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Irish, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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Donabate on the Beach | Donabate, Donabate, Ireland
+353 1 843 6153
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Drogheda, Ireland
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79 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

So disappointed with evening we had here. Highlight of the meal was the freshly baked bread. Selection was far too limited on the early bird & there was no al la carte available on the night, probably because there was practically no customers. Food was mediocre.

Thank sunnygirl1969
Mannheim, Germany
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The Samphire restaurant offers a great view overlooking the beach. The interiour is upscale offering a quiet dining experience. The prices are moderate. Keep in mind it is only open at the weekend.

Thank DAV1D_C
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I visited here on a sunny Wednesday. We ordered our food and drinks and sat outside to some spectacular views. My glass had unfortunately not been cleaned properly by the machine so I made my way inside to get another one. On my way in I noticed that outside was littered with rubbish such as coasters, plastic and general dirt... More 

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Timsbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

The night before the big gay wedding of the year 25 of us ate here. The food was superb, from the risotto to the brownie via the magnificent pork belly. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and when I said I didn't eat dessert they brought a beautiful platter of cheese and biscuits with no questions asked. We... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Four for dinner,the full works from start to finish,starters, mains, desserts, wines, beers, all tasted great but I thought it was over priced for what it was but enjoyed nevertheless.

Thank kookiemc
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Had dinner outside on 2 consecutive nights. The views of the beach are spectacular although we were very lucky with the weather. A good choice of foods too and a well stocked bar. It was new owners when we were there and as such they were trying to find their own take on the menu - I dare say when... More 

Thank JohnboySomer79
Portlaoise, Ireland
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

We had lunch here 12 months ago.despite problems with their gas supply they did well. Evening dinner on a Saturday night had two set menues one four courses for 28 euros looked good and value for money. Our waiter was very helpful allowing my wife to taste the soup of the day, then she choose the delicious chowder. The wine... More 

Thank Retired039
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

Went here on New Years Eve. Service was brilliant, food was delicious, atmosphere was perfect. Staff keep the place well. My complements to the Chef.

Thank Sammy_Colt1
London, UK
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014

Went to samphire for dinner last night. I was surprised to see how much the menu had changed from my last visit in January. There was no a la carte menu, just a two course menu for 28 or three courses for 33. We both found our starters bland but to be fair the amuse bouche and bread were tasty.... More 

Thank curlycurly
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Food was excellent, beautify prepared, and presented. Samphire is bright, and the décor is very tasteful. Staff very attentive, and served 100 diner's in a calm efficient manner. Would recommend the Samphire, whether its a wedding, couples night out, or a get together with friends, you can be guaranteed a lovely meal, with a reasonable price

Thank GroomsMother2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$65
Irish, Seafood, International, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Donabate on the Beach | Donabate, Donabate, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Donabate
  • Phone Number: +353 1 843 6153
Samphire at The Waterside, by Chef Tom Walsh, offers traditional french cuisine with a modern Irish twist. Located on the beach in Donabate, Co. Dublin, this restaurant offers a unique dining experience with unparalleled panoramic sea views.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?