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Magee's Bistro

Tholsel Street, Carlingford, Ireland
+353 (0)42 937 3751
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Ranked #10 of 19 restaurants in Carlingford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bistro
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
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English first
Belfast
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We visited Magees as part of a one night stay in Carlingford. When we went in, the place wasn't too busy, there was a lovely, calming atmosphere. The place was well lit and laid out. We were greeted warmly at the door and given a nice table by the window. The service was friendly and not rushed at any stage,... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Our group of 4 adults arrived for the first dinner sitting of the evening at 6:30pm (the second sitting is at 8:30pm). I had made a reservation and it's just as well because every seat was taken. We decided against starters and ordered a lovely house Rioja to go along with the steaks we had all ordered for mains. Two... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Went with family for 630pm sitting on a Friday night. Started off with a couple of nice cocktails in the bar while we waited on our table. Lemonito in particular was really fresh and tasty. Meals arrived as soon as we sat down: I ordered the 1/2 lobster, prawns and crab claws. While it was delicious, I felt a bit... More

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Dundalk, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Been here many times and have never been disappointed with the food - always amazing. Staff are great - especially Kay. The cocktail bar is fab and the boys behind the bar great. No complaints.

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Anglesey, North Wales
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited this establishment over ten years ago and we remember having a fantastic meal. So when we were in Carlingford recently to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary we called at Magees in the afternoon of the 6th August to book a table for two. When we did turn up for our table we were shown to a table which... More

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We ate here twice over 4 visits to Carlingford. Both times were a disappointment. It is the main restaurant in the town and is taking full advantage by charging Dublin prices and cramming the tables. On our latest visit we waited for more than an hour for our starter of raw oysters (not much cooking time there). Our mains were... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Really enjoyed this place. The atmosphere was great! Nice and relaxed. Food was excellent. Staff was good. Would absolutely go there again!

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Northern Ireland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My friend and I stayed in Carlingford for a couple of days recently and on the first evening we were rather late getting out for dinner, Magees was the only place still serving after 9pm so we decided to give it a try and we were so glad we did. The food was excellent as was the service, so good... More

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Dundalk Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Visited 14/07/14 with a pal who was over from the UK. We both had the Sea Bass for main course... Light, fleshy, and melt in your mouth... Amazing!

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Owensboro, Ky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We ate at magee's twice for dinner during our stay in Carlingford. We found the the food to be very good and the service good.

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