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“Nice pub food and attentive staff”
Review of Bobby Byrnes

Bobby Byrnes
Ranked #5 of 317 Restaurants in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$27
Cuisines: Irish, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Bobby Byrne's or "Bobby's" to the locals is located on the corner of O'Connell Avenue and Wolfe Tone Street in the heart of Limerick City. Established since 1963 we are steeped in tradition and full of character, and delighted to have celebrated 50 Years in business in 2013. Quaint and cosy with our open fire, slate floor and homely atmosphere our popularity is understandable. TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY NIGHTS 7pm - 9.45pm So if you enjoy some mouth watering home cooking, listening to some live traditional music, if your visiting family or friends or you simply want to enjoy the perfect pint, then why not pop in and savour the atmosphere. We offer a wide range of coffees, beer and our extensive menus begin at 8.30Am until 8.30Pm. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week we cater for all food lovers. But by night when the lights are turned down, Bobby Byrne's has a private room which can turn into a great party venue. We can cater for groups from 20 to 120 with options of finger food to succulent bbq's.
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Nice food, attentive Staff. Very busy great spot for a pint and watch a match.
Great tapas menu also.

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MagsCorbett, Director of Sales at Bobby Byrnes, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear Lindaob84,
Thank you for your recent TripAdvisor and we are delighted to read your positive comments on our food and service and our tapas menu. We look forward to your next visit to Bobby's. Mags

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This is Ireland at its finest. Great food and superb service. This is a traditional Irish pub that serves amazing food. The menu is limited but I see this as a plus. Everything is freshly cooked. Service was first class. The pub is going through some building work but this was not evident to us as we sat in the front bar. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Ian P
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MagsCorbett, Director of Sales at Bobby Byrnes, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear Ian P,
Firstly we would like to thank you for choosing to dine at Bobby Byrnes Gastropub during your recent visit to Limerick and secondly for your very kind TripAdvisor review. We are delighted to read your comments on our service and our freshly cooked food. We will ensure to pass your compliments to all concerned. We do hope should you visit Limerick again that you will return to Bobby's. Many thanks Mags

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Bobby Byrnes has a great reputation for its carvery, the food is good and the portions are decent. This week I arranged to meet a colleague for lunch there, not realising it was undergoing renovations.

We were met (almost) at the door with an apology that the carvery was closed and they were afraid that only table service was available with a limited menu. The apology wasn't necessary and the menu wasn't limited but was impressed with the approach.

We were sat and given menus at a speed that was just right and as it was a working lunch we ordered straight away.

I had the curry and my colleague had a club sandwich, both were great, I'm not a fan of real spicy curries at lunch time and this was just right, I'd ordered rice only but it came half rice half chips, a win for me, if I'd been thinking that's what I would have ordered.

Price was reasonable and for a premises in the middle of a kitchen upgrade the food was great.

Only downside is parking can be a pain but parking anywhere in Limerick at lunchtime isn't easy so no big issue.
Highly Recommended

1  Thank MKcfp
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MagsCorbett, Director of Sales at Bobby Byrnes, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear MKcfp,
Many thanks for your Tripadvisor review and thank you for your kind comments. Yes indeed here at Bobby's we are currently working through some refurb works and therefore at the moment (for the extreme short term) our lunch is now served as table service with our light lunch menu also on offer. We are delighted to read your positive comments on our Chicken Curry. In relation to parking, you are correct - it can often be difficult however we tend to direct our customers to on-street parking on Wolfe Tone Street - the turn left after the traffic lights - perhaps this may be an option for your next visit!!!! So again we would like to thank you for your review and look forward to your next visit to Bobby's! Regards Mags

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We tried this pub as it was advertised as a "gastro pub". The food was ok. I wouldn't call it "gastro" as it implication is for great tasty detailed food. It's a pub which serves pub food....fish and chips, hamburger and chips, soup. The service was friendly and the live Irish music great.

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MagsCorbett, Director of Sales at Bobby Byrnes, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear itchyfeetBrisbane,
Many thanks for taking the time to publish your Tripadvisor Review - here at Bobby Byrnes Gastropub we are currently working through a refurb and therefore are operating on a slightly reduced evening A'la Carte Menu. I would like to advise however Bobby Byrnes is recognised as a Gastropub by many food critics, writers and bloggers and we have won many awards for our great food. Our menu here at Bobby's outside of the refurb) is quite an extensive on offering a great selection of menu items to include a tapas selection, Roast Duckling. Crab Claws & Tiger Prawns to name but a few. We do hope you will return to Bobby's to sample our extensive menu. Many thanks Mags

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Have visited before for brekkie, however tried Lunch menu this time. Currently changing to table service etc which was all fine, greeted at door etc and served promptly. Food arrived within 4/5 mins which indicated that it was pre made. Soup was nice, roast of the day sandwich was literally a slice of turkey and ham slapped between two oversized Vienna loaf bread! Little to no garnish on it! If ye are going to renovate make sure food quality is looked at also for lunch menu!

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