Waterfront Bistro

4.6
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74 reviews
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€30 and under
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Contemporary European
The Waterfront Bistro serves high quality modern food in a relaxed setting. We are open Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm at 1-2 Windsor Terrace, Dun Laoghaire. We are a friendly neighbourhood restaurant with an emphasis on quality fresh ingredients cooked well.

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What 74 People Are Saying
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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice “neighbourhood” venue. Very friendly host (Keith). Great value menu of a good standard. Very personable staff. Will be going back!

KJ
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience at The Waterfront Bistro last Saturday. Staff very friendly and accommodating with Keith making us feel very welcome and valued. Food was absolutely outstanding having both chosen the Chicken Brasa. Full of flavour and perfectly presented. Sweets also very special. Highly recommended and hope to return if in the Dublin area.

AO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With restaurants like this, Dun Laoighre is up there with Kinsale. Had the mussels followed by chicken. I should have photo'd the menu to accurately describe the dishes as they were unlike any I've ever had before. Looking forward to a return visit.

F
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was great and the owner very welcoming. We had a nice dinner with are children on a weed night.

D
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and outstanding service. Staff really good with kids

MT
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food. Very pleasant staff especially Keith. Wonderful location . Will have excellent views when hoardings are removed.

GR
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit the owner Keith is passionate about quality and it shows!
We had the early bird and at two courses for €23 were delighted at the food for this price the Venison sausage with lentil was a meal in itself my wife’s goats cheese salad was also excellent, highly recommend

HD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Waterfront Bistro and we were not disappointed. Food was delicious (finger licking good!) and staff was very friendly. We will be back!

MP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal. You made us feel most welcome even when 3 people joined us unexpectedly. The extras on the house were most appreciated as we were celebrating my daughters graduation and it made the occasion that little bit more special. Would highly recommend to others.

SB
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great staff. Went there on a recommendation and will be recommending to others.

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were greeted warmly when entered and service throughout our meal was excellent with the manager calling us by our first names which was a nice touch.

Three of our main dishes were excellent with the sauce on our fourth dish (chicken brasa) not the right one for that dish (too much lime). Small choice on the wine list.

Overall a nice experience and would recommend to try if in the area

MI
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great service in a wonderful location.

AB
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very enjoyable evening had by all. Will definitely return and recommend.

2
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and atmosphere. Small but energetic with great personal service from Keith. Mussels starter is a must, and calamari, duck, and a merlot made a very memorable meal. We’ll talk about this dinner as a highlight of the trip. Go see Keith, he’s the bomb.

A
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very pleasant evening & food was excellent.

EL
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our evening. The food and service was great.

KC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great fish and chips. Lets hope they get their view back soon.

O
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and friendly service. Good value and lovely location.

AE
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal in a lovely place, don’t know how this place isn’t busier! Early bird is excellent value

c
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very personable. Have already recommended it to several friends

J
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent service, i had the chicken which was vert tasty and my husband had fish and chips, he said it was the best he had ever tasted and one of our party had the steak which was also excellent. We would certainly recommend this restaurant and hope to be back. They web site says they do an early bird deal but unfortunately doesn't give the time for it and no signs up anywhere about the timings.

CT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to this restaurant a number of times, and never dissappointed
Food and service excellent and a vry good ambiance reflecting the quality of the restaurant.
Busy but well seviced and a restaurant we plan to visit regularly

M
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Food, Great Value - Our first visit and we will definitely be back. Slow Cooked Pork Belly one of the best I have ever tasted.

MP
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous spot, one of our favorites. Keith and his staff consistently delivery great food at a great price together with an excellent service. Factor in the exceptional location and it’s a winner,

DJ
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Nice ambience, very good food, good value. There was a very large party next to us on the night. This resulted in noise but was also
perhaps the cause for very slow service. We waited over 45 minutes for our food to
arrive after ordering. Drinks were slow to come or forgotten about.

AM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Food and Very Friendly Service. Will be back !

P
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

There was a mix up over price of wine on bill, owner got in touch and explained there must have been an error somewhere, has offered refund or complimentary wine, good to see proper customer service still exists and that he made an effort to make amends.

EH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable evening. Lovely food in pleasant surroundings.

DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb staff made our visit to the waterfront very enjoyable. We had black sole which was perfectly cooked and one of our party asked for different accompanying sauces. No problem. We sat outside. It was nice to watch the world go by. Great food, kept simple, fresh, tasty, well presented.

n
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a wonderful day out at the waterfront restaurant last Sunday , food ,service was excellent, we are looking forward in returning soon.

MB
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We booked this at short notice on the way back from Dublin, staying nearby in Sandycove. Noticed "sea view," was very appealing. Sadly, there was a hoarding round the lido blocking the view!

However, we walked back to Sandycove and spotted seals, so that was a real consolation!

The service we received from Fiona was very pleasant and friendly. The food was delicious and a real highlight of our visit.

Should we return to the area, we will definitely visit again!

Waterfront Bistro
Responded on 13 June 2019

Hi Michele, thanks for the kind words. It was lovely to meet you both! Fiona

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DM
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent well thought out menu

A pleasant surprise next door to Teddy’s in Dun Laoighre

LH
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

fabulous service at the Waterfront, we mentioned it was my friends birthday and they went all out for it..
Our host was the actual owner who engaged delightfully with us throughout the evening
I will definitely recommend and return

BH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is simple to die for. I had delicious goats cheese salad with beetroot and it was sublime. Hubby had calamari, also tender and delicious. My black sole on the bone, main course special was an absolute treat. Washed down with a yummy Albarino. Delightful evening on a delightful venue.

KO
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, service and food. I would recommend this to everyone.

AB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We now go pretty frequently to the Waterfront for dinner and enjoy it every time. The service is very good and food excellent .

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All occasion dining. Fab service - fab food - fab everything. A definite go to restaurant

RV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and very kind owners.

Restaurant in front of the sea.

MO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wednesday night steaks, can't go wrong. Great as ever!

NK
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

lovely location but the food was only ok. We had calamari to start and venison sausage, the calamari was undercooked and the batter was not hot, the sausage would have been lovely except it tasted like a reheat. The main of monkfish was nice and the so were the fish and chips as the portion was excellent , but again the batter and also the chips wer al little undercooked. The service was ok, 2 staff one very friendly and helpful and the other really unhappy and didnt seem to want to be there. The wine was nice but my glass was 8.50 and it was not a decent size glass, but the worst thing for me was the cutlery, it was the cheapest pound shop quality . Our meal with n o dessert 4 glasses of wine was 90 e not good value. The unfriendly staff member brought he bill with 2 glasses of a creamy maybe baileys , drink but didnt say anything or tell us what it was , not the greatest experience . They can do a lot better