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The Ivy Dawson Street
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British | South City Centre
Isabelle's
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International | South City Centre
FIRE Restaurant and Lounge
(1423)
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Steak | South City Centre
Pichet
(789)
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Contemporary European | South City Centre
SOLE Seafood & Grill
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Seafood | South William Street
Fade Street Social - The Restaurant
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Irish | South City Centre
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The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne HotelThe Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel
263 reviews
Afternoon Tea | South City Centre, Dublin 2

The friendly staff made the experience a memorable time. More

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

Authentic, excellent experience, looked after by professional staff. More

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Afternoon Tea at Brown Thomas by Johnnie CookeAfternoon Tea at Brown Thomas by Johnnie Cooke
2 reviews
Afternoon Tea | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Had a fabulous afternoon. The service was lovely, staff were kind and very attentive. The food was delicious. Had cocktails which were amazing More

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

Soooooooooooo nice. From the moment we arrived until we left we had an amazing time. Upon arrival we were greeted with a great welcome by two lovely friendly girls on the front desk. We were shown to our table and our lovely waiters greeted us and were extremely nice. Our food was beyond amazing and the staff surprised us by presenting us with chocolates and a glass of fizz for our anniversary. I’m looking forward to visiting again soon and highly recommend Shanahan’s to everyone looking for an amazing night out. More

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Dolce SicilyDolce Sicily
22 reviews
Italian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Great wine & food. Best Service More

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

We visited The Larder for our 2nd wedding Anniversary and I’m so glad we did. Being a quiet Monday we had the choice of seats and we picked the window seat, which was so cosy, looking at a rainy evening go by in Dublin. The staff we’re very friendly and relaxed. Some nice tunes playing in the background set a very chilled and ambient atmosphere. We went for the early bird menu, which had a great selection at a really good price. Food was served very quickly and I have to say tasted amazing. Crayfish starter followed by an amazingly creamy Gnocchi dish, all washed down by a very, very nice glass of Pinot Noir. Quite stuffed, so ended up sharing a desert....Ladies of Seville, YUM !! So happy to find this little gem. Will definitely be going back to work my way through the menu !! More

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

A place we have been planning to go to for ages. So our first experience was wow. From first entering the place we were looked after from start to finish. Everything about the experience was first class but most importantly the food. This will not be our last time to visit More

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Sophie's @ The Dean DublinSophie's @ The Dean Dublin
1138 reviews
Italian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Fantastic service, great food, unique setting, recommend for a celebration or special occasion. More

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

First time back in Opium in many months. So impressed with the whole experience. Very warmly welcomed by a lovely gentleman and the service continued to this high level throughout by Marina . The perfect balance of warm and professional. Food was delicious and plentiful especially desserts. Well done guys!! We will be back very soon! More

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DarwinsDarwins
12 reviews
Steakhouse | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Lovely welcome. Romantic table for two. 10/10 for presentation of food. We both had soup to start. Delicious. My hubby asked for more bread because it was so morish. He had the steak next which was cooked to perfection. He couldn’t finish it all (probably due to the bread). I had duo of fish. Faultless. So tasty. Friendly attentive staff. Reasonable priced. Definitely recommend it. More

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

Friendly service, lovely relaxed atmosphere, great value set menu, beautiful food. Perfect More

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

The service was excellent and the food was good. Portions were quite large and at a good price. The music was quite loud though so it made conversation a bit difficult. More

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

Amazing bar man! Super service and hosting. Cocktails were great! Fun atmosphere! Looked after us for the whole night and was much appreciated. Will be back! More

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

Lovely food, good range of food choices, great location. Excellent friendly service that’s adhered to my dietary requirements without any issues More

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

Birthday I would definitely return great for a group lovely food Nd great value More

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FIRE Restaurant and LoungeFIRE Restaurant and Lounge
1084 reviews
Steak | South City Centre, Dublin 2

It was my friend’s big birthday and I wanted to take her somewhere special to mark the occasion. Great welcome, great and knowledgeable staff and oh wow the best rib-eye (my fave) steak I’ve eaten in Dublin without a doubt and I’ve eaten a lot of steaks in Dublin! Juicy, marbled, cooked to medium perfection! My friend isn’t a dessert eater, I tried and failed but our lovely waitress brought her a lil dessert complete with a happy birthday message written in chocolate and a candle! Perfect touch - thank you so much. I would recommend Fire for occasions or everyday dining just because of the superb service & food, I’d pay a bit more for this. More

