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Chapter One

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18-19 Parnell Sq., Dublin D01 T3V8, Ireland
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came here with a group from work , having read the reviews, with great expectations unfortunately left disappointed. The food was nice, had the halibut as mains but at the price it should be & perhaps I expected too much , biggest complaint would be the portions, that honestly could be a bit bigger, but I was somewhat expecting... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here with great expectations and I didn't leave disappointed. Everything seems to be perfect, kind of unreal, felt like Alice in wonderland. I couldn't even understand how a simple ice cream could taste so amazing, and I don't even like ice cream. If I had a single complain would be the portions, that honestly could be a bit... More 

Thank Bud2301
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My colleague Fahad, was getting married and we booked chapter 1 to give him a good send off and celebrate his wedding. What an amazing venue. It was an experience I will never forget. The staff were amazing, be it with their exemplary knowledge of the menu on offer and their excellent service and charming and friendly delivery. Our food... More 

Thank traolach65
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Did not make reservation and was a last minute decision to dine here on Wednesday after finding out that there will be no bus services for the next 2 days due to a protest. Got off the bus at Parnell Square, walked and arrived at the restaurant shortly after 5.30 pm. Have been doing the walking tour earlier and my... More 

Thank AprilMalaysia
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156 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All my 3 dishes from the €70 fixed price 3-course menu were perfect, tasty, delicious. But the stand-out was the Tapioca starter which 3 of us tried and all loved. The wine-waiter's choices of wine for us were towards the bottom of the price ranking, but still perfect for our mixed choices of fish and meat. A spectacle worth the... More 

Thank EuroTraveller52
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very enjoyable fine dining experience with amazing food and an exceptional wine menu to choose from and the service was fantastic. It's great to see such high standards of service from the moment you make a reservation all the way through to them helping you get a taxi at the end of a great evening. Top class

Thank arderin
Dublin, Ireland
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here four times over, 10 years. Twice as a group of three couples, once with my wife, and lastly, I brought my 35 year old sister for a birthday lunch. Always excellent, though the first time was somehow more perfect, for the six of us. Not a drop in standards since then, rather the massive impression one's... More 

Thank djgos1
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been there in a while but it's an absolute must go for anybody visiting Dublin . But needs to be booked in advance . I've never been disappointed even as a vegetarian . My husband & family are not veggies and it's a favourite with them also .🎈🎈🎈

Thank fifib60
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is in a strange location but still only yards from Dublins O'Connell street at the North end of Parnell Square.... If you don't find it easily...keep looking, it is a treasure hunt you won't regret. It's isn't cheap but €200-€250 will get you the most amazing meal in town. It is a special event and worth the cost.... More 

Thank BenSHardlanger
Dublin, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nowhere to spend a long lunch, particuarily in lead up to Christmas, so atmospheric and absolutely 'to die' for food and fab service

Thank cathyfoymorrow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Irish, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18-19 Parnell Sq., Dublin D01 T3V8, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: 01-873-22-66

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