Upstairs @ West Restaurant

Barna Village, Galway, Ireland
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Upstairs @ West Restaurant
Barna Village, Galway, Ireland

Upstairs @ West Restaurant: Galway

Located in the luxurious AA four star hotel, The Twelve in Barna, Upstairs @ West is chic and stylish, featuring innovative dishes that highlight the region and the season’s best ingredients.

Beautifully lit, flattering and gleaming, with a sweet champagne bar, cosy booths and smooth dark wood, West is a modern take on a classic - a contemporary riff on a New York-style club restaurant. Everything is prepared 'a la minute' and all breads and pastries are freshly made on site in The Pins Bakery.

West Restaurant showcases the finest local produce, sourcing the best wild and cultivated ingredients at the optimum moment of seasonal perfection, prepared and presented in a way that is completely respectful of their individual integrity and totally delicious.

10 minutes from Galway City, on the coast road to Spiddal, the West is very much about wine. One of Ireland's most exciting collections is on display throughout this restaurant and Wine Maker's Dinners are a regular feature.

Come to the West of Ireland, to relax and enjoy life's finer pleasures.
“Celebrate food, Celebrate wine, Celebrate life"

2016 - Proud to be listed in McKenna's Guides Top 100 Irish Restaurants 2014 Sustainable Restaurant of the Year - Restaurants Association of Ireland Food Oscars.

Two Star AA Rosettes Awarded for Culinary Excellence.

West has been judged Galway's Top Restaurant - Georgina Campbell Top Irish 100 Guide.

The Best Wine Experience in Ireland -Hotel and Catering Gold Medal Award, Georgina Campbell Awards and The Restaurants Association of Ireland Awards.

The only restaurant in Ireland to win The Wine Spectator Award for EIGHT years in a row.

Winner: The Wine Spectator Award for 'one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world'
Winner: The Georgina Campbell Wine Award.
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November - 2019

I had the pleasure of dining in West last month. If you have any hesitation about dining here because it is a 'hotel restaurant', think again - it's in a league of it's own. The experience from start to finish made for a really special evening.

Lovely decor and ambiance - very relaxing and beautifully lit. Extremely professional service from Fergal and Peter - so well-timed, extremely attentive, helpful menu advice and perfect wine-pairings. Very impressed.

The food! The menu descriptors cannot prepare you for the taste. I had the langoustine starter and venison main - amazing depth of flavour, both beautifully balanced and cooked to perfection. There's a real element of fun in the presentation of the food and a couple of surprises throughout the meal which add novelty and a modern twist. Especially loved the salt and vinegar seaweed crisps and the roasting marshmallows - both made me so nostalgic, such fun. The novelty doesn't compromise the food whatsoever. Martin and the team know what they're doing - everything on the plate belongs on the plate.. and the plates were licked clean.

Barna might be a little out of town but it is absolutely worth getting a taxi out to enjoy an extended evening. I'm planning to return for the tasting menu next time followed by a cocktail in the funky bar downstairs.

Thanks to all the team for such a memorable evening.. looking forward to the next trip :)
Margaret F
November - 2019
"Delicious meal"
My husband and I recently dined in West. We opted for the tasting menu and it was wonderful. Each course was presented and tasted beautifully. All the ingredients are local. We didn’t opt for the wine pairing but the sommelier suggested a red and a white that would work with menu and it certainly did. I love that the sommeliers are floating the room and available to answer any wine queries. I would definitely recommend the tasting menu, the element of surprise is great!
November - 2019
"Overnight stay with leisurely breakfast"
Different choices for breakfast as well as old favs... service superb. Relaxed food delicious and plentiful... felt spoilt here as with the total Twelve package, thank you to all. Highly recommended
Clover & Lorena
November - 2019
"Amazing Experience!!!"
A friend and I were there last week, we were so impressed by the professional friendly service of everyone, Special thanks to Fergal, Matthew, Peter and the whole team at the West! We were thrilled by the food, presentation of the plates, creativity and all the suggestions we got about wines, was indeed an unforgetable evening! You can feel all the passion and love the put here. Big thanks again to everyone at the West & The Twelve Hotel!! We will definitely back
Clover & Lorena
Marian T - Ireland
March - 2018
"Incredible food, you will not find this standard anywhere else. The staff are so knowledgeable and friendly"
Food is consistently amazing - it is so different and unusual , best idea is to trust the chef and have the tasting menu - stunning!! The whole atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and it is a delightful experience.
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  • Restaurant Features
  • Multiple award winning restaurant
  • Idyllic rural setting
  • Delicious locally sourced food
  • Accessible for wheelchairs
  • Number of seats: 94
  • Special Christening & Communion Menus
  • Interesting wine list
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