Brennan’s Yard and it’s Galway tribal heritage. The Yard Kitchen / Bar brings back to life a name which is steeped in history, located in the heart of the Latin Quarter in Galway City Centre.

Perfect for an intimate gathering, a catch-up with friends, special occasion, or a trendy lunch spot, the menu offers an array of daring flavours and exquisite presentation whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The menu is designed to graze over a drink or two and relax in a friendly atmosphere. A space to connect in person and virtually, with the comfort to work or play.

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Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Afternoon Tea, Barbecue

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:30–10:00 Sat, Sun 07:30–11:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–16:30 Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    (091) 538 900

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Deirdre O'Donnell

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate your special occasions in the private function rooms at The House Hotel and enjoy the comfortable & spacious surroundings suitable for kids and parents! Perfect for: Engagement party venues, Christenings, Baby Showers, After Wedding Parties, Confirmations, Graduations as well as Communion parties in Galway.

  • Area

    The Claddagh

  • Cross Street

    Spanish Parade, Latin Quarter

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available (at a discounted rate of €9 per 24 hour period) at Hynes Yard Car Park on Merchants Road, just a few short steps away.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Hot & Hearty Breakfast

  • The Yard Full Irish€13.95

    Grilled pork sausages, cured bacon, black and white pudding, tomatoes, sauté mushrooms, eggs cooked to your liking. Allergens: Gluten, Eggs, Soybeans, Sulphites

    • Buttermilk Pancakes€7.95

      Apple compote, strawberries and maple syrup. Allergens: Gluten, Eggs, Soybeans, Dairy

      • The Scrambled Wrap€7.50

        Scrambled egg, spinach, guacamole, cherry tomatoes, wrapped in a soft warm wrap. Allergens: Gluten, Eggs, Celery, Mustard, Sulphites

        • The Vegan Breakfast€10.95

          Tofu scramble, potatoes, chickpea pancake, tomatoes, pepitas and salsa. Allergens: Gluten, Soybeans, Celery, Mustard, Sulphites

          • The Garden Omelette€9.00

            Spinach, fresh herbs and quinoa. Allergens: Eggs, Soybeans

            • The Yard Benedict€10.95

              2 poached eggs, sourdough, cured bacon & hollandaise sauce. Allergens: Gluten, Eggs, Dairy

              Continental Breakfast

              One item per continental category per person €15pp

                Choice of Juice

                • Orange Juice

                  • Apple Juice

                    • Cranberry Juice

                      • Chef's Smoothie

                        Choice of Fruit Cup

                        • Assorted Sliced Melon

                          • Chia Pudding

                            Allergens: Gluten, Dairy, Tree Nuts

                            • Granola & Yoghurt

                              Allergens: Gluten, Dairy, Tree Nuts

                              • Natural Yogurt

                                Allergens: Dairy

                                • Prunes

                                  • Dried Apricots

                                    Choice of Cereal

                                    • Weetabix

                                      Allergens: Gluten

                                      • Cornflakes

                                        Allergens: Gluten

                                        • Cocopops

                                          Allergens: Gluten

                                          • Muesli

                                            Allergens: Gluten

                                            • Hot & Creamy Oat Flakes

                                              Allergens: Gluten, Dairy, Tree Nuts

                                              Choice of Bakery

                                              • L'artisan Pastry Selection

                                                Allergens: Gluten, Eggs, Soybeans, Dairy

                                                • Homemade Brown Bread

                                                  Allergens: Gluten, Eggs, Soybeans, Dairy

                                                  • White Toast

                                                    Allergens: Gluten, Eggs, Soybeans, Dairy

                                                    • Wholemeal Toast

                                                      Allergens: Gluten, Eggs, Soybeans, Dairy

                                                      Choice of Hot Beverage

                                                      • Fresh Ground Roast Fonté Coffee

                                                        • Breakfast Tea

                                                          • Decaffeinated Coffee

                                                            • Selection of Infusions

                                                              • Hot Chocolate

                                                                Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                                What 52 people are saying

                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                3.6
                                                                3.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                • 3.9Food
                                                                • 3.5Service
                                                                • 3.5Ambience
                                                                • 3.5Value

                                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                                1. GB

                                                                  GuidoB

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 13 February 2022

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  The quality of the food, the attention to detail and the level of customer service were outstanding. My reagrds to all the employees that were working the night shift on February 13th.

                                                                2. G

                                                                  Gillian

                                                                  Connacht

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 12 February 2022

                                                                  overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                                  I’m sure it’s a lovely place but just short staffing/ new staff that weren’t familiar with the menu or service influenced my review. With time and training it will be fantastic, some of the waiters are enthusiastic.

                                                                3. SM

                                                                  SeamusM

                                                                  Connacht

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 13 November 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Excellent service throughout, lovely food well presented

                                                                4. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 13 November 2021

                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                  Ordered soup, came up like a long time after and gad no taste, the homemade bread with it was so dry. Service was slow and inexperienced guys.

                                                                5. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Dublin

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 29 October 2021

                                                                  overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                                  Food was good. Service was laughable.

