Cooke's of Caragh

4.6
89 Reviews
€30 and under
Irish
Cooke’s of Caragh and The Fox and Hare. Cooke’s is located in the heart of Caragh village just a 10 minutes drive from Naas, Newbridge, Sallins Clane and only 40 minutes from Dublin.

If you want to book a table in the beer garden, please book an outdoor table. For the Gastro Lounge and The Fox and Hare, please chose a standard table and kindly let us know which area you would prefer, we will do our best to accommodate your request based on our availability.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 89 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarenK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely food in a great location and staff were very attentive and friendly. I would highly recommend

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Audreys
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We love Cookes, but unfortunately Christmas eve food was not good, all 3 burgers were burnt and batter in fish inedible. Hopefully will improve again

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AL78
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely for a family meal. Staff were really friendly and helpful.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely experience both nights! Amazing staff and food. Best gastro pub in kildare

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MarieaM
Meath
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service would certainly recommend

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NoeleenC
Meath
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service...would recommend!

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LouiseD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic service and great atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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CatherineT
Meath
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal with friends Saturday night. Delicious food & great atmosphere.

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Ashleyk
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food in a nice cosy area. Staff lovely and food comes quite quick which is great when you have kids with you. Felt very safe here with regards to how they are set up for Covid compliance

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JackieL
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our evening- we booked a table for 4 ladies - a lovely catch up for us and we all felt comfortable and safe . Well done on your social distancing and sanitisation procedures in place . At all times we felt safe .
We had a lovely night
One negative point not related to Cookes -but some customers did move around going to toilets without masks and arrived in to Cookes not wearing their masks - maybe prompt/remind customer to wear their masks .
Jackie

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MagsD
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect food ambiance felt very comfortable bar staff were great cresit to them all working in these strange times..would recommend to anyone..

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Michael
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, very helpful staff. Really nice venue.

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Claire
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Great attentive staff and plenty of them. However the issue lied in the fact that our fish and chip dinner had batter that was not fully cooked through. When the waitress was notified she agree the batter was unset on the inside layer leaving a thick gluey paste (not very pleasant to eat), she brought one of the dishes to the kitchen. When she returned with the same plate of food and an embarrassed look, stating that the uncooked part of the batter was turmeric according to the chef !! Not sure what turmeric has to do with uncooked batter?? She apologies that this was as much as she could do for us on this occasion. So basically we paid €34 for two bowls of chips and unpleasant/inedible fish batter. I understand restaurants and bars serving food have had a very hard year with covid but how is it fair to expect loyal customers to pay for unpleasant food. We won’t EVER be back which is sad as this is our local but it’s obvious they don’t care about that

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BrendanC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. Looking forward to going back again.

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Megan
Meath
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Our food wasn’t great, my husbands duck had to flavouring and nor did most of his meal either. My chicken burger had barely any coating on it. The chips were frozen despite them usually being home made, no change in price either!! Service was appalling, no attention given.
We booked the gastro lounge and got put in the fox and hare, not what we had booked.
We’re regulars at Cooke’s and I was so disappointed, won’t be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Meath
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent , delicious meal in Fox & Hare

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LisaK
Meath
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time here, very personal service, social distancing, hygiene standards and masks all observed without feeling uninviting and rushed. Food was delicious with the chicken wings disappeared fast. I tried the homemade fudge which was silky smooth and creamy sweet. Plenty of spacious parking around the back.

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HannahK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Delicious food! Great atmosphere. Service was quick but drinks were forgotten about at times.

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AudreyH
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food and service. It felt very safe with all the measures in place. Well done we will be back!

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LisaB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Really enjoyed our meal here, for atmosphere / would probably choose the bar / lounge area to eat in over the fox and hare restaurant.

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VinnyM
Meath
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, super atmosphere and staff very friendly

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MurtKane
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined early evening, cordial welcoming atmosphere. Staff very attentive. Food was excellent, all 5 of party very happy with choices. Good value when it came to paying bill.
Will definitely return sooner rather than later.

MB
MaeveB
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Cooke’s ambience was lovely overall with a welcoming fire. However, personally, I found the Christmas music in the background too loud.
I really enjoyed my meal. I had the curry. However, I don’t think there are any vegetables served with meals and everything is served with chips apart from the curry.
The kids menu also lacked a healthy option, again no vegetables and everything served with chips. The price for the kids menu was good value and my girls loved the dessert.

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JohnC
Meath
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience, staff were very good and waiter who looked after us was very pleasant, but if crack and very professional all at the same time. Looking forward to going back tgere

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DeirdreA
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal in very pleasant surrounds. The place was spotless clean and service cheerful and prompt. Food was nicely cooked and very tasty, wine was very good. I had a french coffee which was beautifully made to end off a perfect evening.

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Daveoc1234
Meath
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and staff are super nice. The atmosphere was fantastic given the current restrictions.

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RobT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service which was provided by pleasant staff

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OpenTable Diner
Meath
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food

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KatieF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always get 5 star food and service in Cookes, highly recommend.

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Marty
Meath
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice tasty meal. Great to be able to dine out & to have restaurants open again.

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Mono
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food great friendly staff would recommend Cookes to family and friends as a really nice place to go for a meal and drinks

JM
JohnM
Cancun
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prompt service. Food tasty and piping hot. 3 clean plates

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Dani
Meath
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, great service and lovely food. We always enjoy ourselves.

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BiancaR
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Wrong soup was brought to us. Staff did not even know which soup it was. Dont eat pork and soup had bacon in it. Ordered the cauliflower soup but never got it. Would prefer to receive drinks in sealed bottles and cans not already in glass.

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David
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cookes, been there loads before lockdown and couldn't wait to come back once it reopened. Very warm friendly service and food is always delicious.

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SueM
Meath
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice food with good choice on the menu. great service and lovely staff

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GenmaB
Meath
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was delicious. Will definitely go back.

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DebbieC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service was good, friendly staff.

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EimearL
Meath
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food,really enjoyed our meal..highly recommended cookes,service and staff are 5 star.

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gorgeous set up for outdoor dining.. Well spaced and was heated.. Food was gorgeous as always

FAQs

Cooke's of Caragh is rated 4.6 stars by 89 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 reservations at the moment.