Main St, Killarney, Co.Kerry, Ireland +353 (0)64 6631149

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The Laurels is a wonderful traditional Killarney pub which has been run by the O’Leary family for almost a century. And little has changed in that time. Tiled floors and beamed ceilings, lots of alcoves and dimly lit corners, friendly and attentive staff, all contribute to the charm of The Laurels.


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  •   Called in with 3 adults and 4 kids for lunch, Good value, good food and great service. Was very happy with everything and staff couldnt have been more helpful

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      We returned here after eating here once before but won't be back. I had a reservation and when we arrived we were taken to a table down the back of the pub. The staff were wearing visors and there was hand sanitisers located around the...More

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      Visited Killarney for 2 nights 16th, 17th Feb. Stayed at a hotel in town first night, dinner wasnt included as we wanted to try out somewhere in town. Spotted The Laurels Pub and Restaurantnext door to it. Boy were we happy we did, absolutely excellent...More

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  •   Went here with my husband and 4 year old. While waiting staff were friendly and quick the kitchen service was extremely slow. Starters were OK..nothing to write home about. Main course of monkfish red curry was raw fish in a pale yellow watery sauce..absolutely vile....More

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      Last friday Dec 4th just finished shopping on main street and we decided to get a snack in Laurels . On entering premises our details taken and shown to our table without delay although plenty of others dining. food order taken Chowder was excellent complete...with freshly baked brown bread and coffee to follow. Bill of fare was good and prices very reasonable. Will be back again More

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      Big space, big tables and lovely atmosphere. Good service, in the middle of the town,well know place and good timetable.

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  •   It was really busy at lunch but that gave us time for a glass of Guinness. We all ordered the Toasted special. I had it last time and it’s still a good lunch. Cheese, onion and tomato on toasted bread. Yummy! Light and tasty.

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      Gorgeous meal tonight in Laurels, we had a selections of the starters and the main courses. I got the burger was lovely, all the food was straight from the oven which was divine. We have two servers they were both lovely. We didn’t have a...More

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      My partner recommended this restaurant from his trip to Killarney last year..I was thought mhh fine its number 21 on TripAdvisor,Il give it a go not wanting him to miss out on the 'serious steak'. No way should this restaurant be so low! .I got...More

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  •   I have been here in the day time and if an evening and every time the food is really really good and the service is excellent no matter how busy it gets the staff will always be on hand to see that you are happy...with everything. It is a real gem of a place. More

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      Enjoyed a really good dinner here of bacon And cabbage and baked salmon. Both delicious and the service was great. Highly recommend

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      We went for dinner. The seafood chowder was delicious!!! Since we each had something different, I can speak only to the Laurels cheeseburger. Very yummy! My friend had salmon and the other had Monkfish. Everyone loved their meal and we all loved the Irish pub...More

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  •   Myself and my boyfriend were here while on our staycation in Killarney. We were on our way back from sight seeing for the day so wanted somewhere casual. The food was super tasty and staff were lovely. The Pornstar Martinis are a must, so good....I really enjoyed the crab claws. Very relaxed vibe and will most definitely visit here again. More

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      We booked a table 3 days in advance and despite being told there was a place, when we arrived they had no record of booking. Also, despite not having a record of booking we queued for 25 mins at the door to reach the hostess...More

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      Walked in for lunch. All the staff were friendly and attentive. Food was delicious. Hand sanitizer on the table. We all left happy and would definitely return.

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  •   We popped in here with a group of 8 and were seated right away at dinner time. The menu had food that appealed to all 8 of us. The staff acted as we had returned home from a long journey. The welcomed us and sat...More

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      We went to The Laurels twice for dinner, the food was very good as was the atmosphere. I recommend if you are looking for an Irish pub with good Irish food

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      We arrived at this very popular pub/restaurant having booked the previous week and had a moment of panic when our reservation could not be found. Thankfully they were able to accommodate us due to an earlier cancellation and we enjoyed a fabulous meal there. The...More

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  •   This a great pub to visit food great atmosphere brilliant were from Dublin staff very nice people food 10 out of 10 everything was great we would definitely recommend this bar to anyone who visits Killarney

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      Had an enjoyable evening here. Food was decent. Very big portions. We were there on a Saturday and it was very busy.

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      We stopped by here for lunch and the food was excellent. Went for the Shepherds Pie which was lovely. Good customer service and nice bar

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  •   I first visited The Laurels in 1990. It was my favorite place in Killarney then. I was thrilled they were still there 29 yrs later. Although the front was painted, once I walked inside, I was taken back to the greatness I remembered. I had...More

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      Terrible experience, went in on a Sunday night and was brought to the back of the pub as the front was full. The back was busy with about 12-15 tables at any time with only one waitress. She was ran off her feet and trying...More

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      My partner and I went and had a starter and main each. Portions are huge and the food was traditional and really tasty. Delicious traditional grub.

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  •   A nice place for a bite to eat while downtown. We had 3 bowls of seafood chowder (excellent - we voted this best chowder of our trip), roast chicken, lamb stew and 2 burgers for a total 92.15E before tip. All the food was excellent...More

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      Lovely food and well served seafood showder and Irish bacon & cabbage, just took a bit longer but it’s fine.

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      Came here on the off chance for a bite to eat when with the family, weren't disappointed whatsoever. Fell in love with the potato cake here (never had or heard of it before, but it was incredible!). All the staff were really friendly, the food...More

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  •   Had family meal there. Food was mouth watering. Loved everything. Staff were excellent. All covid regulations followed. Spacious and roomy. Definitely give it a call. Top class.

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      My wife and I had dinner here last night. The staff (while busy) were excellent and very attentive. There was no rushing us to get the table back, and the waiters were easy going, friendly and chatted about the changes from Covid etc. The Laurels...More

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      Found this little pub/restaurant whilst wandering about in the rain so thought we'd pop in as we liked the menu board outside. Staff welcomed us like we were locals and despite the bar being crowded they found us a table for two at the far...More

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  • The Laurels is fantastic fun and delicious food! Try the potato pancakes, seafood chowder, cabbage and bacon and delicious bread. Service is amazing and personal. The owner greeted us and was super friendly!! Go for the atmosphere and deliciousness.
  • Central location in Killarney town, this pub does exactly what it says on the tin , great Irish food served in a cosy old style Irish pub. Portions are large and the menu has a good selection. Definitely worth a visit if looking for good Irish pub food

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