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Brooks Carlow

Certificate of Excellence
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Tullow Street, Carlow Ireland, Ireland
+353 59 913 3111
08:30 - 23:30
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Sun 12:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 08:30 - 23:30
Fri 08:30 - 00:30
Sat 08:30 - 02:00
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Carlow, Ireland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for dinner and had amazing food very homely staff lovely very helpful and deserts mmmmmm tastey

Thank mary811
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love coming here with my wife, the food is excellent and the staff is very welcoming and friendly.

Thank Annesophie1989
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst on a recent visit to Carlow I was sold on this place from the outside as the interior was very modern and the desserts on display looked homemade and fresh. I ordered the goats cheese bruschetta served with rocket and capers but when it came out it was covered in chopped red onion (I HATE red onion), it should... More 

Thank CinnamonGum
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brooks has undergone a major facelift in recent months and is beautiful. Very parisenne in style, with a holiday feel while dining, which I love.We dined as two couples. Menu is very good and varied. Server was excellent and informative and immediately explained that one main ordered would take approx 25 from fresh. This is great and gives everyone the... More 

Thank Andrew K
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for our first visit to the newly refurbished Brooks for breakfast. I was delighted to see so much breakfast options. I opted for eggs benedict and himself had the full breakfast. It was quite busy and we had a bit of a wait but when the food arrived i could see that the eggs were over cooked, which... More 

Thank Lorrc15
Carlow, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just met with some friends for coffee. Staff very good and we had the most delicious scones. Nice atmosphere and very comfortable.

Thank Kay O
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here recently and it was really tasty perhaps the portion of fries could be bigger for the price given that they aren't homemade. Menu was reasonably priced and serve was ok. I'd go back but I wouldn't rush back.

Thank Lisa M
Carlow, Ireland
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I had not been here for a while and it was recently done up - looks amazing - love the new style. Food & service was great. Will go back again

Thank maryloo2014
Carlow, Ireland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Came to see the new brooks layout, decor was nice, not finished to a very high standard we had a very wobbly table. They were very busy but service was slow although there seemed to be a lot of staff not doing a whole lot. Our waitress however was very nice. Food was slow we were told was a problem... More 

Thank elmo9991
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Hi, Just to say, that we ate in the Dinn Ri for the 4th week in a row there on Friday and we ate in Brooks on Saturday. The food is exceptional and the staff are just amazing. We count Verag and Adris as our new friends and someone needs to tell them and Hollie that they are just wonderful... More 

Thank Darragh M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, International, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 00:30
08:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tullow Street, Carlow Ireland, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Carlow  >  Carlow
  • Phone Number: +353 59 913 3111
The newly renovated Brooks is a much loved haunt for coffee lovers by day and a great spot for relaxing and unwinding in a warm, friendly atmosphere over breakfast, brunch, a delicious signature sandwich or a popular lunch special – all made to order with fresh, local ingredients.

As the evening sets in, Brooks transforms into a casual dining restaurant offering an evening menu with fresh seafood, steak, burgers, pizza’s and a range of classic dishes as well as a selection of sharing platters and light bites.

TripAdvisor have awarded a 2016 Certificate of Excellence to Brooks.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?