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“Really friendly staff & tasty steaks!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brooks Restaurant

Brooks Restaurant
Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa, Tralee, Ireland
0667123322
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Ranked #1 of 82 Restaurants in Tralee
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Munster
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Really friendly staff & tasty steaks!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

My husband and I had a 4 course meal in Brooks and it was delicious. The staff were so attentive and really we could not fault any thing. Will definitely be returning again.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food

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MrP_McGillicuddy, Manager at Brooks Restaurant, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear Shannongal,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for your great feedback, it really means so much to the team here in Brooks and Ballygarry House.

Looking forward to your return visit.

Tadhg McGillicuddy
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Wexford, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem Again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Our first review on Tripadvisor, was of Balygarry Hotel. We have now decided to add a review of Brook's Restaurant in this Hotel. We booked a two night stay and had decided to eat in Brook's the first night and in the bar on the second night.
Our meal in Brook's the first night was unbelievably good. For the main course we had the Dingle Bay Hake. We eat a lot of hake, which is freshly available in our coastal county, but this was definitely the nicest hake meal we ever had. We could not find fault with either the starters or desserts. They were fantastic.
As a result of our first night we decided to eat in Brook's again the second night. My wife decided to have the hake again, but I decided to have the duck. It was sublime.
The service on both nights was faultless and the staff were unbelievably friendly.
The Breakfasts on both mornings were again extremely good. There was a very good buffet and the main meal was served piping hot from the kitchen. Didn't even have toast the second morning because the brown soda bread was so delicious.
We celebrated occasions in five star hotels in neighbouring counties, but now wish we had found Ballygarry House and Brook's many years ago.
The dinners were of exceptional value. Cannot praise this restaurant enough.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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MrP_McGillicuddy, Manager at Brooks Restaurant, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear Donal,

Thank you very much for both reviews, they are a joy to read. I assure you your kind words will be passed onto all the team here for them to read. Our Head Chef will be delighted with your fantastic feedback.

It really is an all round great review, so thank you very much again.

Hoping you get the chance to return to us again in the future.

Best Regards,

Tadhg McGillicuddy
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“Brooks Restaurant, Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We stayed in Ballygary House Hotel for 3 nights in September 2013. During our visit we ate in the Hotel's Brooks Restaurant. The first night my husband was unwell so I went in the restaurant alone and the staff particularly Kathleen was fantastic and she deserves a reward for her kindness, I am disabled and she could not have done more. The 3 course meal was lovely I choice Fish Chowder to start then sole followed by a coffee and chocolate mouse, it was really great. The next two nights my husband had recovered and we both ate in Brooks restaurant, it was our wedding anniversary and our desert came out with piped chocolate around the plate wishing us a Happy Anniversary. and a glass of champagne from the Brooks Restaurant. We were delighted and so happy, we had a delightful meal and a lovely anniversary. Thank you Brooks Restaurant in Ballygarry Hotel for making this such a memmerable time.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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MrP_McGillicuddy, Manager at Brooks Restaurant, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

I am delighted you choose to celebrate your wedding anniversary with us here at Ballygarry House and i am delighted to read that you had such a memorable stay. Kathleen is indeed a treasure and is a great asset to the team in Brooks Restaurant.

Thanks again,

Looking forward to the next anniversary.

Best Wishes,

Tadhg McGillicuddy
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“Excellent dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We found Brooks at Ballygarry House Hotel to be a really lovely restaurant where management gave the impression that they truly care about their customers' needs and where attentive staff looked after us extremely well. We had delicious food and a really enjoyable time there.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food

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MrP_McGillicuddy, Manager at Brooks Restaurant, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your kind words of praise, they will be passed onto the team here in Brooks Restaurant. It is great to read your lovely review and we hope you get the chance to return to us again in the future.

Best Wishes,

Tadhg McGillicuddy
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Tralee, Ireland
1 review
“Fantastic!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

I went to Brooks Restaurant for a meal with my family recently. To be honest, it was one of the nicest meals I've had in a long time. From the service, to the decor, to the food everything was amazing in the restaurant. One couldn't fault it. The overall ambience of the restaurant stands out a mile from anywhere nearby. The staffs attention to detail was very charming and we felt welcome from the moment we arrived. The choices on the menu were very appealing. For the main course I had the monkfish. It was scrumptious!!! I would recommend Brooks Restaurant to anyone looking for good food and an enjoyable evening.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MrP_McGillicuddy, Manager at Brooks Restaurant, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Dear Sinead,

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent dining experience in Brooks, your kind words will be passed onto the team here for them to read.

Thank you again and we look forward to your next visit.

Kind Regards,

Tadhg McGillicuddy
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