Veldon's Seafarer Bar and Restaurant

Veldon's Seafarer Bar and Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
10:00 - 23:30
Mon
10:00 - 23:30
Tue
10:00 - 23:30
Wed
10:00 - 23:30
Thu
10:00 - 23:30
Fri
10:00 - 23:30
Sat
10:00 - 23:30
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About
Veldons Seafarer Award Winning Bar and Restaurant is located in the lively picturesque tourist village of Letterfrack in the heart of Connemara on the Wild Atlantic Way. Veldons is famous for its old world nautical feel and collection of maritime artifacts and ornaments in addition to Serving an extensive tasty menu to include breakfast. Fresh locally sourced Seafood and tasty Irish Steaks are Very Popular here with both locals and tourists. The bar has been a hub of activity for many years with traditional music on most evenings. Offering a friendly welcoming atmosphere with Great food served all day in the bar with a large separate restaurant also catering to large groups . We are perfectly located for a quick coffee and sandwich after you have conquered Diamond Hill in the National Park only 2 minutes away, or make a fun weekend of it and enjoy the ambiance of our restaurant followed by some social pints in the bar! Ideal for Couples , families and large groups with free parking.
PRICE RANGE
€4.00 – €28.00
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles602 reviews
Excellent
357
Very good
168
Average
30
Poor
21
Terrible
27
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

NikkiC_33
Dublin31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
We had such a pleasant evening with friendly, efficient staff who wore masks and adhered as much as possible to Covid regulations. Our food was very tasty, i can especially comment on the smoked salmon and prawn linguine, which I had. The rest of our table were very satisfied too. When we requested the chips (which seemed a little oily or cooked in old oil) were replaced with mash, this was done immediately and without bother. This was only a very small item on an otherwise commendable meal.
Written 13 August 2020
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siobhanbennett
Thank you Nikki. Great to hear you enjoyed the seafood so much!
Written 21 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SuzieQBalu
Kildare36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
We were part of a group of 6 adults and 3 children so we rang ahead to try book and were told they dont take bookings. When we arrived we were then told they were fully booked indoors, but were able to get outdoor dining 2 tables, not together. When a table beside us left our party asked if they could move over and this was facilitated. The gentleman organising the seatings was very friendly and helpful. All but one enjoyed their dinner, one of the steaks was very uncooked but we didnt report it to staff. We returned another evening as a smaller party and were again told they were "fully booked" even though there appeared to be lots of empty tables, and having previously been told they dont take bookings. We were however able to go into the bar for a drink before having to go to the shop to buy our own food and go back to our accommodation to self cater. This inconsistent message re bookings was very disappointing as we were unable to get a table anywhere that night. Also we werent asked for our COVID passports or ID's when we went in for that drink, but it was quiet inside anyway.
Written 28 August 2021
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Marian
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
We celebrated our Mum's big birthday here in early August, from the off the staff were very accommodating with seating our group (12) close together but in line with regulations, didn't mind us bringing a birthday cake etc. We felt we had an area to ourselves, which gave our smaller children room to walk around our table without disturbing other diners. Staff on the night were friendly, attentive and good craic too. Everybody said the food was excellent and both adults and children left very happy. Thanks!
Written 14 August 2020
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siobhanbennett
Thank you Marian. Delighted you enjoyed your visit so much & hopefully we will see you again soon. Happy birthday again to your mum
Written 21 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LBM
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 family
Went for a family meal. Waited over 90 minutes for our starters. Got served two glasses of warm wine and when we tried to order more we were told they had run out of all white wine . When food finally arrived it was ok but the chips didn’t arrive until 10mins after the mains. Apparently there was a ‘rush on chips’. Toilets were not very clean, vomit on the floor of the men’s, and none of the staff wore any face masks / shields etc and the place generally didn’t feel clean. Needless to say we won’t be returning or recommending to anyone.
Written 30 July 2020
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Icolater
Cork7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
Arrived to no greeting, waited 5 minutes for staff member to tell us that eating outside was not possible even though it was a really hot day and they have seating. Tried to show us to a dark and hot table in the bar, it was really empty. Then a member of staff on her break went outside and sat at the table we wanted to sit at and ATE her lunch. Owners need to know what is going on. Your Complacent staff are going to kill your business.
Written 27 August 2020
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siobhanbennett
Thank you for taking the time to write a review & sorry you didnt stay to eat. Im not sure what happened on the day but it may have been due to lack of staff at the time you were there. If there was not enough staff to cover the inside & outside we try to keep everyone inside. Hopefully you will give us another chance at some stage
Written 14 September 2020
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1975GC
72 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
Although the food was very good, albeit with service that was a little slow, the adherence to Covid guidelines was loose, at best. Large numbers of patrons congregated at the bar and moved around, with little social distancing, and we saw only one staff member wearing a mask (and thankfully she served us). Men’s toilets not very clean either.
