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

Came to Dublin with my college aged daughter after her study abroad in England. The Shelbourne was beautifully decorated for Christmas and there was a piano player playing through the duration of our tea. Had a beautiful traditional tea which was absolutely wonderful! Delicious and elegant! The staff was incredible too! Accommodating and attentive with not a hint of pretentiousness. I would highly recommend tea at the Shelbourne for a lovely Irish experience! More

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

From pre-dinner cocktails in the Oval office through to putting our coats on to leave at the end of the evening the experience at Shanahans was luxurious. The staff are friendly, helpful and unintrusive and the food was wonderful. An evening in Shanahans is something everyone should enjoy at least one. More

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

Very good staff. Thank you very much for a very nice evening More

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

We had a lovely birthday meal. Quality and presentation of food was excellent, our waiter could answer all questions and was very friendly and service was prompt but we never felt rushed. terrific value !!! More

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

Lovely location. Lovely food. Great cocktails which include mocktails for the designated driver. Staff very efficient and helpful. Good variety on the menu which caters for all needs, tastes and tolerances. More

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

A credit to Dublin this fantastic Hotel in the heart of the City is up there amongst the most Iconic Grand Hotels in the World. The restaurants are fantabulous and the service is beyond compare. More

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OpiumOpium
140 reviews
Pan-Asian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Amazing food and service. Staff were extremely friendly and turned off flasing lights on A Christams decoration when we asked. Will defiantly return. More

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Sheehans PubSheehans Pub
3 reviews
Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Excellent Irish stew! Really enjoyed. More

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

I was there for my team Christmas party, seven of us, on December 6. Excellent, in every way. Great service, great food. Thumbs up from everybody around the table. More

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

Our group had a tasty, fixed price Christmas menu with good choice. Service was friendly, considerate and very prompt. Our group of seven was delighted with the choice of venue and had a wonderful evening. One member of the group with special dietary requirements was perfectly catered for with no fuss. I would definitely book again. More

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Industry & CoIndustry & Co
2 reviews
Middle Eastern | South City Centre, Dublin 2

We had a wonderful evening. The food was delicious and was incredibly well priced. The service was super friendly, unhurried and personal, and the ambience was really lovely. I’d recommend to anyone, Dubliners and visitors alike. More

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

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Staff were excellent and the food was delicious. The Maitre Di was very entertaining but excellent with clients and staff. Thoroughly enjoyable meal, ambience and we will definitely be returning. More

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

Came here after my sons graduation. Lovely as always. My go to for celebrations in the city centre. More

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

Wonderful friendly staff, super host. We had most enjoyable evening. Between watching the rugby on the phone and enjoying our food, couldn’t have been in a better venue! Anytime I’ve been at Saba you are always made feel a special guest. More

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FeastFeast
3 reviews
European | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Feast had really good food, and a cool decor /vibe. Although, it would be nice if the staff could discuss the paintings considering the dual functionality as a gallery / event space. Over-all it was a nice experience and i'll definitely return. More

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

Pacino's have managed to maintain a high standard over many years, which is why I - and other family members - return time and time again. More

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Sisu IzakayaSisu Izakaya
2 reviews
Japanese | South City Centre, Dublin 2

We had a pre Christmas party meal with our team and couldn’t have picked a nicer place. We all will definitely be back. More

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

We went with the early bird menu, but as a vegetarian that eats fish, but does not eat mushrooms and there was no main course that suited me. However, on request they were able to remove the mushrooms from the vegetarian dish to suit me, but unfortunately the resulting dish was bland. More

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

Wonderful visit to Fire on a friend’s recommendation. Food, service and atmosphere were outstanding. More

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

We have been numerous times to this Restaurant and continue to go back due to the quality of food, restaurant, service and great cocktails! The menu is quite small, however, there is something for everyone on it. We intend to return soon! More

