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The Poets Rest

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Chowder, Soups, American, European, Fusion
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Chapel Street, Slane, Ireland (Formerly The Poet's Rest)
+353 41 982 0738
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Established in 2011, The New Poet's Rest fuses classic and modern cuisine...
Established in 2011, The New Poet's Rest fuses classic and modern cuisine in a casual and contemporary setting. Newly refurbished in 2014 with revamped menus with all time favourites and new additions of our own invention, we have something for everyone. Whether it's a quiet night out for two, or a bigger occasion, we cater to all. Dietary requirements can be met also. Bookings or walk ins.
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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
beautiful restaurant

Headed out to Slane during the week for dinner after hearing about the pizza oven in the Poets Rest and I was well impressed. The interior was completely different to the old place and quite stylish yet comfortable. They had a very good selection on the menu and between us we ordered calzone, fish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Lili A
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County Louth, Ireland
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County Louth, Ireland
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Headed out to Slane during the week for dinner after hearing about the pizza oven in the Poets Rest and I was well impressed. The interior was completely different to the old place and quite stylish yet comfortable. They had a very good selection on the menu and between us we ordered calzone, fish trio, lamb, chicken wings and breaded... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We visited the restaurant last Thursday evening..nice atmosphere good prices nice menu, I went straight for a pizza calzone as a starter and I have to say that I loved it for main I ordered the lamb dish but I'm sorry I have to say that it wasn't the best..was too dry, nice taste but dry, the champ potatoes were... More 

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Dublin
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Three of us dined here on Friday evening. Lovely food and excellent customer service. The waitresses were charming and attentive. If in the locality again would definitely eat here. It's very good.

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Slane, Ireland
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My experience here has not been good. Having had an issue with take away Pizza here I went against my instinct and decided to eat here after a long day out. Although my food and that of my husband was ok they gave my son frozen chicken, for this reason alone I will never set foot on it's premises again........

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sanita z, Guest Relations Manager at The Poets Rest, responded to this review

Dear Guest! Thank You for taking time after You long day out and reviewing not only us but two other eateries in Slane at the same time! Firstly Im very upset in the manner of wich You wrote review! "Nah?" Oh thats says a lot! Let me ask You when did You and Your family dined in the restaurant? Frozen... More 

Byfield, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Friendly fun place to dine, near where we were staying and close to Slane Castle. The menu had a good vegetarian choice!

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sanita z, Guest Relations Manager at The Poets Rest, responded to this review

Dear Donna S! Thank You for review of Your recent stay! We had a pleasure to have You with us and hope to welcome You back! Kind Regards, Sanita More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Visited last nite as a party of 4 to celebrate my hubby's big (40), firstly I must comment on both waitresses that served us, they were fantastic, very attentive & nothing was too much bother. We ordered a platter for two & wings x2 for starters. Both were amazing, the platter was huge,had a selection of 6 starters on it,... More 

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sanita z, Guest Relations Manager at The Poets Rest, responded to this review

Dear Karsheen! Thank so much for sharing Your experience with us! Me and Trish had absolute pleasure to serve You and Your Husband and Your friends at the night!:) Singing could be better,but we will get there;) Looking forward to see You again! Kind Regards Sanita More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

This is a real gem of a restaurant on the Main Street of slane. Fab food presented really well and excellent service. A lovely relaxed atmosphere, perfect in winter or a summer evening. There is a pizza oven there but we didn't have pizza. We will be back to try those. You can see the chef and catering staff from... More 

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sanita z, Guest Relations Manager at The Poets Rest, responded to this review

Dear sunnydaysforbeglan! Thank You for taking time reviewing Your experience! Such a lovely words of support and I remember how pleasant You were:) You said it wright, its nice to not hear Chefs screaming or shouting out loud:) so makes a big difference in the whole atmosphere and we as a waiting staff are happy out! Oh about nachos, I... More 

enniscorthy
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Called in yesterday evening and had perfectly cooked medium rare steaks, the sides were freshly cooked and served individually.Deserts delicious! The staff were extremely pleasant and chatty, and the overall price reasonable. Have no hesitation recommending this restaurant.

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sanita z, Guest Relations Manager at The Poets Rest, responded to this review

Dear deirdre o! Thank You very much for reviewing Your experience with us! I am very happy and delighted to read that You enjoyed food and service! There are ups and downs, but we always staying positive and working hard to improve in all our aspects! Looking forward to welcoming You back! Kind Regards, Sanita z. More 

County Cavan, Ireland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Lovely restaurant, great food, service was very pleasant but had to keep asking for the sides, drinks etc.

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sanita z, Guest Relations Manager at The Poets Rest, responded to this review

Dear Andrea C! Thank You very much for taking time to review Your dining experience! We currently are undergoing Staff training, and as You probably know, there is always a little teething problems to get all Trainees to speed up or at this case- not to forget to bring sides;) But we would like to welcome You back in near... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were passing Slane and decided to stop for dinner at The Poets Rest since it seemed lovely and all the TripAdvisor tags outside made us feel good about it. It was a horrible experience. I ordered a Calzone with Ham, Mushrooms, mozzarella and cherry tomatoes. The Calzone and the filling were completely Raw inside! the dough was so tick... More 

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sanita z, Guest Relations Manager at The Poets Rest, responded to this review

Dear Dublinorm! Thank You for Your time and effort reviewing our restaurant! We apreciate every feedback,be that possitive or negative! Im very sadden to read how Horrible Your experience was, unfortunately I wasnt on Saturday evening! Girls did they very best to serve everyone with great food and service! I assure You that this was once off and I sincerelly... More 

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Additional Information about The Poets Rest

Address: Chapel Street, Slane, Ireland (Formerly The Poet's Rest)
Phone Number: +353 41 982 0738
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Meath  >  Slane
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 25
Cuisine: Chowder, Soups, American, European, Fusion

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chapel Street, Slane, Ireland (Formerly The Poet's Rest)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Meath  >  Slane
  • Phone Number: +353 41 982 0738

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 25
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Soups, American, European, Fusion

Description

Established in 2011, The New Poet's Rest fuses classic and modern cuisine in a casual and contemporary setting. Newly refurbished in 2014 with revamped menus with all time favourites and new additions of our own invention, we have something for everyone. Whether it's a quiet night out for two, or a bigger occasion, we cater to all. Dietary requirements can be met also. Bookings or walk ins.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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