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“Good food - service very indifferent” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Donnellys of Barna

Donnellys of Barna
Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Barna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $43
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good food - service very indifferent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Have visited Donnellys twice recently on trips to Barna. The food is good but is very badly let know by the service. On our first trip one member of the group was served the wrong main course, on the second trip one member of the group was served nothing at all! Good food is not enough - the food actually needs to get to the table!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relaxing Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Had lunch here while on a visit to Galway, the seafood was good as was the Guinness. Old school pub with good food.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Liam W
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Cecily H, Manager at Donnellys of Barna, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Hi Liam W,

Thank you for your nice review of Donnellys of Barna.
We are glad you had a lovely relaxing lunch and enjoyed the seafood and Guinness.

We hope to have you back some time soon.

Warm regards,

Cecily and all the team at Donnellys
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Good seafood menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Really enjoyed the seafood menu. Had excellent chowder followed by whole sea bass.
Great!
The restaurant is at the back of a pub, and the furniture etc is somewhat basic but functional.

Visited June 2013
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3 Thank Bill_Fareham
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Cecily H, Manager at Donnellys of Barna, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Hi Bill_Fareham,

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review for Donnellys of Barna.
We are delighted you enjoyed the Chowder and Seabass from our Seafood menu.
We hope you come back to Donnellys some time soon.

Warm regards,

Cecily & all the team at Donnellys
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dublin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“love the brown bread”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

Excellent restaurant with a very good menu something for everyone.Good children menu that had lovely fresh burgers and stir fry chicken and noodles.Nice selection of fish and home made desserts.Would highly recommend.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank DublinBlackswan
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Cecily H, Manager at Donnellys of Barna, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Hi DublinBlackswan,

Thank you very much for your lovely review of Donnellys of Barna.

We are delighted you liked our ample children's menu and loved our brown bread. We bake the brown bread in house every day and we also have the recipe available on our website www.donnellysofbarna.com if you would like to try and make it at home.

Thank you for your recommendation and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Warm regards,

Cecily & all the team at Donnellys
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Burger in Ireland (not paradise)”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Burger was cooked into almost charcoal. Jimmy Buffet would be appalled. Dry and tasteless. However the Guinness was cold and wet.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Jim V
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Cecily H, Manager at Donnellys of Barna, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Hi Jim V,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a comment, we always encourage feedback as it is a great way to motivate staff and continually improve.

We were very disappointed you did not enjoy our burger, but thank you for letting us know as we will take on-board your comment and strive to achieve the best burger going forward.

We are delighted you enjoyed your Guinness and we hope that you will return to Donnellys of Barna in the near future.

Warm regards,

Cecily & all the team at Donnellys
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