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Roly's Bistro

#62 of 1,948 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Blanchardstown, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

From the minute we walked in the service was very friendly and welcoming. Food was very tasty and it is easily accessible to tourists without cars

Thank tarabyrne99
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went to Roly's a last week with 3 other work colleagues. I had a reservation and we were seated immediately. The restaurant was full and there was a great buzz. Overall the food was “grand”. My Fillet was cooked to perfection but shared sides for 4 was a pain. Puree carrots is not something I expect as a side... More 

Thank Conor R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined on a Monday evening and expected it to be quiet. Wrong! It was packed and we were lucky to get a table. That must say something in itself. Surroundings, service and food were all excellent. I can't recall being in a noisier restaurant. There was no need for background music. Apparently it's always like this - the atmosphere... More 

Thank Bradway9
Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to grab a bite to go or sit down for a meal. Although it is a bit pricey the food is delicious. You can tell that many locals frequent this establishment which is often a clue that it's worth the stop.

Thank Marci C
Belfast, N. Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Roly's quite a few times now and have never been disappointed by the food! The service is good and the atmosphere warm and friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to those visiting the Ballsbridge area of Dublin.

1 Thank happy_to_travel_8
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely dinner our first night in Dublin. Comfy and cozy in a booth, we enjoyed amazing chicken and salmon dinners. Definitely worth the trip!

Thank dbest17
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let us split sandwich and soup both where well made fresh and delicious. They have an upstairs for more formal dining would definitely go back if I had more room baked goods looked scrumptious.

Thank rnbarry1
Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant became our dining out venue 3 times in 7 nights and with so many others on offer, this had to be good. It's not a huge place and they do suggest booking, but when you are touring/exploring Dublin, you never quite know where you might be at 7pm. On 2 occasions we were given the last table and... More 

Thank mulika
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Roly's Bistro in Ballsbridge Dublin 4 was a treat! We had the option of dining upstairs (more expensive) or on the main floor (less expensive) and we choose to stay downstairs. The food was excellent and the service discreet and friendly. Unfortunately, two tables seemed to compete for noise levels and we had to suffer this until one of the... More 

Thank velma772016
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to Roly's so many times over the last couple of years about time I gave a positive review. Whether it's a voucher deal or blowout dinner the staff in Roly's are always professional and friendly. How many times must they sing Happy Birthday on an average Saturday night, and always with gusto! I've eaten just about everything on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: 35316682611
Roly's Bistro opened in Dublin in November 1992 and quickly became one of the city's busiest and best loved restaurants. Its reasonably-priced menu and wine list together with a casual, light-hearted atmosphere made it an instant hit with everybody from romantic couples to families, from business executives to local and visiting celebrities. Today, a team of 27 chefs serve freshly-cooked food to over three thousand people a week without compromising on quality and standards. Fresh heated bread is baked daily in the bakery.

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