Aniar has the enviable accolade of being Galway’s only Michelin starred restaurant, having been awarded their prestigious star in September 2012. Aniar is an innovative restaurant, bringing terroir-based dining to Dominick Street in Galway City. The word terroir is usually associated with winemaking and the combination of factors that gives a wine its distinctive character: soil, climate and environment. Aniar, owned by the people who brought you Cava Restaurant (next door to Aniar) is focused on local earthy ingredients and natural influences.

An example starter might consist of ‘salt beef, raddish, kohlrabi and hazelnut; main courses include ‘wild brill, celeriac, celery, clams and lovage’, and you could spoil your palette with ‘seabuckthorn pannacotta, caramel, apple, crumble’ for dessert.