Disappointed that being a seafood restaurant there was not a more comprehensive menu on offer upstairs in the restaurant. Hubby was disappointed there were no scallops on offer.
The staff were very helpful & good atmosphere.
Would go back for lunch but not evening dinner.
Food was kinda meh, but the bar was quite nice. I'd recommend if you're going for a drink only
Catch-22 was a perfect stop for an early pre-theatre dinner just around the corner from the Gaiety. We had a variety of seafood dishes - oysters, mussels, chowder and prawns - which were all tasty. They have a great and affordable kids menu.
We had a rambunctious child with us and they were understanding when we wanted to sit in a far corner. We shared the shrimp and avocado salad, which was wonderful, and the mixed seafood pot. The seafood pot had a nice broth but the seafood was a bit over cooked. Thank you for wonderful service!
We had failed to make a dinner rsvn for our first day of vacation in Dublin. This place came up as available. Excellent oysters, the rest fairly average. Well-priced wine list. We had an awesome server.
Three of us had dinner here - we were happy with our food and the service was excellent! Nice place to catch up with friends, have a very good meal, and linger over drinks or coffee
It was busy night I understand they were busy but it took 90 min for food to arrive and we were sitting next to a banging Kitchen door which I couldn’t not believe they just left like that and couldn’t have done something about . Over all I did not enjoy it and regret I found that place as a recommendation for sea food
This was one of the nicest seafood dinners ever! We decided to go with several starters instead of a main, kind of tapas-ish.
The Sautéed Gambas Prawns, the mussels and the crab toast were incredible amazing! My boyfriend is not a huge seafood fan but he loved it so much!
Thanks again to the nice and professional service too!
I would not recommend catch 22... they were out of so many things on the menu, the place was not busy and it still took 30mins for our order to be taken! I had to ask for the bill twice at the end..and in the whole dinner we were never asked if we wanted a second drink.. such bad service! Food was good nice but nothing special
we were seated in a room off the main dining room which we were very disappointed with. No atmosphere or ambience. Service was poor, probably as we were not in main dining room. Ordered a white new zealand sauv bland and was served another branded wine and never advised the reason why. We assumed it was wrong order and enquired. waiter then explained they didn't have the wine and this was an equivalent version. Food was lovely, can't fault this. Atmosphere and service really let it down. Disappointed and would not return based on this as was special occasion we were celebrating.
Food was average if it were a pub but as it was a restaurant with restaurant prices I would class it as below average.
Not a broad menu with a single special didn’t leave much option. Love fish and loved the idea of a completely fish based restaurant but just disappointed overall.
Booked a table here for 6 people last Saturday at 18:15. This restaurant has around 10 tables, with 4 people running around in chaos. We didn't understand why, since 2 people should have handled these tables easily. From the start the service was bad: they kept us waiting for so long before someone even attended our table. We told them that we had 1 hour to eat since we had to leave at 19:30. We ordered a bottle of wine and 2 cocktails. They brought the bottle of wine, 1 cocktail and 2 bottles of water. They had forgotten the other cocktail, so we ordered it again. When it came, it was the wrong cocktail, so we send it back.
For food, we ordered 18 oysters, 2 shrimp salads, 3 mussels, 1 crabcake, 1 shellfish pot. Again it took them ages for the food to reach us. First, they brought all the hot food, instead of the oysters first. The salad had brown avocado, it was just leaves of salad with cooked shrimps, no extra tastes or dressing. They had forgotten the crab salad. They had forgotten my cutlery to break open all of the shellfish and crab I had. Total chaos!
For us, this is really bad service! The biggest joke was the bill: they had put everything on there, even though they had forgotten half of it, so we had to send back or ask for stuff multiple times. 265 euro's, definitely not worth the service and the food were mediocre. I've had better seafood. And here's the kicker, without explaining this rule, they added written by hand an extra service fee of nearly 30 euro because we wherewith more than 5 people!!! Worst experience ever.
