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The Poets Rest

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Chowder, American, European, Asian fusion
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Chapel Street, Slane, Ireland (Formerly The Poet's Rest)
+353 41 982 0738
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    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
Great Place to Hangout

Met up with my family here for a late rendezvous. Good service, good food, friendly place. Very nice atmosphere

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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English first
County Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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 

Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Met up with my family here for a late rendezvous. Good service, good food, friendly place. Very nice atmosphere

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

Dear Patrica G! Thank You very much for such a great review and sharing Your experience! We will keep up the good work and hope to see You back in near future! Kind Regards, sanita z. More 

Southwest Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

They were recommended to us by someone at the Newgrange Visitor's Center. Our first day back in Ireland and we were quite tired, and not quite up to a pub. The food here was really great and the menu was definitely not your run of the mill place. Not even the usual fish & chips that everyone seems to have.... More 

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

Dear mnk57! Thank You very much for such a great words of support and we were happy to read how possitive Your experience was! Kind Regards, Sanita z. More 

tampa, fl
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Three generations, all tired and hungry, we were greeted warmly, sat quickly, and ate like kings. The waitstaff were friendly and accommodating. Our children had a kids pizza (huge and delicious) and the adults each had early bird specials. The fried brie was OUTSTANDING. The wok beef was SO YUMMY, as was the chicken. Really, really nice time, good wine,... More 

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

Dear nattiemarie! Thank You very much for a review of Your visit! Great words of support! We are improving everyday and will keep up the good work! Kind Regards, Sanita Z. More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My family and I stopped here on a whim for a quick lunch after visiting the Hill of Slane. This restaurant is lovely. From the outside, we expected it to be more of a pub than restaurant, but were pleasantly surprised when we walked in. The decor is very trendy and chic, lots of pleasing things to look at. I... More 

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

Dear Amanda M! Thank You very much for sharing Your positive experience while dining with us! We will keep up the good work and hope to see You back again,when on holidays!:) We hope You enjoyed Your time in Ireland! Yours Sincerely, Sanita More 

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Had been to this restaurant before about 6 months previously and service had been slow and food average but decided to give it another go and was pleasantly surprised. Everything we had was gorgeous, Thai fish cakes with noodles were delicious, fish cakes were packed with salmon, prawns etc. Kids had pizza and carbonara, both were delicious and gone in... More 

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

Dear Still-a-blow-in! Thank You very much for sharing Your great feedback with us! Was nice to see You back!:) We will keep work hard to improve in everything we do! Kind Regards, Sanita More 

Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Food and service are great here. The lamb was served with chunky veg and potatoes, just what you want (and I love that you are not charged extra for veg!!). If you only go for one thing, I would recommend going for the sweet nachos. AMAZING! Cant wait to go back.

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

Dear LittleD Ireland! Thank You very much for Your kind words of support! I am happy to read that You enjoyed Your dining and we know that 'every little helps' so veg included;) Hope to see You back again! Kind Regards, sanita Z. More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We really enjoyed this restaurant. We visited here in April 15. The staff were friendly, cheerful and polite. For starters we had a garlic bread and chicken wings with blue cheese sauce. Both these starters were exceptional. Our mains were a 12" pizza cooked on the tradition oven and a homemade beef burger. Both were gorgeous and could not be... More 

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

Dear Ger M! Thank You very much for sharing Your positive experience with us! It was our pleasure to welcome You at the night and it means a lot to the little restaurant like ours, that You enjoyed Your visit! We will continue to work hard, providing our guests with enjoyable experience! Looking forward to see You soon! Kind Regards,... More 

Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Was referred to this little gem by a fellow friend we are glad we took his advice..we were welcomed with great service ..all during our stay the service was excellent. .we went for the early bird menu..huge selection to choose from at excellent prices.food was delicious ..all round fantastic time cant wait to go back..

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

Dear Fowler K! Thank You very much for taking time to review Your experience with us! I am delighted that You enjoyed Your stay and I am looking forward to welcome You back soon! Oh, and please say big Thank You to Your friend for recommending us:)! Kind Regards, Sanita Z. More 

Navan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Dined at the poets rest yesterday evening for the second time. I had to review again to say the first time we dined we really enjoyed the experience but last night was even better. Staff were incredibly pleasant couldn't do enough for us and the food was flawless. Everyone should give this place a try for a truly enjoyable evening... More 

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

Dear Nisha44! Thank You very much for taking time to review Your dining experience with us! Such a great words of support! We were delighted to see You coming back and that You enjoyed Your visit:) Let there be many more visits, see You soon! Kind Regards, Sanita Z. 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 - 26
Cuisine: Chowder, American, European, Asian fusion

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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, American, European, Asian 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?