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“Great Dining experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse
Ranked #191 of 2,529 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

Had the surprise lunch menu, everything on it was amazing, from the amuses-bouche to the petits fours. Good Value for the experience!

Visited April 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The best in Dublin!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner here with friends last night and all four of us agreed it was the best meal we had ever eaten in Dublin. €60 for a set 3 course dinner with a choice of two dishes for each course (with nibbles, petit fours etc) so between us we tried everything. Words cannot do justice to just how good the food was and it's an absolute steal at the price. Each and every dish was fantastic. We had eaten earlier in the week at Pollen Street Social in London (michelin starred) and the Greenhouse was miles better! A word too for the service which was friendly, knowledgeable and perfectly paced.

Visited November 2013
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Dublin
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237 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
“Attention Diners! This Chef is amazing .. with or without the Michelin Star!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

Although I have dined at The Greenhouse many times, I hadn't been recently so I was eagerly anticipating a return visit for lunch with a foodie friend. This was a long-planned leisurely lunch and a glass of bubbly each was enjoyed while we considered the menu. Lunch is an "either-or" choice (€29 for 2 courses, €35 for 3 courses with an €8 supplement for cheese course). Despite the brevity of the menu, neither of us could decide what to have, so we opted to have 1 of each option and swap plates half-way through ... an excellent plan if you don't mind sharing your food. Every single dish that leaves the pass in the Greenhouse is plated up like a piece of art, each plate serving as a beautiful backdrop for what sits upon it. The winner of the starters on this occasion for us was the delicate slivers of scallop nestled around a saffron mayonnaise onto which was poured a stunning velouté - the balance of flavour and seasoning was absolute perfection. On the excellent recommendation of resident Sommelier, Lorraine, we enjoyed a very elegant white Burgundy, Charles Thomas, switching over to the more robust Bodegas Atalaya red to match the tender Sika deer which was one of the two mains. Thankfully, one of the desserts (the Passion Fruit soufflé remains on the menu - well worth the 15 minute wait!!) - during these dreary Autumn/Winter days, it's a burst of flavour and I promise will bring a smile to your face. It's light as air and delicious to boot! My lunchtime companion pretended not to have a big appetite but I think he saw my face and allowed me to have the lion's share of the dessert! The second dessert, a fennel tart seemed a touch light on the fennel until combined with the other elements on the plate and the balance was refined and elegant, although you would need to enjoy fennel to appreciate it. Chef Mickael Viljanen is present, watchful and a perfectionist and it is clear that he is passionate about what he does. With or without a Michelin Star, this is a grown-up restaurant and well worth a visit. Lunch for €35 (three courses) is great value for food of such creativity and quality and if you want to push the boat out, go the whole hog with the tasting menu for dinner and some serious wine!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newry
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth a 2stars”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Amazing food and and service ,loved the room and decor ,expensive but best meal I have had in Dublin in long time .the only think witch I wasn't impressed was that all delivery comes during service thru front door .

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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183 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Greenhouse Virgin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

A beautiful day, cycling passed this establishment and decided on lunch. Opted for the 5 course surprise tasting menu with wine. Restaurant full, busy but not noisy. Bright and light, simple decor, nice white linen and elegant glassware. An amuse bouche of a profiterole with parmesan mousse which was delish. Foie gras starter, followed by seafood ravioli, a fish dish with cucumber, roast Irish Sika deer and a tart for dessert served with a delicious ginger ice cream and 2 intense sauces, one of which had a rich aniseed/liquorice flavour. Coffee and a petit four (could have served a couple more, One Pico and other establishments offer a more varied range. The matching wines accompanied perfectly, service was very good and attentive. Presentation was beautiful and the plates all warm. Only reservation, would liked to have finished my aperitif before staring on the matching wine and a little more jus with the main (personal view). Otherwise, would highly recommend, and am already looking forward to a return visit. A michelin star in the making I think....

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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