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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Just some of the fabulous food dishes we offer

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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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      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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      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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  •   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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      Big space, big tables and lovely atmosphere. Good service, in the middle of the town,well know place and good timetable.

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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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  •   The food was delicious and there’s great selection of beers, wine and mixed drinks. Good selection of fish and Irish meat dishes.

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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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      This lovely pub was recommended to us by a local. We just ordered appetizers and they were delicious.

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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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      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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      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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  •   Went here with my husband and 4 year old. While waiting staff were friendly and quick the kitchen service was extremely slow. Starters were OK..nothing to write home about. Main course of monkfish red curry was raw fish in a pale yellow watery sauce..absolutely vile....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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  •   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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      Great pub, definitely our favourite in Kikarney. Its got the most welcoming and vibrant atmosphere and you've got a fair chance of catching some great traditional music! Excellent Guinness too. Gets crowded in the evenings so if it's a quiet oint yiure after, well maybe...More

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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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  •   Went with our family of 4, it was crowded but lucked out and got seated immediately. Lively atmosphere, staff was friendly, and the food was delicious! Potato cake sampler was great!

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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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      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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  •   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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      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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      We visited this pub/ restaurant on our recent visit to killarney. Lovely pub with great food. The staff were first class. We will be back.

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  •   Food excellent and very friendly staff. In the middle of town and easy. The Chowder was vey good along with the Lamb Stew.

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

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  •   Walked in for lunch. All the staff were friendly and attentive. Food was delicious. Hand sanitizer on the table. We all left happy and would definitely return.

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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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  • 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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