The Johnstown Inn

4.3
27 reviews
€30 and under
Gastro Pub
Since opening in 1989, We have been one of Kildare’s favourite all-day dining locations. The Johnstown Inn is a casual family-oriented restaurant that is the perfect place for your informal get-togethers. We offer a full menu for children as well.
Our staff are friendly, our portions are generous and our food is always homecooked. We stock a great range of craft beers, perfectly made coffees and delicious wines by the glass and the bottle.
We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 10:00 each day. We serve until 20:00 during the week at 21:00 on the weekend.

***** During Phase 3 of Covid Reopening we will be operating with a limited menu from 12:00 - 21:00 *****

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 27 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.1
ambience
4.4
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JOHNL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

would recommend this place to anyone great place to eat

DD
DenisD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and excellent service.

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deirdref
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even living in Kildare this is the first time here. So nice to see a menu with different things on it apart from the usual bog standard. The food was excellent, service was lovely and friendly and good pricing too! Definitely be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This is our local and hoping to frequent it more now after lockdown. We were there Friday and steak was a bit salty, but decided to return for early dinner yesterday. I wasn’t impressed with the chicken and avocado salad. The lettuce was a bit limp. The bacon was a dried out rasher. Chicken was chewy. Really think a classic chicken Caesar salad would be much more appealing. It was listed on the open table version of the menu but this might be the post covid alternative.

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Susan
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely sheltered outdoor setting. Great service and staff

UM
UrsulaM
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service at the Johnstown Inn with the food excellent. The staff are always very friendly and helpful.

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michelles
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great and the outdoor dining was really nice, warm and cosy, definitely will go back ❤️

CL
CatherineL
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and friendly servers. Very enjoyable experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great staff! Would definitely recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal

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LorraineL
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We were glad to get back to Johnstown Inn for a family dinner. The food was lovely as always and the staff we very friendly and helpful.
The only negative for us was the lack of hand sanitizers. There was 1 at the main door when we arrived but that seemed to be it.
The fact that women have to open up to 4 doors(depending where you are sitting) to go to the bathroom with no sanitizers along the way or on the walls is not good enough under the current Covid situation.
I had to walk back to the main door to find some.
Also where we were sitting there was a dyson air which I presumed was to try circulate cool air around the area but it was actually blowing out hot air, I asked the waitress to turn it off.
I really don’t think this is suitable in a restaurant again under the current Covid situation.
We have been customers here for so many years and have always loved the environment, food and staff but I feel they are not doing as much as they could with regards to Covid guidelines.

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YvonneS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely evening, good was great as was the service. The restaurant was a bit warm though and not sure if any windows open. We thoroughly enjoyed and felt very safe.

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AnnaC
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was below par to previous experiences. Service was just ok. Have gone for years before but won’t be returning after this experience.

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EdelD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Visited here last Saturday 26th September came down from Dublin the food was so nice we went back the following week with more family members. The food is amazing no complaints from anyone, all thought it was superb my mam in particular was raving about the fish. The staff are so nice and helpful too we will definitely be returning. 😊

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DesF
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A job well done, visiting The Johnstown Inn for over 20 years. Consistency is what we like about pooping.

Service was excellent, friendly and attentive.

Quality of food was hot, fresh and tasty.

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Dinnerlady6
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place to eat. Lovely service and food was good. Would recommend.

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Hildaann
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hi food good and service very good, didn't feel good choice of deserts which our group liked, had fudge cake for desert and asked for scoop of ice cream and was charged an extra euro for the scoop, I would perfer to be charged 6.95 in the first place. I felt it looked a bit strange on the bill to be charged for this. Often would ask for this in other places and not be charged extra.

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AdrienneB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Staff lovely and all masked . But I was quite concerned about the fact that tables were set with cutlery, salt and pepper shakers etc . When we asked for mayonnaise it was brought in a large Hellman’s plastic container. Distance between tables suspect . Felt Covid safety requirements not being followed .

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Alan
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food as always at this great Kildare eatery

DH
DermotH
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was mediocre, certainly not to the standard we’ve previously had in this premises.

DM
DM76
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Added prawns to a salad and got 5 prawns for €5 - rip off!

Very limited menu. Closes at 9 pm.

Spent €80 on 1.5 courses for a family of 4.

Live local but won’t be back average quality, expensive, no atmosphere.

No proper COVID controls in place enter/exit through same door.

Better options in Kill.

Wait staff only positive

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DwayneD
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was amazing, the atmosphere was nice and the drinks were brilliant.

MM
MarkM
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, friendly staff , highly recommend. Will visit again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food love new menu. Miss Cajun chicken. Bring it back 🙂

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Mary
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was very poor. No presentation. And not what was described on the menu

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Wallet
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice food, reasonable prices, excellent service, cosy surrounding

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GillM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food took a very long time to come out, we had 2 young kids with us so that wasnt ideal. 2 of our party ordered prawns but there were very few prawns in the dish, 4 in total. The food was sub standard which was a shame as it was a Christmas night out for our family. Couldn't not fault the service or the staff, they were excellent.

FAQs

The Johnstown Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (045) 897 547.

The Johnstown Inn is rated 4.3 stars by 27 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.