We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Magee's Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
French, Bistro
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Tholsel Street, Carlingford, Ireland
+353 (0)42 937 3751
Website
Today
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 222 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 122
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yes Please

Every Place i ate in Carlingford was really good. On our one evening restaurant crawl we ended up here and i had a frogs legs starter. It took a long time to come and then i realised that they were frozen and cooked in a fryer as i could see into the kitchen. They were dead on and i had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
CulinaryArtistry
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
Add Photo Write a Review

222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Every Place i ate in Carlingford was really good. On our one evening restaurant crawl we ended up here and i had a frogs legs starter. It took a long time to come and then i realised that they were frozen and cooked in a fryer as i could see into the kitchen. They were dead on and i had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Good fresh lobster and I know good lobster. Good starters and ok desserts. Atmosphere good but tightly packed which gets very warm if a lot of cooking going on.

Was this review helpful? Yes
N Ireland
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

You definatley need to book its very much the place to go if your after cuisine and atmosphere but well worth it as a fish restaurant and wine bar it has a great menu the food is awsome but you wont get in unles you book well in advance bring plenty of money too

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We took a wee evening trip to Carlingford for a wee drive and hopefully a bite to eat, well we were were not disappointed, we were met by a friendly welcome and shown to our seats, This place is a gem and the surroundings are beautiful, very warm and cosy atmosphere, I'm glad we went in when we did as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A friend recommend we make the hour long round trip to Carlingford for food and a few drinks. He had booked Magee's for us and we were delighted we went. The food was very good and I'd the Goats cheese Crostini for starters. The menu is very varied and if you're adventurous there's plenty for you to try. For mains... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This place is great - you felt like you were on holiday - gorgeous fresh fish, great cocktails and great service ! I had the chowder to start which was amazing, but the best was the main, lobster, Prawn and Crab, with Scallop Potatoes ! was just Amazing !! Can recommend it high enough.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

was there sat night.fish was mouth watering so wer the cocktails.service a tad off but the experience was topwe wil be back for sure ohhh not too expensive for what it is

Was this review helpful? Yes
County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Food was perfect,lovely staff. Couldn't be done more, we were a late booking and we're completely satisfied all round.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We stopped off in Carlingford and decided to stay the night! Fish was on the agenda so we decided on Magee's. Three of use including a 2 year old. They had no high chairs which is a little surprising in these times but we went in anyway! Starter of oysters were amazing so we expected great things from the lobster,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ireland
Level Contributor
35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I Havent been in a couple of years due to a not so good experience - but definitely will not be back again. We went out for a special occasion 6 of us. We were booked for 7 and told we Had to be out for 8.45 while booking the table - we arrived at 6.50. When we ordered our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Magee's Bistro also viewed

Carlingford, County Louth
Carlingford, County Louth
 
Carlingford, County Louth
Carlingford, County Louth
 

Been to Magee's Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Magee's Bistro

Address: Tholsel Street, Carlingford, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0)42 937 3751
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Carlingford
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: French, Bistro

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tholsel Street, Carlingford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Carlingford
  • Phone Number: +353 (0)42 937 3751

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Magee's Bistro and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
18 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Magee's Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?