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“Seafood salad to die for...”

Starfish Cafe & Bistro
Ranked #8 of 19 Restaurants in Dunfanaghy
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $32
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Seafood salad to die for...”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Superb value for a great salad full of smoked salmon, crab and shrimp at an excellent price and in a great atmosphere. Lovely cafe.

  • Visited May 2013
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Coleraine, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“3/4's full.”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Came into the Starfish on a rainy Sunday and found it to be very busy. We ordered a latte and a hot chocolate (both regular) and found that they both contained a quarter of froth in each cup. After 2 drinks we were both finished and felt disappointed. The visit in total took longer to order and be served than it was to drink. The large being 50cents dearer appeared in bigger cups but with as much froth. Shocked and surprised. Definitely not going to sit all day over the one cup. Real shame. :(

  • Visited May 2013
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Halifax, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Worth The Wait”
Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

We pulled into Dunfanaghy today after a bracing walk up to Horn Head, and chose the Starfish as an inviting looking cafe. Indeed the decor is charming -- the casual seaside ambience was perfect. We were greeted well. The menu was interesting, with two daily quiche specials, which come with a side salad, which my sister and I ordered, and interesting herbal teas. We then waited a rather long time, as one of the two employees left shortly after we arrived. However when the food did arrive, it was perfect. Would endorse eating at the charming Starfish when you visit Dunfaghy.

Visited April 2013
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Derry, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
291 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Delightful”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Visited Starfish bistro 20th April mid afternoon looked very inviting from the outside and it was every bit as good inside. Staff were very pleasant and helpful and the toasted sandwiches and cupcakes were delicious and good value. The bistro is very comfortable and tastefully decorated will definately return. It was kept busy always a good sign

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Fox149
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County Armagh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice little Bistro”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

My financee and I were in Dunfanaghy over the Easter break and have eaten in the Starfish cafe many times. We didn't realise that they did evening meals! So we decided to book in the following evening.

They change the seating round and create a nice surrounding - so you don't feel like your sitting in a cafe. The menu was mostly fish dishes, but did offer a chicken and steak option. My steak was tasty and cooked to my liking. My financee had the chicken dish as she doesn't like fish - it was fine, nothing fancy though.

You can also bring a bottle which helps keep the price down too.

Over all we had a lvely evening and intend to vist the next time were up in Dunfanahgy again.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank MarkCarolineJack
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