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Drury Buildings, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin
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Drury Buildings

4.5
4.5
1061 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

19:00


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.Capacity for canapes event reception 40*

  • Private party contact

    karin@drurybuildings.com: 086 829 5160

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What 1,061 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

    Contemporary European

  • Dublin 2

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Dublin 2

    Contemporary European

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  1. BS

    BenS

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Nice food and friendly staff. Monday lunchtime was quiet
  2. AE

    AndreinaE

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I definitely recommend this place! The food was amazing! On time.. even though we were sitting in the outdoor area we all felt very warm! (Very important for us!) the staff was great! I’m definitely going back! All areas are lovely! You must go if you haven’t!
  3. RJ

    RJCu

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal - great service - we really enjoyed it - will be back soon
  4. AO

    AifricO

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Enjoyable as always. Great food and drinks, quiet at lunch time
  5. YM

    YanM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning food and excellent service, which was very quick and friendly. The dessert was a little below the exceptional level of the savoury dishes. The pork belly, the roasted artichokes and the oysters with trout roe and Japanese seaweed being particularly delicious and imaginative. All cooked/prepared to absolute perfection with a wonderful blend of flavours and textures. Highly recommended.
  6. EK

    EsKg

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food good, service very patchy. May have been understaffed
  7. g

    gnicko

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was not my first time at Drury Buildings, and it will not be my last. My expectations have always been met, and as usual, the service was impeccable, the kindness and knowledge of the staff is outstanding, and the food is incredibly satisfying and delicious. It is the perfect ambience for either a casual catch-up with your friends, or company event, or a romantic date. The music on the background was simply gorgeous and the volume was perfect to enjoy the food and the conversation. A great place, highly recommended.
  8. RG

    RoseG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Overall I enjoyed it here but the service was very slow. We weren’t in a hurry so I didn’t mind but it took about 10 mins to get a menu after we sat down and a good while longer before we got to order. They also didn’t let people know when the kitchen was closing so some people didn’t get the chance to order dessert. The food was nice and not too expensive. I wouldn’t be in a massive hurry to return here again though.
  9. N

    Nando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It became one of my favourite places in Dublin. Only cons is in the garden are is allowed to smoke which is no great if you're a non smoker and if you're eating at the time. Otherwise, everything is great 👍🏻
  10. N

    Niamh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We had high hopes for the Drury Buildings after seeing many good reviews. Unfortunately we were let down with our experience. The arancini was over cooked, the chicken wings -and chips were cold. The pork belly had no flavour, however the broccoli had so much garlic it was borderline inedible. Overall it was not a very enjoyable experience, I am disappointed to say.
  11. W

    Wilber

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice airy space, food was very good and the service was very friendly and attentive. Would recommend and will return.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Staff made it worthwhile! We’re definitely coming back again soon
  13. LD

    LocalDiner353

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great tapas, service a bit slow. 40 minutes into dinner and we hadn’t even ordered more than a drink! It was a little busy, but an hour before getting to eat a single thing was a little extreme. Loved some of the dishes.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a really good time, food was delicious and drinks were lovely. The staff were very helpful and really nice.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance and service! Food and drinks delicious. One downfall is appetizers and mains came out all at once.
  16. A

    Amanda

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, nice atmosphere. Great evening all round.
  17. JT

    JessicaT

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Everything was so tasty, the staff was great never had to wait for a drink! Will be back again
  18. BJ

    BernadetteJ

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always, decent wine selection, great cocktails (including doing some off-the-menu which is always appreciated!) and really lovely tapas - especially the gambas! :)
  19. N

    N808

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place. Great service from the moment you arrive. Food very good. Good atmosphere.
  20. CM

    CathyM

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Food was good and came quickly. However service was appalling. We were shown to our table then completely ignored. It was 20 minutes before we were given menus. We placed our order then had to ask the waiter twice to bring our wine during the next 30 minutes only to be told it was on its way. We were told ‘we’re doing the best we can’ and ‘you are not the only table here’ very unprofessional especially as the restaurant was only about 60% full at that point and he seemed to be more interested in setting an adjacent table for a large group than getting our wine! The food arrived, then the wine! Really disappointed as the restaurant was highly recommended to us. It kind of spoilt our enjoyment as we had to complain to the waiter who then ignored us and got someone else to serve us. It may not be his fault, perhaps he was poorly trained?!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Little expensive for what you get. Service was ok but we did not get one of the items we ordered. But they also didn’t charge us so we didn’t say anything,
  22. DM

    DerekM

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The room was cold, and we were put into the "outdoor" smoking area without being asked if that was OK.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    They were very short staff so it was hard to order
  24. x

    xxxx

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Was a lovely experience. Slow service was the biggest downfall.
  25. J

    Joseph

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service and atmosphere. Food tasty but expensive.
  26. AM

    AoMCC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. A great venue for a date
  27. F

    Frank

    Dublin

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and friendly and efficient service.
  28. AW

    AW123

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really accommodating staff,, delicious food ans great atmosphere :)
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for sharing plates.great value for money
  30. B

    keithB

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Great vibe, nice dishes at reasonable prices for Dublin. Be great for groups too.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Took my aunt here having not seen her in 6 months. We had both never been but we’re very happy with everything! A but noisy due to Christmas parties which is to be expected and can’t be helped! But absolutely lovely atmosphere, gorgeous food and friendly service! Thank you so much!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thought it was a great meal. Service and food were fantastic!
  33. SF

    SarahF

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice menu with good choice of reasonably priced options. My request to change from outside to inside seating was dealt with promptly and in a friendly way. I would recommend Drury Buildings.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Xmas day out
  35. M

    Marius

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The lovely staff make for a wonderful experience. Great food, great ambiance, colorful and well lit location, which is pretty rare in Dublin.
  36. V

    Vikki

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great drinks!
  37. T

    Tamara

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and vibes and service! I would highly recommend it for date nights and even groups
  38. AO

    AifricO

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Food and drinks, as always was amazing. Always happy going back to drury buildings and will continue to recommend to friends
  39. S

    Sarah

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very nice dinner, the good is delicious but a bit pricey
  40. PM

    PatriciaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was lovely, you really couldn’t fault it but service was a bit inattentive. I had to ask for menus after sitting for 15 minutes however once we got their attention the service was very good and staff friendly.

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 1061 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 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.Capacity for canapes event reception 40*

  • Private party contact

    karin@drurybuildings.com: 086 829 5160

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