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The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne HotelThe Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel
138 reviews
Afternoon Tea | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Our visit was amazing! We took our eight year old daughter who says it was the highlight of her trip to Ireland! The food was delicious and the staff were delightfully attentive! More

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TrocaderoTrocadero
2 reviews
Contemporary European | South City Centre, Dublin 2

We are from the US and this was our last night in Dublin. We found this through open table and found the service to be excellent. It was personalized with a feeling that the staff cared about each guest. The mains for the table were all excellent. More

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Shanahan's on the GreenShanahan's on the Green
16 reviews
Steakhouse | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Never disappoints though was surprised they only serve Oysters Rockefeller and not raw. This is Ireland, a place of this calibre should have normal Oysters. Other than that, food excellent. Some great wines by the glass using Coravin which is pretty cool. €27 for a 2003 Leoville Barton is not bad all things considered. More

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PichetPichet
336 reviews
Contemporary European | South City Centre, Dublin 2

We went there twice --once at the beginning of the trip and then on the way back out of Dublin. Highly recommend it. More

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The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne HotelThe Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel
638 reviews
Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Excellent food and great service in a lovely setting. More

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Sophie's @ The Dean DublinSophie's @ The Dean Dublin
683 reviews
Italian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

I didn’t expect much since this was all about the view. However the food at this restaurant was absolutely amazing and I am a pure foodie. I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was staff very friendly and the view excellent, they also had a pretty good wine list. I ordered the fish dish and the sauce made the dish. The dessert was not what I had hoped for but it was decent. Overall a great experience and I will be back for sure. More

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La MaisonLa Maison
48 reviews
French | South City Centre, Dublin 2

What a lovely French oasis in Dublin - delicious and imaginative food, good wine and friendly service. Our starters (confit quail salad) were tasty and attractive. Mains (moules/frites, coq au vin and sea bream) were very much as they should be - and delicious. Desserts came from a classic French menu - Iles Flottant, Tarte au Citron Meringue and Vacherin Glace and were delicious. The wine list is extensive and French - but not prohibitively expensive - we had a house red that was quite palatable. Service was friendly and amusing. There was live music upstairs (not intrusive); we would happily go back for more - plenty of other things we'd love to try. More

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Opium - The RestaurantOpium - The Restaurant
98 reviews
Pan-Asian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

We had been dying to try Opium for weeks and when we finally made it down for dinner it did not disappoint. Amazing atmosphere, friendly service, incredible food and even kid friendly with coloring pages and menu for the kids. Vibrant and fun - one of the highlights of our trip. More

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Whitefriar GrillWhitefriar Grill
129 reviews
Steakhouse | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Simple menu but done well. More

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BANG Restaurant & BarBANG Restaurant & Bar
49 reviews
Modern European | South City Centre, Dublin 2

The staff and the food were excellent and overall a nice experience.The only bad point and it is minor was the cost of the coffee after the meal, €4.50 for a black coffee is OTT and cannot be justified More

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The Larder Restaurant & BrewhouseThe Larder Restaurant & Brewhouse
123 reviews
Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

The food was delicious, very tasty and generous on the proportions. The service was great and fast, and the waiters absolutely charming. I would recommend also for the atmosphere, very cosy and romantic. More

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Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer StreetFallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street
505 reviews
Contemporary European | South City Centre, Dublin 2

This restaurant never fails in great cuisine. Wines are exceptional. Staff are always very friendly. They accommodate for all tastes. It is also the little touches.... sing you happy birthday and put a candle on your dessert. Love this place. The wine cellar is also brilliant for a night out and excellent food. More

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Fade Street Social - The RestaurantFade Street Social - The Restaurant
747 reviews
Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

A very enjoyable experience. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was friendly, courteous and very professional. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone, it was a fun night and it’s now on my list of places to eat regularly. Well done to all the staff that made this occasion special. More

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Green 19Green 19
109 reviews
Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

It was a great experience! Only wish their menu was extended to include all items all day. More

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1900 Bar & Restaurant1900 Bar & Restaurant
16 reviews
Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Fantastic meal and overall experience. Bar manager was outstanding! More

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FIRE Restaurant and LoungeFIRE Restaurant and Lounge
589 reviews
Steak | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Great atmosphere and service was particularly good. All staff had a great attitude and very attentive More

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Francesca’s RestaurantFrancesca’s Restaurant
4 reviews
Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

It was a great experience! The service was impecable, the ambiance was enjoyable and the food was great. More

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Saba - Clarendon StreetSaba - Clarendon Street
23 reviews
Thai | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Very good vegetarian selection. Lovely flavors. Nice ambiance. More

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Il PostoIl Posto
19 reviews
Italian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Small dining room, which was quite noisy when totally full. Service was a little slow, but food was great. More