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

Really lively, great atmosphere, service especially in upstairs bar excellent. Food grand only, but still hugely enjoyed our visit. More

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

Great menu choices for both food and wine. All night early bird menu is very good value for money! More

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

Delicious food and great service, would definitely go again More

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

Very nice - fantastic food on a busy night. Lovely room. More

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

Very helpful staff. They decorated the table lovely for my friends hen and it was all set up for when we arrived. She was so delighted with the surprise. So happy with the service. More

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The Ivy Dawson StreetThe Ivy Dawson Street
1078 reviews
British | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Good food. Good portion size. Nice atmosphere. Good service. Reasonable pricing. More

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

I love this place. It’s a one stop shop. You can have a gorgeous meal and then it’s drinking and dancing after the kitchen closes. It’s great for romantic meals early and friends meals that go on late. Food’s great, service is well timed. Especially as there was 6 of us who hadn’t all been together in ages - we were probably annoying as hell. More

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DarwinsDarwins
9 reviews
Steakhouse | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Great place! One of my favourite restaurants in Dublin! I was there with a group to celebrate a special occasion and they went out of their way to make me feel special. Thanks guys! More

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SushidaSushida
1 review
Sushi | South City Centre, Dublin 2

We had a fantastic experience in Sushida with some tapas and a couple of bowls of ramen. All three tapas were incredible, we had the salmon tartar, tuna tartar, and tempura veg, with beef ramen and pork ramen. 5 stars all around - simply the best Japanese style restaurant in Dublin More

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Boulevard CafeBoulevard Cafe
20 reviews
Mediterranean | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Very enjoyable. More

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The GraysonThe Grayson
90 reviews
International | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Excellent lunch in superb venue. Very good value, attentitive staff and lovely atmosphere. More

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Isabelle'sIsabelle's
6 reviews
International | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Pizza was one of the best i’v ever had! Waiter was so attentive and recommended a lovely wine. Will definitely be back many times!! More

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Catch-22Catch-22
3 reviews
Fish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

I can definitely recommend this restaurant. The quality of seafood is good, and how to cook is also good. Waitress or waiter always run for quick service. You should visit this restaurant, if you want to Irish seafood and local dishes. More

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

Really enjoyable dinner. Lovely room with nice atmosphere. Starters were good and had gorgeous duck, ordered sides also shared a dessert. Staff were all really friendly and would we definitely return. More

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AltamiraAltamira
2 reviews
Italian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Best Italian restaurant I've tried in Dublin, the risotto was cooked to perfection and cocktails were delicious. Loved the service and the atmosphere and will go back for sure when craving authentic Italian food. More

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

Restaurant was empty, which was as well because they had no knowledge of our booking. Three of us had the tapas selection and one the sea bass. Food was good, some of it very good. Pianist was not so good, but we didn’t have the heart to give him 20€ to stop playing. Wine was reasonably priced given the quality. Thought the place would have been more popular given the quality, but the waiter told us the previous evening had been very busy. More

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

The food was delicious, well presented and full of lovely flavours. More

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GaudensGaudens
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European | South City Centre, Dublin 2

A dinner date with history…

Introducing Gaudens restaurant taking its inspiration from Augustus Saint Gaudens a talented sculptor renowned for many monuments and mint & coin work. This intimate restaurant offers views of the Iconic Grand Canal in Dublin city centre.

Our menu is constantly evolving, its secrets and surprises designed to thrill and excite your taste buds. Gaudens restaurant has an innate ability to enchant the guest. Feel the evening come to life as you dine, this is where you’ll find the new experiences you seek. Book today... 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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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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Morocco Gate - Special DningMorocco Gate - Special Dning
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Moroccan | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Restaurant “Morocco Gate” is inspired by the rich and beautiful country of Morocco that we thought to bring that beauty to Ireland, our restaurant offers a relaxed and beautiful Moroccan ambience that you feel as if you are in Morocco but you are here in Ireland.

