Cavistons

Price guide: Expensive

58-59 Glasthule Road, Sandycove, County Dublin

Price guide: Expensive

Fishmonger Peter Caviston

By Yvonne Kerr , your Dublin expert

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#19 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Dublin
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
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4.8
Ambience:
4.6
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Service:
4.3
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Location:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Relaxation, Sightseeing, Special occasions

Expert review of Cavistons

Legendary Cavistons seafood restaurant is well worth a trip out of the city, fishy fishy.

Attention seafood lovers, do yourselves a favour, take an afternoon with your special other and head south along the coast to Sandycove, to legendary seafood haven Cavistons. The owner Peter Caviston is a fishmonger and the food is fuss-free, fresh fish. You can walk off your indulgence along Marine Parade afterwards, and head up to watch crazy swimmers jumping off the Forty Foot pier. It's well worth the 15-minute taxi ride from the city centre. 

Food and drink: 

It's fish, fish and more fish, freshly caught, simply cooked and elegantly presented. 

Recommended dishes: 

Try the crab cakes to start, and you can taste the crab which makes a nice change! I can't look much further than the scallops for my main, but you really can't go wrong here. 

Ambience: 

It's homely and genuine. Time moves more slowly in Sandycove, so leave the city centre behind.

Service: 

The staff are local and the hospitality is warm.

Location: 

It's 15 minutes from the city centre, but the setting is beautiful, just a step from the coastal road between Dun Laoghaire and Dalkey so your post-dinner exercise will be a scenic one.

Price advice: 

There is a 12.5% service charge for parties of five or more.

Tables to book: 

It's a small restaurant that's often booked out so take whatever you can get! 

More information on Cavistons:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Deli, Restaurant
Food:
Irish, Seafood, Traditional
Address:
58-59 Glasthule Road, Sandycove, County Dublin
Telephone:
01 280 9120
Website:
http://www.cavistons.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Thu noon-5pm, Fri-Sat noon-5pm, 8.15pm-closing. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Fresh seafood, Coastal location

Have you been to Cavistons? Would you recommended it?