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Roly's Bistro

#79 of 1,978 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 1 668 2611
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good, flavoursome and freshly prepared food, that needs just some fine touches - like: fresh, rather than dried, basil in the soup, boiling, rather than hot, water in the tea, etc. Limited vegetarian option. Quick, polite and visibly stressed staff. Perfectly clean space. Incredibly busy during lunch. Above average choice of desserts. Selection of foods to take away.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent haddock and chips, very well cooked and presented with great service and a nice pleasant environment. The desserts were great too. Here's a tip, get there early, they do a 'pre theatre' deal of two courses for €25. Would certainly go there again!

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Thank ZaahidBharmal
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food and service at Roly's is invariably top-class. Attentiveness of service is second to none. We frequently return.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A 'works outing' - OK an excuse to go and eat after the serious work of the RDS. Very handy for the RDS, the short walk helps on cold evenings such as we 'enjoyed' last week. Clearly a popular haunt and rightly so. Some problems with explaining that we wanted a quartered lime to go with the water but we... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was there horse show week and a friends birthday . Very good service and food. Even though it was v busy still got great service

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Thank 55MaryD1755
dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent food will be back. The service was excellent, it was a busy evening in the restaurant, but nothing was to much effort for the staff.

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Thank amddublin
Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with family last week . This is a good restaurant that implodes when too busy . The place was hopping and not a spare seat in the house , and it's 6 o clock on a Thursday!!!! Same happened last year .. the extra staff at this time of year totally untrained . The wine was thrown at us... More 

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Waterford Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fab meal and service, staff very professional and friendly, would highly recommend it to anyone, a real treat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our last night in Dublin... we wander down from our hostekry and on the recommendation of the lady on reception at The Ballsbridge Hotel , we go into Roly's . " Do you have a reservation ? " " No " We reply ... it doesn't seem to be a problem and in two minutes we are whisked upstairs to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a delicious dinner at Rolys. The restaurant was very busy but our server attended to us like we were the only ones there. Food was excellent and it was raining very heavily when we arrived and they took my umbrella and stored it near door for me which was a nice touch! We'll definitely be back!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: +353 1 668 2611
Description
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?