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Olesya's Wine Bar

#379 of 1,949 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
South City Centre
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18 Exchequer Street, Dublin, Ireland
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We have been going to Olesya's now for a number of years and each time we can't wait to come to Dublin again to go there. It's a charming wine bar that serves a very compact but delicious menu. Each time we've been we have tried something different on the menu and have never been disappointed. The wines are fabulous... More 

Thank VictoriaFM
Rome, Italy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

My girl and I have visited Dublin for two weeks, in that period we've gone in this place for 3 times... We've found quality as well in the products as in the service, so to become our favorite place where spend some nice time drinking a glass of wine (250 ml each one) and eating something... To sum up: Large... More 

1 Thank Sandro P
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend went here on August bank holiday Sunday at around 6pm . We both ordered the three course early bird . The terrine was just horrible served with crustinni and some leaves with a balsamic creme . Then after my disappointment of the starter we sat outside for a cigarette . The main came out in seconds... More 

Thank Kated1985
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

After a horrible experience at Jo'Burher down the road, my friends and I decided that we needed a drink. We had no reservation, we just wanted to get a glass of wine. The wine selection was superb, staff so nice. I had a look at the menu we will definitely be back. The wine was delicious. The Argentinian Malbec was... More 

Thank masmccar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The wine selection here was impressive, especially the choices available by the glass. The wait staff were very friendly, and the risotto special was excellent. The place is warm and sophisticated, but not stuffy.

Thank JWLDallas
Dublin, Ireland
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134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We grabbed a table outside this week. Lots of house rules about time and must eat etc etc. This is a hamburger only joint selling alcohol also. The location is good on a busy thoroughfare. The waiters - all with trendy lots of facial hair - were cheerful and efficient. We went for the fish option and without bread. So... More 

Thank Shay O
Dublin, Ireland
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58 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Visited with a friend who had a Deal Rush voucher. This had been mentioned when booking but waiter didn't seem too happy about it. It would take a week to read the wine list, fantastic range, but food menu very minimal. The food was good and nicely served. I didn't find the staff very friendly and consequently not much of... More 

Thank Alice M
Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wanted light meal with nice wine before going to the Riverdance performance at the Gaiety Theatre. We ordered one platter and two glasses of wine. There were only two other groups in the restaurant and the waiter got our order incorrect. We had the veggie platter which was good, but drastically overpriced. The waiter just hung out behind the counter... More 

Thank skolodzy
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The wine list saves this from a really poor rating. Service was lacklustre, to put it charitably. We had the stroganoff, which was frankly boring. The wines by the glass are good value. Come for a nice glass of wine and a snack.

1 Thank MelbourneDavo
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We found this wine bar by chance and decided to go in. Lovely atmosphere, excellent staff and an extensive wine menu which was reasonably priced considering it is in the centre of Dublin.

Thank KevinTrowell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, Wine Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 1:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Exchequer Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: 35316724087

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?