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Chef places garnish on plate of vegan food in Ruibin restaurant, Galway
chef places garnish on dish in Ruibin restaurant, Galway
Bar tender adds garnish to cocktail in Ruibin bar, Galway
Bar tender holds bottle of spirits behind a bar in Galway
Dinner table with 3 dishes in a restaurant in Galway
Plate of oysters in a restaurant in Galway, Ireland
Sommelier and chef present food and wine at a restaurant in Galway
2 chefs from Ruibin restaurant, holding plates of food

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, We Offer One of the Best Places to Eat in Galway

Situated in the heart of Galway, the restaurant and bar overlook the city's historic docklands. Housed in a beautiful stone building, and sitting by the water's edge the interior is bright, modern and comfortable. Rúibín is owner run by Alice and Richard who have spent numerous years travelling and gaining experience. Their ethos is to focus on local seasonal Irish ingredients. However in the cooking of this produce you will find influence from around the world.

Bar tender poors cocktail

Explore our Drinks

  • Cocktail List

  • Wine List

  • Whiskey List

Fresh and Locally Sourced

We work with the best local suppliers to source the finest of seasonal produce


McKenna's Guides best in Ireland award 2022
Ireland Guide 2022 award
best casual dining in Ireland award
Irish Times best casual dining in Ireland award 2022

Reviews and Kind Words

The vegan dishes are amazing!!
If you book the table in advance and let them know you're vegan they will add a vegan special or two just for you. They are absolutely incredible.
And the cocktails are amazing too.
Currently my favourite restaurant in Galway.

Valentina L'Abbate

We stopped in here for lunch and had high expectations based on reviews. The menu reads real foodie but every dish was flawless. I had the fried chicken with sushi rice and it was packed full of flavour. The food combinations were well balanced and complimented each other well. The staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful getting us a suitable table for a baby in a buggy. I will definitely return to Rúibín again!

Niall Larkin

There is a reason why this place has such high ratings! We couldn’t get a dinner reservation, so came for lunch instead. The service is attentive and the servers were very friendly. They have a good beer list, in addition to the cocktail menu. I had pan seared fish which was so tasty, and I loved the veggie sides. The oysters and fish sandwich were also great. Super centrally located, would highly recommend if looking for an upscale (yet reasonably priced) lunch.

Alex Anderson