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“Best Dining experience in a long time”
Review of Monasterboice Inn

Monasterboice Inn
Ranked #8 of 121 Restaurants in Drogheda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed November 14, 2012

On Sunday evening my family and i stopped off in Donegans 'Monasterboice Inn' for our supper on the way back from a weekend in Dublin. The restaurant was very busy at the time but we were immediately shown to a table and given menues to read while we waited. The friendly and helpful staff ensured we had a drink and even brought a baby bowl to our youngest child so he would not be over hungry during the wait. Our order was taken promptly and within minutes we were shown to a comfy table to eat. The waitress brought the rest of the childrens meals along with our starters. i thought this was very helpful and showed a great understanding of a families dining needs. Our steaks arrived afterwards and to say they were magnificent would not be praising them enough. Our eldest daughter had scampi and said it was the best she has ever had. We enjoyed a nice selection of side orders from very fresh and nicely cooked vegetables and onion rings. All in all i can not recommend this little gem of a place highly enough and will certainly be back for more of the delicious food and friendly service

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Thank MrJohnnson
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

I have been stopping at the Monasterboice for more years than I care to remember. They serve the most splendid and often massive steaks. The Scampi is second to none. Generous portions of fish and the menu of the day is superb value. It is a Grill Bar so the side ourders are basically chips or chips or suate potatoes - not a big choice - although I highly recommend their Onion Rings

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Thank HenryHull
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

So not a great night in Donegans - firstly we were told there would be a 15min wait which was fine but it was over 40mins before we were seated. And despite having placed our order earlier it was another 10 mins before our starter of soup and a salad arrived. ......Not sure who was on kitchen duty but the fritter salad was drowned in oil and the citrus carrot & coriander soup was - well like marmalade.... We let the waitress know who said she had told the owner and that she would be over....... but no sign until she (the owner) came over to clear our main course. Even at that the issue of the starter wasn't even mentioned until we brought it up again. She didn't seem overly apologetic about it although in fairness we weren't charged for either starter.
Still - not great customer service or quality of food.............. Sadly we won't be back.
By the way ...... that was the value menu of €25 for 4 courses..... They need to take a trip to The Red Bank in Skerries who also offer €25 for 4 courses but hands down win on every aspect from food to choice to staff.

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2  Thank DerBro
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

anyone thinking of going here for a nice meal think again FAT FAT FAT. everythin deep Fat fried.
I ordered a steak with vegetables I got 4 small florets of broccolli tinned musrooms and a big fat half tomato warm on the top and cold inside. Awful, the steak was just ok.
I complained re vegetables .
If you want EVERYTHING Deep FAT FRIED. scampi, chips garlic potatoes .french fried onions,
GO HERE CLOG UP YOUR ARTERIES.
I HAVE HAD SALADS here before as a side salad you could go to the deli and buy again FAT potatoe salad half a boiled egg red onion and lettuce. You could bring a lunch box with you and it would be more imaginative.

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3  Thank Catherine16
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

I would be suspicious of some of the reviews below that are overtly negative toward this restaurant. One even mentions a dish he had that I know is not on the menu !
Another mentions the expensive steak - well if you don't want to pay €28 then don't order the 16oz fillet - do they not realise this size is nearly double what you get elsewhere.
This is a really good friendly restaurant.

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Thank mj b
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