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The Kingfisher Bistro has mastered the skill of being a very popular eating establishment in Carlingford and is celebrating 24 years in business. This is a tribute to the high quality of food that is provided and also to the dedication of staff and the loyalty of its customers. It is owned by brother and sister team Mark & Claire Woods. Over those years, this award winning restaurant offers a mix of European, Irish & Oriental dishes complimented with the best of local produce thus gaining a reputation for the finest of great food in Carlingford.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Irish, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews pork noodles spring rolls pizza steak salmon food was amazing beautiful restaurant booked a table service was excellent set menu top class cooked to perfection saturday night lovely meal claire starters
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were 14 friends from work that visited Kingfisher Bistro. I started with mussels. In my home country we have nice mussels, but these were fantastic ! As a second course I chose the cod. For dessert the cheese cake that came with strawberry, ice...cream and a blade of mint. We had a great time. My complements to the chef and waiters. Hope that we will see you again. 🤗More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful meal in the Kingfisher. Both meals were first class, sophisticated flavours with the best quality ingredients. Our main courses were delicious and the desserts were to die for. Great value for the quality of food. And the staff were very friendly...and helpful. A great night out.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 7 May 2024

Couldn’t recommend the kingfisher enough. The food is out of this world and the staff are so helpful and accommodating. 10/10 from us all.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 6 May 2024

We were a large group heading out for dinner. The service was excellent. Everything arrived promptly and the staff were really friendly. The food was delicious and excellent value. The dining area is spacious and excellent for large groups.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 18 March 2024

Fantastic Location for Food right in the heart of Carlingford. Food was fantastic with a wide range of options. Staff were very friendly and accommodating

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

This was my first time here. What a gem. I have many food allergies and each won was catered for by the chef. I had an amazing duck dish which was served with fabulous sauces. Mouthwatering food and great wine. All staff were excellent.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023

We had an amazing dinner with kind and caring service. They accommodated food allergies and made great recommendations. The place is lovely, comfortable and quiet enough for dinner conversation. The cook is creative and everyone was delighted with our choices. We left full and happy.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2023

Went for a girls 50th birthday celebration dinner with 10 girls. Food and service was amazing and wine list good. As we were a larger party we had to choose from a set menu but there was something for everyone including a gluten free friend...and at a great price. The food was so flavourful and great portions, we honestly didn't think we could manage the desserts.....but we did! The atmosphere was lovely and not at all rowdy or mad background music, so we could all hear ourselves chat. I cannot wait to get back to Carlingford for another trip to the Kingfisher, I have been telling everyone about this little gem.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023

Excellent dinner! I am a vegetarian and didn’t fancy the look of the Dahl but they were able to accommodate me! My partner and I had the cheesy garlic bread and stuffed mushrooms followed by a dish made by the chef for me (veggies and...pasta) and Thai pork for the fiancé, washed down with a bottle of Prosecco. The only complaint is the portions were so big (which isn’t really a complaint is it?) couldn’t have desert because was too full but they looked amazing on other tablesMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023

Arrived and greeted by the owner and shown to a table then a waitress took care of our orders after that..From we arrived until we left the service provided by both was excellent and the owner she even offered to organise a taxi if we...wanted one after I enquired about going to a pub 10 minutes away by car...It was obvious that other customers who were there were returning clients and had a great rapport with the staff/owner, providing a lovely ambience to the place.. So we had wings to start which were perfect and went down a treat, as did the wine. My friend highly recommends the French Chardonnay - 'Felines jourdan'. For mains we had Curried Monkfish and Duck..Both cooked to perfection and we both felt that they were the best duck and monkfish we have had in along time if not the best we ever had. So safe to say I can highly recommend the Kingfisher Bistro as a place you should eat at when next in Carlingford!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 March 2023 via mobile

4 of us had a meal here on Saturday night. Never been before but heard plenty of good stories about it. We could not fault anything every dish we had was top class especially the chicken wings and Thai spiced pork. The staff were great...making sure we always had enough drinks or if we needed anything else. A special mention to one of the waiters I never got his name but he was a bald sort of guy who was just fantastic with a great knowledge of the menu and all the specials on the night.When we got the bill we were pleasantly surprised of how reasonably priced it was considering the quality of the food. Will definitely be returning!!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 26 January 2023

Was in on Friday Night for a birthday dinner with my hubby, Restaurant is atmospheric but intimate at the same time. The staff are well just bloody brilliant to be honest. Never left waiting, checking everything is okay and so nice. The food speaks for...itself and if you don’t try the pork dish which is to die for you are sincerely mad! Amazing meal from beginning to end. Do you think a two week wait between Birthday Meal and Valentines Meal is a little excessive? Nah! Prepare for another table booking.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 January 2023 via mobile

Kingfisher was the venue for a recent family gathering and we were very impressed. Claire and her team run the front of house well but it was the work done in the kitchen that will live in the memory. We opted for a set menu...and every course was excellent. The spring roll starters were some of the best I've had, the duck and pork for mains were both excellent also. Dessert completed a winning set of dishes. The wines were well sourced and rounded out the meal. Prices were reasonable and No service charge was levied. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 31 October 2022

We went to the Kingfisher Bistro when away for a bank holiday weekend with 2 of our older kids, the food was amazing, so good in fact we went back for a 2nd night and ordered different dishes and still very impressed. Staff are laid...back and friendly, well worth a visitMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 9 October 2022 via mobile

I visited Carlingford this weekend and had to leave a review for the kingfisher bistro. The food was truly out of this world. And the staff so attentive and helpful. Only minor comment was there were no gluten free desert options. Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Hi Gerry, Unfortunately we do not have lobster on our menu. Kingfisher Bistro
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Its great.Good childrens menu.
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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