By using only, the finest Moroccan ingredients we offer you a fusion of delicious and healthy Moroccan food to cater to all dietary requirements which are served on hand-crafted crockery brought all the way from Morocco. We offer an extensive array of dishes that can be made flexible according to dietary requirements so that won’t miss out an any of the delicious we food that we have to offer.More

Morocco Gate - Aungier StreetMorocco Gate - Aungier Street
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Moroccan | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Restaurant “Morocco Gate” is inspired by the rich and beautiful country of Morocco that we thought to bring that beauty to Ireland, our restaurant offers a relaxed and beautiful Moroccan ambience that you feel as if you are in Morocco but you are here in Ireland. By using only, the finest Moroccan ingredients we offer you a fusion of delicious and healthy Moroccan food to cater to all dietary requirements which are served on hand-crafted crockery brought all the way from Morocco. We offer an extensive array of dishes that can be made flexible according to dietary requirements so that won’t miss out an any of the delicious we food that we have to offer.More

GertrudeGertrude
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Comfort Food | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Gertrude is an all day diner with a focus on great food, coffee and wine. It’s core customers are people who are seeking a space to socialise and meet their friends, family and colleagues any day of the week in a relaxed and informal setting.More

Feast - Golden Lane Group DiningFeast - Golden Lane Group Dining
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European | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Top class food, made to stun eyes and please your taste.More

Afternoon Tea at Radisson BluAfternoon Tea at Radisson Blu
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Afternoon Tea | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Welcome to Afternoon Tea at Radisson Blu, we look forward to serving you. More

V'n V RestaurantV'n V Restaurant
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Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

V'nV Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin provides a timeless, elegant atmosphere for guests to dine. Seasonal menus are created by Executive Chef, Tommy Butler, highlighting local produce and seasonal ingredients. More

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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South City Centre Diners' Choice Winners

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
243 reviews
Afternoon Tea | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Came to Dublin with my college aged daughter after her study abroad in England. The Shelbourne was beautifully decorated for Christmas and there was a piano player playing through the duration of our tea. Had a beautiful traditional tea which was absolutely wonderful! Delicious and elegant! The staff was incredible too! Accommodating and attentive with not a hint of pretentiousness. I would highly recommend tea at the Shelbourne for a lovely Irish experience! More

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

From pre-dinner cocktails in the Oval office through to putting our coats on to leave at the end of the evening the experience at Shanahans was luxurious. The staff are friendly, helpful and unintrusive and the food was wonderful. An evening in Shanahans is something everyone should enjoy at least one. More

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

Very good staff. Thank you very much for a very nice evening More

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

A credit to Dublin this fantastic Hotel in the heart of the City is up there amongst the most Iconic Grand Hotels in the World. The restaurants are fantabulous and the service is beyond compare. More

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

We had a lovely birthday meal. Quality and presentation of food was excellent, our waiter could answer all questions and was very friendly and service was prompt but we never felt rushed. terrific value !!! More

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

Lovely location. Lovely food. Great cocktails which include mocktails for the designated driver. Staff very efficient and helpful. Good variety on the menu which caters for all needs, tastes and tolerances. More

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

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Staff were excellent and the food was delicious. The Maitre Di was very entertaining but excellent with clients and staff. Thoroughly enjoyable meal, ambience and we will definitely be returning. More

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OpiumOpium
140 reviews
Pan-Asian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Amazing food and service. Staff were extremely friendly and turned off flasing lights on A Christams decoration when we asked. Will defiantly return. More

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

I was there for my team Christmas party, seven of us, on December 6. Excellent, in every way. Great service, great food. Thumbs up from everybody around the table. More

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

Our group had a tasty, fixed price Christmas menu with good choice. Service was friendly, considerate and very prompt. Our group of seven was delighted with the choice of venue and had a wonderful evening. One member of the group with special dietary requirements was perfectly catered for with no fuss. I would definitely book again. More

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