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O'Connells in Donnybrook

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135 Morehampton Road, Dublin, Ireland
01 269 6116
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 162
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
BRILLO

We arrived to a really friendly welcome followed by excellent service, The choice of food is varied and a lovely touch is the meat being carved at your table from the silver service trolly. We've been here many times and each time we always say "we'll be back".This place is really excellent so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
crocker73
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Dublin,Ireland
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Dublin,Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We arrived to a really friendly welcome followed by excellent service, The choice of food is varied and a lovely touch is the meat being carved at your table from the silver service trolly. We've been here many times and each time we always say "we'll be back".This place is really excellent so treat yourself and go.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I was really looking forward to eating at this restaurant after all the great things I heard about it and it didn't disappoint! The food was delicious, every mouthful was bursting with amazing flavours and the wine was incredible and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was buzzing and the impeccable service added to the already warm and friendly tasteful decor. I... More 

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Belfast
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Was here with a large number of colleagues. The meal was outstanding, the food was delicious and the service equally so. I would not hesitate to recommend or return. A real gem.

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Dublin South
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A busy but nice atmosphere in an establishment that once was a pub. Excellent food and friendly service. I will return.

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Go for it! The food is always good you won't be disappointed! The decor isn't why you're there, it's dated, but fresh food and a good wine selected...

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Wexford, Ireland
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63 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This has the atmosphere of a favourite local bistro. It features a wide range of nationally sourced dishes. We had the pate and chorizo starters, trout and lamb shank for mains, served with a good range of vegetables done the way we like. I heard of this when Tom O'Connell was featured in an Irish Food Board show for foreign... More 

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ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Brought my mother here for Sunday lunch as a birthday treat. It was busy admittedly. In spite of my mother heavily relying on a walking stick, we were seated at a table with church like pews for seating. These were extremely difficult for her to negotiate as they were impossibly tight to the table. We were given a basket with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Highly recommend! The menu has something for everyone. The wine we had was particularly good and I wish had taken note of what it was! The 'bird' menu is excellent value. Service was wonderful. Meal was delicious!

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Miami
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Wonderful meal and drink at O'Connells. The steak was superior, to even more famous restaurants in Dublin. Kind service taking care of our every needs.

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Dublin, Ireland
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62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I took my two staff here for Christmas lunch and they could not have been more accommodating or helpful with the fact that we had a coeliac guest. They explained everything on the menu to us. The food was lovely, the service attentive but unobtrusive and the price for tthe three of us was very reasonable.

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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 0 - 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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