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VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & GB Shaw Theatre | Old Dublin Road, Carlow, Ireland
+353 59 917 9245
12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is always excellent, using as loads of local produce. Menus are wide, plenty of choice. Ambiance is generally quiet / nice so not a place for loud crowd.

Thank Ray K
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When going for lunch in Carlow, I always try and get into lennons . Food is always tasty , local and well cooked. Choice is excellent, desserts always great . Bit pricey but worth it .

Thank Brendan M
Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We went here for Sunday lunch over the Christmas period and was expecting good things as I heard good things about it. It was a bit of a let down really. The "roast" potatoes were raw/hard in the middle, I was trying to get the attention of the staff but for about 10 minutes there was no sign of anyone... More 

Thank Liam K
Carlow, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Visit here at least once a week for lunch. Tasty food and great staff never disappointed. Would recommend.

Thank catb52
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is a really great restaurant - ideal for a meal before heading into the theatre next door. Also a great spot for lunch or coffee. The staff are really friendly and the menu usually includes something for vegetarians!

Thank 2rokin
Dublin, Ireland
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I went back here last Sunday after a positive experience and we got a table without a booking ... but when we advised that we had a vegetarian we ended up having one option which was a stuffed mushroom with goatscheese and they could not or we not willing to have a variation as the stuffing was prepared earlier ..... More 

Thank Eddie R
laois ireland
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Returned this year after last year was so good but oh what a disappointment. No starters, most of the specials were no longer available. We had a booking so they were expecting us! Ended up having chicken goujons!!! They also ran out of beer and it was Christmas week!!! Would not return next year after such a poor display.

Thank helenlaois
Carlow, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We had a pre-Christmas meal here during Christmas week. We were a party of 9 persons, including children. The quality of the food and the service made it very special for us. No request or query was made to seem like a chore by the wonderful staff. From booking to dessert it was a great celebratory occasion for us -... More 

Thank Michael A
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20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Have been twice in this restaurant, once I classed it under mediocre the other time slightly above. The menu has interesting items, the wine list is on the average side, let's just say you will leave the place thinking yes it was nice but...not nice enough for the price. Maybe that's what put me off...

Thank Ela D
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Good food & wine. Quiet when we were there but will definitely go back. Nice setting too. I hear Brunch is great also.

Thank Steve R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
10:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
10:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & GB Shaw Theatre | Old Dublin Road, Carlow, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Carlow  >  Carlow
  • Phone Number: +353 59 917 9245
00353 59 9179245
opening hours mon - sat 10.30 - 5pm lunch 12--3pm
thurs.fri sat 6---9.30 last orders
sunday brunch 12--4pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?