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Brooks Carlow

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Tullow Street, Carlow Ireland, Ireland
+353 59 913 3111
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Open now
All 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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Carlow, Ireland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Came to see the new brooks layout, decor was nice, not finished to a very high standard we had a very wobbly table. They were very busy but service was slow although there seemed to be a lot of staff not doing a whole lot. Our waitress however was very nice. Food was slow we were told was a problem... More 

Thank elmo9991
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Hi, Just to say, that we ate in the Dinn Ri for the 4th week in a row there on Friday and we ate in Brooks on Saturday. The food is exceptional and the staff are just amazing. We count Verag and Adris as our new friends and someone needs to tell them and Hollie that they are just wonderful... More 

Thank Darragh M
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Just had a lovely 3 course meal with my partner. I have to say the staff are amazing and always do an excellent job. food was also amazing and extremely tasty.

Thank Anne J
Claremorris, Ireland
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I rang to reserve a table for 20 people an hour before we planned to eat. The food was lovely and they had lots of gluten free options. It was very reasonable,and the portions were large.

Thank suzy618
County Kilkenny, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We were waiting 25 minutes for our food and when it finally came we were very dissapointed, for the price we were expecting something nice, food was bland and tasteless. Won't be going to brooks again.

Thank galaxykk
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 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.👍

Thank 87emm
Straffan, Ireland
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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.

Thank EricaML
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

We only stopped in for a drink while shopping and visiting Carlow during our holiday last year but it looked like a classy and comfortable place to eat and drink.

Thank gav20
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 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

Thank buffy051
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank foodiecarlow
DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Carlow, 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, European, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
8:30 am - 12:30 am
8:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tullow Street, Carlow Ireland, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Carlow  >  Carlow
  • Phone Number: +353 59 913 3111
The newly renovated Brooks is a much loved haunt for coffee lovers by day and a great spot for relaxing and unwinding in a warm, friendly atmosphere over breakfast, brunch, a delicious signature sandwich or a popular lunch special – all made to order with fresh, local ingredients.

As the evening sets in, Brooks transforms into a casual dining restaurant offering an evening menu with fresh seafood, steak, burgers, pizza’s and a range of classic dishes as well as a selection of sharing platters and light bites.

TripAdvisor have awarded a 2016 Certificate of Excellence to Brooks.

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