The Brown Bear restaurant

Two Mile House, Naas

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23 reviews
4 stars - based on 23 reviews

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OPENING HOURS

Monclosed
Tueclosed
Wed6:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat6:00pm - 9:30pm
Sun12:00pm - 4:00pm

CAPACITY
0 people

CUISINES
French, Irish

FACILITIES

Wine Only Seafood available

The Brown Bear reviews

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The Brown Bear

sammidublin
Kildare
29 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:65%

Reviewed 03rd August 2017 (visited 2 August 2017 )

Simply sperb. Vegan starter thrown together by the chef in a few minutes, sophisticated and tasty. Nice mains. Super dessert. Staff are top notch and helpful. One of the best places I ever had a meal in.

The Brown Bear

goldenpeter
Wicklow
28 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 18th June 2015 (visited 7 June 2015 )

After hearing it had won at the Irish Restaurant Awards, we decided to try The Brown Bear restaurant for Sunday brunch. We were offered a basket of homemade breads to start – warm and fresh out of the oven, which I always love! I then had the starter of fish cake, samphire and yuzu which was very tasty although the portion was quite small. My wife had the scallops which looked equally delicious, though again a small portion. For mains I had the pork belly which was so rich and filling I could barely finish it, while my wife had the lamb shoulder which looked equally filling. For dessert we shared a lemon posset which was quite rich and sweet and rounded off a great meal. Service was also good and it was great to talk to Jean, the owner!

The Brown Bear

Wasek
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 03rd May 2015 (visited 3 May 2015 )

Excellent service, friendly staff, we will be returning.

The Brown Bear

graciemay81
Kildare
33 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 16th February 2015 (visited 14 February 2015 )

Nice reclusive restaurant with relaxed atmosphere. We found the food to be over priced and gave very limited vegetarian options. We found the menu as a whole limiting and small. What we had was tasty but overpriced. Honestly, we wouldn't return

The Brown Bear

clarabell
Dublin
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 29th October 2014 (visited 26 October 2014 )

Very Disappointed with this restaurant , It got a big write up in the Irish times and I thought , great this place will be lovely. I got scallops for starters which was one scallop cut into 3 . Ordered Roast beef and got 1 slice of beef and a tiny bit of vegetables. Bill came to €250 for 5 adults and 2 children. + I left a €20 tip which I felt I shouldnt have but still did out of politeness. Dont expect a decent kids menu. Charged full price for my 12 year old who got a roast beef dinner, same size as us, I felt it was not good value for money , staff seemed very rushed could be more friendy and took time in dealing with customers. Didnt seem to have my reservation in their book and had to wait 25 minutes for our table They Left two bottles of wine on the table which we poured ourselves!! Food was nice but Portion sizes need to be increased if you want people to come back. To be honest I dont think I would bother going back.

The Brown Bear

vido
Laois
18 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:75%

Reviewed 16th April 2014 (visited 30 March 2014 )

Food was just sublime. 6 of us had late dinner on Sunday and the place was busy but service was attentive and friendly. Starters were ready within 10 minutes and quickly followed by main courses. Sides were a tad expensive and required as servings were on little on the small side. Quality was good however I hasten to add. Childrens menu had little really in the way of wholesome choices, just the usual fast food type. Overall adult menu and wine menu was more than adequate. Taste , flavours and service brilliant. Value for money just a tad low given portions were a bit on the small side. Will definitely go back though. Well done and thank you to the waiting staff.

The Brown Bear

Sulbag1977
Kildare
9 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 22nd October 2013 (visited 1 October 2013 )

Outstanding. The beetroot cured Salmon starter is the best starter I have ever had. Top notch cooking. Colcannon also amazing. Only complaint is that the portions are almost too generous. Could barely walk out of the place! Great value for money.

The Brown Bear

DarkSideOfTheMoon
Kildare
25 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 04th July 2012 (visited 27 June 2012 )

We went here for my birthday celebratory dinner, and TBH, it's the best restaurant for miles around. I had mussels for starters & duck for mains. OH skipped starters but had the hake for mains. Our little one had fish and chips. EVERYTHING was cooked to perfection, and we all had colcannon with our mains - quite simply the best colcannon I have ever tasted. We ordered desserts, and I had a coffee. The desserts took ages, and I was nearly going to leave, but then they served us with my dessert plate dressed upin celebration of my birthday - that's why it took a while. Beautifully presented plate of dessert, and personal message on the plate for me. Really touched by this. Our 2nd time being here in 4 months, and the menu completely changed since the last time. This has to be Kildare's best kept secret &b we cannot praise this restaurant highly enough. We will most certainly be back,

The Brown Bear

gilldiff
Kildare
10 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 08th February 2012 (visited 21 January 2012 )

If you live in Kildare and have not been to Brown Bear you should book it now. I cannot find fault with this restaurant. Possibly one of the tastiest meals I've had in some time. A wonderful menu to choose from resulted in wood pidgeon for starters and venison for mains with creme brulee for dessert- everything was exceptional. Service was prompt, attentive without overcrowding and a delightfully warm atmosphere on a chilly January evening. We pushed the boat out a bit, 4 courses for 2 people with wine came to EUR120, well, well worth it- we will be back.

