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Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
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65 Main Street, Portlaoise 0000, Ireland
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited lethean last sunday evening with my daughter & her partner when we arrived der was a small crowd watching a soccer match & a rugby match on the bug screen, the barman took our order i was the only one to have a starter so i had the chicken wings & barbecue sauce & salad it was nice... More 

1 Thank Imelda D
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff were very friendly and it was very clean and well presented but the food was really poor quality, chips were cold, food lacked taste and were poorly presented

Thank Michelle H
County Laois, Ireland
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

In the heart of Portlaois is this great food pub. Very good food and service. Function rooms for private parties and great place to visit when out on the town

Thank bridandtom
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

great staff and very affordable good food. would always recommend here to people that are looking for somewhere to have a good lunch.

Thank Mary K
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2 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Family friendly with a good selection on the menu. We had a 2 yr old and she was welcomed and small bowl of dinner provided. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food excellect

Thank Dol_Mountmellick
Tours, France
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We wanted to eat there on a Friday night. We sat at a table after passing by the waitress, and waited. She proceeded to attend to a leaving group, and then got busy behind the bar doing this and that. Then she left to the backroom. During that time the football comment was blaring at an unreasonable level. We were... More 

Thank Epicurieux37
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Went in Sunday at 17.45. Was told they were only doing pizza. Ordered a pizza. Waitress came back a few minutes later to say what I ordered was the only pizza they didnt have. It's basic enough to make sure staff know what's on and what's not. When it arrived, the base was thin but chewy. Calling itself a "gastro-pub"... More 

Thank ditbujin O
Tipperary, Ireland
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227 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

If there's nothing else open in town then try this place but don't expect too much. Be prepared for an unwelcoming attitude and limited vegetarian selection.

Thank Paul H
County Laois, Ireland
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Not a very welcoming pub. Staff not very friendly. Not very welcoming décor and you get the feeling the food is all cooked from frozen

Thank skinsmulhall
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Myself and my other have decided to go out to watch his team play soccer. The Lethean was a fantastic discovery. Staff were so pleasant and chatty. Food was amazing and fantastic value for money. Other half said the pints of Guinness were delicious. We had a great day and both agreed that the Lethean is now our local.

Thank Grace F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Main Street, Portlaoise 0000, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Laois  >  Portlaoise
  • Phone Number: +(353)00353578663544

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