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Olesya's Wine Bar

18 Exchequer Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
01 672 4087
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Ranked #564 of 1,825 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dublin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Myself and my boyfriend went here on August bank holiday Sunday at around 6pm . We both ordered the three course early bird . The terrine was just horrible served with crustinni and some leaves with a balsamic creme . Then after my disappointment of the starter we sat outside for a cigarette . The main came out in seconds... More

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dublin
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

After a horrible experience at Jo'Burher down the road, my friends and I decided that we needed a drink. We had no reservation, we just wanted to get a glass of wine. The wine selection was superb, staff so nice. I had a look at the menu we will definitely be back. The wine was delicious. The Argentinian Malbec was... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The wine selection here was impressive, especially the choices available by the glass. The wait staff were very friendly, and the risotto special was excellent. The place is warm and sophisticated, but not stuffy.

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We grabbed a table outside this week. Lots of house rules about time and must eat etc etc. This is a hamburger only joint selling alcohol also. The location is good on a busy thoroughfare. The waiters - all with trendy lots of facial hair - were cheerful and efficient. We went for the fish option and without bread. So... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Visited with a friend who had a Deal Rush voucher. This had been mentioned when booking but waiter didn't seem too happy about it. It would take a week to read the wine list, fantastic range, but food menu very minimal. The food was good and nicely served. I didn't find the staff very friendly and consequently not much of... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wanted light meal with nice wine before going to the Riverdance performance at the Gaiety Theatre. We ordered one platter and two glasses of wine. There were only two other groups in the restaurant and the waiter got our order incorrect. We had the veggie platter which was good, but drastically overpriced. The waiter just hung out behind the counter... More

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Melbourne
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The wine list saves this from a really poor rating. Service was lacklustre, to put it charitably. We had the stroganoff, which was frankly boring. The wines by the glass are good value. Come for a nice glass of wine and a snack.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We found this wine bar by chance and decided to go in. Lovely atmosphere, excellent staff and an extensive wine menu which was reasonably priced considering it is in the centre of Dublin.

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Met a friend for wine and a cheese / charcuterie board at Olesya's last week. It was amazing. They had reserved the loveliest table looking onto the street through a big open window. The people watching was perfect! There was enough food on the board for both of us to call it dinner. we sat there for about 2 hours... More

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Belfast
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had a lovely meal here with very attentive staff. The wine selection was incredible and perfect for the amateur wine snob. Meal may have been pricey for some - but could not complain;)

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