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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked a table indoors which was really nice. The menu had changed from the one I'd looked at and was a real bonus for me, my all time favourite meal, seafood tagliatelle had been added and have to say this was the best I'd...ever had. I thought the Bayview, McCaffertys Bar in Dungloe, Donegal would never be topped but here we were, a new top of the seafood pasta charts. Five stars already guaranteed but the other dishes were right up there too. I thought my wife was going to scrape the plate to make sure she got every bit of that baked alaska. Lovely draught pint, great service and atmosphere, top quality meal.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just had a beautiful meal this evening at the Bistro, the whole dining experience was excellent . The team working this evening were friendly and efficient, we were seated quickly and orders taken promptly. The menu was varied and highlighted lots of locally...sourced ingredients which was great to see . We chose from the starters and mains menus but unfortunately no room for dessert. The presentation was beautiful, the flavours absolutely to die for and the service excellent…. I scraped my plates clean to an almost embarrassing level !! There were 4 of us and everyone echoed the same sentiment - that it was the tastiest meal we’d had in quite some time … we may well be back before the end of the week and will be definitely returning regularly… absolutely highly recommend a visit !!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like visiting family run restaurants that try to source local products, so i was pleased to see that The Kingfisher had, I think, one burger on the menu - This is good, because normal if I see more than one type of burger on...the menu I refuse to eat there. Eating at the Kingfisher was a pleasant candle lit experience. Menu uncomplicated - it changed during the day as well -- a good sign that food is sourced locally as they may run out of produce. Alternatives were offered. Wine list was good and inexpensive as well. The proprietors have got the balance about right and have put thought into running their business. Well done!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second time to eat here, the last being in 2018. This time there was 6 of us including 2 kids. When we sat down we were told there was no pizza, which was disappointing as we had promised the kids they could...have pizza that night and was one of the reasons we booked the restaurant. The childrens menu was aimed towards younger kids so I asked for a half portion of the thai spiced pork for my 10 year old and they wouldnt do it. I found this a bit ridiculous. I ordered the full one for him but obviously he only ate half of it. We didnt have starters. All the main courses were fab, as were the desserts. All cooked well and very tasty. Service was ok, but the girls seemed to be run off their feet.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 18 April 2022

Welcoming and friendly staff. Great location. Delicious food. Tasted the Lamb, it was fantastic. Everything was good.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 18 April 2022

Friendly staff and great food. We had dinner here and the fish and lamb were very tasty. Thank you very much!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 12 April 2022 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday night surprised that there was no pizza on menu, especially after reading all the pizza reviews, food I ordered instead was lovely, just not what I wanted

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 April 2022 via mobile

First time visiting Kingfisher Bistro. Very friendly welcoming staff. Food was delicious , everyone enjoyed their meal. The service was excellent very efficient. Will definitely be back and would highly recommend!! Thanks for an enjoyable evening 🤩

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 8 January 2022 via mobile

Once again a lovely experience in the kingfisher ... The welcoming reception to the quality and tasteful food ... Never lets us down ... Wings as they should be with a pulled pork noodle spring roll enough for sharing ... Beautiful Thai style fried pork...with fried rice and complimented with a drizzle of curry oil . The salmon also with gorgeous tasty veg . What they do they do well . You cannot go wrong . It's just not possible . From the service you get from Claire and Katie it's unrivalled . So welcoming .More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 23 October 2021 via mobile

Treated myself yet again to a night out in The Kingfisher Bistro Carlingford last weekend. Goats cheese starter delicious followed by delightful sole with almonds which left me smiling with satisfaction but the cherry on top was baked Alaska that was actually baked and not...torched which is the norm in lesser restaurants. I would recommend The Kingfisher to anyone who enjoys a great quality night out with excellent service and a cool relaxed ambiance . I will return again and again.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 10 August 2021

My partner and i enjoyed a wonderful meal here. Both the hake and asian pork mains were delicious, as was the passionfruit cheesecake. The service was first class- very attentive and friendly. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 9 August 2021 via mobile

We went here on a Monday night, so it was quiet enough. The genius is in the simplicity of the menu. There are a small number of options, but everything we had was superb I had the two specials, mussels to start and Hake. The...mussels were lovely, but the Hake was excellent, perfectly cooked, wonderful sauce with samphire, chickpeas and broccoli, and delicious Gratin potatoes as a side Judi had chilli prawns to start, succulent and sumptuous and the Caesar salad starter as a main. I was so impressed with the salad, it’s a simple dish, but to do it that well takes real care and attention. 10 out of 10. To finish we shared a hazelnut brownie with caramel sauce. It was incredible. Claire and the staff were great, they really made the night. Thanks! Super super dinnerMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 July 2021

Fabulous. ...stopped here on our way to newry ....lovely setting ... gorgeous food and drink ... lovely staff and very efficient. ... spotless ... will definitely go back when we're in carling ford. .. it's a jem 😁😁😁

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 15 June 2021 via mobile

Food was nice, presented well and staff were friendly. Lots of outdoor seating. Myself and my boyfriend loved our starters but mains were just ok

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 13 December 2020

Had a lovely meal tonight. Food was of a high standard, with lots of flavour. Definitely recommend. Service was great , place was spotless. Will visit againn. Thank you

Date of visit: December 2020
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Kingfisher Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5