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The Headfort Arms Headfort Place, Kells, Ireland
+353 46 924 0084
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County Meath, Ireland
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always great food fantastic service very busy extremely friendly staff definitely the place to dine in kells

Thank helenbW7119AX
Drogheda, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time to visit the vanilla pod & i was really impressed. Lovey warm candlelit room & food to die for. i had scallops to start on a risotto which were perfectly cooked, followed by duck 3 ways which was amazing i just loved a little taste of 3 different duck dishes, i am board only getting the breast in... More 

Thank joe1971reilly
Cavan, Ireland
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for a meal with my wife and had booked ahead. The restaurant itself had a warm and modern feel to it but it is lacking in space. I say this as everything seemed a bit cramped. E.G. Half way through our meal, a group of four women were seated next to us, they were so close, we nearly... More 

Thank David C
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't understand some of these reviews. Visited for a quick dinner. Ordered a chicken burger priced €14.95. A supermarket breaded burger was delivered. Fish special was average at best. Unbelievably poor quality for a restaurant. Cannot see how they justify their high prices.

Thank Paul B
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an unforgettable evening!our table was ready at 730 as booked,we entered a busy,busting full restaurant,yet our table was private and the dim lighting set a warm romantic setting.we had two glasses of wine while we decided on our food from a fab menu.already looking forward to a return visit.Dave looked after us brilliantly,he couldn't do enough.we enjoyed every mouthful... More 

Thank jamie66
Greater London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Apparently the hotel and restaurant is popular with golfers and business people alike and is one of the best in Kells! Having walked around Kells I'd say there really wasn't much competition. We ate here on our last night and I have to say I wasn't wowed. One of the waitresses that served us was incredibly dour and the bark... More 

Thank CorsetQueen
Sacramento, California
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My wife, son, and I came here for dinner because we were staying at the Headfort Arms. Our dinner and service was fantastic! We both ordered off the early bird menu. I got the chicken wings and Irish chicken dinner. Absolutely wonderful! My wife got the beef and the fritters, and her meal was great. We both got the crumble... More 

Thank Fred M
London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent service that we had come to expect from the hotel staff. Very nice crab and black pudding starter. Really nice ribs for the ll and prawn pasta for me. Damn good pud too. Very reasonable although €11.20 for a rock shandy was a bit steep! Worth eating here

Thank Tattooed-oik
Kells, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Cramped dining area,small portions and extortionate,city prices in a small town.Don't know who submits some of the reviews on this place!!

1 Thank hmtkelly2000
County Wicklow, Ireland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Availed of the 3 course meal in the vanilla pod. brilliant value for money. the portions were huge. the food was cooked to perfection. very well presented. the service was second to none. so helpful and extremely professional. overall excellent experience.

Thank Salley O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Headfort Arms Headfort Place, Kells, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Meath  >  Kells
  • Phone Number: +353 46 924 0084

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