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US$41 - US$66
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French, European, Seafood, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow, I can't believe this place is only 10 minutes from me and I just found out about it. Two of us had a wonderful evening meal this past weekend, but the whole experience transcended a mere meal. Given the charming setting, the music, the...positive, detailed interactions with Stan the chef/owner, his food, his assistant, we were so pleasantly surprised with the whole experience of The World Gate. This is simple food cooked very well and with passion. We both had prawn cocktails to start which were lovely. For mains, I had the fillet steak which was cooked to perfection. On top of it was a piece of lamb and as a meat lover, I thought this was genius! My partner had monkfish for main, and although I loved my own, this is what I'll be going for next time myself! We knew desserts were going to be good when we heard the clicks of a blowtorch as Stan prepared a creme brulee in the kitchen, and the desserts finished off a pretty perfect meal. So happy to have found this place right on our doorstep, we will be back very soon.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here tonight and we were so impressed with the meal selections. Each item was so enjoyable and the chef/owner provided a brief description of our choices. It was a very warm, enjoyable experience. Worth the visit from Droghada and any other locality.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch and dinner at this special restaurant. The host is an excellent French chef who works hard to bring the French cuisine to Ireland. He speaks with passion about his cooking. We had had a great time and we would recommend going there...when you are in the neighborhood!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 9 July 2022

Amazing service, lovely food and catered really well for the two kids ! Will defo be back the service was so personal !

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 July 2022

We had dinner at this restaurant to celebrate a special birthday. The menu is not extensive but the dishes are authentically French, cooked by the French chef/owner. They were delicious! One of our party was vegan and the chef went to a lot of trouble...to make separate vegan dishes for her. The restaurant is short-staffed because the owner is trying to get back on his feet after having to be closed for so long during the past couple of years. This meant that here was a little delay with some of our dishes but they were well worth the wait! I definitely recommend paying a visit if you are in the area.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 26 June 2022 via mobile

Enjoy great dishes inspired by French cuisine using local products. The fillet steak with gratin dauphinois is higly recommendable. Real Irish beef grilled to perfection. The wine recommendation is outstanding, what a pleasure. Very friendly and personal service.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 9 October 2021

We popped in hoping to get a booking for our anniversary, we had both been busy with moving and forgot to book anywhere. The staff were more than obliging. The food was absolutley amazing. We were even given extras and it really opened our eyes...to food we would never have thought of ordering. The chef is really passionate about food and it shows. The restaurant is currently short staffed as are many due to the pandemic but they managed it really well and we would happily return for such fine food and generosity.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 7 October 2021

My husband and I went to this French restaurant on the last night of our trip to Ireland. The dinner was excellent, the music was very pleasant and the owner of the restaurant was very kind, he was patient with two Italian tourists who speak...little English and he was also an excellent chef who was able to advise us. If it happens, we will gladly return and recommend this place for a great lunch or dinner.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 12 September 2021 via mobile

Excellent Chef. Cooked us separate from menu as we looked for steak. Top class cooking great service.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 22 August 2021

Reading reviews this had to have been an off day. It was terrible. We arrived at opening time 12.30 he had a birthday party for a child and we were told could only cook for 4 at a time ! we were only ones there...with the party. Anyway I selected the soup and home made bread and my husband selected the club sandwich. We had a bottle of sparkling water which came halfway during meal. Well my soup came in a large bowl with slice of brown slice pan ! My soup tasted watery , no depth of flavour or seasoning to it. My husband was presented with a brown plate of food, club sandwich consisted of 2 slices of toasted pan with chicken and bacon and mozzarella and a slimey piece of lettuce (from being in oven )and on top of bread some tomato mix spread on bread, chips were like floppy wedges and dark brown all looked like it was placed in oven altogether , I sent back the soup and it was reserved with extra cream added which did nothing so I sent back again. My husband ate half his chicken and bacon and left rest of food.Very very disappointing, we got small reduction for the soup. Best part was chef aske me for suggestions to give better flavour to soup ! MAYBE HE WAS BEING SARCASTIC DONT THINK SO. I am a judge for the Guild of Fine Food and know good food when I get it. This is the first time in years I have had to send food back. I do not think we will be returning despite the other reviews I have read today.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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stan t, Owner at The World Gate Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2021

I understand food critics are more radical in their approach regarding the whole dining experience, even for a penny meal or understanding the impact of The current pandemic Covid-19 in the hospitality industry. In your comment, we just have the feeling there was some miscommunication...More

Reviewed 22 August 2021 via mobile

Excellent French cuisine in an unexpected location. The chef even came to each table to describe some of the recipes such as duck roasted in Irish artisan cider.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 17 August 2021

We received a very warm welcome on a cold August Saturday afternoon. The World Gate has re-opened despite the ravages of Covid - like other restaurants it has lost some key personnel while closed. However, the chef-proprietor is still putting on a very good show...and hopefully very soon they will be fully back to normal. We were a family of four and we all left very satisified and looking forward to a return visit. We almost had the place to ourselves which was a pity because this restaurant deserves support. As a vegetarian I had the 'Healthy Soup' which was fine but lacked body. My main course, however, more than made up for it . I went for the 'Veggy' burger which was by far the best of its kind I have had. It was a vegetable buger topped with aubergine, grilled pepper, beetroot, courgette, goat's cheese and mozarella with a drizzle of honey - a stunningly good dish which was served with fried potatoes. My companions shared a pot of mussels with garlic in a white wine sauce - it was a generous portion and got thumbs up all round. They then had the 'Duo of fish", which like the mussels came from nearby Clogherhead - the fish was cod and salmon, and it was served in a white wine sauce on a bed of tagliatelle. Judging by the response I would say it was excellent. To finish we had authentic French pastries which were made by a French pastry-chef in Ardee - they were incredibly good. Oh, and I nearly forgot, the wine by the glass was a generous measure and complemented our meal very well. All in all we were very satisfied with our meals and with our very pleasant exchange with the chef-proprietor who is obviously very committed to both the cuisine and the service.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 11 August 2021 via mobile

This was the best meal I had in 7 months (which was a 2 star Michelin restaurant). Well cooked fresh fish. Well cooked chips. Mussels in a white wine sauce was define. Desserts were rich and a perfect end. The owner also matched wines perfectly...for us. We will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 7 August 2021

Visited the World Gate restaurant recently and the food was fantastic. I had steak and it was cooked perfectly. Really enjoyed the set up and friendly welcome we received. I would definitely recommend a visit.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 5 January 2021

We are so lucky to have this little gem on our doorstep. I cannot wait until it re-opens: however: I will next go, without my children so i can fully indulge in the adult experience here!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Mary R
25 October 2021|
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Response from stan t | Property representative |
booking a table allows he restaurant to know in advance when more or less the number of table. as we don't have a lot of them, it's a good idea. however, so far, we have some available. last booking on sunday 7pm. thank you
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Hylda F
31 July 2020|
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Hi, Good afternoon. We have just created a special light lunch about 15€ main, dessert, coffee. Otherwise, we do open at 3pm for late lunch from Wednesday- Saturday and we open at 1pm on sunday. This Sunday is already well... More
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The World Gate Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5