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The Poets Rest

Chapel Street, Slane, Ireland (Formerly The Poet's Rest)
+353 (0)41 9820738
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Ranked #1 of 10 restaurants in Slane
Price range: $5 - $53
Cuisines: European
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Dundalk
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

I only went here once but have never had food like it!! It was a voucher we bought on a deal site for a four course meal so I was expecting a basic menu.... However the menu was fantastic, great choice, great service, lovely setting, can't wait to go back, only complaint was they didn't serve a great selection of... More

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Slane, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Reopened after a tasteful refurbishment. Newly installed pizza oven. Delicious pizza! Same friendly welcome & attentive service. The food was always good here & now the decor matches. Recommended without hesitation.

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Slane, Ireland
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I live locally so I've eaten here a few times in all its incarnations (both under current management and previous) with varied experiences. I had found it a bit hit and miss on occasion; sometimes I got a great meal and my dining partner didn't or vice versa, and on one memorable occasion we were turned away (with a booking)... More

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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here passing through slane not really knowing what to expect. We were very pleasantly surprised, it was Thursday evening @about 6 and they had just opened for the night, we were first customers of the evening. Ordered our food, & after about 5 mins the lovely waitress brought us a wooden board with breads hot out of the... More

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