Fishbone

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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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SN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

I ate at Fishbone when it first opened and it was superb, the food, service and atmosphere.
This sunday was a totally different experience. The restaurant felt grubby and staff were not focused. They do not seem to allocate a station to one person. I order the scallops starters and crab claws. The scallops were tiny and tasteless with three on the plate. The crab claws were a huge disappointment. It did not mention it on the blackboard menu but they came in about two inches of oil with green chilies and garlic - very spicy. They were also very tough and small. I prefer my crab claw with a little garlic butter. Our empty plates were left on front of us for far too long - the staff were not on the ball - it was difficult to get their attention. It was not good and now worth the money either.

UD
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful evening - greeted with a glass of Prosecco as we were celebrating our anniversary - followed by an absolutely fantastic 3 course dinner that was exceptional value and wonderfully delicious.

FB
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at Fishbone and must say we had a great dining experience. We were greeted by the friendly Barteneder and were served by very friendly, enthusiastic (not annoying), helpful and professional waiting staffs. We felt very comfortable straight away especially when I kindly requested for the A/C to be adjusted as the heating was blowing right in front of my face when we sat down to our table. The lovely waiting staff also patiently explained to us the menu and the specials for the day. The drinks and menu selections were fabulous. Food was so tasty and deliciously prepared. Our Mojitos for cocktails were a great ice-breaker. Then, we had crab claws and seafood salad for starters. For our mains, we had Seafood Lasagne and Yellow Fin tuna with garlic herbs butter and sweet potato in the side which we certainly enjoyed. The creme brulee and banoffe pie desserts topped our evening to finish our great dining experience. Slightly surprised with the price of the crab claw as a starter was €16, price could be lowered or portion size could he bigger to make it one of the perfect starters! Over-all we were very impressed, satisfied and would definitely come back to try other menus and have already started recommending it to our friends and family. Many thanks for a great first time dining experience. Kudos to everyone 👍😊

JL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food in a buzzing atmosphere with friendly and efficient service from the staff. Look forward to eating there again soon!

AA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Service not great to begin. We were standing waiting for a while in the door. No menus for about 10 mins. But once we got a server it was great. Food very very good. Not cheap but nice for a treat.

AZ
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was amazing, but the service extremely slow

DM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic, laid back service. Will definitely be back.

MM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

There is no doubt that the prawns, John Dorey , and Halibut were tip top, but, they came to table overcooked. It is a real pity. Hopefully the team will understand and rectify. The front of house team are very friendly but many different people attended the table. Making someone responsible for the table would ensure good delivery to table. I will try it again, but, overall a disappointing visit. Maybe next time I will ask that the fish / prawns not be overcooked. By the way, the oysters were great.

FS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints, its a skillful execution of their trade. each individual dish perfectly executed.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

unfortunately ... i was ill before i left the restaurant..... not sure if it was the fish or sauce

EF
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic dinner, got a table upstairs with great views of Dublin bay. The seafood was amazing and great service.

LS
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We are here as a family group of 6. 2 children got free meals as it was on a Monday so that helps it work out at better value. Food was very good especially the chips, seabass and children’s burgers. The service started out very good but halfway through was lacking - we kept looking for waiters to order more drinks/dessert and it was hard to get their attention. Apart from that we all had a very pleasant evening!!

c
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy Fishbone. Usually have the monkfish tacos. Had really nice chicken wings for starter too

PE
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We ordered prawns pil pil 6 or 7 prawns in a really buttery oily sauce not v flavoursome.
Crab legs were so small in fact never seen les so tiny.. 17 e ridiculous. I mentioned how small they were to our server..he laughed
Mains were fine
V poor value.. 200e for 4 with 3 starters and no desserts. Few beers.

MS
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this restaurant. Food is amazing and staff very friendly.

S
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We chose Fishbone as we were on our to Dublin Ferry Port, and we were not disappointed.
We were served by a pleasant waitress and the food was very good.
We will return to Fishbone when next we use the port.

MS
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seafood restaurant I've been to in years.

EB
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely dinner here. Great to sit outside. Only bone of contention for me and this happens in a lot of restaurants is no veg offered with any of the kids meals.I asked the server was it possible to get a child portion of veg and was told no ( don’t think that’s good enough or a great example from the restaurant ). I could have paid for a adults portion but I think it should be included in the child’s meal. I shouldn’t have to pay extra so my child has a balanced meal 🤔

DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I love having a local restaurant that serves excellent sea food. It is pricey though.

N
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Live Music added to the ambience. Staff were very friendly, food was lovely ( recommend Malaysian laksa curry). Thought the Prosecco was over priced at €39 for a bottle however it was very nice! Will definitely return

D
14 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I was disappointed with the quality of the food for the price point. The service was very friendly, efficient and pleasant.

MC
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love Fishbone, regular customers. Had Laska mussels for the first time and loved it, good value. I feel menu could be changed up a little perhaps. And we would appreciate some vegetables on the kids menu to be different- carrot sticks even! Thank you

MP
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very very nice place, the food is very good and the service excellent. I'll come back as soon as I can.

MS
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food. Staff lovely.

RO
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My fifth visit to Fishbone, so I must like it.
"Like it a lot " could be achieved if I get more than 3 mini scallops for €10.
The staff are terrific and they serve up a terrific cocktail style drink for the kids (non alcohol of course,😄).
Very nice layout and you will not beat the sea view outside with the iconic wooden bridge on your doorstep.
Love the 70s/80s music 👍

PA
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Starters were very good. Excellent scallops and nice crab salded. Wing of ray and seabass good. Very good espresso

AP
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such friendly staff and wonderful food I will definitely be back!

JM
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful seafood with attentive service, we very much enjoyed the evening

DF
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely healthy food on offer here with the most beautiful view!

N
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I didn't make the right choice in meal, ordered the monkfish and prawn scampi which did not have flavour as there was too much batter and grease. However my friends food, calamari and the prawns pil pil were lovely and the staff were really lovely.

LJ
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great meal. Tasty and fresh. Friendly service. The seating areas are compact but we had a great time and will return.

AB
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Good fish and well done cuisine with a touch of mediterrean and far east

E
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous meal. Staff were extremely helpful and kind, and ambiance was perfect.

BT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
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.

n
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable as aleays

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 😍

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.

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

Lovely restaurant. Great food. Great value lunch menu.

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

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.