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7:00 PM

Drury Buildings

4.2
154 reviews
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€30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Irish, Contemporary European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 12pm -3pm and 5pm - 9.30pm
Friday: 12pm - 3pm and 5pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 12pm - 3pm and 5pm -10:00pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm (Sunday Brunch)
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Phone number
(01) 960 2095
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Warren Massey
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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.
Capacity
Seating: 50
Drinks Reception: 90
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Private Party Contact
karin@drurybuildings.com: 086 829 5160
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Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 154 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food and atmosphere with attentive staff

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

We booked a table for a special occasion. The service is really nice & the dinner is really Good !
I really recommand this place either for a drink with friends or for a dinner with love. The only trouble that happened to me (but everytime on Friday or Saturday) is that the music is far too load in the bar & almost impossible to hear each other. (Not in the restaurant) Hope they will turn it down for the next times.

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4.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Lovely spot, been there twice and the food hasn't disappointed on either occassion - will certainly be back.

The bar downstairs is more pricey than it should be and the music is too loud for a venue that isn't catering to a dance floor, although I still do enjoy the vibe.

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4.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Great starters and main course, although a limited choice of desserts and the caramel tart was disappointing. Noise levels were high, which made it hard to talk, but the overall ambience was good. One big disappointment was the toilets - these are downstairs in the bar and were not clean. I think a restaurant of this standing needs to have its own toilets, rather than making its customers traipse up and down stairs!

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4.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Have to compliment the staff who were attentive and friendly during our visit. The food was very tasty and the early bird is great value

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4.0Dined on 21 March 2018

Great meal and service. Only gave 3 stars for value because tge cost of a glass of house white wine was very bad value at €8.50!! Everything else was very good.

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Nice brunch menu. Food was tasty and served quickly. Staff were very upbeat and attentive. Nice spot.

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

A lovely spot with some great food and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. I would definitely recommend to a friend. I was very impressed with the traditional Italian menu and how it is laid out as if you were in Italy.

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

I had a lovely Sunday afternoon with Friends at Drury Building. We ordered the host your own roast and it certainly didn't disappoint. The beef was so tender cooked perfectly and it came with all the trimmings. I can not recommend it enough. The restaurant was very quite but I think this was due to a lot of sore heads in Dublin after the rugby win the night before. I will definitely be back again soon.

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Short but nice Italian menu. Portions a little on the small side. No complaints about the quality of the food. However, their coffee was awful. Maybe it was just a bad night for coffee. The service was very good. However, the noise from downstairs was little overwhelming towards the end of the meal. Then again it was the evening after a rugby international.
Great location and would return.

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2.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Disapointed...
Rizoto was not good, maximum 8cl of wine in the glass, and too noisy.

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Restaurant was nice and service was great.

Music in the downstairs bar kept us in the Venue.

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3.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Too pricy for what it offers, the menu has only few options

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2.0Dined on 14 February 2018

I m afraid this restaurant does not succeed in offering real Italian cuisine. Food quality is ok, but preparations are terrible. Better to have real Italian chefs to have a real Italian offer. Too expansive as well.

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

My husband and I went on a mini break to Dublin for the weekend to celebrate his 30th birhtday. Drury Buildings was the perfect place to have a nice meal and cocktail to celebrate. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and the staff were attentive. The location is great too.

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5.0Dined on 6 February 2018

Drury buildings will definitely see there very often. Gorgeous food, great atmosphere and impeccable service. It was an amazing experience.

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1.0Dined on 3 February 2018

This restaurant was very disappointing and bad value for money. We got sirloin steak which was fatty and greasy. We complained to the waitress who didn’t care. Service was poor. We will never go back.

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3.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Unfortunately for the first time my favourite restaurant has let me down, the menu used to excite me and be a mouth-watering display of food. However, on Friday evening it was a letdown. I opted for the rib eye as nothing else really appealed, the chips were not fully cooked and the caramelised onion served with the steak was left with the dry skin on the outside. The cocktails, nonetheless, were as always, fabulous!

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5.0Dined on 29 January 2018

I had a fabulous time at my dinner. It was my second time and won’t be my last. The food the service and price is great !. We went for the set dinner and it was just gorgeous.

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4.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Lovely food and great wine selection. They ran out of the fish and it was early in the night, so a few people at our table were disappointed. The first was absolutely divine, so that's probably why it was sold out.

