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“Excellent food, wonderful experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chapter One

Chapter One
Ranked #1 of 2,526 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $147
Cuisines: Irish, European, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent food, wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

Food really does live up to the star rating. It was a wonderful dining experience, staff were very welcoming and we were looked after very well. All of our dishes were just amazing nobody was disappointed. We spotted a few 'celebs' while in there which was a bit of fun! I would definitely return and recommend to anyone wanting to try something different. Great for a special occasion!

Visited February 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food, Great setting..But..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Yes, the food is fantastic and the place itself is superb...but the reservation policy they have is simply ridiculous...you cannot just ring up and make a reservation, my experience has been that no-one answers the phone and then u get a call back some days later and I have actually had this ridiculous conversation twice with the call-back person...who rings and asks,'' when do u want a table?''.....I say ''any Friday or Saturday when next available''....to get the response..''well we don't open our reservation book for another 2 months..so ring back on X May...ideally at 9am and u might get a table''...to which I respond,...'' but I have just said I will take the next available table, so please pencil me in''....to be told..that is impossible..ring back on XMay''.....So u are left thinking..why did u bother ringing me if u are not going actually do anything for me!
Apologies for the ''he sad-she said'' above, but seriously Chapter One...don't disappear up your behind with this reservation nonsense......we have eaten in Michelin starred restaraunts all over the world....and have never once seen this type of nonsense....even in places where there is a year long waiting list...u simply ring up and they book u the next available date...then they ring u 2 week beforehand to remind u...simple! ...
Please re-think this policy, as your restaurant is a joy and the food is superb.......and this policy will loose u custom in the long run

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“chef's table”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

the whole experience of being in a top rate kitchen, having the chef discuss all courses and watch the food been prepared was just brillwnt

Visited January 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Amazing food, atmosphere and staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Everything about Chapter One is special. I've been here twice with family (super special occasions) and both times the staff have ensured that we felt welcome and relaxed. The food is out of this world and worth getting different dishes just to see the presentation skills of the chefs. Nothing is rushed here -it was an all evening affair which is great when you know that you're going to be eating alot! The bread, the starters, the mains, the desserts, the wine, the beautiful tea pots, the wonderful chatty and accommodating staff -the list is endless for how good this place is. And the price of the four course menu is without a doubt serious value for money.
I will definitely be going back for the next celebration. Nothing tops it in Dublin.

  • Visited February 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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DUBLIN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Look this is just a class restautant. Service is excellent, atmosphere is superb, food is beautiful. Its a real treat to go and lets say a taste experience. Only downside is that pre dinner the bar was full and we could not get a seat but its a minor point really. Staff were so friendly. Would love to go back sometime. Keep up the good work.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank incaman
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