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ALT at Wren Urban Nest, Dublin, County Dublin

ALT at Wren Urban Nest

4.1
4.1
26 reviews
€31 to €50
Contemporary European
A charming oasis in the middle of Dublin city, ALT at Wren Urban Nest is a haven for sustainable, creative food, handcrafted cocktails and impeccable coffee, all in a dreamily stylish space.

With a casual menu of light bites and heartier dishes, the food in ALT is packed with fresh, vibrant ingredients that are impeccably sourced from a contact list of local, ethical producers. When food is made with passion, you can taste it in every bite. Our South African Head Chef Ronato, is as passionate, talented, and creates expertly crafted dishes that resemble works of art and are positively bursting with flavour.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 223 4555

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

What 26 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous gem of a restaurant just off Dame Street. Beautifully laid out in Scandinavian style, with very clean lines and really good spacing between tables. Staff are super. From the moment we arrived, we were really well looked after on both occasions. Nothing is too much trouble. They really go the extra mile to please customers. Food here on both occasions that we visited was amazing. Really well cooked with great attention to detail and plenty of it. Definitely nothing stingy about the portion sizes. Starter, mains and desserts were fabulous. I would recommend the Malaysian Fish Curry. It’s glorious, as is the Beef Cheek. Triple chocolate brownie is stunning. I’d say it’s one of the best I’ve had for quite a while. We had cocktails of Negroni and Mojito and were very happy with our experience at Wren Urban Nest. I’m look forward to my next visit here.
  2. K

    Kate

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I’m from Dublin and we just popped in for breakfast ok a weekday morning. Wow, what a gorgeous experience. Exceptional interiors, excellent service and a relaxed european vibe. A really welcome addition to the Dublin dining and hotel scene.
  3. m

    mary123

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great staff, second time there and will return
  4. SS

    SnorkelerShell

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service was really good. Liked the ambience and all of the books. Fish was extremely salty and just didn’t taste good in general.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The only issue was the place was a bit chilly and there was only one toilet for gents. Service and food was great.
  6. F

    Fran

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing customer service from Juss and Alan, and the entire staff. They made sure we were catered for the entire evening. The food and cocktails were sensational!! The ambiance was great and the entire evening was splendid. I would definitely frequent this restaurant and would recommend to others.
  7. A

    Alex

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely spot for a chill dinner with live music on Wednesday eve. Great service and good food.
  8. J

    Jack

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was good but limited menu, only one dessert, Service wasn’t great, however it was a Thursday night and I would expect more staff on at the weekends or busier nights, decor is really cute and cozy, two courses two drinks, a side and a tip came to €100 which is fine but nothing extraordinary for the price you’re paying
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Can't fault the staff, they were lovely. Food wasn't up to much however. The falafels were fine, but my mains of beef cheek was far, far too salty (inedible for most I would gather) and mashed potatoes should not be lumpy nor have skin in it!! My partner asked for steak medium rare but it was overdone. For a main that cost €37 it really should have been cooked to perfection. They did enjoy it though. Overall far too pricy for what it was. Surroundings were beautiful, but it was terribly cold. It really has a lot of potential, but for now I think they need to iron out their teething problems.
  10. MM

    MarianneMcgrath2019

    Bath

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service on arrival was lovely,felt a VIP , barman was very helpful when choosing a cocktail,waiter was lovely also , felt very comfortable even though I was on my own,highly recommend..
  11. BH

    BenH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Would definitely recommend, great decor, friendly service, tasty food, nice atmosphere, good location too for heading out after
  12. JC

    JenniferC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We had such a great experience at Alt. The staff was really friendly and the atmosphere is very nice.
  14. M

    Mary18

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Ate in ALT for the first time on 30th April 2022 before heading to a show. There were plenty of people around and a good atmosphere. The welcome/attention from front of house was excellent and the young woman serving us that evening was extremely pleasant and efficient. My starter portion of mushroom and spinach croquettes was huge (six pieces) while the chicken main meal was substantial and very flavoursome. Wine chosen was also very good. Only slight quibble was that there was not sufficient mushroom and spinach in the croquettes. This may have just been bad luck on my part in getting a batch that had a below average representation of the fillings but if not, I would suggest increase the fillings and reduce the serving to 3/4. Overall a very pleasant experience.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Really lovely place with great decor. We ordered espresso martinis which were delicious, followed by carrot and ginger soup, which was very nice. We ordered the cheese board and coffee after, which was very underwhelming. Overall I'd stick to just drinks here due to the lovely service and ambiance.
  16. HM

