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Fitzpatrick's Bar and Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Situated in the heart of the Cooley Peninsula at the foot of the picturesque Cooley Mountains overlooking the Irish Sea, Fitzpatrick’s Bar & Restaurant is one of the top dining pubs in Ireland. Equally popular with tourists and locals, Fitzpatrick’s Bar & Restaurant offers fine cuisine and dedicated hospitality, delivered by the award winning team. With its stunning gardens and old-world charm inside, Fitzpatrick’s boasts many prestigious tourism and gourmet accolades. Spectacularly themed displays at festive holidays make a visit to Fitzpatrick’s a truly unique experience. Ideal for a special occasion, family dining, a business meal, or a pint in one of our bars or beer gardens during the summer,
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was highly recommended, but was such a disappointment. Started off well with the chicken wings, but then it went downhill. Waited nearly an hour for a mediocre meal, scampi was tasteless, seafood chowder was luke warm and the onion rings, well the less...said about them the better. I know Santa was making an appearance, I just hope he wasn’t expecting a good meal because I think he was going to be very disappointed and would probably put this place on the “don’t go there list”More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the food but we nor anyone else were asked for proof of covid vaccination. This was very disappointing.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a table for 8 over Halloween weekend. We were seated promptly and drinks order taken. Food menu seriously curtailed with few fish dishes. Steak sandwich is not a sandwich - it’s a steak on a piece of garlic bread that has cooked onions...spread on it - no garnish. Chips were cold and limp and had to be returned by all our party. Chowder was served with 2 cheese crackers ! Once initial drinks order was taken service was very ad hoc and as there no staff wearing uniforms it was hard to get someone’s attention. A jug of juice was the same price as a soft drink. There are so many better places to go to especially in Carlingford. I used to love going to Fitzpatricks as a once a year treat - it’s time to move on.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called Sunday to Fitzpatrick's as we do very often for its fantastic food and service. First of all we were completely gobsmacked that none of us were asked for vaccine certs and that was only the start. Told to go to the small bar to...wait to be seated. We were waiting over an hour in the bar just to get a table and nobody even came to ask us did we want menus! This was all happening while observing crowds walking in and not asked for there vaccine passes we decided that was enough, the smell was another red flag. It was disgusting, like empty your septic tanks! Fitzpatrick's is firmly bulldozed into the ground. Won't be back!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Good news: (a) The external scare fest was as excellent; (b) The quality of the food and the cooking was good. The Bad News: (a) The menu has been curtailed; (b) The restaurant lacked the usual Halloween atmosphere. There was no internal decoration like...the previous years; (c) The Halloween menu for kids was not available this year; (d) Charged my daughter €2.95 for water and cordial. On the other hand I later paid €2.95 for a Coke. Every business needs to make a margin. There is margin and there is rip off.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 17 October 2021

Amazing place to see, eat and all. Food was amazing as always, pan fried hake was unreal, staf is absolutely great, cosy, warm sitting outside with a heaters. Prices dont bite. Will come back again and again 😍

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 15 October 2021

Had a meal in fitzpatricks tonight i had the butter milk chicken burger which was not nice at all and the chips were cold and the coleslaw was gone off service was pure disgraceful i had to ask 3 times for a jug of water...which took ages to come this is usually a great place for food the staff were not very attentive the place was freezing abd most of all the ladies toilets at front of building were a disgrace there needs to be something serious done to the place no bidy knew a thing tonight 3 times the staff walked passed my table and asked 3 times did we even get our starters wat a disgrace big let down shame on them it will be a very very long time before i reentre the place again and another thing the price if the food is absulutly apauling not worth the money im so angry at the lack if communicationMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 13 October 2021

We had fun today 'enjoying?' the fantastic Hallowe'en exhibits around the grounds. A lot of work went into such creations. The staff were so relaxingly friendly and humourous. the food was ample and delicious. We had a wonderful lunch and very much enjoyed the whole...experience.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 10 October 2021

Came here today for a family meal.. will never be back food was absolutely awful avoid the garlic chips at all cost. Staff were grumpy rude and just could not be bothered. Place needs a good clean.. on the plus side Halloween decor was brilliant

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 5 October 2021 via mobile

Ate here last week with a few friends. Ordered and our drinks, starters and mains all arrived in good time. All were delicious and food was hot. However, when we were finished our mains it took roughly 20 minutes to clear our plates, a long...time to have our dessert order taken and our dessert plates werent taken off our table before we left. We also had to ask for the bill as no one came to ask if we wanted any more drinks or anything else. Delicious food let down by pretty bad service and disappointing from somewhere with such a good reputation. Would maybe give it another chance because the food was so nice.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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20 November 2020|
Response from trixy43 |
Are you opèn Christmas day for Christmas dinner
27 February 2020|
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Response from Leonacampbell | Reviewed this property |
yes they do have a children's menu
Jeffrey F
27 December 2019|
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Response from Margaret M | Reviewed this property |
I know they use to have kennels outside for dogs.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fitzpatrick's Bar and Restaurant

Yes, Fitzpatrick's Bar and Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Fitzpatrick's Bar and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5