Posts Tagged ‘brunch’

Three Options for Brunch

 Ard Bia Nimmos.

Offers Brunch all day Saturday and Sunday

With options from 5 euros, this small and great place by the Spanish Arch offers on the weekends good options like Home cured sea trout and wilted spinach with poached market eggs and herby hollandaise on potato cake.

Or the Hippy fry with poached eggs, roast mushroom, spinach, roast tomatoes, potato cake, spiced tomato relish and toast.


House Hotel (Lower Merchants Road)

All options are 7 euros, and, maybe more basic than the ones in Ard Bia, but still super tasty. Especially the Light and Fluffy homemade pancakes with blueberry maple butter and toasted pecans.

Outside the brunch menu, but ready for lunch time there are two sweet interesting options:

Rhubarb and Honey Parfait with Ginger Anglaise and Mojito Cheesecake  with Mango Coulis

Artisan Restaurant (Best restaurant in Galway & Connacht in 2012) Offers weekend brunch until 3 pm. Among others you can get:

Eggs Benedict, Streaky Bacon on a Toasted Muffin, topped with Poached Egg, and Hollandaise Sauce for 8 euros

Or the Irish fry with a twist. They call it Artisan Breakfast: Poached Egg, Bacon, Black & White Pudding, Tomato, Stout and Leek Sausage, Sauteed Mushrooms


Gourmet Tart Co.


We should name this post “Gourmet Tart Co. always something good”. Because they will give you good food from breakfast to dinner.

This chain began as a French-style bakery but now it is a good option for all your meals (tasty sandwiches with different ingredients according to the season) and a take-away menu you can check here.

Open times are Monday to Saturday at 7:30 a.m., and just a little later on Sundays (at 9:00), so it’s the perfect choice for that first coffee every morning, but also, a good option when all the other cafes are closing, (Gourmet and The Secret Garden are two of the few places in Galway where you can enjoy a coffee after 7 p.m.)

Besides every Sunday from 8 to 8 a big brunch, offering from the classical Scrambled Eggs to this elaborated Asian style: Japanese Vegetable Ramen, Ramen Noodles with wild Mushrooms, Chili, Bok Choy, Peppers, fried Tofu, Soft Boiled Egg, Soy Sauce and Coriander.

But if we have chosen to talk about them now is because they are carrying a contest out for Easter. It is quite simple:

You just have to guess how many eggs are used to make the meringues in the shops of Abbeygate St. Or Tesco window display.

The prize is a meal for two. Look for them on Facebook and good luck!

** There are four Gourmet Tart Co. in Galway, to find more information: