Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill restaurant

31/31 Lower Pembroke Street, City Centre South

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Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill
Newly opened on Lower Pembroke Street, Matt the Thresher Seafood Bar & Grill is a welcome addition to the Dublin dining scene. A light-filled spacious restaurant now offers an attractive menu for day and night, with an emphasis on fresh fish and shellfish from the kitchen of Head Chef Stephen Caviston, of the reknowned Glasthule family.
A sister restaurant to the award winning Birdhill original, Matt the Thresher is a family business. Welcoming fires, polished wood floors, a long marble bar and fresh shellfish piled high on crushed ice create an ambiance perfect for its Georgian surrounds.
With 120 covers total Matt the Thresher caters for groups large and small. There is a range of seating. Take a stool at the bar, or have a coffee in a leather armchair by the fire.
At the rear of the bar, a feature art deco glass roof pours light onto a raised mezzanine level and grand piano, for live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Under the mezzanine a cosy book-lined nook is perfect for whiling away a few quiet hours.


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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Mon9:00am - 9:30pm
Tue9:00am - 9:30pm
Wed9:00am - 9:30pm
Thu9:00am - 9:30pm
Fri9:00am - 9:30pm
Sat9:00am - 9:30pm
Sun1:00pm - 8:00pm

120 people

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Healthy Eating, Irish, Seafood, 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

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14 reviews


Credibility Score:49%

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.

1 reviews

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Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 22nd February 2014 (visited 21 February 2014 )

A great experience, staff are excellent

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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.

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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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Reviewed 02nd February 2014 (visited 1 February 2014 )

Left us waiting over half an hour for a table we had booked!

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Reviewed 12th December 2013 (visited 11 December 2013 )

Went there last night with my friend. We both love fish and seafood and we were absolutely delighted with the dishes we had! Service was very good, as well! We had a great night!

31 reviews


Credibility Score:60%

Reviewed 11th December 2013 (visited 10 December 2013 )

Met some friends after work recently and this is place is just great. Warm and cosy with a lovely hum of conversation which makes for a very pleasant experience. Food is terrific, freshest of fish and seafood beautifully presented. Will definitely go back for another visit.

13 reviews


Credibility Score:48%

Reviewed 14th November 2013 (visited 27 October 2013 )

"We popped in here after a day of shopping, and were greeted by a very friendly waitress. We had read the menu and decided before the waitress arrived, but before she would take our order she gave us the specials, just to make sure we had all the information for our orders! Have to say the fish burger I had was devine, and my mothers fish and chips were gorgeous. I would def recommend this place to anyone. We got talking to an American tourist while we were there and he said the same, he comes to ireland a few times a year and comes to this place every time he is in Dublin. If you like fish you will love this place, but it also has a bit of everything else, steak, burgers etc, I cant wait for our next visit"

8 reviews

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Credibility Score:9%

Reviewed 19th October 2013 (visited 3 October 2013 )

Went for lunch here with a group of 12. Excellent food and service. The establishment itself is classy, I will definitely visit again.

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Credibility Score:23%

Reviewed 18th October 2013 (visited 17 October 2013 )

I brought a group of tourists here for dinner. Matt the Thresher was one of the highlights of their trip: the food was delicious, each of the 14 enjoyed their meal, the diverse needs of the group were very well catered for, the staff were friendly and attentive. The wine list is extensive, and they have lots of nice wines by the glass: we had a Shiraz and a Pinot Grigio, both were very well received. They also have a full bar. I had hake, which was perfectly cooked, accompanied by lovely boiled potatoes, but no vegetables. For dessert, an apple crumble was totally delicious, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. The premises is distinctive, and there was a great atmosphere, really buzzing. Look forward to going back again soon!

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