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“Superb a little gem in Dublin.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olesya's Wine Bar

Olesya's Wine Bar
18 Exchequer Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
01 672 4087
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Ranked #516 of 1,813 restaurants in Dublin
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Tapas, Eastern European
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South City Centre
Dublin, Ireland
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“Superb a little gem in Dublin.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I have too say if you want a really relaxing and superb place too eat and drink from what I would also call the best wine list ever in Dublin you can't go wrong here.
From the moment you enter the staff are very friendly too the selection of food. We chose a meat platter which was amazing and just delicious.
The atmosphere is very relaxed the waiter helped us with a nice wine selection which was expensive but I didn't mind because it was spot on.
My friend and I had a great time next visit we will stay longer and really try the menu.
Can't fault this place at all. I would recommend too all. Go and enjoy you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Galway, Ireland
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“Best wine bar in Dublin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

My wife and I always visit Oleysa's when we are in Dublin. Great wine list, good food and knowledgable staff. Would recommend this place to everyone!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lovely place, great wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I was in Olesya's twice: one evening with my husband and then one Sunday afternoon with a friend: both time, I found the place really pleasant!
In both occasions we had wine and a platter of food: mixed cured meat once and cheese the other time. They were really nice and generous in size, especially the huge meat platter! The wine list is extensive and the quality high: ask their lovely staff for advise if you can't decide, they are helpful and always happy to help!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cork, Ireland
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Pleasant and relaxed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Stopped here for dinner as we liked the looked of the place, and were not disappointed.

I had wild mushroom risotto for starter and seabass with peppers and olives for main, both were simple and unpretentious but very tasty, the risotto was cooked just right for my taste, creamy in texture and well seasoned and the seabass dish was light and refreshing. My husband had pate and confit duck, and he gave thumbs up for both. Early Bird deal was also pretty good value.

The wine selection was quite good, lots of options by the glass, and this would be a great place to spend an evening with friends, sharing cheese and meat platters and tasting different wines.

The service was friendly and professional, but I did feel a bit sorry for the waiter who was working alone - as the place started to fill up it was getting hard for him to keep up with everything, despite his best efforts.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Highly recommended from a regular Dublin Visitor.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I have been going to Olesya's every now and again for about 6 years now. Its lovely to sit with a glass of wine from the extensive list available and just watch the hussel and bussel of Exchequer Street go by. i have been there for girly drinks and sharing pates of whch the mixed platter was always exceptional, for romantic dates and sometimes even engaging abet wine fueled conversations that last into the night. The thing about Olesya is that it suits so many situations. In the winter the bar is cosy, its rich colour scheme inviting and warm and in the summer months the glass shutters open up to let you take in the busy street outside from a comfortable distance. Ive never sat downstairs and prefer a table at the window. Tamara is an engaging and welcoming hostess, knowledgeable and warm while never intrusive, a true professional. The bar is open late and service is prompt. Prices are very reasonable expecially given the variety available and the location. Olesya is certainly not a place to avoid, on the contrary id urge anyone to actively seek it out and guve it a try. I assure you you wont be disappointed.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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