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Thorntons Restaurant

#250 of 1,939 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
Thu - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Orla W
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to find on St Stephens Green. The restaurant is upstairs with a elegant modern decor. The resturant was busy for a Saturday Lunch which provided a nice atmosphere. The lunch menu was set with three choices for each course. Our lunch started with crispy rolls and a tasty smoking appetizer . Our starter, the Tuna three ways was quite... More 

Thank KillineyBay
Thornton's R, Front Office Manager at Thorntons Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a flattering review - I am very happy you enjoyed your Birthday lunch with us at Thornton's. We hope to welcome you to Thornton's again in the near future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Wow, wow and wow, great place to celebrate. And we did celebrate our wonderful tour throughout Ireland, the good weather, the puffins and the good food. Beeing here on the last night of the trip was the best choice we could have made, it was wonderful! Great cuisine, great chef who actually talks to you:-) and great wines also, a... More 

Thank IbnBatutta3000
Thornton's R, Front Office Manager at Thorntons Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you kindly for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Your kind words are very flattering - We are delighted you had such a great experience dining at Thornton's, and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in Ireland. The chef will be happy to know you enjoyed his personal service so I will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Father's day lunch (on a Saturday) with my daughters. The decor is mostly done by the chef - from his world-class photography to a bronzed statue of a tunafish skeleton. Every now and cranny is worth your attention in this amazing space. The food was beyond sublime. We had the 3 course lunch and, when Chef heard that my daughters... More 

Thank Rowan M
Thornton's R, Front Office Manager at Thorntons Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Rowan, Thank you ever so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write. I am very pleased you and your family had a wonderful experience with us at Thornton's. It is lovely to know that you enjoyed every little detail of your visit to. I will make sure to pass on your comments to Kevin,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Having eaten in all of the Michelin starred restaurants in Dublin I was keen to eat at Thornton's to see why it had lost it's Michelin star. I had been following the restaurant's twitter feed for quite some time and the shared photos of their food looked delicious. It certainly appeared that having lost their star they were working hard... 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 of 5 stars
Average prices
$56 - $140
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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