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“I'll be back!”

The Central Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 69 Restaurants in Navan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Gastro Pub & Restaurants with a strong emphasis on good food, craft beers and live entertainment seven nights a week. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, with unique private party areas that are available to hire for any function. Winner of the Overall National Bar of the Year Award 2014 and Best Modern Irish Cooking in a Bar Award 2014 at the Bar of the Year Awards in October 2014. Winner of the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) Best Gastro Pub in Meath Award both in 2013 and 2014.
Navan, Meath, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“I'll be back!”
Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, great staff, good food with huge portions but a bit expensive. Will definitely go back.

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English first
Navan, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Atmosphere top!!”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Ate in the bar off the early bird menu on our last visit! The best calamari I have had in The Central... and probably in most places I have tried it...yum! Moules et Frites for main course were filling and delicious...even though my husband stole plenty! Atmosphere comfortable and cosy and relaxing. Turning livelier as we left reluctantly!

Visited November 2013
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9 Thank Navan5
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Panama City, Panama
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Gourmet food in a pub? YES!”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Returned to Navan and this bar/restaurant to indulge in my new favorite meal, pork belly! Besides the requisite fish and chips (huge portion and very well prepared), they offered such delicacies as goat cheese tartlet and rocket salad. But the pork belly can't be beat! The first time I ate it at the recommendation of the barman, but then I was hooked! Other members of my group ate other meals and were also surprised by the variety and quality, as well as the presentation of the food. Can't go wrong here!

  • Visited October 2013
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8 Thank dinnafash
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A much better meal than we would have expected in a pub”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

A very comfortable pub type restaurant with rather exceptional food. Service was also excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals - steak and a chicken dish with some interesting salsa topping. Nice spot to eat and there was live music later in the evening but we were too tired to stay...might have been nice.

  • Visited October 2013
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5 Thank happytoretire
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Brilliant ”
Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Always a pleasure to go back. Very busy place, friendly staff and amazing food. One of my favourites place. Food full of flavour and good presentation.

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6 Thank ByKrl
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