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Dobbins Wine Bar

#144 of 1,845 Restaurants in Dublin
#153 of 2,045 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
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 93
    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
Excellent food, professional service in an unlikely location

There is a saying that if you provide a great product/service at a reasonable customers will find you. That is certainly true with Dobbins. Friends of ours drove a back alley (they promise it is safe at night) and up to Dobbins. Looking as though it had opened recently we had a delicious meal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Harwich Port, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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English first
Harwich Port, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

There is a saying that if you provide a great product/service at a reasonable customers will find you. That is certainly true with Dobbins. Friends of ours drove a back alley (they promise it is safe at night) and up to Dobbins. Looking as though it had opened recently we had a delicious meal. Our chicken and pear salads were... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
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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
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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10 restaurant reviews
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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
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128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Dobbins Wine Bar

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

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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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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