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The Fiddlers Elbow

Main Street, Carrickmacross, Ireland
+353 42 966 3863
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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“steak” (37 reviews)
“curry” (7 reviews)
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Irish, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Main Street, Carrickmacross, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always a great spot to stop. Ideally have it booked, especially at the weekends. The steaks are fabulous & service exceptional.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ferneross
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great night had by all, great food great music and great service from Kate and co. @ the Christmas party night

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Usernamename
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely relaxed atmosphere to enjoy an afternoon. Good food. A bit pricey. Carvery 12 to 3pm and bistro menu thereafter.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank L4976DZmarias
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in last Tuesday (4.12.18) evening around 8:30 with 3 business colleagues. The place was quite full in the front dinning area, but we chose to eat in the Bar. Kate, served us for the evening and could not have been more helpful and attentive....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank spdec
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

I have passed this venue many times over the years while in Carrick but never managed to get in for dinner. We made the reservation in advance and the table was ready when we arrived. The table was located beside a pillar in the front...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Chris M
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Thank you for dining with us and for your constructive review. I'm glad the food, service and ambiance met with expectations and that it was just a couple of small issues noticed that can be easily resolved with a damp cloth. I shall pass on...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018

Called in for a tea and a scone and the helpfulness and warmth of the reception we got from the staff made for a very enjoyable stop. Genuine good customer service in nice surroundings. I will be back for a meal next time I pass.More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank J5691HBmichaelm
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Thank you for your review. As we don't have scones on our menu, i'm delighted that a member of the team organised one for you from the local bakery, so that we could accommodate your requirements. It's these type of gestures which exceed customers expectations...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped here twice when traveling between Donegal and Dublin for work. It looks so unassuming from the outside but it’s quite lovely inside and the food is so so good! The staff are also all really friendly and I would recommend it to anyone looking...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank coleenb850
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Thank you for your valued custom and for using The Fiddlers as your stop off point on your journeys. Your comments and recommendation is appreciated and I do hope that my team and I will be able to accommodate you on your next trip. Safe...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Fiddlers at 12.45 today for lunch. We both had the carvery and are very happy we did! There was an extensive choice of meats, including beef, ham and turkey. Battered fish and pies. We could have had roast or...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank kell1111
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Thank you for your excellent recommendation and reviewing our lunch time carvery, which is extremely popular with people passing through the town, businesses of the town and our extensive regular clientele. I'm delighted that all areas met with a positive response from you, and my...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018

I was in The Fiddlers Elbow last week for lunch. Kate was lovely and very very helpful. Would recommend the Fiddlers Elbow to anyone visiting Carrickmacross.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Phillip C
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thank you for your recommendation and for taking the time to post a review. I shall pass on your complimentary comments about Kate. The team, Kate and myself look forward to welcoming you back for a bite to eat very soon.

Reviewed 18 September 2018

Passed through Carrickmacross en route to Monaghan with family and so glad that we did. Truly had trouble deciding what to have as everything on the menu looked great. Decided on the surf and turf - not the usual with battered prawns but much better...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Lorraine B
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thank you for deciding to stop with us on your journey. It's always a pleasure to read such wonderful reviews and it really does make all the hard work that goes into keeping the high standards we set ourselves worthwhile. I shall pass on your...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$33
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Carrickmacross, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Monaghan  >  Carrickmacross
  • Phone Number: +353 42 966 3863
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The Fiddlers Elbow, located in the centre of Carrickmacross town. The bar, restaurant and nightclub is owned by the Mc Eneaney Family and has undergone major refurbishment in the past few years. A family run business which prides itself on creating a warm, homely atmosphere with genuine hospitality and an assurance of our utmost attention to your personal requirements. The Fiddlers Elbow offer carvery Lunch from €11 12pm - 3pm Daily, and a Superbly priced Bistro Menu from 3pm to late!! 4 course Weekend Special Menu for only €28.00. The Fiddlers Elbow also offers exclusive function/conference suites to suit your needs.
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