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Kelly's Foundry Grillhouse

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| The Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise, Ireland
+ 353 (0) 57 8678588
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Kelly's Foundry Grillhouse has, in short space of time, become one the...
Kelly's Foundry Grillhouse has, in short space of time, become one the favourite restaurants for Portlaoise locals and visitors alike. Black Rock is our speciality - this is an exciting and healthy dining concept where you cook your own choice of meat (all our beef is dry aged and 100% Irish from Hicks in Cork) on a volcanic stone. Enjoy the fantastic atmosphere and tantalizing aromas as your food cooks in front of you!
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Good for:
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A True Steakhouse

When I was out on the town in Portlaoise I just had to eat in this grillhouse as it came highly recommended by a friend and I had the steak on the rock. I love steak welldone so that is what I got but it was a surprise as the steak was sizzling on the wooden piece you have to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
Noreen D
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Portlaoise, Ireland
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Portlaoise, Ireland
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When I was out on the town in Portlaoise I just had to eat in this grillhouse as it came highly recommended by a friend and I had the steak on the rock. I love steak welldone so that is what I got but it was a surprise as the steak was sizzling on the wooden piece you have to... More 

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Monasterevin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Hmmm, some strange reviews for this restaurant. It's been permanently closed for almost a year! Although for some reason it's still listed on the Heritage hotel website.

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cork Ireland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

the portion are huge advise not to eat before you visit need to book in advance as the restaurant is book out

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laois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Have had a few meals here, not by choice!! It is awful, service is bad, food is bad and the atmosphere is non existent!! in a steak house you at least expect the steak to be good and cooked properly... not here!! Definitely will not be returning!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Atrocious food - only saving grace was that the Head Waiter really tried to salvage something. God help him. Poach him if you can.. but leave the food for the bin. The food served bore no relation the menu description - you basically got whatever the kitchen people ('chef' would be a major stretch) had left and thus substituted. Do... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

For a steakhouse the steak is fairly good but everything else from our experience was poor to say the least, potato skin starter was badly burnt in fact in edible! Chicken main course was so dry, the staff were friendly but lacked experience. It's a pity cause has potential and definitely not worth the price your asked to pay with... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Came here recently in a group of 4 despite the bad reviews; had a voucher to use up. We kept an open mind but sadly the place lived up to its poor name; some items were missed on our main orders, when they came the rest of our food was eaten/cold. Desserts were not homemade & overall thought it was... More 

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Klaipeda, Klaipedos Apskritis, Lithuania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Average service. We ordered most expensive steak - taste below average. Not recommend for friends.........

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We were here over the weekend and the food was not very good.Chicken was dry as was the cod.We had the set menu and the last time we had it it was gorgous.I think they need to change the set menu its been like this too long

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Portlaosie
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

It has been some time since we were here due to a fairly average visit some years ago. This time we tried the Hot Rocks dishes and had a very pleasant meal, so in balance we would try it again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: | The Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Laois  >  Portlaoise
  • Phone Number: + 353 (0) 57 8678588

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Kelly's Foundry Grillhouse has, in short space of time, become one the favourite restaurants for Portlaoise locals and visitors alike. Black Rock is our speciality - this is an exciting and healthy dining concept where you cook your own choice of meat (all our beef is dry aged and 100% Irish from Hicks in Cork) on a volcanic stone. Enjoy the fantastic atmosphere and tantalizing aromas as your food cooks in front of you!

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