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Magee's Bistro

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Tholsel Street, Carlingford, Ireland
+353 (0)42 937 3751
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Newry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we eat here regularly, and have never been disappointed with the food or the service. It's not the cheapest restaurant, but I consider the quality well worth the few Euro per head extra. Staff are friendly, and the ambiance of Carlingford makes it just that little bit special. I frankly don't understand the negative reviews; I've been coming here for... More 

Thank ratheanach
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In Carlingford for a hiking weekend and had booked Magees on spec from reviews on this site. Superb seafood, started with oysters - 6 huge ones and gorgeous. Main wa shake with prawns in a light herby butter sauce and champ - again a simple dish but well cooked. Partner a bit disappointed with his crab starter but his turbot... More 

Thank Brendan M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in early evening on spec and got a table on the way from a business trip. Food really tasty with a good wine list, not cheap but decent value for money. The staff were very friendly and knowledgable, we left a cardigan and they arranged to get it collected by one of my colleagues . Will definitely go back... More 

Thank David G
Newry, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

hadnt booked a table, bistro very busy,the lady said there was only two table left which was fine,shown to the table and given menus drinks order taken ,everything very efficient. Ordered steak and chicken both plates left empty, food was excellent and tasty. no room for sweet, Really enjoyed thank you.

Thank 437rosemary
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was looking forward to this for ages! Being that it has my favourite name ever for a Bistro.! Kept trying to rock in without a booking and was always busy! Great sign I thought! Finally called in this evening and delighted to see the seafood based menu. Very polite and helpful staff and place looked great with a tasty draft!... More 

Thank Ted_Magee
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner in here and it was delicious, if you love fish this is the place to come, the service is excellent as well

Thank Mairead J
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

An absolutely delicious meal, fish was fresh out of the ocean and very tasty, beautifully prepared, delicious wine...Only down side was ordered an avocado side salad and got about 3 tiny slivers of avocado and we were last to leave at 11.45 so felt under pressure to finish up...other than that super!

Thank AnnmarieBrophy
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

myself and my friend Mairead went here as a treat for my birthday, the food here is fantastic and the ambience is lovely, the food is a bit pricey but i guess your paying for the town surrounding your in. inspite of this i would still go back, you haven't been to Carlingford unless you've dined in Magee's

Thank Sandra L
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We started off with a cocktail and they went down really well. My original mojito was very good. Both starters and mains were of a very high standard. None of us had any issues whatsoever. I ordered the Surf&Turf as a main and while I ordered my steak to be medium-well, I believe that this was done a bit too... More 

Thank DimT_78
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

myself and Mr husband ate here last Thursday night. we arrived at 8.20pm. we were greeted by a friendly waiter who showed us to our table have us menus and pointed to the specials on the blackboard above the kitchen. I ordered the prawn pil pil and the salmon in puff pastry and my husband had the caesar salad and... More 

Thank Sharon M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, European, Irish
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?