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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  •   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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      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

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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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  •   Real authentic Irish pub with a great atmosphere and staff. We had Lamb Shank and a Steak absolutely perfect with great sides. Guinness was creamy and cold. The owner is a lovely lady with a great business and it is easy to see why.

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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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      We had an Early dinner here on a Saturday night. We arrived around 7pm and was able to score a table by the window which was nice. We were greeted with a basket of brown and white bread which was delicious and our drink orders...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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      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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      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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  •   Visited recently with my wife for a Saturday lunch. Was quite bust but the very friendly waitress found us a table after a few minutes waiting at the bar. Had a most delicious lunch and would recommend the seafood chowder and a door-stop sandwich.

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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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      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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  •   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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      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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      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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  •   When we were looking for a place to eat this one was really busy, but we were able to score a table for two. The service was fast and friendly and the fare was extensive and varied. Our meals came out presented really nicely and...More

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      I went in to ask for a table. The staff member responded with a gesture indicating 'no' rather than even coming over to assist me or speak with me in person. I felt this establishment was inhospitable.

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      Good food and service. Friendly staff. Was a bit anxious about the restaurant having accepted a large group of perhaps 15 girls who were clearly breaching Covid guidelines by congregating together. That said, an enjoyable experience.

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  •   Popped in for a quick lunch. Food and drink came quickly and was good. Waitress and Bartender very friendly good place to stop for a pint Added bonus several of the Rose’s from the Rose of Tralee were there for lunch. Good luck to them...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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      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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  •   Stopped in for lunch with another couple. Nice atmosphere and good service. My curry was rather bland. Others were satisfied with their food. Not a bad spot for a quick lunch.

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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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      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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  •   I went for the surf and turf must say it was the nicest feed I had in a long time staff very friendly as well

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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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      We loved our lunch at The Laurels! We were a hungry bunch, having just driven down from Dublin and the food was delicious. I would suggest the shepard's pie, which was very tasty and the fish cakes looked wonderful too. The staff were friendly and...More

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  •   Tried to get a table in the main restaurant, but fully booked. So ate in the bar area. Excellent food and service. It was a really busy evening, but the staff took great care of us, food was served hot and promptly. Varied menu.

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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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      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 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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