Double the bounty as the Westend Street Feast returns twice this year

Luna Clairon-Hardy of Rouge Restaurant, at their display at the Westend Street Feast at Raven Terrace on Bank Holiday Monday. The family friendly day was held to highlight all that is going on in Westend area the city.

After two incredibly successful years so far the Westend Street Feast is coming back again, and no-one is going to have to wait until June this time round.

This year the Street Feast is popping up twice in Galway this year, coming out ahead of the summer for an Easter Festival in April.

Some of Galway’s most loved, and award winning businesses will be bringing their food and drink onto the streets of the westend for a spectacular event that lets people mingle, sample the tastes of Galway, and meet the minds them.

Galways westend have again teamed up with Walsh Waste to make this a biodegradable and compostable festival, using eco packaging and take away materials.

The Easter Festival will take place on April 22, before returning again on Monday, June 3, kicking off at 11am each morning and running until 4pm.

The Street Feast will allow you to sample a taste of each business including Kai Restaurant, Dela Restaurant, John Keoghs The Lockkeeper, An Tobar Nua, Rouge Restaurant, Gourmet Tart, Handsome Burger, Hooked on Henry Street, Salthouse, Crust Bucket, Tartare Cafe + Wine Bar, Massimo Bar, Monroes, America Village, Deli La Tasca, and BoTown.

Other retailers taking part include McGuire’s Daybreak, Bell Book and Candle, Farraghers, Avo Nice Day, All About kombucha and, of course, Ernies.

Raven’s Terrace will be closed off to traffic for the duration of the Street Feast with people able to wander among the stalls and get some nibbles, as well as enjoy live music and face painting.

Live music at the Westend Street Feast

This is a family friendly day in the Westend that aims to encourage people to cross the bridge and enjoy all that is going on in this much-loved area of Galway.

Last year saw over 5,000 make the odyssey into the west(end) and have a enjoy a bountiful feast.

Mags Bohan of Dela Restaurant and the Westend Traders Association explained that each business will be offering a flavour of what they do best.

“The area will be set up as a picnic area and we are inviting Galway to the westend to enjoy all of our amazing food,” she said.

“Each business will have a stall set up selling food and refreshments, there will be live blue grass music and face painting will be happening for all the children.”

Of course, this being Galway all plans are subject to the weather playing nice. For updates more information keep an eye on Galway’s Westend.