Located In The Picturesque Village Of Barna At The Edge Of Connemara, Welcome To West

West is a modern take on a classic - a contemporary riff on a San Fran-style club restaurant. Beautifully lit, flattering and gleaming, with a sweet champagne bar, cosy booths and smooth dark wood, West is a proper restaurant, a grown-up room and a reminder of why some things in life are too good to change. 

Our belief is that by working with great local food producers, we can both impact on our region for the better and, at the same time, give you the opportunity to taste the true West of Ireland.

In a nutshell, we are all about innovative cooking, outstanding wines, artisan products, and locally sourced earthy ingredients.

Chef Martin O' Donnell and his brigade cook contemporary dishes with a nod to tradition. Everything is prepared in season and to order to best showcase this fabulous local produce - true to the region, true to the season.

Our sommelier’s wine list is justifiably famous – winning The Best Wine List in Ireland and World Wine Spectator awards of excellence over and over again. Our wine collection is on display throughout the restaurant and the Champagne Bar serves up to twenty different wines and bubbles by the glass. Fergus or Mathieu will be happy to talk you through a few choice glasses or bottles.

All our breads and pastries are made freshly daily by Norma and her team in our onsite bakery in The Twelve.

West also boasts a funky Chef's Table located right in the heart of the kitchen. A personalised menu is prepared with specially selected wines for each course, perfect for your unique dining experience for two or private party of up to twelve people.

Find us on the first floor of the Twelve Hotel, just ten minutes from Galway city, in the picturesque village of Barna.

Introducing Lazy Sunday Afternoons

A fresh brunch idea for the perfect chilled Sunday

Kicking off again this Summer from June 30th

Upstairs in The Twelve, West restaurant is familiar to food lovers as a chic and clubby
night-time space, with great food created by chef Martin O’Donnell and a
fantastic award-winning wine list curated by sommelier and general manager
Fergus O’Halloran.

Awards & Accolades

Over the years West has been honored with numerous awards & recognition.

We are committed to serving our guests with the highest level of quality, but there's no need to take our word for it - our awards and accolades say it all.



(091) 597 000


Upstairs @ The Twelve      Barna Village,



W- Su Dinner from 6pm
Su Brunch 1pm–4pm
Private Bookings at Other Times