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The Yard


The House Hotel reveal full ground floor Refurbishment and new Kitchen / Bar



Monday 30th of July marked the opening of Galway’s newest social hub, The Yard Kitchen / Bar @ The House Hotel, already a hit with both guests and Galway locals. Located in Galway’s well known Latin Quarter, we were excited to bring this new concept to Galway just in time for Ireland’s favorite racing festival, The Galway Races.

Chic and understated, The Yard Kitchen / Bar is an all-day destination, with a comfy lobby to lounge, and an all day kitchen and bar to catch up, socialise,
mingle and party. Share small plates and taste the many flavours the fusion menu has to offer. We’re also renowned to serving the finest cocktails in town too, Aileen our multi-award-winning Head Cocktail Bartender will tell you all about them! This new space is individual and bespoke, taking inspiration from small Parisian boutique hotels.

The name draws inspiration from the original roots of Brennan’s Yard and it’s Galway tribal heritage. The Yard Kitchen / Bar brings back to life a name which is steeped in history and now marks a meeting hub for new memories to be made. Perfect for an intimate gathering, a catch-up with friends or a special occasion, the menu offers an array of daring flavours and exquisite presentation whether it be for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Serving fusion plates, ideal for sharing, the menu is designed to graze over a drink or two and relax in a friendly atmosphere where there’s no pressure to move. A space to connect in person and virtually, with the comfort to work or play.

The menu has been created with the best of ingredients, high-quality Irish meats, locally sourced vegetables and local fresh seafood. Everything, from the sauces to desserts to cocktails are made fresh in-House and The Yard offers a wide selection of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.

Tantalise your taste buds with some of our daring dishes like Gin and beetroot cured salmon, avocado puree, brown bread croutes. Making up a diverse menu of temptations, and comfort classics with a twist such as A bag of Nachos with the usual suspects, sure to be a Yard favourite. Recent food trends have seen a movement towards tasting more variety and this is what inspired us to move to a small plates concept. We’ve worked with some of Ireland's leading wine experts to create a varied wine menu and The Yard team on hand to entice you to try something new. Our ethos is, Nights out are precious – spend yours wisely!

We serve the best coffee and cocktails Galway has to offer around the clock, so whether it’s an espresso shot or Martini, our artisan handcrafted Fonté coffee bean is sure to give you to kick you desire. Bringing cocktails to a new level, Aileen has created some diverse recipes, from Move to the Beet, crafted with Monkey 47, Longueville Apple Brandy, beetroot, Yard chili-choc bitters, and Lavender foam, to Siar an Bóthar, which uses all local products including Herterich’s bacon infused Jameson Black Barrell, Connemara wash, PX Sherry, heather honey, and lavender smoke. It is safe to say our Head Cocktail bartender, Aileen Cunningham, has put her creative spin on this menu.

“We’re driven by our passion for making the perfect cocktails. Our drinks menu is curated in-House and will be updated each season to ensure each cocktail's utmost freshness. Your experience is important to us, so our bartenders will tweak any classic cocktail to best suit your palate”, said Aileen.

The House Hotel, which is part of the Choice Hotel Group, has injected a signature style into the new opening, creating a casual yet stylish Kitchen and Bar. The Yard is the new place to be seen in Galway and is ideal for locals looking for a casual dining experience and sophisticated setting for that special occasion, be it your work night out, 30th or 40th party, or an engagement celebration.

Call us now on 091 538 900 to book in or follow us on social media @theyardgalway.
The House Hotel
4.5 stars - based on 380 reviews
Spanish Parade Latin Quarter, Galway City Centre, Ireland Ireland
091 538900
from €99 per room