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Silk Road Cafe

Chester Beatty Library | Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
01 4070770
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Ranked #200 of 1,797 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $16
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

Located in he Chester Beaty Museum, this is much better than your typical museum cafe. Lots of excellent gf choices for both main courses and sweets. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

They had possibly the best falafel I've had in Europe, and the salads were all delicious! And cheap too.

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It surprised me to find such a variety of fresh, flavorful, incredibly welll-made food at a museum cafeteria. I had a lamb dish with spinach that was hearty, tender, and spiced just right. All of my side dishes were similarly wonderful. The portions were pretty huge. I didn't think I'd be able to finish, but it was so tasty that... More

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Pine, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

While planning a return vacation to Dublin, the Silk Café was definitely on our short list of places to return to. All the choices offered are special here---the aroma from the café is enticing---and the actual partaking of the food heavenly. On this most recent trip we had a late lunch and most of the selections were not longer available---we... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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162 reviews 162 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I've been here several times as I love the Library, and each time I struggle to find something to eat - if there's food left to order. It's so very popular, and for some reason there's never enough food to last the distance of lunch. They few times I have eaten here, and I've been able to eat, it's been... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you can find the Chester Beatty Library, there's a treat in store. The Museum and its collections are simply amazing, great layout and design. The restaurant, which is self-service has a wonderful range of dishes to suit every taste including the most fussy of vegetarians. As it was Writers Week, we had the added bonus of a 20% discount... More

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Rikke C, Manager at Silk Road Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Happy186605, Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted, that you like our food and decaff cappuccino. All the best, The Silk Road Cafe Team More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The Chester Beatty Library at Dublin Castle holds a collection of Middle Eastern art, so it's in keeping that the cafe would also feature food from the Eastern Mediterranean area. In an area of the library reached by an atrium and small courtyard with a peacock-feather themed pool, it's inviting. Walk into the self-service restaurant and the array of food... More

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Rikke C, Manager at Silk Road Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Margaret, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We value hearing our customers opinion on all things. All the best & hope to see you again The Silk Road Cafe team More

Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

great salad buffet with good variety. I had a mixed salad as starter and a middle eastern flavoured fish dish. Very good coffe too.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I ate here twice on my recent visit to Dublin. It is the perfect place to chill out after touring the Chester Beatty collection or Dublin Castle, but is also worth a visit in its own right, Linked to the Little Jerusalem and Little Damascus restaurants, the focus is on food from the Eastern Mediterranean. The range of choice is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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76 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Like many reviewers had lunch after visiting Chester Beatty Library that it adjoins. Actually was prime reason for my visit as had been before with a cousin, and wanted my wife to see how good the cafe was. We were not disappointed and both greatly enjoyed our lunch from the Middle Eastern/Mediterranean themed menu which features daily specials. Free iced... More

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