Chili Club

4.1
112 reviews
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€30 and under
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Thai
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
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.
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SH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, staff very attentive and polite. Will definitely be returning!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Terrible experience, took over an hour to get main dishes.

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GS
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The staff were friendly and efficient . The ambience was nothing special just a room. There were eight of us dining three people had duck pancakes for starters and said it was very dry and tasteless. I had fillet of beef stir fry and the beef was very tough . Would definitely not be recommending this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Our daughters birthday celebration everything was great

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CM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Delicious authentic Thai food. We really enjoyed it, not too pricey either and lovely pleasant staff.

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DO
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chilli club is consistently good. Food and service are great. If I had to take off points I think the dessert menu is a little dated but overall it's a lovely cosy place with great Thai food

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KC
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great food, great service, lovely place, nothing to fault at all

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MC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and a great atmosphere although it was a little loud at times! More due to the fact that it was the beginning of the Christmas party season than any issue with the restaurant. I would be happy to recommend the Chilli Club to anyone looking for good food at reasonable prices.

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F
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

Disappointed overall by the service. Nothing wrong with the food but plenty of good alternatives in town for this price point

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S
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Booked meet up dinner with girlfriends - we were a bit late for the early bird but the manager was very good and allowed us to order from it anyway. The food was delicious, service was great and it’s really good value. I’ll be back!

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K
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice food, the girl serving us was lovely and the atmosphere was very calm and relaxed! It’s a great spot can’t wait to go back again :)

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GM
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Myself and my 2 friends had a great night, i chose the restaurant and they hadn't been before so that can be a bit nerve wracking in case they don't like it. But both their first reactions was "oh, this is lovely, I didn't know this place existed". And the rest of the evening, food, service and ambience continued in this vein.

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D
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve been here a few times now, their curries are outstanding! By a mile the best I’ve had in ireland.

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MS
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

I was disappointed with my experience. The service was slow and our table was not ready when we arrived. Not enough waiting staff to caterer for the clientele. It was a special occasion that turned into a mediocre dining experience.

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RV
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Review already posted on Trip Advisor, very disappointing and nowhere near its web image.

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D
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was so full but couldn’t stop because the food was too good. Best Thai food I’ve had in ireland by a mile!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Been coming here any time I visit dublin for last 20 years. Had a customer with me who said food was as good if not better any Thai food he has just before.

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AT
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, very cosy and nice place, kind service by the owner.
Delicious food!!!

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M
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

It's the first time since we were in Thailand (2 years ago) that we went to a Thai restaurant and we felt like we are in Thailand. the food was very good, we definitely planning to came back!

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JM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice food and great service, would recommend.

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SO
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined on a Sunday evening. To save time on this review , as always beautiful food , great service and lovely atmosphere in my favourite asian restaurant in Dublin.Go there!

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GC
9 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceelent food - quality is always good. Great service

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HG
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Really enjoyed our get together for lunch in the Chilli Club - great spot and cosy and lovely relaxed atmosphere and food delicious and there's a great choice on the menu. Welcoming spot and would recommend it to anyone.

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GR
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a lovely gem of a restaurant - full of character with great food and service. I was there for the lunch menu which is amazing value at €10 for a main course.

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PD
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great selection on their menu to suit all appetites. Four of us were satisfied with the starters, main courses & also those that obtained deserts. Pleasant & helpful staff. Would visit again mid week.

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DD
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was very good, pity 3 fish main courses were not available at 9pm because no fish left! Excellent value

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A
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Good was excellent and venue superb. They didn’t have our booking though which was disappointing but luckily for us a table was available.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Booked last minute and when we arrived the waitress didn’t even welcome us but just pointed to a table. The food was good but don’t go there if you want polite and courteous service. It seemed as though everything was a big effort for this person and any question she was asked was answered with sarcasm. I hope the management read this and work to make sure that this person improves her customer service skills.

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LL
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Looking for early bird near Iveagh Gardens for 4 couples, this was perfect the set menu went down a treat.As it is quite a small restaurant it was a bit of a tight squeeze. I would like to return as a couple food was so tasty

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s
14 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This by far the best meal we have had since arriving in Ireland. Not only was the food delicious but the servers were extremely attentive and friendly. We had chicken Panang curry and chicken pad thai broth of which rivaled any of the thai restaurants in which we have eaten. Spices for both meals were perfect.

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BK
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent resteraunt There was 3 of us I was the person who recommended Chilli Club and was delighted that they both enjoyed the night and were very impressed with all aspects of the evening The food is very good we all had the set menu which is smallish but yet has a good choice We were seated upstairs as I was the last time I visited This is very airy and not as cramped as downstairs Was here again with a big group last saturday night and again everthing was wonderful Service is quick and all waiters and waitresses very friendly and helpful Great for a night out and very reasonable The set menu is 25Euro for 3 coarses and wine list is also very good

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ER
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enroute to a John Cale concert in National Concert Hall, we stopped off for an early bird at Chili Club. Had an amazing authentic meal that we couldn't fault and at a very affordable price. Staff, decor, ambience and portion size were perfect. Unsure why we've never visited this restaurant before now but looking forward already to going back.

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EC
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time and will be back it great buzz in and around the place well worth a visit

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G
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

this restaurant is in an excellent location in the heart of the city centre. It presents as a cosy, relaxing place, very informal and serene. The food is outstanding, and consistently so, as I am a frequent visitor to the Chili Club. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable about the cuisine and make great recommendations, according to customer tastes.
The menu is varied and caters for vegetarians, and clearly outlines if food is spicy or not. I would recommend the Chili Club for a variety of occasions, from intimate romantic meals to family get-togethers.

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LO
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Early bird menu is great value. Food was excellent.. we went early so restaurant was quiet and lacking a bit of atmosphere but once it filled up it made a difference.. service slightly lacking.. overall excellent food

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H
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

As always the Chilli Club was as expected, good food, good service and lovely wine

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NR
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was lovely but there was only one waitress working on a busy Saturday night. She seemed under pressure, slow service. But the food was very good value

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful food, great staff. Lovely 2 hours spent.

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TK
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

First time here. Will be back and will recommend to friends. Relaxed, good city centre location. Food excellent. One of the party said it was the best Green Curry she's ever had. I had Pad Thai, excellent too. A great spot.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great evening spent with friends. Great food and excellent service

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