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Brooks Cafe Bistro

Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
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Ranked #25 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.
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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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Athy, Ireland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
34 helpful votes 34 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
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

Carlow, Ireland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
8 helpful votes 8 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

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