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The Poets Rest

Chapel Street, Slane, Ireland (Formerly The Poet's Rest)
+353 41 982 0738
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Ranked #4 of 10 Restaurants in Slane
Price range: $6 - $26
Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, European, Asian fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

I have just just eaten here for the second time and enjoyed my second visit as much as the first. The menu is great there is plenty to choose from, there were quite a few things I wanted! Everything we ordered was so tasty and fresh. I had calzone and my fiance had a fish platter, both dishes were amazing.... More 

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Navan
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I visited the poets tonight for the early bird menu with another friend of mine. The menu has a great variety spoiled for choice! For starters I had the wings and my friend had the bruschetta both delicious the wings where a very generous portion.For mains I had the pizza and my friend had the fajitas again both very impressed.... More 

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co cork
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We spent a few days with our son and paetner . They were all excited to take us for new year to dine at poets restcwith aa friend . Welcome was non existant . 4 opted for the set meal ane i chose the chowder . 2had brie for starter myvhusband ate his although stone cold inside one swnt it... More 

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MattMcGGG, Manager at The Poets Rest, responded to this review

Hi, I would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience with us. I am very surprised on this particular day as it is the only complaint we received from this day in particular. This doesn't take away from your comments at all though, and as such I would like to extend... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Visited this evening, 2 adults a teenager and 2 young children for dinner. Service was very slow but it was quite busy with only 2 servers on. We decided to just go for main courses of 2 fillet steaks and pizzas for the kids, along with 2 glasses of Shiraz and juice, one glass was different to the other and... More 

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MattMcGGG, Manager at The Poets Rest, responded to this review

Hi, First of all I want to thank you for taking the time to review and let us know about your experience. Secondly I want to apologise for the experience you had and assure you that this is not the kind of service we like to offer. We have identified the problems and have addressed them, we are also working... More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Had the Caesar salade, that was amazing! The fish and chips is also very nice. Just the right amount of batter! The atmosphere is good. The people that work there are very friendly. We will come again!

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MattMcGGG, Manager at The Poets Rest, responded to this review

HI there, thanks so much for the kind words, we're delighted you enjoyed your visit. Don't be a stranger! Matt More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Always wanted to try sticky coke bbq ribs and they were delicious. Then had the 120oz sirloin stake and as a desert lemon meringue pie. Also great! Visiting Slane? Visit this place for a nice meal!

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MattMcGGG, Manager at The Poets Rest, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks so much for the kind words, there's nothing like a 12oz steak! Don't be a stranger. Matt More 

County Meath, Ireland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I have now been to the Poets Rest on 3 occasions for an evening meal. On two occasions I've had their early bird option but this review is based mainly on my most recent visit. About 5 weeks ago. This restaurant is very eye catching from the outside and is the most appealing of all Slanes eateries. The restaurant was... More 

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MattMcGGG, Manager at The Poets Rest, responded to this review

Hi Derek, Thanks for taking the time to review. I'm a little disappointed at the negative feedback about the pizza and risotto as I remember serving you myself and when I asked how everything was, you had told me it was all great. Also a little confused as to why you'd wait 5 weeks to post a review too, which... More 

Meath
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We're just home after a great meal in the poets rest. Goats cheese for him and bruschetta for me to start, steak (really tender) for me and salmon for mains- fererro rocher and banoffe for dessert- all so tasty- plus a bottle of wine for 60e. Amazing value and fantastic service! We'll be back soon!

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MattMcGGG, Manager at The Poets Rest, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a few words about your visit. We're delighted you enjoyed your night. Our €60 deal is proving to be incredibly popular so it's great to get feedback about it. Come back soon! Matt More 

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Had a meal here with friends during the summer & really enjoyed it so a return visit was no surprise. Now I wish I hadn't. I'm just so frustrated at the lack of interest from the management. With a little love & attention to detail this place could be a huge asset to slane. Place felt cold even though they... More 

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MattMcGGG, Manager at The Poets Rest, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review, we appreciate all feedback. That said, we'll also always respond to points that we feel are unwarranted. As the manager I take offence in the point that I lacked interest, I take an equal interest in all our customers, as we value them all. Our wine list is posted on our main chalk... More 

Kells, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

No plans just a lazy Sunday drive in the country. Hungry we stopped in Slane outside the Poets Rest. Bit of a strange layout when you enter, you could nearly feel as if you are entering through the kitchen. However when all the formalities of seating and decisions are made the food speaks for itself. For mains we had the... More 

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MattMcGGG, Manager at The Poets Rest, responded to this review

Hi there, Delighted you stumbled upon us by accident and that we left a lasting impression. We really appreciate you taking the time to write up about your visit and your thoughts on our food and presentation, great to get feedback. Don't be a stranger! 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 6 - 26
Cuisine: American, European, Asian fusion

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