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The Roost

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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Main Street, Maynooth, Ireland
+353 1 628 9843
12:00 - 21:00
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Castle Donington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So, English guy on business trip to Ireland I obviously got a local colleague to take me to his local bar for a Guinness! Very atmospheric bar, kind of what I imagined local Ireland to be. Guinness lived up to expectations completely

Thank Sleightym
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557 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed something fairly quick as we were attending a concert in town. Good selections, good service and timely turnaround. We returned after the concert and they had a great band. Stayed until almost 1 AM. Despite being a college spot, we (much older) never felt uncomfortable.

Thank ontheroadagn7
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of eating and drinking at this establishment when I went to see my daughter who is studying abroad in Ireland. It is a top-notch place as far as entertainment and atmosphere. As far as the food goes we had a party of five and for the most part everyone was very satisfied with their meals. Several of... More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly great value. Good all round grub. Location handy in maynooth. Friendly staff. Spicy chicken wings are great.

Thank Martin M
Listowel, Ireland
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133 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I ate here recently and was pleasantly surprised. The menu offers a great variety of food, as well as early bird options and daily specials. I ordered the pan fried chicken. It was very tasty and not a bit tough or dry. The staff were very friendly and efficient too. We were seated and served very quickly. The decor of... More 

Thank Karl J
Athlone, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

food is great, they offer student specials aswell! Staff are blunt but they do their job and thats what counts. Good variety of food aswell. value for money

Thank MackCD
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Have started visiting here to eat only recently but have to say it is top notch! Great variety on menu and very reasonably priced with good size portions piping hot.. The Sunday roast dinners are definitely worth a mention too.Highly recommend this place.

Thank sado
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I have been in the roost quite a few times and have never had a bad experience always great live bands late bar and dj till the early hours

Thank jennie k
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for something to eat with my 19yr old Son (the poor student). The service was quick and friendly. The menu is basic diner fare. I had a bacon & cheese burger with fries and he had southern fried chicken goujons & fries. The burger was homemade and quite tasty and my son informs me so was the... More 

Thank Karen L
Donegal Town, Ireland
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173 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Was meeting up with a college relative and decided to get a quick snack. The room was dark and dull. The food which was mostly bar type was OK and served in good time. If you are not a college goer it is not the place to be. Average pricing.

Thank Margaret777

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 22
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Maynooth, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kildare  >  Maynooth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 628 9843

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?