3 Eyre Street, Wood Quay, Galway. Ph: +353 (0)91 568917

“A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.”

- Samuel Johnson

GH McSwiggans Interior

“Coffee is a way of stealing time..”

- Terry Pratchet

McSwiggans Clock

“He was a wise man who invented beer”

-- Plato

Leather Cafe Bar Stools

“Whomever eats the salmon of knowledge will gain all the wisdom in the world..”

- Attributed to Fionn (Irish Mythology)

Baked Salmon

Enjoy succulentmouth watering traditional Irish and world cuisine from our extensive set or à la carte menus in our renowned Galway city restaurant using the finest locally sourced guaranteed Irish meat, fish and vegetables, sourced daily from our carefully selected suppliers, Heaney’s Butchers, Craven Seafood and Glynn Fruit & Vegetables.



Request a Table

Request a table and our staff will get back to you shortly to confirm! Please note, your table is not booked until we confirm availability, thank you.

Reservation request

Your Information




What’s Cooking!

  • Table quiz!

    We now are hosting regular general knowledge table quizzes.  With cash prizes, finger food and great drinks specials they’re proving to be great nights …


  • Staff’s choice

    Lamb with Vegetables and Red Wine

    Our Obra Prima Reserva Malbec is perfect for these winter nights.  A warming, full bodied, classic Malbec that gives flavours of  black fruit, chocolate …


  • Festive Fare at McSwiggans

    McSwiggans Christmas Set Menu

    Our new Christmas menus are now available – why not indulge yourself, friends or family with our delicious and great value set menus.


  • Christmas Opening Hours

    McSwiggans Christmas Set Menu

    The Restaurant will be closed from Christmas Eve Wednesday 24th – Re-opening Sunday 28th at 5pm (a la carte menu). The Bar is open Christmas …



"A Little Gem!" - I had not been to McSwiggans before ..A small traditional entrance opens up into an old fashioned pub with nooks & crannys, steps & stairs & the restaurant upstairs. Impeccably maintained, classy atmospheric & traditional feel to the place. We felt right at home immediately..& the meal was superb. Delicious.. I was in food heaven.

Lucan (Dublin) on TripAdvisor

"Yum Yum" - Everytime I stay in Galway I eat in McSwiggans. Myself and 9 friends had dinner here for a birthday recently and every single person was delighted with their food. Service was top notch and the set menus are excellent value with plenty of choice on them. Hazlenut brownie is definitely their nicest dessert

Ann Karen (Dublin)- on TripAdvisor