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Brooks Cafe Bistro

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Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
059 9133111
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12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 12:30 am
Sat 8:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice place and food is gorgeous and simple

Went there with friends and partner. The people were really nice and the food was simple and nice. Nice little place for lunch and not too pricey.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Gwen W
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Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Have visited this place a few times I've found food average and good but have always found this place to be overpriced and staff sometimes seen on trained

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Thank Thomas M
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Went in on a family breakfast, brother came home from Australia. Ordered 2 Irish breakfasts. Got 2 sausages, 2 rashers, 1 white pudding, toast and an egg with she'll in it. Asked the waitress if she could tell me what the Irish breakfast was comprised of after she brought it, she had very, very poor English. Spoke to another staff... More 

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Thank David K
Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Went there with friends and partner. The people were really nice and the food was simple and nice. Nice little place for lunch and not too pricey.

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Thank Gwen W
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Brooks is one of my favourite places for a meal in Carlow. The lunch menu has a lovely selection and all of the dishes I've sampled were very tasty. The same can be said for the dinner menu and all of the servers are pleasant. Decor is tasteful and the location excellent, right in the centre of town.

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Thank Susan14587
Carlow, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Its a small menu but there is something for everyone. The wine is is good and the service is good and friendly. Will go back again.

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Thank Ian P
Loughrea
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Really nice place to go for a meal, it can be hit or miss sometimes but overall it's fairly consistent in its delivery of tasty food.

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Thank Sandy D
Maynooth, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Solid food, great staff, drinks are a little pricey considering it's just another pub in Carlow. Seriously though, it's not dublin, drinks shouldn't cost that much, who do you think you are? All that aside the food is excellent. Highly recommend any of the burgers or the duck.

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Thank Antaine Ó
Carlow, Ireland
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Visited Brooks for a light lunch and had their open smoked and poached salmon sandwich. We enjoyed very friendly and efficient service with fantastic food. Pic attached. The salad was fresh and crunchy and the salmon was smooth and tasty.

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Thank Pat M
County Carlow, Ireland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

what more can I say Brilliant for relaxing Meal. Staff a very polite and nice for couples and family get togethers.

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Thank Michael B
Kildare Ireland
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great Food Great Atmosphere. Lots to choose from and really quick service. Great for early eating as it tends to get a bit packed

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Thank Pahef

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Carlow  >  Carlow
  • Phone Number: 059 9133111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?