Lilly's Bar & Kitchen

4.3
73 reviews
€30 and under
Gastro Pub
A neighbourhood bar in the heart of Portloaise
Lilly’s have put together a small selection of our fan favourite dishes & cocktails for your weekend fix!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 73 People Are Saying
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4.3
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MartineB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was top notch as usual,prawns pil pil and salmon Wellington for me,soup and fish and chips for my partner-great chat with the staff who are always so friendly and welcoming,service excellent-cocktails are yum,fast becoming our favourite spot,keep up the amazing work guys

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FrancesC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and cocktails. Will come here again. Really enjoyed it

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James
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening meal in Lilly’s. Food and service excellent and a nice atmosphere

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Adrian
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We booked in at 18:15 and we were greeted by the male manager. He asked us if we wanted food and drinks or just drinks. We told him we would like food and drinks. He then stated that they had stopped serving food because loads of people arrived late and they wanted food so we would be put at the back of the line and the food wouldn’t be ready before 8. We explained that a phone call would have been nice to let us know before arriving in as food was what we were coming for. We asked could we even get a starters- we were told no. We asked could we get a desert and he replied that it shouldn’t be a problem but he would find out which he didn’t. We asked was our table still reserved he pointed down to a table and told “the table with the candle” we were not even brought or shown to the table. In the end we just sat down and had two drinks- no apology or anything. So basically if you order a table after 6:15, you won’t get food. I received emails etc to confirm we were coming which I did and that stated nothing about food not been served after 6:15, the email even had the food menu attached. Over previous months we attended Lilly’s, one occasion been a birthday party and we put away a lot of money. On these occasions service was excellent but I feel we were let down last night.

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GemmaD
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service, well worth a visit. Nice warm atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and drinks . Our server Niamh was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was decent but overpriced.

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Ciara
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, Staff were really attentive and friendly, great value for money and the perfect place for a date. 10/10

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing night in Lillys last night. Every member of staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, service was seamless. Best curry I've had in a long time! Fair play Lillys

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MichelleO
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food,great choice,excellent service.We will be back.

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Jennifer
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening of eating, drinking and being merry! Service was great, very attentive staff and food was delicious. I was a little concerned it wouldn't be having been there the previous Saturday night when the service was not as good, so I was glad to see that it was back to normal. Such great value and ambience, making our little Christmas night out wonderful. Thanks everyone

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MaryT
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Unfortunately our recent visit to Lilly's was not good, didn't have our booking, shown to wrong table, service was very slow, I think we were forgotten about until we had to wave and make hand signals. The food when it arrived was okay. It was such a disappointment considering we were there the week before when service and food was excellent.

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Food was very good but as for service it was appalling. Waited 30 minutes to get order taking and when it was took we ordered starters and main course, we stated we wanted starters on there own and they were brought out with main. We wanted to order another chip and no one came too us, it wasn't busy as this time and there was plenty staff on. We were getting charged 15.50 for nuggets and chips which was very expensive too. Won't be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff were amazing so friendly and attractive and you could have a laugh with them which is always lovely.
Lovely setting very relaxing
But unfortunately the large table beside us were extremely noisy this spoilt it a bit because you could hardly here your partner when you were trying to have a conversation.
Nothing to do with the restaurant really but maybe tables for 2 would be better not placed beside large group tables.
Food was fabulous starters was amazing chicken ceaser salad and the sticky toffee pud to die for.
Mains we had steak that was a little bit grisly in parts but overall was good.

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Noname
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent service. Quality food done to a high standard

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SoniaM
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food friendly staff and good fast service.

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GrainneL
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had the curry, it was gorgeous. My friend had the fish and chips and said it was lovely. Cocktails are fab. Staff were friendly and helpful

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MagsD
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Lovely atmosphere aswell and the desserts were divine.

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MaryT
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved my Sunday roast, it was great to be handed my dinner and it was scrumptious.

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David
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really had a lovely meal here. The ambiance was good, and we enjoyed our night. Would return again

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Stephena
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service and excellent food again . Always like going here

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DeclanM
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Superb as always.
Food excellent
Superb efficient staff and Manager

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Stephena
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely night, food was great. Nice Christmas atmosphere and Aava and team did a great job

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AilsK
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was poor. Had to ask where our drinks were twice, and for our order to be taken. Not blaming the staff, they need to be managed better.

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DeclanM
3 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super pub food in a nice atmosphere .
Friendly staff

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Sarah
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and atmosphere, so many delicious options it was hard to choose just one! Everything was cooked to perfection. Will definitely be back!

Lilly's Bar & Kitchen
Responded on 18 November 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review. Look forward to seeing you again.

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CarolineC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The setting and especially the lighting at three o clock daytime was poor and resembled a night club. Brighter and not coloured lighting on tables where food is being served would be more beneficial so that customers can get a clear view of their food. No printed kids menu to view. The roast beef Sunday dinner was tasty with generous portions but the meat was dry. The kids burger was a slider, probably too small for bigger kids. No vegan dessert option available ,however the chef did put a fresh fruit salad together for my son. Staff were helpful and friendly Overall experience was average.

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Beepboop
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Live music was too loud but it was great otherwise

Lilly's Bar & Kitchen
Responded on 18 November 2021

We apologise for this we have since looked at the volume issues and we have rectified them :)

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FrankB
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Thai curry was beautiful and the service from the front door to everyone we encountered was top notch will definitely be back and the guy playing music made it a lovely night for my wife's birthday so again thanks to everyone

Lilly's Bar & Kitchen
Responded on 18 November 2021

We are so glad you had such a great night - can't wait to see you again!!

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Ursula
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We got our food before our drinks. Had to ask for our drinks. Food was nice though. We were then charged for a drink we didn’t order or receive.

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Laura
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Waiting an hour on drinks, food arrived to the table before the drinks were ready. This is the 4th time this has happened us. Previous time they actually forgot our drinks order completely.

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LornaC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Lille’s and again we couldn’t have been happy with that food and service, the hot wings are just amazing and so were the onion rings. We will definitely be back . I think we found our new favourite place to eat.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, great value for money, service was really good too. Overall a great experience

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MarcoV
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although pricey, great food and great ambience. Pity they don't serve lunch from Mondays to Friday. Only on weekends. Friendly observant staff checking regularly. Loveliest and warmest pub in Portlaoise by far.

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MarianneH
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails. Great flavours in the bar food menu. Chefs have great attention to detail. Thank you !

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Aggie
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, great cocktails and place was hopping ! 🥰

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DeclanM
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fab food in nice setting .
Probably needs a decor facelift

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HeyJoe
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food excellent loads of room service great lovely place to dine..

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PaddyK
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place to eat in Portlaoise by a country mile
I highly advise getting the Salmon Wellington
Melt in the mouth stuff
Plenty of choice in draught beers
Cheaply priced compared to other establishments in town
100% will be back again, and again
Well done to all staff involved

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4elixen
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Once we were sat down we didn’t get our menus for quite a while, had to ask a member of staff to bring us one. The starter of Pork Tostadas was extremely sweet, a lot of things didn’t go with one another and the Dorito-like chip it was on tasted almost stale. The Tagliatelle main course was not really seasoned and quite watery.

FAQs

Lilly's Bar & Kitchen offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (057) 866 6085.

Lilly's Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.3 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.