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The Pavilion | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin 16, Ireland (Formerly Cafe Mao - Dun Laoghaire)
+353 1 214 8090
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Catch some fire in one of our newly refurbished Mao restaurants - Dublin's...
Catch some fire in one of our newly refurbished Mao restaurants - Dublin's favourite Thai/Asian restaurant chain. Our chefs are dedicated to the art of Asian cuisine and their dedication ensures that all our dishes are prepared using only 100% Irish beef, the freshest of ingredients and keeping our cooking MSG and virtually fat free!
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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not good this time

Had eaten here before and found it good. Not this time. Had the Christmas menu and the main was the Malaysian chicken which was just not good. V bland. Will not rush back

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
bambergfan
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Dublin Ireland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dublin Ireland
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Had eaten here before and found it good. Not this time. Had the Christmas menu and the main was the Malaysian chicken which was just not good. V bland. Will not rush back

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Madrid, Spain
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My last visit to this restaurant was quite a surprise. I had the Hati Ayam and it was scrumptious and my sister had the yellow veg curry which was equally as good. They also had Lassi Smoothies and Margaritas. Everything we ordered was really really tasty. The venue itself is fine. The location excellent. It's right on the seafront. With... More 

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United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Stopped by for late light lunch around 3pm. Ordered starters and cocktails from a waiter who actually sighed when we didn't order a main course despite restaurant bring empty. Food really poor, service indifferent. Won't be returning.

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Enjoyed a lovely meal with friends ( large group 15) great choice on their Xmas menu 4 starters 5/6 mains 4 desserts for 21.95 I had vegetable spring rolls lovely and fresh and very tasty and the tempura lemon sole was fab as we such a big group we tried nearly all the dishes and everyone enjoyed desserts were simple... More 

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bangor in ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Went in for lunch and had from the lunch menus you got a lot the noodle were especially good and it witching walking distance from the hotel

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Dublin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This would be our regular lunch stop in Dun Laoghaire. Lovely staff, tasty food, great price, good portions. Inside and outside seating. Nice after a stroll down the pier.

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Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This restaurant faces Dun Laoghaire's magnificent harbour. It's popular and the service is more than acceptable. The oriental food is OK but nothing special. I had Hong Kong chicken, which I would have preferred a bit crispy, but the chicken was nondescript and almost flavourless. The slightly spicy, sweet and sour sauce was pleasant though, as were the crispy vegetables.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you are looking for a selection of good Asian meals, you don't have to go past Mao restaurants. This chain has a family friendly feel with value main courses and good selections. Worth a stay especially with the set menus for €25 or so before 7

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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108 reviews 108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Two couples catching up on old times; one a little jet lagged so a quick but nice and friendly place needed. Mission accomplished. I had a very pleasant pad thai and all enjoyed their meals. Good value, good food, decent service, pleasant environment.

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Dublin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

They offer a weekday lunch menu until 4pm, where I chose the Singapore noodles (€8.75) and a banana, honey & yogurt smoothie. It was a beautiful sunny day so I sat outside where I had a small distant view of the harbour, and beside a bed of lavender attracting many busy bees. The noodles were ok (i’ve had better) and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Pavilion | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin 16, Ireland (Formerly Cafe Mao - Dun Laoghaire)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 214 8090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 21

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

Catch some fire in one of our newly refurbished Mao restaurants - Dublin's favourite Thai/Asian restaurant chain. Our chefs are dedicated to the art of Asian cuisine and their dedication ensures that all our dishes are prepared using only 100% Irish beef, the freshest of ingredients and keeping our cooking MSG and virtually fat free!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?