MU GFP Malahide is situated about a half mile outside Malahide as you head along the coast towards Portmarnock. It shares occupancy with the MU Gym building which has an elevated spot looking out over the bay across towards Skerries. On any day this is a really beautiful backdrop, one that instantly relaxes you – this new addition to the GFP family is a quirky café serving a selection of homemade and artisan products. Expect freshly made sandwiches, interesting salads such as a classic Caesar, tuna salad or a warm Clonakilty black pudding ensemble.
Expect lots of tex mex, European & Bistro style food served in a unique setting with lots of candies and homemade goodies temping you for dessert!!
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Fabulous staff , great attention from staff , place spotless, good choice of food , and manager dave , goes out of his way , to make your visit enjoyable ,
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Very nice and well presented food. No cheap ingredients here. The staff are competent and friendly and made our visit a very pleasant one.nWe will be back
I went to the Malahide branch of GFP last month. The waiter forgot my order, forgot my daughters drink and we had to wait 45 minutes for our starter. The restaurant was busy and the waiter was apologetic, so I decided to try it again for breakfast last week. The manager is the rudest man I have ever met. So much so, that my family and I left the restaurant without eating our food. I will NEVER go back here and I would strongly advise people to avoid this place at all costs. Malahide has plenty of other restaurants, which are not as expensive, and have friendly staff that appreciates your custom. Very disappointing.
Posted 3rd May 2017 by BADABINGGuru: 112 reviews
I usually rave to friends about GFP Malahide but didn't really enjoy this visit. It was busy but myself and my son were seated straight away. The service was friendly and prompt as usual but I was a little disappointed with the food. I nearly always order the calamari here and it usually comes with a lovely side salad and some spicy sauce but this time it was 4 rings of calamari in a mini deepfry basket on a paper napkin with a mini dish of garlic mayo, no side salad, not even a lemon wedge - the portion size used to be 5 rings so this has been scaled back too. My son fared better with his burger and he shared some with me - it was tasty enough although the burger itself was a bit heavy, we both loved the brioche bun. My son decided to order raspberry roulade for dessert - you could see the disappointment on his face when the tiniest sliver about 1cm deep arrived with a little star of whipped cream for garnish - especially as customers on a neighbouring table were being served with very generous slices of cheesecake. With a soft drink, a coffee (very nice as usual) and a glass of cabernet sauvignon the bill was about €36. On our way home my son mentioned that dessert was meant to have ice cream with it - I checked the menu myself and this appears to be the case. Coincidentally the restaurant page shows a delicious looking pile of calamari complete with side salad and spicy sauce. I appreciate that they were very busy with a large group right beside us but I won't be rushing back which is a shame as its only a few minutes walk away and I and my family and freinds have nearly always enjoyed our visits here.
Posted 20th Oct 2014 by CALKENGuru: 40 reviews
Brought my mother here for brunch. We stood by the [wait to be seated] sign for a few minutes while being ignored by staff and eventually sat down ourselves and asked for a menu. The staff were polite but way too formal. They were also few on numbers so we waited again for our order to be taken. Our tea and coffee arrived promptly and we then had to wait 30 minutes for our food. My mothers poached eggs were cold although the rest of her food was hot. I had the vegetarian breakfast and the potato cake was awful. Dense and soggy. It's a lovely space and well decorated but I don't think I'll be rushing back.
Posted 3rd Sep 2014 by GARBHANGuru: 70 reviews
Very nice restaurant. Loved the atmosphere and the Calamari by far the best in Dublin. Did not love the antipasti it was pricey and a little disappointing. The pomegranate lemonade YUM! Service was --ok-- a little too slow!
Posted 18th May 2014 by LUZPFirst Timer: 9 reviews
Had initially gone to the Gourmet Food Parlour back in Januaury and the experience had not been the best. However after speaking with the manager we decided to give it another try and I am so glad that we did as it was a completely different experience the second time around. The food and service were great and the atmosphere was very relaxed and chilled out-there was no rushing to get back tables or any of that lark and the food was served in very good time. I have to say that we had a very enjoyable evening and I would highly recommend this place if you just want to chill out with some good food and wine. It seems that they have ironed out any teething problems that they had. We will definitely be back soon.
Went for brunch here with my wife and toddler on Saturday. We waited to be seated, as per the sign. After 5 minutes of standing around and watching the staff chat amongst themselves we decided to sit at a free table and got a high chair.
Posted 15th Apr 2014 by ELLA81First Timer: 6 reviews
The waitress, who looked like she'd just heard her dog had been run over, brought the menus and the food arrived soon afterwards. I had the croquemadame which was delicious, plenty of skinny chips and salad. My wife got a scone and, as she cut into it, the whole scone crumbled apart. The manageress saw this happening and assured us that the scone was fresh. She didn't offer to replace it.
Croquemadame aside, this was quite a poor experience and we won't be rushing back. It's no surprise the waitress was miserable as customer service starts at the top and it's severely lacking here.
very disappointed,went on a saturday night with a voucher that included choice of 3 tapas and 2 glasses of wine ,the waiteress suggested we should order a potato dish as well as the 3 tapas that we ordered,we did this but were disappointed to see that she choose to charge for the more expensive tapas and put the patatas bravas as one of the tapas on the voucher,glass of wine was very small but when we ordered another glass not on the voucher it was much larger,felt it was poor value for money even on a voucher,will never return for tapas
Posted 23rd Feb 2014 by BEACHFirst Timer: 26 reviews
Second of two very recent visits. 1st for tapas , 2nd for lunch. Service is pleasant but slow. Simple things need attention like bringing cutlery before food and serving all an order promptly rather than in stages. Fine if you are not in a hurry and live music during tapas was pleasant and an massive improvement on piped music!
Posted 12th Feb 2014 by TJM12248First Timer: 25 reviews
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