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Riverbank Restaurant

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Mill Court, Carlow, Ireland
+353 59 915 2944
10:00 - 21:00
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

After touring around the vicinity we pulled in here for lunch. We both had lasagna which was fresh and definitely home made but a little bit more would have been nice. But, in fairness there was plenty of salads and chips (which were a little dry). Desserts were to die for though. Restaurant was empty when we arrived and full... More 

Thank Markleigh76
County Carlow, Ireland
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved this restaurant, Sharon the owner was brilliant, the food she cooked was outstanding, she seriously couldn't have done anymore to make our night more special. The waitress was so nice and caring. Seriously we couldn't recommend this restaurant enough, superb food, very friendly and great value for money. Thank you Sharon 😊

Thank anndY3005XA
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner in the Riverbank. We ordered steak and it was excellent. Cooked exactly how we like it, veg and fries were also freshly cooked. For desert we got sticky toffee pudding and apple tart and custard, they were to die for! Really clean and lovely staff, I would definitely recommend the Riverbank

Thank Jenny h
Chardonary, Owner at Riverbank Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jenny H Many thanks for your excellent review on our restaurant. I am glad ye enjoyed your evening with us and I will pass on your compliments to the girls. Many thanks again for taking the time to give us such positive feedback. Kind Regards Sharon More 

Cork, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

After 90 minutes we left the restaurant without getting our dinner despite several assurances from staff. Very disappointing. We waited for 60 minutes having finished our starter.

Thank derekog6
Chardonary, Owner at Riverbank Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Derekog6 I wish to pass on my sincere apologies for your delay last Saturday night. As you know their was a large group of bridge players including yourselves who were playing bridge in the close by hotel. We did our best to accommodate roughly 70 guests who arrived at the same time including many tables who had not made... More 

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140 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I was among a group of 60 people , approx, here recently for a function. I only heard very good reports from those around me about the food. I had the very nice soup, the melt in your mouth lamb shank and cheesecake. All were very very nice. The service was also excellent , given the crowd size. I would... More 

Thank joero
Chardonary, Owner at Riverbank Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Joero. Many thanks for your excellent review on our restaurant. The night in question was a pleasure to have and I am very pleased to see how much you enjoyed your evening with us. I will pass on your compliments to the girls. Many thanks again for taking the time to review our restaurant. Kind Regards. Sharon More 

Ennis, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of a two night stay in Mount Wolsey golf and spa and on night number 2 after a quiet drink in Griffen's we strolled over to the Riverbank where the menu left us with a few delicious decisions, the food with a desire to return again and the staff with a pleasant professional experience! A restaurant not... More 

Thank Eilisnev
Chardonary, Owner at Riverbank Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Eilisnev. Many thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am very pleased to see how much you enjoyed your evening with us. I will pass on your compliments to the girls. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are in the area. Kind Regards Sharon More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Chef Sharon is amazing. Our first visit was on the recommendation of the local B&B where we were staying. The early bird 3 course meal was terrific -- we varied our orders to be able to sample as many items as possible. So loved the food that we returned 2 more times. Warmly welcomed, never rushed. Great food, beautiful setting,... More 

1 Thank Veronica J
Carlow, Ireland
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76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Have eaten here on a few occasions and never have been disappointed. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Service is prompt and food is fab. Highly recommended for a quiet meal of for a function as the restaurant has a large upstairs to cater for family functions/meals.

1 Thank April R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

While vacationing in County Carlow, we discovered the Riverbank Restaurant in Tullow. The restaurant's proprietor/chef is Sharon Smyth. She warmly welcomed the three of us to her lovely restaurant situated adjacent to the River Slaney. Our visit would turn out to be the first of three during our brief stay in the area. Her food is amazingly prepared with great... More 

1 Thank lorrainea300
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This place has a great menu and really tasty food. Clear plates all around. The food is cheap but has the extra touch and displayed lovely when served. Very impressed. Will be back

Thank Gaelteach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Court, Carlow, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Carlow  >  Carlow
  • Phone Number: +353 59 915 2944
The Riverbank Restaurant is a award winning restaurant over looking the River Slaney. The restaurant is over two floors catering for large groups, families and romantic couples. Their is a extensive variety of food available ranging from Irish Beef to freshly caught fish to include scallops, crabmeat, monkfish, cod and a House favorite Seafood Pancake. There are also a wide variety of stir fry, curry and pasta dishes available. A la Carte menu and Early bird menu served from 6pm daily, Early Bird Menu is a three course meal which to include steak at no extra supplement for €25. We specialise in home cooked fresh food and have a wide choice of homemade dessert which are mouth watering just to look at! Also a special place for a relaxing Sunday Lunch with main courses priced at on €10.95. Looking forward to cooking for you in my restaurant. Sharon - Chef /Owner

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