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About Chili Club
Dublin’s first Thai Restaurant The Chili Club has been cosily situated in Anne’s lane off Grafton Street since 1991. Irish owned by Tess Corr, Thomas Mahon and Peter Slane, it is a long-time favourite with Dublin’s restaurant-goers, serving delicious authentic Thai food cooked by the Head Chef Pornsak Wachun. Originally from Chiang Mai he cooks using only fresh herbs and spices. The Chili Club is renowned for it’s delectable green curry.
The restaurant is small and intimate, with candle-lit tables, beautiful crockery and furniture. A warm and friendly atmosphere ensures lunch or dinner is always a pleasurable experience.
Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 Y052
Thai, Contemporary Asian, Asian
Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday: 12:30 - 14:30 and 17:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 17:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 15:00 - 21:00
€30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
(01) 677 3721
Beer, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
In our upstairs private dining area we can cater for parties. There is no charge for the room. Set menus start at €29.95 to € 39.95 for three / four courses. This room caters for one large table of 18 people or up to 22 people on smaller tables.
We can work with you to design your own menu. Please call us on 01 677 3721 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.
Chili Club Ratings and Reviews
Overall great, the food was lovely and the ambience was pleasant. Nice cozy little restaurant.
The waitress was really friendly however even though it's a small place she was the only waitress and responsible for everything including setting and clearing the tables. We had to wait a long time for the food, items were missing on the table (knives, plates), one friend's dish was cold. The waitress took it back to have it re-heated and eventually we had to ask her to bring it back. They could do with an extra waitress, it would greatly improve the service.
Food was delicious. One of the better Thai restaurants in Dublin. Waitress was very attentive. Place is very small inside but once it fills up there’s a nice cosy atmosphere. Even the lemon sorbet dessert was perfect. No complaints. Will definitely be back.
Delighted to get a table at late notice in one of Dublin's favourite Thai restaurants. Food great ambience cos and great for chatting with your table. Lovely fish dishes which I especially liked and a good wine selection. Delighted that the Chilli Club continues to produce great food in a great location with excellent staff.
Starters were average
Mains were excellent
Service was disjointed with mains coming quite a time apart, from each other which I find unacceptable , particularly if only two of you. Better both late ! That said our server was very apologetic and attentive and made up for it. Would still recommend!
Food is very good. Really enjoyable experience and would return gladly. Nothing was a problem and the service was very good also. The dining area is small and intimate but tastefully decorated. The food was excellent and all plates were sent back clean! !
Great location really like this restaurant , staff friendly food just amazing and great wines to choose from , I had the green Thai chicken curry very tasty and the others had prawn stir fry and prawn massaman curry all delicious . Can't go wrong with this place really lovely .
We had a lovely Thai meal here--everyone had a good time. My Boozy Duck was very tasty but spicy--they take no prisoners with the heat! We had a nice bottle of wine with the meal as well, plus excellent desserts (not traditional Thai desserts, I should add). We'll definitely be back.
Don't let the name put you off if you are not a Chilli lover. There are plenty of non spicy options. If you are elderly or have any mobility problems book a ground floor table as the stairs are very steep and daunting. The washroom facilities are adequate if a little cramped. There were three of us on the night. Two opted for sliced duck with hoisin sauce, cucumber,spring anion and pancakes. The duck although tasty was on the dry side and the sauce was from a bottle. The number of pancakes was miserly although more were produced on request without demur. Our gourmet diner opted for the Thai classic "satay chicken". The chicken which was grilled he declared to be flavoursome but the sauce though tasty lacked that intense groundnut flavour he expected. Mains were were stir fried garlic or ginger and veggies with optional chilli content coupled with chicken or beef. The chicken was well received but our gourmet found the beef chewy and would have preferred well trimmed sirloin rather than the cheaper round cut. All this was accompanied by decent rice and noodles which were charged separately which is a bit like serving fish and chips without the chips, a practice which has crept into tourist areas in recent rimes. We washed it all down with a passable Sav Blanc from an uninspiring wine list. Coffee and brandy was not possible as they do not have a spirit licence. Service was friendly but slow. The bill came to €120 for starters and mains including wine. Not too bad. You can have a pleasant meal here but be warned, you will need crampons, to get upstairs
We were there as a family, celebrating a graduation and wanted a venue that was samll and friendly but close to the buzz of town. We all love Thai food and I'd eaten there before and knew the food was authentic and really tasty. We all enjoyed our starters and main courses but tragically were too stuffed to eat dessert. We had a bottle of read and white with the meal and both were good. Our waiter was super and we were very impressed when he recommended we only get four, rather than five rices with our meals, and he was right.
Our only small complaint was that it was a bitterly cold night and though the room itself was cosy and warm, in order to go to the toilet, we had to go down the stairs, into a freezing cold porch before heading into the restaurant downstairs where the toilets are located.
Not great, had to knock to gain entry despite arriving for our 5pm table, waiter continued to mop floors & prep for evening ahead, no childrens menu/options, long piece of twine found in middle of spring roll & eyelash on plate. Good main courses, though very heavy on garlic for my personal taste. Pricey winelist, odd background music & uncomfortable atmosphere. Won't return
It's been a few years since we have been here due to our relocation abroad and we were really excited about returning during our recent holiday home. It certainly didn't disappoint and lived up to our memories. The super food - crisp fresh ingredients - combined with a great reasonably priced wine list and friendly service meant we had a really enjoyable night. Would totally recommend this reataurant for all Thai food lovers.
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