                                                                6. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  London

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  1.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on 22 October 2021

                                                                  overall1food5service1ambience1

                                                                  We were seated at a table which was dirty and still had the previous bookings glasses/ milk etc on. The table wasn’t cleared or cleaned until we requested so after being there for 15 minutes. Even then it was poorly done and not reset so we separately had to ask for water glasses and cutlery. We had to asked 3 times for water and eventually got it after being there for 30 mins. Service overall was very poor. It was the waiters first day, he was visible nervous but it wasn’t his fault, he was given no support from the other staff in the restaurant. Thankfully when we did get our food it was lovely.

                                                                7. JW

                                                                  JacinthaW

                                                                  Connacht

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 16 October 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  The whole experience has been fantastic. Wonderful food, amazing drinks and the staff are polite, friendly and efficient. I cannot praise them enough. Will definitely be returning

                                                                8. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Dublin

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 1 September 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                  We had a lovely time. We had an excellent waitress, it was her first day serving as she usually works behind the bar but she was very friendly and professional, we couldn’t tell it was her first time at all! The price was surprisingly low for the quality of the meals we were served.

                                                                9. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 28 August 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Came for dinner at 8pm, got our table straightaway. Service was great and food was amazing. The outdoor area was nice and sheltered and there was a good buzz around the place.

                                                                10. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  N. Ireland

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 27 August 2021

                                                                  overall2food2service1ambience1

                                                                  Understaffed on a Friday evening. Waited 1 hour for the starters. The steak had more fat on it then meat, very poor for the price. Bad management overall as the staff were run off their feet. Even getting the bill at the end of the night took 20 mins to come to us. Not a great experience for the money that was spent.

                                                                11. s

                                                                  sofiad

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 9 August 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service2ambience5

                                                                  Food was OUTSTANDING.. Exactly what I was looking for my birthday, I recommend and will book again. The only issue was the service, being outdoors, staff should be more outside to see what customers want, and drinks took v long.. And the kitchen closed and no one said anything so when I was about to order more I couldn't.

                                                                12. S

                                                                  Spudnik

                                                                  Leinster

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 6 August 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Amazing food and really good service, 100% will be returning and recommending to friends

                                                                13. BC

                                                                  BillyC

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 27 July 2021

                                                                  overall2food1service5ambience1

                                                                  Starters were ok, mains were beyond bad, steaks were possibly the worst ever, service was excellent, outside space isn’t suitable for eating, staff great, steaks so so bad

                                                                14. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Connacht

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 27 July 2021

                                                                  overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                  Good outdoor area with plenty of space to social distance. Food and drinks were pretty good, unfortunately you’re kept waiting if you want to order more drinks / dessert. Staff not the most attentive, they are lovely though and very friendly

                                                                15. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Dublin

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 26 July 2021

                                                                  overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                                  The food was lovely however we kept having to go into the bar to get any drink / food service.

                                                                16. CC

                                                                  CloCo

                                                                  Dublin

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 24 July 2021

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                  Lovely place to eat. We were outdoor dining, and the ambience was lovely. Food was quite nice, lovely cocktail men great choice. Staff were friendly and attentive

                                                                17. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  1.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 24 July 2021

                                                                  overall1food4service1ambience2

                                                                  Food was nice but completely let down by the absolutely dreadful service. We waited 40 minutes for 2 drinks which we ordered when we arrived but came after our food. Any time we requested anything from the waitress it took extremely long even though there was a number of waitresses working and there wasn’t many people there. At no time did we receive any apology for the slow service. Avoid.

                                                                18. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Connacht

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 22 July 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Really lovely environment, good service, amazing food

                                                                19. A

                                                                  Anna

                                                                  Edinburgh

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 21 July 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Staff very friendly and accommodating. Very good service. Food was lovely and also did not take long. Will definitely be back.

                                                                20. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Dublin

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 18 July 2021

                                                                  overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                                  I think other recent reviews on here are very accurate. Service was disorganised but the staff were trying. Food was grand

                                                                21. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Connacht

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  1.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 18 July 2021

                                                                  overall1food3service1ambience4

                                                                  Wasn’t great, very poor service. Would not return

                                                                22. s

                                                                  shaz

                                                                  Ireland

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 17 July 2021

                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience3

                                                                  Good pub food, we had steak and Caesar salad with chip asked for extra sauce for salad which was brought out promptly, no hassle , friendly efficient staff

                                                                23. s

                                                                  samanthak

                                                                  Dublin

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 16 July 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Had a super night with group of friends, service and staff were outstanding, thank you so much and we will be back 🤩

                                                                24. AP

                                                                  AnnaP

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 15 July 2021

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                  Food was good. Nothing exceptional but Perfectly fine. Service was good.

                                                                25. RO

                                                                  RichardO

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 15 July 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great food and service... Lovely Hotel, highly recommended!

                                                                26. CK

                                                                  CaoimheK

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 15 July 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                  Lovely food and service was prompt. Would definitely return.

                                                                27. R

                                                                  Rachel

                                                                  Dublin

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on 12 July 2021

                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                  Nice wait staff but extremely slow service given how few people were there.

