Fodor's Expert Review The Pier Head

$$ Kinvara Irish

Once the village pub, the Pier Head is still a bar, but it sells more food than pints these days. The location is idyllic, at the top (head) of the village's pier. Lunch ($) is served in the bustling, wood-floor mahogany bar (restaurant lunch Sunday only), with outdoor seating and modest sea views. At dinner you can choose between the bar and the more formal upstairs restaurant with unforgettable views across Kinvara Bay to Dunguaire Castle. Both have roaring open fires, and friendly staff. Fresh local seafood and locally reared meat (beef, lamb, pork, and duck) feature on the simple, unfussy menu. Don't forget that in summer there will be enough daylight until around 10 pm to enjoy the view.

Irish Views Casual Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

Kinvara, Co. Galway  Ireland

091-638–188

Known For:
  • Views across Kinvara Bay
  • Fresh seafood
  • Hearty, local food
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues. Nov.–mid-Mar.

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