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Brooks Cafe Bistro

Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
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Ranked #22 of 55 Restaurants in Carlow
Cuisines: Continental
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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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Dublin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Galway, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Carlow, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Brooks is situated in the centre of Carlow and adjacent to Din Ri. It offers a different experience to Din Ri as it is more intimate and food is selective. It can be expensive but most people go for tea/coffee and a light snack. It can be very busy which is a good indicator so go early for lunch.

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Athy, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Recently visited here and had lunch. With desert & tea very expensive for lunch not a place to go everyday for sure. Needs specials at lower prices to entice you back more frequently. Good food in fairness & decent choice. Lovely service

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

Hi there, Thanks for the 4 stars! We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us, felt that the food and service was good and that there was also a good choice. Regarding price, have you tried our daily lunch specials at €9.95 and dessert at €3.95? We hope to see you again soon and thanks... More

Carlow, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great food , excellent place for good food for an evening out with a group or just a couple , friendly staff , excellent service, can be a bit pricey , but the food is tasty. Four star for food ,

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

Hello and thank you for taking the time to post a TripAdvisor review. We are thrilled that you feel Brooks offers "great food" and an "excellent service". We have some very good value daily specials each week - wondering if possibly you have had a chance to try them? We hope to see you back with us again soon, and... More

Tralee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Best dining experience since being diagnosed coeliac 4 years ago,Totally cater, plenty choices, even the chips were suitable and a serious choice of desserts The staff were top class ,very well educated on the gluten free and contamination risks for coeliacs .

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

Hi Mary, Wow, thanks for your 5 star rating! We are delighted to read that you had the 'best dining experience since being diagnosed coeliac 4 years ago' at Brooks Café Bistro and that you were so pleased with the variety and choice available and the staff and their knowledge on gluten free and contamination risks for coeliacs. We really... More

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Being gluten intolerant I used to enjoy breakfast at least once a week and would also pop in for coffee when in town as they now have a good range of gluten free products. However I have since become lactose intolerant as well as gluten, so I asked a lovely girl if she could explain to chef and possibly get... More

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

Hi Mag, We do appreciate your feedback and we are sorry to hear that we did not come up trumps with a dish suitable to your specific food intolerance, especially given that you are otherwise a regular happy customer. Your comments have been noted and will be shared with the relevant personnel. More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Nice lunchtime restaurant . The staff are polite and professional . The food is above average if a little pricey . I would recommend trying this place for lunch.

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

Hi Jason, Thank you for the 4 stars! We are delighted to hear that you find the food above average and our staff to be polite and professional and we also very much appreciate you recommending Brooks to others for lunch - many thanks! More

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I often go to brooks, but today I was very disappointed. Myself and my friends ordered a lot of food but felt that we were in the way and the staff were rushed when leaning over us to give us the food. They seemed to not care or have time for us. We were constantly asking for fresh water and... More

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

Hi Kate, Thank you for awarding us 4 stars and for rating the atmosphere and food highly. We are sorry to hear that your visit on this particular occasion did not live up to the usual standard in terms of service. We thank you for your regular custom and we do hope to see you again soon (: More

Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Just a quick review on this establishment. Went in with partner and mother in law for lunch. Food was lovely as it always is in this bistro and all areas of the Dinn Ri building. Service was friendly and prompt even though it was quiet a busy Saturday lunchtime. However all this was let down by quiet noticeable cobwebs on... More

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

Hi Glenn, Thanks for your custom and for rating the food and service as 'outstanding'! Your feedback was passed onto house-keeping. We hope to see you back again with us soon (: More

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

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