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The Clink, Carlow, Leinster

The Clink

4.5
4.5
107 reviews
€30 and under
European
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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    European
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (059) 918 2418
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 107 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Leinster

    Best Value

  • Leinster

    Great for brunch

  • Leinster

    Healthy

  • Leinster

    Romantic

  • Leinster

    Good for special occasions

107 Reviews
  1. SuzanneB

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So enjoyed our meals here last Saturday and value for money was the break especially my husbands lamb steak ☺️

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  2. Me24

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was absolutely lovely and the food was delicious

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  3. ChristineK

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely meal for my partners birthday on valentine day, two birthday balloons were on the table and there was a complimentary slice of cake and ice cream at the end. The staff were very friendly and accommodating.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food. I highly recommend for any occasion

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  5. RebeccaN

    Wicklow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant. Second time there recently and it did not disappoint!! The food was just beautiful will definitely be back very soon! Staff exceptional too.

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  6. SarahB

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, relaxed lunch, with great food & service. Love this spot for any occasion!

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  7. GregK

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Staff looked like they were enjoying their work and made the experience even better and the food was on point.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff where very helpful and were understanding about one of the parts request of having a start as a main

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. It was for my friends birthday and when we went in they had balloons on the table for us which was a lovely gesture. Food was delicious and very reasonable. Then the waitress arrived out with a dessert and candle. The little gestures were such a treat. Highly recommend!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Chips were good Garlic Prawns had no Flavor. I got t.bone steak The quality of the beef was not good steak was just hard and Chewy.

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  11. Gill

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    When we arrived they said they were fully booked and but us the the bar at a small drinks table which was unsuitable, very rude would never go back

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  12. AnnetteG

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful eatery, we loved it! Spot lighting, spacious seating, fab food and great staff who were super friendly and competent (a rarity these days). Wish I lived closer, to be able to go back often.

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  13. Rachel

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    went for my birthday with 14 people, had the food so quick, all the staff were so nice and they even brought me out a free dessert with happy birthday written on it, and embarrassed the life out of me singing happy birthday!!

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  14. JimD

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the meal and the setting ' staff were excellent, I did put down on the booking that it was a Birthday meal (wasn't acknowledged by staff) The only negative thing about the food was the desert, I got cheese cake and it was poor ' The rest of the food was excellent

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  15. ScottR

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Clink hotel restaurant has a very welcoming ambience. As you enter you are greeted with smiling very professional staff. You are made to feel at home and nothing is too much bother for them. The menu for lunch/brunch is good and varied. The food ordered arrived promptly and was very tasty. The fireplace burning is lovely but the staff are the stars , friendly, efficient and manage to make you feel as if you were part of a family..

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  16. FrancisR

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Been a few times ... Good food in a nice setting....

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  17. ZoeK

    Carlow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service! Excellent value. Will be back

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  18. MichaelD

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing service was great the staff couldn’t have done enough for us I would definitely go there again

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  19. DeeP

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly recommend. Fab food, great choice, excellent service.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable meal with my partner for his birthday, all staff are very nice and professional. Food is always great. They brought a complimentary dessert for the birthday boy 🎂

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  21. LeannO

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing services, friendly and chatty staff and amazing food.

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  22. AineL

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Lovely touch with the candles and balloons for my sister on her birthday

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  23. Paul

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow - what a fantastic experience. The food was fresh, piping hot and bursting with flavour. The deserts were delicious and had wonderful deconstructed elements. The staff were friendly, helpful and super attentive. The birthday song and writing on the desert plate was a lovely surprise and very thoughtful of the staff. Finally we absolutely loved the eclectic music playlist in the background, some of our favourite tunes playing. All in all, an amazing first visit ! We'll be back ! Thanks, Paul

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  24. JanineD

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service yet again. Would highly recommend.

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  25. Rory

    Cancun

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Basic menu. The food wasn’t bad but it wasn’t delicious. There was about nine birthdays on and the Happy Birthday song was played very loud for 5s a number of times

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  26. TomD

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff and good food. Nice touch with bringing desert to celebrate a birthday.

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  27. Paull

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    lovely place to eat and staff are friendly,the food is tasty and decent portions. highly recommended.

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  28. DerekG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal & evening while we were there. The young waitress was really pleasant, friendly & helpful. Will be back again. Derek & Julie

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  29. Veronica

    Carlow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was honestly outstanding, one of the best restaurants I've been to! will definitely be coming back.

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  30. MarkC

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very generous helpings, lovely food. Extensive menu and lovely, friendly service. Most pleased with our evening at The Clink!

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  31. Shauna

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful always happy with the food here. Would defo recommend it to friends and family's.

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  32. NualaF

    Leinster

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant, friendly and helpful service. Good variety of dishes and good value.

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  33. Julesg

    Leinster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very rushed this time. After 1 hour we were asked to free up the table for next booking. That wasn’t a pleasant experience. Also it was very busy and the music was blaring down initially until we asked staff to turn it down. When clearing the tables, the waitress spilled half the food down our clothes without even so much as an I am sorry. Food was great though.

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  34. EithneM

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Clink is a lovely lively restaurant with a great selection of dishes. The staff were very nice and attentive and no long waiting between courses. Very happy with the experience!

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  35. AnnetteF

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed a lovely family breakfast. Food was excellent and served fresh. Service also excellent. We were sitting under a Speaker which had some loud Music playing. However when we mentioned this to the waitress she immediately reduced the volume.

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  36. TrevA

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love the food but particularly think the staff are great and they make us want to return. The music wasn't to my taste and definitely not putting anyone in a christmas mood when we got there which it thought a shame on christmas eve but was rectified without asking and the meal ended up perfect. As always the staff were excellent friendly and added to the experience.

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  37. CarolB

    Kilkenny

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food very very overpriced & not of the standard to reflect price . Wine was bitter & at €9 glass way overpriced. Cheapest bottle wine €32 crazy price . Food was more pub lunch ,not evening dining! Service was very good /attentive/polite . Overall very disappointing food and music was very loud .

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  38. Rachel

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the best food in carlow town. lovely place for a small birthday party.

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  39. PatriciaD

    Leinster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It is a nice venue sometimes the music is too loud and it is difficult for diners to have a conversation In general the food wasn’t bad but the service could have been better I have had good experiences there before so I don’t want to seem too negative

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  40. ElizabethJ

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous restaurant. Great food and lovely staff. Highly recommend

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Clink is rated 4.5 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Clink

38-39 Dublin St Graigue, Carlow, Leinster 93 D7X9

Additional information

  • Area
    Carlow Town
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Indoor Fireplace
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