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The Exchange

35-36 Westmoreland Street | At College Green, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland (Temple Bar)
0035316451318
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Ranked #363 of 1,831 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $65
Neighborhood: Temple Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
95 reviews 95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
59 reviews 59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
7 reviews 7 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
1 review
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
276 reviews 276 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I work in Dublin city and have eaten here a few times. I can't fault the food. Particularly the fish. The service is not great. I had breakfast and dinner here and the staff aren't great at watching over tables. They seem to be in rush and not hiding it very well. The atmosphere in the restaurant is confusing, although... More

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ExchangeRestaurant, Manager at The Exchange, responded to this review

Dear Ducking, Thank you for taking the time to review The Exchange Restaurant. I am sorry to learn you didnt enjoy your service experience in the restaurant. While we do run a tight ship it is never our intention to seem rushed. We will redouble our efforts to train our associates in providing top class service to match the wonderful... More

Kildare, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The Exchange is a stunning restaurant. Great value early bird. Scallops and Sirlion were so good. Lovely staff. Will definitely be back.

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ExchangeRestaurant, Manager at The Exchange, responded to this review

Dear Orla, Thank you for posting a review of your recent meal with us on Tripadvisor, it is lovely to read such positive comments about the food & service. We do hope you will join us again sometime soon. Kind regards, Diarmaid Greene Restaurant Manager The Exchange Restaurant & Cocktail Bar More

Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

I had the best steak and chips in my life here. What is even more amazing is the great prices and hospitality of the staff. If you're in Dublin and want a good meal. This is the place to goto.

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ExchangeRestaurant, Manager at The Exchange, responded to this review

Dear Mike Haz, Thanks so much for your kind review, delighted you loved our steaks! They are aged for 28 days, are from quality Irish herds and rubbed with a signature rub for extra flavour. We do hope to welcome you back soon to The Exchange so you can enjoy another meal with us. Thank you again for your review.... More

Roma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We have been here for a business dinner. The restaurant is inside the Westin hotel and I found it really elegant. I took the 2 courses menu. Meat was very good both in the starter and in the main course. They also give you huge fries. Service is excelent. Wines are quite expensive even the ones that in my opinion... More

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ExchangeRestaurant, Manager at The Exchange, responded to this review

Dear gLuse, Thank you for taking the time to post a positive review of your visit on our TripAdvisor page. I am delighted to read that you found the ambiencence, food & service to your liking. With regards to the price of the wine, we constantly benchmark ourselves against other restaurants in the city and will continue to strive to... More

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Additional Information about The Exchange

Address: 35-36 Westmoreland Street | At College Green, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: 0035316451318
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > Temple Bar
Average Prices: USD 23 - 65
Cuisine: European, Irish, Seafood, Steakhouse

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