Anchored in the cultural hub of Galway’s vibrant docklands and overlooking the boats floating on the industrial inlet in Galway Bay, visitors to Dock 1 are treated to a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds. You only have to look out the windows to see the source of the seafood featured prominently on the menu. Dock 1 prides itself on using the freshest of Irish produce and the best local suppliers.
Number 1 Dock Road is a building steeped in history and over some years, dock related business developed in the property, including a Seaman’s Home for travelling sailors, and a bar and grocery on the ground floor of Dock 1. The bar and grocery were let to Thomas Conroy, an organiser for Allen Line Passenger Ships. While renting the bar his son Padraig O’Connaire (Patrick Conroy) was born.
Padraig was fascinated by the Gaelic Language and absorbed it readily until he left to pursue a degree in Dublin. He became deeply involved in writing and teaching Irish, expressing the belief that Ireland would only become free after it had developed its own language and culture. On returning to Ireland with his wife and three children he pursued a full time career in writing - a mixture of polemical political essays and short stories illuminating Irish life - with critical acclaim but little financial success.
During WWII, the docks (and Ireland) prospered supplying the agricultural supplies England needed. Unfortunately once the war was over, depression set in. The bar closed in 1957 and lay vacant until it reopened 1969. In 1976, the building was left to the present owner, Robert Delargy. Several renovations have been carried out since, to bring it to the warm and inviting bar restaurant you see today.
Periods of letting the premises and operation by Robert continued until Aoife Buckley commenced to run the bar and upstairs restaurant in 2014.
Our Restaurant Menu offers both lunch and dinner, and features signature dishes from both the land and the sea, as well as daily fish specials prepared by the chef depending on the catch of the day.
Dock 1’s Seafood Bar Menu overflows with platters of the finest Irish oysters, lobster, crab and prawns, as well as more innovative dishes like Irish lobster rolls and smoked mackerel salad.
The Wine List offers whites and reds by the glass and bottle, or for that very special occasion Champagne and sparkling wines. On our Drinks Menu you’ll find one of the finest selections of Irish and imported craft beers and cider, both on tap and bottled, in Galway city. Our spirits list is right up to date with the newest, boutique whiskey, vodka and gin brands.
1-Gluten, 2-Crustaceans, 3-Eggs, 4-Fish, 5-Peanuts, 6-Soyabean, 7-Dairy, 8-Nuts, 9-Celery, 10-Mustard, 11-Seasame seeds, 12-Sulphites, 13-Lupin, 14- Molluscs
All our Fish is Locally Sourced
OUR IRISH SUPPLIERS
We aim to source as many Irish ingredients for our menu as possible. Our suppliers include:
Dooncastle Oysters, Connemara, Co Galway
Kelly’s Oysters, Kilcolgan, Co Galway
Harty Oysters, Dungravan, Co Waterford
The Haven Smokehouse Turf Smoked Salmon, Co Donegal
Mary’s Fish, Galway
Four Leaf Clover Fresh Fish, Galway
Forage & Cure Charcuterie, Dublin
Goatsbridge Trout Caviar, Co Kilkenny
Velvet Cloud Sheep’s Milk, Co Mayo
McGeough’s Artisan Butcher, Oughterard, Co Galway
Local, foraged seaweeds
Abernethy hand-churned butter, Co Down
Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil, Limavady, Co Derry
All our beef is of Irish origin.