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Glasthule Road, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 280 9245
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Wed 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, actually was my favourite restaurant when living in Dublin. Situated in Glasthule, close to Dun Laoghaire a seaside town. if you love fish and seafood you will love the place. Crabs, lobsters, grilled sardines, lemon soles... Everything is perfectly accomodated. Their sauces are perfect. All the fish is catch of the day. Great selection of French wines... More 

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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate here on a Saturday night. It is a quaint little restaurant that packs many surprises. The menu is predominantly seafood and the cooking is first class. Service was attentive and friendly. They have a delivery next door which we also bought items from. We had a superb evening

1 Thank David M
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant about 20 minutes drive from Dublin city with a business colleague while in Dublin on business. This is a small local restaurant which seems to be geared towards local residents so an ideal way for a family visit or casual business meeting. The menu and wine list provided sufficient options and given the speciality is seafood we... More 

Thank cohegr
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

What an experience, beautiful fresh fish, great service, the owner is a man of great charm, he gave us fun and interesting wine advice including some tasting from his private collection , fun afternoon, can't wait to return

3 Thank Frank C
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Fri eve stop-off in Glasthule lending to a gentle sojourn to the weekend. Great food ,friendly atmosphere in a lovely area of Dublin.Worth the trip !

1 Thank Assumpta O
Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

On September 23, 2016, I was in a business trip with my husband and a co-worker, and we went to Cavistons Seafood Restaurant without any reservation. There were no seats at the time so we decided to leave. When we were outside the restaurant, this gentleman came to us and offered us to stay because he could try to find... More 

1 Thank ruby7172000
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Food here is absolutely stunning and the atmosphere is equally as good. It may seem on the pricier side but the portions are extremely generous and the food is so good that it's absolutely worth every single penny. Service also absolutely lovely.

1 Thank lilyr29
Dublin, Ireland
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

A bit outside Dublin actually, but well worth the trip. Our starter of scallops and chorizo was fabulous. The hake that followed was equally good. Very good service, and almost too fast, if such a thing exists. The only thing we were not so happy with where the desserts. The bread and butter pudding was slightly bland and the berry... More 

Thank Ingrid T
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Went here last Thursday Lovely little place, friendly staff We had the crab claws and fish cakes to start and then the John Dorey with muscles and clams for main. It was all excellent but the crab claws stole the show. Easily one of the best seafood dishes I've ever eaten and definitely the best crab. We will be back.... More 

Thank Dubliner11
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

This restaurant could be just fantastic if only they didn't over cook the fish so much. As they are a fish restaurant they really should know how to cook fish better, there is more to cooking fish then just grilling it till its dry, the secret to cooking fish is to know when to stop cooking it. Unfortunately the chef... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $144
Irish, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Glasthule Road, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dun Laoghaire
  • Phone Number: +353 1 280 9245

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?