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

BBQ Pizza
Chick Pea Curry

See what our visitors say about us

  • star rating  I visited The Laurels yesterday and sat at the bar. The seats were uncomfortable and hard on the back. The only way to be anyway comfortable was to sit sideways... read more

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    star rating  the laurels is a traditional nice Irish bar & restaurant located on the corner of main street killarney, and we visit every time we are in killarney. this experience was... read more

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    star rating  Great food and top class service. Had a fantastic meal here during the summer so couldn’t come back to Killarney without going here again and certainly wasn’t disappointed. Rid Eye... read more

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  • star rating  Was passing through Killarney and had occasion to adjourn to the Laurels Pub Main St. incredible food and service and thanks especially to Kate for her undivided attention

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    star rating  In for food and drinks on Thursday night and it was very nice! Staff were very welcoming and food was extremely tasty

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    star rating  Dinner on Thursday night. Potato Cake starter - the best meal I’ve had in so long - mushrooms and cream sauce were especially rich and delicious. Wish we got it... read more

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  • star rating  Visited a few times. Food is amazing and atmosphere is great. The best Irish coffee is made here. Will visit again for sure.

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    star rating  The service was decent, we went after a hike and they put us in the perfect spot to stash all our stuff without being cramped. It had good service and... read more

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    star rating  Myself and my husband popped in here for some lunch. It wasn’t particularly busy but it took about 30 mins to get our lunch which was just a toasted sandwich.... read more

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  • star rating  This was hands down the best dinner and the best service that we had our entire time in Ireland. Cieran was our waiter and he was attentive from the time... read more

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    star rating  We are frequent visitors to Killarney and have always eaten in The Laurels. Would always have booked in advance so we would not be disappointed. However this time we were... read more

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    star rating  I got the potato cakes and they were beautiful- when we walked in the waiter acknowledged us with a friendly face straight away even tho he was super busy and... read more

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  • star rating  Had a lovely dinner and amazing service by very kind, friendly and courteous Noeleen. We enjoyed everything we ordered and will certainly be back again. Noeleen's friendly service and attention... read more

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    star rating  It’s hard to manage a group of nearly 20, so expectations have to be tempered. We didn’t expect high class cuisine and certainly did not get it, but what we... read more

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    star rating  The Laurels is easily the best pub in Killarney and maybe even all of Ireland. I have never seen staff so eager to help and go out of their way... read more

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  • star rating  We stopped in for food and drinks and couldn't believe the selection of food to choose from. We got the goujons and chicken curry. Over a week ago and we're... read more

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    star rating  We ate here during a trip to Killarney. Our waitress was kind and helpful but unfortunately that wasn’t enough to save the food.
    It was edible but not enjoyable. We... read more

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    star rating  We went there for the lunch and we were seated in the front of the restaurant. We were looking forward to enjoy the garden terrace which is recently a new... read more

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  • star rating  The Laurels has been a firm family favourite on our many trips to Killarney over the years & a restaurant that we would book ahead every time to avoid disappointment!... read more

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    star rating  Visited with my husband and young daughter. Fish and chips were delicious, atmosphere was great, and they had a good kids menu. Frequented by locals and visitors this was a... read more

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    star rating  I am a local. Three of us had dinner in The Laurels. Exceptional. Could not fault the food. Very well priced. Brilliant staff and Kate the proprietor was working herself.... read more

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  • star rating  Staff was very accommodating for our party of 7 and service was very friendly. The food was delicious and had good portions- Shephard’s Pie and Chicken Vol-Au-Vent were showstoppers! It... read more

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    star rating  This is a big venue, small pub to the front and then a large room at the back for food. I wasn't a fan of the big room, loads of... read more

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    star rating  Laurel’s is a vibrant, very enjoyable dining experience, with very good food and atmosphere. Waitress Laurie was accommodating and very helpful!

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  • star rating  We were recommended this place by some local guys in the sports bar, it was phenomenal. All of our meals were 10/10, I had the Baked Hake it was the... read more

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    star rating  My wife and I visited the the pub on easter Monday for lunch.
    I ordered scampi in batter ,price €15 approx.
    I was very disappointed in the meal that was... read more

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    star rating  We had dinner here and I would highly recommend it for a family meal . The staff are really helpful and friendly. I had monkfish in red curry sauce and... read more

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  • star rating  There are some very good things about the Laurels Pub. It's very comforting and welcoming. The people are wonderful. They dispense stout with nitrogen, the way you're supposed to.
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    star rating  I was so looking forward to eating here but found the portions of food very small we were still hungry leaving unfortunately


    star rating  Lovely pub with great staff. Very welcoming and staff very chatty. Food was excellent we had steak and by far has to be the best steak we've had in a... read more


  • 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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