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Cellar Restaurant

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Main Street | Step House Hotel, Borris, Ireland (Formerly Cellar Restaurant)
+353 59 977 3209
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun 13:00 - 14:30
Wed - Sun 18:00 - 21:00
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Booked a deal having heard great things about food and the step house. Have bought vouchers as gifts myself in the past but not been. Not the fine dining of the past I think but very good value & lovely food & friendly service. Limited menu with I think four choices of each course but something for most people. €21... More 

Thank Hazel G
Waterford, Ireland
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

It's hard to believe that the food was so good. Twelve of us in the party and the food served was incredible. Piping hot, fabulous flavours and great comfort in restaurant. Very comfy chairs etc. The staff were fantastic and are a great asset to the hotel. It's a pity a few of the choices on the menu were not... More 

Thank shepower
Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Breakfast was served in the cellar restaurant. A wide variety of fresh fruit, pastries, with the option of a hot breakfast made to order. I would recommend the full Irish, delicious.

1 Thank hairymary06
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

This restaurant gets it right in every department - delicious food,brilliant service in a lovely environment and great value for money. Our third visit confirms that it's consistently good here, well worth a detour . A first rate dining experience in all respects

Thank Rupert14190725
Clane, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Excellent food, imaginatively presented, professional and friendly staff. The finest meal I have ever had in my many travels.

Thank Martin R
Enniscorthy, Ireland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Excellent restaurant with very high quality food and presentation for a very reasonable cost. the Room is beautifull and setting is lovely. All food was delicious and different than routine menu's.

Thank Margaret N
Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

WOW!! We were staying in the Stephouse hotel for a night and booked the Cellar restaurant after hearing amazing things. It lived up to its expectation! Even the bread basket was incredible with various flavoured breads along with homemade brown bread. Ingredients were fresh and both our meals were lovely. I had the duck for my main and my boyfriend... More 

Thank Katie750
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

whilst we were toodling around co carlow last sunday we decided to see if we could get a late booking in the "step hotel" as we had read about it somewhere,.what a lovely surprise! it is opposite "borris house" and had a make over in 2007(i think!)the main restaurant where we ate is in the old cellars,down steps and into... More 

1 Thank coleen10
Kilkenny, Ireland
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

We had Sunday lunch at the Stand House recently. It was only fabulous. The menu is extensive and of Mitchlin Star standard, (well the Chef is ex Chapter 1 !!). The service was attentive and pleasant. The staff are supportive of each other and multi task. The staff in the restaurant are eqaully so and inviting. Reception staff are also... More 

Thank paulstown
Carlow, Ireland
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Had dinner here with a group of friends on Saturday and from start to finish the night was amazing. From the girl at reception to all the ladies who waited on us. I have to say a special mention to Eva who went above and beyond for us all, especially me with some dietary needs. 10 out of 10 for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$108
European, French, Irish
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
13:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Step House Hotel, Borris, Ireland (Formerly Cellar Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Carlow  >  Borris
  • Phone Number: +353 59 977 3209
  • This restaurant is at Step House Hotel
The multi-award winning Cellar Restaurant with its archways and vaulted ceilings, is located in the old kitchens of the house. Dining is elegant and classical with service unparalleled ensuring complete relaxation.
Cuisine is in the classical French style and is created with individual flair using local ingredients and an emphasis on organic food. Enjoyment is ensured with award winning and member of the family head chef Alan Foley crafting every culinary delight.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?