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Roly's Bistro

#146 of 1,989 Restaurants in Dublin
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Irish, Bar, Grill
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7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
01-668-26-11
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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

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    Very good
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  • 54
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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
Tentative Start to a Great Meal

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local cabi. It took us awhile to find the restaurant on foot. When the 7 of us of walked in the door and took a quick look we were prepared to be disappointed. We had not made reservations, were extremely underdressed and were expecting a casual family... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Marla J
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Dallas, Texas
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local cabi. It took us awhile to find the restaurant on foot. When the 7 of us of walked in the door and took a quick look we were prepared to be disappointed. We had not made reservations, were extremely underdressed and were expecting a casual family type meal. We almost left... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Just left the Cafe part of Roly's tonight after a very dissapointing meal. Had been there two or so years ago and got a great meal so was looking forward to a similar experience. We shared the duck spring roll starter which was nice and tasty and at €7.95 not badly priced. I ordered the night's special which was salmon... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Visited Rolys bistro in Ballsbridge last night for pre theatre dinner at 6pm. Restaurant not very busy at this time but then it was still early. Food and wine arrived without delay but I have to say it sadly lacked imagination and presentation. Our disappointment didn't stop there. Once we received our main courses we needed more drinks and sauces... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The lunchtime menu superb. We were up in Dublin for the day and treated ourselves to lunch at Roly's. We were not disappointed the food and service was excellent. Despite being extremely busy, service was quick and always with a smile. You are always made to feel like one of the family. you may have to wait a few minutes... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Six of us went on Saturday evening. The food was fine if a bit overpriced but the whole experience was ruined by a debacle over the bill which overshadowed the evening. For the six of us the bill came to about €430 and it was being sorted by one of our party. It was split three ways €100 for one... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My daughter and I had a terrible experience here last weekend, and it really marred by my first-ever visit to Ireland. We arrived on Saturday night close to 8 p.m. to have dessert, having eaten earlier downtown. The restaurant was busy but there were still a number of empty tables. After being seated, a waitress came to take our order.... More 

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Reston, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went here because the pubs were too noisy and crowded for some of us. Originally I was wanted to eat in the pub, but I am certainly happy we came here instead. A perfect final dinner in Ireland. The food was excellent and the service delightful. I really enjoyed the chicken and ham terrine. If they have the apricot... More 

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Co. Antrim
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I used Roly's website to book a table for dinner. The form to be completed is sent to Roly's as an email. A credit card number is not requested - this is because their website is not secure. To my surprise I received an email reply from Roly's stating that credit card details were required. When I rang the restaurant... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

An average restaurant with above average prices. Disappointing in taste and originality and vegetables were very boring, mashed carrot and parsnip and plain broccoli, not what you would expect from a quality restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Rolys is the most consistent and perfectly pitched restaurant you could ever hope to find.... I have had both work dinners and many many family Sunday lunches at Rolys and they always rise to the occasion. How they manage to consistently perfectly execute amazes me, especially on a Sunday lunchtime when there isn't a spare seat in the place all... More 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?