Black Cat Is Galway's Top Tapas Restaurant – Here’s Why You Need To Head There Right Away

Just book your tickets now

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We all know that Galway is a serious force when it comes to food – rivalling San Sebastian for most Michelin stars per capita, and generally serving up culinary excellence and innovation on every corner.

So it's no surprise that just outside the city centre, in the perfect surrounds of Salthill, you'll find perhaps one of the best tapas restaurants in the entire country.

Just take a look at what's on offer...

1. These anchovies that you just want to swallow whole

And that bread

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2. This goat cheesew with honey-roasted beetroot, serrano ham and mozzarella

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3. This Hereford steak with chorizo and baby potatoes

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: everything is better with chorizo.

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4. This Connemara crab sandwich

When in the Wesht...

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5. These prawns and squid served in chilli, garlic and delicious olive oil

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6. This chocolate brownie, served warm and perfectly gooey

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7. This confit pork belly with apple and balsamic purée, celeriac remoulade and calvados jus

If you think the name is a mouthful, wait until you get a taste of the dish itself...

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8. These sauteed babie potatoes with serrano ham, spinach and cherry tomatoes

One of their most popular tapas – and you only need to look at it to see why.

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9. These steamed French beans with hazelnut and garlic butter

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10. This grilled halloumi, Mediterranean veg, toasted pine nuts served with salsa verde

You had me at hallou(mi).

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11. This absolutely perfect-looking calimari

The bestie of a cold beer.

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12. This garbanzo stew, served with crispy garlic bread

Just ordering anything called 'garbanzo' is instantly pleasing.

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13. And of course, these seared scallops with black pudding, hazelnut dressing and cauliflower puree

Just book your train ticket now. 

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Check out the restaurant's website here.

Written By

Aidan Coughlan

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