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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
Closed now
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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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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in here for a drink and there was lots of cocktail choices~ we had a glass of prosecco~ which was delicious. Busy bar~ barman did a great job!

1 Thank calsilver77
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a sultry Autumn night in October we took the advice of a local and paid a visit to Magee's Bistro. The menu has something for everyone but particularly for those who like fish dishes. On the night we visited there was a delicious pickled herring starter on the special board. This was really tasty and not something you see... More 

1 Thank BJDublin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully prepared food and drinks with excellent service all round. Lovely wine selection and cocktails were just perfection. When it came to the bar and closing time the same standards applied. No one rushing you out and asked by manager was everything to standard. We will be back very soon.

Thank Gareth O
Newry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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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