Fishbone

4.3
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€30 and under
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Seafood

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Fishbone Restaurant, Bar & Grill opened on the Clontarf’s sea front in July 2016, is headed by the team behind one of the most popular places in North Dublin over the last 15 years, the multiple award-winning Bay Restaurant.

Focusing mainly on seafood, Fishbone also takes pride in satisfying all the meat lovers as well as vegetarians.

Our emphasis being on sustainability, championing local produce not only from our waters, but farms and fields as well and continuing the ethos of delivering nutritious, flavoursome food at affordable prices with a casual atmosphere, aiming to create a very relaxed dining experience.

Fishbone restaurant takes pride in using only the best quality monounsaturated oils.

Located opposite the iconic wooden bridge in Clontarf, this seaside dining retreat has uninterrupted sea views that can be enjoyed from the inside on two different floors and for when the temperatures rise, outside on its fresh sea aired summer terrace.

Come in and have a good time !
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EO
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great birthday lunch in Fishbone, with singing from the staff 😁
Fresh fish, beautifully cooked. Serving well paced and pleasant.
We’ll be back!

MS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Rewarding Times voucher that cost me €62 and fo that we had chowder and piri piri prawns as starters, then we both had fillets of John Dory with fennel and cabbage slaw and double cooked chips, then i had ice cream and my partner had sticky pudding all washed down with a carafe of Picpoul white wine which provided us with three decent glasses each. It was gorgeous, fantastic value, we will be back.

GG
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Quite disappointing experience after reading all the good reviews. Very long waiting time between a starter and a main course. Nobody approached between the courses to explain the delay or ask if all was ok. Found a hair on the side of a bread platter. Didn't return as was very hungry but the appetite was gone. Chicken wings too salty and one was burned. Fish and chips and seafood chowder just average. At least the price was right for this type of food. Bathrooms upstairs clean but broken seat and no water in a tap if flushing a toilet. Didn't feel clean and cozy. There was constant breeze from outside. The atmosphere and design up to an individual taste. There are much better places in Dublin within the same price range.

CM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, exciting and healthy menu, lovely views, friendly professional staff, great value. I'll be back to try brunch menu too

LR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this quirky quaint restaurant.
Food was lovely
Staff were friendly
Beautiful setting.

CB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful Dinner for 3, 1 vegetarian and 2 fish dinners all were excellent, sat upstairs which is lovely and cosy.

SP
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely lunch at Fishbone, food is always good

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another visit to this little gem of a restaurant! Never fails to disappoint - excellent seafood, lovely customer service and a nice buzzy atmosphere - and all at a reasonable price point. Will defo be back again !!

MS
Dublin
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Staff and food amazing.

v
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good experience

DC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’d heard Fishbone had a good choice of healthy food options which is why I decided to give it a try, and it didn’t disappoint. The soup of the day was a spicy veg and was loaded with delicious vegetables. For my main I had the salmon tacos with quinoa which were also delicious. The waitress happily substituted the fries which came with it, for sweet potato fries at my request. The children’s options were also very good and all of my family really enjoyed it.
The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful and we had a wonderful evening. We’ll definitely be back.

SP
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is always really good but the service can be a tad slow

T
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Visited Fishbone on a Thursday at 12.45pm and was surprised at how empty it was. As It was mid January this would probably account for this. We had the Taste Lunch menu and since my previous visit I had been looking forward to the open seafood lasagne. I was slightly disappointed by it as it didn't taste as I remember but this could have been down to my taste buds being off due to a cold. The soup was really great and we both really enjoyed this starter. My friend's main course was a success and she was really happy with it. We both had herbal tea and I had a glass of Savignon Blanc. The wine list was really good and if it had been in the evening we would have enjoyed a bottle of wine. I will revisit but for their early evening menu instead.

CC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great meal with my wife here on Saturday. will be back

B
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Went for the early catch menu as advertised on their website "Wednesday - Saturday until 6.30pm". Told this wasn't available, that it was a mistake on the website. So we were offered the a la carte menu at 2pm on a Saturday. Calamari were very soggy and the shellfish pot was nearly 85% mussels which was difficult to finish. 25 Euros for the shellfish pot when it was mainly mussels was a bit steep. Korean Monkfish Tacos was good as was the Prawn Pil Pil starter. Staff were friendly.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and location!

L
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food in a great location. The fish lovers were well catered for with beautiful shellfish and catch of the day options while those not so keen on fish enjoyed a chicken curry, pasta, etc. The deserts were also gorgeous (with plenty of spoons so everyone could share!!)

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic!

GR
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

High Chair for baby was very dirty.
Sesfood Chowder was not very rich but the service was great, the place is very cozy and fish and chips was very very good.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely experience for out of country guests for Christmas on arrival from airport

OT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, great service, will definitely be back!!

