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Bramley, Abbeyleix, County Laois

Bramley

4.7
4.7
152 reviews
€31 to €50
Irish
Bramley is a neighbourhood restaurant nestled in the heritage town of Abbeyleix.
Husband & wife; Sam & Emily Moody have undertaken a careful and considered refurbishment of this historic space to create a relaxed-elegant dining room re-capturing the feel of the late Victorian/early Georgian building.
An updated kitchen will celebrate Irish food using the very best of Laois’ larder & exceptional Irish suppliers. The menu is simple, seasonal, exciting and diverse.
Everybody is welcome to dine at Bramley; a friendly, relaxed & knowledgeable team allow guests to enjoy an at-ease Lunch or Dinner experience.
Exceptional simplicity, Warm hospitality.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    087 946 6824
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Sam Moody

What 152 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Leinster

    Best Overall

  • Leinster

    Best Food

  • Leinster

    Best Service

  • Leinster

    Best Value

  • Leinster

    Good for business meals

  • Leinster

    Good for business meals

  • Leinster

    Innovative

  • Leinster

    Great for fine wines

  • Leinster

    Irish

152 Reviews
  1. DenisH

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience. Having travelled from Dublin especially to sample this restaurant, we were not disappointed. We had the tasting menu which most tables appeared to be having also. The flavours and presentation were excellent. Staff were friendly but not over fussy. The wine list was good and reasonable priced. And having Morrisseys across the road does no harm. We will be back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic meal and well priced fir the quality. The acoustics meant it was a little hard to hear staff but overall really positive experience

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  3. JennyD

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Service was excellent. The staff are amazing, smiling & approachable & make you feel relaxed. We were not expecting such delicious appetisers before being served our starter. Can't wait to return.

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  4. DanielC

    Limerick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service which is very reasonably priced given the quality. Pace of service is just right we had the taster menu of 7 courses which took nearly two hours so plenty of time to chat between courses and let the food go down. Nice wine menu too not too big and again nice wine at a reasonable price for a restaurant. For me an unexpected bonus was the music in the background (and very much the background it was in no way loud). Unless I am at home not often I hear the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Stranglers, Blue Oyster Cult, The Police and Dire Straits. We live just up the road it is fantastic to have such a nice place so close, we will certainly be back.

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  5. GermaineC

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Bramley serves the most wonderful food with great service. The ambience could be better but since the focus is on the food this can be excused. Tablecloths would be a good addition and perhaps would muffle some of the noise. Otherwise dining there is special and a memorable experience.

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  6. JaneM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a relatively new eatery in Abbeyleix which leans on its chef's 'fine dining' background. We went for lunch on a Saturday. The room is bright and cheerful, food presentation was excellent. We had smoked salmon (lovely) and mushrooms on sourdough (really lovely). Then we had chicken schnitzel, which OA declared to be very good, and sausage roll. This is where it fell apart a bit. This was densly packed, barely-seasoned, pork mince in pastry. Not sausage. No complaint was necessary and the eagle eyed server took it off the bill. The green salads were perfect. The tap water is unpleasant so we changed to bottled. Total cost 50 euros.

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  7. TIMC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bramleys is very nice place for a light lunch, which is what my wife and I wanted on a stop off on our way to Cork . The restaurant has been beautifully restored. Staff were friendly and helpful

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  8. IngridC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the supper menu. It was beautiful! So flavoursome and exactly the right quantity. The service was lovely. We were really comfortable and the staff were very friendly. We’ll be back again soon!

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  9. EmmaO

    Carlow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious. Do not think twice. Friendly and excellent waitress. Lovely ambience. The food is wonderful. The flavours are layered and balanced. We really enjoyed our evening. This place is special.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing, the nicest meal I have had in over 20 years, fab restaurant, relaxed environment and have booked to come back!

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  11. Vivienne

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    second time at Bramley for lunch and it didn't disappoint. Hoping to make it back for dinner soon.

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  12. LauraM

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious, even the bread + butter on its own would be worth going for!!!!

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  13. GlennS

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent, up there with the best dining experiences I've ever had . Really nice flavours .

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  14. MaryG

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    absolutely delicious food at such affordable price, served by a wonderful lady. Highly recommend we will be back excellent

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  15. johnn

    Laois

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service and very good food and bites, will try and get back

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  16. ElizabethH

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service & food. Amazing taste. Loved every minute!

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  17. ConorG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. Unfortunately it did not match the online menu. I was looking forward to lamb as per the advertised menu but it was not on the in house menu.

