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“Irelands Little Secret”
Review of Flannerys Bistro

Flannerys Bistro
Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Ballinrobe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Irish, Central European, Contemporary, International
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 6, 2013

This was our second visit and was seen as a priority in terms of somewhere to enjoy great service and food.

We travelled from the UK for the weekend and were looking forward to visiting this restaurant again and we were not disappointed.

There were 14 of us and we had pre-booked as it was a Saturday night.

The menu and selection was first rate and there was something for everyone.

I cannot compliment the staff and the quality of the food any higher than to say it was worth the 500 mile round trip and that we will be visiting again when we get the chance.

The fact is that the staff were very attentive and best of all there was no rush in-between courses which gave us time to chat and make some room for the wonderful selection of sweets on offer.

The restaurant area is fresh, clean and very welcoming. This is a little jewel of a place in perhaps an unlikely situation / area, and perhaps one of the area’s best kept secrets.

My congratulations to all the staff, they are doing a fine job and make every visit, an occasion.

Irelands Little Secret.

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1  Thank John D
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by the owner of a nearby B&B, where we were staying. What a find!

We are vegetarians and for the first and only time, during a two week visit to Co. Galway we were offered more than once choice of main meal. In fact, we were offered 3 choices! I had the coconut based vegetable curry and my husband had the stir fry. Both were delicious. We had a large glass of wine each, one red and one white and both were very good. Prices were higher than other places we'd eaten, but the food could not be faulted.

Our only disappointment was that we were only staying in Balinrobe for one night, so could not eat here a second time.

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Four of us had a superb meal this weekend in Flannerry's. The bistro was buzzing on a Saturday night and it was fortunate that we had reserved a table. The interior is pleasant and well appointed and has a pleasant ambience. The staff were all attentive and had a professional approach aided by a good sense of humour.

The food was superb. Starters were interesting and well presented, the prawn cocktail having an innovative twist. Our table ordered mains of monkfish, sea trout, lamb shank and wild venison. The venison in a blackberry sauce was easily the best I have ever had in a restaurant anywhere in Ireland ... and the side orders were excellent. Others at the table were highly impressed by their dishes. We did not sample the desserts.

Trevor and Marie can be very proud of what has been achieved since they have taken over. The chef is a star!

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

My apologies for this delayed report but things have been busy and I was prompted to do this review from April as I will be visiting this restaurant again in the next couple of weeks.

This is a compliment in itself as I live in the UK but will not miss this opportunity to reacquaint myself with this little slice of restaurant heaven.

Our last visit included 20 adults and 5 children which included English, Irish and American guests with a wide range of requirements.

First of all the restaurant area is very pleasant and well laid out / comfortable.

The staff are first rate and coped with all of the demands and the variety of requests for food and drinks.

The food itself was excellent and “everyone” including the children, were well pleased with their choices.

I must admit that the outside of the restaurant does not give any indication of how nice the place really is, but we were visiting on a recommendation and were well pleased.

One of our party was celebrating his birthday and just to show how involved the staff were, when his sweet arrived, it came complete with a candle and a birthday song.

I think that this shows the fact that the staff were first rate and really made the effort to make this meal a real event.

There is a wide range of food and everyone was happy and you cannot ask for more. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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Thank John D
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Trevor and Marie serve some of the best food we have eaten in Ireland. The quality is superb and the staff are great. George and Ann thoroughly recommend Flannery's to anyone who appreciates good food.

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