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“Great food , Poor service.”
Review of Black Bull

Black Bull
Ranked #11 of 112 Restaurants in Drogheda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great food , Poor service.”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We're a family of 5 with a baby. We went to the Black Bull on Saturday evening.The bar and restaurant were packed. We were told that we would have to wait 20 minutes for a table but we were called after ten minutes. As the bar was full we had to stand in a packed bar holding a 1 year old which wasn't ideal.

When ordering we asked for the kids meals to arrive with our starter they didn't. The Rum and Coke wings were amazing.

My wife and my main courses arrived still no kids meals. These didn't arrive for another 5 minutes just before we were going to complain.

Drinks ordered during our meal never came. We had to order again.

The food was excellent but the serves even on a busy night was poor. That said it won't put me off going again.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a great pub”
Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Visited here with family early evening for a meal, very busy but seated immediately and order taken promptly. Great choice of food, plenty of options with an excellent amount of vegetarian dishes. Only downside was the amount of time for meal to arrive, server did not say how busy the kitchen was and I had to ask two servers where the meal was after 45 mins! I understand how busy it can be but it should have been brought to our attention that the kitchen was backed up, when you've a very hungry child with you, this matters!! Food arrived with apologies and it was worth waiting for, piping hot and plenty of it! Malteser cheesecake and banoffi pie finished off a great meal and very well priced, overall a great dining experience

  • Visited August 2013
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Sleepy Hollow, New York
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Dinner”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

It was within walking distance of our residence in the Orley House so we dined there twice. It was average good food, but not as good as some of the other outstanding restaurants we ate in in Ireland.

Visited August 2013
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UK/IRE
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Called in for lunch”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Called in for lunch last week and was very pleased with the meal and the price. Even though it was a week day the restaurant was really busy so obviously popular and has a good reputation! We only wanted a quick main course and despite it being really busy we didnt have to wait long at all. The food was basic (salmon with leek sauce and veggies & roast beef & yorkshire pud etc) but very hot & fresh. Service was quick and attentive. Price was very good value. Would go back for an evening meal some time & would recommend.

  • Visited July 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Yummy and nice setting.”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

The menu had nice variety with specials that were unique and tasty. The prices were moderate, and we enjoyed dining it the open room to the left of the entrance. The service was good, and would highly recommend it.

Visited July 2013
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