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“A Hidden Gem”
Review of McEvoys

McEvoys
Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Abbeyleix
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Was travelling back to Cork Wed evening with my wife and 2 boys 7 & 11 needed a dinner used trip adviser for Abbeyleix and found Mc Evoys.Around 730pm got last free table. 3 males all had the burgers one with the works one cheese no bacon one bacon no cheese all cooked and delivered correctly. Mother had fish dish still licking her lips. Lovely friendly staff. Full licence would have loved a creamy pint guiness that others we're consuming but i was driving. Minerals and wine very reasonably priced. Wished we had time and room for dessert next time. Only open evenings pity they don't serve lunch. 4 mains glass wine & 2 cokes well worth the 68 euro

  • Visited February 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Laois, Ireland
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127 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

This was my second visit to McEvoys - not sure if I wrote a review last time.
This really is a hidden gem, the staff and food are both top class and there's a lovely warm atmosphere too.
It's a small dining room so i'd imagine booking is essential at weekends.
I had excellent chicken wings to start and a very well cooked medium rare steak as mains. How often chefs can't do a steak to order is amazing - no probelm here.
My wife had beautiful spring rolls starter and also a steak. Both reported as wonderful!
Had a dessert between us, an apple "bakewell" type of concoction with cream - one of the best desserts I've had ever.
Coffee good - didn't have wine but wife had two glasses of a very nice chianti and the full list looked nice too.
Well done to all concerned.

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank PadraigOC
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Roscrea
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent as usual”
Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

We ate here on the 23rd December and as usual the food and service was excellent. Thank you to Simon and Leona for a great night. Mam and dad loved it. Wishing everybody at McEvoys a happy and prosperous new year. Thank you.

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Wayne L
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LONDON
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“super value”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

have been here more than once . really enjoy the athmosphere . food is second to none . never had a bad meal there . staff are top of their class . always there when you need them , no searching for them . great value for money , within everyones budget . down fall , being only one , menu could be re arranged more often . worth a visit

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank CIARAN O
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Portlaosie
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“As per usual Mcevoys tick every box”
Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

My family and I went Mcevoys New Year's Eve the atmosphere was fab we were greeted with complimentary champagne our food was promptly served my Caesar salad was not as nice as other visits but overall we were pleased with our meal my children really enjoyed their food which I had requested with our starters which did come we will be sorry to loose Mcevoys hopefully it will be a long time before this happens

  • Visited December 2013
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