Bon Appetit - Restaurant

4.5
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103 Reviews
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€31 to €50
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Modern European
Bon Appetit Malahide is a friendly, bustling neighbourhood restaurant that focuses on creative cooking, fantastic service and great value. It continuously changes its menus and focus on using local produce; incorporating new and exciting ingredients from around the world.



Now in its eleventh year, Bon Appetit takes great pride as a community restaurant that is constantly striving to better itself; setting the standards for suburban restaurants nationwide. Offering Afternoon Tea, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner with two Private Rooms for any occasions including weddings, christenings, birthday celebrations, communions and confirmations.
What 103 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always !

M
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very good food at appropriate prices. Service not at the same level. Got a table next to the entrance to the kitchen, hence a lot of noise, light and different smells.

JD
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambiance of the restaurant was really niceThe staff were very attentive and friendly and service was excellent. The menu was comprehensive and the food was well presented and was extremely good. All of our party were very satisfied. I found the monkfish to really great. The desserts were excellent and the wines were quite affordable.
I am looking forward to my next visit to try some of the other dishes on the menu

FM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and good staff never disappoints

Bon Appetit - Restaurant
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thanks a mill for these super ratings Frank! Glad you enjoyed all the wonderful things Bon Appetit has to offer. Your comments will be shared with the whole team who will be chuffed. See you next time!

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MP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best food I have ever tested, could not recommend it enough, Class

Bon Appetit - Restaurant
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thanks so much Mark! See you next time. The Reservations Team

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value on a Sunday. Monkfish to die for with tasty sides. My dining partner loved his steak. Will definitely return.

Bon Appetit - Restaurant
Responded on May 1, 2019

Hi There, Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback. I will be sure to pass this onto the whole team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Thanks again. The Reservations Team

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OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

Bon Appetit - Restaurant
Responded on June 19, 2019

Hi There, Thanks so much for your wonderful ratings and review of Bon Appetit. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. The Reservations Team

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N
London
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service with Marco amazing with our 3 year old. Food was lovely but Pork belly cooked in fennel marinade which wasn’t called out in the menu which put someone off that meal. Others all delicious.

Bon Appetit - Restaurant
Responded on June 19, 2019

Hi There, Thanks so much for your wonderful ratings and review of Bon Appetit. I will be sure to pass your comments onto the chef about the fennel marinade and hope it didn't cause too much disappointment on the night. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. The Reservations Team

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JA
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant and service are excellent and I would recommend it to anyone.

Bon Appetit - Restaurant
Responded on June 19, 2019

Hi There, Thanks so much for your wonderful ratings and review of Bon Appetit. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. The Reservations Team

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GW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely welcome by friendly staff. Cosy, dimly lit, nicely decorated restaurant downstairs. Very nice, attentive staff, and not long waiting for very tasty food👌🏻 Will definitely be back to sample the other menu items

Bon Appetit - Restaurant
Responded on June 19, 2019

Hi There, Thanks so much for your wonderful ratings and review of Bon Appetit. I was delighted to read you guys had a warm and welcoming reception from our staff. I will be sure to share this feedback with the whole team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. The Reservations Team

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o
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great experience except that they couldn’t locate my booking from Open Table. Otherwise very nice and would recommend.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My booking couldn’t be found when we arrived. Apart from that, we had another lovely visit with delicious food, wine and cocktails.

BL
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always enjoyed my dining at Bon Appetit. The manager and host is the best.

ZA
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went to dinner on Thursday and found out cocktails were half price and they were wonderful. There was a surprise tasting menu but decided to order off the menu. The courses took a while to arrive but everything was prepared well and flavorful.

BL
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always bring my guests or visitors from the USA to bon Appetit. Good ambience and good good.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food and friendly service in an intimate environment

AD
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very accommodating staff. Excellent food, especially Sunday steak dinners. Malahide parking very difficult in the evenings.

VS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for my fiancé’s birthday. Food was great but starters are a bit “simple”. A bit pricey but would recommend.

SR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and service, a little quiet for a Saturday night but probably due to a large concert on nearby.

RH
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Very friendly staff. Nice food. Great location. Period house vibe is nice.

We'll have to give the tapas bar a go next time.

