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O'Connells in Donnybrook

#259 of 1,901 Restaurants in Dublin
#283 of 2,101 Places to Eat in Dublin
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135 Morehampton Road, Dublin, Ireland
01 269 6116
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Description: O'Connells delights in being an Irish Restaurant serving menus with the...
O'Connells delights in being an Irish Restaurant serving menus with the best Irish ingredients, local, free-range, wild and organic when possible. We are more relaxed at lunch-time and in the evening we add table cloths for a nicer ambiance. We are a medium priced restaurant with an Early Bird Menu being served all evening - seven days a week. We are known for best value dining and being Coeliac Friendly. In 2012 O'Connells has been double awarded Best Casual Dining in Ireland by The Irish Independent Restaurant Awards and The National Hospitality Awards. O'Connells features in The Bridgestone Guide and in Georgina Campbell's Ireland Guide. Our Food is a Family Affair - Today is Yesterday - Tomorrow is Yesterday - nothing has changed. At O’Connells our recipes and dishes have long deep roots. Our Mother was born in 1925 her Mother in the 1890’s.One family food ethic has remained constant - a respect for the land, the sea, the producer and the cook. We are happy to share our family’s passion for the food of the island of Ireland through our menus.
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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
A wonderful place for the special family occasion

Last Tuesday evening my family and I gathered to celebrate our daughters's graduation and what a faultless evening we had at O Connells of Donnybrook. The first wonderful touch was a congratulatory greeting on the menu books brought to our table. This set the tone for an entire evening of culinary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Letterkenny, Ireland
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Letterkenny, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Last Tuesday evening my family and I gathered to celebrate our daughters's graduation and what a faultless evening we had at O Connells of Donnybrook. The first wonderful touch was a congratulatory greeting on the menu books brought to our table. This set the tone for an entire evening of culinary and staff brillance. The staff were just exemplary, especially... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Thank you Tom for looking after our group of 5 at very short notice. The food and service was outstanding and we spent a fantastic 2.5 hrs enjoying the atmosphere food and quality service. Look forward to our next visit to your wonderful eatery.

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Perth, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This place had a very homely feel. Great food from great people. Family run business and the owner was very nice.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

have dined here before as my wife requires gluten free menu and this restaurant is absolutely superb for her. The food and service was superb but o,Connell I have two issues. Firstly, the lunch menu advertised on the web site appeared very different to what we were presented with. Where was the set price for three courses and the two... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Our meal was delicious! The owner was very involved with the evening by making sure that we were happy with our meal. We were in the UK for two weeks, and this was an exceptional meal.

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Shillelagh Co Wicklow, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have been eating at O'Connell's for several years whenever in Dublin. Until the last year it was always a great venue - good food and variety, nice service and ambience. However, this last year has seen the choices diminish a lot [plus choice of wines]. Our visit this week was really disappointing to say the least. The Mozzarella and... More 

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tcoc, Owner at O'Connells in Donnybrook, responded to this review

Dear Countrybumkin, It is always a shock and deeply disappointing to read that we have let down any customer and even more profound to realise that it is a customer of many years over. Although it has not seemed so on the day of your visit, the passion and daily personal commitment that we put into our business has not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

What a fantastic meal this was!!!! When we arrived at O'Connell's we were greeted by Mr O'Connell himself (or Sir as the rest of the staff called him -- and rightly so!). He asked if we had any questions and offered my mum a free Irish coffee for completing the Dublin 70.3 Ironman challenge earlier that day! I told him... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

O'Connells offers tasty food, accommodating staff, in a very convenient location near central Dublin.

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Illinois City, Illinois
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A 'delicious' place to end our trip to Ireland. The food was superb and the staff first-rate. And the demonstration of how to make Irish Soda Bread was an added plus!

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Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Pros - Excellent professional and friendly service - Good Irish sourced food - Nice atmosphere Cons - Menu was a little traditional (roast beef, plaice, trout, etc) lacking anything really interesting

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 Morehampton Road, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: 01 269 6116

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 51
  • Cuisine: Irish

Description

O'Connells delights in being an Irish Restaurant serving menus with the best Irish ingredients, local, free-range, wild and organic when possible. We are more relaxed at lunch-time and in the evening we add table cloths for a nicer ambiance. We are a medium priced restaurant with an Early Bird Menu being served all evening - seven days a week. We are known for best value dining and being Coeliac Friendly. In 2012 O'Connells has been double awarded Best Casual Dining in Ireland by The Irish Independent Restaurant Awards and The National Hospitality Awards. O'Connells features in The Bridgestone Guide and in Georgina Campbell's Ireland Guide. Our Food is a Family Affair - Today is Yesterday - Tomorrow is Yesterday - nothing has changed. At O’Connells our recipes and dishes have long deep roots. Our Mother was born in 1925 her Mother in the 1890’s.One family food ethic has remained constant - a respect for the land, the sea, the producer and the cook. We are happy to share our family’s passion for the food of the island of Ireland through our menus.

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