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The Poets Rest

Chapel Street, Slane, Ireland
+353 41 982 0738
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
4 days ago
“Like it or hate it”
4 days ago
Closed Now
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American, Irish, European, Fusion
$$ - $$$
Chapel Street, Slane, Ireland
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Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

What a great find. Stopped in for a quick lunch and discovered a five star gem. Soup creamy and flavorful. Huge portion. Salad was fresh and crispy. Wife's deconstructed nachos we off the hook good. Pizza is second to mine. Wood fired oven. Yum. Great...More

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Friends of mine rented the top floor of the Poets Rest for the night before their wedding. The staff at the restaurant then put on a buffet style dinner for us. The food was great. And was perfect for what we were looking for. The...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited recently and really disappointed. Staff very friendly and service good but the food was so average. Starters cold and sent back. 18 year old wouldn't finish fish and chips, fish dish poor and burger so average. As a positive the 16 year old did...More

Thank JohnieCa
Reviewed August 22, 2016 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....More

Thank shenn09
Reviewed August 17, 2016

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...More

Thank Cynthia N
Reviewed July 25, 2016 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...More

Thank midlander07
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
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...More

Thank Jason H
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....More

Thank IBNMusic
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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $26
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
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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.

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