10 Reasons to Eat at Martine’s

10 Reasons to Eat at Martine’s


The best reason to eat at Martine’s is that once you have been there you will want to return. Again and again. And And bring your friends.

Just remember to book ahead of time to avoid disappointment as Martine’s is a sought after destination.

If you are still not convinced, here are 10 more reasons to choose Martine’s of Quay Street, Galway.

  1. You will love the friendly service at our family run restaurant

Our family tradition of personal friendly service originates from our mother Martine.As young children, we enjoyed working alongside Martine in her restaurant. When you come to Martine’s today you will still receive the same warm welcome and experience our traditional service that was instilled in us by our mother. We put our hearts on each plate of food that we serve you.

  1. We only use quality produce to create our menus

We believe in using quality local produce prepared with a blend of traditional and modern techniques to create our modern Irish menu. We go to great lengths to continually maintain the high quality of our ingredients to ensure you have a delicious and enjoyable dining experience.

  1. We have a wide selection of Wines from around the world.

Our full range of wines is sourced from as far away as Australia to as near as France and Germany. We can offer you expert advice to help you choose the best wine to suit your meal and your personal preference. Our knowledge of wines has been described as ‘outstanding’.

We also offer you a comprehensive bar service. We are proud of our wide range of drinks that we can offer you.

Talk to our bartender to find a suitable drink to match your occasion.

  1. You have to experience our dry aged beef that we can cook for you in our Josper charcoal grill / oven

First, we source our beef from Munster where our supplier dry-ages it for 21 days. This process concentrates the flavor of the beef as well as tenderizing the meat. This process gives the beef an intense delicious nutty flavour. We then take it a step further by dry-aging our beef a further 7 days to further improve your gastronomic experience.Then we cook it for you in our Josper charcoal / grill oven designed to smoke and grill the meat at the same time. The texture and juiciness of the meat cooked in our Josper oven has to be experienced to be believed!

  1. Our seafood menu

When you read our reviews you will discover that people love our seafood menu.

Our seafood menu uses fresh locally sourced seafood. The menu ranges from a fish and chip meal to local native oysters, fresh crab meat or pan-seared fish dishes. If you are a lover of seafood let us delight you with our famous seafood at Martines. Our seafood menu changes with the seasons so if you keep coming back to Martine’s you will always find new delicious seafood dishes to try.

   6. You will love our selection of cakes and delicious desserts

Claire makes our cakes fresh every morning at Martines. You can enjoy them after a meal with a coffee made for you by our baristas or you can take them away to have later as a special treat. You can even order whole cakes to take away to celebrate with others.

We always maintain a quality selection of desserts to compliment your meal and delight the heart!

Or you might like to try our delicious platter with 4 carefully selected cheeses.

   7. We provide Coeliac (Gluten Free) and Vegetarian options

Let us know when you book with us if you have any specific food allergies, coeliac or vegetarian requirements and we will do our best to meet those requirements for you.

  8. Martines is a great party venue

Martines can take bookings for groups of 20 to 27 seated guests or up to 35 if you want a standing reception. Our private area adapts well to provide a superb venue for weddings to kid’s parties. Our set menus have something for everyone. Talk to us if you need modifications to our menu. We can work with you to make changes where possible.

   9. You will want your friends to be able to enjoy Martines too!

Regulars at Martines know that you cannot go wrong when you give a friend a Martines gift voucher. You can even buy them online through Paypal to make it easier for you. Martine’s can email you the voucher or post it out.

10. Just read the reviews!

Here are just a few of the recent comments left on Trip Advisor:

“Best Steak in Town”

5 of 5 stars

If you find yourself in the heart of Galway city go here. Great food and good service…!!!! I was here on a busy night and could not fault the service we got. The food was excellent, well made and the restaurant deserves a good credit..!!!

Visited March 2016

“Best Fish Stew and Gluten Free Bread I have ever eaten!”

5 of 5 stars

My friend and myself are on a coach tour travelling around Ireland – we happened across Martines for lunch today.

The service was exceptional and although there were a few gluten free options – I love seafood so I chose the fish stew – which was delicious – containing a few different varieties of fish, mussels, and shrimp – with a Pernod and tomato base

It was amazing and the gluten free bread – made in house – was the best I have ever had.

Visited April 2016

“Really friendly service”

4 of 5 stars

We arrived with no booking. 4 eejits in suits on a Thursday in Galway looking for food at 10pm. Not a problem. Lovely staff, good food, reasonably priced in a nice setting.

Just get rid of the silly vases and use normal water jugs 🙂

Visited April 2016

“Wonderful Dinner @ Martine’s!”

5 of 5 stars

Our last night in Galway we stumbled upon Martine’s. We were lucky enough to find a table, as reservations are needed to be guaranteed a spot. The rib-eye was delicious and cooked perfectly. The bartender was fabulous and made great cocktails. The dessert was also good. The restaurant had a great atmosphere and music. It was the best meal we had while in Galway.

Visited April 2016