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McHughs of Portmarnock, Portmarnock, Dublin

McHughs of Portmarnock

4.6
4.6
236 reviews
€31 to €50
Modern European
Welcome to McHughs of Portmarnock. We are a bustling bistro located in the village of Portmarnock serving top quality food, great wine & excellent cocktails. If you cannot see online availability for your chosen day, please give us a call on 019060742 as we reserve some tables for phone bookings only.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Irish, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 906 0742
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 236 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Child-friendly

  • Dublin

    Modern European

  • North County Dublin

    Best Overall

  • North County Dublin

    Best Food

  • North County Dublin

    Best Service

  • North County Dublin

    Best Ambience

  • North County Dublin

    Best Value

  • North County Dublin

    Good for groups

  • North County Dublin

    Healthy

  • North County Dublin

    Neighbourhood gem

  • North County Dublin

    Good for special occasions

  • North County Dublin

    Lively

236 Reviews
  1. MaireF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service - a warm welcome and an excellent meal

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  2. DanC

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very varied menu. Food excellent. Even Fish & chips above average, fresh and tasty. Service prompt, efficient and very pleasant. Highly recommended

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  3. Niamh

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really family friendly (4 kids - 4-9), great selection of food, really good quality meal, friendly service, good value. My kids absolutely love it and so do we.

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  4. AnaG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff and amazing steak. I highly recommend it!

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  5. UllaO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely place to dine for any occasion, relaxed and informal, delicious food and superb service 👍😊

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  6. Holly

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous food & service would 100% go back

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  7. GwenK

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place for Sunday lunch and pretty average food but fine. Though two of us asked for white wine spritzer was given just wine and asked for it to be as requested. Both glasses were taken away and given back with a can of 7-up. My glass still had my lipstick on it

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  8. RebeccaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff incredible, best having bistro food as it’s the tastiest

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  9. EithneP

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful afternoon in Mc Hughs Portmarnock. Our first time but we will definitely be back. Amazing value Sunday lunch menu. The staff were super friendly and very efficient.

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  10. AntonM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, at a reasonable price. Making a reservation was seamless and easy. It was nice to have a relatively quiet place, as we’ve been to places where it was so loud it ruins the experience. My only comment was around the length of time for food - recognize it was Friday evening, but it was still quite slow, compared to most other places we’ve been to. Otherwise, it was an enjoyable family dinner.

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  11. ClaireH

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service, really lovely meal. Quiet enough but it was midweek so not overly surprising. Have never had a bad meal here.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Dinner took 2 hours and the manager refused to talk to us. They really are awful.

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  13. FionnualaS

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love going to McHughs! Great family spot. Food is great especially for kids

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  14. Mags

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Really nice local restaurant with great food, good selection and service with a smile. Very good value. We were two couples on a Saturday night and we were surprised that this really good restaurant was not packed out.

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  15. OfarrellD

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Cocktails great. Service friendly. Food very average. Boring menu, needs a rethink. Prawn starter dreadful - 5 rubbery pieces on soggy toast drowning in mayonnaise.

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  16. CiaranR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Special steak offer on Wednesday is well worth visiting. Great food, staff and decor. Highly recommend

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  17. JohnW

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food cooked to perfection. The staff here are brilliant, very attentive and nice. Bring an appetite aa the portion are big. Great value for money.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual a great dining experience. The staff are very friendly and the food is delicious.

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  19. StephenF

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. There was a slightly new menu in place and the new additions were incredible. The food always exceeds my expectations and the lovely staff always add to the visit. I would really recommend this place

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  20. Gearoid

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Just a nice place to have a meal.

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  21. MonicaD

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always, love the new menu, service is excellent.

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  22. SuzS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly neighbourhood restaurant, simple menu well cooked and presented. Excellent service from attentive staff. Enjoyable evening

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  23. PaulK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing as always. The children got chicken wings which the restaurant had changed from the last time we were there. The children much preferred the new sauce and the wings were bigger. Big thumbs up from the children. The grown ups had lamb for the main which was a good size portion and tasted amazing. Overall great experience. Would recommend.

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  24. DavidJ

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very expensive food and drink. The special, seafood pie, was nothing special, l not even tasty. Would not choose this restaurant in the future.

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  25. YvonneC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Mc Hughes ,the staff are lovely & very efficient I have eaten there several times & have always enjoyed the food.

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  26. NiavK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service as always. Excellent value. Lovely family meal that both young and old thoroughly enjoyed.

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  27. BernieM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great family friendly restaurant. The service was impeccable throughout the evening. The staff were not only friendly and welcoming but also attentive. Cocktails are amazing and the food was fantastic. I would highly recommend. We will definitely be back.

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  28. JamesS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice meal at this restaurant. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The restaurant is “family” style and is welcoming of children. There were several young families present. The food was good and well presented.

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  29. MichaelL

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was terrible chicken wings were soggy and greasy.the fish was the same.the lamb dish looked like a carvery dinner with the thinnest slices of lamb.while waiting on food our 8 and 5 year old were colouring in colouring books with our own washable markers and we told they were not allowed colour incase they got marker on there table

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  30. YvonneC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been for a meal a few times & have enjoyed the food ,the service is good too very pleased with everything,will definitely be back.

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  31. TonyN

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, cocktails, service absolutely fantastic. I would recommend highly Thank you 🙏 team McHughs

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  32. Niall

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent restaurant. Went for a family birthday. Highly recommend.

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  33. LauraM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, amazing service and very polite and helpful staff. They made our experience very enjoyable and we would definitely come back!

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  34. PaulC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Could not fault the food or the staff. Excellent!!!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great menu. Lots of choice for all 3 courses and drinks menu too. Reasonably priced

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  36. NicoleP

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never fails to impress me. Staff are just amazing some of the most lovely people

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  37. CarmelB

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant . Warm friendly welcome. Top quality food, beautifully presented. The hake was divine, desserts were delicious. This is not an ordinary restaurant. Food is superb!

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  38. GaryN

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyable experience, great food at reasonable prices!

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  39. DWNiceChap

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked on spec. Very happy we did. Lovely food, well presented. Will be back.

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  40. BrianM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service, we will definitely be back

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McHughs of Portmarnock is rated 4.6 stars by 236 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for McHughs of Portmarnock

2 Kingsford Cross, Strand Road, Portmarnock, Dublin Co. Dublin

Additional information

  • Area
    Portmarnock
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Irish, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Bus Routes: 32, 102
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Wine
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