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Locks Brasserie

1 Windsor Terrace | Portobello, Dublin Dublin 8, Ireland
01 420 0555
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Ranked #83 of 1,829 Restaurants in Dublin
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Have visited many times and always been impressed with the food and excellent service. They ring thee changes sufficiently often so we can always look forward to something new and delicious. Game when in season is particularly good. Location is interesting with a nice view over the canal and parking is always readily available.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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83 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I find this place very classy and stylish. I eat here every time I'm in Dublin, at least a couple of times a year. I had the scallops followed by sea bream and the meal was as good as ever. The bread is always a delight because it comes in a hessian-type bag which is warm so keeps the bread... More

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Bray, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was our third time eating in this wonderful restaurant and our experience was excellent as always. For starters we enjoyed the smoked onion & goats’ cheese mousse which was both delicious and beautifully presented. My personal highlight was the duck main course which was cooked to perfection. To finish we chose the summer pudding and the sorbet & granita... More

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Johor Bahru District, Malaysia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Went here for a double date night with friends we were visiting in Dublin. All I can say is that this was the best meal I've eaten at a restaurant ever!! I highly recommend the duck, which I had...it was to die for! Just pink in the center, perfectly cooked and the skin had the texture of Peking Duck, crisp... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Loved everything in this nice, little place away from the crowds: superb local food (suppliers list can be found online; nice touch!) at a great price of 25 Euros for a two-course early bird menu, super friendly waiters and a down to earth yet elegant interior suitable for any occasion. Even the music list was a winner! Absolutely faultless and... More

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Massachusetts
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36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We ate the night before most people in our group were returning to the US. Before dinner we enjoyed wine outside where they have 2 small tables on the sidewalk overlooking the canal. And our dinner was in a private room upstairs, The room was a little warm (great summer to be in Dublin) but the excellent food and wine... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We dined here on Thursday last for a special occasion. From entering we were greeted by very professional and friendly staff. The menu is limited and the staff answered any questions we had. The food was exquisite. I had the scallops and the thorn hill duck. Amazing. I would highly recommend locks brasserie.

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DCM1982, Public Relations Manager at Locks Brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Locks Brasserie in July; We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed the restaurant and thank you for your recommendation of Locks. More

Toronto
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Locks Brasserie is situated on the southern side of Dublin, nestled in a private neighbourhood and adjacent to a lovely, tree-lined canal. It's location is entirely unique and has a local but elegant feel to it. Most visitors to Dublin will need to take a taxi to reach this restaurant but the ride is brief and therefore economical. The restaurant... More

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DCM1982, Public Relations Manager at Locks Brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Locks Brasserie, we are delighted you discovered our little local secret! More

Toronto
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Friendly atmosphere, great service - and lovely food. Everyone in our group of 4 was delighted with their mea from the early bird menul. A good choice for a celebratory get-together and well-located by the canal. The seats can be rather close together, and the woman at the next table was drenched in perfume, which I found distracting from the... More

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DCM1982, Public Relations Manager at Locks Brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Locks Brasserie we are delighted that you enjoyed your meal; sorry to hear about the issue with your dining neighbour; we understand your concern and thank you for sharing it. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Dined here last night and it was a very special evening. Everything was perfect, from the setting of the table to the excellent service and the food, of course! The tasting menu was an absolute treat with the matching selection of wine. Beautiful decor of plates. The restaurant has a great atmosphere with its wonderful location, kind of laid-back simplicity... More

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DCM1982, Public Relations Manager at Locks Brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Locks Brasserie when you dined with us in June. We are delighted that you found everything to be perfect, it's a lot of work from all the team to get a response like that, we will pass it on to the staff. More

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