PF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good variety in options. Presentation of food was very good. Staff very attentive without being intrusive.

TG
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The evening dinner with friends was good bar one aspect, the "slow-cooked rack of lamb" was disappointing; not slow cooked, quite tough pink lamb chops. Everything else was v good.

CL
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pure Class, We live in County Meath so its a bit of a trek for us. Deffo worth it. Thrilled they have Opened a Beef & Lobster Restaurant behind The Bon.

Y
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family gathering for 5 siblings, 3 of whom don’t live in Ireland. Excellent meal & wonderful staff & ambience.

D
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A little disappointed. We made this reservation for my fathers birthday based on the menu on their website. When we arrived the menu was completely different. I'm fully aware that restaurants of this standard change their menus often but they need to keep their website up to date.

M
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice menu with lovely food.
Food was tasty and well presented with good size portions.
Very good pace to the meal and never felt rushed.
Wine was a bit too expensive for what you got.
The table service was excellent.

MC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I have to say this was the nicest meal , I have had out in a very long time . The service was brilliant the food was amazing , especially the dessert sharing plate and there was a good variety on cocktail menu .

Again nicest meal I have had from starter to finish everything was delicious .

Staff are genuinely helpful and friendly and there is a really good vibe .

I have been a few times before but going to make it my business to go more often !

And will highly recommend also

b
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I booked a table for 17 people,(big work crowd over from Germany and US) however, it was v tight and the heat in the restaurant was unbearable, my manager asked for his steak to be cooked a certain way medium to well done but they declined which is not a good impression and I think if you are paying for a steak you should be able to get it cooked the way you want. staff are very nice and I do like the restaurant but my manger was put off by the heat, over crowed table and not been able to get the food cooked the way he liked it., he will not go to the restaurant again.

HS
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had lunch here on Sunday and really lovely as always. Really love this restaurant and also Cleaver East .

JM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the tasting menu, which may seem expensive at €50 per person, but is actually amazing value. The food is both imaginative and delicious, and is prepared with really fresh ingredients. Thoroughly enjoyable!

RT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful tasty dinner celebrating end of busy week! Good choice of menu and just enough food to feel full! Staff pleasant and attentive definitely will be back soon with my sons! Very good earlybird menu at 17euro two courses!

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A couple of minor issues when it came to the order but it was sorted out without any fuss by the staff and the kitchen.

DB
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Tried to send this review privately through the bon appetite mail but unfortunately got no response. I said price is never an issue as long as you enjoy your meal. I have been going to this establisment for years right back to when the mcguirkes had the place and never had a bad meal until now. Lovely starter so i had high hopes but then came the steak, ordered m/r arrived well done as did my wifes. Desert was a let down as well, stogy profiteroles and salted caramel muffin again too thick and flavorless and heavy, clearly not fresh either. Had one bottle of beer and we paid €125 for two people, Again I only mention the price as the food wasn't great. We returned home to our in laws ( we were visiting ) and they said they had been a couple of months previously and had a similar issue with the food not being great.

MJ
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 8 including 2 children and everyone was happy with both service and amazing food.

c
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the surprise menu here, it was outstanding, every course was unreal. We were lucky enough to go on a day that the head chef happened to be there.. the value for money on this menu is incredible . The waiters explained every single course in detail. And the chef was eager to find out how found each course .. it was Michelin star food, but not Michelin star prices .. cannot recommend this place highly enough . Food , Atmosphere and staff are all on top from in here.. everyone needs to visit this place and order the surprise menu.

JS
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent - presented very well by very friendly and helpful staff.

TO
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

My wife and I both had a very pleasant dining experience. All courses were excellent quality.

CM
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch, in a relaxed atmosphere. Pub food is fine now and then, but if you want to raise the bar then no better place to go than Bon Appetit . Our two starters and mains were excellent.

E
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great reception very friendly service food great value for excellent quality. Hope to be back soon with friends to impress

IF
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall2food5service2ambience5

We arrived half an hour early for our 8pm reservation and didn't not get shown to our table until 8.40, the first thing the waiter told us when he handed us the menu's was that they were out of steaks! We opted for the tasting menu which was delicious but I have to be honest how can a restaurant be out of steak before 9pm on a Sunday of a bank holiday weekend!!!!!