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“fabulous food & great value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Candied Walnut Eatery - CLOSED

The Candied Walnut Eatery
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Candied Walnut Eatery is a new Dining establishment situated in Kilnacourt House, Portarlington, Co. Laois. Proprietor/Head Chef Barry Hayden serves Lunches & Dinners at affordable prices. He uses only the finest ingredients to create his signature dishes. Fresh Coffees, Daily Lunch Specials, Evening Dining. Our Customer Service is second to none. Our aim at The Candied Walnut Eatery is to have every customer leave satisfied & with a smile on their face!!
Portlaoise, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“fabulous food & great value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

I recenty had a family meal here having heard from a few people that it was well worth going to and we weren't disappointed. The food was delicious and looked as good as it tasted. The staff were very friendly & were quick to come when looked for and the restaurant had a lovely atmosphere. Great value for money too we'll definately be back.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Lisa159
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DawnDaisy46, Owner at The Candied Walnut Eatery, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Hi Lisa 159,
Many thanks for your recent great review of our restaurant recently on tripadvisor. Really glad you enjoyed..
Hope to see you with us again very soon
Thanks again,
Regards,
Dawn Hayden
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Stradbally, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

We had a really excellent meal for 6 here. The menu has a great choice and the food is first class. The service was very attentive without being overpowering. I had the tiger prawns, sirloin steak and the creme brulee and thought that all were excellent. Great to have such a great place to go to in Co. Laois.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank David W
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DawnDaisy46, Owner at The Candied Walnut Eatery, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Hi David W,
Thanks so much for your great review of our restaurant recently on tripadvisor. Glad you hear you & your group enjoyed everything with us. Appreciate the feedback.
Hope to see you all again soon.
Regards,
Dawn Hayden
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Laois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic! Well worth a visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Myself and my husband live in Portarlington and have eaten here many times. The food has been consistently flavoursome, well presented and cooked to perfection. The staff are friendly and are great with kids. I have to say, we are so grateful to have a restaurant of this standard in our town. We would normally have driven to Dublin to eat in a top restaurant so to have one on our doorstep is fantastic. This is top quality food for very good value. This restaurant is well worth a visit!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank LellieLaois
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DawnDaisy46, Owner at The Candied Walnut Eatery, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Hi LellieLaois,
Thanks for posting your lovely review of our restaurant recently here on tripadvisor. Really glad you enjoyed everything. We have kids ourselves so our restaurant is very family friendly. If the kiddies are happy, mammy & daddy are too!!
Hope to see you again soon & thanks again for such lovely feedback.
Regards,
Dawn Hayden
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Portarlington, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Very nice staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

At the front door we were met be a very friendly waitress called Laura,who smiled and showed us to our table while chatting to us about the beautiful weather. Our food was very nice and well presented on slate plates,the coffee was freshly ground and tasted really good too...The restaurant was very clean as were the toilets,everything looked new.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Sheffshane
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DawnDaisy46, Owner at The Candied Walnut Eatery, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Dear Sheffshane,
Thank you very much for your lovely review of our restaurant recently on tripadvisor. Glad you enjoyed your experience with us. I'll pass on your kind words to Laura.
Hope to see you again soon.
Best regards,
Dawn Hayden
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful Meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

We had an excellent meal at this restaurant which was very near our hotel, The Heritage Resort. The selection was very good. The recommended appetizer, the Chicken Liver Parfait was amazing and the Tiger Prawns was perfect (two in our party had this as their entree). The slow roasted pork belly was very well done. We saved room for the Stickey Toffey Pudding for dessert. This place was a real find in a very small town. Service was perfect!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank LizP1055
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DawnDaisy46, Owner at The Candied Walnut Eatery, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Dear LizP1055,
Thank you so much for posting such a great review of our restaurant recently on tripadvisor. Really glad you all enjoyed dining with us.
Hope to see you again on your next visit.
All the best,
Dawn Hayden
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