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The Half Door Restaurant, Dingle, County Kerry

The Half Door Restaurant

4.6
4.6
141 reviews
€31 to €50
Seafood
Welcome to The Half Door! Exquisite dining experience, showcasing sumptuous dishes, lovingly prepared with the finest in Irish organic produce.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary European, Organic
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm
  • Phone number
    083 073 4351
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Conor O'Connor

What 141 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Munster

    Best Overall

  • Munster

    Best Food

  • Munster

    Innovative

  • Munster

    Healthy

  • Munster

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Munster

    Great for fine wines

  • Munster

    Romantic

  • Munster

    Good for special occasions

141 Reviews
  1. lasairc

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambiance was lovely but a few things need improving on. We were given a jug of water but no glasses, they came when we asked for them. The butter that came with the bread had obviously been taken from another table as it was half used and not replenished or cleaned. We had to ask for a soup spoon for the chowder, the mains did not come with vegetables as stated in the menu, when we asked we received vegetables. For a restaurant that charges €40 for a main course we would expect that these issues would not occur. The lady next to us in a party of three received her main course when the other two in her party were finished. We heard she was charged half price for it but felt it should have been FOC. I am not one for complaining but suggest that these issues be reviewed. Would we return or reccommend this restaurant, I'm not sure.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb food as always from the Half Door. Fresh fish, tasty sauces and fantastic tastes.

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  3. ZhannaF

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was nice but it was better before. I used to like food more

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  4. debD

    Hawaii

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good. Did the pre fixed menu, fish stew, sauted Atlantic cod, and dessert . All delicious

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent quality food, good value early bird menu 3 course @ €45. Would definitely return

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  6. CaoimhinOS

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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  7. SharonH

    Carlow

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food well presented but it’s expensive , nice friendly staff , nice wine selection but again expensive !

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  8. MaryH

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal there last night the sole was and brill were beautifully cooked and presented . The seafood chowder was delicious . Desserts were imaginative and provoking I loved the salted coffee crème brûlée . Well done we will be back

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  9. DAVIDL

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and quaint atmosphere! Service was remarkable and the best meal of our week in Ireland! The staff was so welcoming and helpful. 10 out of 10 in every way. We hope to make it back someday soon!! Dave L

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  10. AmandaO

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    New years eve - don't go there! Food was only ok, service appaling - 6 staff working a small restaurant but only one seemed to know what her job was. Won't be going here again.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Appreciated being able to change the time of my booking to an earlier time

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  12. TinaG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner, incredible food, generous portions. Altogether a great experience, with surprising wine list! 5 stars!

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  13. AoifeN

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top class food and service. Just one tip more potatoes please we only got 3 small spuds for 2 ppl!!

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  14. SusanH

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, the prawn starter, black sole and brill were all beautifully cooked and delicious, as were the desserts, though the posset was very runny. I'm not a fan of root veg with fish, so next time would ask for a salad if no green veg available. The main negative issue was the cold. We were sat at the front of the restaurant and, while it was drafty at all times, every time someone entered or left freezing cold air came in. I was among many who needed to wear a coat for the entire meal. It was a very stormy evening so may be OK usually.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Half Door has been an anchor in Dingle and a staple of ours for over 30 years. It has been carefully restored with a nod to its prized past and a modern vibe taking into account ever -changing food tastes. We simply love it!! Congrats Conner and Eileen for taking the baton for the next iteration. Jim and Caroline 💗

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Superb food though scope for improvement in terms of presentstion. The restaurant could benefit from a redecoration as it lacks ambiance.

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  17. ChristopherS

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an early dinner on Christmas Eve 2023. Staff was wonderful and the food was very good!

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  18. FrankE

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious good, friendly service and nice atmosphere

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  19. MarieS

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was beautifully prepared and obviously very fresh. Service was both quick and friendly. Lovely dining experience.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! You will be happy you found this place.

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  21. RaeSh

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely beautiful. Fresh seasonal produce that was beautiful presented and well seasoned. We will definitely be back for dinner.

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  22. MaryB

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    A very nice restaurant. Food was very tasty. There should have been more vegetables served but other than that the quality was excellent.

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  23. Karenm

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious. The servers lacked warmth and attentiveness.

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  24. boatwench

    Brighton

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great little spot. Service was good and food very good. Expensive but worth it we thought. Best Rack of Lamb every😀

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  25. maryc

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food at reasonable price. Seafood really fresh.

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  26. PaulS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been in Dingle for a few weeks and this is one of the best meals we've had. The rack of lamb and lobster bisque were perfectly prepared and delicious.

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  27. Susie

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was last here more than 25 years ago. Seafood is still excellent. Service was pretty spotty - being seated, and then not acknowledged for 15-20 minutes. It was not clear if we had a designated server. It’s a nice setting though.

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  28. Dundee

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food,service,ambience,well looked after with serving staff also.

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  29. RickL

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent creative fresh fish and quality local steaks and lamb. Moderate but sufficient wine list. Reasonably priced for the quality.

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  30. PaulineM

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a very nice restaurant with lots to recommend it. Tables very nicely set, lovely soft lighting, food good. But waiting staff certainly need more training in how to greet customers, how to serve, courtesy etc. Hardly a smile, no small talk or friendly touches. Such a shame but easily corrected too. Get on with it!

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  31. BobS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice location withing Dingle. Pleasant atmosphere and professional staff. Food and drinks were excellent. While it may be a while until we return to Dingle, we will definitely revisit.

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  32. Janice

    Charleston

    167 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    167 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice variety on menu, nice wine list, Food and service was very good, nice atmosphere

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  33. ROD1

    Munster

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Table staff were inexperienced and received no help from management. They were left to thier own (inexperienced) devices. Wlak ins tended to be ignored (we were not walk ins).

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  34. jeremy

    Surrey

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We all 4 enjoyed our food which was mostly excellent and some was exceptional - including the crab starter and the fillet steak. Slightly disappointed that the first 2 wines we tried to have were out of stock, but we had a very good meal

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  35. EileenM

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience last night. The food was absolutely delicious.

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  36. NancyR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was expensive but no better than anywhere else. I wish we had eaten at a simple, local pub instead.

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  37. Martha

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent dinner. The restaurant decor was lovely and relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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  38. jean

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food that was uniquely prepared! Amazing service!

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  39. CWSMuse

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The early dining prix fixe menu is a great introduction to this restaurant. Everything was perfectly prepared and served piping hot. Great attention to detail. We recommend the Hake and the steak (rare).

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  40. HelenD

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Pretty spot, and we had a wonderful meal. Nice to have options for locally sourced food in Dingle!

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FAQs

The Half Door Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Half Door Restaurant

3 John's Street, Dingle, County Kerry V92 AY98

Additional information

  • Area
    Dingle
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary European, Organic
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Conor O'Connor
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options
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