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40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D1, Ireland
+353 1 872 7320
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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County Limerick, Ireland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food especially the striploin steak. When a friend didn't finish her meal the waiter asked why. On hearing that she found the meat tough he immediately took the cost of her meal off the bill . Will definitely go there again.

Thank Mary D
London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here through a recommendation by a friend and were lucky to get the last table at the restaurant and ordered the cheese croquettes as starter to share and had the steak and sea bass as recommended by the waiter. All dishes were prepared to an excellent standard Staff was very helpful and knowledgable. Would recommend this place although it... More 

Thank Paniek
Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lunchtime visit with a friend. Excellent food, a wide array of wine by the glass and bottled beer. Food arrived promptly and was very well presented. A touch on the pricy side but worth every cent.

Thank RichardWoodward162
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an early sitting here last night as a party of eight. Food choice great, service great. Very accommodating on a couple of fussy eaters. Vegetarian well catered for. Cherry brownie to die for!

Thank Peter8900
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 10. Lots of choices on the menu. I wasn't very hungry so order the fish chowder, which was fantastic!

Thank Deborah H
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent atmosphere, real buzz about the place , staff were busy and so pleasant. Menu had lots of choice . I would recommend you book before you go as they had to turn people away , this was on a Wednesday evening at 7.00pm

Thank 29macca
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've dined here on both my trips to Dublin and can't recommend it enough. The staff are all very knowledgeable and helpful with both food and wine choices. The ingredients are all fresh and locally sourced. There's no white table clothes, all wooden tables and floorboards. The place gets very busy so definitely book well in advance and expect varied,... More 

Thank NorvicLondon
Dublin, Ireland
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the Pre-Theatre slot for my 60th birthday celebration with my family. The men in the group are confirmed carnivores and baulked at the menu. However, I insisted because it had what I considered to be imaginative vegetarian options (2 starters and 1 main course) as well as a variety of meat options. I could only imagine what the... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're a young couple, no gourmets but like good pescatarian food. Liked the staff and the room. Homey wibe!

Thank Fruelement
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited in November with a group of friends and the service, food and atmosphere were fantastic. I was especially impressed with the vegetarian options available, which were delicious, and the food and wine was very good value for money too.

Thank lisacarter70

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $70
Irish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin D1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 872 7320

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