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VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & GB Shaw Theatre | Old Dublin Road, Carlow, Ireland
+353 59 917 9245
10:30 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Dublin, Ireland
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went back here last Sunday after a positive experience and we got a table without a booking ... but when we advised that we had a vegetarian we ended up having one option which was a stuffed mushroom with goatscheese and they could not or we not willing to have a variation as the stuffing was prepared earlier ..... More 

Thank Eddie R
laois ireland
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returned this year after last year was so good but oh what a disappointment. No starters, most of the specials were no longer available. We had a booking so they were expecting us! Ended up having chicken goujons!!! They also ran out of beer and it was Christmas week!!! Would not return next year after such a poor display.

Thank helenlaois
Carlow, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a pre-Christmas meal here during Christmas week. We were a party of 9 persons, including children. The quality of the food and the service made it very special for us. No request or query was made to seem like a chore by the wonderful staff. From booking to dessert it was a great celebratory occasion for us -... More 

Thank Michael A
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been twice in this restaurant, once I classed it under mediocre the other time slightly above. The menu has interesting items, the wine list is on the average side, let's just say you will leave the place thinking yes it was nice but...not nice enough for the price. Maybe that's what put me off...

Thank Ela D
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food & wine. Quiet when we were there but will definitely go back. Nice setting too. I hear Brunch is great also.

Thank Steve R
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Lennons @Visual with family for lunch. Perfect balance of casual and buzzy atmosphere. Food excellent and service also top notch.

Thank Rob G
Carlow, Ireland
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

this restaurant is in the visual arts theatre and the food is outstanding the staff are great and go out of there way to help you plus if your thinking about going to the theatre to watch a show book a meal after it and have a nice bottle of wine you will love it nothink like it

Thank Nigel K
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant never fails to deliver, consistently excellent. Staff very friendly and very efficient! Whether you go for a hot dinner or a salad or sandwich, its all prepared to a high quality!

Thank Joanne O
Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

For Lunch or Dinner Lennons is always a Winner. Great food served by great staff in a great location.

Thank danoconnor99
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I eat here quite regularly when meeting friends for lunch . I find it consistently good. Food is always of a high quality and staff are friendly and attentive.

Thank BronaCarlow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
10:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
10:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & GB Shaw Theatre | Old Dublin Road, Carlow, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Carlow  >  Carlow
  • Phone Number: +353 59 917 9245
00353 59 9179245
opening hours mon - sat 10.30 - 5pm lunch 12--3pm
thurs.fri sat 6---9.30 last orders
sunday brunch 12--4pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?