Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill restaurant

31/31 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South

Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Seafood

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75 reviews
4 stars - based on 75 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.

AWARDS & PRIZES

National Hospitality Awards are presented to hotels countrywide that excel in a variety of different categories. It is awarded yearly in association with hospitality ireland magazine The Taste of Ireland Recommended award is bestowed on exceptional eateries by Paolo Tullio - Ireland's Leading food and wine writer. All the restaurants included have been independently reviewed.

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OPENING HOURS

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

CAPACITY
120 people

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

FACILITIES

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

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Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill

osingj

2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 30th June 2015 (visited 27 June 2015 )

We, two couples, had a table booked for 8pm but arrived early and had a drink at the bar. That was fine, we weren't in any rush, but it took until about 8:40pm until we were given a table and another 45 minutes for the starter to arrive. The staff were very friendly and relaxed and so were we, so it made for a good night. The food was well presented, unfortunately most of us had our eye on some of the daily specials, which were sold out by the time we got to order. If it hadn't been for the long delays and the lack of options from the specials menu, this venue would have scored a good deal higher.

Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill

denis.kelly
Dublin
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:27%

Reviewed 23rd June 2015 (visited 22 June 2015 )

Great food as usual. Ling with cehrizo, tomatoe and chicpeas was to die. Desert light and delicate taste. Well done all

Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill

fcon
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:50%

Reviewed 10th June 2015 (visited 9 June 2015 )

Went there for dinner on a Tuesday evening. Service was terrible. The place was pretty full and it looked like there were just 3 waiters on duty. When our starters eventually arrived we mentioned this to the waiter. He was very apologetic and courteous explaining that yes, they were under pressure and that was fine, we accepted that. He was just doing his job. The waiter even joked with us that we should have been there the previous day, it was worse!!. After a further long delay before the main course the maitre d' came around to all tables asking if everything was ok. Again we mentioned that the service was really slow, just mentioned it, did not in any way complain. He took exception to this and actually got very confrontational. Why even bother asking people if things are ok when if negative feedback is given they are not willing to acceptacknowledge it. He was incredibly rude and pretty much told us to put up with it and not to be complaining. I'm sorry, if you haven't got enough staff to cater for the customers then cut down on the amount of people you are trying to serve. Don't be so greedy. I told him that one thing was certain, we will never return again. He didn't seem to care at all. His attitude was shocking. We should have just left there and then. Really really poor customer service from the maitre d' and a shocking attitude towards paying customers. I feel sorry for the waiters having to work for such a person. No apology or acknowledgement of the poor service what so ever. The food was below average. Shellfish was bland, didn't seem to be fresh. Garlic bread that came with mussels was revolting, I had one bite and can still taste it this morning, we didn't even bother to complain about that. There was no point. Avoid this place its not good.

Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill

denis.kelly
Dublin
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:27%

Reviewed 25th February 2015 (visited 25 February 2015 )

Excellent Food, loved the Squid and Cherizo. Lime and Cranberry Posset was a lovely surprise.

Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill

ro.kearns

3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 13th December 2014 (visited 10 December 2014 )

lovely lunch, great, friendly staff.

Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill

GiGi
Dublin
11 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 08th December 2014 (visited 4 December 2014 )

I have eaten here a few times and the food and service is always good. It's great to have some place in town that is more casual dining - but where the food is still Top Class - seafood in particular being their strength. Despite the menu being diverse, there are always a few (fish) specials to mull over - but everything I have ever tried has been delicious and staff, service and location all excellent, would recommend it to anyone.

Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill

hbdbrook
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 07th December 2014 (visited 28 November 2014 )

Beautiful restaurant. Staff here while busy are super, informative, friendly and very efficient. This place is in town, really busy, and having been I can see why! The menu is delicious and the daily specials even more appealing! Had a delicious meal, will definitely be back.

Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill

MissLou123
Dublin
8 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:55%

Reviewed 05th December 2014 (visited 28 November 2014 )

recently visited here for a family occasion. The staff were so nice, and friendly. The menu is lovely, with lots of choices. the food tasted amazing, and the prices were good. over all we had a great evening, and had nothing bad to say about the place. !00% recommned

Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill

rejoyce
Dublin
8 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:65%

Reviewed 30th November 2014 (visited 30 November 2014 )

Went for Sunday Lunch. Was a little bit quiet at first but as the afternoon went on more people arrived. Menu choice was great, almost too good as it took us ages to make up our mind. I had fish n chips, fish was extremely fresh, really lovely and white. They did a 1/2 portion of fish n chips for kids which was great. It was my 4th time in Matt the Thresher's and I am still impressed. Will definitely be back.

Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill

catsdan

28 reviews

Connoisseur

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.

Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill

petrus
Wicklow
16 reviews

Newbie

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.

Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill

david.balfe84279929
Dublin
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.

Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill

Ambos
Dublin
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.

Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill

jme
Dublin
25 reviews

Connoisseur

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.

Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill

beps
Dublin
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.

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