Fat Freddies Galway Reviews
Jun 19, 2007
Ireland is not only the country of poets and scholars, but it’s also a land filled with wonderfully flavoured food and drink. Food in Ireland may not be as easily identifiable as dishes from regions like Asia, Italy or the Middle East, but it still maintains a very strong style and history. The history is strong in the sense of how the food is made, why it was made and the socialising while making and eating the food. When one makes a trip to Ireland, no “real” Irish experience would be complete without sampling local fair at your destination.
On the West Coast of Ireland is a small town by the name of Galway. Galway is considered the “Cultural Capital of Ireland”, and it’s filled with concerts, festivals and fairs throughout the year. Here, you will find a small, quaint village that is huge in style. The people are exciting and friendly, and the shopping is excellent. The question arises, however, of what do you eat? Where do you eat? Well, there are many different types of restaurants in the central shopping district, but the one that stands out is Fat Freddies. Fat Freddies is a nice little pizza parlour at the end of the shopping district around the corner from the harbour.
Pizza in Ireland you might ask? Yes, pizza in Ireland is the answer to a hunger made from a long day of shopping and music. The reason is that you’re probably going to want a comfort food, and a food that you know what to expect. There’s no wondering what you’re going to get, or whether or not you’re money will be well spent.
Walk into this restaurant, and the aroma of Italy hits your senses immediately. Italian music plays on the speakers overhead, small, Italian-style tables with their little red and white chequered tablecloths adorn the dining floor. Pick a seat, any seat, and you will have a good view of the kitchen and of the shoppers passing by outside. On the occasion, even the Irish sun might peek through the clouds and make the outside seating inviting. The interior is decorated with both Irish and Italian designs. It’s a nice mix of the two cultures.
A few minutes of checking out the menu will bring you an Irish server with a thick accent, but don’t let that fool you one bit. The pie that comes out will be authentic Italian pizza. A nice round pie, with flavourful sauce and cheese, covered with spiced sausage and pepperoni. The first bite brings back all the memories of good pizza from lunches past. Each slice is absolutely delicious. But what do you wash this pie down with? Try the house red wine. While the house wine is nothing more than a cheap cabernet, it’s warm, tart, dry and extremely tasty itself.
The prices are cheap, the service is friendly and the conversation is great. Definitely put Fat Freddies down as a must eat while in Galway.
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