Drury Buildings

4.2
229 reviews
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€30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Experience our fabulous outdoor space for lunch. Rain or sunshine the Garden has a cosy and heated atmosphere in any case and can be requested, subject to availability.

The bright and airy first floor dining room is a really comfortable space to relax and enjoy lunch or dinner and a glass or two of fine wine. We use locally sourced, seasonal produce where possible combined with the very best Italian ingredients to create a menu that is modern and unique. We consider ourselves a contemporary Irish restaurant with an Italian influence.
What 229 People Are Saying
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4.2
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CM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

The food was overpriced for what it was. We had dined the previous night in the Ivy and ordered the same amount of food - 4 cocktails 2 starters 2 mains a side and a bottle of wine and the bill was €40 cheaper in the Ivy. €25 for a pasta dish is extortionate.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Pleasant overall experience. Food was served in a timely manner. Atmosphere is on the louder side.

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ET
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Generally it’s just ok. The food was nice, as was the service but it lacks atmosphere.

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AC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a lovely night, great food and service and the early bird three course for €30 was brilliant

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CM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Really enjoyed the food and found the menu very good value! The staff were nice but they were not very attentive- our starters arrived very quickly and were delicious! Our mains quickly followed and the waitress checked to see if everything was okay, before we had taken a mouthful - we were not checked on again until I asked for the bill.

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CK
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really enjoyed our meal here and Brunchnis really good value. The outside area is a smoking area FYI if your sensitive to this. It didn’t bother us for majority of the meal but later we moved inside.

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E
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and good food quality.
Staff nice
Maybe a little overpriced.

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ML
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pleasant staff and nice atmosphere

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AC
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Mains were very oily, too much sauce and very limited choice.
Started of goats cheese which all 3 of use had was lovely.
I had 2 mocktails I ordered the same one 2nd time but it was a completely different drink so not great to be honest.

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M
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Beautiful food. Really good quality. Pricey but very tasty. Service was all over the place though. Waited 20 minutes for a glass of wine. Had to ask for everything twice. Felt like. O dedicated server for our table.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great place and good food. Value is good with the set dinner, but otherwise slightly expensive.

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m
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had Christmas lunch menu. Good range of choices. Delightful starters of wild fowl terrine and smoked salmon. Venison main was cooked perfectly. Really appreciated sides of skinny chips and green veg without having to pay extra. Cheese board was big enough to share and again lovely selection. Lovely ambience and excellent service. Attentive without being overpowering. Definitely will be back.

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Q
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

It’s was good.

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AH
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant was truly excellent, the staff were so helpful on night and gave us a table on terrace on balcony which was lovely when we finished meal. Great night thanks to staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was great as always. The place was very busy due to Christmas time

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ML
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Rushed experience, starters arrived before the wine. Uninformed waiter suggested that a plate of Italian meats was similar to an unavailable game terrine starter. Venison main course was heavy on red cabbage with the world’s smallest potato fondant. The food was good but overall let down on some points.

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DG
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The food was good. Service was friendly but we were a small group so sometimes were delayed as there were quite a few big groups. The large groups made it noisy also. But nice location and friendly staff.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service. Very nice heated outdoor area.

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KL
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Very nice - fantastic food on a busy night. Lovely room.

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C
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice menu, lovely food, good service but a little bit noisy

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PA
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice ambience and very friendly staff in the restaurant , food is very good - steack and always keep in eye on Customers buy a bit pric for overall

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g
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Food average. Service good. Wine good. Expected better.

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LL
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great cocktails, varied and tasty food , excellent wine choices and all in beautifully renovated building. Staff attentive , helpful & really friendly. Restaurant upstairs is a beautiful light airy room, bar and outdoor seating areas cool and comfortable. All in a really great place for a night out...

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HO
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Place is lovely but food a bit too overdone- portion sizes too big and food a bit overdone. Cocktails lovely and service excellent

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CO
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

When I booked the table I was not asked if I wanted smoking or not smoking - when we arrived the table was in the smoking area. Neither of us smoke but they wouldn't let us move inside. There seemed to be about 4 people seating patrons and none of them were very friendly or helpful. It was horrible in the outside area, people at other tables were smoking when we were eating. If you're by the wall it's cold and if you're facing the heaters your face is on fire. The service wasn't great, really seemed like they couldn't be bothered. I think it could be so much better if they made more of an effort and checked if the table was to be smoking or non smoking.

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A
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Steaks are highly recommended!

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MM
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had my 40th birthday party in the private room above the restaurant. The canapés were amazing (everyone commented on the quality of the food), the room was perfect, staff very helpful - it was the perfect spot for a party. Highly recommended!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for a good friends 40th Bday, staff looked after us brilliantly, food was superb, very comfortable & great ambiance.

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SG
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed . Food and service really good .. we called to say we were running late and it was no problem

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MT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a fantastic night here. The wait staff were always available with friendly and approachable personalities.

I took my girlfriend here to celebrate her graduation and it was the perfect way to start our evening in Dublin.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and a positive and influential service team....nice and ambient on the balcony

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F
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We really enjoyed our night; the food was delicious and the staff were really lovely.
Unfortunately the toilets downstairs were quite dirty and there was a very strong smell. In my opinion the toilets need more regular attention with such a high volume of people using the services.

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BA
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A very good restaurant, nice location, food was great! I can highly recommend Drury Buildings when visiting Dublin!

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ET
7 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great ambience, good food and a great place to have drinks (in the restaurant) even though the loud music from the bar downstairs was invasive. Noise from large groups also an issue, luckily this time round the group left whilst we were having our starters. Shame the outdoor area isn't bigger.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Last min booking but a brilliant spot, great food, friendly staff, good seating on the balcony.

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GM
18 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was excellent but the service was lacking. Was given the wrong menu three times (twice dinner menu and once the wrong drink menu) and our server came by the table every 3 minutes asking to take our order. We were also notified by OpenTable that we missed our reservation even though we showed up. Was a Monday night so perhaps they were understaffed.

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VK
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice venue and overall good experience. The one comment that I do need to add is that we were seated in the restaurant area, which is treated as an outdoor area, which was also a smoking area and we had people at table next to us smoking when we were eating. You do need to inform customers of this beforehand as we probably would have requested non smoking area.

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SA
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great tasty Italian food and gorgeous desserts too.

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R
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great food but impersonal (and sometimes too fast) service. Will still be back.

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TT
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I had a very nice dinner with my friend. The space is very cozy, the food is wonderful. Friendly service. I will return to the nearest day xx

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