Daniel's

Daniel's

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Hours
Sun
18:00 - 23:00
Tue
18:00 - 23:00
Wed
18:00 - 23:00
Thu
18:00 - 23:00
Fri
18:00 - 23:00
Sat
18:00 - 23:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
€23.00 – €30.00
CUISINES
Irish, Seafood, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
meals, features
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PRICE RANGE
€23.00 – €30.00
CUISINES
Irish, Seafood, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles78 reviews
Excellent
58
Very good
11
Average
2
Poor
2
Terrible
5
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

marie o
County Dublin8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 family
We are a family of three celebrating a special occasion We had an amazing takeaway from this restaurant last night We each had lobster thermidor. This lobster was delicious as were all of the sides which included baked potatoes butter broccoli For deserts we ordered cheese board, proffiteor rolls and bread and butter pudding. Again quality of good was outstanding. We believe this is the best takeaway restaurant in the area Outstanding quality, excellent service and value for money all excellent
Written 21 August 2021
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Daniel H
Thank you for that glowing review Daniel
Written 29 August 2021
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Discover636112
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 friends
Visited on Saturday with five friends and we had such a good time. Daniel was attentive and informative throughout. The food is utterly fresh and created with knowledge and thought. It’s a really special place. Emphasis is on the food rather than high end flashy lights and decor. I thought I’d never get that feeling I had as a kid when entering a fancy restaurant with fancy delicious food. But I’ve found it. I would happily dine here alone or with others and work my way through Daniels menu. Great wine and wonderful service. The waitress was so kind and didn’t mind 6 daft women slowly getting louder. Can’t wait to go back soon. 🥰
Written 16 May 2022
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Pamela L
Lisburn8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 couples
Had a meal here on 7th July 2020. Mushroom with crab and a pate for starters. 2 steaks with side dishes and pepper sauce followed by calypso coffees and some drinks. Steaks were cooked to perfection and sauce was to die for. Daniel was perfect host will definitely be back. Well worth a visit. 10/10
Written 9 July 2020
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danielhH9309EH
Thank you and good to be back and nice to see you all coming back to me on my 31st year here.
Written 10 July 2020
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Babysham75
Bray17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
If I could give less than one star, I would. When we arrived, they had no record of our reservation - Daniel told us that's because we booked online and he can't use that system, he never looks at it. Throughout the night Daniel referenced to us booking online as if this was a bad thing! The waitress easily found us a table (the place was half empty) but Daniel made such a fuss about us not having a booking, he made us feel really uncomfortable. We (we were a party of 6) ordered starters and Daniel complained that because we each asked for something different that it would take him longer to prepare them! When my friend asked how big the sides were, and would we need to order one each or could we share... Daniel gave out to him and told him not to confuse him, then he explained what "A La Carte" meant. 😂 At the end of the night, Daniel sat down at our table and told us he was less stressed now. My friend was trying to be polite and engage in conversation so she asked about the obvious South African influence on the wine menu. Daniel's response was an anecdote that started with "I'm not a racist but..." I don't need to write what he said, but as with any story that starts with that phrase it was blatantly racist. Aside from our personal experience, the restaurant is outdated and the food over salted.
Written 24 August 2023
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Paula N
Tonbridge21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
I ate there twice in a week. I had the best crab salad, lobster thermidor, scallops, fennel soup (which I never really cared for fennel in my life before). I kid you not, the second time we went was when I told the chef Daniel: you decide what I'm having I dare not choose. This was very wise.. I'm blown away by his passion for good food, the freshness of the ingredients and the service, it felt very exclusive. Oh the stories and recipes he has to share.. This place is a jewel, don't miss out for your tummy's sake. Prices were very fair considering the price of everything in Ireland. I cannot recommend it enough. Don't forget to book in advance so he feeds you like royalty, just like he did us. And no Daniel, retirement denied. The world needs you. Lots of love, Paula, Doug and Isabela
Written 5 August 2023
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Daniel Harkin
Thank you and I do look forward to your return.
Written 5 August 2023
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MD
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 couples
We made reservations online. When we arrived, we walked up the stairs to the dining room and were greeted and seated right away by Daniel, who was just lovely. We chatted a few minutes and he told us the specials. We each ordered a bowl of the lobster bisque, I ordered the scallops special and my husband the duck with apricot glaze. We also each ordered a glass of wine and had the bread pudding and coffee, everything was absolutely delicious and reasonable! Daniel checked in with us throughout our meal and talked with us a few minutes as other guests arrived and were seated. We spent a relaxing 80 minutes at Daniel’s and look forward to our next visit!!!
Written 6 July 2024
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David
Worcester140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
