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Roly's Bistro

#135 of 1,941 Restaurants in Dublin
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Irish, Bar, Grill
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7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
01-668-26-11
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 53
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good food in both the restaurant and cafe

There are two joined establishments here. The restaurant is upstairs and hard to get into, but a lovely experience when you do. The food is superb and the service excellent. I've only been once but I'd go again in a heartbeat. Normally I go to the cafe - again excellent food and pleasant service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Prague
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Prague
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

There are two joined establishments here. The restaurant is upstairs and hard to get into, but a lovely experience when you do. The food is superb and the service excellent. I've only been once but I'd go again in a heartbeat. Normally I go to the cafe - again excellent food and pleasant service. The tables can be a bit... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I was here on a Sunday afternoon for my mother's birthday. We got a lovely table by the window for the five of us. All the food was beautiful, cooked to perfection, and the veg was a delight. I'd been here once before, years earlier, and I was delighted to discover that they still served butter cabbage & puréed carrots.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

A busy wintry Friday night in Ballsbridge so it was lovely to settle into the Roly's cozy haven. We had a very relaxing evening and enjoyed great food and attentive service. The sea food was especially delicious the highlights being the hake and sole.

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ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Probably my favourite eaterie in Dublin so tasty and homely. I'm 40 in 2 weeks time and would just love to go here

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Helens Bay, null, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had dinner here on Valentine's night, just after the Rugby international. The place was jumping but the staff were amazing. Tables were being re configured, reset, yet they still had the time to chat! My husband is diabetic and when I asked if he could have the cheese board instead of the set dessert- no problem - and when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Can't beat this place for a business dinner, romantic night our family meal. Sensational food, wine menu and service. We sat up stairs on a good sized round table that housed 7 people very well.

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I have been visiting rolys for a good many years now, usually for special occasions as it is always reliable and the food is always top notch, plus the service is impeccable. The whole atmosphere is something of an old world charm yet the menu is innovative but with some real classic dishes, and I have never been disappointed! If... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Great service and lovely setting in the restaurants - particularly in the booths. I recommend the cote de boeuf for two people - one of the tastiest steaks I've ever had and very generous portion size!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Roly's has it all - delicious food, great service and lovely atmosphere. I would recommend to anyone.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Dined in Roly's on Saturday night with my partner & two other couples. The restaurant was packed but the staff were pleasant & offered excellent service. The wood pigeon starter is highly recommended. By far my favourite restaurant in Ballsbridge.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: 01-668-26-11

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Bar, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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