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“Great pub atmosphere friendly efficient staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Pilot Bar

The Pilot Bar
Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Enniscrone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$22
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Pub, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Proper Old style Traditional Irish Pub serving proper pub grub!
Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great pub atmosphere friendly efficient staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Even though it was packed we were served quickly and well. Lovely yummy duck salad and homemade Guinness steak pie.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank MoReardon
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thepilotbar, Owner at The Pilot Bar, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Thanks MoReardon. Simple, straight to the point and no fuss. Excellent
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
County Kildare, Ireland
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“If Carlsberg did pub food then this would be it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Have to say this is most definitely one of the best pub meals we have ever had.
Got to the Pilot bar on Wednesday evening and the choice was excellent, my partner had the Caesar salad as it was ten to nine and kitchen closed at nine. And i had the chicken burger.
We were the last to get served so had a pint and waited. Well we were both amazed when our meals arrived. The Caesar salad was fantastic with the chicken on skewers for a different plate set up. the chicken burger was delicious and just what the doctor ordered.
The menu was varied and we went back on thursday night to try but this time we got there at half seven so had another wonderful meal and a few pints and another great night. will most definitely be going back

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank paddy_carmody
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thepilotbar, Owner at The Pilot Bar, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Probably the best trip advisor reviewer in the world. Thanks paddy_carmody for the review. It's great to hear that you that you had a great meal. The Carlsbergs not bad either. See you again
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Dublin
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“This is one special place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

The food was of the highest quality and priced so reasonably. I have not eaten such a lovely meal in such a long time. The staff were so friendly and welcoming, yet they were very busy and not once did they rush us.
We cant wait to go back again and eat such fine cuisine. The fish was so fresh and tasty. We shared a Ice-cream Cake for desert, and it was just yummy. It was one of the best priced meals and top quality meals we had in ages. Location is lovely... you cant book, but well worth the wait. I must for foodies.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank DubArk
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thepilotbar, Owner at The Pilot Bar, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Thanks DubArk for taking the time to leave a review. We get lots of customer feedback about our fresh fish, and we're so happy you thought it was tasty. The Oreo ice cream cake is one of our favourites.

It does get very busy but we try our best to accommodate everyone by running a waiting list for tables.

We hope to see you again soon
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“Top bar - Top food - Top staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

We were staying in the locality and heard about this place in another bar from a local, so we decided to give it a go. It was very busy when we arrived. We were told probably an hour wait, we nearly left but they said if we found a seat outside we'd be served straight away. We're glad we did. The service was a little slow and there didn't seem to be full table service outside as we had to order and pay for our food at the bar but to be honest we didn't mind. It was a lovely evening and there was a great buzz, so we had a few drinks while we waited for our food. We ordered the seafood platter and the pie. As we were waiting a while for our mains the waitress came out with some garlic bread to keep us going. The food was class, not what we expected at all. You could tell it was fresh. After we finished our meal we decided to stay for a few more drinks at the bar. The staff were friendly and chatty. We can't recommend it enough, We'll definitely be back.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank John M
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thepilotbar, Owner at The Pilot Bar, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
Thanks John M. Top review, we love it and we're chuffed that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon.
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Ireland
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Avoid if you are hungry!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

Myself,my husband and child ate here on a Saturday evening. We sat outside as there were no seats inside. After waiting about 15mins for the girl to give us menus,my husband went inside to get them. Again we waited for her to come back (which she didnt) so off my husband went to give the order at the bar only to be told to take a seat someone would be with us in a few minutes. We waited...and waited.! I went inside then to give the order and again was told to take a seat,I explained that we had already been waiting half an hour to make our hour etc. After a few minutes our order was taken, our starters came in reasonable time, we waited at least 30 minutes for main course and ordered a drink which we never got. The place was busy but they had ample amount of staff walking around talking to customers. It baffles me how this place has won an award from tripadvisor..its most definately not for customer service or for their standard of food. Will not be back.!

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank noddy82
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thepilotbar, Owner at The Pilot Bar, responded to this review, 12 July 2014
On occasion we can fall short and on these occasions we will put our hands up. On this occasion however we did not. Noddy82 we remember your visit. The Saturday in question was a busy one and you arrived just in the middle of us closing the kitchen and not taking any orders as it had been so busy. We had quite literally run out of everything and had to take an hour to prep again. It was explained to you and all other customers that we were not taking any orders for approximately 30-40mins but if you were happy to wait we would bring out menus to you when the kitchen was ready. This we know is not an ideal situation to be in, but unfortunately sometimes we have to do it. Most people are happy to wait and those who do not have the time or are too hungry will try somewhere else. You did however choose to wait. As you quite rightly stated once your order was taken your starters arrived in good time, and main courses within 30mins. We did forget your drinks briefly but your server went back to you within 5 mins and apologised for this, at this point you said you didn't want them. As for loads of staff wandering around talking to customers, I'd expect nothing less. I'm glad to hear that they were making the best use of their time engaging with customers when the kitchen was closed.

I think our trip advisor record speaks for itself. I also think that the amount of repeat custom we have shows a level of consistency in what we do. Trip advisor Is a great tool for our customers to use to leave fair reviews and it's a great gauge for us to see how we're doing and where we need to improve. It's also very important that we as a business are given the opportunity to reply to our reviews. And I hope potential customers are not put off visiting us by your very unfair review.
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