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The Exchange

#370 of 1,988 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Temple Bar
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35-36 Westmoreland Street | At College Green, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
0035316451318
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7:00 am - 10:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A stylish, relaxed brasserie, The Exchange Restaurant and Cocktail Bar is...
A stylish, relaxed brasserie, The Exchange Restaurant and Cocktail Bar is a cosy venue beside Dublin's Trinity College. The Exchange's dining room is flooded with natural light and features a stunning Art Deco style mural, plush leather benches, intimate corners and friendly service. With the option to choose from bar bites to sharing plates, light meals and comforting favourites, all made using the freshest ingredients from local Irish suppliers. The Cocktail Bar, with its quirky 1930s theme, is a lively place to drop by for a glass of bubbly or a signature cocktail inspired by forgotten recipes from the past.
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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I have eaten here a few times with friends and with family. On every occasion the staff and the service have been flawless. Friendly and attentive without being intrusive and knowing the dishes on the menu too so that they can help with recommendations. It mightn't be an obvious place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Gillian F
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Dublin, Ireland
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here a few times with friends and with family. On every occasion the staff and the service have been flawless. Friendly and attentive without being intrusive and knowing the dishes on the menu too so that they can help with recommendations. It mightn't be an obvious place to go for a meal and it wouldn't be a... More 

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N Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

No complaints, best hot buffet I've had in many years. OH the scrambled eggs were so lovely & creamy & high quality bacon etc. Pancake maker brilliant, can I go back for more tomorrow? :)

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had breakfast at The Exchange at The Westin, Dublin and it was beautiful. It is a buffet brekfast, which everything is fresh, but you can also order fresh eggs, or something else if you wish which was no problem. They have a wide variety of everything for everybody. The staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble.

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SAINT LOUIS
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

In all fairness, it may just have been my American tastes up against an Irish breakfast, but to my mind the eggs were runny, the OJ pulpy and the bacon limp. The gammon (essentialy ham for we Yanks) and the fresh mini pancakes were good. Having a bit a stilton as a breakfast option was nice as well. Breakfast came... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My partner and I have dined several times here when in Dublin. A little touch of class and made to feel special. Staff very attentive. Great wine selection and staff happy to arrange tastings. Will be back!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My favorite Cappuccino in all of Ireland! I have yet to have one as good. The breakfast was so delicious with many healthy options and an assortment of several juices. You can sit on the couches or a table. Nice view from the windows.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Went here with my boyfriend a while ago now. Service was impeccable, they couldn't have done enough for us. Our starters were beautiful, I got the scallops and he got the seafood plate. Honestly would recommend both, incredible fresh and well presented. For mains, I got the fish, which was absolutely perfect- melted in the mouth and served with delicious... More 

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Dublin Ireland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Myself and my girlfriend decided to visit and had booked for 8:00pm. I had the caesar salad which I did not like but the soup was good. We did not receive the main course presented to our table until 9:45pm a full hour and 45 minutes later. The waiter arrived after our starters and asked did we want to see... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Went here with my girlfriend over christmas, didnt have a reservation but chanced our arm and got a table. We enjoyed every single bit, the food, the service, and the early bird prices. Would recommend and will be back

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ExchangeRestaurant, Manager at The Exchange, responded to this review

Dear Tom M, Thank you for taking the time to review The Exchange on tripadvisor. It was lovely to read your kind comments regarding your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to the restaurant. Regards, Diarmaid Greene The Exchange Restaurant & Cocktail Bar More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
314 reviews 314 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Food was very good indeed, perfectly cooked steak, one of the best I've had outside France, beautifully presented. Decent and tasty house wine which complimented the meal perfectly. Service impeccably good, attentive, deferential yet friendly. Only gripe would be on atmosphere, the pile of chairs in the street lobby did slightly detract form the overall opulence and the lack of... More 

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ExchangeRestaurant, Manager at The Exchange, responded to this review

Dear marksw3960, Thank you for posting your review of your time with us at The Exchange, I am delighted that you enjoyed your meal and especially your steaks so much. I am sorry that the restaurant wasn't as busy as we would have like on the evening you visited and that there were chairs piled up in the porch, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35-36 Westmoreland Street | At College Green, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > Temple Bar
  • Neighborhood: Temple Bar
  • Phone Number: 0035316451318

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 65
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Irish, Seafood, European

Description

A stylish, relaxed brasserie, The Exchange Restaurant and Cocktail Bar is a cosy venue beside Dublin's Trinity College. The Exchange's dining room is flooded with natural light and features a stunning Art Deco style mural, plush leather benches, intimate corners and friendly service. With the option to choose from bar bites to sharing plates, light meals and comforting favourites, all made using the freshest ingredients from local Irish suppliers. The Cocktail Bar, with its quirky 1930s theme, is a lively place to drop by for a glass of bubbly or a signature cocktail inspired by forgotten recipes from the past.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?