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“a disappointing birthday”
Review of TH Doolan's Pub - CLOSED

TH Doolan's Pub
Cuisines: Pub, Irish, Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“a disappointing birthday”
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Had supper at TH Doolans on 19 June 2012.Went there as Tripadvisor had some good reviews. Decor was good, service reasonably attentive but the food was really disappointing. I had the guinness and steak pie. Well, there were turnips, carrots and gravy in the pie but very very little steak. My sister had the battered fish (think it was cod) and again more batter than fish. When we complaned about the pie(my sister did not want to to make a scene about the fish) I got the royal sum off 3 euros as discount from my 13 euro dish! Not good enough TH

Visited June 2012
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Thank Pim L
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  • English first
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English first
uk
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Brilliant home made comfort food”
Reviewed 15 June 2012

All the food was fresh. Gorgeous boiled ham and cabbage. Big fresh carrots and mash. Total comfort food. The staff were so kind and welcoming.
Not a tacky tourist bar, a real old Irish bar with Irish values.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank murphy17Uk
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Luck, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Trad and Session Night...Every Night”
Reviewed 22 May 2012

T&H is the quintessential Low beamed Olde' Sod Pub in back of the Merchants Quay and the River Suir. As times have gotten difficult for Irish pubs and most of them have had to take on more of a stylized dining experience as well, "The Doolan" runs the gamut. The oysters are awesome, in this atmosphere with a pint of the creamy black stuff... if the music is just right, it takes on the classic mystical, magical Irish feel. While I could personally do without all the dollar bills pegged to the ceiling in the back room, its soon forgiven amongst a crowd that will carry a lively conversation amidst song well into the evening. Sinead O'Connor apparently played one of her first gigs here and Liam Clancy of the Clancy brothers used to own it. This place is old and classic for sure to be sure and music is the lifeblood.

  • Visited April 2012
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2 Thank Nicopernicus
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Waterford, Ireland
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Saturday Lunch”
Reviewed 3 May 2012

Nice and tasty lunch food, plenty of it and well priced

Visited April 2012
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Thank MacPow
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“We stayed all evening”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

We only popped in for one pint after lunch and stayed all evening. The pub has a lovely friendly atmosphere and the live music was amazing. A properly Irish experience.

Visited April 2012
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