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The Fiddlers Elbow

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Main Street, Carrickmacross, Ireland
+353 42 966 3863
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here to check it out after the reviews on here. The interior is really nice although we were hoping for more relaxed meal it was more like a restaurant but lovely all the same. There was a nice choice on the menu. Myself and my husband had piri piri prawns to start which were delicious and a big... More 

Thank alexlloyd09
Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had evening dinner here having looked at the reviews on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed, I had the sirloin steak and my partner had the chicken curry. Large portions of well cooked food. Beautiful interior , friendly staff , reasonably priced, but most important to us, the staff made a fuss of our little boy ( 14 months old).... More 

1 Thank Momac1968
Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for a drink and dinner in the Fiddlers Elbow in Carrickmacross. The interior is somewhat unexpected given the name - we anticipated a more traditional décor but the gothic theme is well carried through. We enjoyed a drink at the bar where Mark served us and we enjoyed a chat with him before opting to stay for something... More 

3 Thank Amanda O
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous visit. We are from Dublin and we're looking forward to some great local food and we were not disappointed we had soups Salmon and chickens and desserts. Everything was amazing. Staff were amazing and we will be back. Decor was also lovely.

2 Thank Fiona F
Western Ireland, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself, 14 adults & 5 kids where here the 2nd of July for a meal, both the service & the food was top class, A lady called Kate along with other staff members served us & who on a number of occasions attended our table to see was everything ok, no long waiting between meals "super timing" The table was... More 

1 Thank sharon h
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Giving this a 3 star purely because the food was lovely and big portions for the cost. Was looking for somewhere nice for Sunday lunch and someone recommended the fiddlers bistro. When we arrived it was unclear whether we were to wait to be seated or to find somewhere ourselves. All staff were running around busying themselves however I manged... More 

3 Thank melissa k
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this restaurant on Trip Advisor while driving near Carrickmacross and decided to have dinner here. Such a delightful experience. It was early so it wasn't too busy. Karl and two ladies were working. Lovely staff. Friendly and helpful. Just what we needed after a long drive The decor and ambience was lovely inside Dinner excellent and reasonably priced... More 

Thank IrelandLikestotravel
Belfast, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here. The 3 course set menu was beautiful could not fault it. The prawn starter was delicious. Service was excellent also. They had live music on too which added to the atmosphere.

Thank abc_abc12
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Warm castle-like atmosphere and most excellent dinner! The duck egg roll appetizer was awesome. The salmon with asparagus and bernaise and side of potatoes gratin, delicious. And sticky toffee pudding for dessert...yum! Our waiter, Carl, was very friendly and engaging. We couldn't have asked for a better finish to a cool, misty day, our final one after a grand eight... More 

Thank Dawn S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Just had my first visit here with my mum. The staff made us feel so welcome especially Mark and Kate and another bar man that I didn't get his name. We both had Cajun wraps made by Hanna and they were absolutely delicious, the best we have ever had. Can safely say we will definitely be back very soon. The... More 

Thank Carol Marie J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $32
Irish, European, British, Pub
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Carrickmacross, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Monaghan  >  Carrickmacross
  • Phone Number: +353 42 966 3863
The Fiddlers Elbow, located in the centre of Carrickmacross town. The bar, restaurant and nightclub is owned by the Mc Eneaney Family and has undergone major refurbishment in the past few years. A family run business which prides itself on creating a warm, homely atmosphere with genuine hospitality and an assurance of our utmost attention to your personal requirements. The Fiddlers Elbow offer carvery Lunch from €11 12pm - 3pm Daily, and a Superbly priced Bistro Menu from 3pm to late!! 4 course Weekend Special Menu for only €28.00. The Fiddlers Elbow also offers exclusive function/conference suites to suit your needs.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?