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The Brake

) #6 of 9 Restaurants in Blackrock ££ - £££ Irish, European,
16 Main Street, Blackrock, Ireland
+353 42 932 1393
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“fillet steak” (4 reviews)
“pavlova” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, European, Bar
££ - £££
16 Main Street, Blackrock, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited The Brake last night. Food was lovely. Had egg mayonaise and chicken kiev. Good service. Nice and relaxed. Perfect for myself and two friends to catch up..

Thank Adelekeough
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here recently, arrived @ 9:35pm last orders state 9:45pm, have been numerous times previously & the menu hasn't changed in over 20 yrs so there were no surprises on it. All in our party had an idea of what we would order. The staff...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Ordered French onion soup and hot seafood platter. Soup was delicious but the seafood platter left a lot to be desired. Firstly it was cold, very few prawns and smoked salmon instead of fresh. Portion very poor. This restaurant could...More

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Myself and my friend decided to head out for a bite too eat and a catch up so we headed for the brake...being a mum off two the first thing that put me off was the no children sign!! But being on a night of...More

Thank Leanne C
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Well worth a visit. The setting on the sea front in Blackrock is beautiful and the decor is old world traditional, warm and welcoming. The menu hasn't changed a lot in 20 years but it is always good and reliable. We always take visitors there,...More

Thank penelope105
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Arrived early on a cold evening but stove was lit so nice and warm. Had the set menu of garlic mushrooms, chicken kiev, salmon for himself, followed by pavlova for me and ice-cream for himself. Plain, well cooked food. Just what the doctor ordered on...More

Thank mollieNorthEast
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Travelled from Monaghan to have Sunday tea. Old style pub and restaurant . Quiet and not much atmosphere. Staff were friendly and attentive . Food was tasty but didn't have anything special .

Thank mary d
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Ate here with a group of 14 while we were staying at nearby Bellingham Castle. Service was good, even for such a large group, and the food was plentiful! The Cornish pastie was yummy and was the size of half a pie! It came with...More

Thank Happy_Camper_2004
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Had wanted to go to the Brake for some time and really devastated that we didn't go to one of our regular tried and trusted restaurants. Too much garlic bread in the starter and the garlic mayo with the mushrooms was curdled. We both got...More

Thank BarneyandBob
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Fantastic food and a traditional restaurant (I think so). On the first view, it looked expensive, but they made menus (and a special price) from our orders. Finally we hade great starters and main courses to a fair price!

Thank XperteEU
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, European, Bar
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Main Street, Blackrock, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Blackrock
  • Phone Number: +353 42 932 1393
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