Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill restaurant
31/31 Lower Pembroke Street, City Centre South
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|Mon||9:00am - 9:30pm|
|Tue||9:00am - 9:30pm|
|Wed||9:00am - 9:30pm|
|Thu||9:00am - 9:30pm|
|Fri||9:00am - 9:30pm|
|Sat||9:00am - 9:30pm|
|Sun||1:00pm - 8:00pm|
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Casual Dining, Cocktails, Gastro Pub, Girls Night Out, Healthy Eating, Irish, Seafood, Seafood, Traditional Irish, Vegetarian
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Reviewed 14th November 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"
Reviewed 19th 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.
Reviewed 18th 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!
Reviewed 01st October 2013
Had a wonderful time enjoying dinner for my husbands birthday! We shall return on our next visit
Reviewed 11th September 2013
Great restaurant and wonderful wait staff. Food is delicious and reasonably priced. I love this place! I highly recommend Matt The Thresher.
Reviewed 05th September 2013
This was my second visit in 2 weeks...and both excelled. The food is astonishingly good in its own right, and then you see the price...the value for money is the cherry on the cake. The atmosphere is very special and, even when crowded, you don't feel cramped in the space. Our waiter (a lovely tall man with grey hair) was so attentive and professional without being overbearing, providing personal advice on orders such as warning us that prawns were in their shells (something which my mum doesn't like and would have ruined her meal). Best dish? The dressed crab salad with avocado and pepper salsa - I've never tasted crab like it.
Reviewed 30th August 2013
Good food but very poor service. We ate here on a Saturday evening and was quite disappointed. We were ready to order our food and for starter were we going to order the squid but our server told us that he wouldn't recommend it as he didn't like it so that put us off ordering a starter. We had scampi and turbot for main which were both lovely main course. We were given dessert menus by our server but he never came back to take our order as he was too busy serving other tables. Another waiter came over the took our dessert menu off us without asking us if we wanted any dessert, he just walked off..... I think its very poor serviced to be ignored once you have finished your mains as dessert is my favourite part of a meal. the meal cam to €90 for two mains and one bottle of wine (no starters or dessert) which I think is extremely expensive and we wont be returning.
Reviewed 30th August 2013
Had a nice meal here with work colleagues yesterday. I had the scampi which was super! It would want to for £26.95. I had the chowder to start but this was really average at best. It was served with McCambridge brown bread which was very disappointing. I already had that for breakfast! We were a party of 10 and even though we were buying plenty of wine after the meal, we were moved on as there was a second booking. No problem with this but it should have been mentioned to us when we booked as we weren't expecting to be moved on. Overall an ok experience, I wouldn't rush back unless its for the Scampi.
Reviewed 28th August 2013
As always an excellent meal with great service. I particularly enjoyed the Ling special a fish I hadn’t eaten before. For fish in Dublin its hard to better Matt The Thresher
Reviewed 16th August 2013
We've been to this place this week and one word would summarise this place:
The "seafood platter" is a disgrace! It shouldn't even been called that name. You pay 30€ and this is what you get: 8 slices of cheap smoked salmon (not even served at fresh temperature), 4 cheap crab claws tasteless, shred crab meat, and 4 oysters.
Oysters should ALWAYS be ultra Fresh and open just before eating them. These oysters were not Fresh, already dead (easy to see when you put lemon on them) and totally milky, I tried one and didn't touch the others.
For a so called "Fish Specialist" that's a shame!
The only positive note was the service which was really good, the staff was friendly and professional.
Dear sdiesel77 You are entitled to your personal opinion of our food and restaurant. I would point out that Matt the Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill is extremely popular with tourist and locals alike, however the vast majority of our customers are local people. We have built a very successful Seafood Restaurant over the past 3 years, based on good food and service, at reasonable prices. We now employee 16 chefs, a team which is led by our Head Chef Stephen Caviston who has a life time of experience in the Seafood Industry. I am myself the owner/manager of the business. All of us have worked hard to build a restaurant with such a good reputation. Matt the Thresher has won many awards and has been reviewed very positively and recommended by many well known, respected food critics, both in Ireland, the UK, Europe, the USA and even this week in Japan. All of them I know would totally disagree with you when you suggest that we are some sort of “TOURIST SCAM” simply nothing could be further from the truth. If there was such problem with the Seafood platter, why did you not mention it, to one of our, as you say “professional and friendly staff”, who would gladly have replaced it or refunded you your money. Ted Browne in Dingle Co. Kerry who is renowned for the quality of his seafood produce, supplies us with all our fresh crab claws and crab meat, he also smokes the salmon for Matt the Thresher, cheap is not a word in Ted’s vocabulary. We only use Oysters from Carlingford Lough in Co Louth and they are ALWAYS fresh and are only opened when an order comes in. We sell a huge amount of Oysters each day; this is because we have such a good reputation for fresh Oysters. Well known US chef/writer and broadcaster Anthony Bourdain came and filmed in Matt the Thresher this year, for the Discovery Channel recommending us as the place you must go to for the freshness and the flavour of our Oysters while in Dublin. When First Lady Michelle Obama was staying in Dublin recently, she choose Matt the Thresher for her evening meal, reserving a table for 12, the first thing she asked for was a dozen Oysters. We gladly welcome both bad and good reviews about our restaurant, all management and staff meet each week to see where we can improve our food and service, and deliver better value to our customers. Unfortunately I cannot contact you as you do not give your real name, an address or a contact number, but if you wish to contact me I would be only delighted to discuss the issue further with you, I can be contacted directly at 01 6762980, By the way Tourism Scam is two words. Yours sincerely Jimmy Lyons