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The Fiddlers Elbow

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Main Street, Carrickmacross, Ireland
+353 42 966 3863
11:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove through the little town today and stumbled across this excellent place... we opted to go for the Sunday carvery lunch which was excellent with good portion size for a very reasonable price. The interior is just as beautiful as the food and would definitely recommend a visit!

1 Thank Tjeerd D
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the beef burger which comes as stated with cheese asked for some sauté onions as a topping, burger came with onions on the side. Do you offer extra up selling toppings rather than an overpriced side order for my burger. €3.50 I was charged for my topping. Chocolate brownie of low quality and €6.50 is very expensive for dessert... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are friendly, the menu is great and food is amazing! I enjoyed the Sunday lunch menu! A must stop!

Thank John C M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to Carl and all the Fiddlers staff for a fantastic evening for our sons christening party. Great service, great food and great venue 👍

Thank Tommy M
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on spending Cody's special day with us. It was a pleasure looking after your family and friends and i'm delighted the day was a success and thoroughly enjoyable. Please keep us in mind for any future celebrations whether their big or small. I look forward to welcoming you back very soon. More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we were visiting Carrickmacross for the first time recently, we looked up reviews for where to eat and The Fiddlers Elbow stood out as the number one place to go. We were not disappointed. We had midweek dinner and we were so impressed with the choice and quality of food. As I'm vegetarian, food can often be hit or... More 

Thank marymajella2016
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation regards your visit to us. My team and i definitely believe people should not be penalized because of specific dietary requirements, so along with our allergen menu we also try to offer a good choice of dishes and work with the customer to meet particular needs, whether they be coeliac, vegetarian, lactose intolerant, diabetic, etc.... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our first time in Carickmacross and stopped in for some drinks. The place was beautifully decorated and had such a nice atmosphere. The bartenders are very knowledgeable about the area and great to talk to. We tried the spring rolls, fried brie, and chicken curry. All amazing! Special thanks to Treanor and Busby-- the best bartenders in Ireland!!

Thank mclaughlinm
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments about your first visit to us. I'm delighted your stop off for refreshments included a bite to eat and some banter with two of our most experienced bar men; who i believe kissed the Blarney Stone at some point and now absolutely have 'the gift of the gab'! Now that you know we're on... More 

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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Large restaurant and alleged night club in a sweet town. We were a little concerned when we saw how large it was and how few people were there in a Friday evening. We needn't have worried. The food (chicken and salmon entrees) were quite tasty. Service was adorable.

Thank rundeep
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Thank you for deciding to stay and dine with us and post a review of your evening at the Fiddlers. We are quite a large restaurant being able to seat 140 people at one time, so on a quieter evening it can appear quite spacious. I'm delighted you enjoyed both your meal and our award winning service and if you... More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Highly recommended for food and hospitality, the restaurant has a warm welcome, and a special thank you to Kate and Carl for looking after us last Wednesday evening.We had 3 coach's with Dental students visiting The Fidler's Elbow, in Carrickmacross. As coach drivers, we visit quite a lot of Pub Restaurants and The Fidler's Elbow is by far the nicest... More 

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Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Thank you Iain, Ben, Albert for taking the time to post a review about your stop off with us. It was a pleasure looking after you all (dental students as well) and hopefully we'll get the opportunity to look after you again the next time your passing through town. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We had late dinner. It was great place both for food and service. Karl, i think he's owner, helped us to choose menu and drinks. He is very kind and professional. We enjoyed several local beers according to his recommendation.

Thank Bon K
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and for thinking of me as the owner, unfortunately i don't own the place but i'm proud to be a member of the Fiddlers team. I'm delighted you enjoyed your meal and in particular trying our large range of craft beers. I look forward to welcoming you back to us on your next visit... More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I call into the Fiddler's Elbow regularly for food while driving through Carrickmacross. It is a really nice pub restaurant with an excellent menu. Free WIFI is a bonus as I can get some work done while having my mid-commute meal. Many thanks to Kate and Sean for an always friendly and professional service.

Thank Kieran N
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued loyalty and valued custom; and also for your comments about our front of house team, as they take great pride in their job which i feel reflects in their work ethic and the professionalism they show. I look forward to welcoming you back for your next mid-commute meal. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Irish, European, Pub, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner
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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Carrickmacross, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Monaghan  >  Carrickmacross
  • Phone Number: +353 42 966 3863
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?