    HorseMarine

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our meal. The place is gorgeous and inspiring, music was relaxing, staff was friendly. The meal tasty and localy sourced. Thumbs up for the eco-conscious mission.
  17. AN

    AshleyN

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got a voucher for our engagement present. The food was amazing I would definitely come again.
  18. MD

    MelisD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best service i had in Dublin. Great atmosphere, good and lovely staff. It wasnt too busy and we could relax. It’s so hard to sit in a restaurant more than 1h45m since covid. They were very kind
  19. E

    Eoin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Very nice and friendly staff but all the food was cold. Starter and main came together and both at around room temperature which made it hard to enjoy the experience. The staff did their best by comping drinks but it was €90 for a 1 star food experience.
  20. MM

    MaeveM

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Our waitress was very nice but clearly inexperienced. The ambiance and decor were beautiful, but the service and food were very disappointing. The starters were quite good, but I was extremely disappointed by the main courses. The chicken was very dry and bland. There was a long wait in between courses, and when the selection of ice creams were served, they were both too melted, while having large chunks of ice in the middle. We were also served warm rose and was not offered a taste first. Did not live up to our expectations at all.
  21. LH

    LiamH

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great brunch here. The food was delicious and the cocktails were v tasty. Definitely pop back for some post work drinks.
  22. RS

    RachelS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    We were the only people in the restaurant for lunch on a Saturday which didn't make for mush of an atmosphere unfortunately. The space is lovely but it does somewhat feel like you are "in" a Hotel lobby. The service was fantastic. The staff are exceptionally lovely and attentive. The food was less than mediocre with everything looking and tasking like it had come put of a fryer that could use an oil change. It was nicely presented though. Disappointing as a result.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Very rare for me to write a review like this, but unfortunately my experience was so bad I feel compelled to write it as I experienced it. Booked a table for 2 @8pm Sat night. Got a call later to ask if it was possible to move it up an hour to accommodate some needed maintenance in the kitchen. OK I said, no worries. Arrive at 7pm, two other busy tables but no one has food as yet being served to anyone. Place our drinks and food orders (prematurely perhaps but order a €55 half bottle of champagne to celebrate a special occasion). Starters appear after about 30 minutes. Bit long waiting but OK. Main course of "Monkfish Stew" and a braised cheek of beef eventually arrive around 8:40pm. Remember we arrived an hour earlier than I booked to accommodate "maintenance". No explanation, no apology, nothing. The food was very disappointing, the Monkfish Stew was dry, mostly rice and thrown together in a bowl. My beef was likewise dry. We couldn't eat it. We cancelled our dessert rather than being put through the igmonany of waiting another half hour for it. At no time was an explanation or apology offered until I called for the bill. A very kind waitress (not our original waiter or indeed the floor manager) apologised profusely, offered a 20% discount for the poor service, and declined the offer of a tip. She was the one good thing that happened that whole evening. Otherwise it was a complete disaster of a special occcasion. Something bad was happening no doubt in the back but it wasn't even a particularly busy evening and could have been at least explained to us. Expensive, overrated, badly run, and poor, unimaginative food. Which is a complete and utter shame given the nice Nordic decor and vibey ambience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Slow service but excellent food worth the wait.
  25. MM

    MaryM

    Wexford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was our first visit to the Wren. Loved it. A very stylish 'funky' eco friendly hotel. It is located 'off' Grafton Street - a very central location and close to shops and bars. While I understand the beds a like 'nests' our bedroom was clean and very functional for our 2-day visit. Check in and check out very efficient. Staff VERY friendly. We will return.
  26. r

    ritas

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem, absolutely gorgeous place and the staff is so nice and friendly Food is great as well :)

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ALT at Wren Urban Nest is rated 4.1 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for ALT at Wren Urban Nest

9-17 SAINT ANDREW'S LANE, Dublin, County Dublin D02 P9K0

Additional information

  • Area

    Dame Street

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine

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