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Cafe en Seine

#165 of 2,035 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
South City Centre
As featured in Dublin for Foodies! and 2 other guides
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40 Dawson Street, Dublin, Ireland
1-677 4567
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12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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Lovely place, good food,

(try the black puddin' and celeriac spring rolls!), good wine list and courteous staff. The decor is not very Dublin, but the crowd certainly is!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Richard V
Gedding, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The building, the cocktails, the atmosphere...all were just amazing!!!! What a beautiful bar...the decor is out of this world!! And the cocktail menu is wonderful...a small selection but such high quality!! I've never tasted anything like it!!!! Football on for the men too...but not in a loud blaring way!!! I wish we had one of these bars at home!!!!

Thank REW29
Lucan, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was lovely. The food was delicious, the atmosphere relaxing, the music perfect. It was a great place to meet friends, listen to the music and enjoy the morning.

Thank RavenousReader
Hertfordshire, UK
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Cafe en Seine on our last visit to Dublin, we ordered mojitos and they were the best I have ever had... The decor was stunning with all types of art deco furnishings everywhere, I had to go for a walk around as it was stunning! Very misleading from the street as it only looks like a small cafe... More 

Thank Alipali77
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came to dublin for a night with my partner got told by this bar you had to have reservations at first we thought it was because my partner has tasteful visible tattoos but found out from the staff at the hotel we stayed at that his friends get in and one even has a tattoo on his face after reading... More 

Thank bettyboo87
Dublin, Ireland
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105 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After walking in from a cold damp Dublin street you are transported to a small piece of Paris, where after a few moments you could easily be confinced that you are in fact in a Paris bistro. Great bar attracting a lovely crowd and attended to by very plesent staff.

Thank JAMYDublin_Ireland
Gedding, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

(try the black puddin' and celeriac spring rolls!), good wine list and courteous staff. The decor is not very Dublin, but the crowd certainly is!

Thank Richard V
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere for after work or just business meet. Bar food is very good value. You wont be disappointed. If i can mention floor staff is very good for service.

Thank Gharte121
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The thing that really stood out to me and my partner about this place is how hidden the fantastic decor is, we nearly walked past it, due to the rather dull frontage that lacks any of the "WOW" factor hidden inside. When entering the cafe, the first thing that strikes you is the beautiful renaissance interior that really does make... More 

Thank Sean B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! I love the interior and the atmosphere......oh and the drinks! The food is pretty good too!! However, the service could be a bit better! You Keep needing to ask for drinks or bills, otherwise it's awesome!

Thank toesblanket
Drogheda, Ireland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

v. relaxed environment for Saturday lunch. Real nice ambience! Food was presented very well and I enjoyed it thoroughly. A step back in time to proper dining.

Thank 782niallm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Dawson Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: 1-677 4567

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am

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