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Silk Road Cafe

Chester Beatty Library | Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 407 0770
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Chester Beatty Library | Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We dined here recently after lunch time and were seated immediately. We enjoyed the Moroccan style chicken with okra and rice and the lamb curry, both of which were delicious. The service was excellent and we were given good advice about the content of each...More

Thank Ciaran B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in Dublin castle to see two of the special exhibitions and were ready for a break. We decided to have a proper lunch as the menu looked very interesting and we were not disappointed! The cuisine is mainly Mediterranean. There was a good...More

Thank Cherry P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exotic, surprising , colourful, tempting dishes are served up from this very popular and tiny kitchen. A main with 2 good side salads are reasonably priced. Teas and coffees are served up with delectable choices of cakes, cookies and custards. Try the phenomenal rose flavoured...More

Thank rhamba k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a too-hasty visit to the Chester Beatty Library, we were glad we took time for a quick lunch here. The changing menu featured dishes with Asian, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern heritage. I especially liked the olive salad and stuffed pepper. The cafe staff work...More

Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after our visit to the CB manuscripts while waiting for our Dublin Castle tour to begin. Very pleasant sitting in the courtyard with our well prepared coffee (versus what we experienced at Trinity College). Coffees x2, 1 herbal tea, 2 small pastries...More

Thank vsbrinkman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Serving perfect food for library visitors and not only, friendly staff, great selection, and warm atmosphere!

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for lunch with my one year old and ordered a falafel sandwich. It was delicious. The staff could not have been more helpful, they could see I had my hands full with my son so they helped me with my tray and poured...More

Thank Claire H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the Dublin castle we dropped into the Chester Beatty Library for the exhibition of the Japanese Surimono Prints and came upon this little gem. Palestinian-Turkish family cafe that serves the most delicious salads as well as hot meat and vegetarian dishes. Middle-eastern sweets...More

Thank Kolka2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate lunch here 2 years ago after we had walked around the Library. So this time, we persuaded our nephew and his wife to come here with us for lunch. There was a good range and it was great to be able to order...More

Thank kerilou
Reviewed July 9, 2017

We had booked ahead for "afternoon tea" and I think for this reason were seated in a small section separate from the main cafe. I would have preferred to have been in the main section. The area we were in was through an arch from...More

Thank Whatsthatisee
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $18
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
10:00 am - 4:45 pm
10:00 am - 4:45 pm
10:00 am - 4:45 pm
10:00 am - 4:45 pm
10:00 am - 4:45 pm
11:00 am - 4:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chester Beatty Library | Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 407 0770
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