Guinea Pig

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12 reviews
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€30 and under
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The Guinea Pig is situated in the heritage town of Dalkey. Our customers are attracted to the classic dining experience, good food & courteous service.
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1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited here for 18 years. Twice since the new owner has taken over. Food is amazing never disappoints. It is our favourite restaurant to go to. We travel from portstewart and eat here every visit we have when we are in the area. Look forward to our next visit.

1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I fell in love with the Guinea Pig as soon as I entered the restaurant! Great atmosphere and decor. The service was excellent; our server was personable, professional and knowledgeable. The food was exquisite and Chef Fernandes came out to talk to all of the diners at the end of service which was a really nice touch. I've been recommending the Guinea Pig to everyone since and will be back again next week.

San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

What I'd call an "uneven" experience. The starter curd/beet salad was superb. The beef bourgaignon was excellent. The duck was average. The desserts were good, but not spectacular. The overall price of 60 euro for a starter, 2 mains and 2 desserts seems well in keeping with local prices in Dalkey. There may be better fine-dining experiences in Dalkey, but this was pretty solid. I suspect if you love seafood you'll enjoy it more.

Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If we could eat here everyday we would.

1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

A bit dull overall. It was very classic but i just felt it was a bit flat and quite expensive. A sensational glass of wine though.

1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best kept secret in Dalkey at present. Order the smokies to start (not on the menu but always available) or the monster scampi and then treat yourself to either the fresh fish or the stake!!

1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Was expecting so much more. The food was only average. Waited over one hour for the starters to come out. The plates were red hot like they had been sitting on the pass for 40 minutes.

1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food OK and nicely presented. Thought starters were a bit tasteless but main courses were lovely. Staff very attentive without being in your face. On balance enjoyed the meal and will be back as I know the experience will get better.

1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had good food if a little expensive.The ambiance of the room was a little dull even though the new owner has begun a badly needed over haul of the decor.Good to see the friendly face of one of the original waiters.
Certainly would recommend The Guinea Pig And we will return.

1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food very poor quality in particular the breaded shrimp and French fries

4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a fabulous meal last night. I’d calamari to start but the star of the night was the scampi - they were sensational! Very well priced restaurant and the staff were excellent. Definitely will be back.

1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our visit to the Guinea Pig and were pleased to meet the new Chef/Owner, Jérôme. The food was very tasty and interestingly served. The wine list is good. Nothing is over-priced and attention to detail is appreciated. Service was efficient and friendly.