15 Family-Friendly Restaurants in Galway


April 6, 2022

family friendly Restaurants in Galway

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Are you looking for family-friendly restaurants in Galway? There are so many great restaurants in Galway to choose from, but the problem for parents is to find one which will comfortably cater for the whole family.

With a great range of kids menus to choose from for your next day out, here are our picks for great family-friendly restaurants in Galway – plus you can tell us your favourites below!

Family-Friendly Restaurants in Galway City

The Connacht Hotel

Kids afternoon tea in Ireland

We all like to treat ourselves from time to time and indulge in some of the finer things in life. Step in to a relaxed atmosphere and indulge in Afternoon Tea served in the Library at the Connacht Hotel Galway.

You certainly won’t go hungry as you tuck into homemade scones with fresh cream and jams, gourmet finger sandwiches, a selection of miniature cakes all served with tea and coffee.

Little ones can also join in with the fun with the Family Afternoon Tea at the Connacht Hotel. This is a truly family-friendly afternoon tea in relaxed surroundings with warm and attentive service. Enjoy chicken goujon skewers, ham and cheese sandwiches, and treats like Oreo brownie, jelly, coconut cake, mini cookies, hot chocolate or babyccino.

Pascal Coffee House

With two venues in the city, at Edward Square and Lower Abbeygate Street, Pascal’s is very child-friendly, with great customer service and very welcoming staff. Famed for their delicious and extensive pancake menu!

Gourmet Food Parlour, Salthill

Gourmet Food Parlour has an extensive kids’ menu for both brunch and dinner, including Thai red curry, calamari and chips, as well as toasties, pancakes, goujons, and pasta.

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The Dough Bros Wood Fired Pizza, Middle Street

Staff are always very welcoming and accommodating and make an effort to chat to kids. They also have colouring available for children – and of course the pizzas are amazing!

Milano, Middle Street

Milano is a very family-friendly restaurant with plenty of space. They have a delicious ‘Piccolo’ set menu for the kids, with dough balls, pizza, pasta or salad and a dessert, with a Bambinoccino to wash it down. They also offer a kids activity pack.

The Galleon, Salthill

Established in 1965, The Galleon Restaurant offers fantastic value, great service and tasty food – and they pride themselves on being a family-friendly restaurant! Young diners can choose from several options, including soup, wings, burgers, fresh fish, roast chicken, or the roast of the day.

Mr Waffle, Newcastle Road

Mr Waffle is very family-friendly and serves crepes, pancakes, sandwiches, quesadillas and soups – and, of course, their delicious waffles! Gluten-free options available.


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Family-Friendly Restaurants in Galway County

Three Towers Organic Restaurant at Slieve Aughty, Loughrea

The Three Towers Organic Restaurant offers home-cooked delicious organic food. There is lots of space and plenty of outdoor seating for fine days.

The cafe menu is available daily in summer and weekends in winter, or visit for a clay oven pizza experience on Friday evenings (seasonal).  With creativity and a passion for organic food, the aim is to offer delicious, healthy meals using only natural and organic ingredients.

Garden Cafe at Brigit’s Garden

Brigit's Garden cafe for restaurants in galway

Enjoy fresh, high quality, homemade food in the award-winning Garden Cafe at Brigit’s Garden where you can relax in the light-filled dining room overlooking the garden or dine al fresco on the patio.

For kids, there are plenty of tasty, healthy options, including savoury and sweet crepes, wraps, pasta, small portions of homemade soups, yummy hot chocolate and lots more.

The Garden Café is open to families whether or not they are visiting the Gardens. For those visiting the Celtic Gardens, there are lots of fun things for children to explore, from the kids’ discovery trail to lots of natural play.

Karibas Restaurant & Coffee House, Ballinasloe

“Delicious food and seriously good coffee, always served with a smile” – just what we all need! Breakfast, lunch and an all-day menu mean that there is always something for everyone to enjoy.

O’Grady’s on the Pier, Barna

Fresh fish is the order of the day at O’Grady’s, and the kids’ menu is no different. Choose from seafood chowder, prawns in garlic butter, mussels, fish and chips, grilled fish of the day, as well as plenty of options for those who would prefer a burger, goujons, chicken curry, and more.

The Gallery Cafe, Gort

Famed for delicious pizzas, homemade scones and pastries, there is lots on offer here, including delicious brunch options. The setting is one to enjoy also, as the cafe walls play host to works by local artists.

Basilico, Oranmore

Basilico Italian restaurant in Oranmore has a good children’s menu with extensive options. They also offer colouring for kids and nice staff.

The Garden Tea House at Kylemore Abbey

The Garden Tea House is located beside Kylemore Abbey’s 6-acre Victorian Walled Garden. This is the go-to spot for sweet treats or a refreshing brew after exploring the woodland estate. This sunlit building is a delightful place to enjoy the best of home baking or a herbal tea made from herbs collected next door in the Walled Garden.

Children can colour and read story books, while the views from the Tea House are spectacular with an uninterrupted panorama of the Connemara National Park and view across the Connemara Pony Paddock so you can watch the mares and foals frolicking. Outside the Tea House there are picnic benches for adults and wild play area for children to enjoy.

Note: An entrance ticket to the Kylemore estate is required.

The Hungry Bookworm, Loughrea

Browse the books and stay for some treats! With a wide menu that includes plenty of vegetarian options, The Hungry Bookworm is a fun choice.

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