HA
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the new menu, service was good. Will definitely be back soon

AD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pleasant surprise...fish good and cocktails enjoyable. Enjoyed the chowder, and chefs choice of fish. Portions we're good and left happy belly

NK
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I booked our table a month in advance and rang Fishbone to request a nice table at the window as it was our Christmas night and the last time we were there we were squashed down the back near the kitchen.I don’t know what you have to do to get a nice table and we were squashed again even though I booked well in advance. We were very disappointed and we won’t be back again. A very squashed feeling in the restaurant which is a pity as the food was lovely.

MK
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. One of the best restaurants in Dublin

EG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely sea side fish restaurant serving wonderful food at very reasonable prices.

EO
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I brought my husband here for his 30th birthday and we had a wonderful time. the seafood is delicious - I had prawns pil pil and seabass, and my husband had the chowder and seafood lasagne. The desserts were also fantastic. It was all so fresh and delicious. The staff were fantastic and gave us complimentary baileys when they found out it was my husbands birthday.

SK
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service in Fishbone are outstanding. Their seafood lasagne is one of my favourite dishes. The cocktails are also superb.
The staff are friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

EH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch

KA
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff! Were very friendly and good with the kids! Everyone was very happy with the meal, would defo go here again

AN
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection. Went for early bird ( which has a good selection - maybe next time) BUT couldn't resist the specials board - fantastic selection beautifully cooked.

NM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The welcoming fish aroma on entering Fishbone was an indication of the excellent meal to follow. The Fishbone Chowder was the best I have ever had (and I have had many)
The waiter was excellent and I have already recommended Fishbone to my friends

MR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I visited Fishbone on Sat 26th October. We were a party of two. Our server was Andreas. The service was excellent and the food was equally excellent. The music in the background was very good and not too loud. Initially the lighting was very dim and it was difficult to read the menu but on request the light were brightened. I would recommend this restaurant especially if you like fish.

a
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Choose this restaurant for the range of fish offered. We were not disappointed. Starters chosen were scallops, pil pil shrimp and Oysters with Guinness- the latter rated a winner. Mains were fish (haddock) and chips - the fish in batter was cooked to perfection. Service was spot on, with our attentive and friendly waitress-Paolo (I think that was her name). This was a special lunch celebrating our son's graduation. The atmosphere was relaxed and unhurried- perfect for this occasion.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff super friendly.
We had a lovely guy called Alberto who looked after us.
Food excellent
Service exceptional
Would go again and again and recommend as a fab place to dine.

SN
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

I ate at Fishbone when it first opened and it was superb, the food, service and atmosphere.
This sunday was a totally different experience. The restaurant felt grubby and staff were not focused. They do not seem to allocate a station to one person. I order the scallops starters and crab claws. The scallops were tiny and tasteless with three on the plate. The crab claws were a huge disappointment. It did not mention it on the blackboard menu but they came in about two inches of oil with green chilies and garlic - very spicy. They were also very tough and small. I prefer my crab claw with a little garlic butter. Our empty plates were left on front of us for far too long - the staff were not on the ball - it was difficult to get their attention. It was not good and now worth the money either.

UD
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful evening - greeted with a glass of Prosecco as we were celebrating our anniversary - followed by an absolutely fantastic 3 course dinner that was exceptional value and wonderfully delicious.

FB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Fishbone and must say we had a great dining experience. We were greeted by the friendly Barteneder and were served by very friendly, enthusiastic (not annoying), helpful and professional waiting staffs. We felt very comfortable straight away especially when I kindly requested for the A/C to be adjusted as the heating was blowing right in front of my face when we sat down to our table. The lovely waiting staff also patiently explained to us the menu and the specials for the day. The drinks and menu selections were fabulous. Food was so tasty and deliciously prepared. Our Mojitos for cocktails were a great ice-breaker. Then, we had crab claws and seafood salad for starters. For our mains, we had Seafood Lasagne and Yellow Fin tuna with garlic herbs butter and sweet potato in the side which we certainly enjoyed. The creme brulee and banoffe pie desserts topped our evening to finish our great dining experience. Slightly surprised with the price of the crab claw as a starter was €16, price could be lowered or portion size could he bigger to make it one of the perfect starters! Over-all we were very impressed, satisfied and would definitely come back to try other menus and have already started recommending it to our friends and family. Many thanks for a great first time dining experience. Kudos to everyone 👍😊

CL
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly staff. Complimentary Prosecco was brought to us after being seated and we were made to feel very welcome and special.

Lovely food and ambiance

Well done - keep up the good work 👍

JL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food in a buzzing atmosphere with friendly and efficient service from the staff. Look forward to eating there again soon!