Kealys of Cloghran
Old Airport Road, Cloghran, Dublin

Cuisine:

European
Based on 52 reviews


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Kealy's of Cloghran was established in 1964 by Joe Kealy. Kealy’s is a family run bar with lots of character, fantastic food & friendly staff. Next time you are near the airport make sure to stop by for great food & plenty of evening entertainment. Whatever the event, Christenings, Birthdays, Special Occasions, Kealys can offer you all the ingredients for a fantastic atmosphere.
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Posted 4th Jun 2017 by ROB-MACK90796158First Timer: 1 reviews

Greeted coldly by a woman who immediately stressed that we could only have the table for 1hour...this is a pub!!! The waitress was very unfriendly (didn't smile once) and gave the vibe that she would rather be elsewhere.

I had the roast Rib beef...it looked like I got the scraps from the floor...very bitty and not well presented at all. For €15 you would expect a good slice of identifiable rib..hacked up chunks. The veg and potatoes where reheats and not done very well.. The reheating water must have not been changed all day...after taste..Roast potatoes soggy..I got 5 bitty pieces of watery baton carrots...gravy was good though.

My companion had the "baked" salmon which was fried, overcooked and tasteless....same dreadful veg and pots as with the roast beef. Kids had chicken caesar salad which was fine but the cajun chicken wrap was a disaster of dry overcooked chicken bits with some sort of sauce from a jar...the dipping sauce was tainted with some musty dried herb...truly rank.....chips were fresh though.
The bill came to about €65 with a €6 glass of white wine, two cokes and a pint if decent Guinness.

Very over priced stuff for a pub charging restaurant prices. If you find yourself and have no choice but to eat out of starvation stick with the gravy, chips and guinness the rest of the menu is purely aspirational. Sorry..

Posted 11th Dec 2015 by POPPENVFirst Timer: 2 reviews

lovely staff good atmosphere my meal of Cajun salmon was overcooked it looked like a leftover reheated it was tasteless, steak my companion had was fine very disappointed

Posted 28th Jul 2015 by SARAK7First Timer: 9 reviews

Great place for food near Dublin Airport. The food was v good great portions and the Seafood Chowder was AMAZING! Friendly staff, great choice of food and wines by the glass. I'll be back!

Posted 3rd Apr 2014 by DAG1First Timer: 33 reviews

We dined here on Mother's Day and we were seated in a cramped corner that was too small for our party size. The menu and price (set menu with a price of €24.95 instead of €19.95) was different to the menu advertised as available that day and so a number of our party were disappointed. It seemed other patrons were also disappointed with the menu as quite a few looked at the menu and inquired as to the changes and left without ordering. The starters and main were tasty and portion size was good, however we all agreed that the mains were cold upon arrival. Some of us ordered the Berry & Apple Crumble for dessert and did not enjoy it. It wasn't a crumble, more of a tart with a crumb topping. I took one piece and found it overwhelmingly tart whilst the pastry was almost raw.

Posted 7th Feb 2014 by MUNCH30First Timer: 14 reviews

We had lunch here and found the chowder and fish and chips superb. Friendly service ensured a lovely experience.

Posted 7th Feb 2014 by MUNCH30First Timer: 14 reviews

We had lunch here and found the chowder and fish and chips excellent. Friendly staff and good value for money.

Posted 28th Sep 2013 by ANGELGOURMETGuru: 105 reviews

First off, have to agree with another reviewer, this is a pub, not a restaurant. The dining area is very small and there are some normal tables, but also high stools at high tables. Have never seen high stools in a restaurant before, so I rest my cause. We ended up sitting at the high stools because most of the tables that weren’t occupied had ‘Reserved’ cards on them. A high stool isn’t the most comfortable place to sit whilst having a meal but we were hungry so it suited us at the time. Meals here are pricey enough considering it is basically a pub, and it wouldn’t be a place we’d choose for an intimate meal. We had mains of Turkey and Stuffing with Vegetables and Chicken Madras with Rice and Chips. Both meals were very good and the portions generous enough. We paid €31 for the two mains plus two soft drinks. Service was good, and full marks the toilets, they were very clean. Will finish off by saying that there’s nothing wrong with dining in a pub, we have done it several times. It’s just a bit bold of Kealys to advertise themselves as a restaurant when it clearly isn’t, and they also charge restaurant prices.

Posted 1st May 2012 by REDMONR6Connoisseur: 23 reviews

Went here for a family meal a few weeks ago. The atmosphere is just like a pub pretty much but its lively enough.
Most of us did the three course menu that was only 20euro each. I had a salad to start which was alright but ended up eating my brothers chicken wings and they were great.
I got the steak sandwich for mains which was kind of overcooked. They also do a special bottle of wine for twelve euro so it is great value for money!

Posted 29th Apr 2012 by THEWIZTHEWOZConnoisseur: 29 reviews

We had the weekend menu, 3 courses for 19.99.Nice Sunday grub in a busy pub. Would return for sure :)

Posted 7th Mar 2012 by FLIGHT SUPERVISORGuru: 282 reviews

I hadn't been here for years but as my sister was working her last flight today we decided to meet her at the airport and go for lunch. From the moment we walked through the door we were all made feel special. Service was warm, friendly and smiling throughout. I had homemade scampi for mains whilst my sister and dad chose a burger mam opting for bacon and cabbage. For desert I had biscuit cake whilst my mother chose apple pie. Overall the food was excellent and very decent in portion size. This eatery offers excellent value for money for the high quality of food provided. The atmosphere was very good indeed. I booked a table in advance and was given a lovely table beside the fire. I would suggest you book as the place was packed. I would highly recommend Kealys and I will return again.
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