The newest addition to JP McMahon and Drigin Gaffey’s stable of restaurants, Tartare Café + Wine Bar on Lower Dominick Street in Galway’s West End, has introduced a new brunch menu offering a west of Ireland ingredient-driven twist on brunch classics.

There are favourite brunch staples like granola, poached eggs and pancakes but elevated by the concept of terroir, stamping the menu with JP McMahon’s signature style of contemporary west of Ireland food.

For example, seaweed hollandaise accompanies the poached eggs, the pancakes are made with buttermilk and come with local honey, and the house made oat granola comes with locally produced sheep’s yoghurt. Flavour as well as innovation dominates, too, in dishes like leek & onion sausage, organic red onions & lentils; pork belly, rye, egg & watercress; and fish fingers, scrambled egg & dill. Signature dishes of Dooncastle oysters and beef tartare are carried through to the new brunch menu, too.

JP McMahon said: “We are offering an alternative choice of breakfast menu to one which relies on varying versions of the full Irish or a mash-up of avocados. We are working with local suppliers to give a brunch experience that is worthy of Irish food that has a strong sense of providence.”

The local food approach largely applies to the drinks, too, such as cocktails like Dingle Gin & elderflower mojito; and Dingle Vodka, beetroot & cucumber; while JP McMahon manages to inject a Connemara Whiskey sour with apple and his favourite local ingredient, seaweed.

The new brunch menu at Tartare Café + Wine Bar is available between 12 noon and 4pm every Sunday.

Tartare Café + Wine Bar is located at 56 Lower Dominick Street, West End, Galway, Ireland. Telephone +353 (0)91 567 803, email

The opening hours are Monday to Wednesday 10am – 6pm, Thursday 10am – 10pm, Friday & Saturday 10am – 11pm and Sunday 12 noon – 10pm.

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