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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  •   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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      I was traveling with my family and during the three days we were in Killarney, we visited this pub twice. Great food and a great bar!

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      Off topic don't rent a Range Rover if you plan park in quaint towns... Leaving Dublin I rented a big ole Range Rover for driving around Ireland to golf, drink, eat, sightsee and resort hopping... and a great time was had. I was on my...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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      We stopped here for a meal on our first night and the food was very good. I had lamb shank and my husband had the fish n chips our son chose pizza and chips. I will say though I think it’s overpriced. The drinks as...More

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      Perfect service with a smile and a decent joke. Went there 3 times in one week! Food was also excellent, loved the seafood chowder, fish and chips. No one had a bad meal. Highly recommend.

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  •   We were a group of five people and decided to share and taste five different dishes: Lamb Stew, potato cakes, bacon and cabbage, lamb shank and fish platter. Our favourite was the lamb shank, just delicious. The fish platter was not what we expected according...More

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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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      First night out for food with friends. We were seated in the back back which has been opened up and decorated beautifully. They have a super set up for social distancing. All the staff wore visors and excellent hygenie practices were in place (extensively cleaning...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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      Great meal very tasty,price seems normal for the area.Staff were very pleasant and there was a good atmosphere overall .Will definitely be returning!

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      Loved this place. Went two nights in a row. The fried Brie was delicious. Still thinking about it a week later. And the fish 'n chips were amazing. Bartender was fabulous as was wait staff. Fabulous experience.

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  •   We started with a cup of butternut squash soup (me) and a bowl of seafood chowder (hubs), both we delicious. He has the fish entree and I had the toasty for our mains and each had a perfectly poured Guinness. The staff was warm and...More

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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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      Pizza was beautiful and the cocktails where perfect. Service was also quick and always available. Central to everything

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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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      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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      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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  •   Had a delicious dinner here . Highly recommend the mussels with citrus creamy sauce . Burgers were good and so was pizza . However prices are high . You can’t prebook the bar for food but they’re very helpful with getting you seats . I...More

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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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  •   Attended The Laurels on Saturday night. We had booked two weeks in advance for our group. Restaurant spotless and great atmosphere. What set it apart is the service, second to none and the quality of food, delicious. Everyone we met standout but a special thanks...More

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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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      Aine our waitress was so so lovely. So accommodative at all times and helpful throughout the night. She’s the best. Go Aine!

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  •   We rang ahead as Killarney was busy, we were told they were not taking bookings, only walk-ins, when we got to the front door we Asked if a table for 2 was available and were asked if we had a booking.. Which we obviously didn’t...More

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      Came here for lunch, got soup and a sandwich, absolutely gorgeous, the sandwich was massive and made with butcher cut thick ham, the soup was also delicious, probably the best soup and sandwich I’ve gotten

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      A lovely pub for a meal. The staff are wonderfully friendly and the food is very tasty! It is located in a great spot in town and easy to access.

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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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      I ate here Friday Night and it was the most pleasant and enjoyable experience that we have had in a very long time. The staff were Fantastic to deal with, super helpful and nothing was too much bother. Our food arrived and it looked out...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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  • 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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