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Chapter One

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18-19 Parnell Sq., Dublin, Ireland
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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158 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Dined here for our staff Christmas Dinner (how spoiled were we) last night and as I expected was not disappointed. There were 12 of us and we were seated in The Jameson Room. Cured mackerel starter, followed by venison which sliced like butter and a white chocolate ice cream dessert. Accompanied by beautiful wine, great company all made the evening... More 

Thank flynn1812
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

I turned up tired and unkempt from a long journey and was treated like royalty. Food was terrific, wine list better and they fact that a family of 8 including four children under ten all managed to have dinner without any drama was amazing. Best restaurant in Ireland. Go.

1 Thank Dr Wayne H
Greater Dublin
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The next time I'm asked for a recommendation for a good restaurant in Dublin it won't be difficult to choose. Chapter One is head and shoulders above anything I've experienced to date in Ireland or overseas. From the moment we arrived until our departure some considerable time later we experienced friendly staff and great food served with quiet efficiency. The... More 

Thank Mark Q
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Amazing experience at Chapter One started with the friendly greeting from the Maitre d'. We were shown to the bar where we picked some drinks and were served promptly. After ordering from the great menu our group of 5 were shown to our private table, set in the old coal bunker of the building. The staff remembered what we had... More 

Thank nickbrazel
Dublin, Ireland
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Great welcome on arrival, the older guy who might be the owner (not sure) is very funny in a very natural charming way. All the staff are very knowledgeable, the food is excellent of course..........and i didn't feel fleeced when the bill came.......and I am from Cavan. Wow!

Thank Ruairi77
London, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

There were three in our party for this restaurant even though we booked for four, they quickly re-arranged the table and we were seated in a handsome room, very quiet on our arrival and we thought that we would be alone but fortunately it quickly filled up and had a great atmosphere. The meal is priced as a four course... More 

Thank Abogail
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Last year, my sister and I decided to start ticking off some of the boxes on our 'Bucket List', and one of those was to have dinner at Chapter One restaurant. We had lived in Dublin many years ago but eating at a Michelin star restaurant was way out of our grasp at the time. Also after having seen Ross... More 

Thank IrelandMaryG
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My boyfriend and I went to celebrate my birthday. We were greeted at the door and were made to feel extremely welcome. We were sat in a quiet corner of the restaurant and staff were attentive throughout the night, even writing down personal recommendations of places to go afterwards. We opted for the taster menu which was exquisite and definitely... More 

1 Thank Lydiapatience
Horley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

First time in Dublin and chose Chapter One for dinner to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. From the moment we arrived the service was warm, friendly and exceptional. The atmosphere of the restaurant was welcoming and not at all pretentious. The food was incredibly delicious, in fact possibly the best meal we've had (we ate the four course dinner). Our waiter... More 

Thank Lottieloves0
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Totally spur of the moment following visit to the Hugh Lane Gallery next door. Warmly welcomed us despite late arrival and no booking. (But have to ring bell to get in. We thought it was closed at first) Michelin star style food that is always an interesting treat for us. Would not go every day but great experience in every... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Contemporary
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, 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?