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Matt The Thresher

#157 of 1,867 Restaurants in Dublin
#171 of 2,068 Places to Eat in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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32 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin, Ireland
+353 01 - 676 2980
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Matt the Thresher is an award winning family owned Seafood Bar and...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I would have given 4.5 if it was an options Service is excellent - they know how to interact with people and make you feel welcome and leave you in good form. Good - very good. Main course of crab claws let them down - very fresh crab but the gorgeous sounding sauce that was described on the menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Phiddles
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Dublin
Good for:
  • Local cuisine

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Dublin
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

I would have given 4.5 if it was an options Service is excellent - they know how to interact with people and make you feel welcome and leave you in good form. Good - very good. Main course of crab claws let them down - very fresh crab but the gorgeous sounding sauce that was described on the menu did... More 

Oxford, Ohio
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Kudos for the lovely dinning spot. A nice refuge from the pubs. I had the Shrimp Scampi which was supposed to be prawns. They must have been pieces in a tempura batter. Really good but not many for €26.95 and the fish and chips are a bit pricey for €17.95. The restaurant is beautiful and I suppose you are paying... More 

Michigan
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended to us by a tour guide. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is clean and nicely decorated. The staff was attentive and were very eager to meet our needs. The food was excellent. It was our favorite place while staying in Dublin.

Nuertingen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The food was abolutley great and Luca who was responsible for our table made a perfect service. Thanks a lot!

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Ireland
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is definitely not a usual Irish pub dining experience. This is very much a restaurant and the food is of good restaurant quality. Our party had lunch here and the service and food quality was excellent.

Sliema
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Excellent lunch with friendly, well-informed servers, a great menu & specials & a good atmosphere...

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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Iceman an old friend from Iceland was visiting Dublin and we stopped by on a Wednesday evening for dinner . We saw clients eating outside so we sat at an empty table . We asked a passing waiter if we could eat outside and he said yes. Iceman got drinks at the bar after 20 minutes and no sign of... More 

London
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Had an amazing dinner, great service, excellent seafood,the decor was a big surprise as the outside appearance did not mirror the internal ambiance. . The only irritant was the table size. It was too small to accommodate the wonderful oysters that we were presented with. A small point but the tables could be larger.

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Really, really great Seafood! However, we have never been to a restaurant where we were seated (with a reservation) and then asked to move! The host told us we needed to move as they had a large party coming in and we were taking to long. Only because we wanted to enjoy a glass of wine before ordering our entree... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great chowder, poached Dublin Bay prawns were a bit anonymous and also the salad on the side was really basic. The shellfish pot was high quality fish even though I don't like the addition of chorizo and the dish is pretty standard. All in all a place with good food but lacking in personality.

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Additional Information about Matt The Thresher

Address: 32 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 01 - 676 2980
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
Average Prices: USD 13 - 53
Cuisine: Seafood, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 01 - 676 2980

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 53
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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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