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An Canteen

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Dykegate Lane, Dingle, Ireland
+353 86 660 3778
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authenic, creative and imaginative dishes made from the best fresh ingredients

A really fabulous little restaurant with the most friendly and engaging staff in Dingle. We made two visits. So impressed were we after the four guest tabke on Friday, we returned as a couple on Sunday. On both occassions, the Chef chatted with each table, either to discuss or introduce themeal or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
34210king
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Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Dublin, Ireland
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156 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

A really fabulous little restaurant with the most friendly and engaging staff in Dingle. We made two visits. So impressed were we after the four guest tabke on Friday, we returned as a couple on Sunday. On both occassions, the Chef chatted with each table, either to discuss or introduce themeal or to check hiw we were getting on. A... More 

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Anghiari, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

On reading the menu outside we decided to try our luck without a reservation. They were full but said they could accommodate us in half an hour. We went back and it was well worth the wait. The food and service was excellent and can definitely recommend it.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

what a find, a lovely restaurant on a side street in dingle. We are here last night as a party of 11. Everyone left happy. The food was top class, I had the beef and it was 'pure melt in the mouth' status. Fabulous. The staff were excellent all night. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Very friendly atmosphere

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Ireland
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We ate here last night and I have to say it was one of the best meals I've ever eaten. The chorizo croquettes, the calamari and the braised beef were fabulous. We took out kids and we're delighted to hear they do most of their mains as half portions for kids. None of the usual chicken nuggets/ sausages ect. Also... More 

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Key West
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Throughout our two week tour we seeked out the best restaurants. Our hosts whom were chef and waiter and also brothers I believe provided an outstanding experience. All the great reviews below are right. It was as if we were dining at a friends home whom was an accomplished chef. Thank you from the Conch Republic!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We found this little place when exploring the town.Its on a side street,not on the main drag. Lovely atmosphere,great food and lovely friendly staff.Even the chef came out to see if we were all enjoying the food .Good wine selection too.

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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The quality of this place never let's us down but it is the excellent owners and staff that add the extra sparkle. Many thanks Niall

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Popped in without a booking and the staff were very accommodating and helpful and we were given a table straight away (needed it back in 1.5hrs. but, that's fine too ) The staff were smiling and welcoming, the food was fresh and the owners grow their own organic vegetables. Meat and fish is all sourced locally, cooked to perfection and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I visited them at around 9 pm., but they are still full. But after about 5 minutes of waiting in front of the restaurant, an old lady offered me a seat and I happened to share a table with her family (this was a miracle which can only happen in Dingle). The atomosphere of restaurant was cozy and mature. Staffs... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I love this place. The food is great and honestly I don't think I've ever had service as good anywhere. The staff are very attentive and charming. In a two week trip to Dingle I went three times. All the meals were delicious but the highlight was a lamb dish from the owners' own farm. It was superb.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dykegate Lane, Dingle, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Dingle Peninsula  >  Dingle
  • Phone Number: +353 86 660 3778

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine

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