For this week’s Thursday Doors I’ve posted a few more Galway shots from a recent trip there. I actually ventured in through some of these doors and enjoyed both the food and the wine. There are lots of scrumptious menus in the various eating establishments around the city. It’s difficult to say which are the best so one just has to try them all. I’ll be going back to finish my research soon.
The award winning Blake’s Bar and Brasserie on the Corner has a wonderful mix of plush, old world style furnishings, resulting in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The lunch menu is certainly a notch above the usual pub grub and I had duck cakes on a bed of salad (a change from my usual soup and brown bread). This is more of a restaurant than a gastro-pub and the dinner menu proves that, with its fabulous seafood and steak dishes. The off-license next door is part of the Galway Whiskey Trail, which I must sample first in order to give an accurate account of its many varieties of Uisce Beatha, the Irish words for Whiskey, which means Water of Life. But that’s for another trip.
Alas, I couldn’t sample an evening meal at Blake’s as we had planned to eat dinner at another one of the city’s well-known restaurants, McSwiggan’s (pictured above), where I had a rack of lamb that melted in my mouth.
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