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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Eclectic dining in a design-led venue

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At a glance

Open all year
All day dining
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

Part of the boutique-style Twelve Hotel, The Pins is an unusual amalgam of bar, bakery, bistro and pizzeria, the latter being authentic Neapolitan-style thin and crispy pizzas made in a Vesuvian stone oven. There's also a modern gastro pub menu of championing regional suppliers. Start with something like a terrine of pork belly, pistachio and black pudding with pear compôte, followed by pan-seared hake with gratinated oyster, fondant potato, creamed leeks and prawn bisque, or slow-braised lamb shank with coriander couscous, grilled vegetables, apricot purée and toasted almonds. Dessert might be bread-and-butter pudding with caramel sauce. For more ambitious contemporary cooking, trade up to the Upstairs@West Restaurant.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: breakfast
  • Dinner served until: 10
  • All day dining

Chef

  • Chef: Martin O'Donnell

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: International, Modern Irish
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 60
  • Wines over £30: 300
  • Wines by the glass: 35

Price guide

  • Starter from 5.50
  • Main course from12
  • Dessert from5.50
  • 2-course lunch from22
  • 3-course lunch from25
  • 2-course dinner from22
  • 3-course dinner from25
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 140
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 140
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20

Getting here

Coast road Barna village, 10 mins from Galway

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