Tigh up a treat
Tigh Neachtain is one of my favourite pubs in Galway and I’ve whiled away many an afternoon sitting by a roaring fire, peoplewatching the tourists popping in and out, chatting with locals. That friendly atmosphere is echoed upstairs at Kasbah Wine Bar, where sharing is encouraged via a menu that has been recently tweaked to incorporate autumnal delights. Sharing plates and boards are a great way to sample as much as possible – among the most popular are the Gubbeen meats with chutney and pickles, or the Irish cheese board with autumnal fruits, quince paste, and homemade crackers. Main dishes range from Flaggy Shore oysters with elderberry, Velvet Cloud and tarragon, to Herterich’s pork tacos, burnt pineapple salsa and ranch to the ricotta and spinach dumplings with beetroot purée and hazelnuts. Leave room for dessert though, the Kasbah doughnut filled with toffee, praline cream and apples is worth the trip to Galway alone. It’s open for dinner midweek, lunch and dinner on Saturdays, and brunch and dinner on Sundays. If you’re visiting midweek, you can try some of the offerings via Tigh Neachtain. Call Kasbah on 085 734 0164 or Tigh Neachtain on 091 568 820.