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Merchant Bar & Restaurant

Merchant Bar and Restaurant is located in the heart of Galway City centre on Forster Street – it is the perfect place to catch all the sporting action with our own big screen for major events whether it is GAA, soccer or rugby that’s showing. We are just a short walk from the home of Connacht Rugby, The Sportsground so are an ideal venue on match days.

We also have live music coupled with a fantastic menu, an original selection of craft cocktails from our own in-house mixologist, a modern wine list and great tasting beers available every day of the week. Our relaxed atmosphere lends itself to any occasion and we invite you to enjoy our wonderful high brass bar display filled with a selection of the best Irish Gin’s and Whiskeys. Our team will be happy to look after you and to ensure you have a memorable experience.

Our menu combines both modern and more traditional dishes and we keep everything as local as possible when sourcing our ingredients. Galway has a lively food scene and we aim to reflect this in our offering. We aim to please all of our guests and if you have a particular dietary requirement we will be sure to consult with our kitchen team to ensure you can be catered for. Our food menus are served daily from 12:30 – 9:00 pm. Look out also for special meal deals and our dishes of the Day.

You can view our breakfast menu here and our latest restaurant menu here.

Fancy a cocktail during your visit? Have a good perusal of our cocktail menu here!

Private Party Enquiry

Whatever the celebration, make Merchant Bar and Restaurant in Eyre Square your go-to Galway City Centre party venue for fantastic food, drink and a great nights' craic! We have plenty of options available for large groups and small get-togethers. Allow our team to create and craft your night exactly how you want it.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

Our Reviews

  • 4 star rating Nice stay Had a lovely experience in the Eyre Square hotel everything was so lovely,service from everyone... read more

    GrandTour819933 7/10/2021

    4 star rating Design I stayed in this hotel 20feb till 22nd feb perfect location right on eyre sq... read more

    Mai W 3/01/2020

    5 star rating Lunch The service in this hotel is fantastic. Sean was are waiter and he was nothing... read more

    Bbysk 8/22/2021
  • 5 star rating Amazing time From start to finish this hotel was 5 stars around!. We checked in for 2... read more

    Quest44088672818 8/20/2021

    5 star rating Lovely hotel, great atmosphere Dinner was lovely and didn’t take long to make it to our table. A good... read more

    Avaoreillyy 6/11/2021

    5 star rating Reception Just arrived at eyre square hotel could not have been greeted any better than meeting... read more

    chanicel2014 8/18/2020
  • 5 star rating 5 Star Staff We had the most lovely weekend at the Eyre Square and can't wait to return... read more

    stevehD1985OA 6/28/2021

    4 star rating Great Staff Hey just staying in Eyre Square Hotel for a few days with a gang of... read more

    denisewN7576ZA 8/22/2020

    2 night stay in triple room, staff all very friendly and helpful. Couldn't fault it,... read more

    Dan Lewis 7/12/2021
  • The hotel is clean and covid precautions are in place. The dining is exceptional and... read more

    Kate 8/19/2021

    Friendly staff and very helpful. Rooms are very clean with comfortable beds.

    Denise Flynn 9/29/2020

    4 star rating Perfect stay! My second time staying in this hotel! It is a perfect location for staying in... read more

    alanacassidy 7/31/2020
  • Martin best night porter in the business👌👌

    Sean Mckay 8/12/2021

    Great food, great people very welcoming by there manager Danielle

    Ryan Coughlan Daly 7/01/2021

    5 star rating Lovely hotel, great atmosphere Dinner was lovely and didn’t take long to make it to our table. A good... read more

    Avaoreillyy 6/11/2021
  • The hotel is clean and covid precautions are in place. The dining is exceptional and... read more

    S 8/18/2021

    Everything was brilliant the food the room the bed but especially the staff so friendly... read more

    Noel Gregg 7/02/2021

    5 star rating Fanatic service Came for dinner as a guest from the Victoria and had a lovely meal. Staff... read more

    Sarah B 6/24/2021