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The Oarsman

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Bridge Street | Co. Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
+353 71 962 1733
12:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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kerry, Ireland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a 6 year old granddaughter with us so had to eat early. Arrived at 5pm without a booking. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. The gave us a table provided we were gone by 7pm. Dinner menu wasn't available until 5.30 but they allowed us to order a starter from the lunch menu while we waited. Dinner menu... More 

Thank aquatist
Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As the title suggests, this was an overall great experience and the staff were especially pleasant and helpful. I'd go again if I was passing through the town.

Thank Andrew M
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here on a hen - so a large group of 25 of us. Considering our size the quality of the food was lovely. I had the black pudding as a starter and the hake for main course. Very well presented, top quality dishes. Dessert was delicious (tart). Everyone thought all of the courses were delicious. Service was very good... More 

Thank Duff82
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smiling excellent service in this deservedly popular eatery!....... Excellent food served with a panache , even in the Bar! Go there!

Thank FullerE6
Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The taste is still in my mouth! What deliciously Fresh & Tasty food ,combined with imagination & creativity. I've never been disappointed & love to go there every time I'm in Carrick You Maher guys are doing a consistently great job & have not learned how to be greedy! Your staff are a credit to you ...obviously hand picked.

1 Thank Teresa N
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for service with a smile then I would avoid. We arrived and seated, menus were given for nine people but we were given two. One diner asked for a sandwich and was told they could not accommodate, after much discussion eventually they agreed to an off the menu toasted cheese which was two massive pieces of... More 

Thank Keith T
Rustington, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far the best place I have visited for a long time. The food and service was first class. Sat upstairs in lovely setting and soothing live music. Food really takes some beating.

Thank Crowley99
Slane, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by a friend. Lovely welcoming atmosphere of an old style bar with great grub. I really enjoyed the super fresh mussels and my organic mixed salad with beetroot. Will probably go again tomorrow night so I can try some more dishes!

Thank RockFarmSlane
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good selection of gin bottles with labels and serving suggestions. Only 1 gin left in 1 bottle the gunpowder the local gin and staff could not get another bottle and did not know how to serve it. A pity really.

Thank Ann C
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I received my food it was stone cold, I asked for another one and she looked at me like I had 3 heads, I asked for the manger into which she replied he's not here... I then asked again for hot food and she finally did it...And appalling service. Will never go here again.

Thank Tommy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
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, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Leitrim  >  Carrick-on-Shannon
  • Phone Number: +353 71 962 1733
We are a multi award winning bar & restaurant featured in the Michelin Guide & McKenna's Top 100 Restaurants. 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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