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Lethean

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Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
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65 Main Street, Portlaoise 0000, Ireland
+(353)00353578663544
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Today
11:00 - 00:30
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All hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Went in Sunday at 17.45. Was told they were only doing pizza. Ordered a pizza. Waitress came back a few minutes later to say what I ordered was the only pizza they didnt have. It's basic enough to make sure staff know what's on and what's not. When it arrived, the base was thin but chewy. Calling itself a "gastro-pub"... More 

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Thank ditbujin O
Tipperary, Ireland
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163 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

If there's nothing else open in town then try this place but don't expect too much. Be prepared for an unwelcoming attitude and limited vegetarian selection.

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Thank Paul H
County Laois, Ireland
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Not a very welcoming pub. Staff not very friendly. Not very welcoming décor and you get the feeling the food is all cooked from frozen

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Thank skinsmulhall
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Myself and my other have decided to go out to watch his team play soccer. The Lethean was a fantastic discovery. Staff were so pleasant and chatty. Food was amazing and fantastic value for money. Other half said the pints of Guinness were delicious. We had a great day and both agreed that the Lethean is now our local.

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Thank Grace F
Ballycastle, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We were and when we went in we were looked in a way which made us feel unwelcome only to be told the only do pizzas at that time of day! My partner observed these were frozen pizzas stuck into an oven! Don't expect friendly banter from the bar staff, you'll not get it, even if you are the only... More 

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Thank Paula M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

me and my wife stopped herr for a drink and pizza. nice quiet casual atmosphere. tasty pizza. and the one guy behind counter was very friendly even thou he was kept busy all night.

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Thank Roy H
County Laois, Ireland
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I had lunch at lethean portlaoise with my daughter and my little dog we sat outside a lovely covered airy area the staff gave my dog a drink first happy days then we ordered. I just got a starter plenty for me my daughter had chicken wings lots of salad and portion of chips served with this dish I will... More 

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Thank mariasheehan1
County Laois, Ireland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Myself and a friend came here for lunch it is lovely, the food was presented very nicely and the service was fast! Would defo come back again

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Thank Viv_x16
Portlaoise, Ireland
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This place isn't good, isn't bad, it's just in between. It definitely needs a good cleaning. When you walk in it just doesn't look or feel clean so it does make you wonder about the cleanliness of the kitchen. Because of this impression, I would not return to eat here. My food was good, probably one of the better Ceaser... More 

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Thank LaoisFoodie
Edmonton, Canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We visited the pub on a Thursday evening as there seemed to be some good comments and the place was close to our hotel. It's a typical pub with sports on TV. In the rear is a pool table. The beer and cider were fine but we were disappointed when we got our pizza (it was the only option available).... More 

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Thank Dennis G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 00:30
Saturday
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Main Street, Portlaoise 0000, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Laois  >  Portlaoise
  • Phone Number: +(353)00353578663544

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