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“Good for lunch”
Review of Brooks Carlow

Brooks Carlow
Ranked #18 of 74 Restaurants in Carlow
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Reviewed June 29, 2013

I come here regularly with my mum for lunch. It's basically pub grub but of a high standard. The staff are friendly and efficient although you can be in for a bit of a wait at lunchtime. There is plenty of seating so you will always find somewhere to sit. The menu is decent and the portions are perfectly sized. It's definitely worth a visit for non fussy cheap eats.

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Thank miakav86
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DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Carlow, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2013

Hi and thank you for recommending Brooks Café Bar as being ‘definitely worth a visit’! We also very much appreciate your positive comments about our ‘friendly and efficient’ staff and our range of 'high standard' and 'perfectly sized’ casual dining options. We pride ourselves in delivering a fast and efficient service and therefore we sincerely apologise for any wait that was ever a little longer than the norm. We look forward to seeing you again soon and thanks again for taking the time to post your review.

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Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

I eat here regularly both for lunch and the evening menu. I haven't had a bad thing here yet. Always get a nice portion. I recommend the chicken italiene in the evening just lovely or the open sandwiches for lunch. The place always looks spotless, great decor and modern yet cozy. And of course the staff are brilliant, they are fast and friendly

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Thank TrayC85
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DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Carlow, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2013

Hi there,
Thank you for your regular custom and also for your remarkable five star TripAdvisor review! It’s great to know that you have enjoyed a selection of dishes from both the lunchtime and evening menu and found the portion sizes were just right. The fact that you loved the décor and coziness of Brooks Café Bar is music to our ears and our staff will also be very appreciative of your praise. On behalf of everyone at Brooks, thank you most sincerely for your reassuring feedback and for taking the time to post this wonderful review.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We eat here regularly & find the food & the staff great. The menu has a good choice and is reasonably priced.

Thank loughy26
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DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Carlow, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

Hi there, your regular custom at Brooks Café Bar is very much appreciated, as is your 5 star review! We are delighted that you feel our menu has ‘good choice and is reasonably priced'. It is great to hear from satisfied customers and we thank you most sincerely for taking the time to post your valued feedback on TripAdvisor.

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

If your looking for a nice meal in comfortable and relaxed surroundings, look no further. We had a lovely evening. The staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough. The wine list has a nice selection and not over priced. The food is very well prepared, served and is packed full of flavour. The portions are generous so make sure you are hungry! The staff make you feel welcome from the moment you walk in until you leave. Will be returning again for sure.

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Thank Liam K
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DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Carlow, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2013

Hi there,
It gives us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your visit to Brooks Café Bar and that you will be back. Our chef and staff will be thrilled and very encouraged to hear that you found the food was ‘well prepared, served and packed full of flavour’! Delighted also to read that you found our staff welcoming from the moment you walked in and that you felt ‘comfortable and relaxed’. Reviews like yours bring a smile to our face and we thank you most sincerely for sharing your wonderful feedback on TripAdvisor.

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Go there regularly with the girls for lunch. Sea food chowder is amazing. Not crazy about the sambos but all the soups Ive tried there are gorgeous.

Thank Tricia M
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DinnRi_Response, Guest Relations Manager at Brooks Carlow, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2013

Hi Tricia,
Thank you very much for your regular custom and for describing our 'seafood chowder' as amazing and the soups you've tried as 'gorgeous' ! ...and we would really love to hear any of your suggestions regarding the 'sambos'. I will email you privately so that you can respond and let us know what you think. We really appreciate your feedback.

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