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Chapter One

Travelers' Choice award winner
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French, Irish, European, Contemporary
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18-19 Parnell Sq., Dublin, Ireland
01-873-22-66
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 698
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    Very good
  • 72
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  • 28
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I can safely say we had the best service ever at Chapter One. Special shout to Sharon Shevlin who was amazing to us and the incredibly warm maitre d' who told us all about the history of the place, its surrounds and noticed immediately that we were celebrating (without prompt - attention to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
FionaKehily
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I can safely say we had the best service ever at Chapter One. Special shout to Sharon Shevlin who was amazing to us and the incredibly warm maitre d' who told us all about the history of the place, its surrounds and noticed immediately that we were celebrating (without prompt - attention to detail). They made us feel very special.... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

I don't know if this restaurant is doing exceptionally well or has appalling customer service - or both - but my two emails attempting to make a reservation were completely ignored.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We phoned up and booked the lunch time tasting menu. I forgot to tell them my boyfriend is in a wheelchair and when I phoned back I discovered it was in a basement. To my surprise they told me that they are happy to carry customers down the stairs, which isn't something I'd expect! We arrived and the maitre d'... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Booked Chapter One for a birthday celebration after reading Trip Advisor reviews, and were not disappointed. The restaurant staff were extremely knowledgeable about the food and explained every course. We loved the friendly relaxed atmosphere and all the conversations with the waiters. I have said beneath not for familes with kids, only because it is sophisticated dining. We enjoyed trying... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great food, served in a great atmosphere, extremely well decorated and comfortable surroundings - nice and quiet - personal attention from the maitre d

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IrishEastCoast
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had dinner with our teenage sons recently on a Saturday night. Very relaxing and staff were extremely friendly. We had a great night and enjoyed the food. We thought the food was lovely and technically faultless. Then this week we ate lunch in the Greenhouse in Dawson street. All I can say is Chapter One has a competitor for... More 

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Ballygally, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went to Chapter 1 with family to celebrate a special birthday and what a place to do it. From the welcome at the door and the first aperitif to the cheeseboard the whole dining experience was one really memorable occasion. The waiting staff were friendly and attentive without being precocious and the food was a credit to the chef, well... More 

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Amsterdam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

When you dine at a culinary institution like this, expectations are high. Unfortunately Chapter 1 didn't fully live up to them on this occasion. Service was warm throughout, but our starter was, simply put, flat. I realized that a key component (confit lemon) was not added to the dish to lend a much needed freshness (for all 4 of us!).... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was definitely one of my favourite meals in Dublin! The restaurant itself is gorgeous and the service is exceptional. The chef came out to greet us and chat to us about the food he was cooking! To start I chose the buttermilk soup, and we were served a great selection of deliciously fresh breads. The soup was fantastic -... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Really good, enjoyed it a lot. Food isn't bad value but wine is very pricey! Service is very good also

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18-19 Parnell Sq., Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: 01-873-22-66

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 147
  • Cuisine: French, Irish, European, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 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?