Dooleys of Edmondstown restaurant
Whether its carvery lunch on the go... or a long, long lunch with the girls, whether its a special occasion shared with friends... or a special occasion just for two... Whatever the occasion, the Management and staff at Dooleys look forward to welcoming you in the near future.
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Reviewed 24th August 2018 (visited 24 August 2018 )
We've been coming here for years and I'm very sorry to say that for the past few visits we've been left disappointed, today again we didn't even finish what we got the vegetables all tasted the same there was no flavour to the meat, and without picking anyone in particular my mum is a very fussy eater but at 81 she's entitled to she asked for small bits of veg they put on spoons and the plate was piled high she asked for some to be removed and they just ignored her, something has changed here of late and it's not for the better unfortunately
Reviewed 02nd January 2016 (visited 1 January 2016 )
Can't fault Dooleys in anyway. Very friendly staff and not rushed through dinner. Food was class, I'll definitely be back.
Reviewed 20th July 2015 (visited 19 July 2015 )
we went here yesterday with my dad who has been left in a wheelchair following a major stroke,it was our first family meal out since his stroke and Dooleys was where Dad wanted to go as its his favourite place,I cannot speak highly enough of the whole experience, from the staff to the food to the way they accomodated us with the wheelchair etc, the made the day so enjoyable and hassle free, it was a total pleasure.The whole management and staff should be very proud of themselves, apart from the service the food was just divine, piping hot, beautiful fresh food, and we all had different meals all plates were completely cleared and thoroughly enjoyed.....Thanks very much to all....
Reviewed 03rd May 2015 (visited 2 May 2015 )
This was my first experience in Dooley's restaurant. I had eaten in the bar before and as expected the food was excellent in the restaurant too.
Reviewed 04th November 2013 (visited 27 October 2013 )
Great Sunday carvery lunch as always. This place has never let us down, apart from when the queue was out the door and we were too hungry to wait. Highly recommend it and I go here twice a month usually.
Reviewed 13th March 2013 (visited 10 March 2013 )
we went for mothers day, we booked our table and despite it being crazy busy it was fab!! the atmosphere in this place is so relaxed, the staff are so nice, and nothing is a problem to them, I had the carvery Roast Turkey dinner and it was just cooked beautiful, the veg were so tasty just seasoned exactly right.Would highly recommend this place to anyone and we will def be back I liked it so much I voted for it in the best resturant awards!!! :)
Reviewed 22nd January 2013 (visited 1 December 2012 )
We came across this restaurant on our way from Dublin to Monaghan to visit family, and it was the first place we hit after coming off the M1 at Ardee. There was plenty of parking though the car park was reasonably full on that day (a Saturday). The place itself is very modern and clean with high celings and was nice and warm on a particularly cold Saturday! We went for the carvery which was really great value for money. Portions were very generous. I had the lamb which was melt in the mouth and himself had the turkey & ham, both were served wiith roasties, mash veg and lots of gravy! Great place to stop off for a feed. Recommended :-)
Reviewed 01st October 2012 (visited 30 September 2012 )
Made a visit to Dooleys yesterday on the way home from a golfing trip with my friend.We were looking for a hot meat sandwich and a coffee from the carvery bar but we were informed "no sandwiches on a Sunday".I mean what planet are these people on we resorted to coffee and crisps we should have walked out.I said it to the bar man and he agreed it was ridiculous he in turn said it to some little man who was obviously the manager but he ignored the comment.In this day and age the customer should be catered for at every opportunity and not turned away because some chef does not like making sandwiches on a Sunday.Bar/Restaurant owners should take note of these errors in their business attitudes as it is the little things that make the difference, what a pity!!!!!
Reviewed 03rd July 2012 (visited 27 June 2012 )
Having had a fractious evening of car breakdowns, bad weather and other things, my partner and I needed a little TLC of the food variety and this was the next place we met on our travels. There weren't too many around (being Wednesday evening), and the soccer was on a few of the screens around. We found a table away from the TVs (I'm a rugby head) and waited to be served. Getting menus took a little while, but we were impressed with the content once they were received. I approached to get a drink for us, only to find a staff member watching the match, but unable to serve me as it was not his department. He did promptly head off to find someone to look after me and I finally got our drinks. Our waiter took our order soon after that and the food was served within 10 minutes or so. I should mention that it was rather late in the evening and I got the distinct impression that they were about to wrap up the food side of things. However, our dishes were well cooked and not shy on content. I was a little taken aback by my stroganoff as it didn't have the normal creamy texture I would associate with that dish. It also contained sliced gerkins which added a unusual taste. Having said that, it was not unpleasant, just not really a stroganoff as I would expect it. My partner was quite pleased with her meal, which was the Singapore Chicken & Noodle Stirfry. Having tasted it, I could see why. Our dishes were cleared and to be fair to the waiter, he waited as long as possible to ask if we would like desserts, in spite of the kitchen wanting to close. We declined as we wanted to get on the road again. Overall, we enjoyed the experience of eating there and would do it again if we were in the area. The staff were pleasant and friendly, the place was clean and it is well worth trying.
Reviewed 21st May 2012 (visited 19 May 2012 )
It is almost a year since we first visited Dooleys and having found it very quiet on our first visit, we decided to try it again. It wasn't busy in the restaurant, so we asked if we could eat in the lounge area, where there were a few more people. This was not a problem and our order was quickly taken. Starters of wings and deep fried brie swiftly followed and the main courses came almost immediately that our plates were lifted. That said, the food was lovely. However, our main course plates were cleared by a man (I assumed he was from the bar) who had not served us initially. We then sat for an absolute age waiting for someone to ask if we wanted desserts or coffee. My partner was on the set €25 menu which included these. Eventually, he called one of the waitresses and she left over menus, but never came back to take the order. Just when we were about to give up, a different girl came over and apologised. We ordered desserts and they duly came. Unfortunately, the chocolate fudge cake contained a hair. When paying the bill, my partner asked to speak to the manager, not to dispute the bill, but to let them know that the service left a lot to be desired, especially in a place that was not busy. The manager turned out to be the man who had cleared or main course dishes and he insisted that he had asked if we wanted desserts - which he clearly had not (this is my partner's favourite part of the meal!). I am very disappointed in the attitude that was shown to us. We eat out on a regular basis and made the trip from Dundalk especially to eat here, but I will not be visiting again nor will I recommend it. There are too many other places doing great value menus ALONG with excellent customer service.