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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, Late Night
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
Tullamore, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Dublin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
Senior Reviewer
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

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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

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

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