Fishbone

4.4
51 reviews
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  • Fit for Foodies
Fishbone restaurant opened on the Clontarf’s sea front in July 2016, is headed by the team behind one of the most popular places in North Dublin over the last 13 years, the multiple award-winning Bay Restaurant. Fishbone is a modern Irish seafood restaurant. It's focus centres on celebrating the fruits of our waters, delivering not only the finest seafood but the best from our land. Using the most modern cooking techniques to extract and create flavours to the highest potential combined with the simplest cooking methods allowing our culinary team to cook individual ingredient in their own juices are some of our main aims. With the Fishbone’s charcoal grill as well as the plancha grill, an endless array of dishes, from the most traditional to the most sophisticated are being expertly prepared 7 days a week.
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BT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location near the water and harbour. Fresh seafood and nice relaxed ambiance. Family friendly. Would recommend to anyone traveling into Dublin.

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n
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable as aleays

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N
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved my first time here and it'll definitely be on the cards again! The food was so so so tasty and such a good portion ☺️

The service was amazing too! Nice to have someone who isn't too serious and can have a joke and a laugh with you! Overall amazing 😍

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OT
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful food and ambience. Very busy so service was slow but understandably. Love this place and will be back.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant. Great food. Great value lunch menu.

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AK
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food in Fishbone was truly outstanding...my son thought that the spicy tomato soup was the nicest he had ever tasted, even better than mine! The fish tagine was truly scrumptious, we will definitely be back. Anne, Tom, Brian and Liam

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BB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Just a tip. Cushions could be provided for outdoor benches. And blankets were very irritating. Softer comfy blankets would have made a 5star experience.

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NC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I regularly come to both Fishbone and Bay and have been a regular now for years but the service really ruined our night out. One main course was completely forgotten.we asked for it 3 times and it still didn't arrive. We eventually cancelled it as it took over and hour and we shared our food with the person left without a main. A round of drinks was also forgotten about. Again we asked for it 3 times. With such poor service I would hesitate on going again. This is now the second time this has happened. I went to Bay Thurs morning for breakfast which was beautiful as always and great service. It's a pity service in fishbone so bad, I'm a chef and can honestly say they cook the fish to perfection but poor service is so frustrating. Its a pity.

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RA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pity no deals for Sunday lunch, quite expensive. Food perfect and lovely cocktails

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Very busy upstairs and too few waiting staff. Was waiting for food, some sides never arrived and had to order some drinks 3 times before they arrived. Very noisy and hard to hear description of dishes by waiting staff. Tables and seating very tight. Food was delicious but service very poor.

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A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was very tasty. Even though the restaurant was extremely busy, the service was fast and friendly. We will be back again soon.

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is fantastic. As is the wine. The location, setting and decor is pleasant and the whole experience is very good. I'd recommend the carrot cake desert if you like a sweet finish. I had the blackened Cajun fish. So so delicious.

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B
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous fish - best cooked fish EVER (except the fish we had last time we ate here!) Friendly and relaxed ambience.

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AK
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A delightful place to eat and enjoy fresh amazing food. Music a bit too loud but over all a very enjoyable friendly place to dine with friends.

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BK
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really enjoyable meal - a varied and enticing menu, beautiful grilled fish, mussels etc and very tasty desserts.

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MM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Thought it would be busy at lunchtime and surprised it was very quiet. Took from the atmosphere and my guest is an avid people watcher so was disappointed only two other tables occupied. Otherwise everything was really good. Look forward to going again and sitting outside - if the weather ever improves. Great service and delicious food.

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MR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Great atmosphere. Delicious, well presented food. Friendly, attentive staff. Superb service. Highly recommend.

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Z
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints, the food is always top notch with amazing flavours from the starters right through to desserts. The service is always great with friendly, helpful staff.

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LH
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food amazing, service fantastic. Enjoyed our first experience and will definitely return

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TM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food, even for a vegetarian! Great portions and the gin menu is so good. Staff are very attentive and friendly.

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Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellente nourriture!!

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AF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful selection of freshly cooked seafood. I had the crab salad and the Korean prawn tacos. My wife had the crayfish and beansprout roll and the scampi and monkfish bites. Everything was delicious and the service was top notch. Value for money. Highly recommended.

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OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Loved the lasagne

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice cozy restaurant with lovely staff, although I have to say slightly overpriced for what you get in my opinion.

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A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really tasty food and great service, with a sea view.

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GP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best seafood in north Dublin

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Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, food and staff. Very child friendly

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Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Lovely location. A
Must visit restaurant.

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LK
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and lovely night out. Food was great and so was the service. Would highly recommend.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing seafood at a cute little place overlooking the water. Best meal we had in Dublin

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TM
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner there on the last night of a two week vacation in Ireland. It was a great way to end the trip with some awesome seafood and quality drinks. We also shared a dessert and an after-dinner drink and both were excellent.

We would highly recommend Fishbone for an enjoyable dinner.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, as always, with super friendly staff. The food is always good.
I had the fish’n’chips - lovely light batter and the fish is beautifully flaky, highly recommended!
Prawns Pil Pil was also ordered, and it’s amazing. Comes with brown bread to soak up the sauce.

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GP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply World class seafood
Best in Dublin

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N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Service was impeccable. Seafood incredibly fresh and cooked with divine perfection. Ticked all our boxes

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, fresh ingredients

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food wonderful - flavour combination out of this world - if you are into fish then this is the place to go in Dublin - trendy and hip and good food - great views of the bay what more could you ask for.

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BF
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Always a 'To-day special'. Reasonable prices. Great wine list!

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Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for Mother's Day! Complementary champagne for the mother which was a nice touch! Seafood pot was unreal and great portions, 100% eat here again!

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M
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Dublin.. great food and cocktails.. service was perfect.. reminds me of living in bondi so for anyone who misses Sydney or bondi life check this out! Trendy and in the burns!!

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DD
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent fish restaurant adjacent to large areas of beach & jetty walking. Ideal for fish & water fans. Service was casual but first class. Nice simple wine list, the obligatory Guinness, very good menu choices. I had Black Sole, which was fabulous. We will return.

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