Waterfront Bistro

4.5
37 reviews
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Contemporary European
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  • Cosy
  • Casual
  • Waterfront
Good food in a room with a view. The Waterfront Bistro serves high quality modern food in a relaxed setting. We are open daily from 9:30am at 1-2 Windsor Terrace, Dun Laoghaire. We are a friendly neighbourhood restaurant with an emphasis on quality fresh ingredients cooked well.
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RV
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and very kind owners.

Restaurant in front of the sea.

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MO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wednesday night steaks, can't go wrong. Great as ever!

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NK
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

lovely location but the food was only ok. We had calamari to start and venison sausage, the calamari was undercooked and the batter was not hot, the sausage would have been lovely except it tasted like a reheat. The main of monkfish was nice and the so were the fish and chips as the portion was excellent , but again the batter and also the chips wer al little undercooked. The service was ok, 2 staff one very friendly and helpful and the other really unhappy and didnt seem to want to be there. The wine was nice but my glass was 8.50 and it was not a decent size glass, but the worst thing for me was the cutlery, it was the cheapest pound shop quality . Our meal with n o dessert 4 glasses of wine was 90 e not good value. The unfriendly staff member brought he bill with 2 glasses of a creamy maybe baileys , drink but didnt say anything or tell us what it was , not the greatest experience . They can do a lot better

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PD
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Waterfront Bistro is Dun Laoghaire’s best kept secret.
It’s s an absolute gem for great food, friendly professional service, and terrific value.
Keith and his team work extremely hard to make the customer experience very special and it continually shows in the final product...”On the Plate”
Absolutely wonderful.

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t
Liverpool
5 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly helpful staff, we were there for mothers day and the set menu was delicious. Would highly recommend

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W
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Good food. Set menu for Mothers day was limited to starter and main - would have preferred to choose 2 courses out of 3 as none of the starters really floated my boat.

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MS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, they were so helpful regarding dietary needs & nothing was a problem. Service & friendliness was 1st class.

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CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Nice place, good service, very good food (we went for breakfast), overall is highly recommended.
Unfortunately there is no sea view anymore because of a site construction right in front of the restaurant.

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L
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is such an incredible place for lunch or dinner. Been here for both and the food is exceptional without being overly “fussy”. The fish courses are incredible and the scampi has to be sampled as it’s delicious. At dinner the other day my husband chose steak and said it was fab!
Keith, the owner and host is charming and should be congratulated on this wonderful eaterie! I give it 6 stars and will be going back very soon

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great option for lunch.Lovely area for a walk along the seafront.
Good choices on the menu.Wine excellent.

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ET
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very good meal in a happy relaxed atmosphere looking forward to my next visit

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H
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The is one of the best restaurants in Dublin. The food and service are only excellent

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AB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The food was fine but not in any way remarkable. I had a calamari starter which was quite bland. My main course of pork belly was nicely presented but lacked flavour. Overall a good alternative to having to cook on a Friday but no better than what I may have served up myself. Staff were pleasant and friendly.

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E
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our dining experience on the Waterfront. The ambiance was pleasant and the food was cooked well and was tasty. The food was not especially cheap but good value nonetheless given the quality and presentation.

We woukd go back again.

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MK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I really love this place. I've been quite a few times, sometimes just as a couple, a couple of times with our parents and kids. The food is fresh, tasty and well presented. Front of house staff are friendly, lively, full of fun but not at all intrusive.

Our Mum's in particular love coming here. The decor is not intimidating whilst being clean, friendly and modern.

Highly recommended.

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MO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been here twice now and loved it. Staff very friendly and welcoming and great food!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great food and great value for your money. Will certainly come back. Thanks for the lovely evening.

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T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant was buzzing when we arrived we recieved a warm welcome and shown to our table. Everything was perfect from start to finish definitely worth a visit you will not be disappointed

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SH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good service, polite staff, nice place to spend time!

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a
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere was friendly and calm. The wait staff was welcoming and efficient and the food was delicious.

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OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Keith and Fiona are always lovely hosts. The lady who served our table of 4 adults and 2 kids was amazing, attentive but quietly. Great food and ambiance

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NB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, a lovey restaurant, beautiful location and very gracious staff. Recommended!

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JO
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food, very good service. Small cozy restaurant.

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DG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for a special dinner date and had a fabulous time!

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AK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We had a dinner-date at The Waterfront Bistro and we were so pleasantly surprised with this cosy little find.
The food menu was short but unique. My husband had the prawns and I had the chicken for the main course. Both were delicious. The prawns dish was a bit expensive, but definitely worth it.
The staff was extremely friendly.
We are going back to this place again :)

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

Had such a lovely evening at waterfront.
We only like be in Sandycove and just discovered the little gem of the waterfront.
Real dublin batbprawns and delicious main course.
Lovely maitre d .
Very efficient ,professional .
Will definitely be back x

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KS
Dublin
26 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely lunch with my dad on a Saturday lunch time. Nice service and excellent food - we had the delicious hake special and orange and almond cake. We'll definitely be back! At the moment the view is blocked by hoarding - looking forward to seeing the sea from the bistro!

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g
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We could not think of a thing we didn’t love!
Really a “find” on the waterfront of DunLaoghaire.
The food was perfectly cooked and served...risotto,calamari,seabass,al dente veggies,etc.
The service was very personal and “spot on”.
If we lived closer, it would be a regular visit to Waterfront Bistro!
The directions were unclear but a call to the restaurant got us there easily!

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MG
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, amazing food, friendly staff. I would recommend to all my friends

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

Unfortunatley my parners meal came out cold but was attended to straight away host was very charming and pleasant. Food good service exellent lovely deckor will visit again for sure

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D
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I dined here last Sunday with four American friends. The food was excellent especially the monkfish and sea bream. The seasoning and favors were just right. The service was excellent and Keith, in particular, was fantastic and really engaged with our group. I live not too far from the restaurant and will certainly return. The Early Bird was good value too.

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

Wonderful host, delicious carefully prepared food and lovely location on the waterfront.
I Highly recommend The Waterfront Bistro.

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R
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Couldn’t be more accommodating! Great atmosphere and amazing food!

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JH
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, great service. Very enjoyable. Friendly hosts!

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SI
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great restaurant. The manager/owner (?) was a fabulous host and so very accommodating. He organised starters for us that weren't on the lunch menu.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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SF
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, nice wine, good atmosphere and the price was not too bad at all. Definitely worth a visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service is amazing and the food really good! The place is lovely, everything was so perfect! I will go back for sure

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