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Drury Buildings, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin

Drury Buildings

4.5
4.5
932 reviews
€30 and under
Contemporary European
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 tapas style restaurant with an Italian influence.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 16 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Irish, European

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Thu 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (01) 960 2095

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Warren Massey

  • Private party facilities

    A Private space for a good old knees up. Enjoy birthday parties, product launches and stylish soirées. Feast on a traditional Italian style family banquet. Sample and share large platters on long tables. Break bread amongst friends. Bar facilities available in the room.CapacitySeating: 35Drinks Reception: 35

  • Private party contact

    karin@drurybuildings.com: 086 829 5160

What 932 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin 2

    Outdoor Eating

  • Dublin 2

    Contemporary European

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  1. J

    John

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    It was odd that they didn’t allow homemade cakes to be brought in but allowed store bought cakes. (We weren’t using their fridge) they made it kinda weird too by asking it a few times. Maybe it was quiet so the waiters and waitresses were checking on us way too many times (at least 8 times in the hour and half we were there) almost felt like they wanted us to buy more drinks.. food was tasty (especially the steak) but portions were way smaller than what I’ve seen on their socials. Nice ambience though!
  2. CR

    CormacR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice choice of sharing dishes well cooked and presented. Definitely recommend this restaurant for that casual bite and a glass of wine, my visit was for a first date and it worked perfectly. Great choice of wines too and nothing over priced like so many others in the area.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service, very nice environment, a little loud
  4. SG

    SuGa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Staff disinterested, bordering on rude. Food mediocre.
  5. L

    Lisa

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love this place. food and drinks great. great service too. cater for gluten free which is much appreciated.
  6. FB

    FrancescaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food in this well loved restaurant. We always come back sure we will have a good meal
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love coming to Drury Buildings for a casual lunch / dinner they have outstanding tapas with a great beer / wine list, friendly & attentive staff and great atmosphere. Outdoor dining out the back is a hidden gem.
  8. KS

    KateS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service! Waitress was wonderful- warm and helpful- even took family photos on our last night in Ireland. Lovely place that I’d highly recommend- we had 6 dishes to share- so good!
  9. S

    Solo

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely experience one again..
  10. SK

    SusanK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Staff were just lovely, so engaging and attentive. Lost one mark as salmon was little fatty. Otherwise would highly recommend
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great service and great food! An enjoyable night! Would highly recommend.
  12. MB

    MaryB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first visit, definitely will be back, one of the best
  13. a

    annetteb

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    we celebrated my daughters birthday there, good mix of food, very efficient service and a nice atmosphere, would book again!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff. Very well dressed and great drinks
  15. CR

    CiaraR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous fresh seafood excellent service and some rockin cosmopolitans. Looking forward to the next time.
  16. C

    Chloeh

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food, great venue, great atmosphere. Rude waitress though....
  17. R

    Roberta

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    A lovely venue to meet up with a group , nicely appointed with a friendly staff. The menu offers a variety of tasty small plates and bigger plates. There’s a lovely buzz here and will definitely return.
  18. FM

    FergusMcGee

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Food was good, very good. The outside space was a bit cramped. There was a large group in so it may be less so typically. There was plenty of space inside but we chose to eat outdoors. The service was very pleasant and attentive although they did forget a couple of our small dishes. Though that was probably a good thing as what we had was plenty.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere. We sat in the garden. The music was a bit loud but otherwise it was great as usual.
  20. b

    bigcitydreamer

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    By far the best meal I had on my trip to Dublin. Great atmosphere, super convenient location and excellent food. Service was ok, could have been speedier but also recognise there are shortages everywhere nowadays.
  21. EO

    EilisO

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, no pressure to vacate the table after our dinner sitting, would go again.
  22. HH

    HelenH

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location. Lovely food
  23. CK

    ClionaK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible service and the staff are so friendly! The food was so quick to the table and delicious! Always enjoy our visits to study buildings
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for small group drinks and dining experience. Service was fab and great ambience!
  25. GB

    GediminasB

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved the relaxed feel of this place. We would definitely return to try more dishes. The aubergine parmigiana was divine and my girlfriend loved the potato and spring onion cake with smoked salmon. We shared a portion of Buffalo chicken wings, which I could not fault, but my girl did not particularly like them, although she could not quite point the figure at what exactly she did not like. The cocktails we had were refreshing. Our friends also really liked the atmosphere. Service was well-timed, friendly and attentive and we found the prices quite reasonable. We will certainly return!
  26. e

    eleanors

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Food wasn’t great for the price. Very expensive. Service was good
  27. MK

    MarkK

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food, nice ambiance, and lovely surroundings. The waitress (who was new, I believe) was very friendly and helpful. Will return.
  28. c

    carolek

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the team were exceptional! Drinks, bites & service top class.
  29. ZH

    ZaraH

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The music was way too loud, no one could hear each other talk during the meal.
  30. a

    ashl

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a great meal in drury buildings the terrace was so nice..its such cool place great vibe lovely staff great food and drinks cant wait to go back soon
  31. YG

    YvonneG

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Drury Buildings was the perfect place for some cocktails, dinner and wine to celebrate a birthday.
  32. T

    Tomas

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Beautiful venue and setting, food quality wasn't as good previous visits (just wasn't the same quality),but prior to this food was always tasty. The cocktails are delish albeit overpriced. Staff were ttentive but one waiter was a little patronising. All in all,a pleasant experience but probably wouldn't rush back too soon.
  33. JM

    JohannaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening - really nice dishes to share, the atmosphere was great, not too noisy etc, but lively at the same time.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service as usual, my favourite spot in Dublin. Will definitely be back
  35. MK

    MichelleK

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, great service, lovely atmosphere.
  36. O

    Olive

    N. Ireland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Perfect….lovely afternoon…great food
  37. AS

    AlanS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Super Food, excellent service from our waitress, but unfortunately the barman served my cocktail in a warm glass, when I asked him to change it, first I was assured it was fine the way it was and then proceeded to pour it into another glass and hand it back to me! No offer of “Shall I make new one for you sir”, but our waitress came to the rescue and saved the day. But at €13 a cocktail I would expect more respect from the mixologist.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing from start to finish. Celebrating our anniversary and they made it so special. Food and service were outstanding
  39. G

    Gerry

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    All lovely except for mozzarella & noise!! Great staff and good atmosphere. Food generally good
  40. S

    Stew

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Really nice buzzy atmosphere, good for date / dinner w friends

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Drury Buildings is rated 4.5 stars by 932 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Drury Buildings

52-55 Drury St Dublin 2, Co. Dublin D02 VY15

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    South City Centre

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Thu 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Irish, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Warren Massey

  • Additional

    Dog Friendly, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (01) 960 2095

  • Private party facilities

    A Private space for a good old knees up. Enjoy birthday parties, product launches and stylish soirées. Feast on a traditional Italian style family banquet. Sample and share large platters on long tables. Break bread amongst friends. Bar facilities available in the room.CapacitySeating: 35Drinks Reception: 35

  • Private party contact

    karin@drurybuildings.com: 086 829 5160

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