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18-19 Parnell Sq., Dublin D01 T3V8, Ireland
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2015

I can safely say we had the best service ever at Chapter One. Special shout to Sharon Shevlin who was amazing to us and the incredibly warm maitre d' who told us all about the history of the place, its surrounds and noticed immediately that we were celebrating (without prompt - attention to detail). They made us feel very special.... More 

3 Thank FionaKehily
Istanbul, Turkey
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

I don't know if this restaurant is doing exceptionally well or has appalling customer service - or both - but my two emails attempting to make a reservation were completely ignored.

11 Thank michaelluke
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2015

We phoned up and booked the lunch time tasting menu. I forgot to tell them my boyfriend is in a wheelchair and when I phoned back I discovered it was in a basement. To my surprise they told me that they are happy to carry customers down the stairs, which isn't something I'd expect! We arrived and the maitre d'... More 

2 Thank CarolynPhillips
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2015

Booked Chapter One for a birthday celebration after reading Trip Advisor reviews, and were not disappointed. The restaurant staff were extremely knowledgeable about the food and explained every course. We loved the friendly relaxed atmosphere and all the conversations with the waiters. I have said beneath not for familes with kids, only because it is sophisticated dining. We enjoyed trying... More 

1 Thank Juwit57
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great food, served in a great atmosphere, extremely well decorated and comfortable surroundings - nice and quiet - personal attention from the maitre d

Thank dearbhla f
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had dinner with our teenage sons recently on a Saturday night. Very relaxing and staff were extremely friendly. We had a great night and enjoyed the food. We thought the food was lovely and technically faultless. Then this week we ate lunch in the Greenhouse in Dawson street. All I can say is Chapter One has a competitor for... More 

1 Thank IrishEastcoast
Ballygally, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went to Chapter 1 with family to celebrate a special birthday and what a place to do it. From the welcome at the door and the first aperitif to the cheeseboard the whole dining experience was one really memorable occasion. The waiting staff were friendly and attentive without being precocious and the food was a credit to the chef, well... More 

Thank Jomaliem31
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2015

When you dine at a culinary institution like this, expectations are high. Unfortunately Chapter 1 didn't fully live up to them on this occasion. Service was warm throughout, but our starter was, simply put, flat. I realized that a key component (confit lemon) was not added to the dish to lend a much needed freshness (for all 4 of us!).... More 

Thank Witness2theprosecutn
Dublin, Ireland
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87 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

This was definitely one of my favourite meals in Dublin! The restaurant itself is gorgeous and the service is exceptional. The chef came out to greet us and chat to us about the food he was cooking! To start I chose the buttermilk soup, and we were served a great selection of deliciously fresh breads. The soup was fantastic -... More 

Thank Spet6
Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2015

Really good, enjoyed it a lot. Food isn't bad value but wine is very pricey! Service is very good also

Thank LouiseDublin8888

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?