Bon Appetit - Restaurant

4.3
90 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Modern European
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
Bon Appetit Malahide is a friendly, bustling neighbourhood restaurant that focuses on creative cooking, fantastic service and great value. It continuously changes its menus and focus on using local produce; incorporating new and exciting ingredients from around the world.



Now in its eleventh year, Bon Appetit takes great pride as a community restaurant that is constantly striving to better itself; setting the standards for suburban restaurants nationwide. Offering Afternoon Tea, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner with two Private Rooms for any occasions including weddings, christenings, birthday celebrations, communions and confirmations.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Modern European, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Monday: 18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday - Thursday: 18:00 - 21:30
Friday - Saturday: 17:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 20:00
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Phone number
(01) 845 0314
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Oliver Dunne
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Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 90 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
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ZA
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Went to dinner on Thursday and found out cocktails were half price and they were wonderful. There was a surprise tasting menu but decided to order off the menu. The courses took a while to arrive but everything was prepared well and flavorful.

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BL
12 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I always bring my guests or visitors from the USA to bon Appetit. Good ambience and good good.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good food and friendly service in an intimate environment

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AD
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Very accommodating staff. Excellent food, especially Sunday steak dinners. Malahide parking very difficult in the evenings.

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VS
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We went for my fiancé’s birthday. Food was great but starters are a bit “simple”. A bit pricey but would recommend.

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SR
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service, a little quiet for a Saturday night but probably due to a large concert on nearby.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Very friendly staff. Nice food. Great location. Period house vibe is nice.

We'll have to give the tapas bar a go next time.

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PF
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good variety in options. Presentation of food was very good. Staff very attentive without being intrusive.

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TG
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The evening dinner with friends was good bar one aspect, the "slow-cooked rack of lamb" was disappointing; not slow cooked, quite tough pink lamb chops. Everything else was v good.

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CL
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Pure Class, We live in County Meath so its a bit of a trek for us. Deffo worth it. Thrilled they have Opened a Beef & Lobster Restaurant behind The Bon.

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Y
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A family gathering for 5 siblings, 3 of whom don’t live in Ireland. Excellent meal & wonderful staff & ambience.

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D
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

A little disappointed. We made this reservation for my fathers birthday based on the menu on their website. When we arrived the menu was completely different. I'm fully aware that restaurants of this standard change their menus often but they need to keep their website up to date.

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M
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice menu with lovely food.
Food was tasty and well presented with good size portions.
Very good pace to the meal and never felt rushed.
Wine was a bit too expensive for what you got.
The table service was excellent.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I have to say this was the nicest meal , I have had out in a very long time . The service was brilliant the food was amazing , especially the dessert sharing plate and there was a good variety on cocktail menu .

Again nicest meal I have had from starter to finish everything was delicious .

Staff are genuinely helpful and friendly and there is a really good vibe .

I have been a few times before but going to make it my business to go more often !

And will highly recommend also

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b
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

I booked a table for 17 people,(big work crowd over from Germany and US) however, it was v tight and the heat in the restaurant was unbearable, my manager asked for his steak to be cooked a certain way medium to well done but they declined which is not a good impression and I think if you are paying for a steak you should be able to get it cooked the way you want. staff are very nice and I do like the restaurant but my manger was put off by the heat, over crowed table and not been able to get the food cooked the way he liked it., he will not go to the restaurant again.

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HS
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had lunch here on Sunday and really lovely as always. Really love this restaurant and also Cleaver East .

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JM
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had the tasting menu, which may seem expensive at €50 per person, but is actually amazing value. The food is both imaginative and delicious, and is prepared with really fresh ingredients. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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RT
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful tasty dinner celebrating end of busy week! Good choice of menu and just enough food to feel full! Staff pleasant and attentive definitely will be back soon with my sons! Very good earlybird menu at 17euro two courses!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

A couple of minor issues when it came to the order but it was sorted out without any fuss by the staff and the kitchen.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Tried to send this review privately through the bon appetite mail but unfortunately got no response. I said price is never an issue as long as you enjoy your meal. I have been going to this establisment for years right back to when the mcguirkes had the place and never had a bad meal until now. Lovely starter so i had high hopes but then came the steak, ordered m/r arrived well done as did my wifes. Desert was a let down as well, stogy profiteroles and salted caramel muffin again too thick and flavorless and heavy, clearly not fresh either. Had one bottle of beer and we paid €125 for two people, Again I only mention the price as the food wasn't great. We returned home to our in laws ( we were visiting ) and they said they had been a couple of months previously and had a similar issue with the food not being great.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Party of 8 including 2 children and everyone was happy with both service and amazing food.

