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56 Glasthule Road, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 280 9245
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab claws” (28 reviews)
“seafood” (45 reviews)
“black sole” (11 reviews)
12:00 - 22:30 Hours
Irish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
56 Glasthule Road, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was not only the best meal we had on our two week trip but one of the best meals we have ever had. The restaurant is small and quaint. The service was amazing. But the most important thing was that the meal was absolutely...More

2  Thank TravelgirlRR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Knowing this interesting place to eat for some years we dined there recently in the usual expected ambience of the place with hard floors and a high noise level. Crab claws were not available due to the harsh winter months at sea- understandable! Fish is...More

Thank WoIman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have taken so many people to Cavistons over the years. Located near Dun Laoghaire this small fish and seafood restaurant only serves lunch during the week and dinner on selected nights at weekends. Make sure you book your place ah ad of time as,...More

2  Thank Rodrigo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really liked everything about this restaurant especially the crab claws (I had 2 orders by myself!). The wine list is very good.

2  Thank martini7142003
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch in here. Small, cozy with bags of character and some lovely waitresses. Food was beautiful. Thank you and we will be back!

3  Thank Darren G
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Our friends live in the local area and recommended a stop off on our way to Wicklow. A great deli style cafe with only a few seat but well worth waiting for. We shared some lovely pate with batches bread (fluffy bread) and and I...More

4  Thank jeffteehan
Reviewed 27 February 2018

I booked Cavistons on a recommendation for a group lunch whilst we were over in the Dublin area for the rugby. I rang the day before and managed to get a Friday lunch table for 8 people for their 12 noon sitting. They offer three...More

7  Thank Cymru63
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We visited Cavistons with a small family group. The food was superb - everyone in the group was delighted with their meal. The staff were friendly and the food was served quickly. The 'food emporium' next door is also Cavistons and is an 'Aladdin's Cave'...More

10  Thank Pete K
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We visited cavistons for my fathers 88th birthday with cousins who had driven up from Galway. What a treat! I am allergic to cows milk and gluten and the unruffled staff didn't blink they changed the sauce on the salmon and it was superb. My...More

9  Thank Clare A
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Staying in Dublin , I headed off on the DART, followed by a wet and windy walk down the Dun Laoghaire road to follow TA and friends' rave recommendations. Superb...crab claws were great, but the turbot was oout of this world...real skill is needed to...More

7  Thank dougaldawn
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Trevor S
14 November 2017|
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Response from Rónán M | Reviewed this property |
DART and the Aircoach also drops you nearby if you’re coming from the airport. It’s Caviston’s, by the way, in case you need to ask directions and people misunderstand you. :-)
7 June 2017|
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Response from patrickm608 | Reviewed this property |
The approach is pretty much that of Henry Ford - you can have anything you want, so long as its fish (or shell fish)
27 October 2016|
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Response from DingoDublin1788 | Reviewed this property |
DART to sandycove and short walk from there. Otherwise taxi would be easier so you can enjoy a glass of wine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$144
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Glasthule Road, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dun Laoghaire
  • Phone Number: +353 1 280 9245
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