McGoverns Malahide
The diamond, Malahide, Dublin


Based on 46 reviews

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With a prime location right in the heart of Malahide village, Mcgoverns Restaurant extends a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike. As a family-run restaurant they pride themselves on offering a friendly and efficient service with a personal touch. Their team of talented and dynamic chefs are dedicated to creating and preparing dishes consisting of only the freshest ingredients, deliciously balanced flavours and mouth-watering presentation for you to enjoy. They look forward to making sure you thoroughly enjoy your dining experience with them.

Niall Keating is their talented and dynamic chef. Formerly of Shanahan’s on the green, roly’s bistro and la stampa on Dawson st, he brings a really strong vision of what eating out should be – an equal measure of great food, great wine and great company.
His food philosophy is based on what he cheerfully refers to as “a lack of interference”.
“I’ve been to so many restaurants in Ireland and abroad where the food was completely and utterly over-prepared. I believe that if you’ve got the very best ingredients, you need to let them be the star of the show, cooking them as simply as possible and making sure that their inherent taste and flavor aren’t overpowered by snobbish ‘cheffery’ and nonsensical presentation.”
“I also believe that the formula for a great menu is a combination of the new and the old. So you’ll find that a number of our signature dishes are a permanent fixture on our menus – but we constantly offer new and exciting dishes that are inspired by the best of international cusine from around the globe.”
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Posted 29th May 2017 by JACQUIE17First Timer: 95 reviews

Party of 2, birthday lunch. Food as always was very tasty. We had the burger and a duck salad. Excellent staff, lovely location. One of the most popular restaurants in Malahide.

Posted 26th Apr 2017 by VALESGuru: 32 reviews

Visited for a late lunch. Excellent value. Good friendly staff,a busy place but not noisy. Nice decor. Nice food.

Posted 13th Nov 2016 by ANNIEFirst Timer: 10 reviews

Again great food and service

Posted 12th Oct 2016 by ANNIEFirst Timer: 10 reviews

Great food and great service. The glass of wine was very small

Posted 29th May 2016 by FLIGHT SUPERVISORGuru: 282 reviews

Overall great food and service however what let it down was that they kept running out of beer.

Posted 23rd May 2016 by TRACYBIRFirst Timer: 3 reviews

Got a steak, found it very meet to be not the best quality and the side of bacon was burnt and tiny. I wasn't overly keen, not sure I would return. Also, there is a sign outside advertising early bird, as there was no end time noted in it we thought it must be all night Thursday. It wasn't until we sat down and asked about it that the waitress said it was no longer on, even though the early bird menu was given to us at the back of the main menu.

Posted 3rd Jan 2016 by JACQUIE17First Timer: 95 reviews

Party of 2 - called in without a booking for lunch. Although they were quite busy there was no problem getting a table. As usual the service were very attentive. We both had the Aussie burger and skinny chips. The food was beautiful, a very large portion, almost suitable for 2 :). I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. It is one of the best in Malahide.

Posted 17th May 2015 by MOTHER BROWNFirst Timer: 5 reviews

Even though menupages had not passed on my booking to McGovern's they accommodated us, lucky for us they had a table for us until 8pm & following a cancellation we were able to stay on as long as we liked. The food was beautiful, the staff were very attentive and friendly and the prices great value. It is our group's favourite restaurant.

Posted 1st May 2015 by JACQUIE17First Timer: 95 reviews

Had lunch, lovely crispy duck salad. It was very quiet and lots of room today. Good value for money and the salad was very tasty.

Posted 25th Apr 2015 by JACQUIE17First Timer: 95 reviews

A friend & I came for a meal without a booking - there was no problem and we did not feel in any way rushed. We had the Italian burger and the BBQ burger which we both really enjoyed. It is one of the most popular places to eat in Malahide and I thoroughly recommend it.
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