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“Central, charming, cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Relish Brasserie

Relish Brasserie
Ranked #7 of 46 Restaurants in Portlaoise
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $32
Cuisines: Irish, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
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.
County Laois, Ireland
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Central, charming, cuisine”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Visited Relish with my partner mid week and was not disappointed. The restaurant was nicely busy but relaxed the waitress and choice of music was excellent. The menu has something to suit all tastes. Together we had filo prawns with mango and chille sauce (mouthwateringly good) and coca-cola chicken wings to start. The wings were very generous and this unusual combination does in fact work.
For main we had chicken and bacon with mushroom sauce bouchée which was perfect, served with thick cut chips and the peri peri burger which was exactly as described.
The house red is well selected and a perfect accompaniment to the whole night which was chilled, delicious and value for money. You will not leave Relish feeling hungry.

Visited September 2013
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BILLY H, Owner at Relish Brasserie, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us such lovely and detailed feedback, I will certainly pass on all your generous comments to our kitchen and serving staff.
We hope to welcome you back to Relish again soon.
Kind regards
Billy
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Co.laois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We arrived early on Tuesday evening and we were the only people in the restaurant so the peace was great with a light bit od music in the back round. Food was the best tasting we have had in a long time..portions were big and piping hit very fresh and a good price too. In the future we will definitely be visiting relish. At the moment they have special of 50% off on Monday's.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Yan C
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BILLY H, Owner at Relish Brasserie, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Many thanks for your positive feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your visit. I will pass on your kind comments to the chef. Our 50% off offer runs every Monday. Hope to see you again soon.
Kind regards
Billy
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“Never again”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

The meatballs shouldn't served on a table. Was totally burned. Chicken and mushroom in bacon sauce; very little chicken in a overly salty ready-made knorr souce. Fry; salty too. Over cooked. Sent back the meatballs and they still wanted to charge for it!!!! No way go there again!

  • Visited August 2013
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BILLY H, Owner at Relish Brasserie, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Hi there, it is regrettable that you were unhappy with your visit to us. Apologies, it is not our policy to charge in such circumstances and this has been clarified to staff involved.
I will take all points made on board and discuss with the kitchen staff, however our sauce certainly isn't "ready-made knorr" and is made in house by our chefs. We have never had issue with saltiness of the sauce before however I will also flag this with the kitchen staff. Thank you for your feedback.
Best regards
Billy
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“Best lunch ever!”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Been here a good few times for lunch, the southerner on ciabatta bread is very good and it comes with a load of homemade chips. You should definitely try out the lunch menu here.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Jason C
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BILLY H, Owner at Relish Brasserie, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Hi,
Delighted you enjoyed your lunch, hopefully we'll see you again soon.
Kind regards
Billy
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“Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to relish”
Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

We have been to relish a few times. The food is really tasty. The menu offers something for everyone, including the kids.
It is very reasonablely priced considering the big portions they offer
One of my favourites is the southern fried chicken. The chips are also a big hit with all the family.
I was not a big burger fan but RElish has convertered me :-)

The staff are all very friendly and helpful.
The decor and music are tasteful. I know that a few reviews have said the decor isn't great, but given the size of RELISH , management have it looking fresh and bright during the day and in the evening the dimmed lights and candles give it an extra cosy feel.
we will be returning soon .

  • Visited August 2013
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BILLY H, Owner at Relish Brasserie, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Hi there
Thanks so much for taking the time to give us such a positive review. Hopefully see you and the family again soon.
Kind regards
Billy
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