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O'Connells in Donnybrook

#224 of 2,034 Restaurants in Dublin
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135 Morehampton Road, Dublin, Ireland
01 269 6116
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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 cozy saturday evening with good food

we arrived late at our B&B nearby and were recomended this place by the hosts, and we can recomend it further. Only a couple of tables were free, but we got one. Efficient waiter that took good care of our dietary requirements. Well, he was not only efficient, but very pleasant too. The food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we arrived late at our B&B nearby and were recomended this place by the hosts, and we can recomend it further. Only a couple of tables were free, but we got one. Efficient waiter that took good care of our dietary requirements. Well, he was not only efficient, but very pleasant too. The food was delicious, and it was nice... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Four of us went there last week and had a lovely night. Decor not to everyone's taste being very much olde worldy. My son was there a few nights later and described it as old-fashioned and much too bright so maybe they could lower the lights a bit. Anyway, back to the food. Starters were delicious but very much on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

I had never heard of this restaurant but the staff had and recommended it so we booked it. We had a nice table for the twelve of us and what struck me was how non pushy they were re drinks and wine before we ordered. They brought tap when we ordered water. This was a refreshing change. The food was... More 

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2 Thank Hoai L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We are locals and we love to come here for lunch on the weekends, great food, and really nice environment, perfect for families with kids

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Very good food at this restaurant in Donnybrook. The black pudding starter was a bit on the dry side and the portion was relatively small but the kidneys main course was simply outstanding. Pleasant interior and friendly staff. Fair value for money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service, greeted by owner on the way in, nice touch. The quality of the food was good but felt the menu was lacking some imagination. Good wine list, enjoyed the meal and would recommend it for a place to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic meal as part of a tour group. 3 course Fresh "farm to fork" cuisine with wine. The beef was so tender and the smoked trout appetizer was delicious. The owner was so friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Food average, comfortable, lacks atmosphere, reasonable service but lacked warmth, wouldn't go again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

O'Connells is a fresh "farm to fork" restaurant with a wonderful traditional atmosphere. We ate at this restaurant as part of a tour, were served by the owner who was a humble and gracious host. The food was amazing, overall 5 star experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

a busy restaurant, overwhelmingly mature clients. Prices were stiff and food was very good. I liked especially the black pudding they served. Owner greeted personally, staff was nice. Everything was a little old fashioned, or Old World style but in a good sense.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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