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Thorntons Restaurant

128 St. Stephen's Green | Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 1 478 7008
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Ranked #344 of 1,797 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $68 - $170
Cuisines: Irish
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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.
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78% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Food out of this world - even got a tasting menu catered to my vegetarian needs. Chef Thornton very welcoming and entertaining. Staff and waiting service second to none.

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Ennis, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

A large group (20 of us) went for Saturday night dinner recently & while the food was good quality, the whole experience was an extreme disappointment and this was not just a personal view; I spoke to at least 12 of the group afterwards and everybody said the same thing. It took 2.5 hours from when we arrived (on time)... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great restaurant. Deserves its Michelin star. Service exemplary. Food of a very high quality and very reasonably priced.

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We ate here on our last evening in Dublin, and had already dined in some very nice restaurants. This was amazing. The food was so good, elegantly prepared and plated, and the flavours were different and so good. We ordered separately, as opposed to the tasting menu, and everything was to die for. I get it.

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Lagos, Portugal
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Nice atmosphere, excellent food combined with efficient and friendly staff! Highly recommended. ............................................................

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Wayland, Massachusetts, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This restaurant should most definitely be at the top of the TripAdvisor list. I went there with my family, including two teenagers, and we had a wonderful meal. The staff was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave us some great suggestions. The food was delicious, the dining room was lovely, the presentation was excellent and the staff was perfect.... More

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Visited Thorntons for a family dinner and had the pre theatre menu at €50 pp. Thought it was excellent value for the standard of the food which was prepared with great attention to detail and was delicious. As each course came out, Kevin Thornton came to the table and explained the dishes and briefly told us how they had been... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Really enjoyed the food and the evening, service was a little slow at times overall a very nice experience

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Saturday off for a change and decided to treat myself for lunch. Could not recall having dined at Thorntons in my 14 years in Dublin, so decided to give is a go. Three course for €45, two courses €35.00. Opted for 3 courses and a glass of wine with each. Food was ok, staff were friendly, though some inconsisitencies between... More

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Boulder, CO
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My husband and I went to Thorntons while visiting Ireland, to celebrate our anniversary. We did the tasting menu during lunch along with a bottle of wine. The service was top notch, very attentive in the best possible way. The bread was delicious. In addition to the tasting menu, the chef also incorporated surprise food items along the way. We... More

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Kevin T, Manager at Thorntons Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your feedback & we are delighted you enjoyed your experience here at Thornton's Restaurant. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future. Best Wishes from the team at Thornton's. More

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