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

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Ultimate dining experience like no other
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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  •   Popped in for a sneaky pint with the himself. Got the creamiest pint of Guinness.. lovely way to spend the afternoon nice atmosphere and staff very pleasant

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      Keep being drawn back to this real gem.With plenty of room in the back now there is no problem with distancing,very central in the middle of town.

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      The atmosphere and service here were absolutely great. There were a fair amount of locals in here when we visited; It's nice to get away from the other tourists. We didn't have any food, but everything we saw come out looked delicious. We probably ordered...More

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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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      We really enjoyed this restaurant. I had the appetizer mussels, and they were delicious. And there were plenty for my meal along with a salad and, of course, brown bread.

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      With all the Lockdown that we had myself and 2 good friends who had not seen each other in a long while were tired of putting off meeting up. We finally made the push to meet up for a bite to eat and a long...More

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  •   They have Fabulous staff. So friendly and chatty. So accommodating when we got delayed to fit us in. Atmosphere lovely. Menu tasty. Will be back for sure.

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      Very busy restaurant We didn't have a reservation but it was very busy and we were accommodated Warm and welcoming Staff very nice and obliging Nice wine , food very very tasty Hearty Irish food with a good selection on the menu I recommend the...More

    thumb Caroline G

      Great pub, definitely our favourite in Kikarney. Its got the most welcoming and vibrant atmosphere and you've got a fair chance of catching some great traditional music! Excellent Guinness too. Gets crowded in the evenings so if it's a quiet oint yiure after, well maybe...More

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  •   Called in for lunch with some friends. The place was packed, but they rearranged tables so we could eat together. Good choice on menu and everyone enjoyed what they had. The staff were friendly and really helpful. Would recommend this place for lunch.

    thumb Merlsdad

      This place is so lovely, food is very tasty and presented beautifully and the staff are a credit to the place, very friendly very efficient and very obliging. We got in late enough for food but was no problem. We were seated and we said...More

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      Very impressive food, great choices for both food and drink. Would recommend the fish & chips, the potato cakes is also delicious. Staff are very good at what they do & very friendly!

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  •   Brilliant food and staff thry stopped serving at 915 we walked in a t 9pm no problems.... Great music next door also so it's a 1 stop shop

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      We were a little put off by the waitress who did not want us taking up spots side by side at the table. Funny thing was, two other couples were already seated that way. She wanted us opposite! Oh well, the fish and chips were...More

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      Some of the worst food I’ve ever eaten in all my years in Ireland. We ordered wings that had no doubt been sitting out for days on end, garlic bread that was ice cold. Not to mention the lack of hospitality from the servers. There’s...More

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  •   After a long day of driving the Ring of Kerry, we came here for a late dinner. We made reservations but did end up having to wait an extra 20 minutes. However, they sent us to the bar and came and got us when we...More

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      Great food could not fault anything,great staff always there for a drink when we finished great atmosphere in the midst of covid spotless will be back ❤

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      I have often been in Laurels while visiting Killarney over the years. The atmosphere is one that is relaxed with a good traditional vibe. The staff are always very nice and good at there job.. The food is good . I would highly recommend this...More

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  •   Our taxi driver recommended this place. The food was great and the service was excellent. The wine was also very good, My husband liked the beer selection as well.

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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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      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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  •   A magic pub on Main St, Killarney, Co. Kerry there are two entrances as you face the pub, the right hand gives access to the bar, the left to a dining area. The staff are warm, welcoming and friendy. The food menu is extensive, as...More

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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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      Great staff, great food, great location need I say more... advance booking recommended.... 5 stars..

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  •   Our hotel Cahernane recommended this restaurant. The staff fit us in when it was so very busy and raining heavily outside. They were very caring towards my elderly mother. The food was delicious. The portion sizes are huge. We didnt get to try a desert....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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      Wow what a find .while walking through Killarney we went to the Laurels, we didn’t book we just walk in . We were presently surprised how big it was .. services amazing, food was class , Lamb shank was falling apart, I had chicken Fajitas...More

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  •   The food was delicious and there’s great selection of beers, wine and mixed drinks. Good selection of fish and Irish meat dishes.

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      Booked the Laurels the week before we came to Killarney, when we arrived there was no social distancing in the queue and no seperation of those who booked and didnt book, when we finally got in the door the woman at the front asked for...More

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      A perfect Irish pub for a late dinner! We didn’t want to eat at our hotel, so our concierge recommended The Laurels. My lamb stew was the best I’ve had in Ireland so far - not gamey at all. And mister’s bacon and cabbage was...More

    thumb Martrese B

  • 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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