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All 23 Doolin Restaurants

The Riverside Bistro

Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
(065) 7075604
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Ranked #9 of 23 Restaurants in Doolin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Fishers, IN
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Very intimate dining room with fireplace going both times I ate there. Very good service. Salmon was absolutely delicious !!! Would definitely return.

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Budapest, Hungary
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This restaurant serves really great and nourishing food, if you're hungry after your hike to the Cliffs, it's a great choice. Not that expensive, but one must take into account the fact that it is a tourist centre and not the cheapest part of Ireland. Our waitresses were kind and friendly, and the service was fast enough, and the lamb-burger... More

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Portlaoise, Ireland
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The staff were friendly and welcoming - they looked after us really well. The Bistro was interesting = set in what would have been a private house originally and there were tables in several different rooms which meant that it wasn't loud and noisy like in a large restaurant.

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New York., NY
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were wonderfully surprised at the quality of the food in this restaurant perched between two of the classic music pubs in the town of Doolin. The service was quick, and the kitchen turned out tasty versions of broiled fish, chicken nuggets and fries, and seafood chowder. The restaurant was crowded with locals and tourists, so obviously a place that... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
301 reviews 301 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A recent dinner here was an unexpected delight. Our servers were not just well-informed about the menu but were witty, charming and attentive to myself and my friend. Both my friend and I had the mussels to start which were excellent. She had a craft beer and I had a glass of Pinot Grio (both excellent). My main course of... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The pub was full so we wandered into the riverside bistro on night 1 of our stay in Doolin and what a great move that was. All dishes presented were terrific but I could not help having the salmon both nights....it was absolutely delicious. The wine was great and the service was quick and with plenty of smiles.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We enjoyed the laid-back, relaxing atmosphere as soon as we entered. Our service was pleasant and helpful. My wife enjoyed being able to sit down and order a glass of win in calm atmosphere. The food was mixed. The kebabs I had were on the dry side but my wife's meal was delicious and my daughter enjoyed the fish. Definitely... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Relaxing welcoming meal. Food was fantastic as was the atmosphere. The restaurant itself was very cosy & the seafood dishes were very fresh & delicious. Not the cheapest of dining experiences but well worth the money anyway.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stopped in for dinner tonight. It was a little early and the place wasn't very busy yet. The drinks came quickly and with a smile! The food was FANTASTIC! Don't miss this gem!

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Durham, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Nice food, and considering it was 9PM and the pubs were packed, we appreciated being seated quickly. Not a "must," but a good value.

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