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Olesya's Wine Bar

#644 of 1,970 Restaurants in Dublin
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South City Centre
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18 Exchequer Street, Dublin, Ireland
01 672 4087
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
More than a Wine Bar

After seeing a play one night, my husband and I were looking for a place to eat but found the choices limited in the downtown area. We stopped at Olesya's, hoping to find at least a snack, and were pleased to find that they serve food until 11 PM (12 PM on Fridays and Saturdays). We had fondue and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
PhyllisSanJose
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San Jose
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Jose
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

After seeing a play one night, my husband and I were looking for a place to eat but found the choices limited in the downtown area. We stopped at Olesya's, hoping to find at least a snack, and were pleased to find that they serve food until 11 PM (12 PM on Fridays and Saturdays). We had fondue and salad,... More 

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Dublin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

3rd time here but not as good as before. Staff attitude totally indifferent and our booking was for 6.30pm so restaurant was not busy. No suggestions re food or drink made - waited AGES for her to even come to our table after we sat down. Never checked were OK any time during our meal and again had to call... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Attended here for lunch while shopping in town. Overall had a decent experience, the soup was quite pleasant, and the beef stronganoff was relatively tasty. None of it was particularly notable, however, and it proved difficult at time to get the attention of the waiting staff (not that they were lazing, there just perhaps wasn't enough staff present). I would... More 

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Tyne & Wear
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Went one Friday whilst visiting Dublin purely by chance, but found a gem. Myself and my better half went for the basic soup & sandwich option, with a glass of Pinotage each. A second glass followed and when the bill arrived, was pleasantly surprised that the young (and knowledgeable) waiter informed me that the second glass was on the house.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We regularly go to Olesyas wine bar and enjoy their good selection of wines.We usually share their deluxe platter which has a lovely selection of cold meats,cheese,pâté etc which really goes well with the wines. Recently we decided to try their hot food for a change.My husband started with the risotto which he said was excellent.I had the soup,which was... More 

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Tallong, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This wine bar has more than 400 wines on offer, a very extensive and interesting wine list with a good variety and reasonable prices. The food is more of the tapas style although there are main courses. The prices are reasonable considering Dublin is generally expensive. And the ambience is excellent. A great place to drop in for a drink... More 

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melbourne
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202 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Had to call in seeing they had 100 wines by the glass. Good range with knowledgable staff. Their pours are quarter of a bottle to the glass. They have larger plates of food but their platters to share over a couple of glasses are good idea. If you like a glass of wine in nice surroundings then this is your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My partner and I went for the 3 course lunch menu. Great value, tasty food, fantastic service, lovely wine (recommended by the waiter), relaxed atmosphere.....what more could you ask for?? They also accepted a 5 year old voucher that we had misplaced with absolutely no problem.....something that wouldn't happen in a lot of places. Overall I couldn't recommend the place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We have been going to Olesya's now for a number of years and each time we can't wait to come to Dublin again to go there. It's a charming wine bar that serves a very compact but delicious menu. Each time we've been we have tried something different on the menu and have never been disappointed. The wines are fabulous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My girl and I have visited Dublin for two weeks, in that period we've gone in this place for 3 times... We've found quality as well in the products as in the service, so to become our favorite place where spend some nice time drinking a glass of wine (250 ml each one) and eating something... To sum up: Large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Exchequer Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: 01 672 4087

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Tapas, Eastern European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

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