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Reviewed 4 December 2021

Lovely food and friendly staff great prices Just a pity masks we're not worn by all the waiting staff

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 7 November 2021 via mobile

Right in the centre of Malahide Village, this restaurant serves great food. Had dinner with my husband at 7pm on a Tuesday evening and it was busy but not full. We had a table at the window, not on the booth side so it was...quieter. There was a mix up with our mains order ( we decided not to have star ters) but the Manager handled it very professionally. Offered us a shared starter while we were waiting and when the mains arrived they were worth the wait. Food was excellent. Couldn't apologise enough for the mix up so we will definitely return. Good covid checking of all certs for customers and hand sanitizer left on all tables.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 31 October 2021

We visited the restaurant recently, when we arrived the table wasn't ready so we had to sit outside under a cover during very heavy rain, not ideal to be honest! After about 15 mins we were told table was ready and an apology was given...for having to wait. From there on we cannot fault our evening. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. All staff members were friendly and efficient, we can't praise them enough to be honest. We will definitely return when in the area again and highly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 19 July 2021 via mobile

Visited McGoverns Malahide on Sunday 18th July. Food was excellent, service was first class and Ali our waitress was so friendly and truly understands what customer service is. Delight to be served by Ali . Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 July 2021 via mobile

It’s hard to imagine how the staff here can generate an atmosphere while sat outside with cars driving by. But they bring a summer holiday vibe which is matched by the fantastic food. It genuinely felt like we were on a carefree holiday.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

Good place and the Prosecco is amazing! I’ve tried all of the starters and can’t even choose one. All of them very good! Loved our mains as well

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 25 September 2020 via mobile

We celebrated there my mums birthday in August. We had a fantastic time. Food was unbelievable, staff is absolutely professional and friendly. Well done guys, we will be back.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 6 September 2020 via mobile

Good fresh food, good value, friendly service. We went for Sunday lunch. It was busy but we received our food in reasonable time. We had the chicken and the hake. Top marks.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 16 August 2020 via mobile

The food was very good. However I'm quite frankly surprised that none of the staff wore any form of face mask or visor. Considering that the restaurant was quite busy I just think it only fair that these precautions are taken now to protect us...all as the numbers rise. As I said only compliments for the food but worth taking the steps as being undertaken by most other food establishments.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 13 August 2020

Was impressed with food. The floor staff however could do with some extra guidance re attentiveness. Found ourselves looking around for someone a lot.

Date of visit: August 2020
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McGovern's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4