Wrights Anglers Rest

4.3
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28 reviews
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€30 and under
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Irish
One of Dublin’s best known and most inviting restaurants, The Angler’s Rest offers an extensive menu and top-class cuisine in the welcoming ambience of its French threadbare-style and elegance. Originally built as a hotel in 1865 and used by honeymooning Dubliners, it has always been called The Anglers Rest and is still serving great seafood to this day.

Just a 10-15-minute drive from Dublin City Centre, this landmark establishment in the seclusion of the Strawberry Beds – next door to the Phoenix Park – has a history that stretches back to Cromwellian times and the famous patriot Michael Collins. It has long been considered as his the favourite watering hole and for anglers fishing along the banks of the adjacent River Liffey.

Today, the tradition of great food and drink continues with a strong culinary reputation, including the freshest seafood landed by Wrights of Howth, and a wide selection of national and international brands of beers, wines and spirits.
What 28 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anglers Rest is a fantastic restaurant. The food is always fresh, presented beautifully, and the portions are generous. The ambiance is very welcoming and every time we have gone, there has always been live music playing in the background. The staff are very attentive. Would highly recommend.

E
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I booked a table for 8.30pm for my boyfriend and I. Upon arrival we ordered our drinks and food as we knew what we wanted, we were waiting an insanely long amount of time. At 9.30pm I asked one of the servers where our food was and he just said it was on the way. We received our food at 9.45pm, this is an hour and 15 mins we waited on our food!! We didn’t even get an apology off any of the staff! This is unacceptable and unprofessional, We will not be back here again.

v
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Early bird options were poor.

Y
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous Sunday Lunch. Food was fab and service was excellent

TS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and hospitality. Love this place when we visit Dublin.

PD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

First of all , I enjoyed the night in Wrights and would go again. However, I was disappointed in the menu selections. You'd expect Wrights to include an interesting choice of fish dishes on the menu. Choice was very limited and a bit uninteresting. Very nice atmosphere though, and friendly helpful staff. Could be a great venue with a bit more attention to the food.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was poor. Waiter not very observant and slow to react. Her Colleague had an attitude. My wife did not enjoy the night and it was her Birthday. So we won’t be back.

AM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would highly recommend. We enjoyed delicious fresh seafood platter, the chicken wings were amazing, and desserts were excellent. Great wine list also. The service was great, very attentive and helpful. Great space and atmosphere, we went on a Friday evening and very mature crowd. Have been previously during the week with children and they have enjoyed it and were well catered for.

SH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a family dinner here for Dad's 60th was such a lovely evening! Staff made a fuss of Dad and meal was amazing!

OT
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food quality was excellent. But service was really poor (perhaps because they were so busy . They forgot our starters completely , instead of the starter the main closures arrived 50 minutes after ordering . Long delay in paying bill. Steak was delicious

JR
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding food service and atmosphere.

AD
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good service. Only feedback would be to have air conditioning on warm days or fire off. Food was Delightful and will definitely be back again....

AS
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and service was outstanding as usual. Staff are very friendly and very helpful. They have won us over so much we are even getting married there.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food

RH
Dublin
23 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food...shame you have to drive there..

B
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We eaten here many times & always enjoyed. On this occasion as a party of 6 we were seated at two small tables pushed together and not meant for 6. The seafood platter was not as we recall very sparse & the batter on the fish & chips dish was hard with very little fish inside. Disappointing visit

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal, great service. A bit loud when talking to fellow guests but to be fair that’s a typical Irish pub anyway

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

Great food, service, atmosphere etc
Smell from turf fire outside was bit too much.

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

Anglers rest is an amazing venue we got married there a year ago and just celebrated our anniversary with dinner in the restaurant. The food is wonderful and the staff are the best!

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

Good atmosphere though a bit noisy. Staff very friendly and professional and food very good. Value about average for the type of fare we ordered

BC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The drinks were and service good.The hake was ok Fish pie was made up of salmon which was dry and I didn't detect any other fish in the pie I didn't order salmon pie and the potatoes on top were watery and tasteless. The burger was fairly good the chips were fries not chips . Chicken wings were rather bland.

MG
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My visit last Saturday night was disappointing, We were a small group of 4. I had fish and chips, one side of the batter was so salty it was practically inedible. My thoughts were someone accidentally spilled salt but went ahead of served it anyway. The womens toilets were a disgrace, looked like no one had checked them in hours, only one of the 3 cubicles were fit for purpose.

BD
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We have been regulars here for years now and it can occasionally be touch and go with food and service. Unfortunately this last visit wasn’t great. We had a guest visiting from abroad and the service was lacking to say the least. Waitress seemed fed up and annoyed when we enquired after a 50 minute wait when we could expect our mains. Manager was dismissive when he asked how our night was and we said ‘a bit disappointing’. He didn’t seem to care at all. Food was good.

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

Great staff great food great venue will definitely return

IH
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Nice location and food, but quite slow service. We had to wait long for our meals to arrive, then for the empty plates to be taken away.

JK
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We missed the early bird menu as we arrived late our own fault, food was excellent service faultless and its a love place with a great atmosphere just feel a la carts menu a bit overpriced

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

I was delighted with this restaurant, I couldn’t recommend it enough! A hidden gem 👍🏼

JE
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I thought it was overpriced In regard to the quality and portion sizes of the food. They had no chowder left which was disappointing and the portion of fresh salmon which I ordered instead was so small for the price of €10 that we complained and they took it off the bill. We had a pre dinner drink at the bar and while the traditional Irish music was very good the bar itself was covered in empty/dirty glasses with no staff member bothering to stack them into the dishwasher basket. I found this very surprising and indeed off putting in terms of image. Won’t be returning or recommending it to friends.