ASIAN TEA HOUSE/BUDDHA BAR
And now for something completely different, a contemporary restaurant and bar, that has a very extensive menu to include dishes from Thailand and Malaysia and a drinks menu including cocktails. I love Asian food and there is plenty of choice in Galway, Papa Rich is another really good option and has restaurants in the City and Salthill (overlooking the promenade), They also do Takeaway and are available on Deliveroo. I love Asian cuisine and they offer excellent Vegetarian and Vegan dishes and offer such good value for money.
ZAPPI’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Who doesn’t love Italian food? And again in Galway you are spoilt for choice.
My No 1. choice was a dificult one to make as I have eaten in every Italian in Galway over the years and to be honest they are all very good and all over the city and also in Salthill but I decided that even though the location is not my favourite, the food is a winner!
All the pasta dishes have the choice of what type of pasta you want so if you go for for example the Carbonara you can have it with Spaghetti, penne or whatever you prefer which I think is very clever. I will mention DaRoberta’s in Salthill which is a favourite of many of our English language students and staff and I have myself gone to on many occasion but sometimes it can get very busy especially during the summer months.
Others are Mona Lisa and Osteria Italiana De Simone both in the city, so many I had to mention a few others. All the Italians also do Takeaway and are offer dishes from €10!
I love all food but one of my favourites has to be a good burger and for me our own homegrown local talented lads who have gone from strength to strength. They have been awarded the “Best burger in Ireland” in 2019.
Using the best of local produce and in their words Irish meat and spuds with every burger hand rolled and every chip being hand cut. I have made many visits to their Dominick Street location and have never been disappointed, the only problem is trying to decide which burger to get as they are all so yummy!
They are also located in one of my favourite Pubs O’Connells in the outdoor covered” ‘Beer Garden”, another highly recommended venue for a night out with fellow students learning English to soak up the famous Galway nightlife!