Our family group of three pre-booked by telephone as there is no online booking. The premises are very unassuming, low key but comfortable. The restaurant is at first floor level containing perhaps only 8 to 10 tables. there is a specials’ board together with 2/3 course deals and a full à la cart menu – making the menu choice very comprehensive indeed. It seems that on our particular visit Daniel was operating on his own with no assistance - meaning he was the chef and waiter combined! There were six tables to be served and he worked extremely hard to do so. In fairness, he did advise us upon arrival that we would need to wait for service which turned out to be very true indeed. He did promptly provide water for the table but then we had to wait a further half an hour for him to have time to take our food and drinks’ order. He delivered our drinks after 10 minutes but we then had to wait a further 3/4 of an hour before our food eventually arrived by which time we have to admit that we were feeling somewhat disheartened. However, on the plus side – the quality of food was superb and the skills of Daniel as a chef were very evident. We had various dishes and each was very good indeed. This applied to the main courses and to the desserts. Whilst Daniel is evidently a convivial character, he had no opportunity whatsoever to enter a rapport with his customers and his stress levels were evidently very high which made us feel a little uncomfortable and concerned for him. How he coped and succeeded as well as he did in dealing with his customers on the occasion of our visit – we shall never know. By way of further observation we noted that at least three of the other tables were occupied by customers who had previously dined at the restaurant and one of whom had been going on occasions over the last 30 years which does illustrate something very positive about his business. Interestingly, Daniel himself started this enterprise 35 years ago. In conclusion – we found the occasion unusual by virtue of the very uncomfortable delays being just about compensated by the cuisine excellence. It’s such a pity because on another occasion – a great experience could possibly be enjoyed but we shall leave it for others in future to determine.
Written 29 June 2024
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Frank C
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 family
Great little restaurant in Glausthule. Daniels has it's own personality and knows exactly where it fits in the world. Rather than competing with current trends, it does what it knows best without any compromise. Daniel himself is extremely hospitable and is happy to chat about the menu and wine on offer.
Written 12 March 2023
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Daniel H
Thank you
Written 21 March 2023
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knnuki
Dublin6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 friends
A group of six of us chose Daniel’s - a well-known local spot - for an evening out. It’s a slightly odd upstairs place but Daniel himself is personable, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was delicious and the provenance of the seafood is all local. We had a great evening and will join the host of locals who speak highly of this place.
Written 20 May 2022
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Diarmuid
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
Outstanding food presented by a skilled and experienced chef with wide and international experience. Top quality food well cooked and presented. Not a place to come you if you want foams and flights of fancy but what is on offer is food of high quality presented at a reasonable price. Will definitely return Diarmuid Hegarty
Written 25 June 2024
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Daniel Harkin
Thank you for a great review
Written 26 June 2024
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Hannah B
Andalucia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 solo
First of all, the food was amazing. Local and delicious. The wine was lovely too. But what makes it an even more special experience is the attention from the host/ chef who shares his passion for the food, his inspiration and his recipes. I stumbled on the place by chance, but I would definitely plan to go back.
Written 13 June 2023
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Daniel Harkin
Thank you love to see you again.
Written 15 June 2023
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Daniel D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
Splendid! It was incredible. Daniel actually stayed open as we arrived quite late. It was well worth it an then some. I had the scallops over a bed of spinach. The scallops were hands down the best, most tender and tasty I’ve ever had. My wife had prawns over a bed of rice with scallops. They too were the best. For dessert I had the deep fried ice cream. You heard right — deep fried ice cream. Daniel’s is on the second floor overlooking Glasthule Rd. Tell Daniel that Daniel from New Jersey said “Hi!”
Written 10 May 2023
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Daniel Harkin
Thank you so much and really enjoyed meeting you both and enjoy the rest of your holiday.
Written 12 May 2023
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571Barry
Dublin52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Had an absolutely beautiful meal in Daniel’s restaurant earlier. The scallops were amazing and the plaice with chutney was divine thanks again Daniel! Lovely evening with personal service Daniel is passionate about his food and knows his wines too. Highly recommended we’ll be back!
Written 26 May 2024
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M L
Dublin165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 friends
We enjoyed a superb meal here. Cooked to perfection. Delicious flavoursome vegetables. Wonderful ambiance and such a plus to meet the chef and listen to his expert knowledge. Quiet setting and cosy decor.
Written 28 October 2022
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david r
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 solo
My once a year visit and always call in to Daniels restaurant. Excellent food and atmosphere. The chef Daniel called to your table with his recommendation of the day.
Written 16 June 2024
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Daniel Harkin
Thank you ,
Written 17 June 2024
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