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Travellers' Choice2022
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Tucked away in the middle of Bray Harbour, you'll have to look closely to find Dockyard No.8 but you will be more than rewarded once you do. This is a top class breakfast, brunch, lunch and bistro spot that boasts an ever changing and innovative menu. Expect things to go above and beyond the usual fare while never compromising on quality. This a quaint and intimate spot where you really feel as though you can have dialogue with the chefs and those serving you as well as take in the harbour beauty.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Irish, International, Cafe, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great food and service! Took the train down the coast from Dublin for a day visit. After a long walk up and down the promenade and the daunting, vertical hike up Bray Head to the cross, we had a robust and very tasty meal at...Dockyard No. 8. when we arrived they told us there was a short wait and we were welcome to pop in next-door to the Harbour Bar for a pint and they would come fetch us when our table was ready, which they did; and at the end of our meal got us our check quickly when we were trying to make an upcoming train back to Dublin.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Recently visited Dockyard in Bray for brunch. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful throughout and the food was out of this world. I had the Chefs Breakfast which was delicious, and my husband had the eggs benny. He said the ham was particularly...juicy and tasty. Really enjoyable brunch. Will definitley be back.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for brunch with friends. Ordered the eggs benny, full Irish and ham hock fries and spicy wings So disappointed with the food. The ham hock fries tasted like fish which really turned me off. Also they were a rip off for fishy chips....Would be great if they used different oil for the chips as it is quite disgusting. The spicy wings were very poor quality and had no taste, also very cheap meat,most likely frozen. Full Irish was tasty but sausage and pudding very low quality. Very expensive for the low quality food produced. Will say the staff are lovely though only redeeming quality. Definitely will not be backMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 26 October 2022

i arrived after a long walk and was looking forward to getting something to eat and to have a rest and use their restroom facilities only to be told at the front door that cash was not acceptable

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 October 2022 via mobile

I went with my sister-in-law for brunch, and when we entered we were immediately met by a very welcoming member of staff. The venue was very busy, and we were directed upstairs. The staff were polite and attentive. I ordered the Eggs Benedict, thinking I...would get a slice of ham, but when the order came the ham was in fact big lumps of juicy and flavourful meat. The hollandaise was delicious, and the portion was huge. My SIL had the 'small' breakfast, which she really enjoyed. Everything was spot on.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2022

Disappointed and angry I recommended it to a friend recently... Brunch turned out to be a complete disaster. On the photo it looks good but it was just plain and I only picked at my eggs. Lacks finesse or flavour, whichever is easier to add,...please fix it!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 14 August 2022 via mobile

Had breakfast and it was really excellent. The staff were friendly and the service was very good. Would definitely eat there again when visiting Bray

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022 via mobile

Beautiful food such a delicious menu so much choice hard to pick what to eat!! I’ll have to come back to try more. Wine was fab and service was great. Lovely view from upstairs.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 28 July 2022 via mobile

Super friendly staff and excellent coffee. My husband had ham hock sandwich which was excellent. I was between brekkie and lunch fancying a scone so only had coffee but we would definitely go back for brunch if in area as all food going past looked...great.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 21 July 2022 via mobile

Excellent breakfast food and even better coffee. Lovely, friendly people and great location. A locals haunt - always a good sign. Worth a detour for!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2022 via mobile

The food was great all around and very good desserts, refreshing drinks and friendly and helpful staff. It's a lovely atmosphere and even though we didn't have a booking they accommodatet 6 of us without issues. Thank you.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 12 July 2022

We stopped by on a chilly afternoon and were so pleased to get a table for lunch. We had been out in the rain and the hot chocolate we got to warm us up was quite truly the best cup of hot chocolate I've ever...had. Hands down. The menu had many selections I could've chosen and the ham hock sandwich I ended up choosing was straight up delicious. My son loved his sandwich as well and my two younger boys had selections off the children's menu and everyone ate all their food! The vibe was very friendly and we loved being able to see the water and the swans outside. Our service was exceptional and I truly have not one bad thing to say about this restaurant! So glad we went!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 9 July 2022

We found this hidden gem and enjoyed our ice cream. To keep social distancing we ordered and the staff brought our ice cream to us outside. It was delicious and that staff were very nice.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 25 June 2022 via mobile

Unreal food, lovely staff and setting. Chef’s breakfast was best brunch I’ve ever had. 10/10. We will be back for sure!!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 9 April 2022 via mobile

My cousin recommended this restaurant/bar as a good venue for a lovely meal and we had breakfast there on the second day of our short break. The service was excellent and the food was great.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Response from Caellen27 | Reviewed this property |
My husband got a pint of Guinness and I think I saw wine, too.
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Response from 99lyndam | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have high chairs and as previously said, they are very child friendly..
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Response from Oscar Douglas H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I have no allergies and never asked about gluten free food. I only hate garlic.
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Yes, Dockyard No. 8 offers takeaway services.

Dockyard No. 8 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5