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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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Meath, Ireland
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104 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely family meal here for our wedding anniversary with our 3 children (8,9&12). We've been a few times and it's my favourite place to eat. The pizza oven was broken but we made do. Lovely craft beers, big portions and yummy desserts. We will definitely be back again and again. Great kids menu

Thank shenn09
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! This place was a little island of gastronomic excellence in an unexpected place. The fish and chips was fresh and delicate with what I think were handcut fries. But it was the pizzas which were creative and fun. This place was very much a local family place which just shoots for the creative stars. And hits them. this was... More 

Thank Cynthia N
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This bright and airy restaurant was a joy to walk into. It's was very busy on the Friday night we are here, however their pizza oven was out of order which limited the menu. I had the Italian chicken which was very tasty although the accompanying garlic potatoes were stone cold. My friend all enjoyed their mains very much, the... More 

Thank midlander07
Kingsville, Ohio
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 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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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 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.

1 Thank Holly M
Slane, Ireland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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78 reviews
38 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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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 - $26
Irish, European, American, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Local cuisine
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?