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Matt The Thresher

32 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin, Ireland
+353 01 - 676 2980
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Ranked #117 of 1,829 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $53
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
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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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We had our first dinner in Dublin at this restaurant and loved it. Staff were very friendly and quick with service. Atmosphere was great - a wonderful buzz. You can go there just for a drink or for dinner. We had lobster which was excellent - perfectly cooked, also prawn and lobster cocktail - again excellent - the pate which... More

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Toronto, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Our first night in Ireland and we chose this place. It has been a very long time since we had a meal where everything we ordered was good. Honestly, everything we ordered was AMAZING! Best light, yet creamy, chunky fish chowder, with a rich dense yet moist traditional brown bread. Next, I had the shrimp in garlic sauce (they called... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A lovely light bright airy restaurant and a great atmosphere. We were meeting Spanish friends for dinner so we picked somewhere close to their hotel. The restaurant had been recommended but I was suprised how good it was. The restaurant has a nice bar but we were seated immediately. Our friends were running later so the waitress provided drinks and... More

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Laytown Co Meath
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115 reviews 115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A friend and I dined here last night and I all I can say is we had a wonderful time. I ordered the crab gratin to start as did my friend, I opted for the mussels for my main course which were supreme and there were plenty of them, my friend went for the the hake, which she said was... More

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South Florida, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is the place to go for seafood, fresh daily and a variety to choose from. The restaurant has a nice decor, good vibe and the service was attentive and friendly. Our dinner was fantastic. My husband chose the Plaice, a fresh fish, and I enjoyed a yummy Guinness beef stew. We would definitely return to Matt the Thresher on... More

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family and I ate our first dinner here after traveling for 16 hours from Pennsylvania. It was mentioned by our cab driver as being famous for fresh seafood. It was visited by Michelle Obama recently. We arrived around 7:00 without reservations but were seated immediately. The restaurant has a nice bar with dining seating on 2 levels. We started... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by a flight attendant while we were checking in to our hotel. Glad she did! Really great experience! The bartender personally delivered our drinks and the service overall was attentive and really friendly. The oysters were fresh and delicious. All the food was hot and tasty. Wonderful brown bread. We ended up talking to... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The freshest seafood, nice sophisticated environment but still very affordable. Love this place. Have been many many times, can't wait until the next time!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Positive Fresh fish cooked well and good decor. Lots of choice and some interesting combinations-passion fruit beurre blanc with rainbow trout-quality napkins. Negative Poor service:we had to wait about 5 minutes before we were shown to our table without anyone making eye contact or greeting us. When someone finally came to us we weren't asked how we were or given... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Was very disappointed with our visit. We ordered fish, it being the house speciality, we asked for the fish to be taken off the bone and were informed, without any further explanation that the chef does not want to do that. Our starter plates were taken away as people finished rather than waiting for us all to finish - the... More

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