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“Casual dining, great atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aunty Lena's

Aunty Lena's
Ranked #9 of 19 Restaurants in Adare
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$32
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Aunty Lena's Bar situated in Adare Village arguably the prettiest village in Ireland was established in 1806 and has famously served the needs of its patrons with great success. Our highly skilled kitchen team serve delicious traditional Irish food all day and in tandem with that our bar stocks an extensive selection of beers, wines and the finest Irish whiskeys to help wash the meal down with. Our customers are a mix of local people and visiting tourists who we are more than happy to cater for with our own brand of superior customer service. Our large LCD High Definition TVs provide our customers with the perfect place to view all of the major sporting events (especially Munster, Limerick & Adare matches) live, in full comfort and with an atmosphere that you have to experience to believe. We also have live traditional music sessions every Friday night where audience participation is a must and people travel far and wide to experience this 'Lenas' Craic! We have also hosted some of the new and established live bands from around the region as we believe strongly in providing the best possible entertainment for our patrons, if they're happy then so are we!
New York City, New York
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“Casual dining, great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2010

We stopped at Aunty Lena's on our last day in Ireland. After a "hard" day of exploring Adare and Limerick, we decided a few pints were in order. We ordered drinks in the bar, then chose to sit outside and enjoy the warm late afternoon and people watch.

At around 5pm, the last of the tour buses leaves Adare, and we had the village to ourselves. Thanks to our attentive and friendly waiter, one round became three, and we enjoyed the sunset with our Guinness and Irish Coffee in hand. We decided to forego the idea of returning to our B&B to dress for dinner, and instead have a casual bite at Aunty Lena's. Himself had been craving bangers and mash all week, and lo! and behold! it was on the menu, sealing the deal.

We relocated inside the pub to have our meal. We ordered, and shortly had two generous portions in front of us. Do not expect fancy at Aunty Lena's - the menu is basic, but the food is good. We returned two completely empty plates, and were both satisfied and full.

We stayed for the live music, and a few more drinks. There was a slight mistake with our bill, (they had forgotten to add the drinks to the food tab) but the waiter quickly corrected it, was apologetic, and even comped a round of drinks for the trouble.
Aunty Lena's was a good choice for a relaxed night with drinks, good food and lively atmosphere.

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“Walk past it!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2010

The pub looked inviting and all the other pubs serving food were full (hint!!!). We ordered the chicken curry and it was a disgrace as it came from a jar, like these Uncle Ben's ready meals. We then peeked into the kitchen and everything they were preparing came from the microwave or was just poured from a packet. OMG. The worst place we ate during our 1 week tour in Ireland. Do not eat here if you dont want to be dissappointed. The staff were very unfriendly as well. They were too busy chatting among themselves and were not attentantive at all.

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limerick ireland
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“Delicious freshly cut sandwiches.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2009

Delicious freshly cut sandwiches.

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“Great local pub in Adare”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2009

Having just arrived in Ireland and staying at Adare Manor, we went looking for a local pub to grab some lunch. This pub has been in Adare since 1806. They even have a website where you can see their menu and prices. www.auntlenas.com
This pub was within walking distance of the Adare Manor gate and close to many other hotels in Adare. For a local pub, the food was very good - we enjoyed the fish and chips, wraps and salads and of course, the beer was flowing! If you want to watch live sports, this is definitely the bar to be at with lots of plasma tv's all around the bar.

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