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Drury BuildingsDrury Buildings
165 reviews
Italian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Had a great time. Steak was particularly good. 234 More

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Fade Street Social - The Gastro BarFade Street Social - The Gastro Bar
599 reviews
Tapas / Small Plates | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Food was delicious, staff friendly and efficient, atmosphere enjoyable. Price point is on the high side, especially drinks. One of my favorite wines was available on the wine menu at an eye watering €75 per bottle, more than double the price of what I pay when drinking it at home, price in house was OTT in my opinion. Having been before and will likely return again I just won’t be indulging in my favorite wine whilst there! More

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l'Gueuletonl'Gueuleton
39 reviews
Bistro | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Waiter was very friendly and helpful but girl on the till was extremely rude, obnoxious and unfriendly. More

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Fade Street Social - The Cocktail BarFade Street Social - The Cocktail Bar
24 reviews
Dining Bar | South City Centre, Dublin 2

They have great cocktails!! The rhubarb tart is amazing!! More

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The Lucky DuckThe Lucky Duck
8 reviews
Gastro Pub | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Great food and great cocktails. Very spacious and good staff. Reasonably priced (for central Dublin) - would recommend More

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Taco Taco at East Side TavernTaco Taco at East Side Tavern
28 reviews
Mexican | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Everything was well made, cooked right, and good. Had some tacos and nachos and they nailed it as far as taste and presentation. No it's not very authentic and they have some "artisan" taco creations, but I wasn't looking for that. I had the duck & mushroom tacos and they were great. More

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Pacino'sPacino's
27 reviews
Italian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Had dinner with a friend here before a concert one evening and loved the place. The atmosphere was light yet intimate. Staff were friendly and not overly intrusive. We both ordered lasagna (I wish my dinner partner had ordered something else so I could give a broader review of the food here). It came in good time and was tasty, if not a bit fatty. It didn't seem like high-quality ingredients had been used. Perhaps that's what one would expect when not paying a lot for it? Either way, it sufficed. The dessert, on the other hand - was delicious. I can't wait to go back and have it again. I had the lavender and coconut panna cotta, which was served in a beautifully ornate porcelain cup with a scoop of coconut ice cream on the saucer. My partner devoured her ice cream and sorbet. Overall, I would recommend people try this place out. It's got a good atmosphere, it's authentic, unique, the staff are friendly, and the food (especially the desert) is quite good. More

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Camden RotisserieCamden Rotisserie
1 review
Barbecue | South City Centre, Dublin 2

For a small place, it has a nice range on the menu and is well priced. There are so many nice places to try in this neighbourhood that must seem to be good in terms of food, service and price. More

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The Green HenThe Green Hen
1 review
Bistro | South City Centre, Dublin 2

The Green Hen is a casual French style bistro restaurant, offering classic dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. Located at the heart of Dublin City where Exchequer Street meets Wicklow Street. Situated over two floors, we take reservations for the bar, ground floor restaurant and the first floor dining room. The first floor is also available to hire for private dining and corporate events, complete with its own bar.


Lunch & Dinner is served everyday, with Early Bird & Table D'Hote options. We offer an extensive wine menu to complement any dish, our staff would be delighted to recommend a bottle. Our award-winning cocktails are also a must try!



So come and join us and enjoy the unique ambiance and great customer service that everyone is talking about at The Green Hen. More

Stir Restaurant at Clayton Cardiff LaneStir Restaurant at Clayton Cardiff Lane
26 reviews
International | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Had an excellent pre theatre meal before heading to see Tosca. The braised beef cheek was so succulent and it was a lovely generous portion also the chicken supreme was done to perfection, the flavour was amazing. Only complaint was the restaurant felt a bit chilly when the air conditioning was on full blast. More

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VivaViva
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Spanish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Viva is a traditional Spanish Tapas restaurant in Dublin's Portobello. The restaurant seats up to 100 diners, with seating outside the front and a private terrace at the back of the restaurant. Served in true tapas style, the dishes are delivered to the table as they are prepared. At Viva they have a mixt of both Irish beef and Spanish meats. The meats are both locally sourced in Ireland, and further afield with the cured meats.More

Caffe ParigiCaffe Parigi
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Italian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Caffé Parigi is the result of an ambitious and wonderful dream to create a Café (or Caffè – depending on who you are talking to) where one could believe one was on a corner in Paris or a backstreet of Milan without ever having to leave the country. To bring to Ireland the very best that France and Italy had to offer, and to provide good, simple and delicious food.

