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Chapter One

18-19 Parnell Sq., Dublin, Ireland
01-873-22-66
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Ranked #13 of 1,811 restaurants in Dublin
Price range: $1 - $147
Cuisines: European, French, Irish, Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Clonakilty, Ireland
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Close to many of Dublin's most visited sites: O Connell Street, the General Post Office, the Garden of Remembrance, the Hugh Lane gallery, and the Gresham Hotel,Chapter One is a fine restaurant and a visit here is truly a culinary experience. The dining room is opulent but user friendly, the food is sublime and the service is impeccable but not... More

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Killinchy, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited Chapter One for the first time last week and had the tasting menu with accompanying wines costing 80 euros per person. From start - and by that I mean the telephone booking with Sharon - to Martins warm greeting and through every one of the amazing courses this was an outstanding gastronomic experience. The menu was imaginative with... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We booked Chapter One to celebrate a friends birthday. Have to say that I wasn't particularly excited as my last visit there had left me a little underwhelmed. Not the same story this time! The experience we had was certainly first class. From booking, to the effusive greeting at the door, to the wonderful food and great ambiance.....it would be... More

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Larchmont, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Loved the lunch. Similar menu, lower price. A good alternative to a fancy dinner. Would definitely do it again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went for my friend's birthday as had a voucher. We have been on two previous occasions and have not enjoyed the experience...BUT totally different this time. The food was outstanding on all three courses and the service was good...slightly over the top. Sometimes when you try too hard it shows....relax guys! ...(Emulate Stephane in Patrick Guilbaud's..the consumate host,maitre'd and boss)... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Service was a little starchy, food underwhelmed - king crab with shaved pineapple too sweet a combination - lamb saddle not rested long enough. Maybe just an off-night.

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Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I had the pre theatre menu in Chapter One. The whole experience was nothing special. We were rushed to our table, rushed to place wine order and rushed to place food order. The food was average. Didnt enjoy the salmon starter or chocolate mousse dessert. The couple at the table next to us had to send back their main course... More

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Cork, Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My wife and I went here for a lunch. We were very excited to try one of Ireland's Michelin star restaurant. We had a five course set lunch menu. The beginning was wonderful with the fresh home made breads and with the Italian rose wine. To start, the curred salmon served as a chunk of fish instead to be sliced... More

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Dublin
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We ate here recently for a special occasion. The staff were so helpful particularly with the wine list and pairing wines with courses. A pre dinner drink is highly recommend. All four courses of the meal were just incredible (including the breads), every ounce of flavour is extracted from every ingredient on the plate. The crab salad was just amazing... More

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Dublin
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110 reviews 110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Every visit to Chapter One is something to be anticipated, like the next crime thriller from your favourite author! There are familiar, wonderful, characters and an excellent story line (menu!) featuring the best seasonal ingredients, as well as an elemental creativity. Our most recent visit was for a pre-theatre supper before visiting the nearby Gate Theatre. A 5.45pm start ensures... More

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