"The train may not have left the station at Glenlo Abbey Hotel, in Galway, but Chef Alan McArdle's food on board the Pullman Restaurant in January was Michelin Standard. Set in two exquisite original carriages from the Orient Express, we sat in a dreamy carriage with inlaid wood panelling, antique lace curtains and fine china, dining on confit duck, foie gras and beluga lentil jus."  

Lucinda O'Sullivan, December 2016


"I was initially wary of dining in the Pullman. Maybe I pre-imagined it akin to many 'themed' establishments, as gimmicky with mediocre food propped up by knick-knacks and false bonhomie. Nothing could be further from the truth. The experience was charming, the ambience absorbing and the food good enough to tempt me back the next time I am in the vicinity."

Ernie Whalley, November 2016


"Background ‘clackity-clack’ and hooting noises lend an authenticity to the experience and the romance is sustained by discreetly piped music of the 1940s and 50s. The view from the windows is of a coiffeured golf course, Lough Corrib and Connemara hills in the distance."

Georgina Campbell
Galways most unique dining experience. Step back in time and dine aboard the Pullman Restaurant. Comprising of two original Pullman carriages, beautifully restored and set on the grounds of the hotel.

Book a private booth or sit by the window with spectacular views overlooking Glenlo Abbey Estate and Lough Corrib.

Converted into a wonderful Restaurant Car without losing any of its original character, this historic Pullman train carriage had been residing at Elsenham Station in Hertfordshire, England, before joining the many and varied facilities already available at Glenlo Abbey Hotel Galway.
Having recently been awarded the prestigous second AA rosette, the Pullman Restaurant is certainly a dining experience like no other.

Sample Menus:

View a sample of our menu below.

Sample Pullman Menu

Sample Dessert Menu

Sample Wine List

Opening Times:

WINTER OPENING: The Pullman Restaurant will close midweek from November 6th 2016 to March 1st 2017. Alternative dining will be in our River Room Restaurant or Ffrench Room.

The Pullman Restaurant will, however, re-open for the Christmas Express which takes place every Saturday and Sunday of December in the run up to Christmas.

SUMMER OPENING: From March 1st 2017 to October, The Pullman Restaurant is open 7 days a week, from 6.30pm each evening.

For Reservations and Enquiries, please contact reception on +353 (0)91 519600 or email reception@glenloabbey.ie