Kelbys Bistro restaurant
Amber Springs Hotel, Wexford Rd, Gorey, Gorey
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Reviewed 27th April 2014 (visited 15 April 2014 )
As far as love the hotel I dislike the food in the Kelbys Bistro, had lunch there when stayed with my children and didn't order anything for myself, ordered 2 children's meals, pasta and chicken nuggets. The food was tasteless, watery pasta with some imitation of sauce,with rocket salad. The do have so much to offer for families apart of "good"food...
Reviewed 06th October 2013 (visited 5 October 2013 )
Stopped for a quick bite to eat with two friends. We ate in the bar. Service was very pleasant both from an older gentleman who got us seated and by a young guy who served us. I had a very nice soup, one friend enjoyed her ham sandwich and the other her pate. I would return here again.
Reviewed 05th August 2013 (visited 22 July 2013 )
Went for a family lunch here, food was really nice, good portions & good sized menu, however, the service was terrible! After we ordered the kids starters came out, then our main courses, followed about 40 minutes later by the kids main courses (after we asked twice for them!). An hour after we had finished eating our main courses and 3 times of asking the kids ice creams came - lunch took over two hours! This was on a Monday, not even a busy time!
Reviewed 06th April 2010 (visited 4 April 2010 )
I ate at this restaurant last Sunday night, I was on a hotel break and there was 16 of us, I agree with the previous reviewer this restaurant lacks something the atmosphere is a bit of a cold type of a feeling in it. The staff were very short in supply and one of our party had to go out and tell them there was 16 people waiting for 40 mins before any menus arrived, However when this was brought to their attention, two girls arrrived and handled everything for us. I had the salmon for starters and the duck, the duck wasnt the best I have ever tasted a bit overdone....I wouldnt be rushing back here and I wouldnt recommend it.
Reviewed 03rd November 2009 (visited 1 November 2009 )
We had a nice dinner here on Saturday. The atmosphere of the restaurant is lacking in something, cant put my finger on it but it's not very cosy. The staff are in short supply but having said that, the two girls that were there were lovely and although run off their feet, did everything quite efficiently with a smile. I had the goats cheese and beetroot starter, very tasty and my partner had the chowder, ate it all up! I order the seabass for main which they did not have but offered monkfish with mussels in return, absolutely gorgeous!! My partner had the chicken and seemed pleased enough with it. We ordered the lemon meringue and coconut/choc mouse cake for desserts. Not very impressed with these but the started and main made up for it. Not sure if I would recommend restaurant for the atmosphere or a place to linger over coffee but nice food nonetheless and very pleasant staff.
Reviewed 01st October 2009 (visited 20 September 2009 )
I got a special deal on the hotel which included dinner in this restaurant. It turned out to be very good value as I got dinner for two people for almost half price. The food in this restaurant is much better than I have usually had in a hotel restaurant. We ate from the table d'hote menu which had a good variety. The food was excellent. The staff were extremely polite. My only complaint was that the courses were served too close together but this is probably a reslut of the fact that the restauarnt wasn't very busy.
Reviewed 21st April 2009 (visited 7 February 2009 )
Was here for a hen do. The food was lovely. But.... service was disgraceful, although the staff were friendly, the waiting times between courses was unacceptable. We ordered two bottles of wine, and they didn't have either. They then found half bottles of the red wine, which we only took one as people had ordered other drinks in the meantime, and then we were charged for a full bottle. Won't be back.
Reviewed 13th April 2009 (visited 11 April 2009 )
Three of us ate here this evening and it was a totally uninspiring event , the food and service lacked any quality. Staff did not speak good english and one of the dishes was not as requested , you would expect more of the food and of the waiting staff for the price of the meal (€42.95 for a set menu of three courses).
Reviewed 03rd March 2009 (visited 27 February 2009 )
Three friends and I stayed at the Amber Springs Hotel for the weekend. We were entitled to a dinner as part of our package. We found the dining area pleasent, and the staff efficient and attentive. My one complaint was that I felt there were not many options on the dinner menu. When I looked at the A la Carte menu, I did not find it differed a great deal from the dinner menu, I had a vegeterian meal in the end which was quite tasty but I feel a bit more of a selection would be nice.
Reviewed 27th October 2008 (visited 26 October 2008 )
We ate here as some friends were staying down. I dont think we will be eating here again.
Reviewed 13th July 2008 (visited 6 July 2008 )
Food is always yummy. Love going for Sunday dinner. Nice and spacious. Queue can be a bit slow though most of the time but worth the wait
Reviewed 08th June 2008 (visited 1 June 2008 )
Sister hotel to Ashdown. Slightly higher Sunday lunch prices, but much better/newer layout/furnishings/furnishings. They don't do half portions for salmon, but that's probably common to all (elderly granny insists on half portions!) Menu always has something to offer all (ages 86 to 15!) Good portion sizes. Veg can be a bit hit and miss with over/under done. Don't count the calories with the veg as they tend to be coated in butter (which I like!) Baked ham a little salty. Stuffing is always good. Roast potatoes can be a over/underdone and sometimes soapy. Mash always good.
Reviewed 08th May 2008 (visited 4 May 2008 )
Lovely food, atmosphere and location. Excellent.