Carlingford Arms restaurant
Carlingford, Co. Louth, Carlingford
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Reviewed 08th February 2015 (visited 8 February 2015 )
Awful food. Registered just to leave a review. Cold, bland and served in buckets swinging from crates. Avoid
Reviewed 29th August 2011 (visited 19 August 2011 )
Nice food, good service, generous helpings. Went here on a Friday evening, it was quiet but there was still a bit of atmosphere in the restaurant which adjoins the pub. The hostess was very generous in giving us extra portions of side dishes - onion rings, garlic potatoes, chips - all free, but too much for us to eat. Don't know if this was because it was a quiet night ot if it's the norm but it was a nice gesture. We had the chicken wings for starters, there was enough there to share between two. For main, I had the fillet beef noodles. It was a beautiful, tasty dish, understated on the menu. The meat was real fillet, nice and tender and I asked to have it without veg and it came as ordered. The missus had a thai red curry with potato and spinach, which was tasty but wasn't an authentic thai curry. The portions were very generous so we were too full to have desserts. However, we were left to finish our wine at our leisure and were the last to leave the restaurant. A nice casual place, we enjoyed it.
Reviewed 04th August 2011 (visited 30 July 2011 )
Called in for some bar food with my partner last Saturday evening. We have eaten in the bar a good few times and have never been disappointed. We were lucky to get a seat as the place was packed and Carlingford itself was buzzing. Great atmosphere. There is a great team working here that never appear to be under pressure no matter how busy it gets. I have never eaten in the restaurant as I like the relaxed atmosphere in the bar and there is usually music at the weekend. I would recommend the oysters, mornay style, they are to die for!
Reviewed 12th April 2010 (visited 3 April 2010 )
Had lunch here with my boyfriend. We both had a toastie and sharded a basket of chips. The toasties were great value, €4.50 for toastie with as many toppings as you like and a lovely side salad of coleslaw, tomatoe, lettuce and onion. I had ham, chicken, stuffing, tomatoe, cheese and onion in mine - it was grade A! Chips were a little undercooked but lovely and chunky. Proper homemade chips! The atmosphere is pretty awful in there though, we literally ate and left. It's very small and we felt like we had to whisper, Id say its a 'locals' pub. There was an old movie on in the corner which is all ou could hear. Music would be better. I would definitely pop in to eat if I were around there for a lunch again as the food and service was very good!
Reviewed 03rd April 2009 (visited 16 March 2009 )
Enjoyed a nice lunch here. Very helpful and friendly barman serving, he really made us feel very welcome. I had the prawn cocktail, which the barman kindly served to me with brown bread, so that I was able to put together an 'open sandwich', which was very tasty. The portion was average, but grand for a lunch, along with a side of chips, which wer not at all greasy as per prev review, but were actually nice and chunky and well cooked. My boyfriend had the homemade veg soup, with a fresh crusty roll, which he really enjoyed and also a grand toasted sandwich. No complaints there. All in all, I would definatlely reccommend The Arms for a casual lunch or meal. The decor is indeed old and rather shabby and is according to some opinions could do with being updated, but I think its very well suited to the pub and defo adds to the whole atmosphere. The dining tables & chairs of good quality and modern so I think that the choice of decor is intentional and certainly adds to the charm. Loved that the bar staff had an old fashioned uniform too. Overall, I found the arms to be very comfortable and welcoming. A great place to grab a lunch.
Reviewed 25th March 2009 (visited 16 March 2009 )
This place is in dire need of modernisation throughout. I ordered battered cod and chips and the grease was overwhelming on both the fish and the chips, I haven't had chips this greasy in some time. However on the plus side the staff are friendly.
Reviewed 22nd February 2009 (visited 15 February 2009 )
We drove up here for my birthday lunch last week. The area is lovely for a day out. Like the other reviewer said, the sunday lunch is excellent, and there is choice for everyone. The deserts are particularly delicious :D
Reviewed 26th November 2008 (visited 2 November 2008 )
Does a great Sunday Lunch/Dinner. Really recommend the Pavalova. Great value for money.