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Travellers' Choice2023
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Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
About
We are a nautical themed pub , serving good food , seafood , grill and pizza . Family friendly with great atmosphere and service . Great out door space for eating
PRICE RANGE
€8 - €33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Family style, Sports bars, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews steak fish chicken wings pie prawns pizza gastro pub food was fantastic top class generous portions few drinks great menu from start to finish great spot niall trio dunmore
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Fantastic value and service from Team Spinnaker last night. They have a fantastic €15 deal with 3 choices up until 7pm. €4.50 pints as well. Great desert menu. Staff, a mixture of experience and young people learning their trade. Fair play Spinnaker supporting local suppliers...and communityMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023

We enjoyed a beautiful meal and Owen looked after us. He was friendly, polite and a great asset to the spinnaker. Helen Castle

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

Ate at this lovely Restaurant in Dunmore East last weekend and came away mightily impressed! Myself and my friend turned up without a reservation but they very kindly looked after us and sorted us out with a table immediately. I had Fish & Chips and...my friend had the Thai Curry and we both absolutely loved the food. Really nice and fresh. We cleaned our plates!!! Also enjoyed the IPA on tap. The staff are so friendly and made us feel at home. The owner, Niall, even sorted us out with a table in their bar for the Ireland rugby match. Guinness in the bar is top notch too! Incredible spot and would very highly recommend! I will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 September 2023

I feel compelled to leave a positive review for this fine establishment. I ate here on Saturday last with my family and to say the food was excellent would be an under statement. My partner had the fish dish of the evening which was beautiful...while I had the burger cooked to perfection and totally to my liking. The restaurant was very busy and well done to the attentive staff. Clear plates all around and then to the outside area for some fine pints and music.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

Very disappointing. Food quality way overpriced for the quality of the food. I ordered the beef burger it was equal to a McDonald's or any of the fast food chains. It was supposed to have streaky bacon but it was complete fat. The chips were...dreadful definitely came out of a freezer. The salad was the best bit . My husband had the fish in butter. I Very small portion was what he got. I asked for a garlic mayo got it but was charged extra. I didn't complain because what could a young waiter do about the poor quality of the food. The only plus side was the staff were very nice but we won't be back. I don't mind paying for quality food but I do object to paying restaurant price for fast food. Spinaker cutting corners on the quality of the food will only succeed in you losing business long term.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Niall Edmondson, Owner at The Spinnaker Bar, serving food, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2023

Hi , sorry that we disappointed you , not our intention . Your review goes against the norm for the spinnaker . That said we will look into your concerns , thank you highliting them . Its rare that we get complaints , I would...More

Reviewed 11 August 2023

Just returned from 2 weeks in Dunmore east. We dined in the Spinnaker 4/5 times as a family and also ordered lots of take away pizzas during our stay. Our kids didn’t want to eat anywhere else and as parents/grandparents we were delighted with that....The food and service was consistently excellent each time. Our favorites were the oflynns steak and the trio of fish, exceptional. While In Dunmore we also attended a birthday party in the dry dock bar which was, again, fantastic. Best bar/restaurant in Dunmore east by a mile. Can’t wait to return.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2023

The Spinnaker was a fantastic venue for a family gathering. Niall and the team looked after us extremely well in the weeks running up to the event and on the night itself. The food was excellent quality, cooked to perfection and the presentation was exceptional....We returned on several more occasions during our stay in Dunmore East and the menu offered great choice and value for money. Thanks again Niall to you and your team. We'll most definitely be back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

I recently celebrated my 50th Birthday in the Spinnaker in the beautiful village Dunmore East. I have to say the food was simply divine. I had the bruschetta for starters, I think this is a new addition to the menu, which it was really lovely,...followed by the Steak and Chips, which was cooked to perfection. All staff are so friendly and attentive, so much so we are heading back tonight. I think I’ll try the Thai Green Curry 😊. I would definitely recommend the Spinnaker to anyone who loves quality dining.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023

Dined at the Spinnaker with the family twice over the weekend. Great menu choice and excellent value for money. Food was delicious .. we had main course and dessert both days followed by a few drinks. Portion sizes are very generous and service was excellent....Looking forward to our next visit for the Bluegrass Festival. Well done Team Spinnaker.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023 via mobile

We ate in The Spinaker last Friday evening, even though they were busy they accommodated us at a lovely table. The food as always was faultless. The Bruschetta which has recently been added to the menu is delicious. Weather it be a winters evening by...the fire or a summers evening dining with a refreshing cocktail, The Spinaker is well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

Overpriced, small portions, not great quality. About 12 chips in a small bowl. All desserts cheap quality.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023 via mobile

The best food and service in Dunmore East! At the end of a two week holiday in Dunmore East we’ve visited numerous restaurants in the area as well as Waterford City but none came close to the food and service we received on our visit...to the Spinnaker Bar, which unfortunately was also our last night. On our next visit to Dunmore East we will be sure to make the Spinnaker Bar our main point of eating out! We visited with a family of four(2 adults and 2 kids). The choices for kids and normal menu were small but abundant none the less with a good mixture of choices. Kids really enjoyed a burger and chicken tenders. We (adults) had bruschetta and calamari for starters followed by chicken Thai green curry and fish pie. Both starters were delicious. The fish pie was big enough to feed at least two adults and the green curry was very tasty. Make sure to book in advance as the restaurant fills up very fast The staff were young (presumably summer workers) but every single one of them were super friendly, courteous and enjoyed having a bit of banter with them. Hands down the best venue for food and service in Dunmore East if not the county do Waterford!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

We recently went to the Spinnaker for my daughter and her best friend’s Confirmation dinner. There were 16 of us in total, 2 families. By the end of the day, everybody was raving about the place. Incredible service, the lads couldn’t do enough for us...and the meal was superb. Although not our first time to the Spinnaker, it was the other family’s first time and they have since gone back. If you’re in the area, give it a go. It doesn’t disappoint.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023

Really disappointing. The food was ok overall but the service was dire. Waitress who took our order was lovely but it sadly went downhill after that. The kids wanted ketchup and we had to ask 3 different waitress twice each before it finally arrived. We...were short glasses and cutlery and again had to ask for it repeatedly. No drinks arrived and again we went in search. Waiter told us he would get it and then went off wandering around. Asked another waitress and she did the same. Kids had left the table by the time it they finally came. Oder was so slow and food took 40 mins to arrive. Overall really disappointed with the service, staff who really didn’t want to be bothered!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Niall Edmondson, Owner at The Spinnaker Bar, serving food, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2023

Complete nonsense a nasty and vindictive review .

Reviewed 7 July 2023 via mobile

Was in the area for business today and stopped off for a solo lunch before heading home. Excellent service throughout. Spicy chicken wings were delicious, just the right amount of heat and cooked perfectly. Main course was the trio of fish, went down a treat...although I felt the side salad that came with it didn’t really add to the dish or go with it. Dessert was the warm brownie with ice cream, a little on the hard side but still finished the meal off perfectly. Three course meal for one with a Diet Coke and cappuccino came to just under €55 but you get what you pay for and I feel it was well worth it. Really enjoyed my quick visit and would recommend!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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honestj2017
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Response from davebD5 | Reviewed this property |
You would probably need to book at the weekends, not necessary during the week.
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The Spinnaker is licensed so I'm not sure you can bring your own alcohol.
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Response from Colin H | Reviewed this property |
Not during winter months, maybe weekends.
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5