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Thorntons Restaurant

#178 of 1,830 Restaurants in Dublin
#192 of 2,012 Places to Eat 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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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 192
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 33
    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
Excellent dining with a twist!

Went here for dinner during our last night in Dublin, and it was outstanding! Kevin Thornton and his team are amazing and the food is out of this world! It's not often that you go to a fine restaurant and see the head chef mingling with the guests, but Kevin was walking around the entire night, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
RachelFoster522
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Went here for dinner during our last night in Dublin, and it was outstanding! Kevin Thornton and his team are amazing and the food is out of this world! It's not often that you go to a fine restaurant and see the head chef mingling with the guests, but Kevin was walking around the entire night, and it was such... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

On the 20th of May 2015, I and my other half had a table booked at the Michelin Star, Thornton’s Restaurant located directly across from St. Stephens Green on the first floor of the Fitzwilliam hotel. As you proceed up the separate staircase, you are met by lush carpet and a single solitary glass door with the signature Thornton’s logo.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We had a superb meal for two in Thorntons on Saturday 16th May. The restaurant is situated on the first floor of the Fitzwilliam Hotel overlooking St. Stephen’s Green. The setting and atmosphere were lovely with a relaxed mood and stylish décor. The staff were very friendly, extremely helpful and very professional. After the Oyster appetiser, we had the Roast... More 

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Kent, UK
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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I went to Thorntons on my own and was delighted. The staff were very attentive, resisting the urge to rush me through my meal, as so many restaurants do for solo diners. I had a tasting menu which was wonderful. I was offered an amuse bouche of oysters which I declined - an alternative was brought, which was delicious. There... More 

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Thornton's R, Public Relations Manager at Thorntons Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to welcome you back to Thornton's soon. More 

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Excellent service, excellent food. The restaurant has one Michelin star. One of the best restaurants in Dublin.

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Thornton's R, Public Relations Manager at Thorntons Restaurant, responded to this review

Delighted you had an enjoyable time, hope to welcome you back to Thornton's soon. More 

Banbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Enjoyed anniversary dinner at Thorntons. From start to finish it just got better and better. Best dining experience since Le Gavroche Kevin Thornton and his staff's attention to detail makes you feel very special Oyster appetiser and prawn starter were excellent, and the main course of sika deer was fantastic.Chocolate mousse creme brûlée with coconut bubbles was heaven, so so... More 

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Thornton's R, Public Relations Manager at Thorntons Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind sentiments. We are very glad your special occasion was memorable and hope to welcome you back to Thornton's. More 

UK
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My second visit to Thorntons did not disappoint. Everything from the service staff and atmosphere is first class. The food is creative and excellent quality. A real treat- try the tasting menus for good value.

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Thornton's R, Public Relations Manager at Thorntons Restaurant, responded to this review

We are delighted you had such a good time. Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions, we look forward to welcoming you back to Thornton's soon. More 

Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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244 reviews 244 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A very good restaurant indeed! The décor was excellent; staff generally were very good and some of the food was exceptional. It was quiet on the night we went and so the ambience was not great. But otherwise!! We were offered a choice of six types of bread and got repeat offers. My only gripe was that the bread was... More 

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Thornton's R, Public Relations Manager at Thorntons Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share these lovely comments. Our staff are thrilled they made such a good impression. We look forward to welcoming you back to Thornton's. More 

Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Thornton’s Restaurant 👍👍👍👌 Modern, classical business style restaurant. Posh. Very nice! We confess Thornton’s deserves a 👍👍👍👍👌 for food, but the very limited wine list demanded the downgrade despite the fact we sipped something excellent.... FOOD Chocolate creme brûlée with coconut bubbles. Coconut bubbles heavenly. Cheese....All Irish 👍 Please visit http://www.gastronaughties.com/?p=4465 for full review

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Thornton's R, Public Relations Manager at Thorntons Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We really appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to Thornton's again. More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We visited this michelin star restaurant earlier this month with my wife during a visit to Dublin; our experience was too normal to repeat. We had the lunch menu. We went for the artichoke salad, a ham terrine and both of us decided to go for the beef cheeks as main course. In summary, we found the quality and the... More 

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Thornton's R, Public Relations Manager at Thorntons Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to write of your experience at Thornton's and for your lovely feedback regarding our team. We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back. 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 56 - 139
  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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