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Brooks Cafe Bistro

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Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
059 9133111
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8:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 12:30 am
Sat 8:30 am - 2:00 am
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for some lunch and a coffee with a group of friends, the food was delicious got the open sandwich and a latte. This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and very friendly staff overall a very enjoyable dining experience, will definitely be returning on the near future.👍

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Thank 87emm
Straffan, Ireland
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brooks is nice, comfy and it has a good service. It's a good place for a coffee, meeting or a meal. The prices are ok and the toilets are clean. A good sign.

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Thank EricaML
Ireland
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the options here on day time and night time menus. Great value early bird, good portion sizes, friendly staff. Food is lovely and staff very informative and helpful

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Thank buffy051
carlow
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I haven't had a bad experience here yet and I frequent Brooks at least once a fortnight. The staff are mannerly and polite and the food is always top notch. Good value for money and a great place to people watch.

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Thank foodiecarlow
DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks so much for your excellent review and comments. We really appreciate it. Our staff will be delighted! Many thanks again from all at Brooks More 

Enniscorthy, Ireland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

A family group of us went for lunch having pre-booked a table for 1.30pm. One member uses a wheelchair and it took quite a bit of manouvering to get to our table, even though one person in our group had mentioned the wheelchair on booking and been assured it was very wheelchair friendly. The food was a good average standard,... More 

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Thank Bernadette L
Carlow
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Really nice food and staff are lovely but in this day and age not to be able to get a 3G signal or wifi in the restaurant is a bit tight. I'd give much higher rating if they did.

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Thank APJK
DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Hi there, we are delighted that you enjoyed your food and found the staff were lovely. We do apologise the you could not pick up WiFi that day. Whilst there is WiFi it is more accessible in some parts of the restaurant than others. This is something we plan to address with our provider. Best Regards, from all at Brooks. More 

Galway, Ireland
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Had breakfast here recently. It was a good breakfast but not spectacular! Service was good and staff are very friendly.

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Thank Tereva
DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Hello Tereva, Thanks for the 4 out of 5 stars - much appreciated. Hope to see you again soon and thanks for writing up this review! From all at Brooks More 

Carlow, Ireland
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Been here on numerous occasions for lunch with family and friends there is so many dishes to choose from, always spoilt for choice, staff are friendly and accommodating, the atmosphere is nice and the decor is inviting. Recommend this place for people of many age groups.

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Thank Laurajane94
DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Laura Jane, We loved your review. Indeed we do our best even when very busy. We are delighted that you rated us so highly based on this as well as choice, friendly staff, atmosphere, décor and versatility for all age groups. Thanks for all your positivity and do drop in to see us soon again! From all at Brooks. More 

Ooltewah, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I ate lunch here and enjoyed it alot. I looked online at the menu for supper and headed back with my husband and was disappoointed that their menu is different on weeknights and the one we read isn't actually until Thursday each week. Our food was ok but not nearly as good as lunch.

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Thank Kim K
DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Kim, Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your vegetarian lunch a lot but obviously sorry that you didn't enjoy your evening dish to the same degree. Your feedback has been shared with the kitchen. Thanks for the 4 star rating Kim. From all at Brooks More 

Tullow, Carlow, Ireland
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

It's a while since we were in Brooks (probably over a year), but decided to go there last Sunday (Mother's Day) for an evening meal. The food was excellent, well priced and delicious. The staff were friendly and attentive. Overall a very enjoyable evening was had by all.

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Thank Lesley B
DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Lesley, It's great to see 5 stars! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal so much and found it waas good value for money. Our staff will also be delighted with your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again, hopefully sometime soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Irish, Cafe, European, International, British, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Carlow  >  Carlow
  • Phone Number: 059 9133111
Description
Brooks is a trendy cafe bar and restaurant which serves speciality teas, coffees, pannini breads, gourmet sandwiches, scones and pastries throughout the day. The venue transforms into an ultra stylish bar & restaurant each evening.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?