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

Fallon & Byrne is one of our favorite venues in Dublin City. We have been for lunch pre-theater & dinner & never disappointed. They have a wide choice to choose from which offers a fixed menu or A La Carte. The food is gorgeous & the staff are wonderful. The ambiance is very relaxing & the decor is old world. This is a great place for visitors to Ireland or locals alike. You won't be disappointed!!!!! More

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

Excellent customer service. Our waitress was attentive. Delicious food. Ambience was perfect. Shows this place has great management. More

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

Drury buildings has managed to create a great balance between good food and good value in a very nice environment. More

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

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The most delicious food we had in Dublin so far with a very pleasant and professional service. I could not recommend this place more. More

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

Great from Start to finish, waitress was great , very patient with our indecisive group of 6, slight delay with some beverage orders but 1 we were having a great time and did not mind and 2 it was a very busy day , Easter Sunday More

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

Great staff, lovely place, food was very good but we felt it was a little too pricey More

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

Went there after a drinking session at the Jameson Distillary, so needed a proper hearty meal to soak up the alcohol and continue the amazing atmosphere of Dublin, thats exactly what we got. We were treated warmly by the staff at Sheehans, made to feel very welcome. The service is what you would expect of a place in the center of Dublin, felt more like you were at your own local but better. The food was the highlight, I havn't eaten traditional food (the stew) like that in a while, reminded me of how my grandad used to make it. Despite the place being busy for a week day early evening, we really felt that they managed to serve us well and promptly. Would recommend anyone visit here while in Dublin especially if your looking for quality traditional food and an atmosphere without the tourism of Temple Bar. More

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The Ivy Dawson StreetThe Ivy Dawson Street
1902 reviews
British | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Lovely experience fantastic brunch. Chocolate bombe delish More

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

Menu has a nice selection of food that offers an interesting take on traditional favourites. Trendy & comfortable surroundings - don’t be put off by fact seating & tables seem more suited to lounging than eating, they work for some reason (maybe that seat to table height ratio is just right?) Dealt with our food intolerance issue with respect, understanding & intelligence: remarkable as issues with allium (onion, garlic etc.) less widely acknowledged than most. Great service & atmosphere. Set to become one of our favourite places to take friends & family in Dublin. More

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Coppinger RowCoppinger Row
19 reviews
Mediterranean | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Amazing brunch food, nice staff and great ambience! More

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SushidaSushida
6 reviews
Sushi | South City Centre, Dublin 2

very friendly, quick service. food was brought out quickly even though it was busy. staff were very attentive More

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

Best steak I have had in Ireland. Excellent service More

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

Very helpful and caring staff. Food was tasty. Overall pleasant experience. More

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GertrudeGertrude
49 reviews
Comfort Food | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Gertrude is a nice coffee/restaurant in Dublin City center. Accessible, well organised and with a good food selection. I appreciated different combinations of ingredients, the lamb burger was exceptional and the desserts were interesting. We will go back.. More

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This is a perfect location serving a perfect Irish stew! More

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

Good meal and excellent service! More

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FeastFeast
31 reviews
European | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Lovely space good food friendly if not well trained staff More

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GaudensGaudens
1 review
European | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Excellent meal, and very wiling to accommodate food intolerances! The ribeye and a glass of Pinotage were perfect. More

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Camden RotisserieCamden Rotisserie
4 reviews
Barbecue | South City Centre, Dublin 2

A nice relaxed vibe. Garlic bread and wings were both lovely, the buffalo sauce was just slightly too hot for us but the meat was delicious. It's a bit pricey for what it is, and the service was okay but nothing special. Will definitely come back to try other flavours of wings. More

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

For a last minute reservation on New year's eve, it was perfect. The restaurant was set up in a way that provided a festive atmosphere. The food was good and there was a fairly good choice on the set menu for the night that it was. No complaints More

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

Great dinner and fabulous oysters! More

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

I went to l'Gueuleton many years ago. The waiter was awfully impolite and frankly left a bad impression. I’m glad I gave it another try. When I booked I asked for a quiet table. I’m hard of hearing and sometimes most restaurants they don’t even entertain my request. The restaurant manager was very well determined to give me the best table and offered to try and change if needed. However, we ended up sitting outside as it was a lovely spring day. The food was amazing. My mind was blown away by the simplicity of the menu and the sophistication of flavours. I will go back. This has the best restaurant in Dublin right now. More

