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Dobbins Wine Bar

#132 of 1,828 Restaurants in Dublin
#139 of 2,012 Places to Eat in Dublin
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15 Stephen's Lane, Dublin 2, Ireland
(01) 661 9536
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Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Why did I stay away so long?

Was back in Dobbins last night for the first time in a very long while. I used to frequent it when working in the area and remember it for its excellent fare. Four of us went in for an early bird and were really pleased with the selection and quality. We were spoiled for choice with starters... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Sean M
,
Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Was back in Dobbins last night for the first time in a very long while. I used to frequent it when working in the area and remember it for its excellent fare. Four of us went in for an early bird and were really pleased with the selection and quality. We were spoiled for choice with starters, mains and dessert,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

...cannot believe I didn't know or hear about this place sooner. Tucked away off st stephens place this restaurant is top top quality on a par with the likes of one pico near molesworth street however the food, service and value is simply outstanding. the pork belly, duck, and interesting starter of chicken and pear were all standouts. Wine menu... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is one of my favourite restaurants. I visited with 3 friends. The service was excellant, very professional and friendly. I had Terrine of Ham Hock, Confit Chicken and Foie Gras, fig chutney, raisin puree, toasted brioche to start, very tasty! Boned Aromatic Peking Duck, Star Anise, Orange Jus for mains- this came presented looking like a parcel. Lots of... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I read many reviews about this restaurant and have to say that it just didnt live up to what i expected. I brought three friends with me who are "real foodies" and they all felt that it was just ok. The service was excellent but unfortunately my meal was disappointing. Crab to start was good but the monkfish was overcooked... More 

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Calver, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

we could not believe the location, but once inside we found a haven of good service and excellent food. An appealing room at the rear soon made us welcome, and the food was skilfully prepared and presented. We hope to return.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
272 reviews 272 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Popped in with business associates who had pre-booked. We had two courses and I had the Prawn Cocktail Salad which was very good and the Cod Tempura as a main which was superb. All our table that hadn't visited before were raving about their food. Excellent service too. We weren't paying so hard to determine value but would thoroughly recommended... More 

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Dublin
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My amazing daughter Little Wing and cool son in law Lee gave me a wonderful treat for my birthday in Dobbin's Restaurant last night. Lee had been there several time before and raved about its wonderful food in the same way I tend to fall in love with an artists music and I feel its my mission in life to... More 

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

My first time in this restaurant and certainly won't be my last. From start to finish the food was outstanding mouth watering and delicious and cannot stop speaking about it. I had the crab to start which was fabulous followed my the pork belly which was outstanding and to finish off I had a chocolate fondant that ooozed chocolate goodness... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It is over ten years since I last visited this restaurant and while the location remains the same, the place has been rebuilt. Gone is the old Nissan hut, replaced by a modern building with a very odd feature - the kitchen is concealed behind hanging drapes! The menu offers a wide choice of dishes. I chose the terrine for... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I booked this restaurant after reading some great reviews and we were not disappointed. Being set off the main street was a massive positive and the cobbled stone entrance was the perfect setting. The staff were fantastic and our waiter was brilliant. Our party of 4 agreed it was one of the best restaurants we had ever eaten in and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Stephen's Lane, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: (01) 661 9536

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 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?