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Olesya's Wine Bar

#661 of 1,989 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
South City Centre
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18 Exchequer Street, Dublin, Ireland
01 672 4087
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Hi , went for dinner here sat night , nice cozy place , service was great , nice polite waiters . food was good , gorgeous wine and had lovely latte and cheese board , will go back soon and bring friends . .

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Hi , went for dinner here sat night , nice cozy place , service was great , nice polite waiters . food was good , gorgeous wine and had lovely latte and cheese board , will go back soon and bring friends . .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

me and my boyfreind went here for dinner, bought a bottle of wine which was nice and fruity also had a slight buttery finish to it. the waiter we had didnt seem to b able to tell us a huge amount about the wines i asked him about just they where nice and that he knew one particular one had... More 

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

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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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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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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27 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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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: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions

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