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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  •   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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      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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      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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  •   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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      Came to the Laurels without previous knowledge of the place and was pleasantly surprised by both the food and service. The staff were attentive and the food was delicious. We had the monkfish curry and the half roast duck for mains and couldn’t praise them...More

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      Dined in the laurels a couple of weeks ago, was completely shocked at the prices, €18.95 for a pizza! I live in Dublin where I dine out a lot and never have a seen a pizza for more than €15. I wouldnt mind if it...More

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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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      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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      We strolled in to Killarney on the off chance we would get a table for dinner. The staff here were so accommodating and offered us a cancellation table which we were delighted with. The food was excellent and the servers even better, they were so...attentive and never left us the whole night. I would really recommend to anyone in Killarney. For Guinness drinkers it's a must, the quality is as good as I've had anywhere in Ireland. More

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  •   Dinner for 2, food was so tasty. Lovely ambience and customer service was excellent, Highly recommend

    thumb Mary D

      This place is extremely organised and well run! It was a lovely meal and had a great feel to the place. One of our favourite nights out! Booked in again!

    thumb Lynn M

      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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  •   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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      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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      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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  •   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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      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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      Had the baked Hake and my buddy had the surf and turf. He enjoyed his meal and I really liked mine. Very good service.

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  •   Tasteless, either frozen , vacuum packed,or preprepared food. Lovely staff though. Do not bother, there is much more and much better!

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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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      Strolled in here on Sunday evening and so glad we did. Staff were brilliant. Food was fabulous. The back is done up really well plenty of space. We booked in again for Monday and had the same experience. Will defiantly return when back in Killarney.

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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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      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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  •   every time we get a chance, we visit the Laurels. Whether it's for a relaxing drink or a meal, the experience is always superb!! Great food, good drink and excellent service is what we've come to expect from the Laurels!!

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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

    thumb James B

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

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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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      As we were told at the hotel this was the place to go and were they right. Very friendly and service was quick and Delicious.

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      I have ordered simple vegetable stir fry and it was amazing, felt like it was straight from the garden. Visiting Killarney every year and this is best restaurant I have been in so far.

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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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