About us


“Best Gastro Pub”

Irish Hospitality Awards 2019

“Best Seafood Experience”
Irish Hospitality Awards 2018

“Best Irish Gastro Pub”
 Good Eating Guide 2017 

fresh ingredients

Dublin is a wonderful seaside town and each morning we welcome deliveries of the freshest fish available, not only from local Dublin harbours but from harbours all around our island.

We’re passionate about sourcing ingredients from only the best, in order to provide an extraordinary dining experience every single time.

friendly staff

“Warm, and welcoming staff”

Google reviews 2022

“Super friendly and great food too”

Tripadvisor 2022

“Lovely staff & fantastic service”

Richard Branson

Matt the Thresher

Matt Donovan, known as Matt The Thresher is a famous character in the classic novel ‘Knocknagow, or the Homes of Tipperary’ by Irish writer Charles Kickham (1828-1882). A mild-mannered farmer, Matt reluctantly finds himself in a sledge hammer throwing contest with English Officer, Captain French. Matt throws the hammer so far he breaks all records causing a frenzy amongst the crowd. Having won the battle in Birdhill he says:
"It's for the sake of the little village and for the honour of the old home."
Seafood Restaurant Dublin

The original Matt the Thresher is in Birdhill Co. Tipperary. Matt the Thresher Dublin & Birdhill are owned by Charlotte & Jimmy Lyons. 

Food Hygiene & safety
of the highest standard


Matt the Thresher Dublin has always maintained the highest standards of food hygiene and safety. Along with regular inspections by the HSE, we also employ an independant food safety company to ensure we operate and achieve those standards consistently. 

Meet the Team

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Open Daily

Come and Discover Our Restaurant

Mon – Fri: 10.00-21.45
Saturday : 12.00-21.45
Sunday: 12:30-20:45

Located in the heart of Georgian Dublin,
just off Baggot Street near St. Stephen’s Green.
31-32, Lower Pembroke Street. Dublin 2.

Contact Us

Super friendly and great food too Us four friends met for a meal last week. We booked online and managed to secure a booking. It was very busy when we arrived at 7:15 but we were shown swiftly to our table which was up on the raised level. After being given menus and brought water, we chose starters of soup, pate, squid and all were so tasty. We were offered bread too. For mains, we had chicken, fish and chips and noodles with prawns. Only one person had room for dessert which looked and tasted great. We had a couple of drinks and one designated driver who stuck with the water and the total bill was €173 which was fair considering the excellent service and food served. Even though the restaurant was very busy with various sized groups, they were very well staffed. Many thanks for the great hospitality ????
Best Seafood Meal in Dublin This is a beautiful restaurant serving excellent seafood and fish dishes. Friendly attentive service. Oysters and open face crab sandwich were great as was the fish special.
John F
John F
Go here, you wont regret it. We had a lovely evening here, we were a party of 6 and we all had range of dishes and drinks including wine, and i cannot fault anything as food was very good, and staff were stars and always smiling.....keep up the good work.
David E
David E
Great restaurant ambience is very good. The food is fantastic and the service excellent.would recommend to everyone. The place has a great ambience the waiters excellent and the food was amazing.We had scallops for starter they were beautiful. Main course the fish pie was the best I have ever eaten. Partner had scampi with a tempura batter fantastic
Nice way to discover Dublin via food A friend of mine from Dublin recommend me this restaurant if I look for a real Irish experience, with good food, and restaurant ( not pub) experience.We booked the restaurant online, we arrived and our table was ready. Friendly staff, good recommandations, we tried fish and chips - I know, so classic.The food was just great, well prepared , and the price was perfectly aligned with the expectation.The place is nice. Cozy , you feel like eating at home. Was a great experience, and I will go back for sure.
Great Bar and Restaurant I have a list of several bars and restaurants that I must go to when I am in Dublin and Matt the Thresher is top of my list. Again I met up with three Irish friends and enjoyed an excellent meal and wine. It remains top of my list.
philip b
philip b
Delicious food What a lovely experience. The food was to die for and service were excellent. We will definitely be returning when we are on Dublin.