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Matt The Thresher

32 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin, Ireland
+353 01 - 676 2980
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Ranked #112 of 1,813 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful seafood - well worth a trip if you are in Dublin. Great setting as well with multi-tiered seating and pianist playing throughout the evening.

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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Visited here with girl friends and was very pleased with the experience. The staff, from the off, were very pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu and the Day's Specials. We remarked on a flavour in a sauce and couldn't quite pinpoint the taste and our waitress returned to our table having found out the ingredients from the chef - that's... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was treated to lunch here yesterday and from my first impression looking on the outside in it looked a bit touristy, what with the tri colour/American flag outside but it wasn't my choice so I went with the flow. It looked pretty cool on the inside with a lot of different styles going on. I ordered the tian of... More

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Naas, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We were treated to a world class experience from the moment we walked in the door. The staff, especially those from Tullamore were extremely professional and attentive. Will definitely be back again.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Luckily, we arrived at lunch time before reservations were needed. The mix of modern and vintage décor was inviting, and provided a soothing ambiance for weary travelers. The appetizer was a delectable surprise, but the main course meals of fish and Guinness pies were the most delicious of all. Our server was very attentive, and this was such a great... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a very attractive restaurant/bar in one of Dublin's nicer central areas. It's very easy on the eye and the charming, efficient staff help to create a lovely atmosphere. Seafood is the speciality and our waiter was very well informed to advise on the menu and the specials. The food is very good and the entire experience so pleasing... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was one of the best meals I've ever had; certainly the best I've had in Ireland. It can be pricey, but a pint of Guinness and some mussels make for an inexpensive and satisfying lunch. Highly recommended

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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I found Matt The Thresher's surprisingly good lovely staff very warm efficient and attentive. Food was well prepared and well presented in a very reasonalbe amount of time. Decor was big, ornate, bright and clean. Menu choices are very good with something to please all 5 of my group all with their own preferences and everyone contented at the end.Seafood... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

First time in Dublin, we were looking for somewhere with an amazing seafood menu but that had a more restaurant than pub feel. Booked Matt The Thresher just from the look of it on the website and we don't think we could have made a better choice. The menu was impressive and even more so was the specials board with... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Well prepared and extremely fresh seafood with many interesting choices available. Great atmosphere and service with the added pleasure of piano music!

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