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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 #1 of 10 Restaurants in Slane
Price range: $7 - $30
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Cuisines: American, European, Asian fusion
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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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
Oakland, California
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent meal. Crab claws, stir fry, Calimari, pizza, and lamb - the diversity of the menu is impressive, if a bit odd. The dessert was the highlight - "Mississippi Mud Pie" really wasn't mud pie at all, but was a terrific hot chocolate fudge cake. It was terrific. The lemon merengue pie was also excellent. Certainly worth... More

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

Hi Guys, I remember your visit, you were a pleasure to serve and we really appreciate this honest opinion and review, thank you so much. Here's hoping you come back if you're in Slane again in the future. Matt. More

Coventry, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I think these guys may have thought we were joking when we walked in and asked if they had a table for 23.....but they re-arranged part of the restaurant for us and I have to say both the food and the service was stunning. They really looked after us, and I was extremely pleasantly surprised at the bill. Great value,... More

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

Well, it's the welly brigade! Thanks so much for the kind words, we were a little surprised to get a party of 23 without a booking, but delighted we could accommodate you. We're also over the moon you were so happy with the food and service. Your party was a genuine delight to serve. We hope you come back soon.... More

Monaghan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Pleasantly surprised is what I can say about this place. The food was excellent and even though the place was busy the wait for our food was minimal. Friendly staff and nocturnal to watch the chefs preparing the food

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

HI, Thanks so much for your review, we're delighted you enjoyed your visit. More and more people are becoming pleasantly surprised by what we have to offer, which can only be a good thing! We look forward to seeing you back again soon, Matt and the team. More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Came across The Poet's Rest by sheer chance on the way home from a day out in Drogheda. It looked lovely from the outside and not even having time to look at any reviews we decided to take a chance. The inside was just as nice so we had a good feeling about it straight away. We were given menus... More

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

Hi there, First of all, thank you for taking the time to review us. It's a great review and we're delighted that over all you were happy, more importantly happy enough to come back again soon. Interesting point you make about the lemon meringue, one that we've discussed in house after reading your review. It's honest reviews like this one... More

ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We regularly dine in The Poets Rest as the food is fabulous ,we just keep coming back! The restaurant is modern,spacious & classy .The staff are friendly & efficient, can't do enough for you .That's why we keep coming back!

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

Thanks for the great feedback, we always appreciate when happy customers leave recommendations for future customers. More than that thought, we're delighted you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you back really soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Having always liked eating in The Poet's Rest, it was no surprise that the food was great. They'd always impressed me with their quantity but most importantly their quality of the food being served. This visit was no different in the food department, the standard was amazing. The difference came in the form of management and decor. It is difficult... More

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

Well there's a great review, will make sure I hang on to my new position! It's great to see the business from both sides, and even better to hear great feedback. We'll have your table ready for you on Wednesday! Matt More

Navan, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Had the pleasure of having dinner in the Poets Rest Slane this evening. Lovely service and above all lovely food. The restaurant is tastefully decorated, with plenty of space to cater for small or large groups. The service was excellent and as for the food second to none. Great value for early bird menu at 19.95 euro and generous portions.The... More

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Navan, Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Not that we weren't expecting much, but sadly in my experience restaurants in small villages tend to be less exciting and inviting. What I respect is that it's an open kitchen, so you can see everything that's going on. We sat in a booth opposite the kitchen and enjoyed watching everything being prepared. Steaks being cut and grilled to order,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We ate here as a family 2 Adults and 3 kids after a day out . We found the food , service and staff to be of the highest quality. This restaurant is a hidden gem and we will definitely be calling again very soon.

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drogheda
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

this is a very good restaurant. Food is excellent every time i go in it gets better refurbished resently, excellent staff, could do with draft beer.

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