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Drury Buildings, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin

Drury Buildings

4.4
4.4
1305 reviews
€30 and under
Contemporary European
Drury Buildings is an owner operated award winning Cocktail Bar, Restaurant and Venue in the heart of Dublin city centre.

Above the bar is our lounge and dining room. This cosy and relaxing space set over two floors of the building is perfect if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of town and relax with a great bottle of wine, a cocktail and graze on our small plates and boards.

Our menu is specially crafted to suit the taste buds of all guests while also ensuring that there is enough variety to cater to different dietary requirements.
Our kitchen is a tapas-style cuisine that adds an element of fun and also encourages socializing, with a sharing-style menu.

‘We never stop creating, we never stop evolving’

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, Irish, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Thu 12:00 pm–12:30 am Fri 12:00 pm–1:30 am Sat 11:00 am–1:30 am Sun 11:00 am–11:30 pm
  • 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.Capacity for canapes event reception up to 70 guests.
  • Private party contact
    reservations@drurybuildings.com: (01) 960 2095

What 1,305 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Dublin

    Contemporary European

  • Dublin 2

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Dublin 2

    Contemporary European

1,305 Reviews
  1. KyleL

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, although expensive is very flavourful and delicious. If you have a big appetite then you need at least 6 dishes but worth splashing out once in a while. There's a great atmosphere and staff are very friendly.

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  2. KarenB

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loveky ambience in drury buildings, very efficient staff . Service quick , food lovely . Overall very nice.

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  3. Scue

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was only warm, we had a lovely waiter at the start, there was a different guy serving the dessert who literally fired the plates on the table & ran, no cutlery provided.i went to the bar man who was extremely helpful & went to get the cutlery for us...I wouldn't be in a rush back.

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  4. Shaniqua

    Dublin

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and service , highly recommend this place!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing - saw a lot of good reviews and went for a 21st birthday dinner and it did not live up to the expectations

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  6. Racv

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and lovely food with plenty of choice, will be back 😊

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  7. Bpicolotto

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and wine. Great service, tasty platters. Highly recommend!

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  8. Fionn

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently dined at Drury Buildings and was thoroughly impressed. The salmon potato cake and mushroom arancini were standout dishes. The ambiance was charming, and our waiter was attentive and friendly. Prices were reasonable, making it accessible to all. Overall, I highly recommend Drury Buildings for an exceptional dining experience.

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  9. PaolaR

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Portions were large and staff was very helpful

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Meath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff are amazing, our waiter was so nice, a pure gentleman. Food was fab, portion sizes perfect and a great selection. It was our first time there, can't wait to go back.

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  11. LucianoC

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food wasn’t up to their prices, the cocktails were basically water, and at the end I almost pay more for a mistake in the bill, and when I said that my dish wasn’t good they told me “if you are Italian you can’t appreciate Italian food outside your house”. I’m really disappointed I had good expectations since the building is really beautiful, but it seems it’s only appearances.

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  12. samsfinds

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice buzzy vibe when we arrived at 645.. food was overall average- nothing special But service was abysmal Waitress forgot to take the order of one diner Another waiter forgot to bring a glass of wine that was ordered And a third waiter when we asked for their help, indicated they’d be over to us in a minute , but never came. The stinger is that service was automatically included in the billl. Don’t think I’d be back again- maybe for drinks but not food.

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  13. AnneH

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    tasty food, great atmosphere, patchy service, great when we got it but took a long time and orders missing, a little chaotic but had a great night

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  14. Rachel

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great food and atmosphere! Staff went above and beyond too

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  15. DrinkingMom

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious, although the prices for some were really cheap given the quality and others over priced! Staff were very friendly and attentive. Cocktails were fab! Would definitely recommend.

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  16. Heather

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful night out with work colleagues. Would go again!

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  17. TessM

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with great service. We ate at 17.30 so the restaurant was quiet which we loved. The food was excellent-fresh produce and amazing flavours.

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  18. MeganM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time at this restaurant! The food and drinks were delicious, and we had a lovely semi-private room on the side of the bar, which made us feel very special. I would recommend this place to friends and family; it was a wonderful experience.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had really nice lunch. Food was excellent. Will be back.

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  20. MeganC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Date Night - everything was delish!! The Gambas was soooo good!! Who knew Brocoli could be soo tasty!

