Three restaurants one philosophy. Good Food, local Suppliers and Artisan Produce

The Owners

The EatGalway Restaurant Group is owned and operated by husband and wife team JP McMahon and Drigín Gaffey. As Culinary Director, JP manages all aspects of the food side of the business. He chefs, teaches, and promotes the restaurants through traditional and social media outlets. His is passionate about good food and supporting local farmers and suppliers. Drigín covers all aspects of front of house and the financial and adminstrive side of the business.

Aniar Restaurant

Aniar Restaurant

Aniar is a terroir-based restaurant located on Dominick Street in Galway city’s Westend. The word terroir is usually associated with wine-making. It is the combination of factors, including soil, climate, and environment, that gives a wine its distinctive character. With regard to food, it signifies an attitude which attempts to represent a food through its local landscape.

Aniar has set the hearts of foodies racing. Its food combines contemporary culinary creativity with the best of what the West of Ireland has to offer in terms of local and artisan food producers and products. Wild and foraged food lies at the heart of the Aniar experience. As a food experience it is without equal in the West, due to its dedication to the creation of a truly “local” experience with its unique and innoative menu.

Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday: 6pm to 10pm |  Friday – Saturday: 5.30pm to 10pm

53 Lower Dominick St, Galway City, Ireland.
Tel: (+353) 91 535 947    Email:    Web:

Aniar Boutique Cookery School

Classes are led by owner and chef JP McMahon. Jp has many years teaching experience and regularly ran cooking classes in Cava Spanish Restaurant and Tapas Bar and children's workshops that promote food provenance and better eating.

JP McMahon is a chef and restauranteur. He is culinary director of the EatGalway Restaurant Group, which comprises Aniar, Cava Boedga, and Eat Gastropub. JP is committed to the educational and ethical aspects of food. He runs the Aniar Boutique Cookery School and is committed to buying and supporting the best of local and free-range produce, engaging directly with small farmers. Outgoing chairperson and co-founder of the Galway Food Festival, Jp is an ambassador for Irish food and a network leader for the global Cook it Raw community project. He travels nationally and internationally doing cooking demonstrations and giving seminars to promote the new Irish culinary scene.

Aniar offers both Day Workshops and 6 week course. Day workshops take place on Sunday from 10am to 5pm. The 6 week course takes place on Monday nights from 7pm to 9.30pm. Check out our website for details of all our courses.

Cava Bodega

The award-winning Cava showcases the very best of Spanish food and wine, in particular the global phenomena of tapas. JP and Drigín first experienced the variety of Spanish food while travelling in Spain and decided to share their love of the cuisine and the Spanish style of eating by opening Cava in 2008. They have visited Spanish restaurants all over the world to ensure that customers experience a true taste of Spain, using the finest Spanish ingredients with the best local and artisan produce available in Galway. Called “one of most authentic Spanish restaurants in Ireland at present” by notable critics, Cava fosters a way of eating based on sharing and gastronomic interaction: with tapas, food is passed around the table, communal style, the dishes breed discussion and provide an alternative approach to eating.

Opening Hours: Open 7 days a week 
Monday to Wednesday: 5pm to 10pm
Thursday: 5pm to 10.30pm  |  Friday: 5pm to 11pm
Saturday: 4pm to 11pm  |  Sunday: 3pm to 9.30pm   

Cava Bodega, 1 Middle Street Mews, Middle Street, Galway.
091 539 884 Email:   Web:


Tartare Café + Wine Bar

Tartare is a new café and wine bar located on lower Dominick Street in Galway’s Westend. It brings together the best new trends and thinking behind food, coffee and wine. By day, it serves the best sourdough sandwiches, soups, and organic salads with coffee and pastries. Customers can sit in, or order to go. By night, it transforms into a hip wine bar focusing on organic, biodynamic and natural wine. The food offering at night-time also changes; with plates of oysters, beef tartare, pickled fish and Irish cured meat and artisan cheese boards. Tartare combines the best of café and wine bar culture under the one roof. Great for a nibble and a glass of wine or something more substantial.

Opening Hours: Open 7 days a week 
Our café is Monday to Saturday from 10am.
The wine bar opens Thursday to Sunday until late.
Brunch is served on Sundays from 11-4pm.

Tartare Café + Wine Bar 56 Lower Dominick St, Galway City, Ireland  
Tel: 091 567 803     Email:  web: