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The Johnstown Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, European, Gastropub
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Johnstown village | Co. Kildare, Naas 0000, Ireland (Formerly Juju)
+353 45 897 547
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 9:00 am - 12:30 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 am
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently called in for some lunch, I went for the club sambo , an old reliable can't really mess it up I thought,do I ordered it, and when it came to my great disappointment it was nothing like I expected. For starters the thing looked like it was thrown together, a big massive half inch slice of tomato hanging... More 

Thank Shane M
Dublin, Ireland
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108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had been a while since I was last in the Johnstown Inn so I was surprised to read some of the recent average/negative reviews for the restaurant. I actually found it to be as good as ever. The burger in particular was excellent - plain but extremely tasty. The chips too were fresh and delicious. A couple of days... More 

1 Thank beaker1977
Tralee, Ireland
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

our first time eating here and we were disappointed, staff were friendly but dining area was run down and basic, food was only ok and the place was cold. furniture was rustic to say the least

2 Thank Cuchulainn1
Limerick, Ireland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Menu seems to have a low selection of meals. Gloomy interior and disinterested hosts. No trouble finding parking

4 Thank neilmalik
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for my daughters 17th birthday, we have been before and it's were she wanted to come back to .seven of us arrived, we were seated at our favourite round table and treated like royalty for the duration of our visit. The food was excellent, generous portions, presented beautifully.Our waiter was Stephen who was just wonderful, helpful , attentive, and... More 

3 Thank Margaret T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Don't waste your money, dreadful food , rude management , no parking , over priced , menu descriptions are no where near what is served to you. Nice waitresses though, feel sorry for them working in such a horrible place

6 Thank Jodie R
Naas, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

It's reasonable to assume when you eat out that your food shall be cooked in an oven. Not according to our waitress who had to reheat one of our parties lasagna in the microwave.Where has the passion gone?

6 Thank lukalop
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14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The dining room was low on atmosphere, the staff were robotic and the food was poor. Starters were not too bad but I am sure the prawns were from a frozen pack. The meat was well overcooked in the main course and the chips were from a frozen packet. The desserts were poor. I will not be back.

4 Thank Benchdublin
Naas, Ireland
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

The food and service here is great. The menu has all the usual wholesome favourites and the service is very friendly. The bar provides limited parking but their is also on street parking outside. Its convienently located just off the N7 at the Kill / Johnson or Naas North exit.

2 Thank GerardQuinn
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30 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

I ordered the kale, potato and coconut curry as it sounded lovely. Came out and tasted it, it was like chip shop curry sauce poured over potatoes and kale. Don't know where the coconut came into it unless it was the shavings on top? It was really horrible, chip shop curry sauce is not real curry! The people I was... More 

3 Thank Watsie117

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $32
Irish, Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, European, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Johnstown village | Co. Kildare, Naas 0000, Ireland (Formerly Juju)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kildare  >  Naas
  • Phone Number: +353 45 897 547
The Johnstown Inn is a gastropub located in the village of Johnstown, Naas, Co. Kildare. The Johnstown Inn is an independently owned family business that has been serving great food & drink since 1989. Our great tasting home cooked food is prepared freshly every day. We've got a great selection of craft beers available both in bottles and on draft. Our wine list of quality varietals is available by the glass. The Johnstown Inn is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bookings are highly advisable on weekends.

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