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Bistro 53

No. 53 | Main street, Maynooth, Ireland
+353 1 628 9001
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
No. 53 | Main street, Maynooth, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 11 of us had lunch on Mothers day to celebrate a birthday too. We booked for 12.30 and some of our party were dead late. The staff stayed calm. The menu is quite fishy but had something for everyone. The kids had...More

Thank dlyster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Maynooth for the weekend and checked out a few local restaurants online. Bistro 53 has some good reviews these along with a local recommendation helped me with the decision to book. I have to say we were absolutely delighted with our choice. A...More

Thank AliMcDaniel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fist visit. Good experience. Booked by email, got confirmed by email. Then a bit of overkill with two telephone confirmations after, not sure what that was about. The food was excellent. The waiters were excellent, particularly one guy from South America, Venezuela I think. They...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

€12 a head for lunch and it was sensational. Food, Wine, Service - top class. I went for the muscles and liver while she had calamari and beef cheeks. The house wine was perfect. This is unbelievable value. Go go Go

Thank Purplehaze777
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Absolutely great value for lunch, with 2 courses at €11.95. Great choice too, great buzz & super service. Can’t wait to go back.

1  Thank Merlin R
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant. I’d passed by it many times before, and was never particularly drawn to try it out. I finally visited it with friends, and was so pleasantly surprised. First and foremost: The food was superb, really and truly wonderful quality. The...More

1  Thank 881annao
Reviewed 10 February 2018

I suspect we went with great expectations which made it disappointing.On arrival we were given a table which was drowned with loud music and when asking to turn it down they did. However the opposite sides of the table could still not converse so more...More

1  Thank rob00
Reviewed 4 February 2018

My brother and myself took our elderly parents here for our Dad's 93rd birthday on January 21st. This was our 3rd visit and as expected we had a scrumptious seafood meal. Deliciously freshly cooked fare with outstanding flavour. Excellent friendly service and plenty of patience...More

2  Thank doyleyc
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I have 2 coeliac children and a nut egg dairy allergy child. All catered for successfully no fuss no drama. Great food

1  Thank Caitriona E
Reviewed 3 February 2018

I will start with dessert....sometimes you just have to. I typically don't eat dessert. Travel to France ruined me for dessert elsewhere. But by the time I got to the dessert course, I completely trusted the restaurant owner, Adrien. He said there was something he...More

2  Thank Lynn H
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Questions & Answers
Yvonne B
18 February 2018|
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Response from Guido1505 | Reviewed this property |
A risotto takes about 20 to 30 minutes to cook.
24 January 2018|
Response from contactcarmel | Reviewed this property |
They certainly do. It's very popular so be sure to book well in advance.
Roza R
19 September 2017|
Response from MAL1976 | Property representative |
Hi. Please call 016289001 to book your table. We catwe for vegan aswell. There are not to many options for vegan but we can do it. Regards. Adrian
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 53 | Main street, Maynooth, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kildare  >  Maynooth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 628 9001
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