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2B Vernon Avenue | Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 833 3338
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“cod” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (13 reviews)
“prawns” (9 reviews)
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Irish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2B Vernon Avenue | Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little gem on Vernon Avenue. We visited this restaurant today, it has very recently been taken over by a lovely lady. We had a buggy and a four year old with us, but Michelle couldn’t have been more welcoming. We shared a few starters,...More

Thank George G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is an absolute neighbourhood gem! The fish is as fresh as you can get and everyday there is a blackboard of gorgeous specials. The fish cakes and paella are delicious too. The fish is really the hero here. The staff are lovely too...More

Thank magenta_clovisse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the Clontarf Castle Hotel for the weekend, and Hemmingways is a short 15+ minute walk. A great place if you like fish. I had a starter of prawns Pil Pil which was excellent, my wife had the scallops which were also excellent. For...More

Thank Mike741776 .
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We enjoyed a great dinner here. First, the restaurant sits in a cool little area. It was a quick walk from Clontarf Castle (where we were staying). We were greeted by friendly staff who accommodated us without a reservation. Best of all, the food was...More

Thank Nicholas R
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Myself and my dad walked in from the street on a Thursday having been recommended to eat here by a close friend. We were not disappointed. The ambiance is lovely and the manager is friendly knowledgeable and passionate about food. We both stayed with fish...More

Thank vivbanks2002
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Consistently great food. Testament to the restaurant that the last few times we have overheard other customers telling where they came from to sample the fare

Thank Sullyschoice1
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I was with friends and we all really enjoyed our dining experience here. The staff were friendly and the food very good. I would be happy to eat here again.

Thank matishamatatti
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Obviously a local treasure, Hemmingways is inviting and the food is second to none. A wonderful experience and seafood chowder to die for! Thankyou for a great evening.

Thank Kathryn285
Hemmingways C, Owner at Hemmingways, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Many thanks Brian

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We've just had the most wonderful meal at Hemmingway's on Vernon Avenue in Clontarf. The food was fantastic, the ambience wonderful and Brian and Michelle made sure we were wanting for nothing. Proprietor Brian knows his fish and stands over the provenance of everything on...More

Thank ClontarfBrian
Hemmingways C, Owner at Hemmingways, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Many thanks Brian...

Reviewed 26 July 2017

We went early on a Friday evening with no prior reservation. We were told by the owner that they were fully booked, but he relented when he saw our disappointed faces. It was certainly a gastronomic experience to savour, in every sense of the word....More

Thank travelbugPJ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2B Vernon Avenue | Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 833 3338
Welcome to Hemmingway's. Located off the seafront, we are a restaurant with tradition and character at its heart. Seafood is the hallmark of Hemmingway's but we also offer delicious options for meat-lovers too. We always try to make the most of the freshest seasonal produce to cater for all tastes. Hemmingway's restaurant is located in the heart of Vernon Avenue, Clontarf. Just a short 10 minute drive from Dublin City Centre, accessible by bus, DART, or taxi. Opening Hours: Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday from 6:00pm. Closed on Monday and Tuesday's
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