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Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant

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Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
+353 42 937 6193
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Oxted, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Returned to Fitzpatrick for my wedding anniversary dinner with family. Everything was as good as normal, excellent food and and wonderful atmosphere. Our little French waitress, Laura, went out of her way to accommodate our requirements and when the staff found out it was our anniversary they even laid on a special treat for us. Highly recommended.

Thank Peter Q
Dublin, Ireland
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We drove from Dublin to have a family lunch here. The experience begins as soon as you enter the car park. Lots of character. It is like a up-market Johnny Foxes. The decor and layout of the restaurant is fantastic. you will spend your meal finding interesting objects scattered around the walls and ceiling. The food was amazing, if a... More 

Thank Karen M
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited for the first time the day after st Patrick's for lunch. Very very busy! Staff were all very pleasant, efficient and professional, but in a relaxed and casual manner. Great attention to detail with finger bowls, condiments etc. Food was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection, was so upset that I was too full for desert as the options... More 

Thank TChm
Dublin, Ireland
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137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I rarely write a bad review, but todays visit to this restaurant was disappointing and I will not be returning. Had been here a few times before and always found it excellent. . Went in about three in the afternoon. Menu prices were more like expensive top class restaurant prices. We were shown to a table and abandoned. Had to... More 

2 Thank PatNor
Newry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here last Sunday. Absolutely gorgeous. Food very high standard and beautiful desserts. Staff so welcoming. Beautiful quaint surroundings ....

Thank Mfitzpatrick1966
Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb dinner in a cosy gastro pub setting . The set menu is excellent value and such a great choice. Great wine list and lovely staff. Always go to Fitzpatricks when we are in Dundalk. booking is essential.

Thank Anne M
Dundalk, Ireland
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here on a Saturday afternoon and as usual the food was amazing. Service was very good and not much waiting for our table to be ready. The child's menu had a nice choice and was very tasty. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. The food is expensive but you really do get what you pay for.... More 

Thank Irishairyfairy
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I called to book here I was asked 'is it a special occasion ' as I was booking for 6. I said it was as my son was leaving to work in Canada. We arrived early but where shown to our table right away which was a good start, athough the greeting from the girl was less than cool.... More 

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Danny F, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this review

We're disappointed that you did not have a good experience with us here at Fitzpatricks. If you could send us on an email explaining this to admin@fitzpatricks-restaurant.com More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place full of surprises in the decor!! Food is out of this world best steaks!! Staff is super friendly!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Danny F, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted you had a good experience with us here in Fitzpatricks. We will pass all the lovely comments on to our staff and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the Staff were very welcoming and helpful. Also when they saw my elderly Dad was walking with a bit of difficulty they sat us at a much nearer table to the entrance which was very thoughtful. Good choice of menu and very tasty food, good portions too. Nothing too much trouble for them. The surroundings were cosy and quaint... More 

Thank cswool
Danny F, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted you had a good experience with us here in Fitzpatricks. We will pass all the lovely comments on to our staff and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
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: +353 42 937 6193

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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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