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The Poets Rest

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Chapel Street, Slane, Ireland (Formerly The Poet's Rest)
+353 41 982 0738
Sun 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Kingsville, Ohio
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner at this establishment the first day in Ireland, had a great meal and the staff was outstanding, went out of their way to make sure we were satisfied... would return here for sure!

Thank redpups
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the welcome by the very cold staff I was told the pizza oven was not working. Then I asked for a jack Daniels to be told they had none. For starters I asked for dough balls- none----- for main course I wanted sweet potatoe fries--- none--- even though all was on menu. All of our three starters were Luke... More 

Thank Jason H
Puerto Rico
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with my wife upon our arrival in Ireland. We were a bit worried because it was late and we were hungry, until a friend recommended us this place. Oh, Wow! The atmosphere is wonderful… The service is 5,000 star and the price is reasonable. I ordered beef strips in mushroom sauce and my wife ordered lamb. Delicious, the staff,... More 

Thank IBNMusic
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The poets rest has lovely staff and great food - a real hidden gem in the village of Slane! I love that you can see into the kitchen. Plus the décor and atmosphere are amazing.

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Slane, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

A lovely little restaurant. The décor is stylish and yet cosy and unpretentious. There's a good varied menu with plenty to choose from. The staff are friendly and accommodating even when you don't have a reservation. The food is delicious and well-presented. Definitely one to try if you're passing through Slane.

Thank ravenmaven2016
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Nice staff, nice modern decor, menu had a lot of variety. I would have given a better rating if the dessert wasn't disappointing. Stodgy, very dense cheesecake whose base left an after taste in your mouth. My only other criticism is my mother's burger sat under a heat lamp for over five minutes while everyone else's pizza was still in... More 

Thank Sean F
Kildare, Ireland
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We stumbled across this gem while visiting Slane over the Easter weekend. It was actually recommended by the Hotel we were visiting. We were not disappointed. Good atmosphere, excellent food and prompt service.

Thank Derek L
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited on Easter Sunday very quiet at the time. Ordered taken and received very promptly, food was very tasty and well presented .

Thank KayleighD90
Dallas, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

After a long day at Tara and Bru na boinne ended up in Slane. Poets was recommened by the village inn landlady and server a wonderful seafood platter with mussels, shrimp, salmon, fish cakes and fried fish. The mussels were some of the best I have had in a long time. really enjoyed it. The Thai curry was not spicy... More 

Thank Susan B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Myself and my partner "dined" at the poets rest on New Years eve. The food was very poor. I could tell that my mushroom starter was cooked from frozen and my curry was bland and forgettable. My desert was awfully disappointing. I ordered a chocolate mousse cake that was supposed to come with a hazelnut brittle. What I actually got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $25
Irish, European, American, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chapel Street, Slane, Ireland (Formerly The Poet's Rest)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Meath  >  Slane
  • Phone Number: +353 41 982 0738
Established in 2011, The New Poet's Rest fuses classic and modern cuisine in a casual and contemporary setting. Newly refurbished in 2014 with revamped menus with all time favourites and new additions of our own invention, we have something for everyone.

Whether it's a quiet night out for two, or a bigger occasion, we cater to all.

Dietary requirements can be met also.

Bookings or walk ins.

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