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Irish, Bar, European, Grill, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let's start with the fact that the prices on the website are about €2 less than what is actually being charged. The breakfast this morning was poor, the pudding was rock hard and the eggs overcooked. The only good thing about it was the sausage....What really got to us was when my 8 yo ordered the mini breakfast and asked for juice instead of tea /coffee and was told no. Then there was no option for kids pancakes so my daughter ordered the adult portion at €9. These were the worst pancakes I have ever seen. Three very small and what appeared to be shop bought pancakes with a chocolate syrup not Nutella as stated on the menu. We have eaten here so many times and food and service are usually top class but we were very disappointed with the breakfast this morning and won't be returning for it again.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022 via mobile

Overpriced over rated restaurant with terrible food 2 minerals 2 glasses of milk 3 chic fillet chic burgers and chic stir fry €85.85 ( thot I’d like to add I couldn’t eat it was pickled with salt tis was r 1st and last time goin...to the place such a rip off and sooo disappointingMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 18 April 2022

Stopped here for breakfast on a few occasions. Delicious food and coffee. Large menu with plant options.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 12 March 2022 via mobile

We went in here for lunch. My mother got a carvery dinner and I decided to go for a sandwich so I asked for the sandwich menu and I was in disbelief to the price of sandwiches. Just a plain tuna melt was 11.50. Then...even a ham and cheese was 10.50 This is an absolute rip off for a plain enough sandwich. I know theres an inflation but come on Won't be going back anytime soonMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 7 October 2021 via mobile

Lovely setting, lovely food and lovely staff. We had a nice meal here, their country apple sponge pudding is amazing. Would highly recommend. Very good staff.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 13 August 2021

What a find! We stopped here tonight for dinner, service was exceptional and the food was amazing. Hubbie had Steak On The Stone and I had Scampi, will definitely return soon. Enjoyed being back in a restaurant. Well done Dooleys!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 5 August 2021

Frozen chips & frozen chicken goujons. Could make nicer at home. Burger that was €17 was dry & rock hard in parts. Sent back as was inedible. Looked like it was uncovered in the fridge/freezer & had freezer burn. Either that or it was microwaved...for too long. Told it was left under grill too long when melting the cheese. That isn’t how it would have looked if that had been the case. Expensive rubbish food.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 29 July 2021 via mobile

2 adults ate fish dishes and 3 kids had the pasta meatballs. The service was quick and friendly, the outdoor area is very comfortable (pleasant on a not warm evening) and the food was very good. Plenty of automatic hand sanitisers. It was a perfect...pitstop on a long journey.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 6 July 2021

We picked Dooley's as a meeting point for myself and my sister and her family (I traveled from Donegal and they from Dublin) for Sunday lunch and we were not disappointed. The outdoor seating is so well thought out with a covered area perfect for...families with small kids on a very warm day. The staff could not have been more helpful even offering to bring the kids food first to allow us to enjoy our starters. The food was excellent with generous portion sizes. We will definitely visit Dooley's again soonMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 17 August 2020 via mobile

Stopped in Dooleys on way home our staycation! 7 of us ate dinner and dessert. The food was excellent as was the service. Will definitely visit here again 😊

Date of visit: August 2020
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DooleysRestaurant, General Manager at Dooley's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, we really appreciate it. Look forward to seeing you soon. Kind Regards Caroline Dooley

Reviewed 10 August 2020 via mobile

Had a meal for 2 in Dooleys thus PM. Shocked when I got the bill: E20 euro each for baked hake on a bed of skimpy greens & baby potatoes. Place was v clean and Covid prepared. Wont be going back in a hurry at...those prices.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 25 July 2020 via mobile

Went to dooleys yesterday’s evening for a change as it’s not somewhere I’d normally go to but glad I did it was a lovely and relaxing and good food the place was spotless with hand sanitizers everywhere bar men Micheál and martin very friendly and...both wearing masks like the rest of the staff fair play to you all for doing such a great job as iv been to other restaurants where the staff don’t wear face covering because they don’t have to .everywhere is clearly marked out on where to go in and exit I’ll definitely return more oftenMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 22 July 2020 via mobile

Absolutely none of the staff are wearing any form off PPE.. no mask or even visor which is an absolute disgrace and they should have a little more respect for customers coming in and for themselves. It’s compulsory to wear the masks from yesterday on...so I do not understand why they’ve none on. It made me feel super uncomfortable, I dread to see what the kitchen staff is not wearing. Every other restaurant I’ve been to since lockdown has been wearing PPE and it’s a credit to them! Apart from that the food is lovely, you can’t fault that. But it’s like to protect ourselves and others in my opinion and I think the majority of people will agree with me on PPE matters. 5 stars for food, 1 star for Covid-19 PPE measures in both kitchen and floor.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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DooleysRestaurant, General Manager at Dooley's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2020

Thanks you for you feed back its greatly appreciated. In relation to face masks it is NOT currently mandatory for employees in restaurant and hospitality businesses to wear face masks or coverings as per government guidelines, but we have decided going forward from Friday 24th...More

Reviewed 19 July 2020

I was really looking forward to eating again in Dooleys. My previous visits were very positive, with very good food. The staff are very helpful with the exception of a few inexperienced staff. Social distancing was not a problem, as it's a large premises. I...was surprised, that the staff were not wearing masks? The food was not to its usual standard, whilst it was tasty it was served to us lukewarm. Dooleys offer a carvery lunch but it's not managed well. We were there at peak lunchtime 1pm. Food shouldn't be cold to lukewarm at 1pm. I did mention it but I was largely ignored. I will be reluctant to return there.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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DooleysRestaurant, General Manager at Dooley's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2020

Thanks you for you feed back its greatly appreciated. Regarding lunch which you received on Sunday the 19th I have investigated this and none of our staff can recall a complaint about food on that day. We did offer carvery lunch but since the 29th...More

Reviewed 28 February 2020 via mobile

Stopped here on the way back from dublin, I had scampi and chips my husband had sirloin steak and potato gratin. Food was delicious, service was great and price was reasonable. Will definitely be returning if we're passing

Date of visit: February 2020
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Dooley's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4