Main St, Killarney, Co.Kerry, Ireland +353 (0)64 6631149

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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 went for dinner. The seafood chowder was delicious!!! Since we each had something different, I can speak only to the Laurels cheeseburger. Very yummy! My friend had salmon and the other had Monkfish. Everyone loved their meal and we all loved the Irish pub...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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      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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  •   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 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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      Terrible experience, went in on a Sunday night and was brought to the back of the pub as the front was full. The back was busy with about 12-15 tables at any time with only one waitress. She was ran off her feet and trying...More

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  •   Had an enjoyable evening here. Food was decent. Very big portions. We were there on a Saturday and it was very busy.

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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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      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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  •   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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      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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      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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  •   Came here for lunch, got soup and a sandwich, absolutely gorgeous, the sandwich was massive and made with butcher cut thick ham, the soup was also delicious, probably the best soup and sandwich I’ve gotten

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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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      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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  •   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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      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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      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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  •   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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      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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      Very busy restaurant We didn't have a reservation but it was very busy and we were accommodated Warm and welcoming Staff very nice and obliging Nice wine , food very very tasty Hearty Irish food with a good selection on the menu I recommend the...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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      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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      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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      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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      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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  •   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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      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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      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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  • 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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