“John Keogh’s has driven the culinary standards ever higher, establishing themselves as a beacon of good food and good times in Galway’s bustling West End.
The character of the kitchen can be seen in their distinctive signature dishes – nut crusted duck cake; whiskey-cured salmon; Guinness and Clew Bay oysters – but in truth, everything about John Keogh’s is distinctive and dynamic.”
John and Sally McKennas’ Guides
Food is a major part of the business & the menus change regularly with all the emphasis being on local and fresh.
The private area can cater for up to 120 people. Gastropub-style fayre is served from 5 pm – 9 pm, seven days a week.
Unfortunately it is not possible to bring cakes in for special occasion bookings.
Yes. We have a number of dishes on the menu which are vegetarian or vegan.
Monday to Sunday 5pm – 9pm.
Matt Hall owns the business. It opened in March 2016.
European dishes using local and seasonal ingredients where possible. Led by Chef Jose Vega the menu has a close association with the land and sea and comprises a selection of the freshest seafood dishes along with high-quality steaks and burgers. Desserts are homemade by the in-house pastry chef.
Yes. 7pm-8.30pm is usually the busiest time for reservations. You can have a drink at the bar if there is a wait for a table during peak service time. Alternatively come in between 5-7pm where you will never or rarely ever have to wait for a table.
Reservations are for two hours slots. Tables booked for 8pm onwards will generally be able to take the table for the night. Please do call us anytime from 9am daily to check your specific request.
John Keogh’s can take reservations for bookings from 1 to 25 people. Private and semi-private areas are available for groups of any size up to a maximum of 120 pax. If you are interested in hosting a private event, please contact us to discuss options. Visit our Parties page for more information.
This varies greatly but 7pm – 9pm is usually the busiest time. You can always call ahead that evening and speak with our host, who will let you know how busy we are.