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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  •   We were on holiday andd staying in our caravan. First time here. Decided on last night to go and eat out. We found The Laurels pub We thought we'd try there. The staff were wonderful, couldn't do enough for us. The food was absolutely delicious...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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      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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  •   We tried to book a table before our stay with no joy however after agonising over getting a table in every restaurant the kind lady at the door managed to accommodate us without a booking. Unfortunately we got a cold table down the end of...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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      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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  •   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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      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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      Great staff, great food, great location need I say more... advance booking recommended.... 5 stars..

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  •   We stopped in on the recommendation of a local snd we were not disappointed. I ordered potk loin with bread stuffing snd fresh vegetables and my husband ordered fish snd chips. Our friends ordered lsmb stew and shepherds pie. Everyone was delighted with their selection...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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      Our driver recommended and so glad we visited. Potato Cake appetizer, Bacon and Cabbage, and Fish & Chips were all delicious. Desserts were yummy too! Great service and an enjoyable dinner!

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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've eaten ... an made ... my share of Irish and Guinness stews over the years, so I have something of a working knowledge of the dish. That's why I'm asking this question: How can lamb that has been simmering for hours in a flavorful...More

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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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  •   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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      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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      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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  •   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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      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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      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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  •   We dined here during the slow outphasing of lockdown and were served by the lovely Agnes. She was so attentive and made sure everything was to a high standard. She was a great waitress and looked after us very well. Thank you Agnes!

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

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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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      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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  •   The left door is for the pub, the restaurant is on the right. We were seated quickly, when they simply moved a 'Reserved' sign! The place is comfortable and has nice atmosphere. I got an excellent potato pancake appetizer with chicken. Bacon and mushroom sauce....More

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      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!

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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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  • 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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