The Brown Bear

HungryRebel

12 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 07th November 2011 (visited 5 November 2011 )

This is a little gem of a place tucked away off the beaten track but its worth the effort of making the trip. Went there with a party of 10 on a Saturday night. The decor is classical & unfussy in both the bar & restaurant. The menu had a decent choice to suit most tastes and the food itself was well presented & executed and most importantly, very tastey. My Crispy Crubeen & Creamed Barley starter priced at only €5 was the highlight for me (I also had the venison for main) and whilst the very thought of pig's feet would put a lot of people off, the meat is off the bone and melted in the mouth. It's a dish that is enough to convert even the most squeamish of eaters if given the chance. Our bill came to approx €42 per head and this included service, 3 courses for most of the table, a few sides and teas/coffees and 1 bottle of wine. Service was polite & efficient and overall The Brown Bear was a very pleasant experience and worthy of a return trip (if only for the Crubeen alone!) in the near future.

The Brown Bear

The Chunk
Kildare
6 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 26th August 2011 (visited 15 July 2011 )

Went here for the first time with my wife on friday night. I have to say it is a very impressive looking restuarant with a great bar to the side. We just decided to have a maincourse each. I had the lamb which i found very very tasty, possibly with a few too many tastes and flavours going on, but perfectly cooked. My wife had the Hake and thought a little of the same but also loved it, we finished with an amazing crem brulee and teo coffee's. Defo worth another visit

The Brown Bear

Sulbag1977
Kildare
9 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 18th July 2011 (visited 17 July 2011 )

Went for lunch for wedding anniversary yesterday. Beetroot-marinated salmon starter was one of the nicest tthings I have ever eaten. Equally, my wife's macaroni with pig's cheek and black pudding was delicious. Both dishes were of the highest standard you would find in any top end restaurant @ half the price. Mains were also excellent with hearty portions. The traditional colcannon side dish was almost a meal in itself and was rich & tasty. Nice wine list with plenty of choice and quality by the glass. After 2 lovely lemon tarts accompanied with jellies, sorbet and pureé all made from in-season peaches, we were stuffed and excitedly wondering when we could come back with friends. Highly recommend!

The Brown Bear

Eanna
Kildare
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 08th May 2011 (visited 8 May 2011 )

My wife and I went to the Brown Bear for Sunday lunch. The service was very friendly, efficient and courteous. My wife had the beetroot-marinated salmon that was sweet but delicious, followed by the fish pie. This was made using lobster bisque which contributed to a lovely, deep, fishy flavour. I had the macaroni with pig's cheek to start (wonderful) followed by the confit leg of duck. The duck was OK - certainly not the best I've had - but the rest of the dish was lovely. Dessert was creme brulee and a chocolate marquise with honeycomb - both were divine and a perfect way to cap off a very pleasant lunchtime experience.

The Brown Bear

bermog
Kildare
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 09th March 2011 (visited 5 March 2011 )

Having heard about this restaurant from a close friend I decided to give it a go, although I have to admit we were slightly apprehensive about what choices we would have on the night. However, the menu was lovely and the food absolutely divine. I had starter of beetroot cured salmon and then the steak(to die for) as my main course. Dessert was interesting but extremely tasty. My husbands food was equally delicious. The service was second to none and our every need was catered for on the night. The athmosphere is lovely and the adjoining bar is perfect for an after dinner tipple before heading home to the bed. All in all an excellent night and one we would definately like to do again

The Brown Bear

Windaleen
Kildare
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th September 2010 (visited 4 March 2010 )

Having read some good reviews and spoken to a number of people who’d eaten there, we booked our table and headed off to the Brown Bear with the intention of filling our bellies full of all the yummy food we had heard about…and we were NOT disappointed. The Brown Bear itself is a pub…a very pretty pub, but a pub all the same. The restaurant, although treated as a separate entity is situated in what can only be described as the lounge area of the pub. The décor is lovely with lots of dark wood and what appears to be a number of pictures of the locals (from bygone years) on the wall. I found it very easy to relax and enjoy myself in the comfortable surroundings and I am happy to say that in addition to the pleasing décor, the food was also delicious. My meal consisted of a hardy thick & chunky vegetable soup served with scrumptious home-made bread for starter. This was promptly followed by a very delicious suckling pig with colcannon for my main course, and a very “yummy rummy” rum baba which was served with a tasty thick vanilla creme. The chef may have been a bit heavy handed on the Rum, but I certainly wasn’t about to complain. I opted for a Red wine with my meal and The Maule Valley Merlot listed on the menu was very drinkable indeed. Although not extremely expensive, the Brown Bear is not the most “pocket friendly” restaurant in the area. However I do feel that on this occasion it was money well spent and I look forward to another visit in the not too distant future!

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