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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      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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  •   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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      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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      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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  •   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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      As a family of we enjoyed great service and delicious food. Steaks and braised lamb shanks, as well as desserts, were all delicious.

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      This a great pub to visit food great atmosphere brilliant were from Dublin staff very nice people food 10 out of 10 everything was great we would definitely recommend this bar to anyone who visits Killarney

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  •   Lovely food and well served seafood showder and Irish bacon & cabbage, just took a bit longer but it’s fine.

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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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      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 popped in here with a group of 8 and were seated right away at dinner time. The menu had food that appealed to all 8 of us. The staff acted as we had returned home from a long journey. The welcomed us and sat...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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      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 ate at the Laurels based on recommendations of several people. Sure enough, the food was outstanding! The steak was perfect! And the potato cakes were absolutely yummy... get them!

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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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      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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  •   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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      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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      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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  •   Had a fantastic dinner here. Although it was a very busy Friday night, we were seated and served very quickly. The fish and chips were gorgeous! Really cosy, great atmosphere and amazing food!

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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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      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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  •   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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      A nice place for a bite to eat while downtown. We had 3 bowls of seafood chowder (excellent - we voted this best chowder of our trip), roast chicken, lamb stew and 2 burgers for a total 92.15E before tip. All the food was excellent...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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  •   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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      Staff here were so helpful and friendly when we stopped in for lunch. There was a great big seating area out back with plenty of distance to surrounding tables and space for our baby to wander around. Chicken goujons and seafood chowder were delicious and...they were kind enough to scramble and egg for the baby! Great service! More

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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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  • 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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