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Irish, Bar, European
Breakfast, Dinner
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 November 2021

pretty basic menu for lunch, but not really any other options around either unless you brought your own. Food was decent enough, but nothing to go out of your way for.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 September 2019

There's only one restaurant in the immediate neighbourhood of the monastic city, but luckily they have a nice terrace and some vegetarian options (soup and two kinds of salads). Enjoy with a glass of Irish lager. Prices are very reasonable.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 15 August 2019 via mobile

Over 20’ waiting for our order to be taken. Over 40’ waiting for our food and 20’ waiting for a plain sandwich which they’d forgotten when they served our food. Awful! There’s a busy kitchen and then there’s plain bad service and kitchen management.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. We ate in the bar, the menu choices were excellent and delicious.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Great menu My Wife and I had the garlic prawns to start and followed with 2 sirlion steaks . My sons had the carbonara from the Italian menu.The food was excellent will be back very soon the staff were very friendly

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 5 July 2018

The place is quite spacious having three different halls (at least i counted three). The best one tho is the one right above the river with a view to the monastery complex itself. (Booking in advance might be a good idea) The food was great,...warm and delicious. I had a seafood chowder and it definitely was exceptionally well prepared. Try also their locally brewed st. Kevin ale, it is worth it. Prices are quite normal and affordable, given the proximity to tourist attractions and being the only option of home cooked food nearby.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We got there at 6:40, our reservation at 7, and they asked us to step out for 20 minutes while they prepared for dinner service, declining to let us sit at a table. Once we came back, we had terrible service, some waiter trying to...get us to go to the bar/bistro across, failing to realize we had a reservation. It all seemed very confusing for him and the lady (manager?) who came to serve us in turn. We waited about 45 minutes between appetisers and our main course, which was lackluster. The food was decent, but not worth the price asked. Our plates were also piping hot; we waited a long time for plates that were probably sitting under the heat lamp. When time came to pay, we waited another 15 minutes before getting up and grabbing ourselves a waiter to pay. Meh food, terrible service.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

I rarely leave bad reviews as I believe everywhere can have bad days. However I have given the restaurant in this hotel 3 tries on different occasions as the food is lovely if you are lucky to get it or what you ordered so the...chef here is not to blame. The inexperienced staff on the floor and behind the bar however are another story. All 3 times we had to go looking for someone to take our order after being sitting there for 20 minutes trying to get someone’s attention. On one occasion we waited over an hour for our main courses, we didn’t complain as we understood it was busy. The table beside us however came in after us and were served before us and the manager came down and apologized to them and gave them a free bottle of wine while we were still waiting. When our order did arrive neither of the main courses were what was ordered. On our last visit in January we decided we would go in for tea because you can’t get tea wrong. How wrong we were. The rudest woman imaginable was working behind the bar. When we asked would it be possible to get tea for two her response was “oh for f**** sake ye”, she gave us a pot of tea with no cups. When asked for cups she took our pots and poured them down the sink and responded “oh for f**** sake you’ll be lucky to get hot water now”. Granted she seemed stressed but that’s no excuse when dealing in the hospitality industry. When we got the tea and took our seat there was no milk on our table or surrounding tables so we asked 3 times if we could get some milk. In the end we ended up leaving. It’s such a pity as the hotel is so lovely and in a lovely setting. The food is gorgeous and so fresh. I hate leaving such a bad review for a place with such potential to be a 5 star review.More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

I ate here twice when staying at the nearby hostel. It's quite a big restaurant and was not busy when I was there which meant that the atmosphere was a bit subdued. However, the staff were friendly and helpful and the food I had was...lovelyMore

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We just stayed one night in the Glendalough hotel, I really liked the hotel, it's a bit unorganized, our room changed from a family room when we booked it, cause they didn't have anything else available to a balcony room in an email I got...the day before our arrival & when we checked in we were in a cosy double room, we didn't mind at all it was a lovely room with a view of the national park, just a few small things that bugged us, no wifi in the bedrooms, some light bulbs gone in room & in other parts of hotel, there's a big drop from the bath to the floor, could be dangerous for elderly people, also some wiring visible at the radiator in the bathroom too. Breakfast was nice but could have been a bit hotter, apart from that all the staff especially the receptionist, we're helpful and friendly to us, we ate in the hotel that night & got a lovely meal & wine, slept like a baby so quite in the area & the bed & pillows were so comfy. Would have loved another night there.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 4