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About Drury Buildings

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.

52-55 Drury St
Dublin 2, Co. Dublin D02 VY15
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Irish, Contemporary European

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)

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
€30 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(01) 960 2095

Website:
http://drurybuildings.com/

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.
Capacity
Seating: 50
Drinks Reception: 90

Private Party Contact:
karin@drurybuildings.com: 086 829 5160

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Drury Buildings Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.2

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.3

Value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (46)
Group Bookings (33)
Special Occasions (30)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Casual (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Romance (20)
Fun (20)
Hot Spot (19)
People Watching (16)
Bar Seating (13)
Lunch (13)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Cosy (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Outdoor Eating (11)
Authentic (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
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Quick Bite (5)
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Happy Hour (4)
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Outstanding Value (3)
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Food5
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Service5
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·Dined on 17 November 2017

Food great. Service Excellent. Arrived at booked table at 7.00 pm. All seemed well. Only one problem. The restaurant is very popular and as the evening went on it got very noisy hard to talk, I think hard brick walls CAUSED THE PROBLEM

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 5 November 2017

terrible, overpriced brunch (they didn't know how to cook a runny egg – poached eggs should not be that cooked) and very bad cocktails.

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·Dined on 4 November 2017

We were very disappointed by our experience at Drury Buildings. The room was really cold so we couldn't get comfortable. We had to remind the waitress a number of times for our drinks and she seemed annoyed at us for asking despite having asked a number of times. On the last time of asking she just went and made it which took 2 minutes and then brought it over so not sure why wasn't done on the first occasion. The food was quite tasty. At the end they overcharged us by nearly 30e!

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Food3
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

The food is nice and tasty and the atmosphere is fun but I was disappointed with my visit. I booked the table for 4 to celebrate our birthdays...as 3 of us had birthdays that day and over the weekend and I informed the restaurant when I booked but there was nothing mentioned or nothing on our desserts to mark the occasion....its the little things that make you remember a good restaurant and want you to return and unfortunately I wont be returning again for any occasion.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

Very good food and staff were excellent in terms of recommendations on menu. Prices were very reasonable for the quality of food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 12 October 2017

A great spot, centrally located, with a good buzz and views over Fade St. The menu caters for all and the wine list is very accessible. My steak on the night was one of the nicest I've had in ages! The ground floor bar is also handy for drinks beforehand or afterwards.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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Food5
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Service1
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·Dined on 6 October 2017

All was good with the meal until a senior waiter or manager stood behind us with our coats straight after we paid even though we were still talking and finishing our drinks. We had not asked for the coats and we actually had the meal served to us quite quickly, 3 courses each and a bottle of wine in less than 1hr 15 mins, my receipt confirms this. It was pretty embarrassing to be honest as it was evident to those around us that he was standing waiting for us to get up from our chairs. There was plenty of seats available for other diners so I'm not sure why this happened.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 29 September 2017

Quality food in a great setting! Excellent service

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Food4
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·Dined on 22 September 2017

Great night, highly recommend. We sat out on the balcony which is great for picking up on the atmosphere downstairs.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Fun
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Food5
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·Dined on 16 September 2017

Had a lovely evening in Drury buildkings; excellent and knowledgeable staff and great food - all courses were superb.

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Food5
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 (Indiana)·Dined on 13 September 2017

We ate here on 09/13. A different vibe, energy a look. The menu is limited but has some creative choices. The anchil island lamb was very nice and the hake was quite good. Service friendly and crisp. Our server offered a sample of wine based on my description of what I liked. Prices are reasonable for the quality.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 11 September 2017

I took friends from the USA for dinner and recommended some options for starters and mains....peach salad, buffalo mozzeralla and tomatoes and the truffle pasta....and all were very happy with the choices!

The Ripasso Red was a great choice with the food and the guests definitely enjoyed the evening!

The staff were attentive and courteous...the place has always been brilliant since opening almost 4 years ago!

Will definitely be back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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·Dined on 11 September 2017

Superb food, wonderful staff and great wine. Will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 3 September 2017

Lovely catch up with the girls over brunch, great food, friendly staff and value for money, had a perfect window at the window

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·Dined on 31 August 2017

Great ambience food is phenomenal.
I'll definitely be back.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 28 August 2017

Absolutely amazing service and the Truffle Pasta is a must have whether as a starter or a main....brilliant plate of food!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food5
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·Dined on 19 August 2017

We always love Drury Buildings. The food and cocktails never fail to impress, and the staff are excellent; attentive and friendly without being overbearing. Can't recommend highly enough.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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Food4
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·Dined on 9 August 2017

The bar and restaurant staff were professional, friendly and helpful.
We were a party of five and all enjoyed our choice of starters and main courses. We shared two desserts which were also fab. The only grip we have it the lack of wines under €30. The wine we had was delicious, but at €33 a bottle, (we had two bottles) it was one of the cheapest on the menu.
We enjoyed the evening a lot and have already recommended Drury Buildings to friends and colleagues.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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Food5
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

We met friends from across Europe at Drury Buildings to show them how lovely good food in Ireland can be, and we weren't disappointed!

