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Hanover Court 2 Kennedy Avenue, Carlow, Ireland
+353 59 913 1986
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 23:00
Mon 17:00 - 23:30
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Castlecomer, Ireland
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Had the pleasure of a lovely meal with my wife. There was a new dish on offer, Chinese spiced beef cheek which my wife opted for.In all her years of eating all types of beef dishes, this one is the most memorable. Never before had we witnessed such a tender piece of meat. You could literally cut it with your... More 

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Thank Martin O
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

i had been here before and had a nice experience The Chips were over cooked, the rice was dry greasy pork in my terrible service . I would recommend eating anywhere else in carlow

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Thank Thomas M
William T, Owner at Lotus Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Thomas, I'm really sorry you had a disappointing meal. I would love to hear the full story from you as I could not tell wheather you had it as a takeout or sit-in. For every sit-in table, my trained staff would always do a check up on the satisfaction of the meal before it's over. If there is a... More 

Carlow, Ireland
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We used to get a regular takeaway,was so good, but about a week before Christmas we got one , now was not nice at all we were not great after it, so disappointed taught we found the best Chinese in town, what a let down we often got twice week do hope they get there act together,

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Thank teresa w
William T, Owner at Lotus Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Teresa, I'm really sorry that you were disappointed and had a bad experience with your take-away. Would you mind calling into the restaurant and tell me the full story of how we may 'get our act together' because from your review I don't comprehend from what aspect. I don't know what day you had your order and I have... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Terrible food and terrible service . I would recommend eating anywhere else in carlow but this restaurant . We could bot even agree if the meat in our dishes was chicken as it was grey and cut into rectangular pieces . We had to ask the waiter if it was pork or chicken ! We will never be back to... More 

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Thank Jason_Carlow
William T, Owner at Lotus Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Jason. It really hurts to see what you had experienced and I could tell the anger inside you from your post. However, I am sure you had mistaken us for a different restaurant because from your description, it doesn't match with our meat description. ALL our porks are roasted pork cut into flat slices which mean there is a... More 

West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Went for son's birthday, he was treated like a king. The starters and mains were absolutely fantastic and the service from everyone involved was wonderful. Had a half bottle of Chilean red as part of set menu deal, it was very drinkable and enjoyed, rare for wine included in set price menu. Very glad we visited and will go again.... More 

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Thank OkeeffeVince
Kilkenny, Ireland
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Visited Lotus over the weekend as part of a group and once again, very impressed with the food and the service. Love the new menu. I cannot overstate the level of customer service here, nothing is a problem, even when dealing with a group of 13 adults and children. lovely décor only adds to the experience. I never saw the... More 

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Thank tom-kilkenny
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Went in for a cheeky Chinese before going out on the lash. Set us up proper for the night. 10/10 would eat at again.

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Thank Wil R
Carlow, Ireland
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Got take away,, was lovely best take away had in long time , sure would go again, staff were very pleasant.

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Castlecomer, Ireland
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Just had one of the better Chinese meals ever with my wife and her sisters in the lotus Chinese restaurant in Carlow. Was here a year ago and the food was fairly good but I have to say that there is a massive improvement. Tried it a couple of weeks ago and said I'd wait another visit before writing a... More 

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2 Thank Martin O
County Carlow, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

20 years ago in Carlow, if you wanted to go for a fancy meal, there was only 1 place, the Lotus restaurant. I had kind of forgotten about this place & hadn't been for years. There are a lot of new Chinese restaurants in Carlow, especially on the outskirts of town, so people probably don't venture into the centre of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$17 - US$39
Cuisine
Asian, Fusion, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:30
Thursday
17:00 - 23:30
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hanover Court 2 Kennedy Avenue, Carlow, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Carlow  >  Carlow
  • Phone Number: +353 59 913 1986
Description
Established in 1988, Lotus Chinese Restaurant is the oldest and leading Chinese restaurant in Carlow.Located in the heart of Carlow town, we have a strong reputation for exquisite food,friendly service and a range of Fine Wines. Offering a range of Cantonese,Chinese and European dishes.
Various sizes of parties are welcomed.

RESTAURANT-
Our menus offer quality food, featuring a wide and various Cantonese; Chinese and European Cuisine, with Seafood a specialty. Spacious and welcoming restaurant with a wonderful service in a relaxed and intimated settings. A Special 2 Courses Menu and Weekend Menu for a reasonable price.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?