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Matt The Thresher

31 & 32 Lower Pembroke St, Dublin, Ireland
+353 01 - 676 2980
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Ranked #90 of 1,755 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $13 - $53
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Matt the Thresher is an award winning family owned Seafood Bar and Restaurant, specialising in fresh wild Irish Seafood. We are located in the heart of Georgian Dublin in the city centre not far from St Stephen Green. We are opened 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Reservations are recommended, you can book on line or email/phone Brid and she will be only be delighted to look after your requirements.
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Came here on a work night out almost a year ago, very nice decor inside this pub but I won't be coming back for that alone! I ordered a burger which came with chips. On cutting into the burger, the inside was pink and very undercooked, although it looked cooked on the outside. There was no way in hell I... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Visited with some friends before a rugby match. Good service with a very good waiter. He was helped by some less experienced staff who were out of their depth. We told him that we were in a big of a hurry to make the kick off and as a result, we were not left waiting. Fish is king here and... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Went there with friends on a buzzy Friday evening. It's a beautiful light elegant room. For starter we had fish cakes which had soft cooked poached egg and hollandaise sauce which were nice accompaniments. Also the mussels which were juocy and tasty. My friends had fish burger and fish and chips all very tasty. I had hake special with chilli... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Went there with several friends last week and had a delightful meal. Our server, Dave was attentive and knowledgeable and made several good recommendations. My wife and I both had the Plaice special and it was delicious .. perfectly done. This was probably the best meal we had in our short trip to Dublin.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Loved it! Had lunch there last Saturday - special of Ling served on red (tomato) risotto. Extremely tasty, great service, beautiful venue. Would definitely recommend and look forward to a return visit.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We had a lunch and dinner during our visit St Patrick's weekend. If you are looking for traditional Irish cooking this is a solid choice, very close to trinity college area.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Last Saturday we had a great dinner here. We shared a starter (one of the specials with monkfish) and both had a main dish (husband a bowl with mussels, shrimp, etc) and I had the ovendish with potato and fish. It was all very well. Our waiter was quick and attentive. We really liked the atmosphere in this beautiful restaurant.

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Dublin, Ireland
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30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Been there done that....but the fish on a Monday was delicious. Family loved it. Relaxed staff made the experience even better. Adapted specials choices for a kid. Love this place. Taste taste taste

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Dublin, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Loved it last year but was there a month ago and not really up to standard. Had the famous fish platter which tasted as if the fish prawns were frozen and just defrosted. Garnish on the plate was a limp lettuce and no dressing. The place seemed a bit chaotic and it was lunch time only. Would not rush back.... More

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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Friendly service and excellent food. Great for a crowd and loved the booths. A must for good food fans

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