Our aim is to provide great food at affordable prices in a stylish environment. We know that these are easily found in the beautiful cities of Paris and Milan. Caffe Parigi lets you experience the French and Italian lifestyle right here in the beautiful city of Dublin too!More

Vintage Tea ToursVintage Tea Tours
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Afternoon Tea | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Take a step back in time with Vintage Tea Tours and experience Dublin in a unique way. Climb on board, snuggle up and allow us treat you to a little bit of nostalgia. Enjoy our renowned Afternoon Tea delicacies, good conversation and tap along to some fabulous 1950’s jazz. This is Afternoon Tea with a difference. This is an experience.There’s no better way to experience the city than on our Vintage Routemaster.More

canal boat restaurantcanal boat restaurant
1 review
Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Was a great experience. Highly recommended! The atmosphere is fantastic. More

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Vertigo Bar at Clayton Cardiff LaneVertigo Bar at Clayton Cardiff Lane
1 review
International | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Service was incredible, very friendly and helpful. Really good people work there. Food was excellent as well. There is a good choice, well cooked, prepared and presented. Comfortable seats and very relaxing. I really enjoyed it. More

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The Silk Road CafeThe Silk Road Cafe
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Middle Eastern | South City Centre, Dublin 2

The Silk Road Café food is based on the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine and reflects some of the countries represented in the museum. Middle Eastern, North African, Mediterranean, vegetarian and celiac friendly dishes are created by our chefs. The focus in each dish is home cooking using only the freshest ingredients and following halal rules. You will find a selection of 12 dishes that change daily all serve with rice and vegetables or with 2 of our 12 vegetarian salads. We also do soups, Panini and freshly made falafels each day. All our cakes, biscuits and breads are homemade and you will find mixed berry scones should to should with chocolate brownies, fruit tarts, fig cake and baklava. More

Opium - The Botanical GardenOpium - The Botanical Garden
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Pan-Asian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

A stunning and tranquil area inspired by the draping flowers of the Botanical Gardens and the style and poise of the 18th-century Geisha. Serving pan-Asian inspired brunch at the weekends and world-class cocktails every day until late, the Botanical Garden is the perfect escape. With a fully retractable roof and sheltered smoking area, the summer never ends in Opium.More

Bu Ali TandooriBu Ali Tandoori
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Indian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Welcome to Bu Ali Tandoor, we look forward to serving you.More

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South City Centre's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne HotelThe Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel
138 reviews
Afternoon Tea | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Our visit was amazing! We took our eight year old daughter who says it was the highlight of her trip to Ireland! The food was delicious and the staff were delightfully attentive! More

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La MaisonLa Maison
48 reviews
French | South City Centre, Dublin 2

What a lovely French oasis in Dublin - delicious and imaginative food, good wine and friendly service. Our starters (confit quail salad) were tasty and attractive. Mains (moules/frites, coq au vin and sea bream) were very much as they should be - and delicious. Desserts came from a classic French menu - Iles Flottant, Tarte au Citron Meringue and Vacherin Glace and were delicious. The wine list is extensive and French - but not prohibitively expensive - we had a house red that was quite palatable. Service was friendly and amusing. There was live music upstairs (not intrusive); we would happily go back for more - plenty of other things we'd love to try. More

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PichetPichet
336 reviews
Contemporary European | South City Centre, Dublin 2

We went there twice --once at the beginning of the trip and then on the way back out of Dublin. Highly recommend it. More

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The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne HotelThe Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel
638 reviews
Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Excellent food and great service in a lovely setting. More

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Whitefriar GrillWhitefriar Grill
129 reviews
Steakhouse | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Simple menu but done well. More

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Opium - The RestaurantOpium - The Restaurant
98 reviews
Pan-Asian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

We had been dying to try Opium for weeks and when we finally made it down for dinner it did not disappoint. Amazing atmosphere, friendly service, incredible food and even kid friendly with coloring pages and menu for the kids. Vibrant and fun - one of the highlights of our trip. More

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Sophie's @ The Dean DublinSophie's @ The Dean Dublin
683 reviews
Italian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

I didn’t expect much since this was all about the view. However the food at this restaurant was absolutely amazing and I am a pure foodie. I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was staff very friendly and the view excellent, they also had a pretty good wine list. I ordered the fish dish and the sauce made the dish. The dessert was not what I had hoped for but it was decent. Overall a great experience and I will be back for sure. More

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Saba - Clarendon StreetSaba - Clarendon Street
23 reviews
Thai | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Very good vegetarian selection. Lovely flavors. Nice ambiance. More

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Green 19Green 19
109 reviews
Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

It was a great experience! Only wish their menu was extended to include all items all day. More

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Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer StreetFallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street
505 reviews
Contemporary European | South City Centre, Dublin 2

This restaurant never fails in great cuisine. Wines are exceptional. Staff are always very friendly. They accommodate for all tastes. It is also the little touches.... sing you happy birthday and put a candle on your dessert. Love this place. The wine cellar is also brilliant for a night out and excellent food. More

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