I've had lunch here many times and eaten at the bar but this was the first time eating in the main restaurant.
What a pleasant surprise. The food selection was varied but not overwhelming. The portions were just perfect and cooked exactly as expected and were good value for money compared to what you'd get in a similar restaurant in Canada. Best breaded calamari I've ever had as a starter. Steak cooked to perfection although I must say that since I ordered the surf 'n' turf it was a bit disappointing that the 'surf' part consisted of four small prawns placed atop the steak. They can do better in that regard but it's a minor quibble compared to the overall experience.
The server, Kevin, was attentive, knowledgeable and professional.
The dining room is beautifully appointed with a nice view of Emmet Square.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Doolys Hotel is situated in the beautiful Mid-Ireland. Doolys is a gem of a hotel in the centre of Georgian Birr. One of the oldest Coaching Inns in the country, the hotel exudes an old charm in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. All of our bedrooms are excellently equipped offering comfort, style and elegance. Dine in our award winning Emmett Restaurant where you can enjoy local and international dished. A visit to Doolys Hotel is an experience you will always remember. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doolys Hotel Birr
- Dooly's Hotel Birr, County Offaly, Ireland