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“Fab Food!”
Review of Relish Brasserie

Relish Brasserie
Ranked #7 of 57 Restaurants in Portlaoise
Price range: $6 - $37
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Casual dining at it's best!DescriptionRelish strives to be the leading casual dining restaurant in Laois. This will be achieved through good value, great tasting food, impeccable service and a warm atmosphere. At Relish you may enjoy your meal in our modern upstairs restaurant or downstairs in Delaneys bar.
Reviewed December 13, 2012

The food is gorgeous. Very small restaurant though! Went here on a Monday night and they had a deal Half price!

Thank Liv04
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

The only reason i am writing about this restaurant is because we had five main courses and all the food was delicious and very good portions, I wish to compliment the chef but feel sorry for the kitchen as it was the dreary, lacking personality male who served us who let the restaurant down, not even a "hello" "thank you" or "goodbye" not to mention "how was your food?" it seams to me it was all a big effort for him to be there and i presume he was in charge as a girl came to serve after and although not as sour as him i felt he was her senior and she didnt feel comfortable talking to customers with him around as there were two other tables full and it all just seamed doom and gloom to us as they both stood silent watching us eat when they were not busy. I would like to return for the food but dont know if i could handle the cold ambience.

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Thank Anita C
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BILLY H, Owner at Relish Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2012

Thanks for your recent feedback. Apologies for the delay in response to this but we were torn on whether to give the honest and personal response or a more standard one and decided we prefer to always be honest with our customers.
Firstly, yes it was myself serving and I am indeed the manager and proprietor of Relish. I have looked carefully into what had occurred at the time you visited and unfortunately, there had been a bereavement in our family. Obviously I appreciate that such personal events shouldn’t impact in any way on service or ambience and regret that this happened, but it was a challenging time and I am only human.
This certainly isn’t our normal standard and I will carefully review our policy in relation to what happens in such circumstances and the appropriateness of opening at all in such a situation.
If you would like to discuss this further, please drop me a mail to info@relishbrasserie.com . We would be happy to offer you a complimentary meal and attempt to make amends for your negative experience.
Kind regards
Billy

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Reviewed November 21, 2012

We, 4 of us, were here on a Tuesday night. It was very quite with just us and another table of 2. The restaurant is very small and i thing is missing something... maybe a splash of colour on the walls or some kind of window dressing. We had night lights on the table but were burnt out so we could not light them...
The food was very good. We had 3 chicken dishes and a fish & chips - no complaints at all. We had desserts also - No menu, the owner/waiter listed them out to us and they were fine.

In my opinion this is a Lunch time venue or if you are out with a group of people, i don't think it would be for couples looking for a romantic meal....

I would return again as food was v.good but for Lunch next time!

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Thank gremar
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BILLY H, Owner at Relish Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2012

Hi there and thanks for your review. I'm very glad you were happy with the food as other issues are more easily resolved.
We actually agree on the need for some more colour in the dining room and are planning a little redecoration over the coming weeks/early January. Sorry the candles were burnt out, we will pay closer attention to having these lighting in future.
We are also planning on introducing a few other changes, including a new separate evening menu early in the New Year. Perhaps you could drop us a line on info@relishbrasserie.com and we could keep you posted as and when we have all these changes in place and you could give us your feedback as we would very much appreciate it. :)

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Had a lovely meal in Relish Brasserie a couple of weekends ago. We were very happy with the quality of food couldn't fault it. Service was good-could maybe be a little quicker but we were starving so perhaps noticed it more! :) Place was lovely and clean and nice atmosphere. It was very busy the night we went so we were lucky to get a table. Will be back.

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Thank MissTerie_12
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BILLY H, Owner at Relish Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2012

Many thanks for the positive review! Sorry you felt the service was a bit slow and we will monitor this closely going forward. Hope to see you again soon. :)

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Steak Sandwich and Salads were nice and it was reasonably priced. A nice stop off on the way back from Dublin. In the centre of the town, a nice and clean restaurant with an excellent choice

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Thank ElleBi
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BILLY H, Owner at Relish Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2012

Many thanks for your kind review, glad you were happy with your visit. Hopefully see you again sometime when passing through.

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