County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Travel Guide

County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Restaurants

The Pier Head

  • Irish

Known for

  • Views across Kinvara Bay
  • Fresh seafood
  • Hearty, local food

Published 01/20/2010

Fodor's Review

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.

Restaurant Information


Kinvara, Co. Galway, Ireland



Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon. and Tues. Nov.–mid-Mar.

Published 01/20/2010


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