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“Magical Experience”

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
Ranked #45 of 2,721 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: South City Centre
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Upon myself and my wife arriving in Dublin at the start of December for a midweek break from London, we decided to visit the much famed restaurant Patrick Guillbaud. We were recommended it by a close friend of ours and to say we were not disappointed is an understatement. From start to finish it was a truly wonderful experience which still excites the senses thinking about it now. I don't think its possible for a restaurant to be situated in a more picturesque location, much the same as a beautiful frame houses a painting masterpiece. I must admit the staff are a credit to this place as we were greeted with a very warm welcome. Throughout the service the waiting staff and the sommelier breezed effortlessly around us like a well orchestrated choir just adding to the ambience.
We arrived for the lunch service and began with a pea tortellini and crispy chicken for starter. A very well thought out dish with a wonderfully fragrant truffle dressing. For the main course I chose a crispy slow cooked pork with lemon lemon star anise and liquorice which was perfectly executed. To finish of I decided on the Guanaja chocolate tart and mango sorbet. The rich chocolate complemented beautifully with a very smooth and delicate sorbet. Overall it is very hard to fault the food and wine in this establishment. Not overly priced and as good as some of the 3 stars in London in my humble opinion. Well worth the trip to a great city and a fantastic institution of fine dining.

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

While doing some christmas shopping I booked a table for lunch with a friend of mine. Being a two michelin stared restaurant I was expecting it to be pretty good anyway but the food was excellent, everything was cooked to perfection...the starter of fennel soup was to die for and was served with lovely langoustine ravioli which was a little on the salty side but I loved it all the same.
For main course we both had the Pork which was served with a pomme puree and flavoured with lemon and star anise, again this was a great piece of cooking!
All in all this was a great dining experience and I will be back soon. A1

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Thank RyanoKeeffe81
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

From the moment we entered our senses were filled with the luxury & beauty that surrounds you the rooms the service & the food. You know you are in a 2 Michelin star restaurant. A really special treat worth the money "it is Expensive" the waiters lifting the cloches off the plates in unison the presentation of the food, the mini breads so crisp on the outside the little pre courses the amazing flavours dainty little petit fours & a wine list as good as any in the land the service perfectly timed & professional a really special memory we can't wait to return in warmer climes to enjoy the veranda.

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Thank LadyCon
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

We visited this long established institution of fine dining during the month of December when the set menu price rises by 40% and tables are at a premium. Normal two seat tables are changed to four to accommodate the crowds. However, the ambiance is bright and the atmosphere buzzing. The staff are attentive and the wine list is extensive commencing at €50 and rising to four figures depending on your taste and wallet. The food is excellent and presentation is superb.

If you are looking for a top class fine dining experience this is the place for you.

There were however a couple of slip ups that on another day might just have questioned their Michelin classification..

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Thank Tony B
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

Love how they seat their intimate side by side tables of two . Saving up as we speak for another visit to this beautiful restaurant.

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