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Emperor's House

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James Fintan Lawlor House James Fintan Lalor Avenue, Portlaoise, Ireland
+353 57 866 5500
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are lovely very helpful the food isn't great we had chicken skewers they were horrible the curry was mild too mild. Don't think I'd be back

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Thank Katie11811
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We went for a family meal here for a birthday. We use to go here and loved it so we were really looking forward to it. We asked for the early bird meal which was all changed not like before. I was ordering from this menu and asked that with the plater could I get an extra spring roll (already... More 

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Thank Brie234
Portlaosie
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122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had a fair enough meal here but it was not the most outstanding Chinese that I have eaten in Laois. That said it is worth a try as it is not terrible, by any means.

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Thank Dain96
Mountmellick, Ireland
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Hubby and self took our five "children" - 11 to 22 to the Emporer's House. With 3 of them away at college and busy GAA schedule dont often get out together. Though it is a large restaurant the atmosphere is still very cosy. The staff were lovely and catered for the smaller appetite of the 11yo(half portion), to the greater... More 

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Thank Mairead2104
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12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Staff are lovely and friendly but the food is only a little ok, myself and my son ordered the shredded crispy chicken fried rice, and sweet and sour sauce on the side. The chicken was tuff and very chewy the rice was ok and the sauce was very thick and wasn't great.

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Thank Renie C
Derry City uk
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

My family and I went to the Emperors House for a meal while staying in Portlaois. The food was absolutely delicious and we all had a very nice meal. There was a good choice and we all chose something different which came to the table quite quickly and all together. All the dishes tasted fabulous and we had a really... More 

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1 Thank mdouglasderry
Birr, Ireland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Amazing chinese, went out for a meal with my partner's family and we all really enjoyed it. Friendly and helpful staff and very good food for a reasonable price.

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1 Thank Jordan H
Dublin, Ireland
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130 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Availed of their set menu, good choice and really tasty. Staff were accommodating, not overly friendly but would return again.

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Thank kony21
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I have had the early bird here a number of times and always been impressed. Normally a selection of starters, fried bold tasty bits & pieces. The beef in black bean or beef in black pepper are the favourites for us. Nice big restaurant, not normally too busy and handy for parking etc not in the shopping centre. Must pay... More 

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Thank Hazel G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Food is lovely in here but can tend to be overpriced. My family just get takeaways and have recently changed to a different chineese due to the price

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: James Fintan Lawlor House James Fintan Lalor Avenue, Portlaoise, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Laois  >  Portlaoise
  • Phone Number: +353 57 866 5500

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