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c
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the surprise menu here, it was outstanding, every course was unreal. We were lucky enough to go on a day that the head chef happened to be there.. the value for money on this menu is incredible . The waiters explained every single course in detail. And the chef was eager to find out how found each course .. it was Michelin star food, but not Michelin star prices .. cannot recommend this place highly enough . Food , Atmosphere and staff are all on top from in here.. everyone needs to visit this place and order the surprise menu.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent - presented very well by very friendly and helpful staff.

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TO
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

My wife and I both had a very pleasant dining experience. All courses were excellent quality.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch, in a relaxed atmosphere. Pub food is fine now and then, but if you want to raise the bar then no better place to go than Bon Appetit . Our two starters and mains were excellent.

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E
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall a great reception very friendly service food great value for excellent quality. Hope to be back soon with friends to impress

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IF
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

We arrived half an hour early for our 8pm reservation and didn't not get shown to our table until 8.40, the first thing the waiter told us when he handed us the menu's was that they were out of steaks! We opted for the tasting menu which was delicious but I have to be honest how can a restaurant be out of steak before 9pm on a Sunday of a bank holiday weekend!!!!!

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H
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Its was my sons Confirmation day and they made a fuss of him which he loved. The food was fantastic as always

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NT
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

We went on mother’s day at 12.00 which was quite early but by the time they took our order it 12.40 then the drinks came about 10 mins later! We had to wait for salt and pepper as there was not enough per table then we had to ask could they put ice in the water as it was warm!! We had to wait for the sides for our mains so this meant our mains were nearly gone before they arrived. Then my daughter nearly had all her chips gone as the ketchup took about 10 mins to arrive after we asked for it. The tea again arrived when the dessert was gone. My daughter wanted a brownie from the children’s menu and apparently there were none and this was only 3hrs after they opened!

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SW
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Dined here on Sat March 3rd.Have eaten here a few times now and never disappointed . The staff are attentive but not intrusive at all .The food tastes great ...well presented ,really delicious and adequate portion sizes and personally I feel very good value for money as it tastes so good. My only gripe is that the dining room was a little chilly that night but know it was during the v cold weather. Will not deter me from a return visit though. Excellent !

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MM
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Overall staff very helpful & pleasant. Good fast service . Warm & pleasant atmosphere. Would recommend early bird. Good value & high quality. You can add on deserts & coffee and still very good value. Will certainly return.

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S
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Went for a brunch.Beautifully presented food with exquisite tastes.Magnificent starter of black pudding topped with a poached egg on a bed of puréed peas was particularly memorable.Will definitely return.The rest of the meal was of a very high standard

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food, as per usual, was very good. Only issue I had was a hot starter served on a cold plate that surely the server should have pointed out if the chief hadn't noticed. Also, €92 for an early evening meal for 2 with no alcohol is a little steep.

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JO
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I had one of our best meals here. The food was 10 out of 10. Definitely the best food in Malahide!

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GB
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Nobody at desk when we arrived had to wait for maybee 8 minutes as staff walked by a few times without being aknoliged we were there . Eventually we decided to make our i wn way down stairs to the seats before again waiting a few mins before being asked had we booked a table,,,,,the fact that we booked online and still the head waiter said he hadnt cheaked it for a few hours was even more annoying,,,wont be rushing back

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Didn't have our booking on arrival and told us they were fully booked. When I produced our confirmation email we were told they'd find a table. We were then led to a third full dining room and told to choose whatever table we wanted. Could not have been made to feel less welcome! It's a pity because we enjoy the food and have visited many times before

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LP
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We visited as a family group for a special occasion lunch and really enjoyed the experience. Staff were very helpful, we had a nice table, there was no rush and the food was really nice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Too noise for a nice dinner, the food is very tasty and the waiters excellent

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MD
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Few things missing from the new menu... bring back the mash potatoes!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time there loved it... great food and wines, plenty of buzz ....service great....we will be back 👍

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