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Sand Bar

193/194 193 Clontarf Road | Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 853 2204
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible24%
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“pasta” (9 reviews)
“panna cotta” (2 reviews)
“italian food” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European
$$ - $$$
193/194 193 Clontarf Road | Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sandbar has been in Clontarf for ages, which speaks highly of its long-running popularity. Small and completely unpretentious, it serves simple, largely Italian food with a smile, and rarely goes wrong (apart from being occasionally a bit draughty if it's windy outside, ie. on...More

Thank paxFrance
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Average food, just never enjoyed it. The type of place where its very evident the owner puts making money first and making food second. Food pretty tasteless, pricey enough. Not a particularly friendly place

Thank Kim123z
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We were seated at 645 . Ordered a starter snd main . Starter came within 10mins . Main which was 2 pizzas hadn’t arrived after 40 mins so we paid for starter and left.We will were told the Take always get preference over the sit...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Good restaurant prices average for dublin but good menu and staff experience was good. Handy for clontarf castle.

Thank I7385BTlindaw
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Regular readers to this column will know we patronise Sand reasonably often due its usually reliable food. Laterally and with a new chef they seem to have turned a corner and upped the consistency. The four of us had: 10 Oz ribeye (me), pasta marinara...More

Thank M C
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We live in Clontarf and have enjoyed plenty of meals here over the years. Over the past year or so the standard of their food has dropped. We ordered a take away last night - some pizzas and pasta and two portions of chips. After...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had eggs Benedict and a custom Pizza to take away. The brunch was unforgettable: welcoming service, good trained staff, everything with the smile and in professional manners; the food is gorgeous, so fresh and hot. Will be definitely back.

Thank Natalie K
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Was worth the walk from Clontarf Castle Hotel. We had pizza, 10" personnel. Was nice. Wish we could have sat outside, but it was too windy. Staff was friendly.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Three of us visited the restaurant on Sunday evening on 13th August. The restaurant looked pleasant and the food appetising. The menu prices were competitive. However, we did not get to taste the food due to the apalling manners of the owner. His attitude and...More

Thank swimking2015
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Small place with Italian cuisine. As I say it is not special but you will enjoy it if you are looking for a quick meal.

Thank MCannock
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$33
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193/194 193 Clontarf Road | Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 853 2204
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Sandbar is an Italian Trattoria which serves pizza, pasta, Fresh Fish and prime Irish Beef,we fuse local produce with the best of Italian produce to serve quality dishes.The Restaurant has a capacity of 66 covers at a sitting we also have live piano music every weekend , our clients are mainly local people who have supported us for the last 9 years . Recently we have had a renovation to our dinning area and it now has a more warmer feel to it, overlooking Dublin Bay. We offer outside seating area when the Irish weather permits or when our guests are just brave,We will launch our wood fired pissa oven shortly to make our Pissa taste even better .
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