Starters, mains and dessert were all delicious- although I was sad that they didn't have the Campari cake, as this is a favourite from a previous visit.

Ambiance was relaxed and pleasant and the wait staff helpful and unobtrusive (a good thing in my book!).

A very nice meal.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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Service4
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·Dined on 2 August 2017

The food was delicious and I had three courses. The service was superb and the staff were always on hand to refill our water and wine glasses. There was no long wait for the food and we were seated immediately after being offered a choice of table location. I will definitely be returning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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Food4
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Service3
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 (London)·Dined on 28 July 2017

Good food but unbearably noisy. Not a romantic or quiet venue by any means. We could not hear each other speak. Food and service were good but the noise issue probably means we won't be back on a Friday or Saturday eve.

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Food5
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 (London)·Dined on 28 July 2017

Fantastic restaurant. Great environment, very attentive staff and exceptional food. Highly recommended.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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Food5
Ambience5
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·Dined on 27 July 2017

Our food was delicious, mussels, crab linguini & steak plus desserts. Our waiter was so friendly (I'm afraid I cannot recall his name though). we will definitely return.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy
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Food4
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·Dined on 17 July 2017

Disappointing. Second visit didn't live up to expectations

Tags: Notable Wine List
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 13 July 2017

Fantastic food and excellent service. We sat on the balcony which is outside. It was good fun and I am looking forward to eating there again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food5
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·Dined on 12 July 2017

Second visit in 4 weeks & just as good as the first time.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 7 July 2017

Excellent service. Quite noisy as there was a big group in. Food was good

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Food is simply gorgeous!! And the staff is incredibly friendly and attentive, without being on top of you. Cocktails have to be tried, especially the special ones.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fun, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 27 June 2017

Very friendly staff, accommodating and the food was super delicious!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual
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Food4
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 (London)·Dined on 24 June 2017

Excellent meal. Restaurant manager was really good and attentive. Probably the best manager I've encountered in Dublin in a long time. We will be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 24 June 2017

Great food, and aesthetic! Service was very good! J

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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Food5
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Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 22 June 2017

I'd only been for drinks in Drury Buildings before & had a great night then so was looking forward to going for dinner there. The restaurant is upstairs but the noise from the bar didn't travel. Food was delicious, staff were attentive and atmosphere was great. Only reason I marked down for service was an extra starter arrived when not ordered and we had to remind them of our coffee order.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 17 June 2017

Nice atmosphere and friendly attentive staff. Food was just okay, nothing special. One main course was sent back (rib eye steak) due to poor quality and a substitute dish was provided straight away. No complaints other than that.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
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·Dined on 16 June 2017

Lovely staff. Excellent service. Every one of our six meals excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
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Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 8 June 2017

Another fantastic evening at Drury Buildings - we booked for 6:30pm and opted for the pre-theatre menu. Everything was perfect for an evening meal with friends. The aperitif cocktails (1 Negroni and 2 Aperol Spritz) were expertly made. The starter of peach/ Parma ham/ ricotta was one of the nicest I've ever tasted and the main of crab linguine was also delicious. We shared a cheese plate for dessert having shared a bottle of wine over dinner. We then decided on a digestif and were able to move to the outdoor mezzanine area. Our waiters for the evening were fantastic - friendly but not intrusive. Overall, a great experience and I can't wait to come back again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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Food4
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Service5

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 (Toronto)·Dined on 3 June 2017

Great vibe. Beautiful mix of old and new building. Amazing service!

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Food4
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·Dined on 29 May 2017

Really enjoyed my first visit to Drury Buildings. Best caprese salad I've had in a long time!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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·Dined on 20 May 2017

Really enjoyable experience with excellent food and service!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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Food4
Ambience4
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 20 May 2017

Food was good, however it was not standardised (starter of crab linguine/main were different
in flavour...) both enjoyable.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
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·Dined on 15 May 2017

Great food, excellent service, laid back atmosphere. V comfortable

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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