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Ruby Duck Cafe

48 Fleet Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
016128090
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Ranked #125 of 1,795 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish, Eclectic, Café, Wine Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We tripped across this place by accident and are very glad we did. In a two-week Ireland stay, this is the best breakfast place we have found. I had the veggie and my husband had the full Irish and both were amazing. Wonderful service as well!

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Ruby D, Owner at Ruby Duck Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed Ruby Duck. We hope to see you in the future. More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
254 reviews 254 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Used to live in Dublin so have had my fair share of breakfasts in the city. This was the best I'd had in many a year. The keys? Very tasty sausage, soda bread, black & white puddings - all essentials to a proper Irish breakfast. Combine that with damn fine coffee, a welcoming and ambient atmosphere and a great location... More

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Ruby D, Owner at Ruby Duck Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your favourable review we really appreciate the words of encouragement. We look forward to seeing you again, merry Christmas from all at Ruby Duck More

New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Pleasant little cafe in the midst of Temple Bar with fresh pastries and good coffee. A good place to go in the mornings and spend a little time to sort out and plan the rest of your day in Dublin.

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Ruby D, Owner at Ruby Duck Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your time in writing your positive review. We hope to see you again. More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

Participated in a cook demo at ye cafe learning to cook spring rolls, pasta dumplings. Simply amazing tasty and because the group of ten helped make the food it was fun unpredictable and the time flew

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Cork, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I find it hard to believe that ruby duck has such good reviews. I went here at the weekend with my cousin, prompted by the very healthy reviews here. Overall I was very disappointed. The menu was drab with nothing much to excite the pallet and the food which was served was excessively greasy. My "panini" was in fact a... More

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linda1mam, Owner at Ruby Duck Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Irish galavanter, You win some you loose some........your review is strange in that i wonder were you actually in Ruby Duck at all??? In reply to it. We grill our bacon and sausage and have been compliamented on this fact by many, We do not serve panini, we serve as stated on our menu Baked Ciabiatta. As to no... More

Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The hot breakfast offered at this cafe this morning was excellent. Farm fresh eggs, homemade breads, fresh vegetables and meats, along with the perfect cup of coffee were served by friendly women who obviously are talented culinary chefs. We purchased scones to take along for our afternoon train to Cork and as we sit here in our compartment, taking in... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

Tasty food, reasonably priced, good quality sausages and bacon! Service was good. Very nice little cafe.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Good food (especially the cakes), friendly staff, nice atmosphere. Convenient location too just off Temple Bar.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Great service, good food and well presented cafe. Only issue was not a lot of difference between large and medium breakfasts to justify the price. Also a bit pricey for what we both got probably cheaper breakfasts if you shop around.

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Lancashire
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102 reviews 102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We only went for breakfast but we went twice and would have gone again and again if the holiday had allowed. Lovely, friendly service but not in your face. Excellent sausages, excellent bacon and egg butties. Everything - excellent!

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