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The Old Bank House Restaurant

17 lower main street, Portlaoise, Ireland
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Ranked #16 of 35 restaurants in Portlaoise
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: It is a tea rooms , restauranrt and tapas bar.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: It is a tea rooms , restauranrt and tapas bar.
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65% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Roscrea
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

We went here for Easter Sunday lunch and it was absolutely fantastic. Great food, great service & great value. Keep up the good work. We will be back soon.

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I had to stop off on a trip from Dublin to Limerick to Portlaoise to visit family and i was introduced to this gem....walking in to this premises was like a throw back to my youth. warm, friendly and a real homely feel, i have worked globally in the hospitality industry and i wish i had a local restaurant like... More

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Dublin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Lovely restaurant. Very old world. Friendly staff. Excellent food, very reasonably priced. If you're looking for somewhere a little bit different & very relaxing, then try The Bank in Portlaoise.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

From the outside this place looks really classy & high end - a very attractive building with good signage. But unfortunately it does not live up to the image. It's so poorly run & dirty that whoever owns/manages should be ashamed of themselves. We wandered in on Sunday afternoon while passing through the town. No proper greeting when we entered... More

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Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Have visited this local restaurant on numerous occasions & in spite of a few previous issues, all to do with the service, have continued to go here to support local business & also because the food on the tapas menu is very tasty (cant comment on the a la carte as haven't ever ordered from it... a testament to the... More

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Stradbally, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

i just want to stick my tuppence in...............when you save to pay for a special meal, for over 400 euro for 30 people plus children, , you do NOT expect to get 2 trays of sandwhiches, a bowl of cocktail sausage and a bowl of gougons !!!!! also you should be equipt with sufficient chairs for all attending !! not... More

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Portlaoise, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

i am a regular customer and i think the food and service cant be matched in portlaoise , try the tapas its something special .

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ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Three of us had a meal here Saturday night 09.02.13. It was the first time any of us had tried this place and I would advise that people spend their hard earned money on a nice dinner elsewhere! While the room looked pretty enough it was freezing even with the pitiful fire going and I kept my coat on for... More

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laoisireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Was there last night 2-2-13 we ordered our food we waited at least 30 mins for a starter another 20 for a pint of Heineken. We are still waiting on our glass of water. My partner got seafood starter couldn't even touch it there was so much lemon in it. When we said it to the guy that was serving... More

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Laois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Had a meal here with a group of about 25 people, we arrived and had to wait for some time before ordering , once ordered the starter took 40 minutes to arrive, we had three tables of people and by the time our table was finished the starter the next table were just starting. This continued for the next 2... More

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