Aniar Restaurant Contemporary Dining Inspired by the west





The kitchen is headed by Ultan Cooke, a Galway native. Recently returned from London, Ultan heads up a passionate culinary team committed to the local and the wild in contemporary Irish cooking.

The menu in Aniar changes daily but the sample below will give diners an indication towards the style and content of the food on offer. In writing his menus, Ultan keeps both traditon and innovation in mind, always allowing the local product to speak-for-itself while ensuring that the other ingredients on the plate all complement each other.

Jp and Ultan work closely together in order to foster old traditonal cooking and preservation methods (such as curing, pickling, fermenting). Their aim is to look back in order to look forward, to the future of Irish food.

The restaurant is managed by Alex McMahon, who currently holds an intermediate certificate in Wine and Spirits from WSET. Alex and Zsolt excel in matching wine and beer from around the world with the many different food stuffs that abound locally.

The wine list features over 80 wines produced by small artisan wine producers who also take their ‘terroir’ into great consideration. Over 20 wines are available by the glass to allow customers to experience the diversity of wine on a global level.


Proprietors: Drigín Gaffey & Jp McMahon
Head Chef:
Ultan Cooke
Restaurant Manager: Alex McMahon
Sommelier: Zsolt Lukács