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Thorntons Restaurant

#207 of 1,947 Restaurants in Dublin
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South City Centre
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Ardilaun Lodge 128 Saint Stephen's Green | Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 478 7008
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Bangkok
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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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 1 week ago

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 

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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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So pleased we visited. The food was lovely. The wine list in our opinion was quite limited but we obviously found a bottle we fancied. Really enjoyable.

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

Hi Jillian, We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit to Thornton's - thank you kindly for taking the time to write your lovely comments. We do hope to welcome you to Thornton's again in the near future. More 

Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hadn't been to Thorntons in a few years and was a bit concerned re the michelin stars. Pretty much from the moment we arrived it was a top class experience, food service and the whole theatre of it all was memorable. Don't know if Kevin was in the kitchen himself but standard of the cooking was equal or better than... More 

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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 and for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at Thornton's and look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Dublin
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I recently went for dinner with my husband, it was my 3rd time in the restaurant and I had 2 fantastic experiences previously so I had very high expectations. The food continues to be excellent and we had a great time. I was however very surprise that the service drop the ball in various occasions. Nothing to really complain about... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback Violeta. We are happy you enjoyed the food at Thornton's and will ensure to take note of your criticism of the service. We hope to welcome you again soon to Thornton's. More 

Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I had a the opportunity to visit Thorntons recently and it was quite an experience. The food was excellent and so well presented. Well done Kevin

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

Thank you very much, we appreciate your kind comments. Delighted you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I could not fault the food or the service. We were waited on attentively without it being overbearing. Presentation of food was second to none and taste was sublime. The Sika deer was just wonderful & although I don't normally have a sweet tooth, I couldn't get enough of the Valrhona chocolate. Plates appeared small, but as a complete meal... More 

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

Hi there Hugo. Many thanks for your lovely review. We are thrilled you enjoyed Thornton's and thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Looking forward to welcoming you back. More 

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My wife and I visited Thorntons in May 2016 to celebrate our wedding anniversary and both our birthdays. It was excellent - wonderful food, good wine and really attentive service. The attention to detail was magnificent - the presentation of the food - and the flavour combinations were top class. Well recommended

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are delighted the you enjoyed your evening at Thornton's and we wish you continued celebrations of your wedding anniversary. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Extremely good restaurant on the heart of Dublin. Each menu consisting of different taste of Ireland at its best. Highly recommended but please reserve the time.

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

Thank you, we are very glad you enjoyed your experience with us at Thornton's and do hope to welcome you back in the near future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$57 - $142
Cuisine
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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