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  18. RachelB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience from the moment we arrived. The food was excellent, freshly prepared food with amazing flavours. The team have an excellent attention to detail. 10/10 would definitely recommend

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  19. AileenH

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, locally sourced and cooked to perfection. The ambience at the Bramley is wonderful. The team takes great pride in providing a quality service.

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  20. MaryK

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved the food and the decor and ambience. Very relaxed and friendly and professional.

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  21. KarenD

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience from start to finish. Great to have such high quality dining on our doorstep. Highly recommend.

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  22. ColmP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very nice, portions for main course were slightly cold due to a mix up between tables (can easily happen) and on the small side. Staff were fantastic and explained each course very well, a credit to the restaurant. Great choice of wines and cocktails. Would highly recommend Bramleys

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  23. ArleneF

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We left we very very happy tummies! We had lunch which was just delicious. Can’t wait to go back for a dinner sitting soon.

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  24. MollyF

    Laois

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful experience, the food was delicious, so flavoursome. Terrific use of locally sourced produce. We were proud to bring our friends from out of town to a Laois restaurant of this standard (definitely a first). Staff were utterly lovely, friendly, professional, good humoured, relaxed but efficient. They appeared to really enjoy their work. The chairs were very comfortable, plenty of table room. Lovely, lovely menu. Something for everyone. Desserts a bit pricey, but delicious. We all were in love with the mushroom soup. Lovely little touches. Felt very welcomed and that our custom was appreciated. Lovely touch that Sam came to say Hi to us too. It was lovely to be able to express our appreciation in person for a terrific night. We will most definitely be back. Well done to all involved, terrific work, all done exquisitely, while keeping the vibe relaxed. Loved it.

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  25. ClodaghC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience from start to finish. Our group reservation was for lunch and we travelled specifically to the area for Bramley. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by friendly and professional wait staff who knew what they were supposed to be doing and were doing it very well. The food choices were on point and the quality and presentation of the food was excellent. The wine choices and drink choices complimented the food style very well and we felt in no way rushed or under pressure. It was excellent value for money and we really appreciated the attention to detail in the decor. Look forward to our next visit.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely Christmas lunch here. Staff were friendly and attentive, food of a high standard for a reasonable price. Recommended

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  27. AoifeH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service, scallops were delicious!!

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  28. HelenK

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bramley's was a lovely night out, food was superb. Ambience and service were excellent and efficient. Tables a little too close .

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  29. DebbieR

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing, definitely will be back. We really enjoyed our evening

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  30. ThomasD

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit ,and certainly not our last ,the food was fabulous,the service was quick and friendly,only one small issue I thought the tables were a bit close for a private conversation but I won’t hold that against them ,very positive experience

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  31. Mags

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, lovely relaxed atmosphere, beautiful room. Will definitely be going back.

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  32. MaryK

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything abou it. The food, the decor and the service.

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  33. LiamR

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and ambience were all superb. It was a delight to dine in Bramley.

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  34. NatalieN

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful last night of our holiday to Ireland, eating here. Our Airbnb host recommended it and we were not disappointed. Food was excellent, only surpassed by the wonderful staff member who attended to us. We are sorry we didn’t get her name but her service was the perfect mix of competence and genuine warmth and engagement with us. Wish we could offer more than 5 stars!

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  35. CarolineM

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed overall. Food was average at best and cocktails were not good at all. Cocktails very expensive for them, poor taste, poor presentation.

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  36. MichelleG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of 4 had a great night in Bramleys recently. This was our second visit and we decided to go for the tasting menu. There was no issue at all when 2 of our party asked to swap one of the dishes for something on the A La Carte menu. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and look forward to our return visit.

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  37. AnneD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a delicious lunch, service was perfect and the attention to detail is excellent even down to the art work on the menu. Will be back

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  38. AudreyK

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dining experience. Amazing value for such exquisite meal. The little touches made it so special. The amuse bouche, the divine bread and butter, the little cup of soup. Can't wait to make a return visit.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly beautiful restaurant in a lovely vibrant location. Old world setting with luxurious decor and fixtures. Outstanding food, exciting menu with delightful food choices, served by engaging, interested staff who were very attentive. Overall a fantastic experience and I look forward to returning. My only question to the owners is why the table layout is not more private? We were too close to the tables on either side, but I believe this is an easy issue to resolve. Continues success.

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  40. BillS

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely holiday luncheon with friends. Definitely worth the hour drive!

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FAQs

Bramley is rated 4.7 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Bramley

10 Main St, Knocknamoe, Abbeyleix, County Laois R32 D8C0

Additional information

  • Area
    Abbeyleix
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Executive Chef
    Sam Moody
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan
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