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Donabate on the Beach | Donabate, Donabate, Ireland
+353 1 843 6153
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good17%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken” (4 reviews)
“brownie” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Seafood, International, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
Donabate on the Beach | Donabate, Donabate, Ireland
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

We had a great experience here. The view is spectacular with very good quality food. We were so pleased with it that we had dinner on 4 consecutive evenings. The service was particularly good with very friendly helpful staff. Compared with other restaurants of similar...More

Thank gaz4caz
Reviewed December 14, 2016

So disappointed with evening we had here. Highlight of the meal was the freshly baked bread. Selection was far too limited on the early bird & there was no al la carte available on the night, probably because there was practically no customers. Food was...More

Thank sunnygirl1969
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

The Samphire restaurant offers a great view overlooking the beach. The interiour is upscale offering a quiet dining experience. The prices are moderate. Keep in mind it is only open at the weekend.

Thank DAV1D_C
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I visited here on a sunny Wednesday. We ordered our food and drinks and sat outside to some spectacular views. My glass had unfortunately not been cleaned properly by the machine so I made my way inside to get another one. On my way in...More

1  Thank ScottIre
Reviewed May 12, 2016

The night before the big gay wedding of the year 25 of us ate here. The food was superb, from the risotto to the brownie via the magnificent pork belly. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and when I said I didn't eat...More

Thank Awen2011
Reviewed March 11, 2016

Four for dinner,the full works from start to finish,starters, mains, desserts, wines, beers, all tasted great but I thought it was over priced for what it was but enjoyed nevertheless.

Thank kookiemc
Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner outside on 2 consecutive nights. The views of the beach are spectacular although we were very lucky with the weather. A good choice of foods too and a well stocked bar. It was new owners when we were there and as such they...More

Thank JohnboySomer79
Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had lunch here 12 months ago.despite problems with their gas supply they did well. Evening dinner on a Saturday night had two set menues one four courses for 28 euros looked good and value for money. Our waiter was very helpful allowing my wife...More

Thank Retired039
Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Went here on New Years Eve. Service was brilliant, food was delicious, atmosphere was perfect. Staff keep the place well. My complements to the Chef.

Thank Sammy_Colt1
Reviewed October 19, 2014

Went to samphire for dinner last night. I was surprised to see how much the menu had changed from my last visit in January. There was no a la carte menu, just a two course menu for 28 or three courses for 33. We both...More

Thank curlycurly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$22 - $65
Irish, Seafood, International, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Donabate on the Beach | Donabate, Donabate, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Donabate
  • Phone Number: +353 1 843 6153
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Samphire at The Waterside, by Chef Tom Walsh, offers traditional french cuisine with a modern Irish twist. Located on the beach in Donabate, Co. Dublin, this restaurant offers a unique dining experience with unparalleled panoramic sea views.
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