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The Blackboard Bistro

#29 of 1,867 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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South City Centre
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4 Clare Street | The Basement, Dublin D2, Ireland
353-1-6766839
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Blackboard Bistro understands the simple art of Risotto and a starter...
The Blackboard Bistro understands the simple art of Risotto and a starter of leek and bacon risotto with fresh oregano, lemon zest & creme fraiche proves this point beautifully with all the flavours balanced, expressive and just right. Everything else that comes from the kitchen is just as precise! Mc Kenna Guides - 100 best Irish Restaurants 2013
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delightful

Ive visited many restaurants in Dublin and I have to say this is up there with the best, definitely in my top 3. The food was delicious, cooked to perfection, beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. I even demolished the side salad which is not like me! You can tell that it comes from a chef... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Stephen0711
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Ive visited many restaurants in Dublin and I have to say this is up there with the best, definitely in my top 3. The food was delicious, cooked to perfection, beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. I even demolished the side salad which is not like me! You can tell that it comes from a chef who is very passionate about... More 

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The food was delicious. The service was excellent. We were there for my parents 50th wedding anniversary with a group of 13 including 5 kids. We had the room almost to ourselves by the entrance which was great for the kids. Would return in a heartbeat!

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Waterford, Ireland
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Walk by this place for years, stopped to look at the menu and was sold Very friendly, nice room and great well portioned food Great for a relaxed evening with friends

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beverley
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Set price two or three course menu, everything was lovely! Fine dining at affordable prices, they really do care about food here. Left feeling full and happy.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I love the Blackboard Bistro. It's so consistent. I am never let down. Food is always delicious and service friendly. Its comfortable without any fuss. Buts it food that brings you back.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

been in this restaurant few times, it's good and different food, the atmosphere is not too bad at all, service is very good indeed, we enjoyed our time last week, we will be back.

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Dublin, Ireland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Four of us ate there on Friday night and took advantage of the early bird menu all of us were very satisfied with our various choices. Lovely small almost intimate restaurant, very professional staff, good wine choices. Very happy, will be booking again.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Decided to try this Bistro and so pleased we did. The food was excellent, the wine to. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening spent there. Would recommend a visit.

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manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had a lovely meal here pre theatre. We were rushing in as we got held up in traffic and our son had to be in and out quickly as he was performing at the local theatre. Without asking them, the staff made sure his starter and main course came out before ours so that he could eat with us... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was near our hotel (who recommended it) It is small, intimate and the food was superb. Not terribly expensive, but for 2 w/2 drinks each it was $100. This is fine food

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Address: 4 Clare Street | The Basement, Dublin D2, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-6766839
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
Average Prices: USD 27 - 55
Cuisine: French, Irish

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Clare Street | The Basement, Dublin D2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: 353-1-6766839

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 55
  • Cuisine: French, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

The Blackboard Bistro understands the simple art of Risotto and a starter of leek and bacon risotto with fresh oregano, lemon zest & creme fraiche proves this point beautifully with all the flavours balanced, expressive and just right. Everything else that comes from the kitchen is just as precise! Mc Kenna Guides - 100 best Irish Restaurants 2013

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