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Nova Restaurant, Glenageary, Co. Dublin

Nova Restaurant

4.6
4.6
73 reviews
€30 and under
Café
We offer a wide variety of delicious dishes on our world cuisine menu from Mexican, Asian, European food, all served alongside a bespoke cocktail, beer and wine list.....

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2 people

19:00


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, Fish, Irish
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 235 1548
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 73 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

73 Reviews
  1. SimonM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice experience - the food was lovely, the staff were excellent and it wasn't bad value - first time there probably not my last. Overall I would recommend to a friend.

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  2. Chickenwing

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fab restaurant. Food was great. Highly recommend fish tacos 🌮. All lovely and festive! Great evening. Only feedback is it was boiling!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and cocktails - we’ve sampled almost everything on the menu over the last few years and everything has been outstanding. We love the food and service here - and regularly return and receive a warm welcome. Would highly recommend!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This was one of my worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. I ordered the fish special and found it to have a strange texture. I asked the waiter if I could please have something else. The waiter refused to accept my issue telling me that it was fresh and everyone else loved it. The manager came back and told me both himself and the chef tasted it and it was perfect. I was refused and told the chef won’t cook me something else because the fish was fresh. My whole party had to leave our dinners and our drinks as it was so uncomfortable being there after such poor treatment. Very disappointing. Apparently customer service isn’t important to them. Especially as an existing customer for years I was beyond insulted. This was my last night with visiting guests and was so embarrassed.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best nachos in Dublin - also love the service and prawn tempura

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  6. RobinJ

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu designed to please the masses cooked exceptionally well. Service was excellent, really enjoyed our time here. Would definitely recommend.

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  7. CatherineB

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My niece and I thoroughly enjoyed our mid week meal. Till the next time!

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  8. PamelaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely delicious. The staff are friendly and attentive. Nova is one of the best restaurants in Dalkey, the price is reasonable for the high standards and service exceptionally friendly and consistent.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a very pleasant experience and delicious food

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  10. Foodie

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always. Great friendly local venue - staff and food

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  11. Dani

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely restaurant, service and food were fantastic, we will definitely be back!

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  12. Kieran

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with excellent food & great service. Will definitely be back

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  13. SharonS

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Another really enjoyable evening. Great food & service

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  14. Michael

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good menu and tasty food. My companion found the fish particularly fresh and good. Good service too.

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  15. Rowanrock

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit to Nova for my birthday celebration. Loved the food, great service and a very enjoyable evening. Will definitely be back!

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  16. EdoardoP

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service! For sure we will be coming back.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely dinner. Staff were super friendly and all the food was exceptional. Will definitely be back!!

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  18. EdoardoP

    Hungary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time in this restaurant and for sure not the last one. We really liked the quality of the food and the overall service. Highly recommended!

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  19. JohnC

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked last minute on this app, and really glad we did because the restaurant was packed, always a good sign. I had the venison casserole and creamy mashed potato, washed down with a couple of pints of Peroni, the food was absolutely beautiful, so full of flavour. My partner had the chicken breast with bacon and mozzarella, equally as tasty. Staff were excellent and very attentive for such a busy environment, first class.

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  20. AnnaB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous food, efficient & very friendly staff & wonderful ambience. Quite reasonable as well. Will definitely look forward to coming back.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Wicklow

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal in Nova as usual, the best restaurant in Dalkey and really lovely staff.

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  22. AoifeS

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb! Excellent service & great menu. Consistently a lovely restaurant to visit.

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  23. Olivia

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nova is a lovely place. The menu offers lots of choice and is reasonably priced. The staff are always friendly and professional. The wine list is good and there is beer on tap. We always enjoy a meal here

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  24. HelenT

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous night here - really great food and lovely staff. Will be making this a favourite!

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  25. HeatherI

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This was our first time in Nova and we weren’t impressed. It’s very bright inside so it’s a good place for family dining but not great for a date. The service to be fair was very good and fast. However, the food was not great. We had calamari and prawn pil pil to start which were both fine. My husband had a chicken burger for his main course which was ok. I had a steak which was terrible, really chewy, a very bad piece of meat.

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  26. MacDuibhir

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time in Nova. We brought a friend along who was visiting us from Australia. We all thought the food was delicious and the service was excellent. Our friend thought your Espresso Martini was the best he’s had! My wife and I will definitely be back.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food & good service

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  28. MariaH

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lively and lovely - the food was excellent and the service prompt and friendly. It was a busy Saturday night so the place was very lively, despite that we were well looked after and did not have to wait for service. The food was delicious and well executed, a feast for the eyes and the belly. We thought it was excellent value for money. We will be back.

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  29. FionaB

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant is nice, small and was packed full on Saturday night. Menu is not overly exciting but good if you have picky eaters. My sister had prawn pil pil to start, said it was nice but not garlicky/spicy enough. She had chicken burger and liked it. I had calimari to start. The fish was good but batter very thick and a bit greasy. I had Salmon Teriyaki as my main. Salmon was a bit overcooked and the sauce really, really salty - I ended up taking the fish onto a separate plate. We had a nice bottle of Albarino. Service was friendly, fast and professional. It was grand but I wouldn't be rushing back...

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Meath

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great, although very pricey for an area not in central dublin, and unfortunately the service was quite slow. It seemed we were waiting a while to get our order taken and then at that waited at least 15 minutes for cocktails and then another 20 minutes for our food, although the food was quite nice when finished took another 30 minutes to even get the attention of staff that we had finished. I feel they might be struggling with staff numbers, so I will give them the Eve fit of the doubt, but for such high prices I’m sure the service should have been better.

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  31. Willows

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Nova obviously appeals to others but not to our taste unfortunately - limited menu, tables crammed together, very noisy. No Covid protocols in place

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just love this place

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Setting , wine, service and chicken wings were excellent Had the Mexican burger which lacked a bit of flavor. Would definitely go back but order something else

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  34. Rachel

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time to Nova. The restaurant is beautiful, very comfortable, good space between tables, nice lighting (not too bright, not too dark). The service was quick, the waitress was very friendly but gave us space too. The food was out to us quickly, was hot, fresh and tasty - couldn't fault it. Can't think of any criticisms, I will definitely go to Nova again.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very friendly and efficient. The Moroccan tagine and venison were delicious. As it was a birthday dinner the restaurant very kindly gave us a dessert free with a candle and happy birthday song! The calamari starter was really nice too with a lovely sauce but a little on the small side. A great dining experience and would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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  36. DeirdreD

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for the special of plaice. Absolutely delicious. The freshest fish I’ve had for a very long time and perfectly cooked. Really nice chunky chips to go with it. Highly recommend. Excellent value for money.

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  37. AoifeS

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, excellent food & service

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  38. AntoM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, attentive service and a great vibe in this restaurant. Will be back.

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  39. EamonnB

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely cosy restaurant. Staff very friendly. Very reasonable wine list.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had such a lovely evening with my family. The food was 10/10! Service was excellent. Highly recommend a meal here, you won’t be disappointed.

    1 person found this helpful

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Nova Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 235 1548.

Nova Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Nova Restaurant

111 Coliemore Road, Glenageary, Co. Dublin A96 CV91

Additional information

  • Area
    Dalkey
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, Fish, Irish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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