The Yard Kitchen/Bar

3.7
45 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 45 People Are Saying
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3.6
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3.5
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3.5
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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
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.

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sofiad
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.

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Spudnik
Kildare
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BillyC
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

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OpenTable Diner
Galway
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

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
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.

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CloCo
Dublin
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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Galway
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely environment, good service, amazing food

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Anna
Edinburgh
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
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

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OpenTable Diner
Galway
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

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

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shaz
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

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samanthak
Dublin
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 🤩

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AnnaP
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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RichardO
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CaoimheK
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely food and service was prompt. Would definitely return.

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Rachel
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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

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KarenC
1 review
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Galway
5 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were delicious. Staff were lovely.

The Yard Kitchen/Bar
Responded on 11 July 2021

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

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OonaghK
Galway
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
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

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The service was poor , food was good though .

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Owen
Galway
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.

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LarissaT
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!

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AmandaK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Clare
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff and lovely food!

The Yard Kitchen/Bar
Responded 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)

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AgaS
Galway
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👌👌👌

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MaureenR
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very spacious and airy, the food was good. Of note was the Calamari - starter very generous and perfectly cooked. Service friendly and professional. Ideal for a quiet leisurely lunch treat.

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Mairead
Galway
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely food, polite staff. Only down on ambience because of covid. Very clean also.

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OdhranM
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious but the staff service was fantastic, made the evening!

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AlexandrosL
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We were told only after ordering that we had to spend €20 before alcohol could be purchased. This was reduced after we complained this was reduced to €9.50 as per government regulations (which should be €9 but we didn’t complain). Atmosphere was non existent as we were the only people there. Service was decent but food was bland and extremely overpriced. €18 for fish and chips and there were about 10 chips. Will never go back

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ConorO
Galway
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my stay at the house hotel. Evening meal at The Yard Kitchen was outstanding. Service was very efficient and staff members Luke and Tom were friendly and made us feel welcome. I highly recommend the ice cream sandwich for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had an amazing trip to galway and this restaurant was so lovely to sit down and to just enjoy a meal, waiting staff where amazing and we weren’t long waiting on service everything was perfect.

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ThereseM
Galway
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous afternoon tea here with my friend. Food was lovely, staff were really friendly, excellent quality for money. We had loads to eat.

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The Yard Kitchen/Bar is rated 3.7 stars by 45 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.