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Toughers Restaraunt

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R448, Carlow, Ireland
+353 59 913 8010
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08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 20:30
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Thu - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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London
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Popped in as we were passing and needed some lunch. It was early, around12pm, so not busy. We had a lovely lunch, friendly service and a terrific forbidden luxury for me - an all day breakfast, absolutely top class and freshly cooked I can highly recommend this especially for traveller on the M9 as it is just five minutes off... More 

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Thank johngill
Toughers, Manager at Toughers Restaraunt, responded to this review

Dear John Great to hear you enjoyed your visit to Toughers for your early meal. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sabrina More 

Carlow, Ireland
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

ya can get a ok dinner here but there is more value for money in town for food not a place i like to much but if your passing by and need somethink to eat pop in its ok

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Thank Nigel K
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Have been here for breakfast a good few times food is always good and €8 for a full irish is ok. Loads of parking and clean toilets.

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Thank Ikea08
Borris, Ireland
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Went for sunday lunch with the family, excellent service from start to finish. Food was good ordinary cooking couldn't fault it at all. Super mashed potatoes and really tasty gravy, kids all cleared their plates good sign!. Great value for money 4 x adult meals + 1 kids + jugs of cordial all for €54.

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1 Thank tomcrotty
Toughers, Manager at Toughers Restaraunt, responded to this review

Dear Tom Delighted to hear you had a great experience with us yesterday. We pride ourselves on offering great food and superb value for money and I am delighted you found us to deliver exactly that. Looking forward to seeing you again soon Ger More 

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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

i have visited toughers on many occasions and each time i have not been disappionted breakfast is very good plenty to choose from and very good value i would not hesatate in recommending toughers for a stop off

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Thank Joe o rourke 82
Toughers, Manager at Toughers Restaraunt, responded to this review

Dear Joe Great to hear you enjoyed your many visits to Toughers for your morning meal. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Ger More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

A good place to stop and re-fuel on your travels with good honest food in a nice clean environment, good choice on the menu at very reasonable prices.

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1 Thank gav20
Toughers, Manager at Toughers Restaraunt, responded to this review

Dear Gav20 Thank you very much for your kind words on our establishment. It's great to hear you enjoyed your meal, found the property clean and well maintained and our menu keenly priced. We pride ourselves on the above points most of all. Looking forward to seeing you again soon Ger More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Excellent place for a quick bite to eat with a friend or even the family. Staff are very friendly and helpful. My wife and the kids and I came here on a sunday and the place was packed. The restaurant is not 5 star and in their respect dose not claim to be. The food is average but very enjoyable... More 

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Thank massofoodie
Management response:

Dear Massofoodie I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit with us this past Sunday. Thank you for the recommendation regarding Signage, I will surely look into it. Value for money is very important to us and i'm glad to hear you found our menu priced as such. Finally I thank you for your kind words regarding our staff,... More 

County Galway, Ireland
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147 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

A good place to stop if driving a truck, plenty of parking. Food is ok, nothing to write home about. Colleagues had decent portions, the chicken I ordered looked lost on the plate with a handful of chips and no veg. Asked for a glass of diet coke, was given a pint of coke, waitress tried telling me it was... More 

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Thank Hellie B
Management response:

Dear Hellie B Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our premises. I was disappointed to hear your experience was mediocre at best and our staff did not seem to impression a helpful attitude towards your party. Trust me when I say the appropriate steps are being taken to correct the issues which you have risen.... More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

I have had better hospital food. Ordered duck on a bed of noodles to receive a bit of overcooked dry duck on dry stuck together noodles. No sauce! I got roast beef dinner with potatoes that were reheated and big chunky uneven cuts of fatty meat. Rotton!!!

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1 Thank Sarah M
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Hello all ,after finishing some business in carlow we called in to this place expecting good wholesome food .Unfortunately we got processed/frozen veg chips even the mash tasted processed .garlic mushrooms frozen .tougher name has always been associated with great food but sadly it seems another good one is gone and it's sad because as a company they always represented... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 20:30
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R448, Carlow, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Carlow  >  Carlow
  • Phone Number: +353 59 913 8010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?