Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill restaurant

31/31 Lower Pembroke Street, City Centre South

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63 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.


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 - 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, 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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4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:40%

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:54%

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:38%

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.

15 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.

5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:50%

Reviewed 22nd February 2014 (visited 21 February 2014 )

A great experience, staff are excellent

1 reviews

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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.

1 reviews

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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!

1 reviews

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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!

2 reviews

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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.

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