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“Waiters which serve”
Review of Thorntons Restaurant - CLOSED

Thorntons Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $56 - $140
Cuisines: Irish, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: South City Centre
Description: Thornton's Restaurant is an award winning Michelin starred restaurant located in the heart of Dublin City overlooking the leafy expanse of St Stephen's Green. Innovative and exquisite cuisine, presentation referred to as 'artwork on a plate' and service often compared to a theatrical performance make for a truly memorable experience at Thornton's Restaurant. There is attention to detail in every aspect of the experience, from the intricate food through to the impressive wine list and professional service. Our changing menu reflects the seasonal and local produce available to us and underpins our passion for reigniting the importance of the seasons. Working closely with our providers that supply us with the highest quality of ingredients, we can ensure that our produce is ethically sourced, sustainable and most importantly the best we can obtain. Head Chef and Proprietor Kevin Thornton is widely regarded as Ireland's best chef. Having featured in everything from the Irish Times to the New York Times, Thornton's is celebrated as one of the best restaurants in Ireland and is also internationally commended.
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
8 reviews
“Waiters which serve”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

wonderful to have lunch without waiters talking down my guest. discretion and judgement on the part of servers leads to satisfaction, respect and appreciation by the client.
Regularly use the restaurant for family and business lunches and dinners.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Martin211_11
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“No atmosphere”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Went here for lunch, soup is soup, staff were nice, but it was so quiet there was no atmosphere, it is over priced and the decor seems a little safe and dull, I would not go back, there are many more great places to eat with the same quality and half the price.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank JoDublinIreland
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Ireland
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

The food melted in our mouths..........every single mouthful was delicious. Just a shame that the venue is a lacking in atmosphere. A pianist or some backround music would make this place so much more pleasant.

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Thank Larry31
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Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This is one of the best, if not the best restaurant in Dublin. It's a fabulous fine dining experience.”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

The food is exquisite, the service is excellent, the surroundings are bright and beautiful and the restaurant has a delightful ambiance.

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1 Thank mulrens3
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Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“BEST FINE DINING IN DUBLIN”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

The food in Thornton's is amazing ! The cooking is inventive,stylishly presented and tastes wonderful. Kevin Thornton is a genius.We found the staff really friendly and knowledgeable. All this doesn't come cheap, but it is worth every penny.The room is lacking in atmosphere ,but the food,the food !

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank albert057
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