The Man O'War Bar & Restaurant

Courtlough, Balbriggan, Balbriggan

North Co Dublin

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Seafood

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13 reviews
4 stars - based on 13 reviews
Welcome to the Man O'War Bar and Restaurant, North County Dublin's most authentic Irish venue, established in 1595.

With their thatched roof, whitewashed walls and superb traditional style bar, lounge & restaurant, their setting is a picture to behold. Set in the heart of Ireland's agricultural hub, their close proximity to the airport and motorway make them an ideal first stop or as a stop-off point for lunch or coffee and a scone on your excursions around the many castles, golf courses and excellent other amenities of interest in the Fingal region.

Their location in the heart of Ireland's agricultural centre allows them to source the finest local ingredients. Their expert chefs work their magic to produce top quality traditional Irish dishes that will leave you wanting more.

Like the ever changing scenery in the beautiful hinterland of North County Dublin, their menu responds to the seasonal, local produce available. Their expert chefs select the finest ingredients for their meals, creating traditional hearty Irish dishes with a modern touch.

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OPENING HOURS

Mon12:30pm - 11:30pm
Tue12:30pm - 11:30pm
Wed12:30pm - 11:30pm
Thu12:30pm - 11:30pm
Fri12:30pm - 11:30pm
Sat12:30pm - 11:30pm
Sun12:30pm - 11:00pm

CAPACITY
75 people

CUISINES
European, Healthy Eating, Seafood, Steak

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The Man O'War Bar & Restaurant

frankaltik61649473
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 17th April 2016 (visited 17 April 2016 )

food average ...price above average...staff very pleasant ...WAY to noisy ...why assume anyone/everyone wants to listen to fmi 102 pap...especially kids/older customers...and waiting 40 mins for basic menu food just seemed crazy/uneccessary....first and last visit

The Man O'War Bar & Restaurant

dancingqueen85
Dublin
22 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 11th July 2011 (visited 10 July 2011 )

came here with friends yesterday, they are regulars to the pub! I had a half portion (too much craziness at the weekend!) of the roast beef dinner. The beef was nice, not dried out with tasty gravy on top. The waitress was happy to bring me a jug of gravy on request also. Nice mash, carrots (although frozen) and brocolli and cauliflower. There were roasts too, which I think were actually roasted and not deep fried. Good value for money, and can dine al fresco which is nice on a sunny evening like yesterday :) Enjoyable.

The Man O'War Bar & Restaurant

ballwebhost
Cork
39 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 12th June 2011 (visited 1 June 2011 )

Just a very quick review. Was looking through menupages, trying to decide where I'm going to eat (Yes, I am very planned... My trips not for a week!) but I came across Man O War and remembered I dined hear last year and I feel that this place should have a review. Immediately after entering here, the first thing I said to myself "Ahh I'm Home." This is your traditional, homely Irish pub! Remembering times of years gone by with grandparents in West Cork and in the pubs that they used to take me to as a child, bring back very great memories! Anyway, onto Man O War.. Food here is exceptional, tasty and just simply great... Simple but great Irish menu selections to chose from and I cant fault the service either, was quick and prompt. The bar was pretty busy with the locals in for their pints, however the restaurant was very quiet and lacking atmosphere of the customers, so we decided to sit closer to the bar and listen into the general chit chat of everyone at the bar. Great place to eat if your up this area and around North Co. Dublin ! - Patrick

The Man O'War Bar & Restaurant

balrudd
Dublin
8 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 23rd November 2009 (visited 22 November 2009 )

We ate here last night and overall, I'd have to say it was a lovely experience and good value for money. I was slightly disappointed that at 8pm on a Sunday night we were still only presented with the Sunday lunch menu rather than the a la carte one - which is what we've heard such great reviews of. That said, the food was lovely and there was certainly plenty of it. The herb-crusted hake in a pink peppercorn sauce was fantastic. Only complaint was that it was a little bit cold. The open fire was lit and as it is an extremely old building I can appreciate that it must be hard to heat. When the table beside the fire became available there was no problem in moving - so the problem was averted. The man who served us, was excellent and we will definitely be going back to sample the a la carte menu.

