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Brooks Cafe Bistro

Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
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Ranked #22 of 55 restaurants in Carlow
Cuisines: Continental
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.
Restaurant details
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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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Carlow, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Brooks is a lovely place to visit during the day or night. Great food, great atmosphere and nice friendly staff. A must visit specially for morning coffee and scone.

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

Hi April, Thank you for taking the time to review Brooks Café Bistro on TripAdvisor. We very much welcome all your positive comments about the ‘great food’, ‘friendly staff’ and 'great atmosphere'. Thank you also for recommending others to visit us for morning coffee - we look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Carlow, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I would like to thank Brooks for contributing to my fabulous maternity leave. I love the coffee, service, staff & atmosphere there. I pop in a couple of times a week with my baby for coffee maybe a delicious scone and very occasionally a brunch with my husband . The new menu is Beautiful, I wasn't a major fan of... More

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

Hi there and please allow us to extend our congratulations to you! Our priority is to deliver pleasurable experiences for all our customers so it is great to read you and your family enjoyed your meeting and dining experience with us on many occasions. We are also delighted to hear you describe our new seasonal menu with locally sourced ingredients... More

Waterford
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I’ve been in here for a full breakfast a few times over the past couple of years. The reason I don’t go in more often is that the quality of the food is hit and miss. One day the breakfast will be great — well cooked, perfect temperature, etc. The following week the sausages will be undercooked, the bacon over... More

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

Hi there, Firstly we thank you for complimenting staff who will be delighted to hear your positive feedback. We are also happy to report that we have recently made some enhancements in the kitchen and have introduced new menus so we do hope that you will visit us again in the near future for a consistent and enjoyable experience. Regarding... More

Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My niece ordered chicken goujons and chips, chicken was terribly dry and tough. Probably not made ​​to order. My salad was not any amazing. The best part was dessert and coffee :)

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

Hi Laura, thank you for your review. We would love it if your experience had been better. The good news is that since your visit we have new menus as well as a new bakery. We hope you'll drop by again soon to check out our new dishes made with local, fresh and seasonal produce and of course made to... More

Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

This is the second time me and my family has eta in the place and everything is fabulous ! Portions sizes are great , everything tastes very very nice! Emma was serving us lovely girl very helpful and friendly ! All staff seems lovely and everything was great! I sure will be coming back soon!

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

Hi Tee. Thank you for taking the time to review Brooks Café Bar on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you had another ‘fabulous’ experience with us. Your compliments will be passed on to Emma and all our staff. Thank you again, your positive feedback is greatly appreciated. More

Carlow, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I come here regularly with my mum for lunch. It's basically pub grub but of a high standard. The staff are friendly and efficient although you can be in for a bit of a wait at lunchtime. There is plenty of seating so you will always find somewhere to sit. The menu is decent and the portions are perfectly sized.... More

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

Hi and thank you for recommending Brooks Café Bar as being ‘definitely worth a visit’! We also very much appreciate your positive comments about our ‘friendly and efficient’ staff and our range of 'high standard' and 'perfectly sized’ casual dining options. We pride ourselves in delivering a fast and efficient service and therefore we sincerely apologise for any wait that... More

Carlow, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

I eat here regularly both for lunch and the evening menu. I haven't had a bad thing here yet. Always get a nice portion. I recommend the chicken italiene in the evening just lovely or the open sandwiches for lunch. The place always looks spotless, great decor and modern yet cozy. And of course the staff are brilliant, they are... More

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

Hi there, Thank you for your regular custom and also for your remarkable five star TripAdvisor review! It’s great to know that you have enjoyed a selection of dishes from both the lunchtime and evening menu and found the portion sizes were just right. The fact that you loved the décor and coziness of Brooks Café Bar is music to... More

Laois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We eat here regularly & find the food & the staff great. The menu has a good choice and is reasonably priced.

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

Hi there, your regular custom at Brooks Café Bar is very much appreciated, as is your 5 star review! We are delighted that you feel our menu has ‘good choice and is reasonably priced'. It is great to hear from satisfied customers and we thank you most sincerely for taking the time to post your valued feedback on TripAdvisor. More

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

If your looking for a nice meal in comfortable and relaxed surroundings, look no further. We had a lovely evening. The staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough. The wine list has a nice selection and not over priced. The food is very well prepared, served and is packed full of flavour. The portions are generous so make sure... More

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

Hi there, It gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your visit to Brooks Café Bar and that you will be back. Our chef and staff will be thrilled and very encouraged to hear that you found the food was ‘well prepared, served and packed full of flavour’! Delighted also to read that you found our staff welcoming... More

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