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Kelly's Foundry Grillhouse

| The Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise, Ireland
+ 353 (0) 57 8678588
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Ranked #26 of 35 restaurants in Portlaoise
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
laois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

We ate here because it was sunday evening and we were staying at the Heritage with limited choice ... Initially very accommodating of a large group - great menu plenty of choice - watch out for the set menu it is a con and limited choice .. The food was fab cannot fault it.. The service deteriorated throughout the meal... More

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Wicklow
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Upon arrival we were left standing at reception for several minutes, the restaurant was not overly busy for a Friday night. The food was poor - I had cesear salad & a steak. My steak arrived cold although it was cooked perfect. Steak came with a large serving of greasy deep fried onions, veg was also cold & lacked any... More

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Carlow, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

I dined at this restaurant with my boyfriend recently. We both enjoy eating out & I had been looking forward to trying this place out as I had heard that it was good! When we arrived at the restaurant, we were left standing at the reception desk for several minutes before anyone noticed us. It was a very busy night... More

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