Service was good but definitely could have been better, some lovely staff and some that could practice smiling! Would prefer if one person was dealing with our table rather than 4 different people. Overall though, it was a very enjoyable experience.

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2.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Very poor acoustics so it was deafeningly loud, not that I would expect a place to be quiet of a Saturday evening; I'm 25 and I had to practically shout across the table to be heard.

Service was chaotic and people didn't really seem to know which table was theirs for taking and delivering orders.

Food was decent but overpriced, especially considering the service and chaos you had to eat it in

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3.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Lovely restaurant with friendly staff and great food however wouldn’t book again for lunch as we were the only people there! no atmosphere.. have eaten there in the evening and it was much better.

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5.0Dined on 26 January 2018

Warm atmosphere, lovely space, attentive staff. Food was excellent and beer cold. Only small criticism I think was the wine was not chilled adequately. Would recommend and will be returning soon hopefully

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5.0Dined on 20 January 2018

Everything was brilliant, great atmosphere and drinks. Real traditional Italian food. The black truffle pasta is incredible.

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4.0Dined on 13 January 2018

very friendly staff. food was nice but menu a bit limited.

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5.0Dined on 11 January 2018

new menu is fantastic. prices are reasonable. service was excellent. great place

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1.0Dined on 28 December 2017

Booked a table for lunch on Dec 28th for 12.30 for two. This was neant to be a special Christmad gift to my friend. However, when we arrived we were told that there was no lunch menu available! This was despite the fact that the full menu was advertised on the online booking. The only menu available was a brunch menu!!!!!! This wasn't what I booked. What an embarrassment! Particulary, as I had talked so positivelt about my previous experience there. I explained the situation to my friend who, graciously, agreed to go elsewhere for lunch.
This was an extremely disappointing experience that could have been easily avoided.

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3.0Dined on 23 December 2017

Good location, good service but food was average. I don’t think I would go again for food, but perhaps for drinks as the bar downstairs had a good vibe.

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4.0Dined on 22 December 2017

A very enjoyable experience good food good atmosphere friendly staff

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5.0Dined on 22 December 2017

I have been to Drury Buildings for a variety of events and have never been disappointed with the food or service.

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3.0Dined on 21 December 2017

Beautiful interior, good atmosphere but the food fell flat this time. I'd been there before and food was great but this time nothing was amazing. Four of us ate and had at least 2 courses each but sorry to say that none of the dishes were worth returning for.

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5.0Dined on 19 December 2017

Food was so tasty and generous portions. I’ll be back!

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3.0Dined on 16 December 2017

Very noisy

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2.0Dined on 9 December 2017

Great cocktails, frosty welcome from the hostess, great starters & desserts, average mains, rushed service (our coats were essentially dumped on us).
Visited on a recommendation from a frequent diner who was horrified at our experience so hopefully just a one-off during a busy period.

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3.0Dined on 9 December 2017

We had an early pre show meal on Saturday night, the food was very good however the service was lacking. I understand the time of year has people busy but compared to other restaurants in the area I did not find the service genuinely friendly. They overcharged us on the bill and whilst this was fixed it reminded me of my previous experience in Drury buildings where I had to ask 3 times for the bill.

Good food let down by staff who don't appear to like their jobs.

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5.0Dined on 9 December 2017

Excellent service and great food. We were very well accommodated and staff are extremely welcoming and friendly.

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4.0Dined on 8 December 2017

Had a lovely lunch here with a friend. Service was excellent, all the staff were incredibly friendly and genuinely nice. Food was excellent and my friend who I was there with really loved the place. She was visiting from London and would eat out a lot but she commented several times on how impressed she was. The Christmas lunch menu was very good value. I was glad we got there early as it was getting quite busy by the time we were leaving. I would highly recommend Drury Buildings. Excellent!

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5.0Dined on 6 December 2017

We had a great evening at Drury Buildings. The food was tasty and the portions very generous. Service was friendly and attentive. Wine and cocktails were great. The place had a lovely buzz.

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5.0Dined on 30 November 2017

Brought my 2 children who are great foodies and they were treated with the same respect as any adult! Was lovely to see. Great food, location, service and ambience

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4.0Dined on 25 November 2017

Loved it, food was fantastic service staff were nice only thing that let it down was the fire alarm going off. Once was unfortunate but when it happened a third time it was just really annoying.(Apparently someone kept opening the fire exit)

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