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The Old Fort

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Irish, European, Contemporary
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Shannonbridge Co | Roscommon, Shannonbridge, Ireland
+353 90 967 4973
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Co galway
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic location in a fabulous old mill beautiful view , good food lovely lamb shank good pork potatoes so so starters very nice lovely deserts . Service very poor not enough waiting staff . & those who were working were tan of their feet it is still August @ many tourists visit shannonbridge prices are good

Thank cmurphy5790
Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always have a meal here when I pass through Shannonbridge, and on my most recent visit I had a delicious pork steak with plum and walnut stuffing. This was followed by a chocolate and caramel cake with vanilla and honey ice cream. The food was of a very good standard and elegantly presented. There was a good choice of... More 

Thank StereoSurrealist
Dublin, Ireland
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120 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly the service was so slow. We waited for about an hour before our food arrived. Did was nice but the good was fine of of it for us.

Thank Stenoo
Cork, Ireland
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Sunday evening booking!Totally advise booking ahead so your not disappointed. Window seat upstairs,recommended! Watch the boats on the Shannon go by as you pick from a eclectic menu! As a veggie the Mozzarella & Shallot Rissotto balls were amazing.Sauce with it was super nice. Lemon mouse dessert was 10/10. The taste almost hopped off the spoon! Best that this lady... More 

2 Thank Brighid L
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Welcome food after a day on the Shannon. Not cheap - €30 for a 4 course meal.- but the food and service were worth it. Lovely old building and restaurant in the bar. 5 minutes walk from the Marina.

Thank TravelCelt
Arlington, Virginia
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229 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Only a few miles from Clonmacnoise, this a great choice if you are visiting this lovely area. The location is very unusual, in an old fort on the river. It's like eating dinner in a a castle. I recommend dining upstairs, as it is more period authentic. As with the other Parkers restaurants, this one features fixed price meals at... More 

1 Thank Arlingtoniantravelle
Athlone, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I had dinner here last night with my wife. I had the chowder to start, it had obviously been reheated with a tick skin on top, having said that it was the best part of a bad meal. Main course was the burger I could not eat it, too spicy cold greasy chips. My wife enjoyed vegetable soup for starter.... More 

1 Thank Palajam
Kincardine, Canada
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Well you can't beat the location in an old fort built to repel a French invasion that never came overlooking the beautiful River Shannon. The food and service were excellent as you'd expect from Parker's and the price was very reasonable for a meal of such high quality. There are always new twists on familiar themes on their menus which... More 

2 Thank giant1960
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Nice old building, plenty of parking & homely shabby chic type decor with mismatched tables & Lovely light fixtures. Staff not particularly friendly - having read previous reviews I asked "what's upstairs? I read there's a viewing area" the girl I think as she was dressed differently was a manager said "just more of a restaurant - but you can... More 

Thank Hazel G
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped off here for lunch on a drive from Dublin to Galway...10 minutes off the M6. Location is lovely, a restored fort very plainly and tastefully decorated. We had some great food...varied and excellent choices on menu, we had a burger and steak slices...enjoyed the stunning rooftop view recommended by the great waitress while we waited for the food. Afterwards... More 

1 Thank BarryZ27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $36
Irish, European, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shannonbridge Co | Roscommon, Shannonbridge, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Offaly  >  Shannonbridge
  • Phone Number: +353 90 967 4973
lovely food set in unique building recommended by bridgestone

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