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“Excellent food, great value”

Parker's Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 26 Restaurants in Birr
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Quaint, Cosy Family Friendly Restaurant overlooking the River Brosna. Ideal for Family Gatherings, Corporate Lunches, Romantic Dinners Or Light Lunches. Private Room Available Upstairs that can accomodate up to 40 people.
Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

On a recent holiday to Birr, we visited Parkers at Riverstown for an evening meal. What a great place this is. Excellent food, staff lovely and friendly. Great value for money, 4 course menu €22. The chefs ensure that food is presented lovely and choices for vegetarians is good, unlike previous comments, they have a special veggie option which is given when menus are handed out. Would definitely recommend for special occadions, family meals or just to pop in whilst out touring.

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Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Went here for a dinner with the family, it was yummy, not a crumb left , it was delicious, staff were ok, could be a bit friendlier, I understand when your busy..... Your in a hurry but you can also forget to smile, this is one thing I did notice,

1  Thank Balthzar
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Reviewed August 22, 2014

We stopped recently with a group for pre arranged lunch, great welcome and food...nice to see people who genuine value passing custom.

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2  Thank Seamus330
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

Had lunch twice here over the past few weeks. Four of us on each occasion and all agreed some of the best food we have ever eaten. All food was very fresh, cooked to perfection and reasonably priced. We made different selections from the menu and we agreed all courses were excellent.

Staff are very friendly and helpful and I have no hesitation is recommending this restaurant. We will be back again shortly.

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Thank Mary H
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

Having eaten many times over many years in the former Riverbank restaurant and witnessed its sad decline in quality, I was delighted and intrigued when it was taken over by Parker's, which had such a good reputation from its other restaurants in the area. I've now been four times and it really is top notch. The location, decor, atmosphere and service are all very good, and the meat and (especially) seafood dishes are always perfect - no praise is great enough!
The only small quibble is the vegetarian food on offer, which is a bit of a disaster - there is nothing on the menu, you have to ask what's available, and there is either no choice at all or just a dispiriting one. The dishes are either insipid and uninspired, or total carb-bombs... either way, not very tasty. The chef is quite obviously excellent, as the "main" mains demonstrate, but sadly has no idea about or interest in vegetarian options.
That said: I will always continue to return to Parker's, because my family is so delighted with the delicious food, and I like the atmosphere very much. And, last but not least, the dessert menu is a reason in itself to give it a try!

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1  Thank CK_the_translator
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