2. Kai Café + Restaurant, Galway
With St Tola cheese, fish from the Connemara Smokehouse, and pheasant from Dromoland Game, Kai’s focus is firmly on the quality of its suppliers. Jam jars hanging from the ceiling, chunky wooden benches and open stone walls make it the perfect hideaway on a blustery afternoon. Well, that and the daily-changing menu of fresh, light dishes such as west coast crab and trout caviar.