Quay Bar and Brasserie at the Lodge

4.2
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26 Reviews
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€31 to €50
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Irish
The Quay Bar and Brasserie is the perfect environment in which to sit back, admire the sweeping views of Lough Corrib, sip on a drink or enjoy a delicious meal. The intimate and informal setting is the perfect place in which to enjoy some hearty Irish cooking prepared with the finest local produce, swap stories of the day’s adventures and refresh yourselves with a couple of our most popular cocktails. In the winter, it’s ideal for sinking into the deep leather sofa in front of the welcoming open fire.
What 26 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElaineH
London
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place & excellent food & service. Very friendly staff

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FionnualaK
Mayo
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The bar was particularly cold. People were sitting with the coats on. The fire was poor and the radiators were off which was a pity because it is lovely. I was so uncomfortable we had to go back to our room to enjoy the wine.

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DeirdreF
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal and staff were so helpful. Thank you

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Hannahlore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

we had very high expectations but were very disappointed. The service was the worst I have ever experienced, often ignored by staff. We waited 90 minutes before our drinks even arrived, we only got them as we had to ask. We waited even longer for our starters, two bowls of SOUP....which should not take that long. We weren’t given any bread either despite them saying they would bring them straight down. The soup was extremely tasteless and bland, very disappointing for the length of time we had to wait for it. Our mains weren’t much better, the chicken was over cooked and burnt in parts and we had to ask for our sides. We weren’t even asked if we wanted anything else such as desert/tea or coffee. Several people had similar issues and complaints as we ate. The whole experience was uncomfortable and we would have walked out before the starters even arrived had we not been staying the night. The excuses used were put down to a wedding taking place but with a venue of this calibre they should be used to looking after a small amount of people in a dining room. We then had to walk out and ask for the bill and nobody asked if everything was ok. We felt no point in complaining as several others had and nothing was done for them. The actual rooms and greeting we received when checking in were excellent and all of the staff were very friendly outside of the dining. Our only reason for staying the night at the lodge was to see what it would be like as a possible wedding venue. The dining experience alone has made up our mind for us and we would not return.

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MiriamG
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I gladly give the Quay Bar and restaurant the highest recommendation. It is a beautiful location for an enjoyable evening. The food was divine, portion sizes were perfect and the speed at which the food was served was timed well. The staff were very professional, yet friendly. I'm very much looking forward to a return visit

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OpenTable Diner
Mayo
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place

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Mayo
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Hotel was CLOSED when we arrived. This is NOT ACCEPTABLE. YOUR SO CALLED SERVICE IS A DISGRACE. I WAS EMBARRASSED AND ANNOYED IN FRONT OF MY GUESTS. Will be making sure nobody I know EVER uses Opentable.

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PatriciaW
Mayo
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Took 3 friends from overseas to dinner. Loved the ambience and the views. Staff were attentive and friendly and made us all very welcome. Unfortunately one of our meals (the beef burger) was very poor, the meat tough. I should have complained but were unwilling to spoil the mood. In spite of this I will return.

JM
JimmyMac
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our opportunity to escape from modernity and the pace/ noise of a busy commercial environment to relax over the perfect light evening meal in those gorgeous traditional settings which we would highly recommend to all our friends and associates!

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vipfrancesc
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Stunning location with very friendly professional staff - just a pity about the food. If you are going to charge €18 for a sandwich it needs to be a good one. What we got was very mediocre. We ordered 2 club sandwiches which came out as plain white sliced pan toasted with some dry bacon and chicken - the menu said a choice of chips or salad but we were not given an option. Disappointing but the location made up for it

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Beans
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Seafood platter at 29 euro was a little over priced as there were only two oysters and one langoustine on the plate. It also was not served with salad or bread. A side of skinny fries was an additional 4 euro.

We booked our table one week in advance and while it had a nice aspect overlooking the lake, the view was continuously blocked by cars. In addition, the table was adjacent to an opening into the main hallway and there was a cold draught from the main entrance to The Lodge which was very uncomfortable.

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FinolaC
Galway
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The menu was not interesting and the food was at best ordinary.
The meal was very overpriced and the best bit of the lunch was the view. In terms of food or value I would not recommend this venue

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vipSkip
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was not good to begin with, but add in the ridiculous upcharge for eating in the hotel and it made it that much worse.

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EibhlinH
Galway
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Lodge is a special place for an occasion, generating that good feeling factor.
Attention to detail was only surpassed by the mouthwatering fresh fish I enjoyed on Thursday at Quay Bar.
Staff were pleasant and very customer focused, happy to respond to our questions about Ashford Castle.
Thank you
EH

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SarahD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Hi,

We recently stayed there with our 4 month old baby, I must say everything was perfect except unfortunately the food. It was the perfect atmosphere for valentines, ambiance was amazing with the soft music, we could have sat and chatted all night! We got a very spacious table with plenty of room for the buggy and the staff were brilliant, friendly and so helpful.
Unfortunately to our surprise the food was not great! My partner had the bacon and pudding salad and both were very over cooked and rock hard, he enjoyed his burger but the chips were very overdone and tasted of bad oil! My lamb was slightly over cooked and mashed potato was cold, they did bring me fresh mash but at the time didn’t want to complain as everything else was so good and in the end we really enjoyed the evening!

Just a few twigs of the menu and you have a perfect evening! We were very surprised as the lodge is a 4 star we were expecting amazing food.

Aside from that we will definitely be back as it didn’t effect our overall experience and thorough enjoyed our night away!

Thank you very much,

Sarah, Danny and Baby Fionn

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Elizabeth
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got a deal on site for weekend special for myself and my husband for B and B and evening meal in the quay bar.
Absolutely fabulous food. The staff were amazing and I can't remember his name but one young waiter with a quiff in his hair was so into of his work. I highly recommend the quay bar. We will definitely be back. Thank you to all the staff you are all amazing.

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JackieC
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for a friend's get together... Great weekend, good location, staff were great, good value, fantastic location

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Pleasedpatron
Galway
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We ordered the fish and chips and the chicken Kiev. Both were extremely bland and forgettable. At least the chips were passable I suppose. I'd advise giving this restaurant a miss.

MF
MayoForSam
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely place for a special meal, our hist was very friendly and engaging, food was excellent.

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Racecourse12
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great, reliable, fabulous setting, looking forward to new menu

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MarieS
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Something different and the tapas sized portions were plenty. Lovely ambiance. Had a voucher from B&B which made for a good deal. I'd advise booking ahead as we saw several people turned away as it was a cold, wet, miserable Friday evening.

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SNK4
Galway
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience4

While I love this venue & location, I feel menu is not in keeping with tone of the overall offering. Sausage rolls, chips & chicken drumsticks for a special lunch -extremely overpriced & only alright to eat. A pity as its such a nice place to be & staff were very pleasant.

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NoeleenH
Galway
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food in pleasent surroundings. Very good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Galway
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The menu here is quirky and different and the setting of the bar is spectacular overlooking the lake. This was my second visit in recent times and we had the same waitress and she was fantastic-helpful and friendly. A real treat for lunch

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OpenTable Diner
Galway
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

just love love this place one of our favourite places to stay and dine staff are wonderful and the lodge gas a wonderful athmospere!

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CathyD
Galway
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were disappointed with the seating in a hallway with people checking in to rooms passing etc. It felt soulless. We miss the former Lisloughrey style bar offering.

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Quay Bar and Brasserie at the Lodge is rated 4.2 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

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