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Brooks Cafe Bistro

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Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice spot for a meal...

Great selection of food, nicely presented. Can be a bit noisy at rush hours, but well staffed. Good portion sizes, but can be a bit pricey...

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Anne T
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County Carlow, Ireland
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English first
County Carlow, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Great selection of food, nicely presented. Can be a bit noisy at rush hours, but well staffed. Good portion sizes, but can be a bit pricey...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If going for a dinner De steak is a must,we went De end of may and it was lovely,we hadn't been der in ages and definitely won't leave it as long next Time,starter,main course x 2 and 3 drinks in around €50, great value for money,

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

Hi there, Thanks for the big thumbs up for our steak dish and promising to come back soon! We look forward to seeing you again and we thank you for your custom. From all at Brooks More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I attended this cafe on a a weekend in May for a full Irish the staff wasn't great What so ever food same out and it was wrong so I sent it back came out again I had to send it back once more because I asked for to soft eggs and they were as hard and as rubbery the... More 

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

Hi Paul, Sorry to read that this was your experience. Please be advised that your review has been noted. We appreciate, value and act on all feedback. We hope to see you again in the future and that you will be writing about a more positive experience afterwards! Best Regards, The Team at Brooks More 

Newbridge, Ireland
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We went to brooks back in February for lunch while in Carlow. We both ordered the same: The Open Sandwich with Myler's smoked salmon & fresh poached salmon with a lemon & herb mayo. It was delicious. I don't usually like smoked salmon but the fresh salmon and mayo lightened it perfectly. Unfortunately our desserts weren't great. Although my brownie... More 

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

Hi there, Thanks for paying us a visit. We are delighted that you thought lunch was delicious. Sorry that you felt your dessert was a little dry. We will pass this feedback on to our in-house bakers. Great to hear that you will be back again and thanks for your review! More 

Ireland
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Went here with family, food was excellent, everyone enjoyed there meals. Service was very efficient and the staff were friendly and informative. We had no delays which is a big help when you have 2 children with you. Overall a great lunch.

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

Hello and thank you so much for taking the time to post your positive feedback. We are delighted to hear that all the family enjoyed their meal and that you were happy with the fast friendly service. We will pass on your compliments to the chef and the staff. Thanks for dropping by and we hope to see you back... More 

dublin, ireland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is the perfect spot to meet up with friends during the day, great atmosphere, helpful staff. They also do a lovely breakfast.

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

Hi and thanks indeed for the 5 stars! Most of our reviews are about lunch or evening meals so it's great to get such a nice review about being the perfect spot for a casual meeting with friends in the morning or afternoon. Also delighted to hear that you love the atmosphere and that you find the staff helpful. Thanks... More 

Carlow, Ireland
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A great starting point for a night out. During the day its a busy cafe/ restaurant, at night it transforms into a bustling disco bar. Really enjoy coming here.

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

Hello, thanks for taking the time to write a review. It's nice to get positive feedback! More 

Wicklow, Wicklow, Ireland
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

brooks is always 100% for me, whether its just for a coffee or an evening meal. food is top notch and very reasonable. staff always friendly too .... they never rush you. place is great for a catch up with friends!!

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

Hi Fiona, it's great to hear that Brooks is always 100% for you! Thanks for all your really positive feedback. Hope to see you back soon for a meal or coffee with the girls :-) More 

Kilkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Food was just delish, far too big portions though. I would say there is a lot of waste in the kitchen! the garlic potatoes were just yummy

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

Hi there, delighted to hear that you enjoyed the hen party meal. Regarding the large portions; a good compliant as they say, but duly noted! Thanks for the 5 star rating and taking the time to post your review. More 

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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Cannot fault. Always great. Very clean. Staff very professional. Only thing is the wifi never works properly anytime I'm here? As I am usually by myself I catch up on work.

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

Hi Emer, Thanks for the fantastic rating and feedback. Its great to hear that you love coming to Brooks. Sorry that you experienced problems with the wifi signal. We will look into it. We appreciate you taking the time to write your review and we hope to see you again soon. From all at Brooks More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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.

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