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

Very happy with the quality of food and wine! Will definitely be back. More

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

Nice attentive service during the meal. Food was excellent , fresh and hot as it should be. We both were surprised at the quality of the food given that hotel food generally has a poor reputation. We would highly recommend the Stir Restaurant to fellow diners who want quality, freshness and good service. Well done and keep up the good work!! More

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

Opening its doors in the heart of Dublin City on Exchequer Street in 2010, The Green Hen is a French-style Bistro, offering classic dishes in a relaxed atmosphere with a unique ambience. The restaurant is situated over two floors both each with it's 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!​ Come and join us and enjoy the unique ambiance and great customer service that everyone is talking about at The Green Hen. More

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

Overall I really enjoyed the afternoon tea in the Radisson. However, I booked through Open Table and unfortunately when I arrived I was told I had no reservation. A lovely female worker made it her business to find out exactly what was going on (I feel Open Table hadn't been checked for that day and therefore the reservation was not put into their reservations). Once everything was clarified- we were treated so well with such a high level of service. Everything from the food, prosecco, tea/ coffee was lovely. My partner was awkward with his requests asking for things that were not a part of the fixed menu and they obliged him without any issues. The hotel was extremely busy and there was a private party taking place near us- however, all staff members were on top form and served our table with impressive timing and professionalism. I was very impressed with all of the staff and obviously the only critique was- they need to check their Open Table reservations everyday. More

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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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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

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

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

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

It was a cold, wet, windy night, but the atmosphere in Industry & Co was warm and festive. The place was buzzing by 9pm. There is a small menu, which I prefer, and everything was delicious. We had a couple of bottles of wine (gulp) and three courses and the bill was 124 euro, so excellent value. Would highly recommend. More

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JuanitosJuanitos
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American | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Welcome to Juanitos, we serve soul food, LA style in the heart of Dublin! Amigos, enemigos and lovers welcome!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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The WorkshopThe Workshop
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Gastro Pub | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Located on Georges quay, a stones throw from Tara street Dart station, the Workshop, formerly known as Kennedy's is Dublin's newest, newly renovated "cosy & chic" gastropub. The lively downstairs bar is available to both drinkers and diners alike. A walk up our staircase leads to our intimate Peppercorn Room overlooking the Liffey river, where reservations are welcome and recommended.More

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
263 reviews
Afternoon Tea | South City Centre, Dublin 2

The friendly staff made the experience a memorable time. More

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

Authentic, excellent experience, looked after by professional staff. More

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

We visited The Larder for our 2nd wedding Anniversary and I’m so glad we did. Being a quiet Monday we had the choice of seats and we picked the window seat, which was so cosy, looking at a rainy evening go by in Dublin. The staff we’re very friendly and relaxed. Some nice tunes playing in the background set a very chilled and ambient atmosphere. We went for the early bird menu, which had a great selection at a really good price. Food was served very quickly and I have to say tasted amazing. Crayfish starter followed by an amazingly creamy Gnocchi dish, all washed down by a very, very nice glass of Pinot Noir. Quite stuffed, so ended up sharing a desert....Ladies of Seville, YUM !! So happy to find this little gem. Will definitely be going back to work my way through the menu !! More

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

First time back in Opium in many months. So impressed with the whole experience. Very warmly welcomed by a lovely gentleman and the service continued to this high level throughout by Marina . The perfect balance of warm and professional. Food was delicious and plentiful especially desserts. Well done guys!! We will be back very soon! More

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

A place we have been planning to go to for ages. So our first experience was wow. From first entering the place we were looked after from start to finish. Everything about the experience was first class but most importantly the food. This will not be our last time to visit More

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Dolce SicilyDolce Sicily
22 reviews
Italian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Great wine & food. Best Service More

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Sophie's @ The Dean DublinSophie's @ The Dean Dublin
1138 reviews
Italian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Fantastic service, great food, unique setting, recommend for a celebration or special occasion. More

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

The service was excellent and the food was good. Portions were quite large and at a good price. The music was quite loud though so it made conversation a bit difficult. More

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

Excellent customer service. Our waitress was attentive. Delicious food. Ambience was perfect. Shows this place has great management. More

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

Friendly service, lovely relaxed atmosphere, great value set menu, beautiful food. Perfect More

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