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Thorntons Restaurant

#250 of 1,948 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
South City Centre
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Ardilaun Lodge 128 Saint Stephen's Green | Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 478 7008
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Thu - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 575 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a memorable dinner occasion at this high quality restaurant. From the booking stage right to the end of the fine meal the staff were courteous, friendly and helpful throughout, all of which added to the experience. The five course tasting menu was inventive and delicious. With just about the right quantity in each, it left us feeling quite... More 

Thank permia
Summerfield, North Carolina
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! A tasting menu made gluten free for us! No problem for the staff to create wonderful food with wine pairings that also matched our preferences in that category. I loved having descriptions of all that we ate and drank. I also enjoyed the spacing of courses...just enough time for good conversations. Definitely a lovely evening and a must do... More 

Thank Lynda W
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived late and was welcomed and sat down at a lovely table. I decided to go for the tasting plate / degustation menu and wine matching. I was not disappointed, perfect timing between dishes, wine and conversations with staff. The young sommelier was excited about her choices and enthusiastic in telling me about the wine's she had been allowed... More 

Thank Travelling_LindaG
County Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fine dining experience that is not for those who like substantial portions. The emphasis is on top quality ingredients put together superbly. The result is food with incredible flavours served by friendly informative staff. Well worth a visit if you are seeking something different.

Thank 80bgt
Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Good ambiance, easy to hold conversation. Set menu....no greens as sn option. Seeet start. Too sweet for me. Extraq small portions. I am 60+ and works for me....but the portions are extremely small. No options for main course and pigon would not be my choice. Maybe Quale, maybe Prtridge. Bill added service charge is avainst my believe. It should be... More 

Thank Ivan V
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

4th visit to Thorntons over the years and the most disappointing. Booked this before hearing of planned closure. Despite charging €75 pp (excluding wine), there was No Choice offered on the menu (even on a Saturday night). 5 course fixed menu only option available, take it or leave it. Food very underwhelming, pigeon as main course not to my taste... More 

Thank Eavan W
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Went here with my brother. We had the tasting menu. Every course was brilliant and the paired wines were perfect. Great service and atmosphere. The dessert was Apple 7 ways which for me was the stand out dish.

Thank ynnoj1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Ate in this restaurant in August this year,it was a special occasion soi thought this would be an ideal venue to celebrate.The ambiance was good and the staff very pleasant but the cost was rediculous.The food was artistically presented but this in itself could not in my opinion justify the cost of same.I have been in all the top restaurants... More 

Thank John M
Dublin, Ireland
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

I booked the restaurant for my wife's bday and on arrival we were greeted by wonderful staff.i must note that staff attention to detail and service was exceptional. We were offered wither the 5 course tasting embittered or the 7 course and we both opted for the 7.Lovely wine choice and again staff were friendly professional and accommodating. My high... More 

Thank padsywack
Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I booked the 7 course tasting menu for my boyfriend and i, which left us utterly deflated. We enjoy eating in different restaurants and were excited to experience Kevin's gastronomic creations. I now understand why he lost a Michelin star and perhaps addressing "constructive" feedback like this may help him regain it. More importantly the food lacked substance and was... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$55 - $137
Irish, European
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ardilaun Lodge 128 Saint Stephen's Green | Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 478 7008
Thornton's Restaurant is an award winning Michelin starred restaurant located in the heart of Dublin City overlooking the leafy expanse of St Stephen's Green.
Innovative and exquisite cuisine, presentation referred to as 'artwork on a plate' and service often compared to a theatrical performance make for a truly memorable experience at Thornton's Restaurant.
There is attention to detail in every aspect of the experience, from the intricate food through to the impressive wine list and professional service. Our changing menu reflects the seasonal and local produce available to us and underpins our passion for reigniting the importance of the seasons. Working closely with our providers that supply us with the highest quality of ingredients, we can ensure that our produce is ethically sourced, sustainable and most importantly the best we can obtain.
Head Chef and Proprietor Kevin Thornton is widely regarded as Ireland's best chef. Having featured in everything from the Irish Times to the New York Times, Thornton's is celebrated as one of the best restaurants in Ireland and is also internationally commended.

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