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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, Breakfast, 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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    Very good
  • 11
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and atmosphere

The poets rest is a place to go friendly staff,excellent food and surroundings In the historic village of Slane On the night of our visit we were greeted as a guest and left as a friend the choice of menu is excellent and there is always something for everyone We will be back again

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Roddy12345
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Dundalk, Ireland
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Sydney
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A beautiful dining experience with great food and great customer service. Prices are very reasonable. Menu offers a various options. Will definitely go back! !

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Dundalk, Ireland
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The poets rest is a place to go friendly staff,excellent food and surroundings In the historic village of Slane On the night of our visit we were greeted as a guest and left as a friend the choice of menu is excellent and there is always something for everyone We will be back again

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Lovely clean bright chirpy spot. Friendly staff. Gorgeous breakfast. Sausages & rashers tasted high quality locally resourced produce. Highly recommend. Staff made a fuss of my little girl. Overall a really lovely spot for food.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My family stumbled upon this restaurant when holidaying and I must say what a lovely place it is. The staff were very helpful and the food was great! My 3 children really enjoyed their food and when they got a little bored there is a lovely garden for them to play in whilst my wife and I finished our dinner... More 

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County Louth, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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12 reviews
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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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40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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12 reviews
3 restaurant 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 

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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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Restaurant Details

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 - 26
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?