The Man O'War Bar & Restaurant

mickmc683
Dublin
17 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 06th September 2009 (visited 29 August 2009 )

Been Here many times and couldn't fault it.never tried the bar food,just the restaurant upstairs which was absolutely fabulous every time but be sure to book well in advance as most of the time it does be booked out.Very cosy place.Especially nice on a cold winters day as they've six huge blazing open fires.Will definately be going back again.

The Man O'War Bar & Restaurant

keanu
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 23rd May 2009 (visited 22 March 2009 )

I ate there mothers day 09. They had a set menu, food was appropriate for mothers day with roast beef, roast lamb, turkey and veg. It was well priced not too busy service was good. Service has vastly improved I had not been for over 1 year because of poor slow service.

The Man O'War Bar & Restaurant

magicnona
Dublin
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 08th November 2008 (visited 4 October 2008 )

Ate here a couple of weeks ago with family and friends. It was my first time entertaining them out my direction and frankly it was an embarrassment. A lot of what was on the menu was unavailable so we were left with a meagre selection. We all ony had 2 courses but were sitting over 3 hours, with an hour wait between courses. We weren't asked if we wanted dessert, we were just presented with the bill!! The restaurant was practically empty so it wasn't due to staff pressure. The food was ok, but the whole experience was just an embarrassment. I complained to owner Martin but got no apology. The place has gone downhill dramatically from what it used to be and unless he sorts his staff out it will continue to decline.

The Man O'War Bar & Restaurant

Billybob
Dublin
35 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 14th July 2008 (visited 29 June 2008 )

A friend and I ate here for the second time last week. We found the service & food to be od excellent high standard. The restaurant itself is so pretty & beautifully laid out.. It is an ideal place to eat in with a couple or a large booking. I would reccomend you pre-book as sometimes it may get busy. Alot of my friends have also eaten in The Man O War & they too have great things to say about the food, service & overall value.. I will definitly be eating here again

The Man O'War Bar & Restaurant

beaner

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 26th February 2008 (visited 23 February 2008 )

My wife and I were there last Saturday. The food was great and the service was excellent. Then there was a great band on in the lounge, pint was lovely. Recommend people to check it out.

The Man O'War Bar & Restaurant

helmet
Dublin
15 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 23rd July 2007 (visited 23 July 2007 )

I believe the Man'O'War is under new management as of a year or so ago. If this is so then they're doing a great job. My girlfriend and myself brought both sets of parents here recently and I think it's safe to say that everyone enjoyed their experience. The restaurant is small and intimate without everyone being on top of each other. The food was good wholesome food. The seafood was so fresh it may have been hauled from the boat 20 minutes before being prepared. Lovely service and the interaction with the owner made for a great night.

The Man O'War Bar & Restaurant

munchiem
Dublin
22 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:37%

Reviewed 15th May 2007 (visited 15 May 2007 )

I visited the Man-o-War restaurant two weeks ago. Overall I was impressed with the food. All four of us found our starters and mains were very good. Fish cakes are delicious. The desserts were a big disappointment with meringue (although they put some fancy name on it!) that a steak knife would not go through! However they redeemed themselves by taking them off the bill when we returned them. Service was slow later on when the restaurant filled up. I would return again.

The Man O'War Bar & Restaurant

RushRestCritic07

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 15th May 2007 (visited 15 May 2007 )

I went to the Man O' War restaurant on Sunday night, in a party of 6. We had various main courses including Chicken & Salmon Moussellie, Honey Roast Duck and Jumbo Prawns. All were excellent. The desserts were also superb. The atmosphere was pleasant and relaxed, and the service, friendly, quick and efficient.

The Man O'War Bar & Restaurant

Tastebuds

6 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 15th May 2007 (visited 15 May 2007 )

Visited this restaurant a few times in recent years and found it good, (nice atmosphere, large open fireplace, split level effect and so on), very good food, decent wines. I think it may have changed management last summer and our last visit seemed to coincide with the changing of the guard. That particular visit was a great disappointment - slow, heedless service, a side order of chips that had to be seen to be believed (spectacularly overcooked in oil), no knife, just a long list of complaints. It is possible that it has smartened its performance again because all the previous visits were totally at odds with the last one.

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