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“Hidden Gem !”
Review of Isabel's - CLOSED

Isabel's
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Utilizing the very best of seasonal and foraged local produce, we aim to provide a unique dining experience in Dublin. Our extensive selection of wines from around the world caters for every budget.
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Hidden away in the basement of this building, Isabel's is an absolute gem of a place to visit for the evening. They have an amazing range of wines, and offer a limited but very well chosen range of food to complement this.
If you fancy something that is classy but reasonably priced then this is the place to go !

Thank leehellcat
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Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Great selection of wine, including by the glass. Really tasty food and a good early bird menu. The decor is cool. Quite romantic. Will be going back.

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Thank Oscar7AT
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

The food in Isabel’s is hard to fault, if not impossible to fault. It’s a real foodie's paradise. Service is also excellent, as good as i’ve seen anywhere in dublin infact.

I didn’t give it 5 stars though for a couple of reasons:
- Atmosphere is a bit flat
- Menu is v restrictive- the nite we went there was Lamb, Pork or Scallops. I happen to like all 3 but i’d be slow to go here with lots of my friends who wouldn't be as adventurous as me.
- Portions are on the small side. You need side orders bringing each main over the €30 mark. Probably not great value although i do appreciate that the ingredients are of a v high quality.

All of that said, i will definitely be back, one of the nicest lamb dishes i’ve ever had! Fantastic wine list also, they clearly know a lot about wine (as well as great ingredients!) We had a bottle of the Delta NZ Pinot Noir, absolute liquid heaven! Well done Isabel's, i just hope the rest of dublin appreciate what you are trying to achieve, definitely a niche audience i'd imagine.

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Thank WonkaBilly
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Was staying in Dublin with a group of 17 friends and went to Isabels for breakfast - absolutely fantastic food and they did an amazing job even though our numbers took them by surprise. Went back both days of our trip.

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Thank steve_r_on_tour
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Visited Isabels recently for lunch, very enjoyable experience. Myself and my husband both had the fish and chips and have to say we both really enjoyed the dish. Served on a board, which I personally dislike, but the triple cooked chips were lovely. We ordered a bottle of Red Fin which was fabulous. We were in Dublin for the weekend and ate here on arrival Friday afternoon. What a great start to the week end. Staff were great, and we will definitely be back to try the dinner menu. Really recommend this restaurant, overall appearance is that of a wine cellar and is very charming and cosy....

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Thank MsGeorgie
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