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Irish, Bar, European, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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All reviews steak chicken wings seafood chowder potatoes ate here an evening meal second to none top class food was lovely staff were very friendly accommodation veg euro
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food , excellent service , fabulous atmosphere, extremely clean, what more could you want , Couldn't get the online booking to work, we rang & they accepted a booking on the phone extremely pleasant and helpful we will return

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 11 August 2022

I was so grumpy when I arrived that I felt like having to go upstairs was an issue, WELL? that was the last issue, the rest of the meal was beautifully prepared and served. As I was still in a grump when I ordered, I...just had a Burger. BUT "Oh My GOD" it was delicious, my mouth is watering just thinking of it . There's only so many time you can say "It was the best burger I ever had" but this is one of those times. The service was friendly and charming. We both had creme Brulee for dessert, served with a lovely ice cream, which was beautifully delicate, I had a "constructive input" for the pudding which was graciously accepted. I will go backMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 August 2022 via mobile

I have been deliberating for a week about publicly sharing my experience in Maddens Bar, Bundoran. On the 30th July, myself accompanied by a family group of 12 had been out for dinner and decided to call in for a few drinks. We were met...by a very pleasant waitress who went out her way to accommodate us by getting enough seats for the group and making sure we were comfortable. I then went to the bar and that is where things changed. During the course of the evening we ordered 3 rounds of drink and on all three occasions, the bar person who was a young man with glasses, was extremely rude to 3 separate members of our party. As we were in after dinner, it was not a wild night and our group were sensible and sober, yet this bar person when he had gotten our order wrong twice in a row questioned a member of our group on how much he had had to drink that night and then charged us for the extra drinks we did not order. This same bar person then refused to serve our table as he said that a member of our party had been rude to him on the round before. When I asked what the member had said to him he said, “that that man had told him that he was not happy with the bar service and it was not the first time our table had been unhappy with the service tonight”. If he had quoted our party being rude towards him I would have completely understood and apologised yet clearly he did not. This same barman also said to my nephew who was sober, that if our group had been a group of 3 lads, we’d have been put out. There were a couple other instances of rudeness that are too long to include in this review but equally as unacceptable. My nephew had no alcohol and witnessed all three of the altercations with the same bar person, and at one stage the barman also questioned what he had had to drink to in order to try and validate his rudeness. Our group was spending a large sum of money but were made to feel that our custom was not valued even though the bar was not busy. Regardless of that you would expect to be met with some form of respect and pleasantry other than passive aggression. I have been in Maddens many times before and each experience has been pleasant however this was by far my most disappointing experience in a bar and I will never be back. I have noticed that they do not respond to reviews on any platform but such is my discontent, I intend to contact the manager and ask for either an apology or an explanation.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022 via mobile

Maddens never disappoints. Food was absolutely beautiful. From the chicken wings to the steak, everything beautiful. Highly recommended

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 28 July 2022 via mobile

A tat pricey but well worth it. Chicken wings best in the west, & I'm while fussy. Hubbys chicken with fresh rosemary baby boils, absolutely delicious. Honestly best meal had in a while. Love the new decor they have completely changed the place for the...better recommended booking in advance. 1 suggestion to offer finger bowls to customers instead of a sml wrapped wipe, doesn't cut it after the wings.. Great job chefsMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 27 July 2022 via mobile

Early evening meal for family of 4 (6 & 9 year old). Would definitely recommend as all dishes were delicious. Only went with mains but pasta dishes for kids were very tasty and went down a treat (large dishes too). Steak delicious and fish dish...combined with veg, potatoes and sauces was very very tasty. Staff very friendly and atmosphere was really really nice. Only a short visit to the area but would have definitely done a second night here and tried with starters as well. Well done all and keep up the good work.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022 via mobile

We had a most enjoyable meal in maddens staff were so friendly and helpful Food was delicious and very well presented will definitely be back next time we are in the area Well done

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 25 June 2022 via mobile

On 26th april 2022 booked 4 nights for 1st June-5th june 2023 for 4 nights for next years rory Gallagher festival at a good price. Did notice a few days later price had increased, then all of a sudden yesterday got advised today 2 months...after making booking that apparently no rooms. I think we know it was only cancelled so they can get a higher price. Thank you very much. So glad hadn't booked flights yet.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 16 May 2022 via mobile

After insisting we headed to what was my favourite haunt in Bundoran, I felt disappointed for my family members including myself, who were far from satisfied on this occasion. The young staff members were very pleasant and the outdoor seating is very accommodating. The let...down was in elements of the menu, for example one of our party had the dressed salad and had they not requested to add chicken it would have been naked, no almonds, basically a bowl of lettuce. I had the Big bridge burger which was deceptive as it must have been the bridge was large , and not even a bit of garnish to dress the plate. On a week which hospitality have been granted an extension of the vat reduction, I would appeal not to skimp on plate sizes. As a regular visitor to Bundoran, future recommendations will be more cautious. I hope this experience was an exception.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 22 April 2022

So glad we found here before leaving the town. The food was unbelievable plus the complimentary bread and dip prior to our main course was a pleasant surprise. All the staff were young but very helpful and professional, very well trained. Can highly recommend the...pavlova. Will definitely be back when next in the area.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 18 April 2022

Not one for writing reviews but avoid this place like the plague. If I could give a zero I would. The man that serves is very passive aggressive and is not child friendly at all! Very overpriced food for the very very poor quality ....Desserts were an absolute joke and priced at £6.50 ! The toilet facilities are like something from the dark ages. Do yourself a favour and try the Alignham Arms Hotel literally a two minute walk from this house of horrors a different class altogether!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 16 April 2022 via mobile

I’m currently staying at maddens bridge bar now until Easter Sunday & I must say I’m well impressed with it all ! Every single member of staff is so nice & friendly, proper family feel about the place , I’ve been here only 2 days...& everyone feels like my mate !! Got to say the food both evening & breakfast doesn’t disappoint with all portions being more than enough , definitely gonna put on some weight !! I’ve got family living local so I will definitely come back in the future . Big thankyou to everyone who works there 👍More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 19 March 2022

We had lunch here today food was lovely but all we could hear was the crashing of plates etc so can only assume that the dirty dishes go into some kind of container to then be brought to the kitchen!!! We our nice lunch was...completely ruined with all the crashing/smashing of plates!!!! Asked for the bill twice and when the waitress came she took my husbands money without telling him/showing him how much the bill was Reluctant to returnMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 17 March 2022 via mobile

Service was fine, food was par to poor. Pork belly felt like it was microwaved up ( felt a mixture of hot and cold ), ham hock was nice enough but the sides were poor. Fish was bland, on a bland plate of what seemed...like stewed veg, the meal was actually quite wet. Portions quite generous, but food was poor enough that we didn't finish anything. On top of that was actually quite expensive, most mains around 25.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 7 March 2022 via mobile

Six of us were in Bundoran for the weekend and we booked a table for 4.30pm (early so we could have a siesta before hitting the bar) and we all had diluted steaks. All six of us loved our meals, great to have the extras...all included in the price. Great meal with a couple of beverages. I’ll be back….More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Definitely book as this place is busy and obeys the guidelines(only allows so many in)
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Maddens Bridge Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4