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“Brilliant!”

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
Ranked #41 of 2,598 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: South City Centre
Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Brilliant!”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

My husband and I went to Patrick Guilbaud's for my birthday dinner last Friday and had a wonderful experience. We chose the 4 course degustation menu which was made of dishes that were the chef's choice. All were amazing and food we loved. The wine we had was lovely as well. We found the staff to be friendly and professional.

If I was to have one compliant, it would be that my husband advised upon confirming the reservation that is was my birthday and yet it was ignored. There is also an opportunity to indicate if it is a special occasion when booking on-line. Having that creates an expectation that the occasion will be recognised and when it is not there is only disappointment.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank sydneydublin
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“food as expected but don't expect to have much fun”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

The menu and food was what one would expect for a 2 star Michelin restaurant. The problem is the service staff they are rather phony and kind of snippy, especially the wine stewards. We mentioned to them our trip to Ireland was for our 25th anniversary and they didn't even congratulate us. Its just too hard to relax there. We also stayed at the Merrion, in which the restaurant is located, and every single one of the Merrion staff was so terrific and friendly the difference was markedly noticeable. You can eat just as well and have a lot more fun at several other places in Dublin.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Shirley C
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Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Good food but poor service”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We regularly try the top 100 restaurants in the world such as the Fat Duck, Dinner St Johns etc. We chose this restaurant because it had two Michelin stars. The food and wine were excellent but it had the least helpful staff we have ever encountered in a top rated restaurant. The staff refused to tell us what was in the degustation menu so we could make an informed choice. We were particularly interested in a couple of dishes and wanted to know if they were included. Not good enough for a meal that cost 500 euro for two.

Visited June 2013
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5 Thank Phil T
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dublin ireland
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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“The best restaurant in Ireland.”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

I had lunch here recently and it's great to eat in a restaurant with such consistency. The food is superb, the service is seamless and the wine list is to die for.
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RPG is the only two star restaurant in Ireland.

I'm surprised to see it down around thirteen in Dublin on trip advisor, because if you're a visitor to Dublin and you like fine food, look no further.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank degustibusirl
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Skibbereen
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
“Superb Cuisine”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Everything about this restaurant is first class. Expensive but you do get what you pay for, wonderful food , terrific ambience, great service from being greeted to departing. Its an absolute treat.

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Thank Valentine D
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