                                                                28. K

                                                                  Kcurran

                                                                  Toronto

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on 11 July 2021

                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                  We visiting the Yard 2days ago with our children. The outdoor dining area is very small and close to a busy main road so a lot of noise. There was only 1 girl serving all tables and although polite the service was slow. We had all finished our food by the time my daughter got her gravy. The food itself was very basic. I had wings which where suppose to be in sauce but where Infact bbq and the smallest wings ever. The loaded fries were cold and very greasy. The curry and burger were very basic. I was very disappointed in the whole experience and feel it was not value for money.

                                                                29. EF

                                                                  EmmaF

                                                                  Connacht

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined on 10 July 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Food and cocktails were delicious. Staff were lovely.

                                                                  The Yard Kitchen/BarResponded on 11 July 2021

                                                                  Thank you for your 5 star rating. Regards Maura (GM)

                                                                30. OK

                                                                  OonaghK

                                                                  Connacht

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 9 July 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  The mushroom bruschetta is delicious. Overall the dinner was excellent.

                                                                31. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Dublin

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on 7 July 2021

                                                                  overall3food3service1ambience3

                                                                  Service was extremely slow waited almost 30 minutes before receiving our drinks

                                                                32. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Orlando

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined on 6 July 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Lovely experience, great service, they gave us blankets to ward off the cold

                                                                33. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Dublin

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 6 July 2021

                                                                  overall2food3service4ambience3

                                                                  Service was great, but for some reason 5 dishes were out of stock and not available. This left choice very limited . Strange for a lunch time sitting

                                                                34. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Dublin

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on 5 July 2021

                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                  The service was poor , food was good though .

                                                                35. O

                                                                  Owen

                                                                  Connacht

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 3 July 2021

                                                                  overall3food5service3ambience3

                                                                  The food was very nice 10/10 however we were seated outside due to Covid restrictions & it rained heavily on us during the meal. The Umbrellas & Covers they seated us under weren’t water proof so it drizzled on us the whole meal. Would have been nice if the weather was good so can’t complain too much. Also people are smoking right beside the outdoor seating area which can be a turn in off.

                                                                36. LT

                                                                  LarissaT

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 3 July 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Amazing food, drinks and environment! Bruno and the others provided us such a great service since the beginning for my friends birthday. We are definitely coming back when visiting Galway again! Thank you so much, it was really great. I ordered the rare stake and it was incredible!

                                                                37. AK

                                                                  AmandaK

                                                                  Dublin

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on 19 June 2021

                                                                  overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                                  The steak was awful, but the rest of the meal was lovely

                                                                38. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  1.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 12 June 2021

                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                  My first and last time visiting. When we first arrived, we stood beside the wait to be seated sign and the staff just ignored us and walked by. The outside area is beside a bend with constant cars and loud noise. The waitress didn’t seem to want to be there. We had to remind her a few times of things she had forgotten. There was food missing from my breakfast and was not worth the price. The breakfasts were both cold also. The meat on my partner’s breakfast was dry and tough. All over terrible experience.

                                                                39. C

                                                                  Clare

                                                                  Dublin

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on 11 June 2021

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Very nice staff and lovely food!

                                                                  The Yard Kitchen/BarResponded on 23 June 2021

                                                                  Dear Clare, Thank you for your lovely review, delighted to read that you enjoyed our food and the staff. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Regards Maura (General Manager)

                                                                40. AS

                                                                  AgaS

                                                                  Connacht

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on 18 December 2020

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  I went for lovely dinner with my best friend . We ordered turkey and ham was delicious 🤤 . Staff very friendly . Thank you So much for made this evening special☺️✨🎄Beautyful Xmas decorations👌👌👌

                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                • Cleaning & sanitising

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

                                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                FAQs

                                                                The Yard Kitchen/Bar is rated 3.6 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                Google Map for The Yard Kitchen/Bar

                                                                Spanish Parade Galway, Co. Galway H91 W1EH

                                                                Additional information

                                                                • Cross Street

                                                                  Spanish Parade, Latin Quarter

                                                                • Area

                                                                  The Claddagh

                                                                • Hours of Operation

                                                                  Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:30–10:00 Sat, Sun 07:30–11:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–16:30 Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00

                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                  Contemporary European, Afternoon Tea, Barbecue

                                                                • Dining style

                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                • Dress Code

                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                • Parking Details

                                                                  Parking is available (at a discounted rate of €9 per 24 hour period) at Hynes Yard Car Park on Merchants Road, just a few short steps away.

                                                                • Payment Options

                                                                  AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                • Executive Chef

                                                                  Deirdre O'Donnell

                                                                • Additional

                                                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                • Phone number

                                                                  (091) 538 900

                                                                • Private party facilities

                                                                  Celebrate your special occasions in the private function rooms at The House Hotel and enjoy the comfortable & spacious surroundings suitable for kids and parents! Perfect for: Engagement party venues, Christenings, Baby Showers, After Wedding Parties, Confirmations, Graduations as well as Communion parties in Galway.

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