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Matt the Thresher

31-32 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin, Ireland, 2
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Mon – Fri: 10:00 – 22.00
Sat: 12:00 – 22.00
Sun: 12:30 – 21.00

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  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Matt the Thresher

Matt the Thresher is a bright stylish award winning seafood restaurant & bar located in the City Centre, within the heart of Georgian Dublin, between Fitzwilliam Square and Merrion Square only a short stroll from St. Stephens Green.
We specialise in fresh wild Irish seafood but we have an extensive menu with something to suit all requirements. Matt’s has a grand bar boasting a full range of local and international beers & whiskeys and gins, a fine cocktail menu along with a well-sourced comprehensive wine list.
We have a wonderful team providing the very best in Irish hospitality and food, all of whom look forward to welcoming you. We are open 7 days, serving food and drink until late.

Cuisine: Seafood
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 31 December 2017

We had a great time. Nice food and lovely waiters.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 December 2017

My family really enjoyed the Christmas eve dinner! We would definitely be back!!

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Visited On Sunday, 24 December 2017

Summary - great food with a great atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 December 2017

Excellent. We had a large family group with children and Ivan our waiter was infinitely patient and good-humoured. Food was delicious and service was prompt. I heartily recommend Matt the Thresher!

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Visited On Sunday, 24 December 2017

Food was not to standard with price. At all.

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Visited On Friday, 22 December 2017

Amazing food & service in Silly Season.Erica was great. Want a reservation for 26th will call

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Visited On Friday, 15 December 2017

We had a small staff Christmas lunch last Friday and went with the set menu €40.00. The food was great. But I must complain at how we were asked to vacate our table in such a rude manner by the maître de. It is only now I have the chance to look at the bill as we were so rushed out of the premises I note we were charged extra for desserts and coffees - it was my understanding they were included in the set lunch?

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Visited On Saturday, 16 December 2017

Loved the food, it was absolutly great. The service on the other hand was appauling, I couldnt get over how bad it was considering the calibre of the restaurant. It was as if our waiter was a blow-in off the street to cover the Christmas rush. I felt we were unfortunate to have him as our main waiter as other waiters around seemed far more pleasant. We also didnt appreciate being directed and left at the bar for 45mins after our reservation time of 8pm - my boyfriend had to enquire as to when we would be seated in the end.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 December 2017

Great atmosphere, service was very good even though they were very busy, the food was great couldn't fault anything.

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Visited On Friday, 15 December 2017

Every was fantastic, from the welcome upon arrival, to the ongoing positive attitude and manner of all the staff, to the excellent food. Great day out! Many thanks, Barry

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Visited On Thursday, 14 December 2017

We were a party of 10 elderly gentleman who had a great Christmas lunch and as the organiser I am basking in the reflected glory of the hard work of your kitchen and serving staff

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Visited On Friday, 08 December 2017

Let me first say that my reservation was on one of the busiest nights of the year (a Friday 2.5 weeks before Christmas). However, I had made the reservation months prior as it was a special occasion and felt a bit let down with the food and service. I had informed the restaurant at the time of the booking that it was for a very special occasion and had requested a good table if available. They could not guarantee this. which was fine but said they would make a note of it. However, when we arrived, I told my family to go and get a drink at the bar and I would let the host know that we had arrived for when the table was ready - he was extremely busy but I waited for approximately 15 minutes to inform him that we were there for our reservation, which was extremely frustrating! No name was taken from me by the host at that point so there was no hope that it had been marked that it was for a special occasion. The host informed me that he would find me when the table was ready but because I had taken my coat off he did not recognise me when the table was ready and so gave it away to someone else, if he had taken a name or had another system of informing people this would not have been an issue. Instead, this meant another 10 minutes waiting, I did not mind waiting as we were having a chat over a drink anyway, it was just frustrating that I had to keep an eye out at all times for the host so that we didn't get missed again when the table was ready rather than being able to relax and trust that they would remember us (again as our name had not been taken). When we were offered a table, it was next to a group of people who had their jackets on the chairs and were quite loud as it was at the edge of the bar. This would have been very uncomfortable when eating as they would have been standing over us and so I asked for another one beside it which was less intrusive. I was told they wanted to make into a 6 seater but as I was waiting so long I could have it. When it came to the service our waitress from the Czech Republic was very nice, friendly and attentive, which was impressive considering how busy the restaurant and bar were. The food unfortunately was hit and miss. Some of the meals came out tasty and hot, my choice of the scampi unfortunately was cold and greasy when it arrived and so I did not enjoy it. I should point out I did not say this to the waitress at the time but I'm sure it would have been rectified if I did, I just didn't want to have to wait for my meal again and have to eat it after everyone else had finished theirs. I was quite disappointed about the food as I had eaten at this restaurant before and it was lovely.T I'm putting the negatives down to it being a very busy night. I think if it was quieter like the other times I have been there the food and service would have been better. I think a better system or better management for greeting reservations and informing them when their tables are ready would be really beneficial for both the staff and customers. Checking the food before it goes out for temperature though should be a given. I would not recommend this restaurant for a special occasion as a result of my experience and I was disappointed that my experience of this special occasion had been slightly tarred by my frustration on arrival at the restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 December 2017

WE had a fabulous meal. We waited a little while for our table but the lovely staff kept us informed until it was ready. The food was amazing as was the wine and the guy who took our order was very entertaining! A great night and we weren't disappointed. Would highly recommend a visit.

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