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Olesya's Wine Bar

18 Exchequer Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
01 672 4087
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Ranked #385 of 1,755 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Tapas, Eastern European
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This venue has simply one of the best wine lists I've come across, it's a must for wine lovers. What's more, the wine I sampled here was very good. I didn't get to eat on my last visit but I look forward to returning for both good food and good wine.

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dublin
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

My boyfriend and I went to this restaurant before Christmas. We wanted to enjoyed our night and have a good meal. It did not disappoint: we had a really good starter "cheese plater fantastico"!! We were full after this but due to the tastiness of the main course, we couldn't help ourself! We just had to eat it, it was... More

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Batley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This place caught our eye so we decided to call in . With a wine list of over 400 bottles to choose from or 100 by the glass we were spoilt for choice . We picked a crisp Argentinian number along with a bowl of olives . Lovely relaxing hour in here :-)

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Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We visited Olesya's three times on our mini break in Dublin. We never sampled any food but the wine choices by the glass are great. Centrally located bar with a nice relaxed atmosphere. If you like your wine pop in and have a glass or two !!

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

It's a given. This is one of my favourite wine bars in dublin. I've written a glorious review of this place previously which you can see below. I am a constant returning customer; however; when we went here on the 23rd December we asked for the set menu (which we always eat from) and I was shocked to see that... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Popped in here for a late drink last evening. When I asked if they could accommodate 8 eight of us (which they clearly could) I was met by a French shrug of indifference. Surly staff, no fun, nothing Irish or welcoming about this experience, guys. Remember where you are!

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Attila P, General Manager at Olesya's Wine Bar, responded to this review

Sorry for hearing that you were unsatisfied with our service here. It is a pity that you did not show any sign of it here on the actual night and let the staff think that you are happy. According to your feedback I would like to make few points here: By the time when you entered you were offered the... More

dublin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The atmosphere and customer service was so good didn't want to leave. Food and wine selection was great. Cannot wait for my next visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Great selection of ports, wines and sherries, but regrettably waitress who served us had absolutely no clue! Staff should know a lot more about the products they are selling in such a specialised business! Saying all that, great little place and we totally enjoyed our glass of port! I love Alessia!

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Love the wine Love the atmosphere Love the bread Love the dips Love the cheese and meat platter Love the view Love love love it I easily visit this place once a month. Amazing spot

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I chose this wine bar on the recommendation of a young chef my partner and I know for couple of years..(He is in trouble now).We were told that the food is excellent and just have to ask the waiter/waitress to bring matching wine to the food we order. Despite of a chilli Friday evening the staff seemed adamant to leave... More

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