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Review of The Laurels

The Laurels
Ranked #5 of 36 Restaurants in Clondalkin
Cuisines: Irish
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Reviewed 18 September 2021 via mobile

Visited this bar while staying at the nearby Maldron Newlands Cross Hotel. (10 min walk away) The bar was very nice and traditional in style. The staff are a true asset, professional and friendly. The table service was very efficient and the food ordered was enjoyed by all. Try the Guniness.. you won't be disappointed! Looking forward to visiting again if in the area again.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

Visited with friends, we had a booking and had plans to eat. We were first seated on some barrels as no tables were available. We were told to jump to the closest table when it because available (despite there being no cleaning between those people leaving & us sitting). We were then told we could try and get drinks from one of the floor staff but that would take about half an hour. Then told it would be quicker to queue up inside and get bar service (also not allowed). Ended up waiting over 40 minutes for a drink.
Best part was when we tried to order food, we were then told the kitchen was closed!
All in all not an enjoyable experience, I get the impression that they pack out all available chairs & seats with no regard to how their staff can cope with this.

Date of visit: May 2021
2  Thank Faydavieskreemer
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Reviewed 1 July 2021

Visited here recently with my family. Had been there pre covid numerous times and always enjoyed it. Now though it has really disimproved in my opinion.
Made my booking a week previously but on arrival still had to wait for 15 minutes behind walk ins.
The guy in charge was rushed off his feet and was visibly sniffling and suffering from a head cold. Not great at these times.
The food menu is now quite small and has no vegetarian options on it.
The guy who saw us to our table then eventually took our order and proceeded to sniffle over our table while we ordered.
The food was very slow, service was very slow and all the staff seemed completely rushed off their feet and unable to cope.
Lot of people there in grey tracksuit bottoms too. Not something I would have ever seen before.

Hopefully the laurels will return to it's pre covid quality soon

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 23 December 2020

Based on our visit tonight I have to say I am so disappointed with the laurels clondalkin. To be fair bar staff and waitresses were great but the food and food manager were not on point. We visited a few weeks ago and had steak which was gorgeous, unfortunately this time it was anything but. Asked for medium and medium well, both came out the same..... RARE. Complained and another was on the table within 5 minutes, once again medium rare. Complained again and was told all they could do was cook another well done. Why should we have to order a steak to a liking we don't want because the chef is incompetent off cooking it right? And why would a food manager even suggest that? I ate my second steak even though medium rare as I was hungry, but my wife and child were unable to eat theirs as theirs stomachs were turned after the first steak. Also the amount of fat on the steaks was nearly half the total weight and when the second steaks were sent out we had to wait for cutlery and chips that did not come out with the food as it should have and we got Gravy instead of pepper sauce (shows the incompetence). Seemed like they were taking in to many walk ins and were rushing which = poor food. And by the way even though nearly full plates were sent back we were charged for the full bill even though staff knew we were unhappy. First picture is the fat cut of just two steaks. The second picture is the steaks that were sent out the second time and could not be eaten due to being rare a second time.

Date of visit: December 2020
1  Thank danielrR941CI
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Reviewed 16 December 2020

Recently visited and was very impressed not only by the quality of food, drink and service but also compliance with COVID guidelines, had a great evening while feeling very safe, will definitely frequent again....... easy efficient booking system too

Date of visit: December 2020
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