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“A much better meal than we would have expected in a pub” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Central Bar and Restaurant

The Central Bar and Restaurant
4 Trimgate Street, Navan, Ireland
+353 46 902 7999
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Ranked #6 of 48 Restaurants in Navan
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Gastro Pub & Restaurants with a strong emphasis on good food, craft beers and live entertainment seven nights a week. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, with unique private party areas that are available to hire for any function. Winner of the Overall National Bar of the Year Award 2014 and Best Modern Irish Cooking in a Bar Award 2014 at the Bar of the Year Awards in October 2014. Winner of the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) Best Gastro Pub in Meath Award both in 2013 and 2014.
Ottawa, Canada
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“A much better meal than we would have expected in a pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

A very comfortable pub type restaurant with rather exceptional food. Service was also excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals - steak and a chicken dish with some interesting salsa topping. Nice spot to eat and there was live music later in the evening but we were too tired to stay...might have been nice.

  • 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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“Brilliant ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Always a pleasure to go back. Very busy place, friendly staff and amazing food. One of my favourites place. Food full of flavour and good presentation.

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Cavan, Ireland
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“Ice cream rip off”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Ate here on way home from Dublin food was excellent except for pizza which to be honest was fresh but if this is there offering they would be better of buying them in frozen. There were enough chefs standing around watching the clientele I am sure somebody could teach one of them how to make pizza. Everything else was lovely all the servers were excellent and very pleasant and welcoming. Bill came to just shy of €130 which was expensive but I knew the prices when I was ordering so can't really complain about this,but one thing I didn't see coming was €6.50 each for the girls ice cream, €6.50 is extremely expensive for an adults dessert but €13 for two bowls of ice cream is ridiculous rip off Ireland is alive and well and living in Navan. Restaurant is lovely but don't know if I would return greed is a terrible thing not as if they are not getting top dollar for everything else without trying to fleece families on a bit of ice -cream.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Navan, Ireland
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“40TH Birthday Party”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

A great pub in the heart of Navan.The vintage lounge upstairs was a great place for a party with an excellent live band.Very tasty finger food for the guests to enjoy.All in all a great night had by everyone.Highly recommend.

  • 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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Hawker, Australia
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“Surprisingly Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Popped into the Central, expecting not too much to be quite honest. The place is very big. We were very pleasantly surprised. The service (on a quiet day) was excellent, the setting, a bit 'dark bar', the food was very good indeed. Lobster at the price advertised (we didn't have it) looked a steal, and the chef did well enough with my meal to convince me that I might try the lobster next time. My fish and chips arrived in record time and was as hot and crispy as it should have been. Many places would struggle to do it this well. 4 stars for food and service, would have been a 5 if the setting was better. Can't have everything. But certainly recommended if you are in Navan for lunch.

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