Written 2 August 2020
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Zoe K
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 family
Dined tonight with my family. It's probably our 10th time dining here and in comparison to before it was mediocre at best. To quote my stepdad it was "sh1te". The drinks were fine, the pornstar martinis were nice but service of them was extremely slow and they had to be checked on twice to make sure the order had gone through. Got no starters as they were too expensive but got mains, the mains were disappointing in both quality and quantity. For the amount of things on offer on the menu you would expect the food to be top quality but it was really lacking. Chips were discolored and not great tasting, one burger was burnt and the fish portion was tiny. Absolutely nothing what it used to be like where the idea of a complaint about the food seemed ludicrous. Deserts were lovely but probably bought is as most deserts are. Service was also a bit lacking, had to ask for water which is expected to be offered to tables as soon as they sit down and weren't checked on during meals and also didn't have any desert cutlery. Food was slow out, as were drinks as mentioned. Staff weren't attentive and slow. Covid guidelines weren't followed, masks below the nose and no proper checking of covid passports at the door. Also made a booking and when we arrived we were told there was no booking under the name. Staff and organisation of the restaurant is all over the place, food is not up to standard. It used to be way way better, wish it was how it used to be. Will not be getting our custom again.
Written 21 August 2021
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Orla F
County Kildare91 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
The food offering in Veldons is very good but unfortunately we felt very uneasy with the lack of masks worn by staff. On asking about this, the member of staff assigned to our table immediately offered to wear one but NOBODY ELSE on duty was wearing one. If customers are to feel comfortable eating out, the very least the establishment should do is to implement the guidelines. I note that I am not the only one drawing attention to this.
Written 7 September 2020
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Murdo87
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 family
A family of 5 adults had a fantastic meal here one their 1st day opening following COVID. Fish & chips and Scampi was had by all and we all agreed that it was fantastic. Friendly staff also added to the experience. Would definitely go back. Thank You
Written 22 July 2020
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siobhanbennett
Thank you. Great to hear you would return
Written 5 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jaques L
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 none
Ordered soup and tea. Soup arrived complete with brown bread and butter but no knife with which to butter the break with the rock hard butter. Couldn't find anybody to give me a knife and no knives available on tables outside. Eventually.... as the soup gets colder in the outdoor setting...caught the waiters eye and asked for a knife to which he responded yes - zero apology. No knife..... five minutes and waiter serving others and taking orders but still no knife. They are clueless regarding customer service - my snack was ruined and certainly wasn't value for money ! Wont be going back.
Written 21 August 2021
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Stay154025
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 friends
Such great food, brilliant Irish interior but the best part was the amazing staff particularly roisin and Matt. Both were humorous and accommodating answering random questions we had about the calamari and wine list. Top class!
Written 18 August 2021
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Foodiefan
Ireland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
It really perplexes me as to why people complain about “not feeling safe” in these extraordinary times. If you want to be safe, stay in your own homes and cook your own meals. Maybe have a look in your own local restaurants before judging other establishments. Amazing, you travelled through the country how safe did you feel leaving your own home? So, think about the staff who wait on you, instead of criticising them, be thankful & supportive of them. If they were not there you wouldn’t be enjoying a great meal!
Written 6 August 2020
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siobhanbennett
Thank you Foodiefan.
Written 21 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vacationer796809
14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 family
Don't bother wasting your money. We have dined in Veldons many times over the last four years as my child was a student in the college across the road and it was always phenomenal. However on Saturday this week, the main course was passable. The service was slow. And overall they have lost their quality, both of food and service. Portions were small compared to what they used to be. The chips were NOT twice fried in beef dripping like they used to be. My burger was burnt! The salad was a no effort affair. Where is yere chef of old! She was phenomenal! A total credit to her trade. Her buttermilk chicken goujons were to die for. THESE ARE NOT ON THE MENU. Yere new chef, god bless him or her, needs to go back to chef school. The menu is 7 main courses, if as Gordon Ramsay says they are perfectly executed, that's great. But Veldons is not worth revisiting.
Written 22 August 2021
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Orla R
Dublin83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 none
Last night I had the best meal I’ve had in a long time at Veldons. As a vegetarian choices are limited at a seafood restaurant. However, unlike other restaurants, where the vegetarian options are a second thought and invariably predictable, Veldon’s Spinach and Artichoke bake was divine, and the linguine with creamy mushroom sauce, packed full of fresh veggies was also very delicious. The staff were so friendly and accommodating, even supplying us with bug-repellent, as we were dining outside, and the Irish midges were out in force. Special shout out to Paddy, our server, who was especially friendly and welcoming. Great atmosphere, terrific food, friendly and accommodating staff. We couldn’t have asked for better. Highly recommended if you’re in the area.
Written 1 September 2021
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Tanja S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 family
We loved it in here!! We had such a wonderful evening, eating delicious sea food and listening to great local music. The pub is beautifully decorated and the whole tream is doing a great job. Our waiter Simon was really outstanding - he took such good care of us - never felt so taken care of by a waiter. Thanks for the great evenong.
Written 4 August 2022
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siobhanbennett
Thank you for your kind words. Delighted you loved your experience with us & hopefully we will welcome you again soon
Written 16 August 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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