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The Central

4.4
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44 Reviews
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€30 and under
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Gastro Pub
The Central is an award winning venue featuring several bars and dining areas including a heated roof terrace in the heart of Navan town centre. The Central specialises in contemporary, tasty food with a twist and has a buzzy, friendly atmosphere.

Current opening times for food and drinks are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 5pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm.
Bookings recommended, walk-ins also welcome.
Late night menu also available after 9.30pm.

Tips for Booking -
To request a table in a Restaurant setting please select a regular table, a table in a Bar setting please select a bar or high-top table or a table on the Roof Terrace please select an outdoor table.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Central !

Some Awards to date -
Bar of The Year National Winner
2020 Best Gastro Pub in Meath
National Winner Best Modern Cooking in a Bar
Best Cocktail Experience, Best Entertainment Venue, Best Outdoor Space - National Winner

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 44 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.4
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmandaH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and Cocktails were amazing as previous. Waiters are super friendly. Only thing I didn't enjoy was on our visit it felt quite packed and none of the Covid 19 guidelines where being followed in regards to social distancing. Downstairs did seem alot quieter and better managed though.

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TetyanaL
Meath
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was very very good.Very good service...

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Weasie72
Meath
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous food, super pleasant staff and all over great night out 🤗

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GabrielleC
Meath
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere & very efficient & friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyable evening

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VivienneC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was tasty enough but very overpriced. €20 for a stir fry with chicken is way too expensive, barely a chicken fillet with literally green pepper, courgette julienne and onion. We thought everything on the menu was overpriced, €18 for a salad! By booking on app I picked hightop seating thinking it would the the high tables in the bar but it was upstairs and quite isolated but maybe in this current climate that would suit people . There wasn't much ambience because of this but I could not fault the staff for their attention, they were really good

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Sinead
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

As soon as we arrived we waited to be brought upstairs then back down again.We had booked for a standard table for 4 and We’re given the high top table right at the main entrance which people were coming in and out constant breeze. There were no specific waiter/waitress allocated to tables so we were asked same questions multiple times. Food was fabulous and value was fine €50 a head roughly for starter,main steak, dessert & drink.

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LauraM
Meath
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service, great atmosphere & a fun night 👌

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable

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AoifeO
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and drink was lovely. I did feel it was a bit overprices for what we got, but in general, all good.

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Audrey
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS FAB.. staff are the best.. bar area looks great after a likkle makeover ..

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SuzanneM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Was nice evening out, food was okay but when we paid for the bill and was about to leave the waiter came after us telling us we hadn't paid the total amount. It was in front of everyone as we were leaving and insisted we didn't pay enough. We figured it out that he hadn't put through the right amount on card machine and we didn't ask for receipt so it was his fault even tho we thought we had given a tip too. It was just just we were made look like we were in wrong at the front of the restaurant for everyone to see as he kept insisting. It was a disappointing end to the evening.

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KatieN
Meath
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well set up checking temperatures the door!

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KatrinaD
Meath
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fab experience at The Central! Thank you! x

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TanyaG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice mix of couples and groups. It's a super spot for everyone!

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been to the Central since before lockdown in March. I was so impressed with the measures taken to ensure customer and staff safety. The staff who seated us and served our table were amazing. So friendly and welcoming. The food was exceptional, delicious and reasonably priced. Already planning to return again soon.

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LauraR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Central is a wonderful setting in the centre of Navan town. The food is really tasty and not over priced, the staff are super attentive and friendly, 10 out of 10!

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AlanN
Meath
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic friendly waitress, food was just amazing. Great choice from menu for family of five. Really attentive staff and ambience was just so relaxed. WILL be back again.

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CliveJ
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food, staff were excellent but very very poor social distancing , in the social area people and hugging in large groups standing up

VERY POOR NEEDS MORE CONTROL

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JoeF
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice bars and plenty of choice staff friendly and helpful

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SorchaA
Meath
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and felt very comfortable here even with the covid restrictions etc. Food is always really good and staff are friendly and very attentive. Could not fault it and looking forward to bringing friends here for our next meal out. The menu has such great choice, could easily pick out more than 5 dishes that I'd be very happy with. The chefs and staff are doing a great job.

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KathR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was terrible; was asked to leave table and sit at bar despite other tables being left alone. Felt as a nuisance sitting at the bar with staff working. Asked for bill multiple times off one staff member and she didn’t get it for me, while walking around the restaurant doing nothing. Espresso martinis were very poorly made.

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GBGBGB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Covid restrictions are ruining pubs but these guys making the best of a bad situation 👍

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BrigidJ
London
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

This is our second trip to The Central, the food this time was ok, not great. I was really impressed with all the Covid rules that are being adhered to and felt totally safe for the duration of our visit. Top marks for that!

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Shel
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great place for nice casual dining. Staff are really welcoming and attentive.
Great space and atmosphere has always been upbeat.
The food was great except for they seem to have changed the pepperoni on the pizza to a cheap luncheon style Meat . Not a great way to save money or maybe suppliers are limited at the moment.
Will be back

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Bren
Meath
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had enjoyable meal with my friends the service was excellent but the nose level was very loud and there was no social distancing at all

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Peter
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe; upon arrival there was a free standing digital thermometer to check your temperature. Lovely, friendly waitress took us to our seats where there was hand sanitizer on each table. Bar man was very attentive and friendly, straight away took our drinks order and then our food order when he returned with the drinks. Food was outstanding. The thai curry was unbelievable, I highly recommend! We can't wait to go back!

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HelenH
Meath
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food.Staff very friendly and efficient. Will be back again soon.

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LouiseK
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent!! My first time dining out since before lockdown and while the staff were following all HSA guidelies it felt like any other night out!! Staff were so friendly and welcoming and the food was delish!!!

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bridgetw
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I would have preferred a table at the front of the pub not in the restaurant at the back there was no back ground music and no atmosphere but the service was good and staff were lovely

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GrainneC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was fab. Cool vibe. Roy's cocktails were divine and service with a big smile

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RayD
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great atmosphere and all the relevant measures in place for a very safe and enjoyable dining experience.

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AmandaH
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, gorgeous food and the cocktails were lovely. Love going here for a few drinks or a quiet meal.

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TonyM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have eaten a number of times in The Central and it is usually good, if a little pricey. Saturday was very disappointing. My Wife ordered a Burger (18.50, fries extra. As I said, pricey). She specifically asked for it without onions. It came with a lot of onions. 2 slices of bacon were on it, they were practically raw. The Fries (3.50) were advertised as Triple Fried. Well, I would have thought they were undercooked if they were Single Fried. I had Chicken Wings which were OK.
We were delighted to see The Central back open, and I enjoy a pint in there at the weekends, and will continue to do so when this nightmare is over. Sadly, we won't be returning for a meal.

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Paulodekennio1
Meath
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely date night it our favourite spot. Excellent service from our waitress Rosin.

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AllanaN
Meath
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Excellent service nice food great atmosphere..Definitely great for a night out ..

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Cayleigh
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Wings were to die for. Looking forward to returning!

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Keifermu
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent venue with very friendly staff. Leading example of how to implement COVID-19 protocols for a restaurant. Food very tasty and presented very well but could be a served little hotter. Will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Meath
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food was Amazing, Will definitely be back soon

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, great service in a lovely setting. Excellent value.

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TetyanaL
Meath
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was lovely and atmosphere was great
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The Central is rated 4.4 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

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