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The Sussex

#22 of 1,863 Restaurants in Dublin
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9 Sussex Terrace, Upper Leeson St., Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 676 2851
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
our visit to the sussex

we were in Dublin for a concert in the nearby national concert hall, a friend told us the Sussex was an excellent place to go for a meal. she was right! Our first impression when we walked in was that from the outside you would have no idea of how lovely the restaurant is inside. It was a fabulous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

we were in Dublin for a concert in the nearby national concert hall, a friend told us the Sussex was an excellent place to go for a meal. she was right! Our first impression when we walked in was that from the outside you would have no idea of how lovely the restaurant is inside. It was a fabulous experience... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Over a well known landmark O'Briens Pub in Leeson Street in South County Dublin The Sussex is a fine dining restaurant offering great food at reasonable prices. Beautifully appointed, the decor is very relaxing, we were lucky to get the best table in the house, situated in a corner beside two large windows looking out onto the busy street. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our family of four dined here one evening and really enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. The early bird option is a very good deal (basically 2 courses for the price of 1 main course). We had burgers, the fish special and seafood linguine and they were all very good. Our waiter was also very good - not pushy and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent,large servings of food. Good menu choice. Early bird menu available except on Saturday very good value. Wine list reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We've just returned from dinner at this very charming restaurant. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly, and must agree with a few other reviewers that this was some of the best food we've enjoyed during our stay in Dublin. Lovely atmosphere, outstanding service, delicious food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Sussex is a fine-dining restaurant above a busy pub called M. O'Brien's, located right on the corner. There is a great selection of cocktails and one 'guest' beer on tap, but if you want a pint o' the good stuff (Guinness) they will happily fetch it for you from downstairs. There's a blackboard with daily specials up on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This restaurant is above M. O'Brien's pub and it was the best food we've had in Dublin. The waiter had a wonderfully dry sense of humor, very attentive to our needs. I had the fish special: a "sea trout" filet that was more like salmon. It was delicious. Both of the others in our group loved their food: a Shepherds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner at Sussex earlier this week. The waiters were attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was great. Beautiful seating/ restaurant as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Do not let the smokers outside the pub downstairs deter you, as they almost deterred us. This little restaurant is a find. The food is mostly locally sourced and is excellent. My husband had the early bird special of caprese salad (with mozzarella from Cork) and chicken supreme. I had celeriac and cauliflower soup plus a beet and goat cheese... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant for an evening meal as we were staying nearby. We were glad we took the advice as the experience was first class. The restaurant is a hidden gem up a deceptive staircase. The staff were friendly and helpful. The menu was extensive and for all tastes. The food when it arrived was really good and... More 

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Additional Information about The Sussex

Address: 9 Sussex Terrace, Upper Leeson St., Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 676 2851
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 22 - 33
Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, Seafood, Bistro, Irish, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Sussex Terrace, Upper Leeson St., Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 676 2851

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 33
  • Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, Seafood, Bistro, Irish, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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