McGoverns Malahide restaurant
The diamond, Main Street , North Co. Dublin, MalahideNorth Co Dublin
Niall Keating is their talented and dynamic chef. Formerly of Shanahan’s on the green, roly’s bistro and la stampa on Dawson st, he brings a really strong vision of what eating out should be – an equal measure of great food, great wine and great company.
His food philosophy is based on what he cheerfully refers to as “a lack of interference”.
“I’ve been to so many restaurants in Ireland and abroad where the food was completely and utterly over-prepared. I believe that if you’ve got the very best ingredients, you need to let them be the star of the show, cooking them as simply as possible and making sure that their inherent taste and flavor aren’t overpowered by snobbish ‘cheffery’ and nonsensical presentation.”
“I also believe that the formula for a great menu is a combination of the new and the old. So you’ll find that a number of our signature dishes are a permanent fixture on our menus – but we constantly offer new and exciting dishes that are inspired by the best of international cusine from around the globe.”
McGoverns Malahide reviewsSubmit a review
Reviewed 29th May 2017 (visited 17 April 2017 )
Party of 2, birthday lunch. Food as always was very tasty. We had the burger and a duck salad. Excellent staff, lovely location. One of the most popular restaurants in Malahide.
Reviewed 26th April 2017 (visited 7 April 2017 )
Visited for a late lunch. Excellent value. Good friendly staff,a busy place but not noisy. Nice decor. Nice food.
Reviewed 13th November 2016 (visited 12 November 2016 )
Again great food and service
Reviewed 12th October 2016 (visited 11 October 2016 )
Great food and great service. The glass of wine was very small
Reviewed 29th May 2016 (visited 21 May 2016 )
Overall great food and service however what let it down was that they kept running out of beer.
Reviewed 23rd May 2016 (visited 12 May 2016 )
Got a steak, found it very meet to be not the best quality and the side of bacon was burnt and tiny. I wasn't overly keen, not sure I would return. Also, there is a sign outside advertising early bird, as there was no end time noted in it we thought it must be all night Thursday. It wasn't until we sat down and asked about it that the waitress said it was no longer on, even though the early bird menu was given to us at the back of the main menu.
Reviewed 03rd January 2016 (visited 3 January 2016 )
Party of 2 - called in without a booking for lunch. Although they were quite busy there was no problem getting a table. As usual the service were very attentive. We both had the Aussie burger and skinny chips. The food was beautiful, a very large portion, almost suitable for 2 :). I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. It is one of the best in Malahide.
Reviewed 17th May 2015 (visited 15 May 2015 )
Even though menupages had not passed on my booking to McGovern's they accommodated us, lucky for us they had a table for us until 8pm & following a cancellation we were able to stay on as long as we liked. The food was beautiful, the staff were very attentive and friendly and the prices great value. It is our group's favourite restaurant.
Reviewed 01st May 2015 (visited 1 May 2015 )
Had lunch, lovely crispy duck salad. It was very quiet and lots of room today. Good value for money and the salad was very tasty.
Reviewed 25th April 2015 (visited 18 April 2015 )
A friend & I came for a meal without a booking - there was no problem and we did not feel in any way rushed. We had the Italian burger and the BBQ burger which we both really enjoyed. It is one of the most popular places to eat in Malahide and I thoroughly recommend it.
Reviewed 15th March 2015 (visited 14 March 2015 )
We had a lovely family meal for Mothers Day. The food and the service were excellent.
Reviewed 11th February 2015 (visited 8 January 2015 )
Brought my son here with the family for his 13th birthday and everyone loved it. The atmosphere was cosy. The staff couldn't be more attentive. Portion sizes are very generous especially the burgers. They are to die for. Excellent value for money. Will definitely be returning very soon.
Reviewed 01st February 2015 (visited 31 January 2010 )
Great food beautifully presented, excellent service. Perfect setting for a relaxed evening. We will definitely be back.
Reviewed 01st January 2015 (visited 29 December 2014 )
We called in for lunch and although the restaurant was very busy, they accommodated us without a booking. As the portions are so big we had the bacon sandwich and fries between us. It is one of my favourite places to dine in Malahide and I strongly recommend it for dining at any time of day.
Reviewed 03rd December 2014 (visited 2 December 2014 )
We went here for a late lunch/early dinner and both really enjoyed it. Staff were extremely friendly and efficient. Himself had the steak and said it was cooked to perfection and onion rings that came with it were very tasty. I had the falafel wrap which was nice but a bit more choice for vegetarians would have been good. Soup and pate were both excellent. Mentioned to the waitress that we are getting married on sat and they gave us a lovely dessert with hearts on it complimentary which was a lovely touch. Will definately return.