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Somewhere to Dine in Carlow


Belmont Restaurant
The Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road, Carlow
Tel: 059-9142002
Award winning restaurant, which serves the finest foods and wines from around the world. Special dietary requirements catered for.

Brook's Bistro
Ostán Dinn Ri, Hadden's Carpark, Carlow
Tel: 059-9133111
Brook's Bistro offers an international à la carte menu served in a modern, lively atmosphere available from 6.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. 7 nights a week.

Carlovian Restaurant
Tullow Street, Carlow
Tel: 059-9130911
Connoisseurs of fine food can enjoy a new experience in eating out in this restaurant, with its unique setting, charm and excellent European and Irish cuisine. À la carte menu Friday and Saturday night. Groups at other times by prior arrangement.

Italian Connection,
Kennedy Avenue, Carlow
Tel: 059-9140942

Central location enjoying beautiful views of the River Burrin. Warm and friendly atmosphere coupled with superb food and value for money.

Jasmine Restaurant
1st Floor, Hegarty's Supermarket, Tullow Road, Carlow
Tel: 059-9139222
In elegant and comfortable surrounds, customers can enjoy the exquisite surrounds of the Jasmine Restaurant coupled with the wonderful aromas of a delicious Chinese menu. The appetising menu is rich and varied with a delightful array of tantalising choices designed to suit all palates.

The John Tyndall Restaurant
Tullow Street, Carlow
Tel: 059-9141112
Renowned for fine food specialising in steaks and seafood. Bar food and à la carte menu available 7 days per week. Member of the Feile Bia quality assurance scheme.

The Jury Room Restaurant
McHugh's Courthouse Hotel
Dublin Street, Carlow
Tel: 059-9133243
The Jury Room Restaurant has an attractive à la carte menu to choose from or for larger parties we have specially designed set menus to suit your needs and price range. There is also an extensive wine list on offer to compliment your meals. Booking is advisable.

Lemongrass Restaurant
Hanover Square, Carlow
Tel: 059-9139392
Busy, stylish & fun restaurant with serious attitude to real food cooked in an imaginative way, with emphasis on quality and value. Featuring a whole range of Asian cuisine - Japanese, Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian etc.

The Liberty Tree Restaurant
Talbot Carlow, Portlaoise Road, Carlow Tourism
Tel: 059-9153000

Fourth floor restaurant with stunning views of the Carlow countryside. Enjoy mouth-watering menus featuring a mix of Asian and European influences. Prepared with the finest regional ingredients, our Executive Head Chef creates superbly fresh, beautifully presented, sensational culinary delights. The restaurant boasts fine wines from around the world and a full bar service to perfectly complement your meal.

The Lotus Chinese Restaurant
Kennedy Avenue, Carlow
Tel: 059-9131986
Located in the heart of Carlow town for the past fifteen years the Lotus Chinese Restaurant has developed a fine reputation for exquisite food, good service and fine wine. The menu offers a range of Cantonese and Special Chinese dishes.

T.D. Molloy's
The Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow
Tel: 059-9131308
An established restaurant offering an extensive table d'hote and a la carte menu. Quality fresh local produce and traditional cooking assured.

The Weeping Thaiger
Mill Lane, Castle Hill, Carlow
Tel: 059-9137000
Delicious and exotic Thai Cuisine from one of Ireland's leading Thai Restaurants, prepared by highly skilled Thai Chefs using only the freshest ingredients available. A subtle blend of flavours are mixed to produce a distinctive and delightful taste. The Weeping Thaiger Restaurant invites you to relax and unwind over a glass of wine and exotic food.


Country Kitchen Restaurant
Haddens Centre, Carlow
Tel: 059-9140613
The menu offers a wide range of food from an extensive salad bar including home cooked meats, scones and sandwiches. Breakfast and lunch served.

Brooks Café
Haddens Carpark, Carlow
Tel: 059-9133111
A continental café, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. serving the highest quality speciality teas, coffees, pannini breads, sandwiches, scones and pastries. By night it transforms into the ultra stylish Brooks Bistro.

Café Le Monde
Carlow Shopping Centre, Carlow
Tel: 059-9130808
Uniquely situated in the Governer's building of Carlow Gaol which itself is part of Carlow Shopping centre. Café Le Monde is open daily from 08.30 a.m. providing breakfast, lunch, sandwich bar, homemade confectionary, afternoon snacks and the finest teas and speciality coffees.

McDonalds Fast Food Restaurant
Kennedy Avenue, Carlow
Tel: 059-9135460

Open 08.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. for breakfast. Main menu 10.30 a.m. - 11.00 p.m. 7 days per week. Try our changing tastes menu.

Dining by Stages


Stage 1 -- From Ballyshannon to Carlow


Stage 2 -- From Carlow to Athy


Stage 3 -- From Athy to Kildare


Stage 4 -- Kildare to The Heath


Stage 5 -- From The Heath to Athy

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