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Raheny Shopping Centre Howth Road | Raheny, Dublin Dublin 5, Ireland
+353 1 805 8060
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Had lunch with a friend just after Christmas , wow all i can say, these people have hard neck, the prices for the quality and quantity supplied was terrible, i tried to box clever, went for a toasted ham and cheese sandwich and chips , what can i say worst effort ever, it looked like something made out of Lidl,... More 

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Thank cwbyrne115
Kate C, Public Relations Manager at River Cafe, responded to this review

Hello There, Thank you for your recent review of the River Cafe. We're sorry your Toastie wasn't to your satisfaction on this occasion. We strive to serve​ only the highest quality food. Please feel free to contact us on helen@rivercafe.ie to discuss this matter further. Thanks & Kind Regards, Kate More 

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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

River cafe in the heart of a very busy Raheny village just of the very busy howth rd This vibrant cafe has incredible menu for all different food Preferences As the years have passed things changes but this has kept its character after all these years The staff are unbelievably friendly and go out of you're way to make you... More 

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Thank Redsmurrf
Kate C, Public Relations Manager at River Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Redsmurrf, Thank you for your review of the River Cafe. We're glad you like the poached eggs & the staff! Looking forward to welcoming your again in the future. Thanks & Kind Regards, Kate More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Best coffee in the area and coronation chicken to die for. Amazing breakfast roll and wraps. Dinners are great sometimes I take some back home

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Thank Dominik H
Kate C, Public Relations Manager at River Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Dominik, Thank you for taking the time to review The River Cafe. We're glad you like the coffee and we agree the coronaiton chicken is lovely! Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you in again, Kind Regards, Kate More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Food...... very nice Price...... no complaints Toilets.... disgraceful (Wee, poo embedded in toilet seats, new seats & a steam clean please) Staff......brilliant n friendly Car park..... always a space Complaints You do microwave food Not acceptable & customers can see microwaves at counter... I would have thought they be tucked away at back..... & i hate hearing staff having very... More 

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Thank Dermot R
Kate C, Public Relations Manager at River Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Dermot, Thank you for taking the time to review The River Cafe. I'm delighted you enjoy our food, service and prices. Our toilets are cleaned and checked several times each day and apologies if they were not up to the standard we strive for. We will closely monitor the position going forward. We will also ask our staff to... More 

Rome, Italy
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I state that I'm a foreigner and I recently moved to this area. Just today I wanted to try this place. The place seemed to be cute. When I walked in staff members ignored me (it was roughly 11,30, so not too busy) so I went to the till and order a Cappuccino. The woman who served me was so... More 

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Thank russellmax
Kate C, Public Relations Manager at River Cafe, responded to this review

Hello There, Thank you for your recent review of The Rive Cafe. I am sorry your experience in the River Café Raheny did not live up to your expectations. Clearly on this occasion we let the ball drop. We have discussed your concerns with our entire staff. I can only apologize and ask that you give us another try. Warm... More 

Dublin
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106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This place seems to be very hit and miss. Sometimes the food is good and other times not so good. Sometimes the staff are pleasant and sometimes not so pleasant. Always a busy spot though. So it has a loyal clientele. Maybe I was just unlucky. The coffee was not great.

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Thank DublinEyespy
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

The breakfast sound good so I ordered 2 when I asked for two lattes I was told we don't do them at this time (12.20) when I asked why I was answered with we just dont. As we sat waiting my wife noticed that in fact the did as other people had just got some so I approached the girl... More 

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1 Thank jahb78
Kate C, Public Relations Manager at River Cafe, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you for your recent review of River Cafe, Raheny. I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. We aim to offer a friendly efficient service and to cater to all our customers needs/wants - apologies this was not up to par on this occasion. Please contact Helen or Karolina either by phone... More 

Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

I went in here with my friend last Sunday. We walked in at 16.10 and the waitress was standing at the door. She looked so disgusted at us walking in. So I asked were they still open to which she replied (not even looking at us) in an annoyed tone 'yes we close at 5' . Which meant there was... More 

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4 Thank mkl1992
Kate C, Public Relations Manager at River Cafe, responded to this review

Hello There, Many thanks for your comments from your recent visit to River Cafe. Apologies to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us. We aim to offer a friendly efficient service - apologies this was not up to par on this occasion. If you would like to discuss your experience with us directly, we would be be happy... More 

Ireland
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

I've been here a few times with my fiance for breakfast and it was great each time. I got something different each visit and from the Full Irish to the pancakes and pastries they have some really good food. The convenient location and ample parking space is also a bonus.

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1 Thank Sara G
Kate C, Public Relations Manager at River Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your recent review of the River Cafe. We're glad you enjoy everything we have on offer for Breakfast! Hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes, Kate More 

Ireland
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

I had lunch here about 12 months ago and decided not to post a review of the facilities as I reckoned that there must have been a problem with cleaning staff and everyone has an off day or an emergency. However, I returned for a coffee last week and found the ladies toilets down right dirty. It was not that... More 

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Thank emir08
Kate C, Public Relations Manager at River Cafe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your recent review of the River Cafe. I'm sorry that the bathrooms weren't up to your standards - I have alerted management and they have assured me that this will be looked into. We hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Kate More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Cuisine
Irish, Cafe, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raheny Shopping Centre Howth Road | Raheny, Dublin Dublin 5, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 805 8060

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?