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Thorntons Restaurant

#240 of 1,940 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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
Closed now
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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
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 174
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 17
    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
AMAZING

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Katy B
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Stonehouse, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Stonehouse, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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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Cartagena, Spain
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157 reviews 157 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

To be fair this was our 2nd selection on a cold February night but in future it will be the 1st choice! From arrival to departure the service and attention is faultless, knowledgeable and courteous. The menu is interesting and intense with terrific flavours and style. We loved it! The wine list is extensive but lacks reasonably priced Rioja's &... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The first phone call to book the restaurant set the tone for a memorable experience. The staff are very pleasant and efficient without being in any way intrusive. My husband and I had the Tasting Menu, and were so glad that we did. Every dish from the pre-starter to coffee was just a taste sensation. The combination of flavours and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My Husbent loves this restaurant and Kevin Thornton so we when just before Christmas as a treat and by , it was a great treat , I never tasted food like this , I be going back for my Birthday well done

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Belfast N Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had dinner for 9 people - the meal and wine can only be described as superb. Management were most welcoming not only on arival but in prior emails when making the reservation. All the staff were so efficient and friendly and even Mr Thornton took time out from his busy night to say congratulations to our special guest on... More 

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had the tasting menu and I thought it was pretty awesome. Kevin Thornton himself served some of the courses and had interesting stories to tell about the particular course, the ingredients and the way it was prepared. The whole presentation, the service and the attention of the staff was delicious. This restaurant has been around for some time but... More 

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Ireland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I have been very fortunate as a twenty two year old to have been brought here multiple times by my parents. I was a bit worried about eating in a Michelin star restaurant and not fitting in as a young adult but I didn't need to worry, all the staff are very kind and Kevin and his wife are lovely... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at Thorntons. We went for the tasting lunch menu and it was exceptional. A really creative and innovative meal with outstanding service and attention to detail. In my view still the best restaurant in dublin.

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I brought my wife to Thorntons expecting wonderful things. I guess I was under the impression that we would experience fine dining, a great atmosphere and enjoyable afternoon. It was a little disappointing overall. Very nice food. No argument at all. However, we have eaten in great restaurants around the world and in Ireland, from Roux to Ramsey and Thorntons... More 

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Dublin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Six of us went to dinner pre christmas (incidentally I was not paying) it was beautiful but so expensive €75 a head without wine, price out of reach of most individuals, frequented mainly by the very wealthy/expense account holders. Tried it once and probably would not be happy to pay €75 again, a couple here could easily spend €250.00 (fine... 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 57 - 142
  • 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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