The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival

 

105508_Gal_OysterCreated by city hotelier, Brian Collins in 1954, the world-renowned Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival takes place on the last full weekend in September each year.

The festival is one of Ireland’s oldest festivals and celebrates the native Galway oyster or ‘Galway flats’. Galway is home to one of the last remaining wild oyster beds in Dunbulcan Bay – a protected bay with pristine waters perfect to cultivating the rare native oyster.

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During the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, there will be 3 days of events in the festival marquee including the National Oyster Opening (shucking) Champs, live bands, dancing, a feast of seafood delights, a masquerade ‘Mardi Gras’ style party on the streets, World Oyster Olympics, cooking demos and more.  This years event takes place on Friday, September 28th until Sunday the 30th #GalwayGrub

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The Best Carvery Dinner Galway Has To Offer

The pub will now go head to head with the providers of great carveries in other provinces and could be crowned the best pub carvery in the whole country.

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Introducing The Yard Galway

(Drum Roll) Ladies & Gentlemen, may we introduce to you Galway’s newest eatery The Yard39923918_301669317079352_3984091885168754688_n

To say we’re excited about this one would be a massive understatement. The Yard, situated at The House Hotel, opened it’s door towards the end of July. Serving a variety of foods, they are the next place you need to start a date night in. One of the most exciting aspects of this place is their take on your favourite dishes. Take the below image as an example for starters, a bag of nachos! 39921127_301670610412556_3385658964942258176_n

The other aspect I’m very excited about is their cocktails. Created by their team of highly skilled mixologists, you’ll instantly add The Yard to your list of places to go for a few post work drinks.38292873_283922942187323_4555338362491240448_n

This leads us perfectly onto the fact that we have dinner & cocktails up for grabs on our Instagram page. We’ll be picking a winner tomorrow so don’t miss your chance to enter! Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog so you can get an email with all the latest news around the food world in Galway #GalwayGrub

The Top 5 Pizza Places in Galway

It is fair to say that in Galway we are blessed with an amazing amount of wonderful restaurants. Throughout the city and it’s outskirts, you’ll find something for everyone to enjoy. Pizza is a firm favourite treat for most people, ourselves included, so we have put together this list of the ‘Top 5 Pizzas Places in Galway’. They are, in no particular order;

1. The Dough Bro’s Wood Oven Fired Pizza

No discussion around the best Pizza in Galway would be complete without The Dough Bro’s. Now entering their 5th year of business, the story of how Eugene & Ronan set up their now famous business is one we’re all familiar with. Thier Pizza is legendary, as is their unbeatable customer service and charm.IMG_1906

2. Pizza Napoli

If you have ever ventured to Galway’s Latin Quater on a night out, you will surely have stopped off at Pizza Napoli afterward. Not to be confused with a typical place you only visit after a night on the town, Pizza Napoli are specialists at what they do. Each slice is a mammoth portion in itself and you can take it with you and sit at the Spanish Arch on a nice day. 35742274_2134851853400820_3213784355260334080_o

3. Fat Freddy’s Restaurant

With 30 years in business, you’ll struggle to find a restaurant more steeped in Galway tradition than Fat Freddy’s. Generations have been raised here, marriage proposals a regular occurrence and some of Galway’s finest Chefs have started out working here. While they offer a variety of other foods, their best selling dishes would be their Pizzas. They also do Vegan Pizzas if you’re that way inclined. 37778261_2020093704690136_538002335234785280_n

They also run a Birthday Club every month through their social media where you can get yourself a free dessert on your birthday when you buy a main.

4. Crust Bucket

The new kid on the block, Crust Bucket offers you the chance to eat on a double-decker bus! Situated in the beautiful Beer Garden of Carroll’s Bar, Crust Bucket’s menu contains a mixture of flavours and combinations. With their large selection of beers, it’s the perfect stop off on a Friday evening to get the weekend started.header-image

5. McGinn’s Hop House

Woodquay’s very own McGinn’s Hop House completes our list as we look to cover every angle possible. With the Premier League back in action, you’ll be looking for somewhere to not only enjoy the matches but also to tickle your taste buds while you do it. Foleys-Hop-House-9

These are just some of the amazing options that are out there, we’ve just picked 5 of our favourites. If you have any other suggestions feel free to comment them below! Thank you for reading, don’t forget to subscribe so you can keep up to date with all of our latest blogs. #GalwayGrub

 

 

Hyde Bar Bottomless Brunch

Just take one glimpse of Hyde Bar and the first word that comes to mind will be wow.

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After opening on Forster Street in Galway a few months ago, Hyde Bar has been attracting visitors from near and far for their impressive range of Gin. What peaks our interest, however, is their bottomless brunch.

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We’ve teamed up with them to giveaway a bottomless brunch for two so you can experience what they have to offer absolutely free. We’re giving this fantastic prize away on our Instagram page. We’ll be picking a winner tomorrow so be sure to enter as soon as you can!

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