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“A true Culinary experience”
Review of The Candied Walnut Eatery - CLOSED

The Candied Walnut Eatery
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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!!
Athy
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6 reviews
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“A true Culinary experience”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Ive been lucky enough to spend my life Travelling the world and spending it in some of the finest eateries on the planet and what a surprise to be back in Ireland and even more so in a rural setting like Portarlington and be treated to such an amazing culinary experience , well done to Barry and his team and ill be telling everyone i know to go and check out the future of our great business .

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank John F
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DawnDaisy46, Owner at The Candied Walnut Eatery, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear John F,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our restaurant recently on tripadvisor. What a complimentary review.. To say we're in the same league as some of the finest eateries on the planet is amazing!!!!
Thanks so much.
Hope to see you again real soon.
Kindest regards,
Dawn Hayden
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English first
Ireland
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“Fabulous Restaurant”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

First visit on Thursday night with three other people and to be definetely revisited again. The food is amazing, we all had a different starter, main course and dessert and nobody could agree whose was the nicest.. Great choice across the board on the menu, all something a little bit different. Wine menu had great choices and great value too..
The atmosphere was great and the decor is really fab.. The staff were all very pleasant and a visit from Chef/propietor to see how we all got on at end of night, a really lovely touch!

Well done to all on a truly fabulous

A hidden gem in portarlington..

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Fiona N
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DawnDaisy46, Owner at The Candied Walnut Eatery, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Fiona N,
Thanks for taking the time to write a fabulous review of our restaurant on tripadvisor recently. We really appreciate your feedback and are delighted you all enjoyed yourselves.
A Hidden Gem?? How nice of you to say so.
Hope to see you again soon.
Regards.
Dawn Hayden
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“A relaxing evening”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Excellent food and lovely to meet the chef/owner afterwards. Excellent choice on the menu. Very friendly and relax atmosphere. Will be back

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank TKren
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DawnDaisy46, Owner at The Candied Walnut Eatery, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear TKren,
Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely review about our restaurant recently on tripadvisor. Glad everything was to your liking. My husband Barry loves to do the rounds at the end of the evening to chat with all our customers. He feels that you get great feedback and you get a great feel for what our customers likes of even dislikes. With this information we can continue or adjust.
Valuable marketing for free..
Hope to see you again soon.
Kindest regards,
Dawn & Barry Hayden
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kildare
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“Good Service”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Just been to this fine establishment having heard about it on Facebook. Well it was the finest in every way possible. We were met by very pleasant staff and shown to our table having booked and the little chat from the server gave an ambience of friendliness and with knowledge of the fare to follow. The meal was well presented as we had three courses. We never had to wait for the delivery nor were we rushed. Attention to detail was excellent. The cost was within normal prices and certainly good value for money. As Gen Mc Arthur said " I shall return" . Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Mick W
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DawnDaisy46, Owner at The Candied Walnut Eatery, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear MickW,
Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to post it recently on tripadvisor. Really glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us.
Hope to see you again soon.
Regards,
Dawn Hayden
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“The Beer Wars”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Excellent food and friendly staff. But I was very disappointed with the selection of beers. A restaurant like this really shouldn't be selling Heineken. It brings the whole place down. Either sell proper beer that actually compliments the food or don't sell it at all.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Monoke
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DawnDaisy46, Owner at The Candied Walnut Eatery, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Monoke,
Thank you for posting your comments recently on tripadvisor. Your 'Beer Wars' review has sparked quite the debate. We have however decided to continue to carry our selection of beers which incidentally includes craft beers and ciders. Yes, we feel it's very important to have a brilliant food experience along with a brilliant beverage experience so we do intend to get a bigger selection of craft beers in in the near future.
Thanks for your feedback.
Best regards,
Dawn Hayden
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