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VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & GB Shaw Theatre | Old Dublin Road, Carlow, Ireland
+353 59 917 9245
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & GB Shaw Theatre | Old Dublin Road, Carlow, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Three of us were heading down through Carlow and after a google search decided to give this restaurant a try. More than pleased that we did. Very friendly conversation and a great welcome from our hosts. Food was top notch, no complaints. The restaurant was...More

Thank Luigiodh
Reviewed 2 October 2018

First time to visit Lennons, but we will definitely be back - wonderful menu, delicious food, great ambiance, and pleasant staff. My husband had the pate, beef and fruit crumble, while I just about managed to finish the 'farmers feast'. Overall experience was very enjoyable...More

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

It was so busy that I had to sit outside. I had the haddock gratin with a carefully put-together salad. I got a cappuccino to go afterwards and they gave me a nibble of brownie to go with it. Nice touch.

Thank orlaithmannion
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I meet a group of friends there regularly for coffee and sometimes for lunch. The staff are always welcoming and friendly. The food is really good. The restaurant is in a beautiful setting.

1  Thank Mary Q
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The bar man got my order wrong and when I told him, he snapped and blamed me.... While he charged me the price of what I ordered. Trying to talk to him he simply ignored me and walked away. This is not the first time,...More

2  Thank DomnickS2
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

I recently visited as part of a group of friends. When I arrived, I saw the menu and was about to chose food on the menu. It was well overpriced for a starter. The manager of the restaurant was so so rude and was telling...More

10  Thank Anne B
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Very friendly service. Food was good but for price could be better. Starter wasn't on the menu but they looked after us. Overall nice place to eat but not the best in Carlow

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely and very busy little restaurant. A short walk from the town centre but worth it. A nice variety of lunch items. Everything our table had was lovely. Can’t wait to return for dinner.

Thank Kackym
Reviewed 27 May 2018

This is a very good and busy place for lunch at the GB Shaw Visual Arts Centre in Carlow. It is a little off the beaten track, but worth visiting. The menu is varied with a good choice of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. They...More

2  Thank Maria F
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

If you like good food and service then you should visit this restaurant!!! We have been here a couple of times and we were very pleased with everything. Recommended.

1  Thank Ramond M
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Questions & Answers
28 March 2018|
Response from Lennons82 | Property representative |
-i we take bookings up to a maximum of 20 people on a Sunday. If you give us a call on 059-9179245 we can provide you with further information. Regards, Ross
4 September 2017|
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Response from Lennons82 | Property representative |
Hi, Yes, we are wheelchair accessible. You can enter through the Visual Arts Center and take the lift down to us (if you are visiting during their open hours) or you can enter through our main door and there are fully paved... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
10:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
10:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & GB Shaw Theatre | Old Dublin Road, Carlow, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Carlow  >  Carlow
  • Phone Number: +353 59 917 9245
  • E-mail
00353 59 9179245
opening hours mon - sat 10.30 - 5pm lunch 12--3pm
thurs.fri sat 6---9.30 last orders
sunday brunch 12--4pm
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