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Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant

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Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Kilkeel, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to Fitzpatricks with two friends who had never been before. On arriving they were astonished by the fantastic display of flowers and garden ornaments. The fusion of colour and garden decorations is amazing. We went into the resturant and quickly given a window table. We all had different food and each meal was delicious they are still talking about... More 

Thank wentaway
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I can't say enough good things about Fitzpatricks. It's a very busy place, but that doesn't allow the food or service to slack. The surroundings are outstanding, great for groups, kids & couples - accommodating to everyone! I can't wait to go back, it was a warm day so we sat out the front. We had fillet steals which were... More 

Thank sdxo55
Dundalk, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is excellent as well as the drinks. Great cocktails and great special coffees. Portions are abundant. Staff is always very friendly and accommodating. This restaurant always impress even in the décor. Great experience.

Thank Domenico L
Dundalk, Ireland
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

bit pricey but well worth it, you pay for wat you get.... top class chefs and staff are very,very friendly..very child friendly lots to see in the grounds for the children..will defo be back again...

Thank shar1972586
Newry, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fabulous food, tastefully decorated old style, great staff. This place is always busy because the quality of service and food is so good. We have been many times and are never disappointed. Their Halloween festivities are excellent.

Thank UrsD1963
Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Passed this restaurant a few times and decided to call in for Sunday lunch - while it was really busy we got a table for 5 really quickly - food was fantastic service was also excellent - kids menu was refreshingly different - the interior design was really interesting and the kids loved the petting farm Overall a great experience

Thank GerardC27
Dublin, Ireland
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just had meal here to day .The resturant was really crowded but staff were coping very well.We had families with children all around us which as one child was screaming a lot throughout our meal was quite offputting.My Husband had the T Bone steak which was delicous and I had the seafood chowder which had no real fish stock taste... More 

Thank stintinO205
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The overall experience here was excellent. The location en route to carlingford yet not far off the M1 is nice. The attention to detail over years is to be commended. Tourists flock to this place and the staff are friendly and very helpful. The food also measures up as does the selection of beers. All in all a destination to... More 

Thank Montysheridan
Belfast, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for a bite to eat after being in Dundalk and green ore. Oh my it has a farm outside, really quirky gardens with flowers oh my it was just amazing even before we entered the place. The place is amazing. Had a burger and chips. They were to die for. Please come here folks. Best place ever!

Thank T5562SWsam
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quirky place covered with flowers outside, petting farm and lots of antiquities. Excellent food. Huge choice on menu.Two of our family usually have chicken wings to start and these were close to the best they've had. Husband had 16oz t-bone steak. It was divine. Teenagers had chicken burgers which were gorgeous. I'm with Slimming World so I had vegetarian omelette... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Irish, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Dundalk
  • Phone Number: 353429376193

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Newry, Maine

Hi Catherine,

Firstly I would like to apologise to you and your party for what happened on the day that you visited Fitzpatrick’s. Secondly I try not to get involved in what’s right and wrong in public I do prepare to address these issues in private. I don’t reply too many of the comments made on this open forum (trip advisor), but in this case I feel compelled to stand up for my restaurant and staff over your thoughtless comments.

Your headline “Never will be back..what has happened to this place???” Maybe that would have been an excellent question to ask on the night in question with I will address now. I saw what you described as ..”a white mass plus what looked like either a white hair or thread (long) was baked into the bread” as I was on site in the night in question. It was not a hair or a thread but the seal of the flour bag up to now I don’t know how it got there as the flour is sieved to make the bread and it should not have been there but at no stage did any member of my staff put it there on purpose as every member of my kitchen staff and front of house are trained to meet very high health and hygiene standards I would personally like to meet you as you are so obviously perfect and have never made a mistake in your life.

I am heading into my 22 year in business here at Fitzpatrick’s and in all of those years we have we have had up until now only one instance of an item found in the bread. I am sure you will agree this is an excellent record.

I train my staff to do a good job at all times to their best of their abilities we strive to achieve a very high standard of service here at Fitzpatrick’s. On the night in question that you visited two members of my staff that were due to work were out due to illness, this created huge stress and pressure on the night. It was not a perfect service and some service standards did slip due to circumstances beyond our control. I can’t close the doors because two staff call in sick, my team banded together and tried their hardest to get through what was a very busy service. For example if Dublin football team had three players injured on All Ireland final day the manager is not happy but he would field the best team possible if they lose by three goals at least they turned up for the game played sure they lost but they did the best they could .

Running a bar and restaurant is very difficult, the staff turnover is very high. Consistency is a very hard thing to get right and maintain, without having to deal with social media sites who enable people to become key board warriors. We try very hard on a daily basis to welcome people to provide them with good service, to enjoy the Fitzpatrick’s experience. I would like to ask you if you went to the cinema and the film was delayed for 15 minutes or if you bought a loaf of bread in the shop and it was stale or if you got your car serviced and they did not fix it right would you go on line and slate the business’s and its staff in question. These kind of sites particularly target restaurants and not the type of business’s I have listed above i.e. the cinema the shop and the garage. You had a genuine complaint on the night but as I say we like to deal with things personally had you have given my staff a chance. These kind of reviews on trip advisor reflect very badly on not only my business but my staff who work so hard to try and achieve perfection with sometimes very little thanks

I employ 58 people at my restaurant and comments and headlines like your own is sole destroying to each and every member of staff. It is so disrespectful to read comments like these. A simple phone call or an email would have got a lot more respect. I notice that you reviewed us in 2012 (three years ago) it was a very positive review but by your own admission you have been here many times why not review us on the other visits you have had in the three years. I can assure you that my business has not gone downhill. But your comments make us stronger and push us to achieve our goals. Sorry your friend nearly got sick but it was not done on purpose it was a MISTAKE!!! My restaurant is busy every day and we run a waiting list to try and seat everybody if the place has gone downhill that badly I would have an empty restaurant no waiting list no staff and no business thank god the word has not got out yet!!! My family and my staff try so hard to make everyone’s experience an enjoyable one that you will want to return to every day of the year. . I do invite people to write comments and reviews if the place is dirty, staff being ignorant or not being pleasant this kind of feedback can be turned into a positive but a complaint like your own could have been dealt with on the night or privately

Thank You

Danny Fitzpatrick

over a year ago

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