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Rotana Cafe

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Lebanese
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31 South Richmond Street | Portobello, Dublin, Ireland
0035314759969
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I didn't think I would be eating Lebanese in Dublin!

This was my first trip to Dublin, and I was pleasantly surprised at the numerous cuisines available. We stayed around the corner from Rotana, and they had a great $20 Euro two course dinner, and a BYOB policy. Everything we ordered was delicious. It is a small restaurant with a small staff, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
jmh882
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Long Island, New York
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Long Island, New York
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was my first trip to Dublin, and I was pleasantly surprised at the numerous cuisines available. We stayed around the corner from Rotana, and they had a great $20 Euro two course dinner, and a BYOB policy. Everything we ordered was delicious. It is a small restaurant with a small staff, but service was excellent if leisurely. I highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I went for dinner at this restaurant which it was a great experience, the girl was as a waiter was lovely and very attentive, a Italian girl. she was very pleasant and taking care of every detail. Because I really enjoy my dinner I went for lunch the next morning, she was there again and it was really nice again.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Regular diners at this gem of a restaurant, food always consistently excellent never had a bad night here and warm welcome every time from Hussein who goes out of his way for the customers, best Lebanese by a mile in Dublin!!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It wasn't that this place was bad, it just wasn't very good either. I've had far better and more reasonably priced Lebanese food elsewhere. The meat portion was tiny. The lamb dish had about 4 pieces of thinly shaved lamb on a massive bed of rice. Less rice, more lamb please. It's not cheap here either. The coffee was excellent... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This is one of my favourite local restaurants. I am lucky enough that it is 10 minutes from home. The food is delicious, and very reasonable, also byo. You probably need to book though, as it can fill up pretty quickly, as we found out previously!(!always a good sign!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Was staying in Rathmines and wanted to eat fairly locally. We chose this restaurant and were not disappointed with the food or service. The only down side was we did not realise till we got there is was bring your own bottle. However they do not charge you corkage so that wouldn't be an issue in the future. Food was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Had been looking forward to eating here based on the reviews of others. We arrived on a Saturday, early in the evening. There was hardly anyone in the restaurant which in fairness was not surprising. However, our food experience was and not in a good way. First of all, the food took quite a long time to come. We were... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I decided to give this restaurant another chance since there are not many restaurants that serve this kind of cuisine. I was hoping they did some improvements since last time! Unfortunately they did not and they continue to get away with service and food that is way below expected. If you have never been to countries where this kind of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

we wanted to find the place were we can smoke a shisha pipe and come across this cafe . We were pleasantly surprised when we discovered we can eat there as well . The staff was very friendly and assisted us to choose the food . We read before the guests are allowed to bring they own alcohol , our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I went there twice. First time as a couple and second time was with friends. I enjoyed both Delicious food(starters & main courses were great ) Very Gd service ( specially Mr,Hussin very kind & tries to satisfy costumers as much as possible)

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 South Richmond Street | Portobello, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: 0035314759969

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 23
  • Cuisine: Lebanese
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

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