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31 South Richmond Street | Portobello, Dublin, Ireland
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Ranked #758 of 1,916 Restaurants in Dublin
Price range: $13 - $23
Hours:
Mon 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Lebanese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
dublin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Nice fresh lebanese food and friendly service. Its BYO. Great budget food and lots of it. Excellent for what it is.

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New Delhi, India
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104 reviews 104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Having tried a few places dishing out Lebanese food in Dublin, I can comfortably vouch for Rotana Cafe. The fact that they allow you to bring your own bottle for no charge only brings more solace to my cash oriented soul. The food is decently priced and in sync with this expensive city, the ingredients are good quality and the... More 

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dublin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I know little about Lebanese cuisine but really enjoyed my evening in this restaurant. We were a large group and left our wine in earlier to be served with the meal (the restaurant does not serve alcohol but there is no wine corkage fee if you are having two courses) The staff could not have been nicer or more welcoming.... More 

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Falkirk
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

So glad we went to this Lebanese restaurant!! Loved the Mezze plate, and the Manaaesh (brought back fond childhood memories of Abu Dhabi) and chicken kebab. The Moroccan tea wasn't Moroccan, but I would let that slide. Had a lovely time. Service was good

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Galway, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I went there with my friend, she ordered shisha and I had latte. Nice staff but the place is too small with no interesting arabic decoration. Would be nice if they spend an effort on the design. However I didn't try the food so I can't comment on that.

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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We ordered falafel and lamp shish. Falafel was fine. Lamb shish was so far from good. Burnt lamb chops. Too much parsley on the white sauce, gave it a strange taste. No chilli sauce at all. Only liked the fireplace. Pricy for such a poor meal. Sorry but plenty of places in Dublin do much much better than this place.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were at Rotana for a dinner with a few friends. We got LOTS of food (we couldn't actually finish it all, even sharing), and the quality was pretty good Not exactly "cheap", but definitely good quality/price ratio.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Great atmosphere, amazing service. Me and my father really enjoyed it. My father is vegetarian, and he had good options to choose from. He ended up selecting a okra dish which was delicious. We had a non alcoholic beer made from Raspberries which was very good. Highly recommend it.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Additional Information about Rotana Cafe

Address: 31 South Richmond Street | Portobello, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 0035314759969
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 13 - 23
Cuisine: Lebanese

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