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“Far from the madding crowd” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arch Bistro - CLOSED

Arch Bistro
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dublin, Ireland
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295 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Far from the madding crowd”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Out the way restaurant in a quiet 'burb of Dublin. Nothing out of the way however, as far as the food and service were concerned!
Genuinely welcoming welcomes to a spacious bistro above a quaint pub. Service was excellent. Started with the chicken terrine, apricot chutney and curried mango (which I enjoyed so much, I had to ask for more of their home-made bread!). For the main course I had the mushroom risotto, which was one of the best I've ever eaten. Dessert was a lime posset - light, creamy but probably full of calories! Another Trip Advisor 'find' - I can only wish this place continued success!

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Pi31415
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The reviews are to be believed. This restaurant is up there with the best in the city, food was excellent as was the service and the price was very reasonable.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank KianGaf
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Waterford
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A gem of a place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is a lovely little place to eat in suburban Dublin. The staff are lovely, the service is excellent and the food great. We've been here a few times and it's always been the same high standard. Have to try the pork-belly, really special.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank MConnor502
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Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Our fav restaurant in Dublin!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Unbeatable food - especially the parfait, pork belly-lamb & fish, great service, very welcoming an great value to top it all off! If you are hungry and want top class food then The Arch is the place to go.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank DD2Sis
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Armagh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Superb from start to finish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

What can we say? This restaurant is top notch. I travel over Ireland and the UK for work and regularly eat in restaurants in London, Manchester, Glasgow etc and none of them compare to the Arch Bistro for quality and value for money. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable - Patrick and the front of house team are super efficient at putting guests at ease and their knowledge of the food and wine means they can provide good, reliable advice about the best choices and combinations across the menu. We dined on Friday night and the place was busy so we were glad we had made reservations and I would recommend that you book in advance. We had the fillet steak and sea bass for main course, both were excellent. The chef, Stephen and the kitchen team were going flat out putting finishing touches to dishes just before they were whisked to the table by Patrick and his team. It's clear there is a happy vibe going on here with the staff and this just adds to the promise of a great night out. So, pre-book and leave yourself plenty of time to relax and enjoy the food, the wine and the ambiance. We have already booked to go back as there were so many other dishes on the menu we want to try.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank mricycold
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