The food was very enjoyable. It is a small restaurant, nice decor. We ordered oysters and they only had six... however they were great. The staff was very friendly, but service was way too slow... and i have been to a few restaurants in Dublin for comparison. The fresh cod was very good. The mussel bucket was ample in size... but the broth was not as flavorful as I was expecting. All in all it was a good meal.
service very slow, but the food when it arrives is very good
easy to find, very friendly atmosphere, reasonable prices, food and service was excellent
Anyone planning to visit, should definitely book a table in advance. The place is on the small side, and quite popular...consequently, when there are no more tables....there are simply no more tables. Fortunately, when you do arrive for your reservation the food (portions of the actual fish well prepared, but on the small side) and service are pretty good (we seem to have gotten the newest member of staff, who was genuinely helpful but a bit unsure of the menu and drinks list). Check out the menu on line before you book, as this is a SEAFOOD restaurant and non-fish eaters in your group may not find anything to their liking. The location is great, and the dining room is nicely finished.
We had the most outstanding oysters, ever! The maître d' was very wonderful, very helpful and accommodating.
Food was served quickly, but asked for the bill five times before it arrived.
Was very disappointed with the food.. over priced starters was fine mains didnt arrive for 25 mins and the potatoes and veg were cold..the fish was fine place was not busy so felt like they forgot... but did try to amend it by offering to get us more fresher veg.
Tasty food but a little overpriced and staff did not deal well when it was commented on
The restaurant is really cute - the service is not great . The food was awful-,way over cooked seafood pot lacking flavour. The crab claw wasn’t even edible - the server didn’t care. My friend had a fish pie and fish cakes - both were “fishy”, which isn’t normal for quality fresh seafood. My seafood chowder lacked flavour and the bread was dry and stale. Even the Apple crumble was a miss. Definitely would not recommend.
The food's delicious - we polished it off - but the wine recommendations were a little off. We asked for a dry white but it was too sparkling. We also expected it to be dressier than it was so we were a little over-dressed for the occasion :)
I would never ever recommend this restaurant. I went there on the 10th of August, a Saturday, thought I was bringing my friends for nice dinner in a seafood restaurant but it was like going into a chipper. Food was shocking and the rest, so disappoint. I felt embarrassed for bringing my friends there, I even apologized. It's not cheap for what they offer.
Worst experience at a restaurant ever. We arrived for a late night dinner and were sat immediately, waited for over 30 minutes for our server to even arrive with menus and waters, finally got our drink and food order in and continuously received incorrect drinks. After placing our food order the restaurant was already empty, the server let us know they had run out of nearly everything on the menu and had to switch some orders. After 110 minutes our food finally come out, was cold, and was not what we had been told to switch our orders too. The staff not only was not helpful with the situation but didn’t care. Food was bad, service was terrible, and there was no ambiance since no one was even at the restaurant by the time our food had come out because it took that long. Would absolutely never ever recommend.
Amazing food will definitely be back great service friendly and helpful staff
Looking for fresh/wild caught seafood. Found and excellent review on trip advisor so I thought we would try them. The food was very good, but still not what we were looking for.
The calamari starter was tough and overcooked. Were they from frozen? The mains ( cod and hake) were delicious. The waiter's service was a little haphazard but the Italian waitress was outstanding.
We dined on a weeknight around 7:30 pm. There were several tables available. There seemed to be just 1 server assigned to the top floor so service was a little slow, but very friendly and knowledgeable. We shared the charcuterie starter which was large and very tasty. I enjoyed the seafood chowder while my husband had the lamb shank. Both were plentiful servings and nicely flavored.
Excellent service, fabulous food beautifully presented. Another wonderful evening at Catch 22.
Server was completely uninformed on the food and delivered all of our meals incorrectly. Food was very good and the place is small but comfortable.
Great place, gorgeous food and lovely staff! Highly recommend!
Poor quality fish.
Tables sticky? Worn varnish?
Rushed and unattentive service, felt the waiters created a bad atmosphere. Food was just OK, we wouldn’t go back.
Service was extremely slow & food was cold so had to be sent back. It wasn’t busy at all, so no excuse for shocking service! We won’t be returning.
Went for mother's day and they were so lovely to me and my mum. Absolutely lovely staff and very nice food.
Great dinner and fabulous oysters!
Great food and service but very loud table beside us that ruined atmosphere
brilliant food, location and nice place
Service was very very slow when we wanted or bill
Lovely food , fish stew was delicious- service a bit slow with a long waiting time between the starter and main course .A high level of noise coming from the bar below but lovely food and good size servings - would definitely recommend