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Kennedy's Food Store

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Irish, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Delicatessen, Pub
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5 Fairview Strand, Fairview, D3 | The Hilltop Centre, Raheny, D5 & 196 Clontarf Rd, Clontarf, D3, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 833 1400
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Award winning, child friendly & customer focused community cafe. Our aim...
Award winning, child friendly & customer focused community cafe. Our aim is to provide fresh, locally sourced homecooked food with friendly efficient service in a relaxing neighbourhood environment.
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for a delicious and relaxed meal

Inept in Kennedy's Raheny about once a week. Niamh and the other staff there are always friendly and efficient. The place is usually busy and has a great atmosphere. The breakfast is amazing and I love being able to chose exactly what to have on my plate. You decide how you want your eggs and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
cutieperth
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Dublin, Ireland
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Inept in Kennedy's Raheny about once a week. Niamh and the other staff there are always friendly and efficient. The place is usually busy and has a great atmosphere. The breakfast is amazing and I love being able to chose exactly what to have on my plate. You decide how you want your eggs and then your other extras on... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Raheny gem slowly taking over which I often frequent. Love the food, decent specials and most of the staff are generally always pleasant. The coffee used to be my favorite part however there have been a few times recently it isn't living up to what it used to be, a friend's americano arrived full to the top with no room... More 

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TeamKennedys, Owner at Kennedy's Food Store, responded to this review

Hi Jon, many thanks for your review and for the frequent visits to us! Delighted to hear you are enjoying the food and the specials. Thanks for the feedback on the coffee - I've looked into this and part of the reason I think that it was not up to its usual high standard is our machine had to have... More 

Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I've brought people from all parts of my life, my gym buddies, work buddies and friends from down the country and all have raved about. There's plenty to chose for everyone - soups, salads and my favourite, is the breakfast. They do fine sized portions. Keep that in mond cos their desserts are fab too!

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TeamKennedys, Owner at Kennedy's Food Store, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review - and for introducing the people in your life to Kennedy's! Delighted that you enjoy the breakfast - its free range eggs, clonakilty's finest pudding and craft butcher rashers and sausages all the way! We have a dedicated dessert Chef and she is delighted and says thanks for your comments on the desserts. Thanks again... More 

Dublin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The food was very nice, but too pricey for me. I had a lovely piece of quiche with herbs and a ciabatta with some of their lovely salads in it. But this came to €12.30. I was told that the quiche was €4.95 so the ciabatta must have been well over €7! Nice, but too pricey for me.

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TeamKennedys, Owner at Kennedy's Food Store, responded to this review

Hi William, thanks for coming to the store and for the feedback. I looked into this and apologies - you were overcharged on the ciabatta by 70 cent. I'd like to offer you coffee and dessert on us next time you are in. Please ask for myself or Suzanne. Hope to see you again, Sarah More 

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Dropped into Fairview for breakfast while waiting for a repair on my car in a local garage. I had the full breakfast and a cappucino. Super-fresh ingredients and a choice of breads for toast, which was great. Would have loved to have lingered, but there isn't a lot of seating, so I felt I shouldn't deprive other people of a... More 

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TeamKennedys, Owner at Kennedy's Food Store, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for taking the time to post a review! I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed your breakfast & coffee.... the most important meal of the day! Our good-to-order breakfast is something we love doing and I'm delighted that it hit the spot for you. We have extra seating upstairs btw and I hope we will see you... More 

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I have been here a few times and have to say the food is great , very fresh and tasty. I find the staff very friendly, nice cosy seating area and a great pot of tea. Sandwiches start at €4.95 very reasonable.

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TeamKennedys, Owner at Kennedy's Food Store, responded to this review

That is a lovely review - thank you very much. You mention the things that we work hard to deliver for our customers (and which we genuinely love doing!) - quality food, friendly staff who want to look after our customers and good prices. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The cakes here are delicious and the staff are very pleasant. It's a small cafe but nice to sit outside on a sunny day on your visit to Fair view park.

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TeamKennedys, Owner at Kennedy's Food Store, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, thank you for your review! We bake all our own desserts and also bread from scratch in our own kitchen. Eilis is our dedicated pastry chef and she really talented and loves her job. She will really love to hear your feedback. Thanks again and hope you will visit soon. More 

Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This was a much needed addition to Raheny. I love the food, but I find the staff extremely hit and miss. Some absolutely bend over back wards for you others are just lacking, rush you out of the place, never come back to you etc, abit annoying if you get toasat with no butter, tea with no milk.. I feel... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
TeamKennedys, Owner at Kennedy's Food Store, responded to this review

Hi Johanna, thanks for the feedback. Niamh and I were disappointed and upset that you didn't have a good experience. We have worked out that we had some new staff training around the time of your last visit and this may have played a part in the points you raised. We would love to have a chat to you about... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I don't live in Dublin but have made a habit of eating lunch here whenever I'm passing through as I have friends living nearby. The food is always of a very high standard - simple, fresh and tasty and the staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

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TeamKennedys, Owner at Kennedy's Food Store, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Delighted to hear that we are a regular pit-stop for you on your travels and that you are enjoying the food and service. Looking forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Thanks again and safe travels. More 

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

I was surprised how busy this place was... Tight narrow wobbly tables and over priced dishes... I've enjoyed soup & ciabatta along with tea (Herbal) or coffee (cappuccino etc.) for €10... Recently... Great value, however Kennedys reckon for a poorly presented ciabatta at 5c less than €7 and a herbal tea at €3... I think someone is seeing the Celtic... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
TeamKennedys, Owner at Kennedy's Food Store, responded to this review

All feedback is welcome and we have always taken some learning from critical feedback. In this case, however, the review - which criticises the service, the furniture, the pricing and our produce - is so imbalanced as to make it difficult to take anything from it. More importantly, there are a number of inaccuracies in the review that need to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Fairview Strand, Fairview, D3 | The Hilltop Centre, Raheny, D5 & 196 Clontarf Rd, Clontarf, D3, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 833 1400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 13
  • Cuisine: Irish, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Delicatessen, Pub

Description

Award winning, child friendly & customer focused community cafe. Our aim is to provide fresh, locally sourced homecooked food with friendly efficient service in a relaxing neighbourhood environment.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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