Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill restaurant

31/31 Lower Pembroke Street, City Centre South

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65 reviews
Matt the Thresher is a bright stylish city centre bar located in the heart of Georgian Dublin, just off Baggot Street near St. Stephens Green (Formerly the Pembroke Pub).

We specialise in fresh Irish seafood which we source directly from the harbours around the island. All our Beef, Pork, Poultry and Lamb is sourced from quality assured Irish farms. Our Prime Irish Beef is hung on the bone and dry aged for 28 days for enhanced flavour. All our food is freshly prepared.

Our aim is to bring you simply cooked fresh fish, with a friendly service, in a beautiful city centre bar at a reasonable price.


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Mon9:00am - 10:00pm
Tue9:00am - 10:00pm
Wed9:00am - 10:00pm
Thu9:00am - 10:00pm
Fri9:00am - 10:00pm
Sat12:00pm - 10:00pm
Sun12:30pm - 8:30pm

120 people

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Casual Dining, Cocktails, Fish & Chips, Gastro Pub, Girls Night Out, Healthy Eating, Irish, Seafood, Traditional Irish, Vegetarian


Wi-Fi hot spot! Veggie options available Luscious Dublin Bay prawns, succulent oysters, melt in the mouth mussels, mouth-watering mackerel…just some of the delicious seafood you’ll find on menus around Ireland.

Irish people love to eat seafood when dining out; in fact, unlike our European neighbours, we eat more seafood outside the home. Perhaps this is a testament to the quality of our seafood restaurants. And for many visitors, a trip to Ireland wouldn’t be complete without sampling a few oysters and sinking a pint of the black stuff. Full Bar, Beer, Wine, Spirits Will cater for children Coeliac options available Will accept party bookings Terraced dining area Accept major credit cards

Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill reviews

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27 reviews


Credibility Score:15%

Reviewed 26th November 2014 (visited 21 November 2014 )

First time at this venue and have to say I will go back. The waitress was very friendly, helpful and pleasant. We were a party of 5 and had the table from 8 till 11.30pm. No pressure on us to leave or no issue when we decided to stay at the table for drinks after the meal. Food was lovely, I had the pate and the fish and chips and thought both were fab. Wine selection was good, although as with all Irish restaurants wine prices are mad! All in all the experience was terrific, good value for money and as I say I would love to visit again.

16 reviews


Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 31st July 2014 (visited 30 July 2014 )

I have been going here since it opened and up until recently I would say by and large it has been exemplary. Food, service and atmosphere have been great. However the last few times I have been the experiences were not so great. Yes, the food is always excellent. Wine list pretty good too but the service has not been good. On several occasions now we have been treated in a manner I would describe as off hand and totally disinterested by the staff member who seated us. Absolutely no engagement with us and putting us in darkly lit tables when nice window tables are available. Then no sign of a menu or wine list for sometimes 15 minutes. Sorry but really for what is not a cheap restaurant the service should be better from the moment you arrive. Seafood platter is excellent and great for sharing. Mussels and Oysters are good too.

2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:30%

Reviewed 29th July 2014 (visited 27 July 2014 )

Not enough choice on the menu and the portion sizes were not at all in keeping with the very expensive prices. I mean, 16 euro for fish and chips is a bit much these days. Very little options for kids menu. I had the stake which was a bit fatty and tasteless really. Not one I would recommend despite the high expectations Of the very nice decor and friendly staff.

4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:50%

Reviewed 04th July 2014 (visited 2 July 2014 )

Food was beautiful; fish cake starter was definitely the nicest I've had. Main course fish pie was very generous and tasted lovely. Wine could have been a little bit colder but overall really enjoyed the experience and will be returning to experience more of their tasty food.

21 reviews


Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 03rd July 2014 (visited 2 July 2014 )

Very good restaurant, friendly staff, muscles were lovely (and cleaned properly), prawn & lobster cocktail could do with a bit more lobster but very tasty. Enjoyable night.

5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:42%

Reviewed 05th May 2014 (visited 26 April 2014 )

Visited this Gastro Pub with a few friends and had a table booked for 3 O'Clock. Having had our meal which I have got to say was mediocre we decided to stay there and have a few drinks and a chat. At approx 8 o clock we were approached by a staff member who asked us to vacate our table. This was not a problem for us but it was the manner in which he approached us is my main concern. He was rude about it . I must add that the staff were excellent with the exception of this one man.

16 reviews


Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 18th March 2014 (visited 17 March 2014 )

We popped in on St. Patricks Day with no reservation, but a nice waiter offered us a table if we would wait 5 minutes. We were glad we waited. The seafood chowder was delicious. It came with two slices of thick brown bread. Divine. After filling up on the starter I found it difficult to finish my very generous fish and chips main course. Food and service were fantastic. Very pleased with our spur-of-the-moment choice and we will return for their delicious looking desserts on another occasion.

5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:60%

Reviewed 22nd February 2014 (visited 21 February 2014 )

A great experience, staff are excellent

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:20%

Reviewed 11th February 2014 (visited 10 February 2014 )

A pleaseant experience on a Monday night for a meal with work colleagues.Atmosphere was missing perhaps due to it being a monday night.Food was of a high standard, service was very friendly if perhaps slow considering the number of waiting staff and the lack of diners.Reasonably priced menu available.

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:20%

Reviewed 10th February 2014 (visited 8 February 2014 )

I have been to Matt the Thresher twice now and both times the food has been excellent. They do have a tendancy to sell out of specials or some of the items on the menu (I think I'm just unlucky with my choices!) But at least you know that its all fresh! I woudl definitely recommend and will be going back!

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