Donabate Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Donabate

March 23, 2018 Hana Mouser

Donabate (Irish: Domhnach Bat) is a small coastal town in Fingal, Ireland, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) north-northeast of Dublin. The town is on a peninsula on Ireland's east coast, between the Rogerstown Estuary to the north and Broadmeadow Estuary to the south. Donabate is a civil parish in the ancient barony of Nethercross. Donabate is also a parish in the Fingal North deanery of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin.
Things to do in Donabate

1. The Old School House Bar and Restaurant

Church Road, Swords, Ireland Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$63 - HK$337 +353 1 840 2846
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 848 reviews

The Old School House Bar and Restaurant

Reviewed By jnfeehan - Dublin, Ireland

Friendly service, reasonably priced food and a nice atmosphere. Thanks. Vegetarian option available, but not on the menu.

2. Kajjal

7 The Green, Strand Street, | Malahide Village, Malahide, Ireland Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Asian, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +353 1 806 1960
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 467 reviews

Kajjal

Kajjal was opened by Sean Collender and Shoaib Yunus in October 2007 and has been warmly welcomed by the people of Malahide. Kajjal's aim is to provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy a consistently good standard of food and service. Kajjal is open 7 days a week from 12 till 11pm and offers great value lunch, every Sunday live music is on from 2pm to 4pm. Sister restaurants Kinara in Clontarf and KInara Kitchen in Ranelagh. Try our newly opened Italian Restaurant Michaels Italian in Mount Merrion.

Reviewed By Chocolate300

My hubby & I had the pleasure of having dinner in this wonderful restaurant.The staff are fantastic.food was delicious ,fresh & fragrant .I would highly recommend this Restaurant to family & friends! A real treat ! We will definitely be returning very soon .

3. Siam Thai

no. 1 The Green, Malahide, Ireland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +353 1 845 4698
Excellent
56%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 632 reviews

Siam Thai

Reviewed By Nastasia_Pasha - Dublin

I've been in this restaurant several times already, was not my first experience, ordered for my starter -Mixed Thai Dim Sum they were delicious, steamed and well cooked as expected; main course - Asian Greens with Grilled Prawns, prawns were stir-fried rather than grilled, was trying to avoid stir fried dishes that evening and purposely chose grilled, dessert- apple cheesecake with cinnamon, absolutely lovely presentation, however the texture was heavy and more creamy than cheesy like in the actual cheesecake, overrated place.

4. indie spice grill

Burgundy House Forster Way, Swords, Ireland Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +353 1 807 7999
Excellent
65%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 283 reviews

indie spice grill

Reviewed By Chipol - Lagos, Portugal

We looked all over Swords for an Asian lunch, with little success. Then we saw that India Spice was open for lunch. This restaurant offers a dark, classy-looking decor, and a three-course lunch menu for €9.95. I had a starter of tandoori lamb followed by a Madras chicken. My wife had veggie samosa followed by Balti chicken. Serving sizes were ample. There was no scrimping given the lunch deal. Food quality was top-notch. I would go out of my way to return here for a meal.

5. Courtyard Restaurant

Carnegie Court Hotel North Street | Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords, Ireland Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$157 - HK$275 +353 1 840 4384
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 394 reviews

Courtyard Restaurant

Reviewed By Muireann D

Food excellent - catered for all tastes , couldn't fault the table service or the staff. Enjoyed the restaurant setting & decor, gave 'the gang's a comfortable, central location to meet up. Location great, car parking available & a bus service outside the door. Seems to cater well for families .. will certainly be returning, even if its just for tea in the foyer area

6. Jaipur Restaurant

5 James's Terrace, Malahide, Ireland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Dinner, Lunch, Late Night HK$173 - HK$251 +353 1 845 5455
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 184 reviews

Jaipur Restaurant

Jaipur's chic northside restaurant offers rich tastes, smooth and unobtrusive service that delivers all the luxury of the evening you could expect. A real treat if you are in search of a really good Indian. There are all the usual favourites on offer like chicken Tikka Masala and Rogan Josh, but there's also an eclectic selection of more unusual offerings which are definitely worth a try, like Chettinad Murgh, a chicken dish with a rich and spicy sauce, flavoured with black pepper, cloves, cinnamon and tamarind.

Reviewed By Pearlwort - Cork

Had a lovely meal with family here, food is tasty, friendly service, restaurant was very draughty and cool. I was happy with my dishes, I had Lamb Seek Kebab for starters and Garlic Prawn Jalfrezi, didn't taste very garlicky though, I love garlic.. Everyone at the table were happy with their food too, chicken korma, chicken tikka masala and lamb with spinach. Cannot comment on the price as it was a treat.

7. The Greedy Goose

15 Townyard Lane, Malahide, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Irish, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$8 +353 1 845 1299
Excellent
61%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 523 reviews

The Greedy Goose

Reviewed By Michelle W

This place was just WOW from beginning to end. Every dish is so unique and exploding with flavour.. it is a very fun experience and perfect for sharing! Crab claws were my favourite, especially the crab cappuccino.. it was unlike anything I had tried before. This place is 10/10. I highly recommend!

8. Duffy's Pub

Main Street | Co. Dublin, Malahide K36 VY57, Ireland Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Late Night +353 1 845 0735
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 286 reviews

Duffy's Pub

Duffy's Pub, serving good quality food at affordable prices. Live bands perform every week end.

Reviewed By Saravanwyk - Athy, Ireland

Had a lovely time, the food was excellent, the service was very good, sat in a lovely snug area not rushed out after meal. Would definitely recommend ?We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal. We would like to thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon.

9. Cape Greko

New Street Mall 26 New Street | Unit 1, First Fl, Malahide, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$243 +353 1 845 6288
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 230 reviews

Cape Greko

Modern 1st floor Greek & Cypriot restaurant located in the bustling village of Malahide with views of the marina. Delicious Greek Cypriot cuisine prepared by our chef Demetris served by friendly efficient staff.

Reviewed By Norbert2013 - Leicester, United Kingdom

Had dinner this evening, as my wife has been saying for some time that its ages since she'd had Greek food. Glad we made the effort to drive over to Malahide ona cold evening. Starters were grilled feta (Saganaki) and baked chicken liver (Sikotakia), both excellent. My wife had Moussaka whilst I had baked lamb (Tava). - also very nice. Good service in spite of issues with communications with the credit card. Kept trying and it eventually worked

10. Nautilus

9 Marine court | The green,, Malahide, Ireland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Irish, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +353 1 845 1233
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 386 reviews

Nautilus

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

We were looking for a dinner venue in Malahide for 2nd Jan. and this was an afterthought. Our first choice was closed and we were bored with the usual suspects. Boy were we blown away by Nautilus!
The dècor, ambience, service, food and creativity were exceptional. There is something for everyone. Don’t let the name lead you to think it’s all fish.
It’s all beautifully presented, utterly delicious and one of the best meals I’ve ever had. This from a 52 year old, well-travelled woman who lives in Dubai (home to some truly amazing restaurants.)
We will definitely be back!

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