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Upstairs@West, The Twelve

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A boutique hotel with bags of contemporary swagger, The Twelve is in a coastal area just a short distance from the centre of Galway. There's a lot going on: a cool bar, a bakery selling artisan breads and cakes, a pizza place, and not forgetting the stylish bedrooms. The main dining action takes place in the Upstairs restaurant, which is focused on seasonal regional produce and wines from around the world. Billed as 'small plates' or 'large plates', kick off with Marty's Killarly harbour mussels in a Pernod and shallot reduction, served with a homemade seaweed soda farl, or go for the crisp pork belly with Connemara scallops, apple purée and cider reduction. Those larger plates follow the same path, delivering appealing plates with bang-on flavours and a contemporary flourish; Glin Valley chicken, maybe, with Colcannon gnocchi and chicken foam, or a côte de boeuf for two to share, with triple-cooked chips and Cashel Blue béarnaise. Finish with a lemon and lavender pudding with whiskey wine gums and lemon sherbet, and the artisan Irish cheeses are well worth checking out.

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Tel: 091 597000
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  • Open all year.
  • Days closed: Mon-Tue
  • Sunday lunch available.
  • Days closed for lunch: Wed-Fri

Restaurant information

  • Cooking type: Modern Irish
  • Chef: Martin O'Donnell
  • Number of seats: 94
  • Accessible for wheelchairs.
  • Disabled toilets.
  • Children welcome.
  • Children's portions.
  • Parking available.

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