You will find a fantastic selection of eateries in County Galway which sell local fare consisting of seafood and traditional Irish Stew and more international cuisine such as Italian, Chinese, Thai and Indian foods. Most restaurants will offer high chairs for older babies and toddlers and will generally be accommodating by storing your stroller and assisting you with finding a place to change your child if there are no changing facilities available. Baby bowls are popular in both pubs and restaurants for younger diners. These consist of mashed potato with either mashed cooked vegetables and gravy or soup. Kids menus and half portions are available for older toddlers in most establishments. You will find a lot of pubs serving food and many of these provide live entertainment in the evenings. Remember though that children are not allowed in Irish Pubs after 9pm by law. Ireland’s pubs are smoke free however, if you decide to dine al fresco, you may find yourself seated near to a smoker as most outdoor areas do not have non-smoking sections.
Milano’s (a chain of Italian Restaurants) is located on Middle Street in Galway City and is very family friendly. There is plenty of space and changing facilities. If you are visiting Salthill, try Da Berta’s family friendly restaurant for Italian or The Galleon which have fantastic kids menus. Bridget’s Garden Café (near Galway City) is a fantastic spot for lunch with a baby or toddler (see what to do).
If visiting Loughrea, the The Three Towers Eco House and Organic Kitchen, serves delicious organic food. It has a beautiful dining room or you can opt to enjoy the views sitting outside with a blanket, a fire and a hot drink. There is also a nature trail nearby if you feel like a walk after eating.