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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 #352 of 1,839 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $65 - $162
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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English first
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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67 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Adare, Ireland
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Went there for an anniversary as it was recommended by the merrion staff, we were really looking forward to it as it has a 1 star and we were told that they knew it was our anniversary and wold look after us. The Restaurant is in in a room on the second floor and is nothing special however very clean... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

On arrival you are greeted by a very professional friendly team who really look after you. The menu is inventive and seasonal. The food was exceptional - I cannot recommend the trout starter enough - absolutely perfect !! We all chose different dishes and all of them were fabulous. The staff are well briefed on the food and with every... More

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Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The chef interacts personally with his patrons/guests which makes the entire experience special. His passion about food is evident from the moment one enters the restaurant. The food was excellent, I felt totally in awe of the moment, surrounds and the atmosphere. His staff are a little too 'stiff' and it's a pity that his passion is not passed on... More

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