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Review: It was difficult finding vegan food in Ireland and, when found, the quality was usually lacking. All of that changed at the Quay Street Kitchen in the lovely city of Galway. This restaurant was like an oasis in a desert of salad/chip meals. The restaurant is situated on Quay Street, a lovely walking street in Galway. My companion and I took a seat outside, on the street, and enjoyed the night. We started with the Mezze board, a bread board with hummus, pita bread, olives, red onions, red/yellow pepper, and roasted aubergine and courgette. For my main, I had the Vegan Fish Fingers, which were Tofu Fingers, golden-fried in a kelp batter and served with vegan tartar sauce. The fingers had a slight fishy taste, but not too much (I never liked seafood when I wasn't veg) and were not too oily. The batter was slightly crisp, but not overly so, which was a very nice texture contrast to the quite soft tofu. For dessert, I enjoyed a lovely pot of tea with a delicious vegan apple pie slice (which came with vegan strawberry ice cream). Overall, I was extremely pleased with my experience here. The restaurant had a more upscale feel and the servers were very friendly. It may bother others that they also serve meat and dairy, but if you're a foodie it's nice to have a spot for a truly good vegan meal. I highly recommend this restaurant, as it was easily the best meal I had in Ireland.