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“Nice for afternoon coffees and lunches”
Review of Brooks Carlow

Brooks Carlow
Ranked #19 of 71 Restaurants in Carlow
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The newly renovated Brooks is a much loved haunt for coffee lovers by day and a great spot for relaxing and unwinding in a warm, friendly atmosphere over breakfast, brunch, a delicious signature sandwich or a popular lunch special – all made to order with fresh, local ingredients. As the evening sets in, Brooks transforms into a casual dining restaurant offering an evening menu with fresh seafood, steak, burgers, pizza’s and a range of classic dishes as well as a selection of sharing platters and light bites. TripAdvisor have awarded a 2016 Certificate of Excellence to Brooks.
Castledermot, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice for afternoon coffees and lunches”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

It must be one of the cosier places in Carlow to have coffee and scones or lunch. Atmosphere is always good as it is quite busy. Offer good value for money and have a good selection of lunches and sweet treat. They also serve dinner in the evening which is more pricey but also nice. It is nothing special but doesn't disappoint either.

  • Visited August 2012
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Helpful?
Thank MariekeJG
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DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Carlow, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Hi there,
Thank you so much for visiting us and for your positive review on Trip Advisor. Our priority is to deliver pleasurable experiences for all our customers so it is great to read your feedback regarding nice and varied food options, value for money and the ambiance at Brooks Cafe Bar. Hope to see you again soon!
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Navan, Co. Meath
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Super Food!”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Really excellent food and service. Great late-night bat too! Somewhere you have to visit when in Carlow.

Visited October 2011
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Thank JohnCassidy
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DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Carlow, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Hi John,
Thank you very much for visiting Brooks Cafe Bar. Your feedback regarding 'excellent food and service' is gratefully accepted and we look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future.
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Carlow, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Trendy bistro in the heart of Carlow”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

A must go to place for coffee with the girls or lunch with the family. Brooks to me is all about nice food and good atmosphere. The only thing about lunch is you can't for example, ask for no onions on a paninni as they are all pre-made. Not good for fussy eaters.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank sparklyirisheyes
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DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Carlow, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Hi there,
Thank you for sharing your very nice comments about Brooks Cafe Bar with the Trip Advisor community. We are delighted to read that you rate Brooks as 'a must go place for a coffee with the girls or for lunch with the family' and that you also like the nice food and atmosphere there. We are also happy to report, that having taken feedback on board, we now cater for varied tastes to suit everyone. Hope to see you again soon!
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Carlow
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Coffee”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

They have had the same menu for a very long time and it does not reflect the current economic climate, although the food is always of excellent quality

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank MaryCCCarlow
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DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Carlow, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Hi Mary,
Thank you for posting your praise of our coffees and excellent food. Since your review we have changed our menus and you will also be happy to hear that we now offer menu specials too! Thank you for sharing your comments which assist us greatly in our continuous efforts to deliver an excellent customer experience. Hope you'll drop by again some day soon.
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carlow
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“brooks”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

boring menu, still has the same way overpriced sandwiches and soup,takes ages to get served and just as long to get the order

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Thank andy y
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DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Carlow, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Hi Andy,
Thank you for your comments. We welcome all constructive feedback and assure you that your feedback has been taken on board. We have since extended and varied our menu options and have also added menu specials. We do hope you'll drop by some day soon for an improved dining experience.
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