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“Average food, but nothing outstanding”

Harlequin Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 57 Restaurants in Castlebar
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Harlequin Restaurant is located in the Harlequin Hotel , they serve contempory Irish cuisine and from the menu they use local produce, like Kellys of Newport famous black pudding or I have eatedn A blue Bell Falls Goast cheese tartlet, really great food I was not exoecting this from a hotel Restaurant.
Galway, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Average food, but nothing outstanding”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

I had a light lunch at the Harlequin and really, based upon the other reviews, I feel that the restaurant is a bit overrated. The soup and sandwhich option that I ordered was nothing outstanding--yes, it was good, but unfortunately there wasn't anything that makes it stand out among other places to eat--of which there are many in Castlebar. The service could use a big improvement--of the times that I've gone into this hotel, I've been shocked by the cold approach of the waitstaff--you won't find the warm Irish welcome here, unfortunately. Based upon my experience, I would pass up this place and try somewhere else to eat in Castlebar.

  • Visited July 2012
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Armagh UK
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Beautiful food. Brilliant service.”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

We booked this restaurant for a special occasion while staying in Castlebar.
Brilliant, professional service. Food was gorgeous.
I had black pudding and risotto with chorizo for starter, fantastic.
Steak for main, cooked exactly how i like it, with plenty of sides, and the choice of dessert was excellent.
Absolutely recommend this restaurant. 100%

Visited July 2012
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Sedro Woolley, WA USA
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Continental Breakfast”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

We had only one meal in the restaurant and after having the continental breakfast, we decided not to eat their again. The cost far out weighted the quality and variety of the breakfast.

Visited June 2012
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County Cavan, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Beautiful meal and very good value”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

The meal was lovely. Very tastey and reasonabily priced. The staff were very pleasent and helpfull .We were allowed plenty of time to enjoy our meal.

Visited June 2012
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mayo, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great meal great price”
Reviewed May 19, 2012 via mobile

Had a family party for 30 people here in may 2012. Excellent service the staff were extremely helpful and attentive and were very quick to get anything asked for. Very polite too. The food was superb with excellent portion size especially in the meat. No scrimping. The area for sitting to relax and chat after while lovely and very tastefully decorated is quite boring for children. But that's only a small thing.

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