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  21. RachelA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restuarant and staff very friendly. Great atmosphere and buzz around the place

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  22. JennyT

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Absolutely love going to the drury buildings, staff are amazing and so friendly. Food and wine are superb. The only minor criticism I have is of the selection of beers available. Also, the beamish on tap is just not up to scratch. It’s flat and lacks creaminess. I know it will never compare to Guinness but it’s such a pity there’s not a better selection of beers available as my partner is a beer drinker. I think you’re missing a trick here. However, you do a have a fantastic selections of wines - all delicious. Last thing, we were upstairs and the windows to the smoking area were open.. meaning that we left smelling of smoke. Again, we had a fabulous night - just a bit of feedback I wanted to give. Thanks so having us. We will always be back.

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  23. pennzoll

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Really tasty platters, right-sized for a lunch, and well priced.

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  24. AileenR

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very attentive service. Tried a number of tapas from the menu - all good standard

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  25. AUSTINK

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We were the only people in the restaurant at 1:30 lunchtime Wednesday. The music was too loud. The food was less than average. The coffee was very small. €75 for two is too much.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue. Nice choice on menu. Good food. Great service.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was not fresh - it was also not very hot. The waitress sniffed all the way through the service. The guy who welcomed us was the best thing about the place. Shame…

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  28. TaraK

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Really rude staff, incompetent and unhelpful. Ordered sauces with our meal which arrived when we almost finished eating. Waitress was uninterested in assisting us and kept forgetting everything we ordered. Really loud. Will not be coming back for sure.

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  29. Siofra

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, big portions for tapas. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Great experience

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  30. Lids

    Dublin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fantastic, we got a table in a lovely area and away from the main crowd and noise. The cocktails 🍸 were really nice and food tasty. Would definitely recommend for a date or even a catch up with a friend.

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  31. AneesaS

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got a reservation at the last minute and had to sit at the upstairs bar. This turned out to be great because the noise level was a bit lower upstairs. Downstairs is fun for younger folks but my mother is a bit deaf and that amount of noise would have been hard for her. We loved our servers/bartenders they were friendly and very efficient. Food was delicious as were the drinks. Would recommend highly! But make a reservation if you’re going on the weekend or a holiday.

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  32. JosephC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived and was seated very quickly. Our server took out drink and food order and it all came out very quickly. Some of the best food I've had in a while. Portions are moderate for the price. Everything was maximum flavour. I enjoyed every bite. Definitely recommend for foodies. Wouldn't bring my family here but would definitely come with my fiancé again.

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  33. BumbleB

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyable food (we were a party of 5 and got a mix of plates). Stand outs were the arancini, the crab and the ribs. We had booked for 5:15 pm and had to give the table back at 8 pm, but the staff were very pleasant about it and got us a table downstairs in the main bar. We had to move again when the DJ came in to set up, but he was very good and assisted us finding a new table.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant service with delicious food. All the waiters were excellent! Highly recommend the spicy margaritas for drinks. Highly recommend the gambas and aranchini. We sat outside which was lovely and warm, Christmasy and not too loud. Can’t wait to come back

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  35. SineadD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to the Drury buildings a few times. I do like it. However the steak this time was over cooked. A single mini slider for €8:30 is quite expensive. I would expect 2 for this price. But overall it is a nice place to eat. Just expect small portions and order lots of food if you don't want to be hungry leaving.

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  36. MaryJ

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drury Buildings never fails to delivery quality food, and great service.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first visit - was with my family. We were really impressed by both service and food. The menu is original and the food quality was really good. I recommend it without hesitation.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience was great. Service was good but the food was disappointing, very salty.

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  39. SarahM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christmas reunion

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  40. NiamhM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, wonderful food and drinks. Such a great buzz. The staff are so friendly and helpful! Thanks again

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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 4.4 stars by 1305 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Drury Buildings

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

Additional information

  • Area
    South City Centre
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Thu 12:00 pm–12:30 am Fri 12:00 pm–1:30 am Sat 11:00 am–1:30 am Sun 11:00 am–11:30 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • 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.Capacity for canapes event reception up to 70 guests.
  • Private party contact
    reservations@drurybuildings.com: (01) 960 2095
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