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Magee's Bistro

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French, Bistro
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Tholsel Street, Carlingford, Ireland
+353 (0)42 937 3751
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Food

Visited with friends on Saturday night, really good food, service very fast as in no time at all in between starter and main... It's expensive though so not somewhere to visit every weekend, special occasion kinda place. Will go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
sparkycheek
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Ireland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
Newry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Have been here many many times and its still my favourite restaurant. If you like seafood then you must visit.

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Visited with friends on Saturday night, really good food, service very fast as in no time at all in between starter and main... It's expensive though so not somewhere to visit every weekend, special occasion kinda place. Will go back.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Wonderful meal here. Salmon excellent, fish cakes excellent. Quick service although very busy. We sat in the covered outside area because we had two dogs with us. Staff were very helpful and friendly.

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My husband and I dined here on Monday evening after a recommendation from family. For starters he had frogs legs which were nice even though they were deep fried although not greasy. (He has never had them like this before) I had prawns pil pill without the bread as I am coeliac, it was lovely. I ordered halibut and prawns... More 

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Beauly, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Visited in the early evening and sat out side. The service was good as was the food. Only thing was the prices. We had a starter two mains and a dessert all of which were perfectly fine but for what it cost the food could have come with more sides. (Both came with only garlic potatoes). Probably wouldn't be back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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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.

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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

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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 

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Cork, Ireland
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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 

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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?