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Locks Brasserie

#139 of 1,993 Restaurants in Dublin
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1 Windsor Terrace | Portobello, Dublin Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 420 0555
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fine dining restaurant offering superlative standards of modern Irish and...
Fine dining restaurant offering superlative standards of modern Irish and French cuisine.Locks also offers several choices of private fine dining rooms from an intimate single oval table in our Green Room for private corporate or family events to groups up to 20 people in our Silver Room and larger groups and celebrations for up to forty in one room or 75 in several rooms. Locks Brasserie is licensed to host civil wedding ceremonies, intimate weddings, receptions, lunches and dinners. Intimate weddings are a wonderful celebration shared with a select group of friends and close family, they seek a more exclusive and intimate feel. We believe that Locks Brasserie is an ideal venue to celebrate a stylish, understated, quirky, intimate wedding. Locks is blessed with several dining rooms which can cater for family parties or larger groups. The maximum number of people the restaurant can cater for in one room is 40 people. In separate rooms we can cater for up to 75 people.
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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 12
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food

Nice Location and atmosphere in the Restaurant Staff was very friendly and kind There is only one thing to say about the food delicious and amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Piotr B
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Germany
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Nice Location and atmosphere in the Restaurant Staff was very friendly and kind There is only one thing to say about the food delicious and amazing!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

it was my first visit & definitely not my last. I had visited the sister restaurant Pearl Brassiere & loved it but I must say the relaxed vibe in this restaurant is amazing. Waiters were lovely & friendly, they made great recommendations & knew their stuff. The food is out of this world, the menu allows you to try things... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had an early lunch here today and despite high expectations it more than delivered. From start to finish the staff were superb, friendly, informative and attentive. Our window table gave a great view of the canal and was perfect for people watching between courses. The set lunch menu had a decent number of options, my oxtail risotto was delicious, rich... More 

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3jellyfish
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited Locks again- it was was of many draws back after our first visit last November- despite some of the critical reviews and a change of chef. Very glad that we did, its not perfect but its as good if not better than before and my wife and I are genuine foodies, and I am a qualified chef myself.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I visited here for the first time on the Wednesday 26th March, and could not be more delighted with the experience. The staff were professional, friendly, attentive and were able to explain the menu in detail., The service was timed beautifully, we were not rushed, and the result was a totaly relaxing evening, The food, ahh, the food..........the table staff... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Beautiful location. Service was hurried. We were asked a number of times by different servers if we were ready to order. Food was excellent but simply not enough of it. My main was suckling pig and i would have been disappointed with the portion size as a starter. There was no side dish and I enquired as to the possibility... More 

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

Thank you Cormac for bringing this to our attention; our apologies that this was your experience on your recent visit. Just to let you know we have listened and there are now a selection of side dishes available with our set menus. We would love to see you return in the future. More 

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
490 reviews 490 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
719 helpful votes 719 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Belated eview. First off to be fair....we ate here with the previous chef. I see a new chef has taken over the kitchen (?). If not then chef needs to shape up his kitchen. First time here and easy enough to find…just outside the city centre and right by the Grand Canal beyond Portobello. We luckily had a lovely table... More 

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

Thank you for your review of your experience in October of last year; we are sorry that it did not live up to your expectations; however, we strongly suggest that you return to Locks in 2015 and experience the new concept, new menus, new dishes by our new chef and new team. Then please feel free (and we encourage you)... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I went here on a Tuesday evening and it wasn't very busy - perhaps 5 other tables. The staff were very attentive, and they give you a run down of your meal when they bring you the plate (this is the pork belly, this is the truffle aioli etc). Nicely fancy, quite expensive, small portions. However, the food was all... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have been here numerous times over the past two years, and put simply, this is the best restaurant in Dublin. The food is fantastic, the service is top notch, and the setting (by the canal), cannot be beaten.

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Greystones, Ireland
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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

From when we walked in to when we left,our experience here was just fantastic. Friendly happy staff chatted away to us at the bar as we waited for our table at this cosy buzzing restaurant, our waiter was great and sorted my vegan requirements with a quick chat with the kitchen, soon the appetiser arrived with aside of fresh bread.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Windsor Terrace | Portobello, Dublin Dublin 8, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 420 0555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 38 - 81
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Doing business

Description

Fine dining restaurant offering superlative standards of modern Irish and French cuisine.Locks also offers several choices of private fine dining rooms from an intimate single oval table in our Green Room for private corporate or family events to groups up to 20 people in our Silver Room and larger groups and celebrations for up to forty in one room or 75 in several rooms. Locks Brasserie is licensed to host civil wedding ceremonies, intimate weddings, receptions, lunches and dinners. Intimate weddings are a wonderful celebration shared with a select group of friends and close family, they seek a more exclusive and intimate feel. We believe that Locks Brasserie is an ideal venue to celebrate a stylish, understated, quirky, intimate wedding. Locks is blessed with several dining rooms which can cater for family parties or larger groups. The maximum number of people the restaurant can cater for in one room is 40 people. In separate rooms we can cater for up to 75 people.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?