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Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant

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Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
+353 42 937 6193
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food here is amazing as is the service including the free shuttle bus to and from my hotel. We had a beautiful meal for two with a bottle of wine for less the €100 which was excellent value for what we received. The restaurant and bar were busy but we were not rushed in any way. I would highly... More 

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Thank Claire F
Dublin, Ireland
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312 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a large group and had a wonderful experience. The menu is very expansive with lots of choices. All dishes were superb - but you must have fish. Service was efficient and friendly. We had good wines - selection was a bit limited but we were pleased with our choice. Prices were reasonable too.

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Thank Beahive
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely love this place, it's my all time favourite place to eat, prices are always reasonable and the food has never disappointed us, very friendly staff, I highly recommend it to anyone visiting North Louth, it makes a great pit stop on the way to Carlingford.

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Thank Stephen O
Danny F, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted you had a good experience with us here in Fitzpatricks. We will pass all the lovely comments on to our staff and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Newry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to go here for such a long time after hearing great reports. Finally got a few weeks ago, did not disappoint. Loved loved loved the food and atmosphere. A bit expensive but you get what you pay for. Loved it and will be back :)

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Thank kellyann001
Danny F, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted you had a good experience with us here in Fitzpatricks. We will pass all the lovely comments on to our staff and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spend a lot of time in Carlingford and pop in here for a bite to eat any time we are passing. The food is great and there is a lovely atmosphere. Christmas and Halloween are particularly special as they go out of their way to decorate the entire premises. I would advise booking if you want to eat here.... More 

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Thank Alcollins85
Danny F, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted you had a good experience with us here in Fitzpatricks. We will pass all the lovely comments on to our staff and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my parents and boyfriend around Halloween. Food is top class - highly recommend the buffalo chicken wings! Their haunted tour was fantastic, fair play to all the volunteering actors.

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Thank Katie C
Danny F, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted you had a good experience with us and enjoyed our Halloween display its all for a great cause. We will pass all the lovely comments on to our staff and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a late lunch here with my daughter and granddaughter. We were out for the day. The baby is 2 and got great attention. They gave her colouring pencils and brought her food first. Only problem was that the pizza and chips were much too big for her. My daughter had hake and I had ham hock. Both absolutely... More 

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Thank Bernie S
Danny F, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted you had a good experience with us here in Fitzpatricks. We will pass all the lovely comments on to our staff and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First, a great location with lots of free parking, and many quirky finishing touches both inside and out - it's not often you find tables and chairs on the ceiling of your pub. Fantastic staff, so professional. Haven't eaten here yet but the pub atmosphere is brilliant.

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Thank Marion R
Danny F, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted you had a good experience with us here in Fitzpatricks. We will pass all the lovely comments on to our staff and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

ARMAGH
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very special Family meal here Food was excellent staff were more than helpful and very good with our youngest granddaughters The steaks here are to die for the flavours etc top notch We were a large group and staff made everything so enjoyable and all meals served very quickly except for one member of my family who had... More 

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Danny F, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted you had a good experience with us here in Fitzpatricks. We will pass all the lovely comments on to our staff and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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421 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here just this weekend for a hen party. There was 12 of us and we were very kindly collected and delivered back to Carlingford by courtesy bus which made our night so much easier! The decor is very quirky but it is cosy and welcoming. The place was tearing busy but lots of staff to cover the tables.... More 

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Thank Orla B
Danny F, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted you had a good experience with us here in Fitzpatricks. We will pass all the lovely comments on to our staff and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Dundalk
  • Phone Number: +353 42 937 6193

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Newry, Maine

Hi Catherine,

Firstly I would like to apologise to you and your party for what happened on the day that you visited Fitzpatrick’s. Secondly I try not to get involved in what’s right and wrong in public I do prepare to address these issues in private. I don’t reply too many of the comments made on this open forum (trip advisor), but in this case I feel compelled to stand up for my restaurant and staff over your thoughtless comments.

Your headline “Never will be back..what has happened to this place???” Maybe that would have been an excellent question to ask on the night in question with I will address now. I saw what you described as ..”a white mass plus what looked like either a white hair or thread (long) was baked into the bread” as I was on site in the night in question. It was not a hair or a thread but the seal of the flour bag up to now I don’t know how it got there as the flour is sieved to make the bread and it should not have been there but at no stage did any member of my staff put it there on purpose as every member of my kitchen staff and front of house are trained to meet very high health and hygiene standards I would personally like to meet you as you are so obviously perfect and have never made a mistake in your life.

I am heading into my 22 year in business here at Fitzpatrick’s and in all of those years we have we have had up until now only one instance of an item found in the bread. I am sure you will agree this is an excellent record.

I train my staff to do a good job at all times to their best of their abilities we strive to achieve a very high standard of service here at Fitzpatrick’s. On the night in question that you visited two members of my staff that were due to work were out due to illness, this created huge stress and pressure on the night. It was not a perfect service and some service standards did slip due to circumstances beyond our control. I can’t close the doors because two staff call in sick, my team banded together and tried their hardest to get through what was a very busy service. For example if Dublin football team had three players injured on All Ireland final day the manager is not happy but he would field the best team possible if they lose by three goals at least they turned up for the game played sure they lost but they did the best they could .

Running a bar and restaurant is very difficult, the staff turnover is very high. Consistency is a very hard thing to get right and maintain, without having to deal with social media sites who enable people to become key board warriors. We try very hard on a daily basis to welcome people to provide them with good service, to enjoy the Fitzpatrick’s experience. I would like to ask you if you went to the cinema and the film was delayed for 15 minutes or if you bought a loaf of bread in the shop and it was stale or if you got your car serviced and they did not fix it right would you go on line and slate the business’s and its staff in question. These kind of sites particularly target restaurants and not the type of business’s I have listed above i.e. the cinema the shop and the garage. You had a genuine complaint on the night but as I say we like to deal with things personally had you have given my staff a chance. These kind of reviews on trip advisor reflect very badly on not only my business but my staff who work so hard to try and achieve perfection with sometimes very little thanks

I employ 58 people at my restaurant and comments and headlines like your own is sole destroying to each and every member of staff. It is so disrespectful to read comments like these. A simple phone call or an email would have got a lot more respect. I notice that you reviewed us in 2012 (three years ago) it was a very positive review but by your own admission you have been here many times why not review us on the other visits you have had in the three years. I can assure you that my business has not gone downhill. But your comments make us stronger and push us to achieve our goals. Sorry your friend nearly got sick but it was not done on purpose it was a MISTAKE!!! My restaurant is busy every day and we run a waiting list to try and seat everybody if the place has gone downhill that badly I would have an empty restaurant no waiting list no staff and no business thank god the word has not got out yet!!! My family and my staff try so hard to make everyone’s experience an enjoyable one that you will want to return to every day of the year. . I do invite people to write comments and reviews if the place is dirty, staff being ignorant or not being pleasant this kind of feedback can be turned into a positive but a complaint like your own could have been dealt with on the night or privately

Thank You

Danny Fitzpatrick

over a year ago

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