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“Great Location and Pub”
Review of E.J. Kings

E.J. Kings
Ranked #13 of 36 Restaurants in Clifden
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed November 4, 2012

We met an old friend here and ending up having two other meals the next couple of days.
Good food, cold beer and central location.

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stopped in for dinner and a pint. There was only one bartender who was also waitressing and she was very busy. She was apologetic for the slowness, but it was actually fine. The fish and chips was very good.

Thank Lori G
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

warm pub atmosphere, good food, great live music. Music available every night. Traditional music. music starts at 9 pm

Thank Anah M
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

We enjoyed spending two evenings at E.J. Kings Pub with the great traditional Irish music, food and a very entertaining host, Jonathon

Thank Donna U
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Based on its high ratings in TA reviews, we went to EJ Kings for dinner. We were sorely disappointed.
Things looked promising when we walked in – the pub had live music playing and an even livelier crowd. However, it turns out that the restaurant is another 2 floors up. No live music, and we were hered into tables which were small and crowded, chairs uncomfortable and the food just terrible. My wife ordered the crab cakes, which were 99% potato. I did not believe her until I had a taste. The beef tail entree I had tasted like 99% salt, and the gravy tasted like it came out of a can. Dessert was advertized as a “rhubarb crumble”. More like rhubarb preserves mixed with muselix and then microwaved. The only plus was that the 2 waitresses who served our table were at least polite, when I was able to get their attention. Also, they did knock the charges for the crab cakes off the bill after we complained about them.

Tip: Skip the restaurant. Head straight to the pub.

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1  Thank greecube
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L_Lydon_SweeneyGroup, Public Relations Manager at E.J. Kings, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2012

Dear Greencube,

Thank you for your recent review of E.J. Kings Restaurant and I am sorry to hear on this occasion that you were disappointed.

We work hard to perfect our service, our menu and customer experience and this is reflected in our high TripAdvisor ratings. However, It seems on this evening, the service did not deliver what you had hoped. For this we sincerely apologise.

Rest assured your comments will be taken into account in effort to improve our customer satisfaction.
We hope you and your wife will return one day and give us an opportunity to change your mind.

Thank you for the feedback,


Laura @ EJ Kings

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