We are a family-run restaurant based on Quay Street. As a family, we have lived and worked on Quay street since 1902. We have a long history of looking after customers, with Martine having worked in Nanny Mac’s fish shop across the road (McDonagh’s Seafood Bar) at a very young age.
Martine’s venture started on Quay Street in the early 1980’s with the sale of home brewing equipment from her family’s shop window. As her business flourished, she opened her own premises and established the first Wine bar located outside of Dublin in Ireland. Renowned for challenging conventions of the time and leading the way for female entrepreneurship, Martine’s evolved into the Restaurant and Wine bar widely known and loved by people of Galway and around the world today.
Our family’s tradition and Galway’s Great trading ties with other countries have seeped into the bones of our restaurant and greatly influence everything we do. We believe in local Irish produce prepared simply using traditional and modern techniques from home and around the world.
Here at Martines we specialise in 21day dry aged Irish prime beef and seafood. Our restaurant is home to one of the first Josper ovens in Ireland. This ensures that our meat is moist and tender, entailing a distinctive aromatic and smokey flavour for an incredible taste experience. We source all our fish locally from Kelly’s Oysters and Mary’s Fish Shop, who provide us with the freshest fish daily.