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King Fisher – Traditional Dubliners’ spot

King Fisher is a quite hidden place on the corner of Parnell Street and Parnell Square and is easy to miss while walking to the Tesco supermarket right next to it. I live very close to the restaurant and usually go there for a weekend lunch. Part of the building is also a B&B accommodation, but in this post I would like to talk about the atmosphere of the dining locale.

It is a truly traditional, family owned place that has been run for a number of years. After a while I realised that customers are mainly Dubliners and I associate the atmosphere there with times when Dublin was quite a non-touristic place. Small tables and chairs and casual catering – I would call this a cozy snack place rather than a restaurant. Little aquariums on the walls with fish reminded me that it might be a seafood place – and therefore, I should order fish!

Since the discovery of this place I normally get probably one of the oldest meals in Dublin – grilled ray. Served with vegetables and mashed potatoes (you can also choose chips) it was a unique delicious experience. Surprisingly enough – ray is not easily found in all seafood restaurants in Dublin. And be quick – this fish is selling fast. 

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Details about this spot



166 Parnel St., Dublin

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Sat 08:00 - 21:00, Sun 09:00 - 21:00


Fresh Ray: € 13.95


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)