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“Outwardly hostile to tourists”
Review of The Laurels Pub

The Laurels Pub
Ranked #16 of 186 Restaurants in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $29
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
London, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Outwardly hostile to tourists”
Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

We decided on this restaurant due to reviews that it was a child friendly restaurant. This restaurant was not even friendly to anyone for that matter. When we first walked in we were met with cold stares from the bartender and the few locals around the bar. The waitress was nice enough but never gave us a high chair. The food was good but over priced. When we were finishing up we overhear the bartender talking with a local man at the bar. The local man had obviously said something about us and the bartender responds with "they come in here so we have to serve but we don't have to like them".
This restaurant is located in the center of town but don't want tourists coming into there establishment. Avoid at all cost. If they don't want us in there then they should close their business down.

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Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Pub Grub”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Food was excellent and plentiful, a little expensive but well worth it. Great service from a very friendly team.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Linda8287334
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Cork, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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“Great atmosphere, very relaxed.”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

I love the Laurels, there is always a great buzz there, and it's a great place to go for an afternoon on a bar stool. Wish I could do it more often!!

Visited November 2012
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Thank Set4Road
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Killarney, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“great atmsophere”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

fabulous location in the heart of the town lovely bar meals for the lunch while out shopping good to mingle with the locals and listen to the banter very happy atmosphere..

Visited October 2012
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Thank june g
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Charming & Tasty”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

We had a delicious lunch at The Laurels. Good prices, good portions. Vegetarian options. We had the daily soup with bread (enough for a medium-size lunch) and vegetarian sandwich. The place has a great history, be sure to ask about it. We sat near the fireplace which was very charming and comfortable. Very friendly staff.

  • Visited November 2012
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