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Rotana Cafe

31 South Richmond Street | Portobello, Dublin, Ireland
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Ranked #673 of 1,845 Restaurants in Dublin
Price range: $13 - $23
Cuisines: Lebanese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I really enjoy coming to this place and there's something new to try every visit. Yes they allow you to bring your own booze which is great... Saved a few bob doing so. The food is really good and done well. Pretty good value overall when you consider for example the amount of parsley it takes to make a tabouli... More

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Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The food is good, but it was served in a messy way, and the place decor has no character of any kind.

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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I really like this place, its small and every time Ive been the food has been unbelievably delicious. Went about 6.30 nice pleasant atmosphere, the staff are always polite and non intrusive. the meat was cooked to an amazing melt in the mouth state, I shared the meat platter for two, it is filling and really tasty. I love the... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The great thing about this place is you can take your own alcohol without paying any corkage. Its not a very big place, but quite pleasant you can even sit outside to eat. We went as a large celebratory group of adults and children. The service was excellent apart from they forgot one meal and one of the side orders... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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145 reviews 145 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Very good restaurant with very good service .... what more could you ask for? ....... BYOB I hear you say........ Well yes, you can do that also. :) Another great experience at this restaurant. I would recommend a visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Again after visiting little Jerusalem in Rathmines we decided while around Camden street to have lunch at the Rotana Cafe just over the bridge beside Portabello. Another Lebanese, another disappointment. We were the only customers there so this was probably a bad indication in the first place.The Waiter although polite didn't sell the place at all and showed no intention... More

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Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

I had a dinner with my boyfriend and it's so far the best restaurant I've been to in dublin. The menu is three time bigger that any irish restaurant's menu and there were so many vegetarian options. The portions are really big, even the starter's one and the food is so delicious!!! I had a Lebanese salad and a falafel... More

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Dublin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The food is good but unfortunately delivery time and customer service repeatedly lets Rotana down. Last time we ordered the food took a over an hour to arrive (based 10-15 mins away from the restaurant) and was cold however we decided to try again- shouldn't have bothered. The food arrived after 50 mins ice cold. While heating up the oven... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Got the authentic Lebanese experience here for sure - very friendly staff and the food left nothing to desired - has to be the best Lebanese that I know of.

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Dublin
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Rotana cafe is a must if you enjoy Lebanese food. The falafels are amazing. It is nice and cosy and byob great value. On my last visit I had a chicken kebab which was very nice. Staff are nice and friendly. I am already planning my return

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