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Roly's Bistro

7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
01-668-26-11
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Ranked #145 of 1,795 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Grill
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Kinnegad
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Arrived without a reservation for 2 but were seated quickly upstairs. Had the set menu for €35 a head which was reasonable. Food was good, place bustling and good atmosphere, as a bistro should be. The only negative was when I saw my bill had 10% service added which is fine as it states it on the menu. What I... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

busy but efficient staff , great flavoursome food ,lovely Dublin bay prawn dish and wonderful fillet steak visited for lunch

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We booked Roly's as the menu looked good, and it was within walking distance of the Four Seasons hotel. We almost cancelled a few hours before after reading recent reviews, but decided to proceed as planned. The meal started out very well. We ordered simple dishes to stack the odds in our favor: soup, salad, chicken, filet of beef. Food... More

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Dublin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

I cheated and availed of a special offer which gave two lunches for the price of one!! We really had a nice meal, Thai Fishcakes, Kerry Lamb Hotpot, and pavlova with Strawberry's (some were tinned in July in Ireland!!!!..... bad mark). The food was good, for what we paid. The staff worked hard to service us. The house wine at... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Having loved Roly's in my youth, I was excited to visit again after a number of years. It was a bit of a bitter sweet experience. The restaurant, to me, seemed exactly the same, which brought back lovely nostalgic memories, although now, is possibly a bit dated. We were seated at a great table, and had the most fantastic waiter... More

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dublin
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Dined in Roly's last night. Asked for gluten free bread. What arrived was a stodgy, crumbly substance which was slightly warm. Inedible and returned with explanation of problem to server. No response from a very unbusy manager. Starters were good. Celeriac soup and prawns. We waited well over half an hour for main courses which were mixed up on presentation.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I recently revisited Roly's for dinner on a good value voucher. I was delighted that their standards are still high. The food was very good and was great value on the voucher, but even at full price it would be value for money.

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Bettystown, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A group of six of us booked into Roly's for a family meal on a recent Sunday evening and as dining experiences go it was very pleasant. The staff when we arrived had us quickly seated and took a drinks order while we perused the menu. Without going into too many details we each had something different for both starters... More

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Dublin
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had lunch in Roly's yesterday 28/6/14. It is a lovely restaurant. Very old school in terms of setting and service. We had eaten there 12 years ago when my wife was 5 months pregnant on our now nearly 12 year old daughter so now we are celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary we thought we would go for lunch. Lovely... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

First time in Rolys prompted by an exceptionally good value voucher. Late lunch an a Friday afternoon, €29.95 for 3 courses for two people - brilliant value. We were a little disappointed by our table in what can only be called 'a goldfish bowl'. A cramped area directly off reception with the surrounding glass added to give the illusion of... More

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