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If you love the French concept of the restaurant-with-rooms, then you will love Natasha and Nicolas’s Armorica, on the main street of little Oranmore.
It’s an easy detour from the N18, it’s a nice distance from the madcap pellmellism of Galway city, the rooms are simple and charming and very comfortable, and are decorated with no little style.
But it’s with Nicolas’s cooking, in particular, that Armorica stands out from the crowd. Nic brings French provincial richness and rock-steady technique to superlative West Coast ingredients – Friendly Farmer chicken with petits pois a la Francaise; hake with burned aubergine; a stunning chocolate moelleux. It’s just the right food in the right series of rooms: intimate, cloistering, cosy.
Next morning, make sure to order Nicolas’s omelette for breakfast; you won’t find a better rolled omelette anywhere in Ireland, and there is nothing like a piece of perfection to get the day rolling. Natasha runs the show with effortless Galway charm and, should you be lucky enough with the weather, ask to take breakfast outside in the garden: heaven in Oranmore.

Main Street, Oranmore, Co Galway
+ 353 91 388343

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