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Drury Buildings, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin

Drury Buildings

4.5
4.5
992 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

23:30


Booked 39 times today

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–12:30 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:30 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 992 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin 2

    Hot Spot

  • Dublin 2

    Outdoor Eating

  • Dublin 2

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Dublin 2

    Contemporary European

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  1. DH

    DavidH

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful evening staff were amazing as always 😁
  2. OB

    OBRIL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night for a group work dinner, everything was an excellent standard, highly recommend.
  3. MN

    MartinaN

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    First thing is there’s no real options for kids. When my chicken wings and chips arrived they were stone cold. I informed the waitress who was very nice but said had to check with the manager what to do - not sure why she needed to check. She came back to say she would get chef to make new ones - that’s all I had wanted. So she took my wings and the cold chips (not just mine but two others) back to the kitchen. some time later the wings arrived but no chips. I asked where they were and the waiter (someone else) was confused by this. Then had to wait again for the chips - one was for a kid who was getting hungry. The chips arrived but there was no apology, just put on the table (could have been done in a friendlier manner). The food itself is okay but small portions and way over priced for what it is/ what you get. And don’t ask for Coca Cola - they don’t have that, the curiosity cola (yep, that’s what it’s called) will cost about €4 and isn’t great. So yeah I was disappointed about the food. I’ve been there before for drinks and that’s grand.
  4. BJ

    BernadetteJ

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Tapas selection and cocktails. Fab service, really attentive and helpful.
  5. I

    Isabel

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great evening spent at Drury buildings, service was attentive without being over the top, food was delicious and I liked the fact that much of the food was of Irish origin, especially as I had brought a visitor from overseas. Fun evening, good food and not overly expensive. Thank you.
  6. SH

    SylH

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Id choose upstairs to eat, as down stairs a bit breezy and busy by the door. Great food and service. Nice buzz.
  7. CF

    CaitrionaF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, fabulous food and great value would highly recommend
  8. JW

    JuliaW

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience3
    I booked the table weeks in advance because my friend was coming over for the weekend from France and Drury was the place we used to always go when she was living here. I really wanted to sit down in the back garden area and enjoy the nice cocktails from the menu. When we got there at 6pm, I was informed that our table was going to be upstairs. When I told the girl who welcomed us that we really wanted to sit downstairs in the back garden, she was quite rude saying that was the only table available and that there was going to be a big group downstairs. We understood (having very little choice to be honest) and went upstairs. The guys who were serving us were honestly very nice and friendly, we had a few good cocktails, ordered a few bites to share, and then decided to change to wine. At 7:30pm when we were going to order more bites and another wine bottle, the waiter had (finally) informed us that they needed the table back at 8pm. We would have understood it if we were informed as soon as we arrived, or even in the email confirmation for the booking. Unfortunately, we were never told. The big group that was supposed to be sitting downstairs never arrived. Honestly, just a huge disappointment.
  9. L

    Lizbabbs

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Very friendly staff. Also very busy therefore not always on the ball. Food very good. Noise level way too high. Everyone shouting to be heard above the music and each other.
  10. MM

    MM22

    Limerick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely divine food, we had the gambas (2), chicken wings, pork belly, croquettes(2) and fries(2) to share between 3 and we were so full after even leaving some fries behind. The Pinot Grigio wine was perfect to compliment and cocktails for dessert finished off a lovely night of dining between friends.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely dinner, service, ambiance. I would love some alcohol free cocktails on the menu.
  12. RR

    RRB2

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious & great value - a fantastic spot in Dublin City centre!
  13. KB

    KellyB

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was Delicious. Highly recommended the Crab!!!
  14. DD

    DeeD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely staff, really welcoming and helpful on my friends birthday!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great food & drink.
  16. TA

    TheresaA

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful experience in Drury Buildings for my sisters’ 50th. Food and wine sensational! Staff could not be more helpful and fast with orders and any requests. 5 stars
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really good service, despite being there on a busy Friday night. Staff is lovely and the vibe is lively whilst music isn’t too loud. The food is really good but the cocktails are not up to par, hence why I’d go for wine or beer but overall definitely worth a visit.
  18. MW

    MadelineW

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic tapas! Delicious drinks! Accommodating of our crazy babies. We had the best time! Thank you
  19. GC

    GrainneC

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food as always, the staff are so friendly and helpful
  20. TA

    TheresaA

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent venue. Staff very accommodating. Food so tasty. A bit noisy but staff turned down the music to help. Going again next weekend. Both celebratory events.
  21. PC

    PaulaC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Our table was on a slante. Not very comfortable. Incorrect order was given to my friend twice.
  22. AO

    AOReilly

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was lovely, staff were really friendly. Highly recommend
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience1
    So have been to Dury Buildings many times and usually love it . However had a very poor experience there last night and we were left waiting to order for a long time at every interval . The service was poor and I don’t believe it was due to the level of staff members who were very polite rather a severe shortage in staff. It seemed to be only one girl who was stretched thin trying to wait the entire upper indoor area . On two occasions clear food waste bags were brought through the area where people were dining which wasn’t very appropriate in my opinion. Food was delicious and staff were lovely but the previously mentioned occurrences really took away from the experience.
  24. DL

    DaireL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service and really reasonable pricing. Will be back!
  25. S

    Siona

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    outdoor terrace had a nice ambiance, food was lovely and full of flavour.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely tapas style dining. Great service, nice decor. We sat upstairs which was very trendy. The arancini were popular and delish
  27. DC

    DebbieC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Definitely go back food was absolutely amazing cocktails were really good, on the smaller side but still good and the service was very good, pleasant staff, very efficient
  28. D

    Dara

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really enjoyable experience our waitress went above and beyond for us. All the food and drinks were excellent
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The small plates were great with a good choice of vegetarian options. The food was great and we enjoyed our time there.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really good tasty food good selection of drinks service was efficient and friendly
  31. JO

    JohnO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for an outing with friends. Highly recommended
  32. EG

    EverGreen407

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We were greeted immediately and were taken to our table. The ambiance and food were wonderful, as well as the service. The only thing I did not like was my cocktail. I hardly touched it and let the waitress know I didn't like it and was still charged for it. Which was fine, but wish they would have let me choose something else. It's fine though, I ordered it, paid for it, and drank as much as I could before giving up. If I go back I will make sure to just order food, because that was phenomenal.
  33. HD

    HelenD

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly staff. Decent wine list. Good food.
  34. DL

    DenikaL

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Good experience. Came for dinner and a couple of drinks. Food was delicious, couldn't fault it. Small plates so easy to share with a group, and good value. Incredibly loud though, hard to hear friends from across a table. Loudness came from one or two rowdy tables but staff weren't trying to quieten them. We had to move table to a quieter part for a drink after dinner.
  35. MO

    MarkOleary

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice food, easy to eat, relaxed atmosphere and very good staff
  36. JM

    JamesM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent small plates which were also excellent value.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were delighted with our meal- wonderful flavors, decent portions to share and a good variety to choose from too! We will back again as we also loved our table outside in the courtyard area- it was lovely!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb from start to finish!
  39. b

    bronim

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The choice of food was varied and the dishes were really tasty. The crabmeat dish in particular was fantastic. The cocktails were also very good. Lots of staff working there so service was very prompt. Nice ambiance and décor. Overall a really good experience and would highly recommend it. I will definitely return.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Food and service excellent! We were booked in for 6 o'clock on a Saturday and it busy/buzzy but also very loud!

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 992 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

23:30


Booked 39 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, Sun 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Thu 12:00 pm–12:30 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:30 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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