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Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Brooks is a trendy cafe bar and restaurant which serves speciality teas...
Brooks is a trendy cafe bar and restaurant which serves speciality teas, coffees, pannini breads, gourmet sandwiches, scones and pastries throughout the day. The venue transforms into an ultra stylish bar & restaurant each evening.
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  • 22
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great night out

A great starting point for a night out. During the day its a busy cafe/ restaurant, at night it transforms into a bustling disco bar. Really enjoy coming here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Barrscull
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Carlow, Ireland
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Carlow, Ireland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A great starting point for a night out. During the day its a busy cafe/ restaurant, at night it transforms into a bustling disco bar. Really enjoy coming here.

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Wicklow, Wicklow, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

brooks is always 100% for me, whether its just for a coffee or an evening meal. food is top notch and very reasonable. staff always friendly too .... they never rush you. place is great for a catch up with friends!!

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Kilkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Food was just delish, far too big portions though. I would say there is a lot of waste in the kitchen! the garlic potatoes were just yummy

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Cannot fault. Always great. Very clean. Staff very professional. Only thing is the wifi never works properly anytime I'm here? As I am usually by myself I catch up on work.

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Athy, Ireland
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Recently ate here & it's been a while since I had as it can be pricy. The restaurant is lovely & the service was very good but the food & prices were not good. The menu has changed my& gone are the lovely bistro choices fajitas & all! Now it's pub grub. I got a curry that was more like... More 

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Tullamore, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Very surprised to find such helpful staff on the carvery counter. They were attentive to my dietary requirements (Coeliac), and if doubtful about the food item on offer at the counter, were happy to ask the chef in the kitchen, and to offer an alternative. The icing on the cafe....Gluten free Black Forest Gateau! Heaven!!!

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DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Hi there, We are very pleased to hear that you got such a pleasant surprise regarding the options available for those with food sensitivities....and of course that you enjoyed the Black Forest Gateau so much! Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback - it is very much appreciated. More 

Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I am a regualr here for breakfast. The full irish. Only thing I can say is the fried potatoes need to be cooked a little longer. They always come out so pale and hard. Not good. Staff are very professional. Always served quickly which I like. Very clean and very busy place. Food is always very good. Came here one... More 

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DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Emer, What a nice heading for your review - thank you! Will certainly pass on your request. We are delighted with your compliments relating to our staff, the speed of service, the food and the cleanliness. We do look forward to seeing you on one of your regular visits again very soon! More 

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is my favourite restaurant for lunch. Really delicious food and there's always a new range of 'Daily Specials'. Great choice of gluten free specials. Would love if they made Gluten free scones - but they don't. would be my favourite morning coffee destination - if they did.

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DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Rita, We are thrilled to hear that Brooks Café Bistro is your favourite restaurant for lunch and that you think the food is so delicious. Your request for gluten free scones will be passed on. Thanks for taking the time to post your positive review. More 

Dublin
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Delighted with our recent night out in Brooks. We had no reserve ration but got a nice table and had lovely waiting staff. Everyone enjoyed their meal and our waitress was able to recommend certain dishes as we had one non meat eater with us. All in all it was a really pleasant relaxing evening with good food and wine.

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DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you so much for your top rating! Indeed our 'lovely staff' will be delighted to hear of your positive feedback and that you had such a pleasant evening at Brooks. We hope to see you all again sometime soon. More 

Galway, Ireland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My boyfriend and I ate here after a great night out in Carlow. We both had the Irish breakfast and both agreed it was one of the nicest breakfasts ever had. The tea was delicious and the pudding especially had such flavour. Perfect for after a nightout!

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DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Sandra, Wow - one of the nicest breakfasts you ever had - what a compliment! We are thrilled that you rated breakfast at Brooks so highly and that it helped get you back on track after your night out. Do come and visit us again if you can :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Carlow  >  Carlow

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental

Description

Brooks is a trendy cafe bar and restaurant which serves speciality teas, coffees, pannini breads, gourmet sandwiches, scones and pastries throughout the day. The venue transforms into an ultra stylish bar & restaurant each evening.

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