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The Oarsman

Bridge Street | Co. Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon N41 AK19, Ireland
+353 71 962 1733
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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French, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Bridge Street | Co. Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon N41 AK19, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Whilst in Carrick, I quickly checked TA for a place to eat, this was the top rated and we were only a few minutes walk away, so it was a no brainer. when entering it was pretty busy, a number of tables had been reserved,...More

Thank SuzD2013
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here recently. Family of four and a couple of friends. The menu was fairly small but we all found something to please. The food was good, particularly desert! The atmosphere friendly and relaxed and the service was very good. The waiting staff...More

Thank Therese W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate lunch with two children. The staff could not have been nicer and more welcoming. The portions were generous and for the first time on this trip vegetables were served with the kids meals which were perfectly cooked and fresh. They even gave the...More

Thank jc m
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great reviews couldn't justified with our Thursday night visit. Chips not up to scratch & hamburger was well, well done & dried out. If overcooking is a health dept. requirement then the fat content needs increasing to maintain juiciness.More

Thank Artificer101
TheOarsman, General Manager at The Oarsman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Artificer101, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on your recent visit. I understand you were disappointed when we could not serve you a medium burger but unfortunately due to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland we are sadly prohibited...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long day in Lough Key Forest Park, we were more than satisfied with the meal and service in The Oarsman. From the moment we entered, we received attentive, yet unobtrusive, service and enjoyed a delicious and perfectly cooked meal (with particular reference to...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried on a number of occasions to have a meal here but it was booked out. Tried to have a drink as it is a nice place but very crowded with dinners and not really a bar to have just a drink in. Food...More

Thank Alwaysontour365
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crouched table. Loud atmosphere. Service a little slow. But all overshadowed by unparalleled food and extremely friendly staff. Would definitely return.

Thank Aonghus93
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My parents and I were looking for somewhere to have a meal in Carrick on Shannon. I popped on to TripAdvisor and this restaurant was the best reviewed location in the town so we decided to check it out. On arrival, instead of being welcomed,...More

Thank Sean D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just called in for lunch. Had the Special Fish of the day which was trout with jellied eel croquettes it was fab. Served with samphire which i love. Service was excellent.

1  Thank bernie535
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Oarsman recently along with 3 children I had their Burger which was delicious Children had Chicken Goujons, Child's Burger and Child's Pasta All of the food was lovely Lovely staff too Only thing I would say is child's portions are very small

Thank catherine l
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Ciara O
24 October 2017|
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Response from bren D | Reviewed this property |
Yes you should go upstairs. there is two sections one over the bar, it has wooden floors and a little noisy. it would be better to get the the area at the side of the stairs for the group. Enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street | Co. Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon N41 AK19, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Leitrim  >  Carrick-on-Shannon
  • Phone Number: +353 71 962 1733
  • E-mail
We are a multi award winning bar & restaurant featured in the Michelin Guide. We are passionate advocates of using well sourced quality local & artisinal ingredients. As we are the seventh generation of our family in the hospitality trade we know the importance of continuing the legacy of offering a high quality service led experience. We would love to welcome you to The Oarsman soon.
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