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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

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Hot Spot (16)
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Modern Decor (14)
Outdoor Eating (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
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Late-night Find (9)
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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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 (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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·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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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·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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 (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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·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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·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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 (Toronto)·Dined on 3 June 2017

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

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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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·Dined on 20 May 2017

Really enjoyable experience with excellent food and service!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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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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·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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·Dined on 6 May 2017

The room is cool, the food was very good and tasty. The service was excellent.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 6 May 2017

Thanks for the great night we had on Saturday for my friends engagement/hen party. Aside from the lovely food - the cocktails were outstanding! Great venue, great staff and all round a good time was had.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 29 April 2017

We were in Dublin for a girls weekend and this was where we went for our big Saturday night out. We had such a lovely time - food was delicious, wine was flowing and the atmosphere was perfect. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on 28 April 2017

Really have to commend the staff here-fantastic. Sommelier completely charming, nice to be greeted at the door and waiting staff excellent too. Fabulous gin cocktail to start, followed by good charcuterie and an ok crab linguine. Loud buzzy place-be prepared for noise! Great spot for friends get together.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on 24 April 2017

Great venue, great menu, great food - unfortunately heavily under-staffed. The service wasn't bad, because the staff were un-attentive but it was bad because the few staff available weren't able to sufficiently look after the amount of patrons in the restaurant. We waited 1.5hrs for our meal, from sitting down! Although the food was great, once it arrived - we didn't order desserts as by that stage it was very late.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined on 22 April 2017

Had a lovely lunch here on Saturday. Loved the decor and will definitely go back to try it for dinner. The mozzarella and tomato starter was particularly good. My friend is a veggie and loved
the risotto. We were a little disappointed in the rhubarb mousse.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 15 April 2017

Our server, Judd, was amazing and we had a great meal at Drury Buildings. It is very noisy and lively. The food was superb, a hit spot in Dublin!

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 31 March 2017

Great food, waiter recommended a very nice and reasonably-priced wine for us, overall a really enjoyable evening

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 30 March 2017

Had a really enjoyable dinner here with a friend one Thursday night. The food and wine was delicious and the atmosphere of the restaurant was great. Will definitely return to taste some of the other options on the menu. Definitely a restaurant to try if you are looking for tasty, good quality food in the city centre!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 24 March 2017

The dervice here is really good. Atmosphere for a Friday evening was a bit slow until about 7.30 but then it really picked up. The starter menu had two options not available and the mains had no chicken. Plenty of seafood/ pasta options though. What we did order was good, but it's a tad expensive for casual dining.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on 18 March 2017

Your lovely staff deserve an award for patience. We arrived rather flat after England losing but determined to celebrate a Birthday. We changed tables, faffed for half an hour about over a white table wine
( legendary) and couldn't decide what to eat. Staff all smiled, chatted and helped. Brilliant. Thank you.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on 18 March 2017

Fab waiters and food 👍🏼

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 7 March 2017

Wow! What an amazing experience we had. We are visiting Dublin and decided to have a special meal out. We had the Pre-theater menu because we'd been out sightseeing all day and started at 5:30 (17:30)!!! They made us feel so special and helpfully paired our wine for us - best choices!! They gave us hints on where to travel during the rest of the trip - anyways,honestly the best service and the best meal we had in Dublin. Thank you so much everyone at The Drury Buildings you guys really made our trip special and our date night out away from home remarkable.

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 (London)·Dined on 25 February 2017

A fun spot with great value brunch. The brunch was tasty but the value made it even better. This place is fun for friends to meet up with a cute little terrace area but probably better as a bar. Still worth stopping in for breakfast!

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 (London)·Dined on 22 February 2017

Fantastic staff, attentive and friendly. Food was beautifully cooked and served.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Wondering where to take visiting friends from London we finally decided on DB, we weren't disappointed and they loved it!
Wonderful front of house lady got us to our table early so we could talk to and hear each other!
Gorgeous food, sharing antipasti board to start + beautiful olives. Seriously good fish main courses, though plenty of choices to suit both vegetarian and carnivores! Desserts to satisfy all cravings for chocolate, fruit, ice cream and cheeses!
Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Vegan, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 11 February 2017

Very nice and relatively cheap considering the type of place it is. Food was pushed on us a bit fast though

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 10 February 2017

Had Dinner here with friend and we had a lovely evening! Staff were super friendly and funny, food was tasty and the cocktails were great! Listen to the recommendations and go for it, they really know what they are doing!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Late-night Find
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·Dined on 28 January 2017

Food was lovely. Buyt the service was abysmal.30 mins waiting for desert menu so gave up and asked for coffee instead another 25 mins waiting on the that. Pretty snappy tho when I asked for the bill. Then another 15 minutes waiting to get a=our coats ended up getting them ourselves. very disappointing as it was a special occasion.

Maeve Dunne

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 (Seattle)·Dined on 29 December 2016

Unbelievably bad service! Waited 30 minutes from being seated with menus to being asked what we'd like to drink. Our waitress appeared to avoid our table at all costs until food was ready. Twice during our meal we had to flag down a waitress/waiter to try and order additional glass of wine after waiting patiently for someone to come by and ask. Ordered dessert, coffee and a cocktail (from a different waitress than the original one) and the cocktail never arrived - when I went over to the waitress at the counter and asked her, it was apparent she completely forgot (very nicely comp'd it). When I'd arrived at the restaurant I had indicated to the initial waitress that I wanted to treat my friends without any fuss and left my credit card with her so that when we asked for the bill, she would just use my card. Alas, when we asked for the bill there was no recollection of me giving my credit card as it was a different waitress and the initial one had never mentioned it. We ended up in the situation of debating over who was paying (which was exactly what I wanted to avoid). So, food was great, ambience lovely but what we'd expected would be ~2.5 hour dinner ended up being 3.5 hours (maybe even more due to the abominably slow service).

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 24 December 2016

We were here on Christmas eve for a lunch sitting. When I confirmed the reservation I explained I needed a highchair and they assured me there would be one. Ordinarily I wouldn't be so pushy about this but as it was Christmas eve and we were with family it was a requirement.

We were kept waiting 30 mins for our table standing in the bar downstairs and when I asked the Maitre D' where our highchair was, he told me it was on a first come first served basis. Understandable if we were a walk in, not someone who was waiting to be seated for 30 mins! No apologies made. He seemed put out by us. Granted if you don't like children, but don't accept reservations with children if you don't want them in your restaurant!

Thankfully our waiter made up for the Maitre D's rudeness. And the food was outstanding. Worth a visit, just ignore the ignorance when you are being seated. It'll be worth it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 24 December 2016

christmas eve lunch. staff really nice and accommodating with our 11 month old.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 17 December 2016

My husband and I visited the Drury Buildings for the first time and were looking forward to a new dinning experience in this very vibrant and urban venue. To be honest we were both taken a- back a little as the volume from the downstairs bar was a little more than we are normally use to in a restaurant ! However on saying that we soon adapted to it whilst having a pre dinner drink .
The greeting staff were friendly and made us feel welcomed. The dining room was busy and also vibrant with lots of pre-Christmas cheer .The staff who took our orders ,served and generally looked after us from start to finish were exceptionally friendly and very good at their job. The varied food and wine menu was very good and our chosen dishes were presented well and delicious also . The coffee was the only let down .... not hot enough :( We would definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends when in Dublin and hopefully will get back ourselves at some stage .

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fun
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