We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1,847 Dublin Restaurants

Thorntons Restaurant

128 St. Stephen's Green | Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 1 478 7008
Improve this listing
Ranked #310 of 1,847 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $63 - $159
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Irish
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South City Centre
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.
Write a Review

241 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We were very impressed by this restaurant and having been to a number of Michelin Star restaurants we have to say this is way up there. We had the tasting menu and wine, the service was very good and timed well. As for the food, the menu was clearly very well thought out and the quality was outstanding. The chef... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Naas, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Our evening was impacted by a family with young children, who were quiet vocal. We were distracted from the food and hampered our overall experience. When we were leaving at 21.50, the restaurant staff were dismissive of our complaint. Not an inexpensive night out, therefore we left unsatisfied, especially feeling for other diners if they had organised babysitters for their... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Saturday 14th September was our first experience of eating out in a michelin star restaurant and we were not disappointed. The staff at Thornton's restaurant were both friendly and attentive and welcomed us with open arms. The food that was brought to our table was nearly too good to eat and even the photos we took didn't do the presentation... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My husband and I had a lovely evening for our Anniversary at Thornton's Restaurant. It was my first visit, my husband has been with friends and clients. I was a bit apprehensive as I am not very adventurous with new tastes and do not eat fish at all. I had the Beetroot salad which was lovely, the Beetroot jelly was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Had a lovely meal here. All of the highest class. Loved the chef who we met numerous times and who is a real character. It has a real sense of the culture he stamps on the place. Service was good. Gentle relaxed atmosphere. Good wine list and we guided to unexpected great wines by sommelier. Would come back when coming... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bratislava, Slovakia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Of the 4 restaurants where we had dinner in Dublin this was the most disappointing. The Michelin rating was the reason we had selected this particular restaurant. My spouse and I both selected the turbot for our main course. We were both disappointed since it was rather bland and rubbery. The service was just OK. The location in centre city... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We visited Thorntons for a special birthday. It was wonderful, the service was superb. The staff were courteous, friendly and very professional. We had the tasting menu with wine tasting and both were really superb. Kevin Thornton came to the table at the end of the meal, wished us well and presented a chocolate birthday treat, which was a really... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was undoubtedly one of the top 5 meals I have had, and a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The setting is fine, without being spectacular, although the photographs on the wall (taken by Kevin Thornton) provide character. The service started a little slow, and given that the first thing we had ordered was a bottle of champagne, this was a little... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Limerick, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

One word to describe this restaurant 'Amazing' this was my husbands 30th birthday present. The service was superb, we had the tasting menu and the wine tasting both were amazing. Kevin Thornton himself was so friendly and described two of our courses, I thought the wines suited each course brilliantly and this is by far the best meal we have... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If music be the food of love, play on.......In Thornton's Restaurant in Dublin, the high notes, the lower notes and all the notes in between are all in perfect harmony in the truly creative and exquisite food which Maestro Kevin Thornton produces. The excellent service and great wines all combine to give, what can be described as, a command performance.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Thorntons Restaurant also viewed

Dublin, County Dublin
Dublin, County Dublin
Dublin, County Dublin

Been to Thorntons Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Thorntons Restaurant?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing