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Thorntons Restaurant

#230 of 1,969 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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South City Centre
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128 St. Stephen's Green | Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 478 7008
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Thornton's Restaurant is an award winning Michelin starred restaurant...
Thornton's Restaurant is an award winning Michelin starred restaurant located in the heart of Dublin City overlooking the leafy expanse of St Stephen's Green. Innovative and exquisite cuisine, presentation referred to as 'artwork on a plate' and service often compared to a theatrical performance make for a truly memorable experience at Thornton's Restaurant. There is attention to detail in every aspect of the experience, from the intricate food through to the impressive wine list and professional service. Our changing menu reflects the seasonal and local produce available to us and underpins our passion for reigniting the importance of the seasons. Working closely with our providers that supply us with the highest quality of ingredients, we can ensure that our produce is ethically sourced, sustainable and most importantly the best we can obtain. Head Chef and Proprietor Kevin Thornton is widely regarded as Ireland's best chef. Having featured in everything from the Irish Times to the New York Times, Thornton's is celebrated as one of the best restaurants in Ireland and is also internationally commended.
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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 179
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Traditional food with a twist

We visited en famille for a celebration. Overall, this place is excellent, although it could tighten up on one or two areas. The entrance is a little unprepossessing, through a dull doorway and up two flights of stairs (the restaurant is in some way part of a hotel). The décor is as you would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
theblackhand
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London, UK
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, UK
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We visited en famille for a celebration. Overall, this place is excellent, although it could tighten up on one or two areas. The entrance is a little unprepossessing, through a dull doorway and up two flights of stairs (the restaurant is in some way part of a hotel). The décor is as you would expect, subdued lighting, dark wood, reasonably... More 

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Dublin
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Thornton’s Restaurant is a place we’d been thinking of trying for a while. The beauty of the internet is that you can look at menus in advance and make your restaurant selection with this knowledge, and recently the menu looked appetising to us, where it never had before, and so we made our reservation. We don’t have any problem paying... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you like fine dining, this restaurant is a must in Dublin. I thought that one received exceptional value for the top notch quality and creative food presented. The service was personable and exceptional from the moment we walked in the door until we left. Rather than being sent right off to our table, we appreciated the offer of starting... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Decided at the last minute to have a pre-theatre dinner here with a set menu that was fun, well presented and most importantly a pleasure to eat. The room is nice and the staff attentive. I would love to go back and enjoy a longer dining experience that includes the wine tasting.

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I made a reservation for the "Pre Theatre" sitting with €50 set menu. My partner is a strict vegetarian which I called out in my booking. This was handled by James the General Manager - from the first email he was a pleasure to deal with and made our entire experience all the better. I have not eaten in many... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We opted for the pre Theatre dinner on a Saturday night. The service was excellent and very attentive whistle being relaxed, with the chefs visit to the table a lovely added touch. The food was excellent, presented very well and by informed staff. The pre theatre fixed menu was delicious and having seen the taster menu on a neighbouring table... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Was lucky enough to get a table on a Friday evening. Was greeted with a smile when we arrived and told that our table would be ready soon. Took maybe 15-20 minutes which we enjoyed spending in the lounge/bar area. We were asked several times how we were and if everything was alright while waiting. Once seated, we ordered the... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

No complaints whatsoever, great great food, friendly attentive staff, fantastic sommelier. Went for lunch as a treat whilst in Dublin. Prices I think are to be expected, it isn't a normal restaurant, it's a lot lot better. Would definitely visit again when I return to Dublin. Amazing experience.

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Austin, Texas
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187 reviews 187 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Food was quite good. Service was very slowwwwww and exceptionally clumsy. Tried to charge me for an extra bottle of wine. Did not meet expectations. Will not return.

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Stonehouse, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We booked Thornton's to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary and it didn't disappoint. From arrival to departure we were made welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The sommelier was so helpful making wonderful recommendation's and also writing down what we had so we could source at home. The food was out of this world and faultless. I think my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 St. Stephen's Green | Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 478 7008

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 54 - 136
  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Thornton's Restaurant is an award winning Michelin starred restaurant located in the heart of Dublin City overlooking the leafy expanse of St Stephen's Green. Innovative and exquisite cuisine, presentation referred to as 'artwork on a plate' and service often compared to a theatrical performance make for a truly memorable experience at Thornton's Restaurant. There is attention to detail in every aspect of the experience, from the intricate food through to the impressive wine list and professional service. Our changing menu reflects the seasonal and local produce available to us and underpins our passion for reigniting the importance of the seasons. Working closely with our providers that supply us with the highest quality of ingredients, we can ensure that our produce is ethically sourced, sustainable and most importantly the best we can obtain. Head Chef and Proprietor Kevin Thornton is widely regarded as Ireland's best chef. Having featured in everything from the Irish Times to the New York Times, Thornton's is celebrated as one of the best restaurants in Ireland and is also internationally commended.
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?